Picto Selector – 15 – Create a new page of pictograms

15. CREATE A NEW PICTOGRAM PAGE

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Picto Selector offers us the possibility to Create pages of pictograms to print, using all the tools that we have shown in the chapter of the Pictogram Creator. The handling of the pictogram page is similar to that of creating slides in PowerPoint or OpenOffice Impress. We are going to try to use a simple example so as not to complicate and lengthen this chapter, although we recommend that you explore and rehearse all the possibilities offered by the pages of pictograms.

To start creating our glyph page, we select New Pictograms Page in the box on the left and a pop-up window appears in which we can select between a blank Page or Use Pictogram Sheets wizard,which we have already described in a previous chapter. In our example, we are going to use a blank page, as we want to create a concept map about fish.

It is very important that you pay attention to the box on the right,since it offers you all the options and properties of the elements and tools that we are going to use in our sheet. In this case, when we use our first blank page, it offers us a very interesting option to use a grid on our page and help us to more easily place all the elements that we are going to introduce. You can activate/deactivate it at any time. From now on, we can observe the properties of any element in this box. In our example, we are not going to activate the grid so that the screenshots can be better previewed.

We can make the two side menus disappear to display our pictogram page at full size,using the two arrows of the bars that we indicate in the following image.

Before starting to work on our page we make two recommendations.

The first is that you fill in the name of your page. In our example, we have called it CONCEPTUAL MAP ABOUT FISHES.

The second is a detail that depends on the resolution of your monitor. To be able to visualize your work in full size, you must activate the Zoom to the top percent that allows you a complete view of the page. In our case, we would have to use 50%, but for the images to be more detailed in the captures we sometimes use 75%.

Let’s start creating our pictogram’s page. We have explained all the tools that we are going to use in the different chapters of this tutorial, so we are not going to dwell on explaining them again.

To start with, at the top of our glyphs page we have introduced four glyphs using the Pictograms popup. Simply, what we have to do is find the pictogram, drag it to our page and resize it. In one of them, we have entered the text; in the rest, we have not contemplated this option.

Next, we are going to introduce Bézier Lines to give an outline look to our page. To do this, click on the Bézier Line tool and in the pop-up window that appears we can configure the format and properties of our line. A very interesting option is the possibility of adding Text. This text will adapt to the way we give our line, so the effect is spectacular. Keep in mind, as we explained in the corresponding chapter, that Bézier lines are straight lines that we can shape using anchor points.

In our case, we have added several lines at the top and the appearance of our page begins to take this form.

To make our page more dynamic, we have introduced several QR Code pictograms linked to different videos on YouTube about fish.

We have continued to complete our page with pictograms, Bézier lines and QR codes and here you have the final result.

Let’s see the end result. To do this we go to the File menu and select the Print option to preview the result and perform one of the actions: Save as PDF file,Save as graphic file or Print.

The end result is fantastic. Surely we are going to have a great time working with our scheme and we are going to learn many new things about the world of fish or about the world you imagine 🙂

Picto Selector – 14 – Pictogram Maker

14. PICTOGRAM MAKER

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Picto Selector is an application that collects great “jewels” among its functionalities, options and resources. Undoubtedly, one of them is the Pictogram Maker. This is a fantastic tool to combine different pictograms and compose a personalized pictogram adapted to the needs of any person. To access this tool, we go to the menu bar and select Glyph Creator and, within this menu, select Create new custom pictograns sheet.

As you can see, when performing this action, the usual interface of Picto Selector changes and it becomes a “virtual table” where we are going to combine different elements to create our personalized pictogram.

Let’s focus our attention on the toolbar that appears at the top and that includes all the types of pictograms that we have already discussed in the different chapters of this tutorial and adds new tools: text boxes, arrows, geometric shapes, cliparts and various types of lines to make graphics and schemes.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTOGRAM CREATOR TOOLS

We are going to explain individually each of the tools that appear in this toolbar of the Pictogram Creator. At the end of the tutorial, we will create a concrete and simple example, made with some of them, to include it in our pictogram sheet.

