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Floriani Total Control Commercial Embroidery Software Program

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Table of Contents Overview of Users Guide Software/System Requirements Installation Registration Licensing Agreement Floriani Total Control Hot Keys Getting Familiar With The Program Viewing the Window Toolbox Tool Description Standard Bar Tool Description Sequence View Properties Box Description General Options Start Floriani Software Standard Bar Options/Tools Creating Stitches Two Digitizing Modes Stitch Outline Mode Create A Manual Stitch Create A Run Stitch Create A Satin Stitch Create A Steil Stitch Create A Complex Fill Create An Applique Stitch Create A Cross Stitch Create A Tackle Twill Stitch Create A Sequin Stitch Create A Chenille Stitch Create Lettering Stitch Properties Manual Stitch Properties Run Stitch Properties Satin Stitch Properties Steil Stitch Properties Complex Fill Stitch Properties Applique Stitch Properties Cross Stitch Properties Tackle Twill Stitch Properties Sequin Run Stitch Properties Sequin Fill Stitch Properties Chenille Run Stitch Properties Chenille Fill Stitch Properties Lettering Properties Editing Stitches & Object Structures Edit Start & End Points Edit Stitch Angle Lines Adding & Deleting Points/Nodes Editing Points/Nodes Editing Standard Text

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Editing Circular Text Misc. Features/Functions Create Custom Thread Charts Images & Artwork Graphic Bitmaps Applique´ Shapes Letters and Numbers Bitmaps Motif Shapes Font & Fill Patterns Standard Fill Patterns Embossed Pattern Fills Standard Fonts Monogram Fonts Motif Patterns Embellishments & Designs Symbols Monogram Embellishments Text Embellishments Reference Section 1:1 3D About Aligning Objects Applique Applique Properties Artwork Artwork Properties Auto Baste Auto Digitizing BackDrop Backdrop Properties Banner Toolbar Batch Convert Break Up Selected Path Break Up Text Cascade Child Window Center Circle Template Check for Updates Close Close All Color Change Column Properties Commands Command Properties Complex Fill Contents F1 Convert to Manuals Copy Cross Stitch Cross Stitch Properties Cut Delete

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Density Design Library Design Statues Display Hoops Distribute Objects Draw 3d Duplicate Edit Tools Exit File Formats Fill Properties First Stitch First / Last Stitch Fit Window Flip Horizontal Flip Vertical General Options General Properties Grid Grouping Objects Hoops How To Import Artwork Import TT Text Inclination Line Insert Insert Needle Change Intersect Join Selected Paths Lasso Last Stitch Load Backdrop Magic Wand Main Window Manual (Doc) Manual Manual Properties Merge Mirror Horizontal Mirrow Vertical Monogram Move To Back Move To Front New One Location Optimize Entry Exit Optimize Sequence Open Pan Pathing Paste Print Print Preview Print Setup

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Properties Pull/Push Compensation Properties Redo Registration Repeat Design Resequence By Color Refresh Rotate Left Rotate Right Ruler Run Run Properties Satin Simplify Slice Tool Save Save As Image Save As Save2Sew Scroll Bar (left and right) Scroll Bar (up and down) Select Select All Sequence View Toolbar Shape Slow Redraw Standard Pattern Creator Start / Stop Start Object Status Bar Steil Steil Properties Stitch Stitches Stitch Ends Stitch Properties Stop Object Symbol Text Text Properties Thread Chart Creator Tile Toolbars Transform Properties Trim Twain Scanner Two Locations Underlay Underlay Properties Undo Units Updates Wand Status Toolbar Weld

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Work Area Zoom In Zoom Out Zoom Tool

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Overview of Users Guide Floriani’s Total Control Software is for both the experienced and beginning users. This manual is not only filled with information about how to use the program, but it also includes many time saving tips that will make you more productive, efficient and effective in your embroidery projects. When you first install the software, the Thread Converter software is already unlocked and ready to be used. Icons Used in This Book This icon indicates a story. These stories help to explain and simplify problems that may be very confusing. This icon indicates helpful tips that enable you to better understand how the software works The "Time Saving" icon provides information that will save you time in your day-to-day use of the software and in some cases the use of your computer. This icon is placed next to sections of this manual you should not forget. Pay close attention to anything with this icon. It may come in handy later. This icon has two purposes. It allows the technologically inclined to be aware of something complex and in some cases exciting and lets the novice know they might want to skip this section because the information may be confusing. This icon lets you know of potential dangers and will warn you about the pitfalls of using your computer. When this icon will appears in the manual, it’s simple to show that the author has something to share. This icon is placed next to sections of this manual where there is an example that might help understand more clearly what is being explained. Terms Used in This Manual In the Floriani Embroidery Software Platform, there are several different ways to activate the same function or feature: by clicking your mouse on a drop down menu or clicking on an icon or in some cases using a hot key. When suggested that you click an icon with the mouse, a picture of the icon button will appear in the left margin. “Choose the Open command from the drop down menu File” is the same as “Choose File, Open (Alt+F+O).” “Alt+F+O”means that you can access this command by holding down the "Alt" key and pressing the "F" key. The action opens the drop down menu File. Pressing the O key next will activate the Open command. For example, when you see a key combination such as "Alt+F+O", remember that you don’t hold down all three keys at once; you press the"Alt+F" and then the "O". p7


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Software/System Requirements Minimum System Requirements • Windows XP Home/ • P3 300Mhz Processor • 300 MB hard drive • 128MB RAM • CD-ROMDrive • 800 x 600 display • Mouse • Internet Access Recommended System Requirements • Windows 7 • P4 300Mhz Processor • 320 GB hard drive • 4 GB RAM • DVD-ROM Drive • 1024 x 768 display • Mouse • Internet Access

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Installation 1. Begin installation on the Windows Desktop. Close all open programs. 2. Place the Floriani’s Embroidery Software DVD in the DVD-ROM drive. The DVD should auto run.... If the DVD doesn't auto run for any reason, please follow these instructions: 1. Begin installation on the Windows Desktop. Close all open programs. 2. Place the Floriani’s Embroidery Software DVD in the DVD-ROM drive. 3. From the Windows desktop, click on the Start button. 4. Click on the Run button. 5. At the Run prompt, type the letter of your DVD-ROM Drive followed by Setup. (Ex: D:\SETUP or E:\SETUP) You may also press the Browse button and click on the DVD-ROM drive. In the window, locate and click on the file named setup.exe. Once the setup.exe file is highlighted, press Open. This will copy the file name to the command prompt. Press the Return or Enter key.

6. At the welcome screen click on “Next”. (Figure INST-01)

7. Read the License Agreement. (Figure INST-02) 8. If you agree to the license agreement, click on “I accept the terms in the license agreement”. (Figure INST-02) 9. Click on “Next”.

10. Fill in User Name. (Figure INST-03) 11. Organization (if any). (Figure INST-03) 12. Click on “Anyone who uses this computer (all users)” or “Only form”. (Figure INST-03) 13. Click on “Next”. (Figure INST-03)

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14. Click on “Complete”. (Figure INST-04) 15. Click on “Next”. (Figure INST-04)

16. Click on “Install”. (Figure INST-05)

17. When installation is finished, click on “Finish”. (Figure INST-06) You are ready to use your software. Enjoy!!!!!!!!

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Registration 1. Disable any antivirus, antiadware, and antispyware software on your computer. We have found that these types of programs may affect embroidery software if they are active when you are installing. If you have a Vista computer, you must also turn off the User Account Control before you install. It will prevent installations. To do this, 1. Click Start, Control Panel 2. Click Classic View if it is not showing icons this way 3. Double click User Accounts 4. Click the bottom entry Turn User Account Control On or Off 5. Click off the checkmark to turn off User Account Control and then click OK 2. Install the DVD. If a registration form appears, please close it. 3. Double-click the Floriani icon on your Desktop to open the software program

4. Click Help, Check for Updates. This will check for software updates and automatically update your software to the latest version

If an update is installed, close the program and then double click the Floriani icon on your Desktop to re-launch it. 5. Click Help, Registration.

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6. Fill out the Registration information completely.

A. Select the Floriani Total Control program you purchased (if you purchased the upgrade, please select the upgrade option). Then Fill in your information completely. B. Your 16 digit Serial Number goes here. (it must be typed in using all CAPITAL letters and the dashes are required - this number is located inside your DVD case). C. Your Registration Number will automatically fill in. This in NOT your serial number. (this number is required to gain an activation code. Again, this number will automatically be filled in for you DO NOT change it) D. When form is completely filled in, select Register Now. 7. Your 16-digit Serial Number is located inside your DVD case. This is the number you will enter into the Serial Number box. Capital letters and dashes are required. A 20-digit Registration Number that is different from your Serial Number will automatically pop into the Registration Number field. Leave the Activation Number field blank. 8.

Click the Register Now button once.

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Wait until the code appears in the Activation Number field.

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11. Close Floriani Software down completely and then open it again.

Fax Registration Click on the Print Registration button and fax the completed form to 865-549-5116. E-mail Registration registration@florianisoftware.com

Additional Registrations With a registered copy of any one or more of the Floriani Software products, you are licensed for one personal computer. The serial number can not be reactivated after it has been registered. If for some reason your computer has to be replaced or Windows has to be reinstalled, you can go to: http://www.florianisoftware.com/registration Fill out the form completely and a request for an additional registration will be e-mailed to e-SoftwareOnDemand.

