For Ilka in Germany...

Valerie Sutton Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri May 31 01:32:07 UTC 2002

SignWriting List
May 30, 2002

>Ilka Schäfke from Hamburg, Germany:
>I downloaded the programm, but it refuses to do anything while open 
>and i can´t get it to close again, either. I do have another 
>programm running dos-based, though, so i wonder what the problem 
>might be. Is there anyone with a hint what i could try next?

Hello Everyone, and Ilka -
I thought about your message, Ilke, and I wonder.... You were able to 
open the SignWriter program, while in Windows XP, and the program was 
there on the screen, looking ok? If that is the case, this means that 
Windows XP can open SignWriter...and perhaps it is not XP that is the 
issue at all...

Since SignWriter DOS does not use a mouse, you have to use your 
keyboard to move around....Combine the Alt Key with the first letter 
of the command-word. For example, in the English version, Alt-O is 
"Open a File". Alt-Q is "Quit SignWriter".

So in your German version, you use the Alt key plus the first letter 
of the German words...You will find the words at the bottom of your 
screen. You should be able to leave the program that way.

There are also instruction documents on the web:

SignWriter DOS Instruction

If you do get SignWriter to work with Windows XP, please tell us!

Val ;-)


Valerie Sutton
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