AW: Bug...ASL Dictionary Windows refuses to resize....

Stefan Woehrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Mon Jun 2 22:32:46 UTC 2003

Dear Valerie,

thanks so much for your decision to give us the chance to experiment with SW
5.0 -

I spent some time on working with it today - Mac X - version after I
downloaded the java - program
(Win 98 and Win XP )

- I had no problem to resize the dictionary window to what size I wanted
- I could change the view preferences
   - menus ( I prefer menu in sign and words - later I will change to signs
   - type left to right could not be changed ..
   - large fonts could not be changed -
            does this option influence the printed output ? If so - can I
change that in the "Locale Properties Folder " ?

   - colors can be changed - but grey, black and white are fine !!

There is a wonderful advantage that it seems to be so easy to create very
quick nice looking gifs of the document-

Well - for now there are printing problems -

I could not print anything directly but managed to print via Adobe
Distiller -

the resulting document shows "very large" symbols - and there is no room
left on the left side  -
 (I  attached the pdf - file - so You can see, what I am talking about)

(I bet that the program will allow different printing formats in the future
, which would be very helpful in ordr to create the excercise - sheets for
my class. )

The screenshts look great and are most welcome to create nice looking
graphics for my website !

So thats it for today - thanks very much again for your gift ...

Have a great day

Stefan ;-)

I could convert SW.44 files in SW 5.0 if I rename the files before - no
capital letters allowed ( aha !!)

I could work with the German dictionary  - a lot of fun -

I could

- of course I realized that there is a printer problem

-----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
Von: SignWriting List [mailto:SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA]Im Auftrag von
Bill Reese
Gesendet: Montag, 2. Juni 2003 16:06
Betreff: Re: Bug...ASL Dictionary Windows refuses to resize....

I'm using a 19" monitor with a screen resolution of 1280x1024.  I have a
lot of area on my monitor.  When I opened SignWriter Java's dictionary
window it was very long but still fit within the bounds of the monitor.
 I was able to resize it without a problem.

A method I use in Win98SE when a window is too large to fit on the
screen, is to drag one edge of the window to the edge of the monitor.
This will resize the window, even if it is almost off the monitor's
screen.  Then I move the window into the screen area.  I repeat this
until the window fits within the screen.  I'm not sure if this works on
a Mac.


Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> June 2, 2003
> Dear Philippe and Everyone -
> I am answering this tech support question to the List because I know
> others will find the same problem in SignWriter Java. For reasons
> unknown to me, as soon as Java 1.4.1 was released, a lot of the
> previous problems in SignWriter Java went away...but several new
> problems started too...and this is one of the new problems that Java
> 1.4.1 seemed to create...
> When you open the dictionary, the dictionary window is supposed to be
> fairly small, with buttons on the bottom of the dictionary window, for
> Insert, Cancel, Next, Previous and Lookup. With all other dictionaries,
> such as the Norwegian dictionary, those buttons show up fine, but the
> ASL dictionary has a problem...the dictionary window extends off the
> screen, and the buttons are hidden from view, and it refuses to let you
> resize the dictionary window so you can see the the window
> resizing has a bug in it related to the ASL dictionary only - can you
> believe?
> For now, when using the ASL dictionary, you will have to use keystrokes
> instead of those buttons...If you want to insert a sign from the
> dictionary into your document, then tap the Enter Key once or twice and
> it will insert....sometimes you will have to do it twice...for Next and
> Previous, use the PageUp and PageDown keys. For Lookup, type the word
> in the dictionary and press return or enter and that will look the sign
> up for you. So you can do everything without the buttons for now, until
> the bug can be fixed!
> Val ;-)
> -----------------------
> On Monday, June 2, 2003, at 05:30 AM, Philippe Gallant wrote:
>> Valerie,
>> I did download again and use the new version.  I played a little then
>> I noticed at the dictionary, when I type a word and I see signwriting
>> symbol but I dont see the buttons on the bottom because the window
>> went way below of my window.  I am using MAC 10.2.6.
>> Thank you,
>> Philip
>> On Sunday, June 1, 2003, at 08:29  AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>>> Dear Stuart and Phillipe -
>>> An updated version of SignWriter 5.0 for the Macintosh is now
>>> available for download....
>>> Download SignWriter MAC
>>> I know you already downloaded it, but you will need to start again
>>> and download again...This is a better version now. Plus there is a
>>> manual, with instructions. I would LOVE your feedback!
>>> Val ;-)
>> Philippe Gallant
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