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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Mon Dec 13, 1999  2:10 am
Subject:  SignWriter 4.3...Making shorter files


> In attempting to save my longer .sw files, I can never get more than
> about 20 signs on a print file with the SignWriter 4.3 file and don't
> know of any way to break up a larger file into smaller pieces to do the
> "print file" exercise from the software as given. Any ideas on what to
> do. I don't write stories by the page, nor stop at 20 signs. My story
> on Salt and Oranges is about 100 signs, I think continuously like an
> author should?
> What can I do? Charles


ANSWER From: Ingvild Roald

Hi Charles and everyone,

If you are working inside sw4.3, the sign files are saved as .sgn
files, and should print without trouble. But if you have the trouble
you describe, you can make shorter files by...

1. Select the first 20 signs from your continouus file, and save the

2. Create a new file, and name it so you know it is the first in a

3. Use the "Get" command (ALT-G) to put those twenty signs into the
the new file, and save it

4. Go back to the original file, Select the next twenty signs, and
repeat the procedure

When you are finished, go back to the original file and Select

Now you have a series of files twenty signs long, and a file with the
whole story.

BTW, are you sure you remembered to use the space (space bar) between
the signs, when in sign mode? A small bar should appear at the bottom
of your writing line if you are writing horizontally.

Hope this works,

Ingvild Kristine Roald
Reseach fellow, Department of Applied Education
University of Bergen, N-5020 BERGEN, Norway
Department phone: +47 55 58 48 30
Department fax: +47 55 58 48 80
Private phone: +47 55 28 34 34

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2465 SignWriter 4.3...Pasting one file inside another Valerie Sutton Mon  12/13/1999

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