Software Transfer Once registration is completed and the software is registered, you can not transfer registration of the SOFTWARE to another person (either an individual or a single entity). This means you can not sell, trade, or give the software to any other person. Activation codes will only be given to registered users of this software.

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5. If you have purchased this Product as an upgrade of either an ACTION TAPES, INC. product or another vendor's product, you may continue to use your upgraded product with this Product. If the Product you have purchased is an upgrade of an ACTION TAPES, INC. product, you now may use that upgraded product only in accordance with this License. 6. Use only one (1) of the language versions, if the Product provides you with a selection of Multiple Language Versions. 7. Use this Product in conjunction with the copyrighted material of some third party, so long as you (a) do not use the logo, name, or trademarks of ACTION TAPES, INC. or its licensors (b} include a valid copyright notice on the Image and/or design used, and (c) indemnify ACTION TAPES, INC. and its licensors against any claims or lawsuits arising from your use or distribution of the Image and/or design in any product that you create and/or distribute. ACTION TAPES, INC. assumes no responsibility or liability for the distribution of such material, as you (and not ACTION TAPES, INC.) assume all responsibility and liability for the content of such materials and for suitability of the Product for the receipt of such materials. C. YOU MAY NOT: 1. Use the Product or make copies of it, except as permitted in this License. 2. Translate, reverse engineer, decompile, and/or disassemble the Product, except to the extent the foregoing restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law. 3. Rent, lease, assign, and/or transfer the Product, except as specifically set out in Paragraph B above. 4.Modify the Product or merge all or any part of the Product with another program. 5. Redistribute the fonts or image files included with the Product. 6. Separate the component parts of the Product for use on more than one (1) computer. 7. Software Transfer. Once registration is completed and the software has been registered. You can not transfer registration of the SOFTWARE (including all component parts, the media and printed materials, any upgrades, this EULA and, if applicable, the Certificate of Authenticity), to another person (either an individual or a single entity). What this means is you can not sell, trade, or give away the software to any other person. Activation codes will only be given to registered users of this software. If this Product is OEM: 8. You may not use or copy the Product if you received the Product as a stand-alone. The Product must be purchased in conjunction with the ACTION TAPES, INC. approved partner products or services described in the Warning located on the Product storage media. D. TERM: This License shall remain in effect only for so long as you are in full and complete compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This License will terminate if you fail to comply with any of its terms or conditions. You agree, upon termination, to destroy all copies of the Product. The Limitations of Warranties and Liability set out below shall continue in full force and effect, even after any termination. E. WARRANTY: WE WARRANT THAT THE MEDIA IN THIS PRODUCT WILL BE FREE FROM DEFECT IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP FOR NINETY (90) DAYS FROM p16


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THE DATE YOU ACQUIRE IT. IF SUCH A DEFECT OCCURS, RETURN THE MEDIA TO US AT:ACTION TAPES, INC.,ATTN: CUSTOMER SERVICE, 2517 MANANADRIVE, DALLAS, TX 75220, AND WE WILL REPLACE IT FREE OF CHARGE. THIS REMEDY IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. IT GIVES YOU CERTAIN RIGHTS AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER LEGISLATED RIGHTS WHICH MAY VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. F. LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY: EXCEPT FORTHE EXPRESS WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN ABOVE, THE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITYOR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THOSE ARISING BY LAW, STATUTE, USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING OR OTHERWISE. THE ENTIRE RISKAS TO THE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS ASSUMED BY YOU. NEITHER WE NOR OUR DIRECTORS,OFFICERS,AGENTS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, DEALERSAND/OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITEDTO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, LOST OR DAMAGED DATA OR OTHER COMMERCIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR THEY ARE FORESEEABLE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CLAIMS BY A THIRD PARTY. OUR MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU AND THAT OF OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, DEALERS AND SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT THE ALLEGED BREACH OR DEFAULT IS A BREACH OF A FUNDAMENTAL CONDITION OR TERM OR A FUNDAMENTAL BREACH. SOME STATES/COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. G. U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS: With respect to any acquisition of the Product by or for any unit or agency of the United States Government (the "Government"), the Product shall be classified as "commercial computer software", as that term is defined in the applicable provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (the "FAR") and supplements thereto, including the Department of Defense (DoD) FAR Supplement (the "DEARS"). The Product was developed entirely at private expense, and no part of the Product was first produced in the performance of a Government contract. If the Product is supplied for use by DoD, the Product is delivered subject to the terms of this Agreement and either (i) in accordance with DFARS 227.7202-1 (a) and 227.7202-3 (a), or (ii) with restricted rights in accordance with DFARS 252-2277013 (c) (1) (ii) (OCT 1988), as applicable. If the Product is supplied for use by a Federal agency other than DoD, the Product is restricted computer software delivered subject to the terms of this Agreement and (i) FAR 12.212{a}; (ii) FAR 52.227-19; or (iii) FAR 52.227-14 (AIT III), as applicable. The contractor/manufacturer is ACTION TAPES, INC., a Texas corporation doing business as G7 Solutions, 2517Mañana Drive, Dallas, TX 75220. H. EXPORT CONTROLS: If the Product is identified as a not-for-export product (for example, on the box, media or during the installation process), then, unless you have exemption from the United States Department of Commerce or other regulatory authority, as may be designated from time to time, the following applies: EXCEPT FOR EXPORT TO CANADA FOR USE IN CANADA BY CANADIAN CITIZENS, THE PROGRAM MAY NOT BE EXPORTED OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES OR TO p17


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ANY FOREIGN ENTITY OR "FOREIGN PERSON"AS DEFINED BYTHE U.S. GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION,ANYONE WHO IS NOTACITIZEN, NATIONAL OR LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. BY AGREEING TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE YOU ARE WARRANTING TO ACTION TAPES, INC. THAT YOU ARE NOT A"FOREIGN PERSON" OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF A"FOREIGN PERSON". I. GENERAL: This License is the entire agreement between us, superseding any other agreement, and any discussions, oral or written, and may not be changed except by a signed written agreement. This License shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, excluding that body of law applicable to choice of law and excluding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and any legislation implementing such Convention, if otherwise applicable. If any provision of this License is declared by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such a provision shall be severed from the License and the other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Venue for any litigation brought relating to the Product or to this License shall be in Dallas, Texas. ACTION TAPES, INC. GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF CLIPART AND STOCK PHOTO IMAGES ACTION TAPES, INC.'s products may contain numerous clipart and images (collectively referred to as the "Images") which are either owned by ACTION TAPES, INC. or are licensed from a third-party. As a user of ACTION TAPES, INC. products, you are free to use, modify and publish the Images as you wish, subject to the restrictions set out below. If you are uncertain as to whether your intended use is in compliance with the Guidelines set out below, we recommend that you seek the advice of your own attorney or legal counsel. ACTION TAPES, INC. will not provide you with an opinion as to whether your use is in compliance with these Guidelines. License Agreement A. YOUMAY, subject to any restrictions set out below: 1. Incorporate any Image(s) into your own original work and publish, display and distribute your work in any media; provided you include a copyright notice in your work reflecting on the copyright ownership of both you and ACTION TAPES, INC. as follows: "Copyright (c) 20___Action Tapes, Inc., its licensors and (YOUR NAME).All rights reserved." You may not, however, resell, sublicense or otherwise make available the Image(s) for use or distribution separately or detached from the Product. The Images may not be uploaded and/or downloaded to the Internet in any format. 2.Make one (1) copy of the Image(s) for backup or archival purposes. B. YOU MAY NOT: 1. Create scandalous, obscene, defamatory or immoral works using the Image(s), nor use the Image(s) for any other purpose which is prohibited by law. 2. Use or permit the use of the Image(s) or any part thereof as a trademark or servicemark, or claim any proprietary rights of any sort in the Image(s) or any part thereof. 3. Use any of the Image(s) related to identifiable individuals or entities for any commercial purpose or in a manner which suggests their association with or endorsement of any product or service. 4. Use the Image(s) in electronic format, on-line or in multimedia applications unless the Image(s) are incorporated for viewing purposes only and no permission is p18


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given to upload, download and/or save the Image(s) for any reason. 5. Rent, lease, sublicense or lend the Image(s), or a copy thereof, to another person or legal entity. 6. Use the Product to violate any intellectual or other property right(s), including copyrights. 7. Use any Image(s), except as expressly permitted by this License. 8. Software Transfer. Once registration is completed and the software has been registered. You can not transfer registration of the SOFTWARE (including all component parts, the media and printed materials, any upgrades, this EULA and, if applicable, the Certificate of Authenticity), to another person (either an individual or a single entity). What this means is you can not sell, trade, or give away the software to any other person. Activation codes will only be given to registered users of this software. Government Crests, Seals and Other Official Insignia The national, state, local, and municipal insignia which may be contained in this Product are protected by various laws against m isuse. Generally speaking, all logos, insignia, patches, seals, flags and coats of arms are for official use only. It is your responsibility to obey all national and international laws regulating display of the insignia, seals, flags and coats of arms contained herein. OEM EDITION ADDENDA TO THE GENERAL LICENSE AGREEMENT OEM PRODUCT IS SOLD UNDER LICENSE INCONJUNCTION WITH ACTION TAPES, INC.'S APPROVED PARTNER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WHICH ARE DESCRIBED IN THE WARNING LOCATED ON THE STORAGE MEDIA. IF THIS PRODUCT IS IDENTIFIED AS AN OEM EDITION,YOUR USE OF THIS PRODUCT IS GOVERNED BY THE TERMS OF THE GENERAL LICENSE AGREEMENT AS MODIFIED BYTHE TERMS OF THIS OEM EDITION ADDENDUM TO THE GENERAL LICENSE AGREEMENT. IN THE EVENT OFANY CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TERMS OF THE GENERAL LICENSE AGREEMENTANDTHIS OEM EDITION ADDENDUM, THE TERMS OF THIS OEM ADDENDA TO THE GENERAL LICENSE AGREEMENT SHALLGOVERN. NOT WITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THE GENERAL LICENSEA GREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT TRANSFER OR ASSIGN THE PRODUCT OR ANY COPY THEREOF, OR YOUR LICENSE TO USE THE PRODUCT TO A THIRDPARTY. Revised November 2006

