signtext editor display function not working?

Hoffmann Erika ehoffmanndilloway at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 14 20:14:44 UTC 2008

Thank you for the suggestions! I'll let you know how it works out.

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 8:08 PM, Valerie Sutton <sutton at> wrote:
> SignWriting List
> August 12, 2008
> Hello Erika!
> Great to hear from you again... Did you see Adam's response to you below? It
> is an excellent response for anyone who is using the current version of
> SignPuddle 1.5... Let me ask you...what version of SignText are you using?
> Are you using an old 1.0 version that you downloaded from years ago? Or are
> you writing and storing your documents online in the current version of
> SignPuddle?  If you are using SignPuddle 1.5...then Adam's answer is the one
> you need...
> There is a "Display" mode in the old SignText 1.0, where we would bookmark
> our documents, and then you would have to click on the bookmark to bring the
> bookmarked document into the Display field again. But that is not inside
> Word, but inside the old SignText Options page...If you have your old
> bookmarks, you will be able to bring the documents back into the Display
> area..if you did not save the document as a bookmark, in the old SignText
> 1.0 it would be gone...If you need more help write again... Val ;-)
> ------
> On Aug 12, 2008, at 3:08 PM, Hoffmann Erika wrote:
>> Hello!
>> My name is Erika Hoffmann. I'm a linguistic anthropologist who uses
>> SSW in my research on Nepali Sign Language (in making transcripts,
>> etc). I've had  a lot of luck making transcripts in sign text editor,
>> putting the signs in display mode, and then dragging them into Word
>> documents.
>> However, suddenly I find that when I click Display there is just a
>> blank where the sign would usually appear. Nothing can be dragged from
>> the space either.
>> Can anyone help with this problem? I'm hoping to use some SSW
>> transcripts in a journal article (and the deadline is fast
>> approaching).
>> Best,
>> Erika
> -------------------
> Yes, we have seen this happen every now and then. There is a better way of
> doing it so that it doesn't have to depend on the mood of Word. ;-) When you
> have saved the SignText, there is a button called "Column Maker" which will
> give you something that isn't all black. From there you can drag the columns
> that are there, or you can even edit the size of the columns so that they
> fit the size that you would like.
> Adam


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