Fingerspelling in vertical columns

CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US
Mon Aug 7 12:43:58 UTC 2006

no, I figured that out alright.  Once I get in Signbank, nothing does 
anything.  I can scroll thru a list of 259 signs in the dictionary, but I 
can't add or change anything.   I click on new record...  and nothing 
happens.  I click on other buttons... and nothing happens.  I can get the 
symbols in the far right grid to change by clicking on the arrows above 
them, I can get the handshape list to scroll by clicking in the scrollbar. 
 That's about all I can figure out how to do.  I am normally pretty good 
at figuring how to work programs by 'playing' with them.  This one has me 
baffled.  And as far as ease of use-- I like SignText MUCH MUCH better. 
Not counting that I cant use SignBank--  the interface is just awkward.  I 
have to click thru all the movement arrows before I can find the specific 
list I need.  Of course, I may be doing it all wrong.  ::grin::  I am SO 
looking forward to the new one!

Cherie Wren
GSD Staff Interpreter
232 Perry Farm Rd
Cave Spring, GA 30124
706-766-0766 Cell

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Re: [sw-l] Fingerspelling in vertical columns

Hi Cherie and Val and all,

the SignBank has one irritating twich (I think this is inherent to the 

You have to clikc 'Navigate' to open, and if you close any one window, you 

shut the whole thing down. So amybe this is the reason you har trouble, 


>From: "Valerie Sutton" <sutton at>
>Reply-To: sw-l at
>To: sw-l at
>Subject: Re: [sw-l] Fingerspelling in vertical columns
>Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 18:57:22 -0700
>SignWriting List
>August 5, 2006
>On Aug 5, 2006, at 6:09 PM, Cherie Wren wrote:
>>I would love to test it.  I got my new computer this
>>weekend, so I can do some work at home, now.  I don't
>>have filemaker at home, I can see if we have it at
>>work.  And depending on how similar it is to the old
>>SignBank-- which I couldn't figure out at all!
>>::smile:: cherie
>Hello Cherie and Everyone!
>That is great. Thank you. But you will need FileMaker 7, or 8 or 8.5  to 
>run SignBank 8. It will not open in any version before FileMaker  7. And 
>SignBank 8 is not on the web yet, because it is not ready yet.
>SignBank has several databases that work side by side. Each database 
>differently than the other database because each database has a different 

>purpose....So we need to start with one database and learn  it, and then 
>on to the next one and learn it, and so forth...
>The manuals are out of date and have to be re-written, so maybe we should 

>wait until I have those done, so you won't feel so frustrated  as before. 
>am afraid it may take me the month of August to complete  the manuals...
>It will also take me the month of August to get donated copies of 
>FileMaker for people...
>I want to complete your one story Jack and Jill with the long credits and 

>ASL poetry explanation, and make our first PDF from the Document  Maker, 
>and then share it with you.
>So September is going to be the exciting month, but August is just 
>catching up with so many projects half finished ;-)
>Congrats on getting a new computer! What kind did you get?
>And I hope your new school year is going well...
>Val ;-)

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