Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Apr 28 13:36:06 UTC 2008

SignWriting List
April 28, 2008

> On Apr 27, 2008, at 11:37 PM, Peter DeHaas wrote:
>> Should I create from dictionary and search by symbols since their  
>> handshapes?

Hello Peter -
You are always welcome to telephone me, if you want me to help you  
over the phone...

I am not sure I understand your question, but of course you can create  
new signs in the dictionary and then search for them by symbol. But I  
thought you wanted to make changes to your old document?

Do you want to add signs to the sentences you already wrote and posted  
in the ASL Literature Puddle?

or are these totally separate signs that have nothing to do with the  
sentences you wrote before?

Regardless, if I were writing it, I personally would start in the ASL  
Literature Puddle. If you want to add signs to your old documents,  
then open a document, and to the right of the document, you press  
Write SignText button. That re-loads the sentence back into the  
SignText Editor, so you can add your new signs. Then you save the  
sentence and click on ColumnMaker to bring it into Microsoft Word...

My telephone number is below. Give me a call and I will help you with  
your computer

Thanks for your questions!

Val ;-)


On Apr 27, 2008, at 11:37 PM, Peter DeHaas wrote:
> Should I create from dictionary and search by symbols since their  
> handshapes?
> P
> On Apr 27, 2008, at 11:49 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> April 27, 2008
>> On Apr 27, 2008, at 10:29 PM, Peter DeHaas wrote:
>>> Anyhow, I just need to re-create a few of these.  Most of them are  
>>> really easy.  I can create the gestures in Sign Puddle, I can't  
>>> remember how to save it, then copy to a WORD doc.  UGH!  This  
>>> seemed easy when I got in the rhythm earlier in the semester and  
>>> created my 43 page transcription......
>> HI Peter!
>> No problem. We will figure it out together.
>> If you have already written what you want, then click on the  
>> ColumnMaker button to the right of the document. This will take you  
>> to a page called ColumnMaker. You can change the size of the  
>> columns and the signs, and add color if you wish, and then push the  
>> Recreate Button. Then you can copy to Microsoft Word...there are  
>> several can Download the Columns in a folder, or you  
>> can right-click on each column and copy them or save them, or you  
>> can drag and drop the columns into microsoft Word...
>> Val ;-)
>> Valerie Sutton
>> Sutton at
>> 1. SignWriting
>> Read & Write Sign Languages
>> 2. SignPuddle
>> Create SignWriting Documents Online
>> 3. SignBank
>> SignWriting Desktop Databases
>> 4. SignWriting List
>> Technical Support: Ask questions to the List
>> 5. SignWriting Literature Project
>> Writing Literature in Sign Languages
>> Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
>> Center For Sutton Movement Writing
>> an educational nonprofit organization
>> P.O. Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038, USA
>> tel 858-456-0098   fax 858-456-0020

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