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Signing Savvy Printing

One of the truly unique features of Signing Savvy is the ability
to actually print a hard copy of the sign videos. So let me go ahead and bring up a sign, in this case
the sign for HELP, and let me click on the PRINT button. The PRINT button is located within the playback bar, below the video. What comes up is a Wizard that actually
walks you through the process of printing. The first step of the wizard asks you to select the images to print. So right now you can see there is
two images. It says 1 and 2. If I click on 1 notice the video to
the left moves back to that frame. If I click on 2, it moves to a different frame
and you can see the playback head moving respectively. Now if I like these two frames and I think this represents HELP, I can
just go ahead and click NEXT and continue with the wizard for printing. But if I decide that I don’t like the
frames that Signing Savvy has picked for me… I can go and use some of
the controls to play the video. For example, I can use the frame advance control and say
I want to add a frame in the middle so let me pick that frame and let me go ahead and click ADD. And now you can see I have 3 frames.
Frame 1, frame 2, and frame 3. And let’s say, just for example, I want to add a third frame, so let me go back
to frame 2 and advance a little bit farther, and I will add that frame right there. And now I have 4 frames; frame 1,
frame 2, frame 3, and frame 4. And after doing this, I can say, well I don’t really need frame
3, it is really close, the difference between 3 and 4. So I can go back to 3 and click REMOVE. Now I have three frames that I am pretty
happy with that represent the sign for HELP. So, I can go ahead and click SAVE CHANGES. Now what SAVE CHANGES does is it basically saves
the frames that I have set so when I come back to HELP in the future it will be
my set of frames. Not the defaults, as set by Signing Savvy. But at anytime I can return to the default settings by
just clicking the DEFAULTS button which I will do now. And now I am back to the two frames for the sign HELP. Now the INCLUDE option really only comes into play when you have
multiple signs that you may be sending to your print job. Right now we are only printing one sign so
we definitely want to include this one sign. So let me go ahead and click NEXT. The next step of the wizard asks for the Print Options. This relates to how you want to use your print out. You can see there are three options. The first option says Print Sign Description on the same page. So the sign description is both the title of the sign
and the description of how the sign is made. So in this case, in this case I would print it, probably for reference,
where I want to see description and the sign on the same page. The second option says on a separate page, so
this would be most applicable for flash cards. Where I want the sign on one page and the description on another
page. If you do have a two-sided printer, you can print front-to-back. If you do not have a two sided
printer, you can turn this option off and then you can basically tape the two sides
of the paper together or keep them separate. The last option says do not print. So in this
case it means do not print the sign description. Of course this would be for the purpose of a
test or quiz where you just want the sign and maybe you are challenging yourself to write in the word
for the sign and the sign description below the sign. Now the last option asks how many signs
per page do you want to print. In this case, we are only printing 1 sign,
so 1 is really our only option. So I can go ahead and click NEXT. It now gives me a summary and tells me
how I should set up my printer. So it says, print with a standard 8.5 by 11 inch
piece of paper and use the orientation of portrait. So I will go ahead and click the PRINT button. What it does now is bring up the standard operating system Page Setup options. You
can see I am 8.5 by 11 in portrait. I will click OK. And then I have my standard operating system print dialog, so if I
am ready to print, I can go ahead and click PRINT. Ok, let’s say we want to look at a phrase. So I am going to look for the phrase, HOW ARE YOU DOING? So I do a search for that. Signing Savvy comes up in the
search results that there is not a direct sign for that. And it asks if I want to show it as a
phrase, which I do, so I will click that link. And you can see, it is basically making that
sign by combining two different signs together. There is a sign for HOW ARE YOU and a sign for DOING. So if I click the PRINT option here you can see now that at the
top it gives me the name of the sign, in this case DOING And if I click the back arrow, it now says HOW ARE YOU. So it allows you to pick frames for each of the signs.
So these are the frames it picked for HOW ARE YOU. Click forward, and these are the four frames it picked for DOING. Now, once again, I can go in and I can modify this. So, for example, I can maybe take out these first two frames. So I can click that one and REMOVE it. Go here,
go here, and go here, and maybe REMOVE that. And just keep these two frames. And then go ahead and click NEXT. Once again it is asking
me the various Print Options that we just went through. Let me click NEXT and I can go ahead and continue printing. Now the last thing that I want to talk about is printing word lists. So let me go ahead and click on the Colors word list. So a word list is basically a collection of a bunch of signs. So down below, if I want to actually print out this word list, it would be a real
pain to have to go to each sign one at a time and print them out. So that is where the VIEW ALL SIGNS TOGETHER option comes into play. So let me click the option. It is at the
top of the word list under the Member Options. And what we see now is the video
with all of the signs strung together. And if I go ahead and click the PRINT option here, once again
we see the frames for the current sign we are on. And we can click BACK ARROW to page back through
the signs and the FORWARD ARROW to page forward. Now this is where the INCLUDE comes into play. So if for example, I am printing this word list, but for whatever reason,
I choose not to print this particular sign, the sign for COLOR. I would uncheck INCLUDE and then move to the next sign. And perhaps I don’t want this sign either,
but I want rest of the signs. And then I click NEXT. Now, this is where
the signs per page comes into play. I have many different signs so I am not just printing one sign. If I choose 1, it will print a
separate piece of paper for each sign. But if I want to include multiple signs on the same piece of paper I
can click the drop down and it will roll a few different options. So you can see I can print 4, 6, or 9 as an option. I am going to go
ahead and pick 9 because I know there are a lot of signs in this word list. And it says landscape suggested for that. I will go ahead and click NEXT. It tells me how I should setup the printer. Once
again, orientation Landscape. And I will click PRINT. It brings up my Page Setup options. And I need
to, in this case, pick Landscape and say OK. And here I can setup different options for my printer. For example, if I had a two-sided printer and I wanted to print
two-sided, I could do that. And go ahead and click PRINT. Now once you are done printing, you can go ahead and
click the PRINT button again to remove the Print Wizard. As you can see there are many robust features for printing out signs
and word lists. Printing is a premium feature available to members.

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