problem opening SignBank editor

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Jan 31 20:37:59 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
January 31, 2006

Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod wrote:
> I tried to open the OpenMeMac (as you explained in your lessons....) 
> several
> times but nothing would open an error message says the file is too  
> big to be
> open with Simple Text...what should I do?

Hello Anny and Everyone!
I am sooo glad you told me this...This is the kind of feedback I need  
to make our experience good for everyone. I am sorry you have had  
this frustration, but I do know what to do...

To explain, Windows and the more modern Mac handle the zipped  
SignBank files the same, but on the older Macs, there is no problem  
if I use another compression format called Stuffit, which ends in .sit.

Right now, you have a damaged file because the .zip format was not  
working on your computer...

I had hoped I could save some memory on our server, without having to  
upload both .zip and .sit formats for each SignBank, but you have  
just proved me wrong! You need to download using the .sit format.


I just uploaded your .sit is a little bit smaller...I  
hope you have a friend to download it for you...

If you go to the same download page:

SignBank for French-Switzerland

You will see a .sit version to download...Then try opening OpenMeMac  
again and tell me what happens...

Thank you for your patience, Anny, and also for your participation!

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