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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Thu Apr 22, 1999  10:39 pm
Subject:  Reading Attached .SGN Files

>Can you please explain to us computer wimps the steps you took to get to
>read that attachment?
>thank you.

Hello Joe and Everyone -

Here is how you read the attachment that Reverend Dettloff sent us....

The file that was attached is named:


A file that ends with:


is always a file that is created by the SignWriter Computer Program. It
stands for "SIGN".

A .sgn file can only be opened with the SignWriter Computer Program.

So to open the file....

1. copy the file into your SW directory...the directory with all your other
SignWriter files. In that same directory, you have files that run the
SignWriter computer program, like sw.exe and sw.sym.

2. Type:


and then press the Return key (or Enter), and that starts SignWriter.

When the program opens, you will see a rectangular box on the screen, with
a bunch of names listed. That is your File Box, and the names are all the
files you can open.

Use the Down-Arrow key to browse through the file box until you find the
name of the file you want:


If you see it in the File Box, then you know you can open the file.

How do you open it?

Type Alt-O for "Open". It will ask you the name of the file you want to
open. Type:


and then press Return. The file will open.

Hope this helps!

PS. I receive questions like this daily, and I am always happy to help - so
don't hesitate or feel shy about asking...

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton


The DAC, Deaf Action Committee for SW
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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