Communicate: SymWriter provides the perfect tool for simple word and symbol processing for emergent writers. It enables users to see the meaning of words as they write. The symbols appear automatically in a side panel, illustrating the word just typed or chosen. Non-keyboard users can write in very flexible ways by selecting from grids and buttons. The program comes with over 8,000 Widgit Literacy Symbols, in colour and black & white. You can also drop pictures on to the page using the symbol browser. Use any of the 1,500 Widgit Pictures (clip art and photographs) supplied with the program or access images from anywhere on your computer.
SymWriter makes writing easier with the aid of grids and buttons. These can be created in text, text & symbol or symbol formats giving support to those who cannot write text but that can write using symbols, and text writers with a limited vocabulary. Position grids and buttons wherever you like, ready to send to the document or carry out actions. You can use the ready-made function buttons or design your own. You can even add backgrounds to buttons and grids.
Speech feedback can be used to speak individual letters, words and sentences as they are created, or to hear whole documents read back. The pictorial spell checker helps users understand the meaning of selected words by illustrating them with symbols, whether or not you are using symbols in the finished document.
New Features of Version 2
Integration with SymWriter Online
Create, save and share symbol-supported documents in the cloud.
Copy and paste formatting properties across Documents and Environments.
Set symbol defaults
Configure your personal symbol preferences, or stop certain symbols from appearing in your document altogether.
New method for dropping in graphics
Insert graphics into your document with greater control and precision.
Change the way you structure your writing.
More symbol control
See the meaning of every word combination as it is typed.
Double side panels
Configure your SymWriter layout to suit how you would like to work.
More freedom when editing Grids.
Resize individual rows and columns
Modify your Grids and Cells with drag points to create the exact layout you want.
Copy actions across multiple cells
Apply Cell actions across as many items as you like.
Tab between cells
Move from Cell to Cell more quickly.
Recently used actions list
Automatically store your most Recently Used Actions List when assigning actions.
Session defaults for Grids and Stages
Automatically store your preferences for your Environment appearance.
New switch scanning features
Set up a personalised configuration for Switch users.
Set up as many interfaces as you like and choose how you would like to use SymWriter.
New Wordlist Manager
Manage and modify how your symbols and wordlists work.