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Floriani Total Control Floriani’s Total Control Embroidery Software provides all the essential tools you need to create beautiful embroidery products for any occasion. This program includes Floriani’s Save2Sew wizard based tool that helps you make the right choices for each project. Floriani’s “family embroidery secrets” are revealed in over 120 easy to use style sheets! Formats Supported Include: Click2Stitch (c2s), Artista (art) Magellan Scalable (mgl), Magellan Style sheet (stl), GN Scalable (gnc), Melco Scalable (cnd), Melco DOS expanded (exp), Tajima (dst, dsb, dsz), Pfaff (ksm), Barudan Dos (dat & Uxx), Toyota (10o), Pfaff PC-Designer V2.0 & V2.1 PC (pcs), Singer PSW (xxx), Pfaff Macintosh (pcm), Janome Scan-n-Sew PC/Elna Envision Scan PC (sew) Viking DOS Customizer/Customizer 95 (hus), Viking D1 (shv), Toyota Poem/Singer EU/Dos HuskyGram (csd), Baby Lock/Bernina Deco/Brother/Simplicity (pes), Janome/New Home 1000 (jef), Viking (vip) Graphic Files Supported: Raster and Vector (including .bmp, .jpg, .tif) Minimum System Requirements: Windows XP Home/Pro (SP1,2), P3 300Mhz Processor, 300MB hard drive space, 128MB RAM, CD-ROM Drive, 800 x 600 display, Mouse, Internet Access

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Hot Keys Hot Keys are keyboard shortcut keys that allow you to access features faster. Hot Keys Manual Stitch - 1 Run Stitch - 2 Satin Stitch - 3 Classic Satin Stitch - 9 Steil Stitch - 4 Complex Stitch - 5 Applique Stitch - 6 Cross Stitch - 8 Sequin Run Stitch - 7 Artwork Tool - 0 Text Tool - T New Design - Ctrl+N Open - Ctrl+0 Save - Ctrl+S Cut - Shirt+Delete Copy - Ctrl+C Paste - Ctrl+V Undo - Alt+Backspace Redo - Ctrl+Y Print - Ctrl+P Insert - Ctrl+I Delete - Delete Select All - Ctrl+A Transform - Ctrl+T Refresh - F5 Slow Redraw - Ctrl+R Pan - P Draw 3D - Ctrl+3 Ruler - R Backdrop - Ctrl+B While you have a digitizing tool selected you can change the digitizing mode: Freehand mode - F Bezier mode - B Simple mode - S

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Getting Familiar With The Program Viewing the Window When you start Floriani software, the program displays several panels used to help aid in your embroidery design project. A panel is a window you can use to improve accessibility and work flow. It is important to get familiar with each panel so you can work more efficiently. Each panel contains a group of similar tool types or functions. • The Standard bar panel contains all your digitizing and quick access tools. • The Properties box panel is where all the information about the selected design element is held. • The Toolbox panel is where your tools for selecting objects and changing the design view are located. • The Sequence View panel is a visual display of the design sequence. • The Status Line panel shows what you are doing at any give time. • The Color Selection panel is where all the color information for the design is located and accessed. • The Menu Bar panel is where all the features and functions are found and can be accessed from. • The Design Page displays open designs.

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Toolbox Tool Description The tools found in the Toolbox are probably the most frequently used tools. From this panel you will select your objects, access edit properties, access different views, measure elements, load images, load hoops, and transform elements. It is very important to get familiar with each tool in the Toolbox. Below is a list and description of all the tools available in this panel. Selection Tool – use this tool to select objects in a design by left mouse clicking on them. Lasso Tool – use this tool to select objects in a design by drawing a circle around the entire object(s) you want to select. Shape Tool – use this tool to edit outlines, angle lines, and start/stop points. Slice Tool - use this tool to split one element into two or more. Stitch Tool – use this tool to select individual stitch points in a design element. Zoom Tool – use this tool to zoom in on objects for a better view. Pan Tool – use this tool to move the position of your work area on the screen. Ruler Tool – use this tool to measure elements in your design. Backdrop Tool – use this tool to open and image from your computer into the work area. 3D View – use this tool to toggle between normal and 3D view of your design. Grid View – use this tool to turn the grid view on and off. Stitches View – use this to turn the stitches view on and off. On it shows the stitches, off it only shows outlines of the objects. Stitch Ends View – use this tool to turn the stitch ends view on and off. On you will see everywhere the needle penetrates the fabric. Commands Tool – use this to turn the commands view on and off. When on it will show trims and where the first and last stitches are located. Hoop Tool – use this to select or create a hoop for your project. Backdrop View – use this to turn the backdrop image view on and off.

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Standard Bar Tool Description Below is a list of tools found on the Standard bar. It is important to know what each of these tools do and how and when to use them. Make sure you get familiar with each of these tools. New – use this to create a new design. Open – use this to open an existing document. Save – use this to save the design you are working on. Print Preview – use this to view your design in the print preview window. Cut – use this to cut an element out of a design. Copy – use this to copy an element in a design. Paste – use this to paste a copied element in a design. Undo – use this to undo the last action made. Redo – use this to redo the previously undone action. Zoom Box – use this to zoom in and out. Start/Stop – use this to create the start/stop points in a design. Auto Lock – use this to turn on/off the auto lock stitch feature. How To – use this to access the “how to” video tutorials. About – use this to display program information, version number and copyright. Manual Stitch – use this to input a manual stitch path. Run Stitch – use this to input a run stitch path. Satin Stitch – use this to input a satin stitch path. Classic Satin Stitch – use this to input a satin stitch path using the classic point/counterpoint technique. Steil Stitch – use this to input a steil stitch path. Complex Fill Stitch – use this to input a complex fill stitch path. Appliqué – use this to input an appliqué stitch path. Cross Stitch – use this to input a cross stitch path. Tackle Twill Tool - use this to create a tackle twill zig-zag stitch. Sequin Run Tool - use this to create a sequin run stitch. Sequin Fill Tool - use this to create a sequin fill stitch. Chenille Run Tool - use this to create a chenille run stitch. p24


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Chenille Fill Tool - use this to create a chenille fill stitch. Artwork – use this to input artwork (pen, rectangle, ellipse). Symbol – use this to input a predigitized symbol. Magic Wand Tool – use this to auto digitize elements by segments from an image. Text Tool – use this tool to create text in your design. Monogram Tool – use this tool to create m onogram text in your design. Text Designs – use this to add predigitized text designs into your project. Monogram Designs – use this to add predigitized monogram designs into your project. Auto Digitizing – use this to create auto digitized designs. Motif Shapes – use this to input motif shapes in your project. Appliqué Shapes – use this to input appliqué shapes to your project. Optimize Sequence - use this to optimize the order in which selected items run out. Optimize Entry Exit - use this to automatically optimize the start and end points of selected object to closest point connection. Auto Baste - use this to automatically create a baste stitch around a design. Duplicate - use this to create a duplicate of the selected object in a design. Repeat - use this to open the repeat window and create a repeating pattern of a selected object in the design. Circle Template - use this to create a circular pattern for a selected object in the design. Flip Horizontal - use this to horizontally flip a selected object in the design. Flip Vertical - use this to vertically flip a selected object in the design. Rotate Left - use this to rotate a selected object in the design to the left. Rotate Right - use this to rotate a selected object in the design to the right. Left Align - use this to align multiple selected objects in a design to the left. Right Align - use this to align multiple selected objects in a design to the right. Top Align - use this to align multiple selected objects in a design to the top. Bottom Align - use this to align multiple selected objects in a design to the p25


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bottom. Horizontal Center Align - use this to align multiple selected objects centered horizontally Vertical Center Align - use this to align multiple selected objects centered vertically. Trim - use this tool to trim the overlap between two selected objects in a design. Weld - use this tool to combine two selected objects into one object in a design. Intersect - use this tool to keep only the area where two objects overlap deleting the area where they do not overlap. Distribute Horizontal - use this to place the same distance between multiple selected objects in a horizontal row. Distribute Vertical - use this to place the same distance between multiple selected objects in a vertical row. Group - use this to group multiple selected objects in a design. UnGroup - use this to ungroup grouped objects in a design. Move To Front - use this to move an object all the way to the beginning of a design. Move To Back - use this to move an object all the way to the end of a design. Join selected paths - use this to join to selected paths into one path. Break up selected paths - use this to break apart combined paths.

