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Thanks Val for the detailed step-by-step guide! I'm sure other people 
will profit from it too.

And thanks to Steve too. I'll try all methods and see how I do with each 
one.

On 02/10/18 18:25, Valerie Sutton wrote:
> SignWriting List
> October 2, 2018
> 
> Great to hear from you, Eduardo... And of course Steve's suggestions are 
> excellent.
> 
> There is another solution I developed with Todd Duell, years ago, in 
> FileMaker.
> 
> Download the program here:
> 
> SignWriting DocumentMaker
> http://www.signbank.org/DocumentMaker/
> 
> It is a standalone solution. It is not necessary to purchase FileMaker. 
> It is used in combination with SignPuddle Online's SignText & 
> ColumnMaker features.
> 
> If you do not own FileMaker - on the above web page - scroll down. At 
> the bottom you can download the Runtime versions for Windows and Mac, 
> that makes it possible to run the program without owning FileMaker.
> 
> Do this:
> 
> 1. Write your SignWriting document in SignText in SignPuddle.
> 
> 2. Save your document in SignPuddle.
> 
> 3. Click on ColumnMaker in SignPuddle. Format your columns to the size 
> and color and spacing you want. I normally choose SVG to PNG format for 
> the symbols in the columns.
> 
> 4. You can save the formatted columns as graphics files and place them 
> in a folder to use later...
> 
> 5. Or... with the formatted columns in ColumnMaker still open on your 
> screen...(do not close the window)...
> 
> 6. ...open DocumentMaker Pro and create a new file and drag and drop the 
> columns one by one from ColumnMaker into the place for columns in 
> DocumentMaker...
> 
> 7. Once you have the columns in DocumentMaker, you can add spoken 
> language text in DocumentMaker, add page numbers and headers and footers...
> 
> 8. Save your document to PDF from DocumentMaker.
> 
> This is how Nancy Romero wrote and published the entire New Testament 
> and parts of the Old Testament in American Sign Language and others have 
> written several children's stories this way.
> 
> Attached is a diagram to show you how it looks - this diagram is from 
> the instruction manual you can dowload online - notice the spoken 
> language at the bottom of the page. Notice there are fields for page 
> numbers written in sign languages too at the bottom of the page. 
> DocumentMaker has several different layout choices to choose 
> from...4-column, 2-column, Portrait, landscape etc... and you can save 
> your documents in its own directory and re-format the documents for a 
> different printing look any time -
> 
> See attached -  Val ;-)
> 
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