Learning SignPuddle 1.5 ;-)
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Sun Oct 28 01:33:29 UTC 2007
October 27, 2007
Hello SW List!
Ron Dettloff telephoned me today and over the voice phone I walked
him through how to use SignPuddle 1.5...
We reviewed the following...
1. How to use the Translate Program
2. How to use SignText
3. How to save a SignText document and give it a title, and paste the
Bible verse in the text area
4. How to prepare the document using the Columns Feature in SignPuddle
We changed the column size, height, symbol size, color...even the
spacing between signs..making all kinds of columns of different sizes
5. How to drag and drop, or copy and paste, or insert the columns
into Microsoft Word...
And later I will teach Ron how to use DocumentMaker...which is a
program I designed inside SignBank to prepare documents...so I don't
use Microsoft Word...I use DocumentMaker...in conjunction with
So if there are others who need tech support, just call me, or write
to make an appointment on Skype or videophone...
And Ron asked if people can travel to me to learn in person, and yes
of course, that can be arranged too...It really helps to work in
Thanks for taking the time to learn SignPuddle 1.5, Ron!
On Oct 27, 2007, at 4:52 AM, Ronald Dettloff wrote:
> I mainly like it because I can easily copy and paste 4 columns into
> Microsoft Word.
> Rev. Ronald H. Dettloff, 20880 Ten Mile Road, St. Clair Shores, MI
> Other Web links: http://theshoreschurch.org/ME2/Audiences/
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Steve Slevinski <slevin at signpuddle.net>
> To: SignWriting List <sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu>
> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 11:56:08 AM
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] old version of SignPuddle
> Hi Bill,
> Ron likes the old Translate feature. With the 1.0 translate, you
> can save the gloss and you'll always get the same SignWriting
> output. With the 1.5 translate, you are not guaranteed the same
> SignWriting because the new translate is based on choice.
> It's the difference between using "you_3" to get the correct sign
> and using "you" and selecting the 3rd sign.
> If you have a long verse and you want to change a single sign, you
> can change "you_3" to "you_4" and you're done. However, with 1.5,
> you'll need to make a selection for every sign that has multiple
> Bill Reese wrote:
>> Just out of curiosity, why do you prefer Signpuddle 1.0 over 1.5?
>> Is it because 1.0 still has all the graphic entries from the old
>> DOS version of Signwriting or what is there about Signpuddle 1.0
>> that makes it more suitable to the way you work?
>> Ronald Dettloff wrote:
>>> Yes please keep it.
>>> Sign Puddle TM 6448 signs United States and Canada
>>> with the translate box (see attached file)
>>> That is the one we use.
>>> Rev. Ronald H. Dettloff, 20880 Ten Mile Road, St. Clair Shores,
>>> MI 48080
>>> Other Web links: http://theshoreschurch.org/ME2/
>>> ----- Original Message ----
>>> From: Steve Slevinski <slevin at signpuddle.net>
>>> To: SignWriting List <sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu>
>>> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:06:32 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [sw-l] old version of SignPuddle
>>> Hi Ron,
>>> Do you need me to re-enable SignMaker for SignPuddle 1.0? If so,
>>> which dictionaries?
>>> Ronald Dettloff wrote:
>>>> Please don't remove SignPuddle 1.0 Dana and I prefer it and it
>>>> works much better with what we are doing. I was afraid this
>>>> might happen one day. Our project depends on Sign Puddle 1.0
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