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Sequence View The Sequence View is a very powerful panel. This panel is often overlooked and under utilized. It is in this panel where you get a snapshot of the entire design. You are able to see the sequence in which the design will sew out. Also, you will see a small view of each object and the color of that object. When you expand the view for a color segment you will see a list of all stitch types used to create that element in the order in which it will sew out. The Sequence View will quickly and easily allow you to turn on/off the view of a given segment. This helps greatly when editing objects or figuring out where all the elements of a given segment are located in a design. Also, you have the ability to lock a design color segment. When you lock a segment it takes away the ability of that object to be moved or have the properties changed in any way. The Sequence View is also the area in which you change the sewing order of the design. You can click and drag a segment or design element into a different location by simply selecting it and dragging it into the desired location. Sequence View – use this to select design elements, turn design element views on/off, resequence designs, etc.

Plus Symbol – use this to expand/retract elements pertaining to the color. Eye Symbol – use this to turn on/off the view of a design element. Lock Symbol – use this to lock/unlock the elements in the sequence. When locked you cannot change the properties of that element. Move Elements – to move a element left mouse click and hold the click while dragging your mouse to the desired location. Release mouse click when in the desired position.

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Properties Box Description The Properties box is where all the settings for an element/stitch type are accessed and modified. This is the most powerful panel in the Floriani Embroidery Software program. Use this panel to view and modify the stitch type, stitch length, stitch density, underlay type and settings, pull compensation values, start/end stitch commands, tie-in and tie-off stitches, and design size and angle. Below is a list of each tab found in the Properties box. The options available for each stitch type changes depending on the type of stitch. Make sure you look at all the settings available and what they control. Properties – use the properties window to modify all aspects of design elements.

Fill – use this section to adjust the fill (run/manual, satin, complex fill) properties of an element. Underlay – use this section to adjust the underlay stitch settings for a selected design element. Pull/Push. – use this to manually set the pull and push compensation values for a selected design element. Column – use this to adjust column settings/types for a selected satin stitch element. General – use this to modify connection ends, create gradient fills, select auto density for elements, and select to turn on/off short stitches feature. Commands – use this to set the start/end com mands of design elements. When working with text, use this to create trims and color changes as well. Transform – use this to resize the design size and rotate the design.

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General Options The General Options box allows you to globally change many settings for the software. When you make a change in the General Options box it will keep these settings as default settings every time you open the software. In the General Options you can make changes to the working environment, stitch trim options, grid settings, and digitizing modes. To access the General Options box: 1. Select Tools from the menu bar 2. Next, select General Options.

Tabs available under the General Options box: 1. Environment – in this section you can change the units of measure, select a default fabric setting, select a default thread chart, and select to auto match thread colors when loading a design. 2. Machine – in this section you can choose to activate trims if a stitch is longer than the specified number, split up jumps longer than the specified number, remove stitches that are shorter than a specified number, combine jumps when reading a design, and select the default frame out location. 3. Grid – in this section you can set the parameters for the grid by selecting spacing for both Horizontal and Vertical. You can check to maintain aspect ratio so the Horizontal and Vertical settings will be equal. You can also select to have objects you move to snap to the grid for lining objects up. Finally, you can choose to display the grid as lines or dots. 4. Digitizing – in this section you are able to select the type of input mode you want to use while digitizing (simple draw, bezier, free hand). In this section you can also select the digitizing mode you want to use (standard or advanced) for both com plex fill’s and satin stitches. With Complex fills you can even select the default stitch angle you want to use. 5. Drawing – in this section you are able to choose the color a design element will display when you select it in the software. 6. Auto Baste - in this section you are able to change the auto baste settings.

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Start Floriani Software To launch the Floriani Total Control embroidery software program, please do the following: 1. Double mouse click the Floriani Software icon located on your desktop.

2. The program will start loading. 3. Once the software opens, the My Floriani Today screen will automatically appear. Some features will only display if you are currently online at the time you open the software. 4. Please see the next section that explains what is available on the My Floriani Today screen.

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Standard Bar Options/Tools The Standard bar has some very powerful features that are often over looked and under used. Here is a description of these options/tools and how to use them: New

- click this icon and a new design window will open.

Open - click this icon and the open design window will appear. This will allow you to quickly navigate to the folder containing the file you want to open. Save - click this to save your document with the click of a button. If you have not saved the design prior to clicking this icon, it will open the save as dialog box so you can select the folder to save the design in and also so you can name to file. Print Preview

- click this icon to access the print preview screen.

Cut - click this icon when you want to cut an object out of a design. You must first select the object, then click this icon to cut it out of the design. Copy - use this icon to copy an object in your design. You must first select the object, then click this icon to copy it. Paste - use this icon to paste a copied object into your design. You must first copy an object, then click this icon to paste it into the design. Undo

- use this to undo changes or additions you just made to the design.

Redo

- use this to redo or put back the steps you just undid or deleted.

Zoom Box

- use this to zoom in and out of your design with precise control.

• Zoom In - each time you select this option it will double the zoom amount. • Zoom Out - each time you select this option it will reduce the zoom by half. • To Fit - when you select this option it will zoom in as much as possible to fit the entire design in the design window. • To Selection - when you select this option it will zoom into a selected item enough to make it fill the entire window. • 1:1 - when you select this option it will zoom the design to where it is actual size or sew out size. • 10% - 400% - when you select one of the percentages it will zoom in the amount selected. Start/Stop

- this displays the start and stop position of the design.

• Center - this will place the start and stop position in the center of the design. To have the design start and stop in the center of the design just click this option. • First Stitch - this will display the starting location of the design. To view the starting location in the design just click this option. • Last Stitch - this will display the end location in the design. To view the last stitch in the design just click this option. • First/Last Stitch - this will display the first and last location in the design. To view the first and last location just click this option. • One Location - this will make the start and stop locations to be the same. To select the location, click this option and then left mouse click in the design where you want to start and stop the design. p31


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• Two Locations - this allows you to select the start and stop locations in the design. To do this, select this option and then left click where you want the start location in the design and then left click where you want to end the design. Auto Lock - when this option is selected, it will automatically place a lock stitch when starting a design object following a trim and place a lock stitch before a trim automatically. To control when this takes place - the distance between objects - view the General Options section. How To - clicking on this icon will open the video player containing How To step-by-step training videos on the software. About - clicking on this icon will open a window that will show you the version of the software along with other information about the software.

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Creating Stitches Two Digitizing Modes There are two digitizing modes in the Floriani Total Control Software: Standard Mode and Advanced Mode. Standard Mode - when using this mode the program will automatically apply the start point, end point, and stitch direction for the design element. This option allows for less user control but is the preferred mode for new or inexperienced digitizers. Advanced Mode - when using this mode the user will define the start point, end point, and in some stitch type the stitch direction after creating stitch outline. This option allows for more control and is the preferred mode of experienced digitizers.

Selecting Standard Digitizing Mode 1. Click Tools on the menu bar, then select General Options. 2. Click the Digitizing tab. 3. Next, under the Complex fill section, select Standard from the Mode drop down box. 4. Select 0 or 90 from the Default angle drop down box. This will determine the fill stitch angle when creating a fill stitch pattern. 5. Now, under the Satin section, select Standard from the Mode drop down box. 6. Next, select OK. Selecting Advanced Digitizing Mode 1. Click Tools on the menu bar, then select General Options. 2. Click the Digitizing tab. 3. Next, under the Complex fill section, select Advanced from the Mode drop down box. p33


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4. Select 0 or 90 from the Default angle drop down box. This will determine the fill stitch angle when creating a fill stitch pattern. 5. Now, under the Satin section, select Advanced from the Mode drop down box. 6. Finally, select OK.

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Stitch Outline Mode There are 3 different ways you can create stitch outlines in Floriani Total Control software: Bezier, Simple draw, and Free hand. Bezier - this is very common in vector artwork programs. Here is how to use this method: 1. Left mouse click to plot your first point. 2. Left mouse click to create a straight line. 3. Left click and drag to create a curved line. 4. Right mouse click after plotting your last point in order to set the structure. Simple draw - this is the standard mode for the software. Here is how to use this method: 1. Left mouse click to plot your first point. 2. Left mouse click to create a straight line. 3. Left mouse click plus Ctrl on your keyboard to create a curved line. 4. Right mouse click after plotting your last point in order to set the structure. Free hand - this is ideal for those using a tablet. Here is how to use this method: 1. Left mouse click and hold while dragging your mouse (or touch the tablet and move your cursor to create the line). 2. Release mouse click when done. 3. Right mouse click to set the structure.

To Change Stitch Outline Mode: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Select Select Select Select

Tools on the menu bar, then select General Options. the Digitizing tab. the desired mode from the Outline input mode drop down box. OK.

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Create A Manual Stitch The Manual Tool is used to create stitch penetrations at exact locations . Unlike a run stitch, a manual stitch only inserts needle penetrations at the locations you left click while using the tool. Some examples of when to use a manual stitch would be: 1. Creating your own lock stitches. 2. Random detail work. 3. Very small, intricate stitching. -Manual Stitch Tool Creating a manual stitch using the Manual Tool. (with this tool, every place you click will be where the machine places a stitch) 1. 2. 3. 4.

Select the Manual stitch tool To use, left mouse click to start. Continue to left mouse click in the direction you want to go. When finished, right mouse click to end the stitch.

These instruction apply to both Standard and Advanced digitizing modes. For practice creating a manual stitch, please refer the to Floriani Total Control Workbook that came with your purchase of the software.

