Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Creating Bold Lettering/Fonts

Hi Nancy,
I did post this answer on May 18, 2012.  If you click on the 2012 arrow and then scroll down to May, you should be able to read.   However, to make it easier for you today, I'll just repost the answer.

The easiest way to create bold lettering is to add Pull compensation. Pull compensation is found on the Sewing Attributes tab of the Integrated Sewing Attributes window. The default location is on the right side of the design window. At the bottom of the Sewing Attributes, click To Expert Mode. If you are already in Expert Mode, you will see To Beginner Mode at the bottom of the window. Pull compensation is toward the bottom. This is best increase in millimeters, not inches as you can increase in smaller increments.

If you are using a TTfont, on the Text attributes tab at the top of the window, under the font pull down menu, there is a tiny arrow. If you click on the Tiny arrow, the options for that font appear. If a bold option is available for that TTfont, it will appear in this location. Choose bold and then click OK. This option only works for TTfonts with bold as a selection.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Moving a color Chart

Hi Mary Alice,
Wow, a voice from the past.  How are things with you?

I noticed you removed your comment before I could reply.  The answer if you didn't find it already is yes.  You can create a thread chart on one computer and move it to another.  The created thread chart is Chart2.btc.  It is found in Program Files\Brother\PE-DESIGN(version #)\Color.  Copy chart2.btc and then put it into the other computer.  When asked if you want to replace the current chart, choose yes.  I realize that you know most of this, but it was a good question and others may be interested as well.  Would love to hear from you!
Have a great Day!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Knowing in Sewing September 2012

Hello all,
The Knowing in Sewing for September went out this afternoon.  I hope it was worth the wait.  If there are tips you would like help with, submit them to me and I 'll see if they can be added to a later newsletter or on a blog post.  Coming up with the tips that are useful are half the battle of writing a newsletter.
I do think you will like the September tips.  Especially those PE-DESIGN NEXT users who can't keep their Attribute Windows docked.

I had the pleasure in September of teaching a group of Kentucky teachers.  They have a very unusual program where they are teaching embroidery and software to their students as a part of their curriculum.     I really loved the concept and applaud the school system and their teacher for providing the classes to their student.  A portion of the curriculum focused on fashion and design as well.  

I am really looking forward to starting the fall travel season.  I hope to see you soon!
Create something fun today!