1. Text boxes

Text boxes allow us to enter text inside various geometric shapes. To activate this functionality, we select any of the four shapes and in the work area we drag the cursor and drop. When released, the Properties window appears.

In this Propertieswindow, we can enter our Text and configure the different parameters of our text box: Background Colors, Fill Brightness, FontType, Border Color and Style,etc. We recommend that you make several tests and preview the results in the window on the right. In this way, you will be able to familiarize yourself with the format of these types of elements and configure your final custom box.

2. Geometric figures

The next items on the toolbar arefour geometric figures and a Bezier line. All these elements are configurable. To do this, we drag any of the vertices with the mouse and you will see how the appearance of these shapes changes.

3. Floating text

Next, we are going to insert a Text into our pictogram. To do this, we have a Text icon that allows us to access a pop-up window from which we can enter and configure the text style.

4. Icons

If we click on Icon, we will access a window from which we can select an icon from the database that the application incorporates.

To do this, click on the upper left tab, where the bicycle is, and we will access the entire database from which we can select the desired icon. Once selected, we can configure it with all the available options until we obtain the desired final result.

5. Graphic images

The Graphic tool allows you to insert images and photographs from your computer on the screen of the pictogram creator. Once selected, dragging the mouse over the screen will open the file explorer so that we can locate and insert the desired image. We can also use the Open photo… menu to perform this action, if we double-click on the inserted image.

5. Cliparts

The Clipart tool allows you to insert elaborate and predefined images from OpenClipart, one of the largest repositories of free cliparts on the Internet. To insert a clipart image, we select the tool and drag the mouse on the pictogram creator screen. In the pop-up, we can search directly in English or we can write the text in our language and hit Translate. The translation will appear in the lower window and we will only have to use the Search option. Once the desired image is located, click onOk and we will have it inserted in our creator.

6. Bezier lines

One of the most curious tools that Picto Selector includes that we can use in our custom pictograms are three types of Bézier lines (straight, curved and key). These types of lines have several anchor points that allow you tomanipulate the different types of line and transform the line into a curve. To use any of them, click on the icon and a pop-up window will open in which we can configure all the parameters of our line. These types of lines are very useful for creating concept maps, as we will explain in the next chapter of this tutorial.

7. Picto Selector pictograms and final result.

To finish this tutorial in which we have made a review on all the tools that include the custom Pictogram Creator, we are going to create a personalized pictogram on ” the time and place where we are going to work activities in the area of mathematics“, a pictogram that can be useful in our agenda, schedule or routine.

To do this, we are going to use three ofPicto Selector’s own pictograms, explained in the previous chapters.

First, we will introduce a clock Pictogram with the start time of the activity, as shown in the image below.

Once the start time has been inserted, we will introduce a Pictogram with the activity that we are going to carry out, in this case, the pictogram of studying.

Finally, we will introduce a Photo Pictogram with the image of the classroom where the activity will take place.

Once all the pictograms have been selected and inserted, we can resize them and place them anywhere in the work window until we obtain the final custom pictogram. In our case, it has been as you can see in the following image. In this image, we have boxed two windows that we must use to include the custom pictogram in the Pictograms List database so that we can use it in our glyph sheets.

On the one hand, we must indicate the Name of the custom pictogram and, then, we will click on the Save button. In our example, we have named it “math class”.

8. Insert custom pictograms in the Pictogram List.

To be able to display this custom pictogram in the List of pictograms,we return to our pictogram sheet, select Show pictograms – > Select Symbol Sets – Activate Custom > Pictograms.

From now on, we can already count on our personalized pictogram to insert it in any sheet of pictograms or copy it to our documents or presentations.

9. Manage custom pictograms.

The Pictogram Makerincludes the Manage Custom Glyphsoption. From this window, among other options, we can Edit or Delete from the List of Pictograms any pictogram that we have created, facilitating the management of them.

