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Tiger Software Suite 8 (TSS)

$195 $595

New Features:

  1. Word and Excel Add-in Enhancements:
    1. Customizable UEB Grade 2 tables
    2. Reformatting of page layout and profile settings in Word and Excel.
    3. Update to Liblouis 3.21.0, and updates in Math translations, too.
    4. Braille36 fonts instead of Braille29 fonts
  2. Tiger Designer:
    • Open PDF
    • Color Printing
    • Enhanced Pattern Tool
  3. Rogue support

What’s new in TSS8? TSS8 News Release

Tiger Software Suite provides you with everything you need to utilize your ViewPlus embosser to its full potential. Translate text to Braille directly with VP Formatter and generate industry leading tactile graphics with Tiger Designer. No matter your project, Tiger Software Suite will make you look like a pro for all your Braille needs.

Version 8.1.5

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What’s New

Word and Excel Add-In Enhancements:

1.     Customizable UEB Grade 2 contraction tables are available so users can enable and disable certain contractions when learning.

  • Entry mask is provided when choosing English (Unified) Grade 2 under Braille settings in Tiger profile settings
  • Learning tables so you can enable and disable certain contractions

2.     Reformatting of page layout to settings of current Tiger Profile and reformatting text font to Braille font in correct size.  

  • Tiger ribbon in Word: Apply Braille Template – button on Tiger Ribbon in Translate section   
    • Use to quickly reformat BRF files, that were created from Duxbury DBT for example, for printing from Word (graphics can be inserted before printing).
  • Tiger ribbon in Word and Excel: Open – button next to current Tiger profile name in Profile Settings section
    • Open profile settings dialog instead of using little corner icon at bottom right of ribbon section. 

3.     Update to Liblouis 3.21.0, and updates in Math translations.

4.     Braille36 fonts instead of Braille29 fonts 

  • ViewPlus fonts are leveraged across all platforms and operating systems, so users can choose the best fit from native printer drivers on Windows, Mac and Linux, plus mobile printing with text-to-braille on the fly through WIFI or Bluetooth using Tiger Box. Braille36 replaced Braille29 as default after finding better OS interoperability between Windows, Mac and Linux with new font.  Experience graphic designers can use the application they are most familiar with (e.g. Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw) and print directly.

Tiger Designer: 

1.     Open or import PDFs easily adjusting size, snap & rotation with braille text recognition.

  • It correctly recognizes braille fonts and renders graphics to any of our printers
  • It enables to open pre-existing material, even material created for other technologies, like PIAF or swell paper. For example content found in the APH Tactile Image Library can be targeted to any ViewPlus embosser.

2.     Pattern Editor provides more default patterns to choose from and an intuitive user interface when using the pattern fill tool. 

  • More default patterns to choose from. More intuitive user interface when using pattern fill tool.
  • Possibility to assign tactile patterns to specific colors and applying this color mapping (saved in tactile fill library) automatically when printing to ViewPlus Columbia, Delta, or Rogue. 

3.     Ink printing is possible to any mainstream color printer.

  • In File -> Print dialog choose any mainstream color printer to create color print from ink page of current document.
  • Enhancement and ease of use when printing on color printer first and then combining with embosser output on the same sheet of paper. 

Rogue support 

  • Compatible to VP Rogue PRN files (not possible to print Rogue PRN from Tiger Designer in TSS 7, but save as TDSX, then printing to Rogue works)
  • Printing VP Max PRN files to Rogue directly



TSS provides powerful Braille translation with intuitive controls directly from Microsoft Word and Excel. Complete with graphics editing software and full ink support, TSS provides everything you need to utilize VP embossers to their fullest potential. Starting with TSS v7.0, TSS is available as a yearly subscription including any updates in addition to the standard perpetual license (one perpetual license complementary with embosser purchase). Perpetual licenses will require paid upgrades while subscription licenses will support future new releases.

VP Formatter

Quickly translate text to Braille and convert images to Tactile Graphics using an add-in to Microsoft Word and Excel. The VP Formatter provides expert level output with easy to use controls. With the VP Formatter you can emboss your document as seen on the screen with a single click of the mouse. For maximum control generate unlimited custom settings and reload them anytime with the touch of a button.

Tiger Designer

In Tiger Designer you can utilize your ViewPlus embosser’s 8 dot heights to edit and generate world-class tactile graphics. Quickly convert existing images or generate unique tactile graphics using easy-to-use tools.

VP Translator

Have a PowerPoint or a Text file? How about a website or other Windows application? The VP Translator can convert your text into Braille based on your preferred settings then quickly send your document to your ViewPlus embosser.

Download TSS 8.0 Manual Product Sheet

Operating System: Windows 7, 8 (32- and 64-bit), 8.1 (32- and 64-bit), 10 (32- and 64-bit), 11 (32- and 64-bit)
Microsoft Office Versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 (32- and 64-bit)
Memory Requirements: 1GB Minimum
Storage Requirements: 64 MB
Minimum Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Languages Supported: German, Spanish, Polish, French, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Russian, Norwegian, Italian