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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Mon Jun 21, 1999  2:05 pm
Subject:  Combining Files in SignWriter 4.3


>Ideas:
>to be able to combine files

>Pastor Ronald H. Dettloff

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Good Morning Everyone!

Thanks, Ron, for this request. Did you know that right now you can combine
files in SignWriter 4.3? It is called the "Get Command". Instructions on
how to use the Get Command are located in your third manual in the
SignWriter notebook, "SignWriter-at-a-Glance", page 15.

Here are the instructions:

Get Command (Alt-G)
The Get command is used to copy and insert signs from one file into another
file.

To insert an entire file (File A) into another file (File B):
1. Open the file you wish to enlarge (File B).
2. Place the cursor exactly where you wish the sign or signs to be inserted.
3. Type Alt-G (Get Command).
4. Get text from what file?
5. Type the name of the file (File A) and press Return.
6. The entire file (File A) is now inserted into File B

To insert a portion of a file (a portion of File A) into another file (File B):
1. Open the file from which you wish to copy signs (File A).
2. Select the sign or group of signs you wish to copy.
3. Leaving the big Select brackets around the signs, leave File A. Be sure
to save the changes.
4. Open the file you wish to enlarge (File B).
5. Place the cursor exactly where you wish the sign or signs to be inserted.
6. Type Alt-G (Get Command).
7. Get text from what file?
8. Type the name of the file (File A) and press Return.
9. The sign or signs are now inserted into File B.


The above instructions are related to documents inter-blending. You can
also Merge dictionaries, which is done differently, in the Dictionary
Manager program that comes with SignWriter 4.3.

Hope this helps!

Valerie :-)

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Valerie Sutton

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