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Create A Run Stitch The Run Tool inserts stitches a predefined stitch lengths between two points. Each point you place designates the path of the stitch but not the amount of needle penetrations. Some examples of when to use a manual stitch would be: 1. A thin outline. 2. Traveling from one shape to another. 3. Thin areas of detail. - Run Stitch Tool Creating a run stitch using the 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Run Tool.

Select the Run tool. To use, left mouse click to start. Continue to left mouse click to create a straight line. To make a curve stitch, press Ctrl (on keyboard)+ left mouse click. (Hold down Ctrl on the keyboard while left mouse clicking) Continue to left mouse click or press Ctrl + left mouse click in the direction you want to go. When finished plotting your last point, right mouse click to end the stitch.

These instruction apply to both Standard and Advanced digitizing modes. For practice creating a run stitch, please refer the to Floriani Total Control Workbook that came with your purchase of the software.

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Create A Satin Stitch The Satin Tool is used for creating columns. A column stitch is a stitch that travels from side to side rather than in a straight line. Uses of a satin stitch include: 1. Text 2. Borders 3. Column Stitches There are two tools you can use to create a standard Satin stitch in the Floriani Total Control Software:

- Satin Tool - Classic Satin Tool The difference between the two tools is in the way the stitch is created.

Creating a column stitch using the

Satin Tool

Satin Tool (simple digitizing mode) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Select the Satin tool. To use, first left mouse click to plot your first point. Then, continue left mouse clicking along the first side of your column. (For curves in the line, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while left mouse clicking) When you finish the first side of the column, right mouse click in order to tell the software you are ready to begin the next side of the column. Next, begin plotting second side of the column in the direction you want using straight lines and/or curved lines. When finished, right mouse click and the stitches will be created.

Satin Tool (advanced digitizing mode) Select the Satin tool. To use, first left mouse click to plot your first point. Then, continue left mouse clicking along the first side of your column. (For curves in the line, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while left mouse clicking) 4. When you finish the first side of the column, right mouse click in order to tell the software you are ready to begin the next side of the column. 5. Next, begin plotting second side of the column in the direction you want using straight lines and/or curved lines. 6. When finished creating the two sides of the column, right mouse click. 7. At this point you are telling the software that you are ready to begin applying stitch angles. 8. To apply stitch directions, simply left mouse click on one side of the column and drag your cursor until the direction of the angle is as desired. 9. When finished with stitch direction, right mouse click. (This tells the software you are finished adding angle lines) 10. Next, left mouse click in the spot you want the stitch to begin from (the start point). 11. Finally, left mouse click in the spot you want the stitch to end at (the end point). 1. 2. 3.

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Creating a column stitch using the

Classic Satin Tool

Classic Satin Tool (simple mode)

1. 2. 3.

4.

Select the Classic Satin tool. To use this tool, left mouse click at the point you what to start from and then left mouse click on the other side of the column you are creating. Continue to click back and forth around your object creating straight or curved lines. (Left click to create a straight line. Hold down the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard while left mouse clicking to create a curved line) When finished, right mouse click.

Classic Satin Tool (advanced mode)

1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6.

Select the Classic Satin tool. To use this tool, left mouse click at the point you what to start from and then left mouse click on the other side of the column you are creating. Continue to click back and forth around your object creating straight or curved lines. (Left click to create a straight line. Hold down the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard while left mouse clicking to create a curved line) When finished, right mouse click. This tells the software you are done creating the outline and are ready to set your start and end points. Next, you will need to left mouse click on the point where you want the design to begin. Finally, left mouse click on the point where you want the design to end at.

For practice creating satin stitches, please refer the to Floriani Total Control Workbook that came with your purchase of the software.

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Create A Steil Stitch The Steil Tool creates a column stitch with a uniform thickness. Rather than entering points on each side of a column, the points are entered in the center of the column in the same manner as a run stitch. A steil stitch can be changed to any thickness by simply going to the properties and entering a new width. Examples of steil stitch usage: 1. A border with uniform thickness. 2. Column Stitches with uniform thickness. - Steil Tool Creating a column stitch using the 1. 2. 3.

4.

Steil Tool.

Select the Steil tool. To use this tool, left mouse click in the spot you want to begin your stitch from. Continue to left mouse click (either straight line or curved line) your points until you come to the end of the stitch. (For curves in the line, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while left mouse clicking) Right mouse click after plotting the last point in order to apply the stitch.

These instruction apply to both Standard and Advanced digitizing modes. For practice creating a steil stitch, please refer the to Floriani Total Control Workbook that came with your purchase of the software.

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Create A Complex Fill The Complex Fill Tool is used to create solid areas of fill stitching, either with or without voided areas. Examples of Complex Fill usage: 1. A large shape in a design. 2. Lettering that is too wide to be a satin stitch. - Complex Fill Tool Creating a fill stitch using the

Complex Fill Tool.

Complex Fill (simple mode) 1. 2. 3.

4.

Select the Complex Fill tool. To use this tool, left mouse click in the spot you want to begin your fill stitch from. Continue to left mouse click (either straight line or curved line) your points until you come to the end of the element. (For curves in the line, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while left mouse clicking) Right mouse click to end the tool to apply the stitch.

Complex Fill (advanced mode) 1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Select the Complex Fill tool. To use this tool, left mouse click in the spot you want to begin your fill stitch from. Continue to left mouse click (either straight line or curved line) your points until you come to the end of the element. (For curves in the line, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while left mouse clicking) Right mouse click to end the tool and apply the stitch. Next, left mouse click and drag to get the stitch direction in the angle you desire. Release the mouse click to apply the stitch angle. Next, left mouse click in the spot you want the element to start sewing from (start point). Finally, left mouse click in the spot you want the element to end at (end point).

For practice creating a fill stitch, please refer the to Floriani Total Control Workbook that came with your purchase of the software.

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Create An Applique Stitch An Applique is a piece of material that will be fastened to another piece of material with stitching. The Applique Tool automates this process and lays down the necessary stitching automatically. The stitching that is placed is as follows: 1. A running guide stitch to show applique placement. 2. A stop command to stop the machine to allow for the applique piece to be placed. 3. A cover stitch to hold the applique in place. - Applique Tool Creating an Applique stitch using the

Applique Tool.

Select the Applique tool. To use, left mouse click to start. Continue to left mouse click to create a straight line. To make a curve stitch, press Ctrl (on keyboard)+ left mouse click. (Hold down Ctrl on the keyboard while left mouse clicking) 11. Continue to left mouse click or press Ctrl + left mouse click in the direction you want to go. 12. When finished plotting your last point, right mouse click to end the stitch. 7. 8. 9. 10.

These instruction apply to both Standard and Advanced digitizing modes. For practice creating an applique stitch, please refer the to Floriani Total Control Workbook that came with your purchase of the software.

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Create A Cross Stitch The Cross Stitch Tool is used to create solid areas of fill stitch in a cross stitch pattern, with or without voided areas. - Cross Stitch Tool Creating a Cross Stitch fill pattern using the

Cross Stitch Tool.

Cross Stitch (simple mode) 5. 6. 7.

8.

Select the Cross Stitch tool. To use this tool, left mouse click in the spot you want to begin your fill stitch from. Continue to left mouse click (either straight line or curved line) your points until you come to the end of the element. (For curves in the line, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while left mouse clicking) Right mouse click to end the tool to apply the stitch.

Cross Stitch (advanced mode) 9. Select the Cross Stitch tool. 10. To use this tool, left mouse click in the spot you want to begin your fill stitch from. 11. Continue to left mouse click (either straight line or curved line) your points until you come to the end of the element. (For curves in the line, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while left mouse clicking) 12. Right mouse click to end the tool and apply the stitch. 13. Next, left mouse click and drag to get the stitch direction in the angle you desire. 14. Release the mouse click to apply the stitch angle. 15. Next, left mouse click in the spot you want the element to start sewing from (start point). 16. Finally, left mouse click in the spot you want the element to end at (end point). For practice creating a cross stitch, please refer the to Floriani Total Control Workbook that came with your purchase of the software.

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Create A Tackle Twill Stitch Tackle Twill is a piece of material that will be fastened to another piece of material with stitching. The Tackle Twill Tool automates this process and lays down the necessary stitching automatically. The border stitch for tackle twill is generally a zigzag stitch. The stitching that is placed is as follows: 1. A running guide stitch to show tackle twill placement. 2. A stop command to stop the machine to allow for the tackle twill piece to be placed. 3. A cover stitch to hold the tackle twill in place.

- Tackle Twill Tool Creating a tackle twill stitch using the

Tackle Twill Tool.

Select the Tackle Twill tool. To use, left mouse click to start. Continue to left mouse click to create a straight line. To make a curve stitch, press Ctrl (on keyboard)+ left mouse click. (Hold down Ctrl on the keyboard while left mouse clicking) 17. Continue to left mouse click or press Ctrl + left mouse click in the direction you want to go. 18. When finished plotting your last point, right mouse click to end the stitch. 13. 14. 15. 16.

These instruction apply to both Standard and Advanced digitizing modes. For practice creating a tackle twill stitch, please refer the to Floriani Total Control Workbook that came with your purchase of the software.