10. Save the custom pictogram as a graphic image.

To finish this chapter, we can only comment that we can save the custom pictogram as a graphic file on our computer. To do this, in the Pictogram Creator window, we will select the Save as Picto PNG option. In this way, our file browser will open and we can select the folder where we want to save this new graphic file.

From now on, we can insert it into our documents and presentations and even use it in a graphics editor to make compositions.

Here we end this chapter on the glyph creator, although we recommend that you explore it in more detail once you have become familiar with the entire graphical environment.

Picto Selector – 10 – SCLERA PICTOGRAM

10. SCLERA PICTOGRAM

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As you have seen so far, the possibilities offered by Picto Selector in terms of different types of pictograms to create and adapt communication materials are impressively useful. We continue explaining four other types of pictograms that, surely, you have not used until now, but that offer us a lot of new possibilities and that the author wanted to make available to us.

Sclera’s pictogram is based on the “doll” that uses this free communication system as a model and that allows us to create personalized avatars. When we click on the icon in the pictogram gallery, a pop-up window appears from which we can configure the appearance of our avatar, from the facial expression, to the clothing or the movements of the upper and lower extremities.

To change the appearance of our avatar, click on the left or right side of each of the options ( < and ) and you will preview how it will > look. We recommend that, before continuing, you click on all the sections of the skin and configure the avatar to your final goal. In our case, we have modified the boxes that are highlighted in red and the final result has been this:

This type of avatar allows us to work on different contents: visual discrimination, body positions and, as in our next example, emotions.

In our example, we have proposed an activity to locate all the avatars equal to the proposed model, working on the “joyful” concept.

Let’s see the end result. To do this we go to the File menu and select the Print option to preview the result and perform one of the actions: Save as PDF file,Save as graphic file or Print.

Picto Selector – 9 – Pictogram context menu

9. CONTEXTUAL MENU OF THE PICTOGRAMS

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The best way to explain some of the most interesting functionalities of the contextual menu of the pictograms is through an example of a sheet of pictograms.

In this chapter, we will explain the following:

1. Change the background color of the pictograms.

2. Copy pictograms to our word processor and to our slideshow.

3. Color the pictograms to give the effect of strikethrough.

4. Activate/deactivate the border of the pictograms.

In our case, we are going to create a sheet of pictograms with the “Class Rules“, although you can consider other examples.

To do this we are going to create a sheet of pictograms, but this time we are not going to follow the wizard. Directly, click on the box in the left column New sheet of pictograms and when the wizard appears, we will click on Finish.

You can see that a new sheet called Nameless 1* appears (remember that the asterisk means that we haven’t saved it yet). On the top side, we select Print Title (“Class Rules”) and in the tabs of the Per Page option we select 3 columns x 4 rows, because our sheet consists of a column on each side (correct actionsincorrect actions) and a central column with empty boxes to create a separation zone. In the screenshot below, you can see the order of the process.

From now on, we open the Show pictograms window and we select the pictograms that will make up our sheet. If you look at the following screenshot, you will see that, since we can not leave any cell blank, we have used the Empty Spaceicon, which is in the row of pictograms of the application.

This type of empty space does not have any properties, nor can it be given any format like the rest of the pictograms. Its only function is to occupy a blank space to give a certain format to our sheet.

Once our sheet is filled in with the corresponding pictograms, the final result could be this:

Now we are going to give more emphasis to the pictograms of our hoa to highlight the actions reflected in them.

1. Change the background color of the pictograms.

In the case of pictograms that represent the idea of Good and Bad,we want to assign a green background and a red background, respectively. To do this, we place the cursor over each of them and press with the right mouse button so that the context menu appears with the options that we can make. In the following image, we see all the possibilities offered by this context menu.

Once the context menu of the Goodpictogram is opened, we select the Background option and, within it, the Greencolor. Next, we repeat the same action with the badpictogram, but assigning the color Red. In the image below, we have the final effect of this option on both pictograms.

