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#1 ELaurie

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:42 PM

So far I've written out copy work pages for my ds 8 by hand. However, now that ds 5 is ready for copy work as well, I am looking for ways to streamline the process.

I have a primary font with lines on my computer, and could also download fonts from a website if this would help.

We have used HWT for printing, but I don't think it's essential to use the same font for copy work, as long as it is a reasonably close match.

I want to print the poems they have memorized from FLL and other sources so they can add them to their poetry / memory work folders.

Thank you!

#2 LunaLee

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 06:25 PM

They have so many different fonts and this way I can use it now for printing copywork and later when we move in cursive.

I swear it's the best homeschool money I've spent.

http://www.startwrite.com/

#3 Karenciavo

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:43 PM

I use Startwrite too.

#4 Arch At Home

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:50 PM

I really like Educational Font Ware. I think that they have an equivalent to HWT. I am often able to use the same copywork for both my 1st and 3rd. For example, currently I have my 3rd grader copying a printed sentence in cursive. My 1st grader is copying the sentence straight. I have also entered a sentence in print and then copied it and changed the font. Another thing I like to do is find a passage I want my oldest to copy on the web. Then I just copy and paste it into Word to use as copywork.

#5 Julie in GA

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:13 PM

I use this as well, and really like it. And yes, they have HWT fonts, both manuscript and cursive.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:00 AM

I love EF, too. :)

#7 EvergreenEclecticAcademy

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 02:44 AM

Another happy StartWrite user here! It's one of the best homeschooling purchases that I've made!

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:58 AM

I've also purchased Startwrite and think it's great :) I like that I can easily copy and paste whatever poems, Scripture, etc., into it.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 10:04 AM

Another startwrite user! I wish I would have bought it years earlier. I was trying to save money, but time is money, too! :)

#10 ELaurie

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 10:11 AM

I think you have me convinced!:)

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:14 PM

I use it with HWT (for DS) and Getty-Dubay Italics (for DD). Love it!

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:43 PM

I downloaded the trial version of StartWrite and it won't type , or ". I didn't try any other symbols, but is this just because it's the trial version? I would be using it for copywork so the punctuation is kinda important.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:52 PM

You can type punctuation in the "real" program. I had the same concern when I used the trial version, but no issues once I purchased the software. It has been a great program, and easy to use. HTH!

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:03 PM

You can type punctuation in the "real" program. I had the same concern when I used the trial version, but no issues once I purchased the software. It has been a great program, and easy to use. HTH!


Thank you Shelly!

#15 Alana in Canada

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:18 PM

Well, I'm not sure about "easy to use." (re: Startwrite)

I ws having issues about doing a second page today--but I eventually figured it out!

Wait until you figure out how to put colouring page images in--that's the greatest!

But it's also terrific in that I can not only use different "styles" of cursive to the kids--but change the size of the font as well--and still use the same passage.

My son, who has resisted cursive for an entire year saw "HWOT cursive" and said it looked like "robot writing," could he try that?

What do you think I said? ;)

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:40 PM

Startwrite seems to offer features that Educational Fontware doesn't have. I taught one child to write in cursive using HWT and would like to use it with the next child, and I'd love to be able to prepare copy work on my computer. Unfortunately, It doesn't look like Startwrite has the "HWT" font. Is it possible to download this or other fonts into Startwrite, or are you limited to the ones which come with the program?

#17 3flowers

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:07 PM

Fourmother....

I just downloaded the trial version of StartWrite a couple days ago and it has HWT.

*unless I'm totally losing my mind*

Yes, I just double checked, it's there. It's listed as HWOT.

#18 Fourmother

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:16 PM

Fourmother....

I just downloaded the trial version of StartWrite a couple days ago and it has HWT.


Thanks for letting me know!!!

#19 EvergreenEclecticAcademy

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:40 PM

Wait until you figure out how to put colouring page images in--that's the greatest!


Alana,

How do you do this? Are you simply using the >Insert >Art feature, then adding black line images in? TIA!


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