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Creating A Sequin Stitch A Sequin is a piece of material that will be fastened to another piece of material with stitching. The Sequin Tool automates this process and lays down the necessary stitching automatically. The stitching that is placed is as follows: 1. The sequins are placed on the fabric. 2. A cover stitch to hold the sequin in place. There are two types of sequin patterns: Sequin Run and Sequin Fill

- Sequin Run Tool (A running line of sequins) - Sequin Fill Tool (A fill pattern of sequins)

Creating a sequin run stitch using the

Sequin Run Tool.

Select the Sequin tool. To use, left mouse click to start. Continue to left mouse click to create a straight line. To make a curve stitch, press Ctrl (on keyboard)+ left mouse click. (Hold down Ctrl on the keyboard while left mouse clicking) 23. Continue to left mouse click or press Ctrl + left mouse click in the direction you want to go. 24. When finished plotting your last point, right mouse click to end the stitch. 19. 20. 21. 22.

These instruction apply to both Standard and Advanced digitizing modes. Creating a sequin fill stitch using the

Sequin Fill Tool.

Sequin Fill (simple mode) 9. Select the Sequin Fill tool. 10. To use this tool, left mouse click in the spot you want to begin your fill stitch from. 11. Continue to left mouse click (either straight line or curved line) your points until you come to the end of the element. (For curves in the line, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while left mouse clicking) 12. Right mouse click to end the tool to apply the stitch. Sequin Fill (advanced mode) 17. Select the Sequin Fill tool. 18. To use this tool, left mouse click in the spot you want to begin your fill stitch from. 19. Continue to left mouse click (either straight line or curved line) your points until you come to the end of the element. (For curves in the line, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while left mouse clicking) 20. Right mouse click to end the tool and apply the stitch. 21. Next, left mouse click and drag to get the stitch direction in the angle you desire. 22. Release the mouse click to apply the stitch angle. 23. Next, left mouse click in the spot you want the element to start sewing from (start p45


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point). 24. Finally, left mouse click in the spot you want the element to end at (end point). For practice creating a sequin run or fill stitch, please refer the to Floriani Total Control Workbook that came with your purchase of the software.

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Create A Chenille Stitch Chenille stitches is a special stitch type that is created using a chenille em broidery machine. Chenille is found in a number of applications but most commonly known for "Letters" found on school letterman's jackets. The Chenille Tools are used to create the patterns read by chenille embroidery machines. There are two types of chenille patterns: Chenille Run and Chenille Fill - Chenille Run Tool (A chenille run stitch) - Chenille Fill Tool (A chenille fill pattern) Creating a chenille run stitch using the

Chenille Run Tool.

Select the Chenille tool. To use, left mouse click to start. Continue to left mouse click to create a straight line. To make a curve stitch, press Ctrl (on keyboard)+ left mouse click. (Hold down Ctrl on the keyboard while left mouse clicking) 29. Continue to left mouse click or press Ctrl + left mouse click in the direction you want to go. 30. When finished plotting your last point, right mouse click to end the stitch. 25. 26. 27. 28.

These instruction apply to both Standard and Advanced digitizing modes. Creating a chenille fill stitch using the

Chenille Fill Tool.

Chenille Fill (simple mode) 13. Select the Chenille Fill tool. 14. To use this tool, left mouse click in the spot you want to begin your fill stitch from. 15. Continue to left mouse click (either straight line or curved line) your points until you come to the end of the element. (For curves in the line, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while left mouse clicking) 16. Right mouse click to end the tool to apply the stitch. Chenille Fill (advanced mode) 25. Select the Chenille Fill tool. 26. To use this tool, left mouse click in the spot you want to begin your fill stitch from. 27. Continue to left mouse click (either straight line or curved line) your points until you come to the end of the element. (For curves in the line, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while left mouse clicking) 28. Right mouse click to end the tool and apply the stitch. 29. Next, left mouse click and drag to get the stitch direction in the angle you desire. 30. Release the mouse click to apply the stitch angle. 31. Next, left mouse click in the spot you want the element to start sewing from (start point). 32. Finally, left mouse click in the spot you want the element to end at (end point). For practice creating a chenille run or fill stitch, please refer the to Floriani Total Control Workbook that came with your purchase of the software. p47


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Create Lettering The Text Tool allows you to add lettering to a design. - Text Tool Creating lettering using the 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Text Tool.

Select the Text tool. Left mouse click on the design page (A Letter "A" will appear on the design page). In the Text Properties Box, select the letter A in the text input box. Using your keyboard, type the word(s) or Letter(s) you want to add to the design. Next, set the text properties such as height, font style, etc. Click Apply.

For editing text, please refer to section titled Editing Text.

Creating circular text using the 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 6.

Text Tool.

Select the Text tool. Left mouse click on the design page (A Letter "A" will appear on the design page). In the Text Properties Box, select the letter A in the text input box. Using your keyboard, type the word(s) or Letter(s) you want to add to the design. Next, set the text properties such as height, font style, etc. Now, under the Type drop down box, select Circle. Click Apply.

For editing text, please refer to section titled "Editing Text."

- Monogram Tool Creating lettering using the 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Monogram Tool.

Select the Monogram tool. Left mouse click on the design page (The Letters "ABC" will appear on the design page). In the Text Properties Box, select the letters ABC in the text input box. Using your keyboard, type the Letters you want to add to the design. Next, set the text properties such as height, font style, etc. Click Apply.

For editing monogram lettering, please refer to section titled Editing Monogram Lettering. For practice creating and editing letting, please refer the to Floriani Total Control Workbook that came with your purchase of the software.

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Stitch Properties Manual Stitch Properties The Manual Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of a manual stitch. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a

Manual stitch.

Commands properties

You can set the: A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). Transform properties

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You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Run Stitch Properties The Run Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of a run stitch. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a Run stitch. Run properties

You can set the: A. Stitch Length (mm) B. Type of stitch. 1. Standard 2. Two ply 3. Bean (three ply) 4. Motif (pattern box becomes active) 5. Symbol (pattern box becomes active) C. Pattern (You can select a pattern if the Motif / Symbol is selected within Stitch Type.) Commands properties

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You can set the: A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). D. Tie in: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). E. Tie off: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). F. Background: This feature does not apply to run stitches. Transform properties

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You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Satin Stitch Properties The Satin Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of a satin stitch. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a Satin stitch -

or

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Looking at the properties, you can control each objects attributes within the design. Fill properties

You can set the: A. Fill Type: 1. Standard 2. Emboss 3. Motif B. Pattern C. Stitch Length (mm) D. Density (mm) Underlay properties

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You can set the: A. Type of underlay: Contour, Parallel, Center Line, and Zig-Zag. B. Density (pt) C. Stitch length (mm) D. Run stitch length (mm) E. Inset (mm) F. Zig-Zag inset (mm) Pull/Push comp. properties

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3. Second F. Absolute Value (Push comp.) G. Side: 1. Both 2. First 3. Second Column properties

You can set the: A. Jagged type: 1. None 2. Both 3. First 4. Second B. Jagged value (mm) C. Split satin type: 1. None 2. Percent 3. Absolute D. Both sides E. Percent split distance F. Absolute split distance (mm) G. Deactivate splitting if length (mm) <: General properties

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You can set the: A. Connection End: 1. Sharp 2. Zig-Zag 3. Chiseled 4. Square B. Chisel distance (mm) C. Overlap lines D. Gradient fill: 1. None 2. Linear increasing 3. Linear decreasing 4. Convex 5. Concave E. Max density (mm) F. Auto density G. Short stitches Commands properties

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A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). D. Tie in: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). E. Tie off: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). F. Background Transform properties

You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Steil Stitch Properties The Steil Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of a steil stitch. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a stiel stitch. Looking at the properties, you can control each objects attributes within the design. Steil properties

You can set the: A. Width B. Angle C. Inset% D. Steil density E. Corner type: 1. Square 2. Extended Underlay properties

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You can set the: A. Type of underlay: Contour, Parallel, and Zig-Zag. B. Density (mm) C. Stitch length (mm) D. Run stitch length (mm) E. Inset (mm) F. Zig-Zag inset (mm) Pull/Push comp. properties

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3. Second F. Absolute value (mm) (Push comp.) G. Side: 1. Both 2. First 3. Second Column properties

You can set the: A. Jagged type: 1. None 2. Both 3. First 4. Second B. Jagged value (mm) C. Split satin type: 1. None 2. Percentage 3. Absolute D. Both sides E. Percent split distance F. Absolute split distance (mm) G. Deactivate splitting if length (mm) <: General properties

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You can set the: A. Connection End: 1. Sharp 2. Zig-Zag 3. Chiseled 4. Square B. Chisel distance (mm) C. Overlap lines D. Gradient fill: 1. None 2. Linear increasing 3. Linear decreasing 4. Convex 5. Concave E. Max density (mm) F. Auto density G. Short stitches Commands properties

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B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). D. Tie in: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). E. Tie off: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). F. Background

Transform properties

You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically). p65


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Complex Fill Stitch Properties The Complex Fill Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of a complex fill stitch. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a

complex fill stitch.

