SignWriting List
October 19, 2011

Hello Jonathan, Bill and Andre -

Our electricity returned in my office and I very happily turned all my computers back on - amazing how dependent we are on electricity!

I just followed your instructions, Jonathan, and it worked...very happy!

SignWriter Studio is a good program - It has a future and if you can get the import from SignPuddle to work we will use it daily as a desktop alternative and it adds some new features that I really like - I love the rotation wheels for the symbols and how you can click on a rotation in the wheel and see the rotation of the symbol - a very visual way to teach about our 8 rotations and flops - thank you for understanding our system so well -

Regarding my problems starting the program...the funny part to this story is that I did get very close before...I opened the Modules/Dictionary before...but I didn't realize one small thing - to press the ENTER or RETURN key - now - don't laugh at me, everyone - but I never thought of it and so of course I was not able to search - ha!

So I wonder if you could place a Search button on the screen next to the Gloss search fields? that says Search Dictionary, or something like that - that would be the equivalent of the ENTER key, in case someone doesn't realize there is data in there...both should work - the Enter key and the Search button.

That is different than your SignSearch button that doesn't seem to work right now - what does the SignSearch button represent?

Plus I would add, if you could, that a dictionary module that has data in it, opens by default to the all the data being listed, as if the user had already pushed the ENTER button..that would give people immediate access to the all the data and would make SignWriter Studio feel like a more accessible program - more user friendly -

I wish we could make the dictionary window smaller but still have it open, so we have access to the desktop too, while the dictionary window is open - I am not as savvy with Windows but on the Mac we can make Windows smaller and have many windows open - I am sure you have that too, but I could only get it to be big, or close, or go down in a Dock, but not be simply a smaller window - when the documents section can function, can we have both the dictionary and document windows open side by side?

Keep up the good work!

Val ;-)

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On Oct 19, 2011, at 12:49 PM, Jonathan wrote:



On 19/10/2011 9:31 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">SignWriting List
October 19, 2011

Thank you Jonathan, Bill and Andre for posting and testing SignWriter Studio Beta 5.2.

I just downloaded it and opened it fine.  But I am still lost as to how to find actual signs written in SignWriting in the Sample file. It tells me to open another module and then when I do it either tells me that that module is not working yet or there are no signs written there - I realize this seems like a silly problem because I should know better - I have seen the program working well before and I really loved it, so I have great hopes we can reach that stage again -
Hi Val,
    Try this.

  A sample one comes with the download.  From the menu select "Open SignWriter Studio File". Look in the folder you installed the software.  Choose the file Sample.SWS.   Go to Modules/Dictionary in the menu.  Type in a word or part of a word to search in the dictionary in the Gloss Search text box.  If you leave it blank and press enter, you will get a full list of everything in the dictionary.  If you double click on a sign writing you will get the SignWriter Editor.

I hope this helps.  I would also love to Skype with if you latter.

Jonathan

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I suggest, Jonathan, that we make a Skype appointment and together you will teach me what to do step by step and that way you will get specific feedback.

Today the electric company in my area claims they will turn off our electricity for 6 hours for maintenance (smile ;-) so today is not a good day - but write to me privately and we will find a time and get SignWriter Studio working -

And Bill and Andre a special appreciation to both of you - I know how busy you are - thank you for your efforts -

Val ;-)

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On Oct 19, 2011, at 6:53 AM, Gagnon et Thibeault wrote:

Hi Jonathan and everyone,
 
    I did download.  Yesterday, I emailed the same message below to you.
 
    Best regards,
 
    André
 
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Subject: Re: SignWriter Studio Beta 5.2!!

Hi,
    My mistake.

the correct link is http://www.signwriterstudio.com/download/SignWriter%20Studio%20Beta%200.0.5.2.exe

Sorry

Jonathan
On 18/10/2011 2:28 PM, Bill Reese wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">I'm not exactly sure but I think that download link that Jonathan gave is for an older beta.  I've emailed Jonathan privately about it.  It may be best to wait and see what he says.

Bill


On 10/18/2011 12:34 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
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October 18, 2011

Hi Andre and Jonathan -

Thank you, Jonathan, for giving us another chance to test SignWriter Studio - and I look forward to testing it later today if possible -

And thank you, Andre, for testing it!

I remember having similar experiences to what Andre experienced - Do you have a sample dictionary that really shows us signs already written, in SignWriter Studio, Jonathan? 

Could you write us exact instructions as to what to do when we open the program?

I know you already have a beautiful Help section and I did read that, but I could not find a sample dictionary or editor that really showed me some signs already written for us -

I will write again when I test it this evening -

Val ;-)


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On Oct 18, 2011, at 9:14 AM, Gagnon et Thibeault wrote:

Hi Jonathan and everyone,
 
    In SignWriter Studio, I clicked on "Open SignWriter file" from the menu select.  There are DN4 and Sample SWS.  I chose the file "Sample SWS".  I read "There are currently no entries in this file. To continue, choose an option from the module menu".  I clicked on OK.  There are dictionary, document and signlists from the module menu.  I chose a dictionary.  I read "Unhanded exception has occured in your application.  If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue.  If you click Quit, the application will close immediately".  I clicked Continue.  In SignWriter Studio Dictionary,  I cannot see a sign image or symbols.  I tried to click double on signwriting (I couldn't find it), I did not get the SignWriter Studio Editor.
 
    Best regards,
 
    André




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