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Libraries for Speech
Recognition with Voice 2
Use this file
to restore the original list of alias names that improve voice
recognition. Save the Text File to Disk and open it with
"Files/Import..." on the Callarama Menu.
Default Alias for Version 1.22
Valuable Advice from Jim Mayo
article about how to use choreography software, as published in American
Square Dance Magazine (PDF 26 KB)
calling features in Callarama have been developed in cooperation with Hal Barnes,
based on his recently revised textbook Asymmetric Mechanics 2
which can be downloaded for free from www.halbarnes.com
(look for "Caller Corner" on this website).
As an introduction to asymmetric
calling with Callarama, Hal has contributed these 2 papers that can be
Guided Tour 1
-PDF (400 KB)
Guided Tour 2 -PDF (5.35 MB)
The Hal Barnes choreo collection in
Callarama has been updated to complement the revised textbook.
Thank you, Hal, for your support and
for this wonderful material!
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Callarama.Net?
Callarama.Net (in Callarama Version 1.26 and higher)
connects 2 or more Callarama users through an internet server and
allows them to ‘call’ to a square that is synchronized in all
participating applications. It can simulate the situation where 2 or
more callers alternate giving commands to a set of real dancers.
Participating computers must be connected to the
internet. Callarama.Net uses the Microsoft Inet libraries to
transmit the commands that are given to the Callarama application by
voice, mouse or keyboard entry in code. Security and antivirus
features may identify this connection as suspicious. It may be
necessary to manually unblock the feature on a participating
computer. There is no tangible risk because Callarama transmits and
accepts only very short strings of code.
In order to communicate verbally and visually,
participating callers must use a separate communication method such
as telephone or Skype.
- Can I use Callarama on a Mac?
Yes, if you install a program
that supports Windows. I have been informed of excellent results
running Callarama and other Windows-based Square Dance Programs with
the Parallels 6 Desktop.
Callarama Does Not Fit Into My Monitor Or
The program requires a screen resolution of 800 by 600 or larger.
1024 by 768 is recommended and required in order to use the
Rectangle display and the large screen
option where all call labels MS through A 2 are displayed.
On a Notebook or MacBook the vertical space may be
limited, and the Callarama window may be clipped like this:
Solution A: Make sure, the size of text and icons in
"Control Panel/Ease of Access" is set to 100%. If possible, increase your screen resolution (right-click on an
empty spot on your screen, select "Properties" and in the "Settings"
tab move the slider to 1024 by 768 or higher).
On a Notebook/MacBook or if you want to keep the 600 vertical
resolution, auto-hide the task bar (right-click on the green "Start" button,
select "Properties", and in the "Taskbar" tab select "Auto-hide").
In Version 1.11 and higher, you can move the Callarama window to a
somewhat higher position that allows you to access the features at
the bottom. This does not work on Windows 7 or higher. Select "Screen" from the Callarama menu and follow
instructions. Please download the Demo and check out how this works
on your notebook.
- Can I Use Callarama With A Common Database
On A Network?
This question has been asked by users who want to create custom
modules etc. and access them from different computers on a network.
This can be set up as follows:
Install the full program on both computers. Decide where to maintain
the file "C:\Program
Files\Callarama\Callbase.dat" as the database that
will be commonly used (it can also be in a 3d location, e.g. a
server). Whenever the program starts on one of the computers it will
revert to the local "Callbase.dat"
file to verify the license. If the designated database is somewhere
else, go to "File/Open" on the menu and switch. The local "Callbase.dat"
file must stay in place because you cannot start the program without
Links To Other Choreography Resources On The
Your source of music and print. Thanks for providing
material for the Callarama Choreo Collection. You can purchase Callarama
Vic Ceder's bottomless supply of choreography and other Square Dance
information. One of the few places where you find 6-Couple (Rectangle)
Thanks to Andy Shore for letting us include his 500 Singing Calls in our Choreo
Collection. For more material, visit his website!
www.square-dancing-deutsch.de German language website of Rudi
Mennes -he taught us to dance in 1978 and has always been a good friend.
www.squaredancing.com Extensive collection of resources and