Looking at the properties, you can control each objects attributes within the design. Fill properties

You can set the: A. Fill Type: 1. Standard 2. Emboss 3. Motif B. Pattern C. Stitch Length (mm) D. Density (mm) Underlay properties

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You can set the: A. Type of underlay: Contour, Perpendicular, Lattice, and Full Lattice. B. Density (mm) C. Stitch length (mm) D. Run stitch length (mm) E. Inset (mm) F. Zig-Zag inset (mm)

Pull/Push comp. properties

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2. First 3. Second F. Absolute value (mm) (Push comp.) G. Side: 1. Both 2. First 3. Second General properties

You can set the: A. Connection End: 1. Sharp 2. Zig-Zag 3. Chiseled 4. Square B. Chisel distance (mm) C. Overlap lines D. Gradient Fill: 1. None 2. Linear increasing 3. Linear decreasing 4. Convex 5. Concave E. Max. density (mm) F. Short Stitches G. Auto density Commands properties

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You can set the: A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). D. Tie in: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). E. Tie off: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). F. Background (places a background image under the fill stitch) Transform properties

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You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Applique Stitch Properties The Applique Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of an applique stitch. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with an

applique stitch.

Looking at the properties, you can control each objects attributes within the design. Applique properties

You can set the: A. Type: 1. Satin 2. E-Stitch 3. Motif 4. Symbol B. Applique width C. Inset % D. Stitch length E. Pattern length F. Applique density G. Angle (-10...10) H. Corner type: 1. Square 2. Extended I. Activation angle J. Placement line K. Placement offset % L. Tack down line M. Tack down offset % N. Adjust holes (allows you to adjust a hole in the applique design) Commands properties

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You can set the: A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). D. Tie in: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). E. Tie off: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). F. Background (adds a background image underneath the applique stitches) Transform properties

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You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Cross Stitch Properties The Cross Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of a cross stitch fill pattern. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a

cross stitch fill pattern.

Looking at the properties, you can control each objects attributes within the design. Cross Stitch properties

You can set the: A. Size B. Overlap (pt) C. Repeats Commands properties

You can set the:

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A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). D. Tie in: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). E. Tie off: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). F. Background Transform properties

You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically). p76


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Tackle Twill Stitch Properties The Tackle Twill Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of a tackle twill pattern. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a

tackle twill pattern.

Looking at the properties, you can control each objects attributes within the design. Tackle Twill properties

You can set the: A. Width (mm) B. Angle (-10...10) C. Inset % D. Density (mm) E. Corner type: 1. Folded F. Activation angle <: G. Placement line H. Placement offset % I. Tack down line J. Tack down offset % K. Adjust holes Commands properties

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You can set the: A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). D. Tie in: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). E. Tie off: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). F. Background Transform properties

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You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Sequin Run Stitch Properties The Sequin Run Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of a sequin run pattern. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a

Sequin Run pattern.

Looking at the properties, you can control each objects attributes within the design. Sequin Run properties

You can set the: A. Size (mm) B. Spacing (mm) C. Style 1. Pattern 2. Pattern 3. Pattern 4. Pattern 5. Pattern D. Sequin color E. North Drop

A B C D E

Commands properties

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You can set the: A. Color B. Background Transform properties

You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Sequin Fill Stitch Properties The Sequin Fill Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of a sequin fill pattern. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a

Sequin Fill pattern.

Looking at the properties, you can control each objects attributes within the design. Sequin Fill properties

You can set the: A. Size (mm) B. Spacing (mm) C. Style 1. Pattern A 2. Pattern B 3. Pattern C 4. Pattern D 5. Pattern E D. Sequin color E. North Drop F. Line Spacing (mm) G. Uniform Commands properties

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You can set the: A. Color B. Background Transform properties

You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Chenille Run Stitch Properties The Chenille Run Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of a chenille run pattern. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a

Chenille Run pattern.

Looking at the properties, you can control each objects attributes within the design. Chenille Run properties

You can set the: A. Run type: 1. normal 2.spiro B. Chenille type: 1. chain 2. moss C. Stitch length (mm) D. Spiro size (mm) Commands properties

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You can set the: You can set the: A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). D. Background (places a background image under the fill stitch) Transform properties

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A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Chenille Fill Stitch Properties The Chenille Fill Stitch Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of a chenille fill pattern. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a

Chenille Fill pattern.

Looking at the properties, you can control each objects attributes within the design. Chenille Fill properties

You can set the: A. Fill Type: 1. None 2. Lattice 3. Spiro B. Offset (mm) C. Lattice density (mm) D. Stitch length (mm) E. Spiro density (mm) F. Spiro size (mm) G. Before fill H. Before fill 1: 1. None 2. Chain 3. Moss I. Before fill 2: 1. None 2. Chain 3. Moss J. Offset before (mm) (Before fill 1) K. Offset before (mm) (Before fill 2) L. After fill 1: 1. None 2. Chain 3. Moss M. After fill 2: 1. None 2. Chain p88


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3. Moss N. Offset after (mm) (After fill 1) O. Offset after (mm) (After fill 2) P. Moss length (mm) Q. Chain length (mm) R. Force clockwise Commands properties

You can set the: You can set the: A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). D. Background (places a background image under the fill stitch) Transform properties

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You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Lettering Properties The Text Properties Box is where you can make changes to the characteristics of text. Below is a description of what options and features are available while working with a text. The following applies to both standard text and monogram lettering. Text properties

You can set the: A. Text input box B. Height (mm) C. Font selection D. Space % E. Decor (available with limited monogram fonts) F. Line spacing % G. Align 1. Left 2. Right 3. Center H. Reverse direction I. Italics J. Type: 1. Normal 2. Circle 3. Monogram K. Optimize colors L. Stairs M. Start at: 1. Left 2. Right 3. Center N. Text style Fill properties

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You can set the: A. Fill Type: 1. Standard 2. Emboss 3. Motif B. Pattern C. Stitch Length (mm) D. Density (mm) Underlay properties

You can set the: A. Type of underlay: Contour, Parallel, Center Line, and Zig-Zag. B. Density (pt) C. Stitch length (mm) D. Run stitch length (mm) E. Inset (mm) F. Zig-Zag inset (mm) Pull/Push comp. properties

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You can set the: A. Type: 1. None 2. Percentage 3. Absolute B. Value% C. Max Range (mm) D. Absolute value (mm) E. Side: 1. Both 2. First 3. Second F. Absolute Value (Push comp.) G. Side: 1. Both 2. First 3. Second Column properties

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A. Jagged type: 1. None 2. Both 3. First 4. Second B. Jagged value (mm) C. Split satin type: 1. None 2. Percent 3. Absolute D. Both sides E. Percent split distance F. Absolute split distance (mm) G. Deactivate splitting if length (mm) <: General properties

You can set the: A. Connection End: 1. Sharp 2. Zig-Zag 3. Chiseled 4. Square B. Chisel distance (mm) C. Overlap lines D. Gradient fill: 1. None 2. Linear increasing 3. Linear decreasing 4. Convex 5. Concave E. Max density (mm) F. Auto density G. Short stitches Commands properties

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You can set the: A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). D. Color change: 1. None 2. Chars 3. Words 4. Lines E. Trim: 1. None 2. Chars 3. Words 4. Lines F. Tie in: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). G. Tie off: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). H. Background Transform properties

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You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Editing Stitches & Object Structures Edit Start & Stop Point In Floriani Total Control software you have the ability to change the start and stop (end) points of embroidery elements regardless if the design was created in the software itself or in another program originally. The Start Point is the start of an object and is designated by a green circle. In digitizing (after completing a shape) your cursor will have a green dot next to it, prompting you to click on the shape to choose the desired starting point for the individual object. The Stop Point is the end of an object and is designated by a red circle. In digitizing (after entering a start point) your cursor will have a red dot next to it, prompting you to click on the shape to choose the desired ending point for the individual object. Green Dot = Start Point Red Dot = Stop Point

To change the start point and end point of an object follow these steps: Shape tool, select the object you want to change the start and/or stop point 1. Using the of. 2. To adjust the start point, place your cursor over the green dot (start point) and left click and hold while dragging it into the desired position. (Your cursor will display a green dot beside the cursor when you have your cursor in position over the start point in order to let you know that you will be selecting itwhen when you left mouse click). 3. To adjust the stop point, place your cursor over the red dot (stop point) and left click and hold while dragging it into the desired position. (Your cursor will display a red dot beside the cursor when you have your cursor in position over the stop point in order to let you know that you will be selecting it when when you left mouse click). 4. Once done changing the start point and/or end point, right mouse click in a blank area of your design page to set the changes.

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Edit Stitch Angle Lines A Stitch Angle Line (Inclination Line) instructs the stitch which angle to run the stitching within an object. Some objects will require more Inclination Lines than others to form a smooth shape. In a c omplex fill, for example, this allows the user to set the direction the fill will sew. this can be done in edit mode (using Shape tool) manually or by clicking the right mouse button on the inclination line, then set angle to 0, 45, 90, 135. To change the angle line(s) of an object follow these steps: Shape tool, select the object you want to change the angle line of. 5. Using the 6. To adjust the angle line(s), place your cursor over the black dot and left click and hold while dragging it into the desired position. (Your cursor will display a black dot beside the cursor when you have your cursor in position over the angle line in order to let you know that you will be selecting it when when you left mouse click). 7. Once done changing the angle line, right mouse click in a blank area of your design page to set the changes. Please see example below:

Note: Angle Lines (inclination lines) can be added or deleted by selecting the object, choosing the shape tool, then right clicking to bring up the menu (which will offer the option of adding or deleting angle lines).

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Adding & Deleting Points/Nodes In Floriani Total Control software you have the ability to add and delete points/nodes in embroidery elements regardless if the design was created in the software itself or in another program originally. A Point/Node is a blue square (see image below) that surrounds an element. The combination of these nodes are what make up the structure of an object. There are different types on nodes (Line, Cusp, Smooth, and Symmetrical). Each node has different characteristics that affect the shape of the line that leads into and away from that node (please refer to the next section to learn how to change node types).

