Hi Valerie,


Thank you very much for your detailed instruction.


Method 1 does not work  for me  -


(Windows XP )


If I choose in Word “Insert a Picture from a File”  - I do not get the result ;-(


Method 2 works of course – smile –


Just wanted to be sure that there is no easy way to get a number of lanes printed at once in one document...


Thanks again ...





Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton
Gesendet: Samstag, 9. Juni 2012 15:51
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June 9, 2012


Hello Stefan!

Nice to hear from you.


I believe you must chosen the SVG Refinement formatting for the document? SVG is unique! It is not like other graphics formats, such as .PNG or .JPG.


Yesterday I discussed this issue with Steve. Right now there are really only two alternatives.


To get each line of horizontal SignWriting, or each vertical column of SignWriting (doesn't matter the direction) into MicroSoft Word, using the SVG Refinement format, do the following:





1. Create the SVG document in CloumnMaker.

2. Right-click and choose to Print Frame.

3. Create a PDF of the frame, instead of printing.

4. In Microsoft Word, choose the Insert a Picture from a File. Insert the PDF document as if it were a graphics file.





1. Create the SVG document in CloumnMaker.

2. Take a screen capture of the SignWriting.

3. The screen capture creates a PNG or JPG for you.

4. In Microsoft Word, choose the Insert a Picture from a File.


Both methods work for me -


Try inserting a PDF as a graphics file in Microsoft Word -


Val ;-)





On Jun 9, 2012, at 4:24 AM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:

Hi Steve, hi Valerie... listmembers,



I  try to understand the procedure to write documents horizontal ... with SignPuddle


Once I got the translation I go to column maker und recreate the document like this:


Reading Level & Layout   ...

Customize ....

In the end I get for example 6 lanes which I would like to print in a word document.

I know that I could print lane by lane in a PDF

..mh .. is there any other practical alternative?

Thanks for your support.







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