2. Copy pictograms to our word processor or to our slideshow

Taking advantage of the change we have in our pictogram, we are going to see two other very interesting functionalities of the context menu: Copy to Word and Copy to clipboard.

To do this, we open a new document in Word in the background. We go to our pictogram sheet and stand on top of the Bien pictogram. We press the right mouse button so that the context menu appears and choose the option Copy to Word,If we return to our document in Word, we will see that our pictogram appears with the format that we had given it in Picto Selector.

Here you have the final result, after copying the two pictograms, Good and Bad, to Word. Now, we can resize them to our liking to give the final touch.

We can use the Copy to clipboard option to copy the selected glyph to our word processor or slideshow. In this case, we do not need to have the word processor open to be able to execute it, since the image is copied to the clipboard.

This option is very interesting to copy our pictograms in any slide presentation, as you can see in the image below.

3. Color the pictograms to give the effect of strikethrough.

Next, we will see another of the options of the context menu of the pictograms that will be very useful to highlight the positive or negative meaning of some pictograms. This is Coloring, which we already explained in a previous chapter, but here we are going to do it from this context menu.

To do this, we place ourselves on top of any of the pictograms that show us a correct action, for example, Listen. Click the right mouse button and within the context menu, select Color and, within the options, Correct.

The effect that we are going to achieve is the appearance of a transparent green stick on top of the pictogram, which highlights the idea that it is a correct action. We perform the action on all the pictograms that represent correct actions and this is the result.

Now we are going to place the mouse cursor over the pictograms that represent incorrect actions. Click on the right button and select Color and, within the options, Erroneous.

In this case, the effect that we are going to achieve is the appearance of a red blade on top of the pictogram,highlighting the idea that it is an action that is not appropriate.

As we have already mentioned, if we use the context menu on any of these new pictograms and select the option of Copy to Word or Copy to clipboard,we will have these pictograms in our text document or in our slideshow, as we show you in the following screenshot.

We only have to go to the Filemenu, select Print and we can preview our pictogram sheet and select the option to make: save as a PDF document, as a graphic file or Print.

4. Activate/deactivate border of the pictograms.

On some occasions, we may be interested in having some or all of the pictograms on our sheet have aBorder. Although we have already explained how to activate the border by double clicking on the glyphs and selecting this option, the context menu of the glyphs also allows us to Activate or Deactivate the border.

As in the previous functionalities, we place ourselves on top of a pictogram and press the right mouse button. In the context menu that appears we select Border and choose between Activated or Deactivated.

We can perform this action on each of the pictograms or we can select them all by dragging the mouse over them. The final effect will be the one shown in the following image.

We also have another very interesting option in the context menu and that allows us more functionalities to configure the edge. This is Border Settings.

When selecting this option, a pop-up window appears from which we can Use Border and configure the Width, Style, Color and Degree of Rounding of the selected pictograms.

If we deactivate the Change only the selected option, the changes will be applied to all the pictograms.

Once all the modifications have been made, we go to the File menu and select Print. Now we can preview the final state of our work and select the option to perform: save as a PDF document,as a graphic file or Print.

As we have already emphasized, all these functionalities will be very useful for us in the creation of adapted materials with different contents and activities.

Picto Selector – 7 – Insert photos

7. INSERT PHOTOS

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We continue in this chapter with another type of pictogram that will allow us to insert images and photographs from the computer. This is the Photo Pictogram.

The photo pictogram is represented by a photo camera and when we click on the icon, a pop-up window appears in which the first action we have to perform is Open Photo

Once the option is selected, the window of our Windows explorer appears, in which we must locate our image and photograph on the computer, select it and open it, as it appears on the following screen.

Next, we can insert it directly into our pictogram sheet,by pressing the Okbutton.

