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by MacStitch
Sun May 04, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Your Questions Answered Here
Topic: Can I use more than one design per hoop?
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Re: Can I use more than one design per hoop?

There are several ways. You can use the merge button to bring in another design. It's the button on th upper right that looks like a needle with a couple of pages. You also can simply drag it onto the screen from its location on your computer. Or you can open the file, copy it, and paste it into you...
by MacStitch
Thu May 01, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: New Video - Remove Hidden Stitches Applique
Replies: 24
Views: 9710

Re: New Video - Remove Hidden Stitches Applique

When you use the same exact color on consecutive steps, the program automatically joins them upon saving, but only in the stitch file. The BE file is left as the original. If you do not want this to happen, change color slightly. If I want two red colors in a row, I just change to two very similar b...
by MacStitch
Thu May 01, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: New Video - Remove Hidden Stitches Applique
Replies: 24
Views: 9710

Re: New Video - Remove Hidden Stitches Applique

I just ran a similar test. I found that some stitches got removed. I'll do some more experimenting. When you re-open the file, are you looking at the pes file or the BE file? Only the pes file will have the stitches removed. If you click on the bottom layer in the object tree, you can instantly see ...
by MacStitch
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Your Questions Answered Here
Topic: Essentials vs. Alpha Tricks
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Re: Essentials vs. Alpha Tricks

Essentials is an editing program. It lets you merge designs, resize, add text, print templates, plus so much more. It has 12 built in fonts that you can resize and manipulate, such as make circular, assign different overall shapes, etc. AlphaTricks lets you import your own fonts and use them much li...
by MacStitch
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Your Questions Answered Here
Topic: Starting a new design.
Replies: 2
Views: 1848

Re: Starting a new design.

When you mouse over the tab with design name on it (or untitled) at the top of the page, you'll see an 'X'. Click the 'X' to close the design and don't click 'Save' in the dialog box that comes up. Then click the far left button at the top of the page which is a new page button. It looks like a blan...
by MacStitch
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Your Questions Answered Here
Topic: Software Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1922

Re: Software Question

As far as I know, the stand alone Alpha Tricks will not resize an embroidery design. Embrilliance Essentials does a fantastic job. You do not need Enthusiast or any other add on to resize.
Hope this helps.
Betty
by MacStitch
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Share !
Topic: Picture of Text Circle using Essential/Alpha Tricks
Replies: 2
Views: 4069

Re: Picture of Text Circle using Essential/Alpha Tricks

Thanks Eastwitch for another of your very thorough tutorials.
Just have to add, It's flip flops all year here in Florida.
Betty
by MacStitch
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Your Questions Answered Here
Topic: how to change a design
Replies: 2
Views: 1770

Re: how to change a design

Just click the object tree on the right and locate the text that you do not want. Select it and hit the Delete key. Use the 'A' key to type new text or merge text using the merge button or drag the letters from the folder on your computer to the screen and arrange as you like. If you haven't done so...
by MacStitch
Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Member Questions
Topic: Demo Alpha Tricks - purchased Essentials
Replies: 2
Views: 1879

Re: Demo Alpha Tricks - purchased Essentials

Try this link and see if you can install along with your current program. http://embrilliance.com/express This is the link given by companies selling bx format of fonts that is a semi-functional copy of Alpha Tricks without the functionality of Essentials. Before I purchased Enthusiast, I ran the de...
by MacStitch
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Your Questions Answered Here
Topic: Alpha Tricks Demo
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

Re: Alpha Tricks Demo

Yes, go to http://embrilliance.com/express and download the express version. This lets you drag the BX files in and use them. Jolson's, Rivermill, itch2Stitch, plus many more now have the BX format.