When writing a document in SW... landscape mode

Ingvild Roald iroald at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 23 14:06:12 UTC 2006

Just to add another note: If you use ruled paper, and turn it to landscape 
mode - you have the lanes ready made for you for handwriting purposes ...


>From: "Valerie Sutton" <signwriting at MAC.COM>
>Reply-To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
>To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
>Subject: Re: [sw-l] When writing a document in SW...
>Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 06:15:13 -0700
>SignWriting List
>August 22, 2006
>Stuart Thiessen wrote:
>>If the document is created in landscape mode, I think paragraph  breaks 
>>could be done much like it is with horizontal writing ...  just insert a 
>>little extra space horizontally.  Another possibility  we could borrow 
>>from English writing is the use of indentation to  represent paragraph 
>Exactly! And thanks to your suggestion to use landscape mode,  SignBank 
>Document Maker now creates the vertical columns in landscape  mode...so 
>thank you for that suggestion. Shorter columns are easier  to read for some 
>reason and it is a good idea...and spaces are easy  enough...
>>Another thought that occurred to me is using something like a short  thin 
>>line drawn vertically by itself to the left upper corner of  the beginning 
>>of the paragraph. That could visually indicate a  start of paragraph. If 
>>it is always written flush with the top  margin, that could be sufficient 
>>to mark the paragraph. Maybe  Valerie has something else.
>No I don't have something else, so that is an interesting idea...
>Can you write that in SignText and send it to the List in SignText  email 
>for us? I would like to see that!
>Thanks for your good ideas!
>Val ;-)

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