In our case, we want only the mother’s face to appear, since we are going to use it as a reference. Picto Selector allows us to crop the image of our photograph until we obtain the desired image. To do this, we place the cursor on any of the black lines that frame the image on the left side and begin tomove each of them towards the interior of the image,until we manage to frame the mother’s face. In the image on the right side, we can preview the changes.

Since our image of the mother is not a perfect square, we notice that there are some black borders on both sides of the image. We can solve this detail, if in the Backgroundoption, we select the color White. In the image below, you can preview on the right side how the image will appear on our pictogram sheet. It only remains to click on the Ok button and we already have our image inserted in the sheet.

One of the great implementations that Picto Selector incorporates is the option toinsert images and photographs in our pictogram sheet directly from our browser.

To do this, you restore the browser page to a size where we can view our glyph sheet below. We look for the desired photograph in the browser and drag it with the mouse to our pictogram sheet. We wait a few seconds for a box with the + symbol to appear and, at that moment, we drop the image and it is automatically inserted into the sheet.

As it is not a perfect square image and we also want to crop it to center the image of the dog, we double-click on it and the photo pictogram editing window will open. Now we follow the instructions that we have given you above to achieve the desired effect.

Once the image of the dog has been edited and the effect we want has been achieved, we only have to click on ok and insert it into our sheet of pictograms.

Taking advantage of the photo pictograms combined with the ARASAAC pictograms, we have developed an exercise to work on the correct construction of sentences.

Let’s see the end result. To do this we go to the File menu and select the Print option to preview the result and perform one of the actions: Save as PDF file,Save as graphic file or Print.

Picto Selector – 6 – Clock pictograms

6. CLOCK PICTOGRAMS

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In addition to the databases of pictograms, Picto Selector offers the possibility of using other types of pictograms generated from the application itself that can be very useful for the creation and adaptation of materials.

Let’s start by using the Clock Pictogram and the Time Pictogram.

The Clock Pictogram allows you to generate analog, digital and LED clocks to enter the time at which you are going to start or end an activity. Therefore, this type of pictogram can be used, among other activities, to elaborate routines,anticipations and schedules.

The configuration of the clock pictogram is very simple. We must enter the time in the Time tab and configure thetype of clock,the background,the color of the hands and thecolor of the ticks of the hours and minutes. We can also add border or color it before introducing it into our sheet

Here we look at different examples of how our watches can look. Encourage you to try all the configurations until you find the one that suits your goal.

The time pictogram indicates the period in which we must perform a task or the waiting time.

The configuration of the time pictogram is similar to that of the clock pictogram. We can configure the type of clock,the background,the color of the hands and the color of the ticks of the hours and minutes. We can also add border or color it before introducing it into our sheet. The only difference is that here instead of putting a specific time, we must enter the necessaryminutes in the Minutes tab to perform the activity or the waiting time.

Here are some examples of how your time clocks can look. Encourage you again to try all the configurations until you find the one that suits the material you are going to make.

Combining the pictograms of the two types of watch with the pictograms of ARASAAC,we have created this example routine.

Let’s see the end result. To do this we go to the File menu and select the Print option to preview the result and perform one of the actions: Save as PDF file,Save as graphic file or Print.

Picto Selector – 5 – My first board with Picto Selector

5. MY FIRST BOARD WITH PICTO SELECTOR

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At the end of the previous chapter, we follow, step by step, the entire wizard to create our pictogram sheet with Picto Selector and configure the format of our first pictogram sheet.

Apparently, when we get to the end of the wizard and accept the settings, our rows and columns don’t appear on the creation screen, but they are there.

Let’s create our first sheet of pictograms: “Surround the animals thatfly“, following the following steps that we detail below:

1. Pictogram search in the Pictogram List window

To do this we click on Show pictograms so that the pop-up window List of pictograms appears,from which we are going to drag the pictograms to our sheet.

We can resize the pictogram window to make it smaller and have greater visibility of our pictogram sheet.

