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SignWriting List
October 20, 2011

Hello Andre!
I am glad you can work with the new SignWriter Studio. I plan to use the program, coordinating it will SignPuddle 1.6 online and with the PersonalPuddle 1.6 later...

In SignWriter Studio, you can open the SignEditor for a sign in the dictionary, by clicking on the sign you want in the dictionary, and it becomes blue (for people who are not blind)...it becomes highlighted when you click on the sign in the dictionary. Can you see it highlighted?

Then, double-click with your mouse on the highlighted sign, and it takes a minute and then it opens a second window for the SignEditor (with that one sign in it, so you can edit it) -

Once you are in the SignEditor, here is what to do:

1. There is a list of symbols to the left sidebar of the SignEditor Window.

2. Click on the All Tab at the top of the left sidebar.

3. A listing of all the seven SignWriting symbol categories will appear under the ALL tab.

4. There are two ways to see more symbols, under each category...you can click on the tiny PLUS symbol that is to the left of each symbol, OR you can double-click on the symbol itself and all the sub-categories will be listed for you.

5. Let us imagine you double-clicked on the Hand category, and you now have a listing of all of the Hand symbols groups. Click on the Plus symbol next to a Group Symbol, or double-click on the Group Symbol, and it will give you a listing of all of the symbols in that group.

6. Once you highlight the Hand symbol you want, the symbol will appear in another little box at the top in the middle section of the SignEditor. Then you can click on buttons to change the Palm Facing color. You can click on arrows to change the Palm Facing rotation and whether it is parallel to the Wall or Floor. Choose a double-stemmed arrow to place the symbol parallel with the Wall or choose a single-stemmed arrow to place the symbol parallel with the Floor. Once the symbol changes as you want it, you can drag it to the SignBox and manipulate the symbol further.

Jonathan - one point I need to make. Unfortunately, symbols are not "Right" or "Left". SignWriting symbols can be either "Right" or "Left" depending on the choice of the writer - Can you replace the words "Right" and "Left" with "Clockwise" and "Counter-Clockwise" or another two words that will feel good to you? - Like - CW and CCW, or "Regular" and "Mirror" or "Flop" - or whatever term feels good for you - Some people use numbers like 0 and the flop of that in numbers ;-)

Many thanks!

Val ;-)

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On Oct 20, 2011, at 7:08 AM, Gagnon et Thibeault wrote:

Hi Jonathan, Val and everyone,
 
    I follow your instructions.  It works.  But, I tried to click double on signwriting (African) and did not get SignWriter Editor.
 
    Val, did you get SignWriter Editor?
 
    Jonathan, I hardly read small letters and smal signwritings because I am blind.  I need a font size from 8 to 72 (Microsoft Word) and a sign size (SignPudlle 1.6).
 
    Regards,
 
    André
 
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Subject: Re: SignWriter Studio Beta 5.2!!



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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