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Export Word List

Tapping Export Word List will bring up a list of all the word lists you have created in the app. Select the profile you want to export and then the format: Special Words or Special Stories. The following instructions detail exporting in Special Words format, instructions for exporting to Special Stories are below.

Please Note

In web-based editions of Special Words, your content and settings within the app are stored locally on the device in an area managed by your web browser. Clearing website data in your browser will DELETE your content from the app. We strongly recommend you export your word lists to somewhere safe on another device, on a regular basis, to avoid unexpected loss of content that is valuable to you.

On iOS: You will be presented with a page which will allow you to do a number of things. Open in "Special Words" will allow you to open the resource in a native edition of the app if installed on the device and More... or the share button allows you to Save to Files on the device, send the word list via email, copy to another device using AirDrop and copy to certain cloud-storage apps you have installed​.

On Android: The file will automatically be saved to the Downloads area on your device. From there you can then open it in Special Words and Special Stories, send it to other devices, or create backups of your word lists for safe keeping.

On Desktop: The file will either automatically be saved in your Downloads folder, or you will have a choice of which folder to use (depending on your browser's download settings). From there you can then open the app in Special Words or Special Stories, send it to other devices, share with friends and family, or create backups of your word lists for safe keeping.

Exporting to Special Stories

When you choose this option, you have exported a file that can be opened by Special Stories. You can open this on the same device (if you have Special Stories installed) or save it and then send via email, AirDrop, etc, to open in Special Stories elsewhere. When importing in Special Stories, you can choose to add this story into an existing collection or to create a new collection, and after that you should select Add new story. Each word in the original profile in Special Words is transferred as its own page in Special Stories, and the title of the story is taken from the name of the profile: you can make changes to the story after importing it, as you would with any other story in Special Stories.

Import Word List

Tapping Import Word List presents you with 2 options: Download from Special iApps and Choose File. The following instructions detail importing word lists using the Choose File option, you can find out how to Download from Special iApps below.

On iOS: After tapping Choose File, the Files app will open on your device. Any resources you have already saved to your device will be shown here. Simply select the resource you want to import then Add New Profile or Replace... an existing profile.

On Android: After tapping Choose File, the Files app will open on your device. This allows you to search for any resource that you have saved on your device. Simple select the resource you want to import then tap Done. You will then be taken back to the app and asked if you want to Add New Profile or Replace... an existing profile.

On Desktop: After tapping Choose File, the file browser or navigator will open. Locate the file you want to add to the app then either Add New Profile or Replace... an existing profile. There is also another way to add a word list on desktops: while in Actions, you can simply drag and drop the file you are wanting to add into the app and it will ask you if you want to Add New Profile or to Replace... an existing profile.

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Downloading from Special iApps

Selecting Download from Special iApps is the same across all devices, and will present you with a list of collections in our free online library at Special iApps, from which you can download 80+ word lists.

Simply select the collection and then the word list you would like, and once downloaded choose Add new profile when prompted.

Once downloaded you can re-record audio, change text and replace images with your own photos to suit your child's learning needs.

Please Note

Some resources downloadable using web editions have copyright restrictions, and may not be used in native editions, or redistributed in electronic or paper form without the permission of the copyright owners. These include resources licensed by Special iApps from third parties, including Oxford University Press (in the case of Numicon resources) and The Makaton Charity (for Makaton symbols). If in any doubt as to your legal obligations, please contact Special iApps or the copyright owner.

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