Now in the search box of the window, we begin to write the name of the glyphs that we are going to use. First, we search for “Surround“. Remember: when we search for verbs in Picto Selector, we will do it using the infinitive, although we can change the name later.

To move pictograms to the sheet,we can use two actions: drag the pictogram by pressing the mouse on it or double-click on the pictogram. Either of the two options will insert the chosen pictogram in our sheet.

You can check that we already have our first pictogram and we can even preview how our sheet is looking in the Preview window.

2. Modification of the name of the pictogram

When we move a pictogram from the List of Pictograms to the sheet, we will find that, on some occasions, the pictogram appears with several associated words. This is because Picto Selector moves the pictogram with all the meanings it has associated in the ARASAACdatabase. To modify the name of the glyph and some of the associated options, we double-click on it and the Pictogramwindow appears. Now, we can change the name of our pictogram “draw, surround” to“SURROUND”.

You can also see that the author provides us with other options that we have deactivated in the wizard. The border is one of these options that we can return to again from this window. If we activate it, the border will be assigned to this specific pictogram.

3. Change the appearance of our pictogram

We can also change the graphic format of the pictogram by clicking on the Before Coloringtab. In this way, we have several options that can be very interesting: pictogram in negative,pictogram in grayscale, flipping and rotation of the pictogram. You can do tests to see how the appearance of the pictogram changes.

We can also use the Color the pictogram option, choosing from the range of colors on our computer.

And finally, we can change the background of the pictogram. To do this, select the desired color in the Backgroundoption.

We can access all these options and many more, by placing the cursor on the pictograms and pressing the right mouse button. As we have already told you and we will repeat to you once again, the author duplicates the options on many occasions so that you can access them as quickly as possible.

4. Adding the pictograms to create our sheet

In our example, we are not going to modify any of these features to simplify the process, but you can do all the tests you want.

Now we just have to go looking for and dragging the pictograms that will make up our sheet of pictograms.

Picto Selector orders the pictograms from left to right following the order of the rows and columns that we have established. On occasion, we want to change the position of the pictogram on the sheet. To do this we have two options: drag the pictogram with the mouse to the desired position and release it or we can select it and use the directional arrows to move it to the desired position, as you can see in the following screenshot.

If we want to remove any of the pictograms from our sheet,we just have to place ourselves on top and press the Delete key. If you look again at the previous capture, we can also use the Delete option by right-clicking on the pictogram. We can delete one by one or if we select several, we can delete them all at once.

The joint selection of several pictograms also allows us to modify any of the options together, which can save us a lot of work.

We can also select one or more pictograms to Copy and Paste on our sheet if we are working, for example, on a visual discrimination activity.

After searching, entering and modifying the pictograms, the sheet has been left like this:

We only have to Save our pictogram sheet so that the next time we open Picto Selector,it appears among the sheets that we already have saved. You will notice that our new sheet appears in the Sheets window with an asterisk * next to it. This means that it is not yet stored in the application.

5. Save our pictogram sheet

We go to the upper right side and click on the Savebutton. Automatically, the asterisk disappears*. The asterisk appears when we create a new sheet of pictograms or when we make changes to one that we have saved and it warns us that the new or modified sheet has not been saved yet. This type of saving implies that the pictogram sheet is stored within the application itself and for the active user. If we want to save it on our device to open it in a different one or send it to someone else, we must follow the instructions in step 7. Export and Import pictogram sheets, which you will find below.

6. Preview, save as image/pdf and print our pictogram sheet

Now we are going to carry out several options that the application provides us. To do this, select in the File menu the option of Print.

In this Print Previewscreen, we can Save the file as PDF, Save as graphic file to insert into a document or slideshow and Print directly from our printer.

This window can also be used to preview the progress of our pictogram sheet. If we use it for this, we will only have to click on the Close button again and we will return to the edition of our sheet of pictograms.

We can also access the options of Save the file as PDF,Save as graphic file and Print from the options of the Filemenu.

