If you are just trying to export the image, don't use export, use a direct 

1) Go to a sign in the Sign Puddle.

2) Click Customize Sign

3) The sign will appear above the picture. 

4) Don't change any informaiton. 

4) Right click on the picture and go to Copy (Copiar)

5) Paste into your document.   This does not carry a black backround into Word 
or other documents.  I don't know what it does with Corel draw, but it works for 


From: Eda AMORim <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Thu, January 20, 2011 1:58:03 PM
Subject: Re: How to Copy Signs from SignPuddle to your computer

Val, I did this procedure.
I saved the image in a folder and open the CorelDRAW12, also in Word.
But whatever program I import the image, 'if I select the transparent option is 
saved it with that black background.

Eda Amorim
Val, fiz esse procedimento.
Salvei a imagem em uma pasta e abri no CorelDRAW12, também no Word.
Mas independente do programa que importo a imagem, ´se escolho a opção 
transparente ela é salva com esse fundo preto.
Eda Amorim

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Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 10:47:17 -0800
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Subject: Re: How to Copy Signs from SignPuddle to your computer
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SignWriting List
January 20, 2011
On Jan 20, 2011, at 9:59 AM, Eda AMORim wrote:
> Val, thanks for the explanation. I managed to do and it worked. But I have a 
>question about it. When using the option (Clear)it gives me an image with dark 
>background see attached image. Doubt, it is possible to save with transparent 

Hello Eda - Yes, I see your diagram...what program did you paste the image into, 
that gave you that transparent background in black like that? The transparency 
came in black instead of clear, I believe... Steve - Do you have any idea? I can 
test it with different programs as to when it comes in black and when it comes 
in clear - it is not consistent...I remember sometimes I could get it to work 
and sometimes not... Val ;-) Valerie Sutton SignWriting List moderator 
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