Creating Documents

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Thu Jul 5 00:57:25 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
July 4, 2007

On Jul 4, 2007, at 5:02 PM, K.J. Boal wrote:
> And second, what's the most
> > > efficient way to print from SignPuddle 1.5?

There are several ways to create a book.

One method is the one you mention below.

Another is SignBank 8.5 DocumentMaker, but you cannot automatically  
export-import SignText documents into SignBank DocumentMaker. The  
Export feature in SignPuddle 1.5, for importing into SignBank, is  
only for sign-entries right now for dictionaries...that auto import  
is a great feature and I hope someday we can have the same for  
SignText Documents...but at the moment SignBank 8.5 DocumentMaker  
program needs to have the columns as pngs too, just like Microsoft  
Word or other programs...

There is also a third method, which is to create PDFs of each page of  
your document with the PDF feature in SignText do that:

1. Click on SignMail Button.

2. When it opens the SignMail program, you will see other red icons  
to the left and click on the icon "Print to PDF". It will print your  
document to PDF. You can also export all the columns as PNGS with the  
Columns Icon on the left as well...

Val ;-)

> At the moment, I've
> > > figured out that I can save each column as a .png file, open it in
> > > Paint, and copy it to MS Works (I had to take MS Office, including
> > > Word & Powerpoint, off my computer) as a graphic. However, I'd
> > > have to do about 21 columns that way! I don't know whether there's
> > > an update for SignBank 8.5 yet that will let me import into it;  
> and
> > > even if there were, I really don't know how to work with the
> > > program as far as layout and printing are concerned.
> > >
> > > The project is to create a story in the form of a "Big Book" that
> > > could be used for shared reading with a class. I have the story
> > > written on my PocketPuddle, and I will post it to the List for
> > > feedback, but I really need to be able to transfer it to paper!
> > > (Bitmapping's not an issue; I can always trace the symbols by
> > > hand.) Any suggestions?
> > >
> > > Thanks again,
> > > KJ

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