Our recommendation is that you build several sheets following the instructions that we have indicated, above all, to familiarize yourself with all the menus, options and functionalities that this fantastic tool offers us.

7. Export and import glyph sheets.

If we want to save the pictogram sheet on our computer or on a storage device,we must use the Option Export sheets …, which you will find within the Filemenu. Our sheet will be saved with all the content and format that we have entered.

When we want to open this sheet of pictograms on another computer, we will go to Import sheets … in the Filemenu. We look with the browser for the place where we have stored the file, select it and click on Open.

Before importing the sheet, a pop-up window will be displayed with a preview of it. We just have to mark at the bottom Add imported to the sheet so that all the saved elements are transferred and click on Import.

Finally, we have already imported the pictogram sheet to the new device. We just have to click on the Save button to be stored in our next session and we have finished the import.

Picto Selector – 3 – Export Pictograms to our Word Processor or Slide Show

3. EXPORT PICTOGRAMS TO OUR WORD PROCESSOR OR SLIDE SHOW

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Once the Picto Selector application is opened and before using it for its main purpose, we will see a trick that will help us enormously when creating and elaborating materials with the software that we use as a word processor or as a creator of slideshows.

To do this, click on the window that is in the upper left Show pictograms and a pop-up sale called List of pictogramswill appear. as we can see, Picto Selector uses different databases of freely distributed pictograms,including the complete database of ARASAAC pictograms.

To activate or deactivate a pictogram’s database,click on Select Symbol Set. In our case, we will only leave the following activated for all databases:

              • ARASAAC Symbol Set,
              • ARASAAC Black and White Symbol Sets and
              • Custom pictograms.

These last two databases of pictograms do not yet appear in your list, but we will explain later how to install them. For now, we leave you a capture composition with all the steps we must follow.

Once the databases of pictograms that we are going to use have been established, click Ok and we have our new one in the List of pictograms in the window with the database that we have selected.

And now we explain one of those tricks that will be very useful. To do this we must activate the Pin icon that appears in the upper left of this window, as we show you in the following screenshot:

By performing this action of activating the Pinicon, our pop-up window will be in the foreground above any other application that we open. This window is resizable from the sides and the bottom.

Next, we open Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Write,depending on the one you have installed on your computer. As we can see, the window is located above our text document.

In the search box you type the word Horse and you will see the entire list of pictograms that have this string of characters. Try dragging the pictograms to your text document and the following will happen:

We already have our pictogram inserted in the text document.

In the example below, we show you a quick way to create boards in your word processor using the Pictogram’s List window.

Of course, we can modify the format of the horse’s image,adapting it to your needs.

This same action can be performed in our slide creator,which will facilitate the quick insertion of the pictograms that we are going to use in the different slides.

Picto Selector – 2 – Installation

2. INSTALLATION

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To download and install the Picto Selectorapplication, we must open the Picto Selector website in our browser.

Once inside it, you go down using the scroll of the screen and click on the +INFO button in section 1 DOWNLOAD.

The browser detects the operating system of our computer and offers us the installation on Windows or Mac.

Click on the PICTO-SELECTOR DOWNLOAD button and the download window of the installation file will appear setup_complete. Nós apenas temos que salvar o arquivo em qualquer pasta do nosso computador.

During the installation process, we just have to follow the steps that appear on the screen until we reach the last box and use the Installbutton.

Once the installation process is finished, a window appears on the screen from which we can start the application for the first time. You will also see the Picto Selector icon on your desktop.

As Picto Selector can work in network and be used by several users,when you start for the first time it will ask you for a username. In this way, it can be used by different people when the computer is shared and save the work of each one separately.

If you are going to use the computer for personal use, we recommend that you use the Administratoraccount, which appears by default.

One of the great implementations of Picto Selector is that, every time we start the application, it connects with the main database and warns you of the new updates of the application and the new pictograms added, so that you can proceed to make the updates of both on your computer. In this way, Picto Selector will always be updated to the latest version and will contain all the pictograms updated to the current date.