Copy-Paste Signs into Microsoft Word

MARIA AZZOPARDI maria.azzopardi at UM.EDU.MT
Tue Mar 3 09:51:51 UTC 2009

Hi all,

I can drag and drop to Microsoft Word from my computer at home but not
from work. I was thinking maybe it's because I've got a more recent
version of Microsoft Word at home. What version is yours Valerie?
Dragging directly into Microsoft Word really saves time, it would be good
if we could figure out why sometimes it allows it and other times not.


> SignWriting List
> March 2, 2009
> On Mar 2, 2009, at 9:32 PM, Lancz Edina wrote:
>> And thanks, Val, for the explanation... You are right, I should
>> spend more time reading about the basics. I have checked the manual
>> now, and still cannot understand this Word thing, though. OK, I
>> format the sign by using the Costumize button but what do I do next?
>> How can I transfer it to Word without the getting the gray background?
> Hi Edina -
> I didn't mean for you to sit and read a Reference Manual!...I wouldn't
> want to do that either ;-))
> We can take things one step at a time here on the SignWriting List and
> sooner or later I am sure you will get quite skilled..our manuals are
> not perfect..there are quite a number of new features that have not
> been explained in the manuals...I am trying to update the manuals
> right now, as a matter of fact!
> Anyway, regarding the issue of copying signs into Microsoft Word.
> Computers do vary, so apparently your computer does not let you drag
> and drop...and that is ok...there are other ways to do it for your
> computer. It just happens that I am very fortunate...on my computer I
> can open Microsoft word and just drag and it comes out perfectly in
> Word...but here is another technique:
> Copy-Paste
> 1. Open Microsoft Word and SignPuddle side by side.
> 2. In SignPuddle, find the sign you want and click on Customize.
> 3. Then place your mouse on top of the sign, and right-click. Choose
> Copy Image.
> 4. Over in Microsoft Word, place your cursor where you want the sign
> to go and Paste.
> Does that work for you?
> See attached diagram:
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