Adding and deleting nodes come in really handy when you need to change the structure or shape of a design element. To add a point follow these instructions: Shape tool, select the object you want to add the point to. 8. Using the 9. To add a point, place your cursor over the spot you want to add the point and then right mouse click. 10. From the drop down list select Add Point. 11. Once done adding a point, right mouse click in a blank area of your design page to set the changes. To delete a point follow these instructions: Shape tool, select the object you want to add the point to. 12. Using the 13. To delete a point, place your cursor over the point you want to delete and then right mouse click. 14. From the drop down list select Delete Point. 15. Once done deleting a point, right mouse click in a blank area of your design page to set the changes. Please see the next section for instruction on how to change the type of node. Also, for exercises on adding and deleting nodes, please refer to the workbook that was provided with your software.

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Editing Points/Nodes In Floriani Total Control software you have the ability to change the point/node of embroidery elements regardless if the design was created in the software itself or in another program originally. The skill of Node editing, as it is often called, is a very important skill to master as a digitizer. This skill is especially helpful when you have to edit or modify and stitch file created by someone else. This allows you to change structures and shapes of elements. There are 4 types of nodes/points: 1. Line 2. Cusp 3. Smooth 4. Symmetrical To change the style of any node follow these instructions: 1. Select the object using the Shape tool. 2. Right mouse click on the node you want to change. 3. Next, select the new type of node you desire. a. Line - turns the lines on either side of the node straight. b. Cusp - makes it so the angle can be changed on either side of the node without affecting the other side of the node. c. Smooth - turns the lines leading into the node smooth and rounded. d. Symmetrical - makes it so when you move one side of the node using the control handle it affects the other side of the node identically. Please refer the the Floriani Total Control Workbook for exercises on changing node types. Below are images from some of the exercises contained in the workbook that came with your software:

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Editing Standard Text

The Green Box, located at each of the four corners of the text box, allows you to adjust the height of the text up or down at each given corner. To use the Green Box adjustment tool:  Position your cursor over the green box.  Left mouse click and hold while dragging your cursor up or down.  Release the mouse click when you reach the desired position.

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The Orange Box, located in the center of each letter, allows you to move the given letter into any location in your work area. To use the Orange Box adjustment tool:  Position your cursor over the Orange Box in the middle of the letter you wish to move.  Left mouse click and hold while dragging your cursor to the desired location.  Release the mouse click when you reach the desired position.

The Yellow Diamond, located between each letter, allows you to shift all letters located to the right of the yellow diamond to the left or right (in the example above, the text was shifted to the right of the letter "T." To use the Yellow Diamond adjustment tool:  Position your cursor over the Yellow Diamond located to the left of the letters you wish to shift to the right or left of their current location.  Left mouse click and hold while dragging your cursor to the desired location.  Release the mouse click when you reach the desired position.

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The Black Diamond, located in the upper left-hand corner of the text box, allows you to proportionately make the text larger or smaller (in the example above, the text was made smaller). To use the Black Diamond (upper left-hand corner) adjustment tool:  Position your cursor over the Black Diamond located in the upper left-hand corner of the text box.  Left mouse click and hold while moving your cursor to the desired location (move up and to the right to make the text larger, move down and to the right to make the text smaller).  Release the mouse click when you reach the desired position.

The Black Diamond, located in the lower right-hand corner of the text box, allows you to move the text inward or outward along the axis (notice in the example above that the text stretches outward but the height of the text does not change). To use the Black Diamond (lower right-hand side) adjustment tool:  Position your cursor over the Black Diamond located in the lower right-hand corner of the text box.  Left mouse click an hold while moving your cursor either to the left (makes text narrower) or to the right (stretches the text wider). p104


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Release the mouse click when you reach the desired position.

The Green Circle, located in the upper-middle and lower-middle of the text box, allows you to move the text inward or outward in an envelope manner (notice in the examples above that the text stretches inward, outward, or both while the edges stay in the same position). To use the Green Circle adjustment tool:  Position your cursor over the Green Circle located in the upper-middle or lower-middle of the text box.  Left mouse click and hold while dragging your cursor either inward or outward.  Release the mouse click when you reach the desired position.

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The Purple Circle, located in the upper right-hand corner of the text box, allows you to rotate the text to the left or right. To use the Purple Circle adjustment tool:  Position your cursor over the Purple Circle located in the upper right-hand corner of the text box.  Left mouse click and hold while dragging your cursor either to the left or right.  Release the mouse click when you reach the desired position.

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Misc. Features/Functions Create Custom Thread Charts You can create your own custom thread charts based on the brands and colors of threads you own. To create your own custom thread chart, please follow these instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

7. 8. 9.

10. 11. 12.

Open a new design page. Click Tools on the menu bar, then select Thread Chart Creator. Select New located in the upper left-hand corner of the Thread Chart window. Select Add located in the bottom left-hand corner of the window. Click in the blank box under the Color title. Select the color that best represents the color of the thread. For specific colors, contact your thread dealer and ask them for their thread "RGB" (Red, Green, Blue) values. This way you can plug them into the lower section of the "Color" window found under the advanced tab to get the best color representation. Select OK. Type the color code into the box located under the Code title. This is typically the color number of the thread provided by the manufacturer. Next, type the name of the thread in the box located under the Name title. This is typically the color name provided by the manufacturer. If you are using multiple thread brands, it is recommended you state the thread brand name as well as the color name. Repeat steps 3 - 9 as many times as necessary. Select Save. Name your new thread chart and then press Save.

For practice creating a thread chart, please refer to the workbook that came with your software purchase.

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Images & Artwork Graphic Bitmaps These 777 Bitmaps are available to registered users. C:\ProgramFiles\G7Solutions\FlorianiTotalControl\Images\Bitmaps

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AutoDigitizing III AppliquĂŠ Shapes These 152 Applique Shapes are available to registered users by clicking on the

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Letters and Numbers Bitmaps These 36 Bitmaps are available to registered users by clicking on the icon and going to C:\ProgramFiles\G7Solutions\FlorianiTotalControl\Images\Bitmaps\Let-AARDV

These 36 Bitmaps are available to registered users by clicking on the icon and going to C:\ProgramFiles\G7Solutions\FlorianiTotalControl\Images\Bitmaps\Let-BAUERG

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These 36 Bitmaps are available to registered users by clicking on the icon and going to C:\ProgramFiles\G7Solutions\FlorianiTotalControl\Images\Bitmaps\Let-BNKGOTHM

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These 36 Bitmaps are available to registered users by clicking on the icon and going to C:\ProgramFiles\G7Solutions\FlorianiTotalControl\Images\Bitmaps\Let-SFArc hRival

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Motif Shapes These 25 Motif Shapes are available to registered users by clicking on the

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Font & Fill Patterns Standard Fill Patterns These 9 Standard Pattern Fills are available to registered users.

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Embossed Pattern Fills

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Standard Fonts These 135 text fonts are available to registered users by clicking on the

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Monogram Fonts

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Motif Patterns These 40 Motifs are available to registered users by clicking on the

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Embellishments & Designs Symbols These 255 symbols are available to registered users clicking on the Symbol

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Monogram Embellishments These 58 embellishments are available to registered users by clicking on the

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Reference Section 1:1 Drop Down: View / Zoom Icon: None Key Command: Num

Description: 1:1 Change the design view in order to display the actual size. This feature is intended as a key command even though you can select it via the drop down menu. Related Resources: 1. Zoom Tool 2. Zoom In 3. Zoom Out 4. Fit Window

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3D Refer to “Draw 3D”.

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About Drop Down: Help Icon: Description: In the “About” dialog box you will find information about the following: 1. 2. 3. 4.

The version number of the software. Our development team. Web Link. Copyright protection notice.

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Aligning Objects Left Align Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The "Left Align" function allows you to align multiple objects in a straight, vertical line on the left-hand side.

Right Align Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The "Right Align" function allows you to align multiple objects in a straight, vertical line on the right-hand side.

Top Align Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The "Top Align" function allows you to align multiple objects in a straight, horizontal line on the top.

Bottom Align Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The "Bottom Align" function allows you to align multiple objects in a straight, horizontal line on the bottom.

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Vertical Center Align Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The "Vertical Center Align" function allows you to center align multiple objects in a straight, horizontal line.

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Applique Drop Down: Tools Icon: Key Command: 6 Description: An “Applique” is a sewing technique in which fabric patches are layered on a foundation fabric, then stitched with the raw edges turned under or covered with decorative stitching. From the French appliquer, “to put on,” This function, has three parts: 1. Cut Line or Placement Line. This is a tracing with the use of a running stitch to guide the embroidery on where to lay down the material. A“Color Change” or “Stop command” is automatically added at the end of step one. The cut line is 50% from the edge of the cover stitch. 2. Tack Down Stitch. This stitch is a running stitch that holds down the material added after step one, (keeping it from shifting and moving around). The tack down stitch will automatically be moved in from the cut line approximately 50% between the edge of the cut line and cover stitch. 3. Cover Stitch. The cover stitch will edge the fabric patches to the foundation fabric. Note: The width of the cover stitch will be centered over the cut line; 50% on the fabric patch and 50% on the foundation fabric. There are 3 types of Cover Stitches to choose from: 1. Satin 2. E-Stitch (Blanket stitch) 3. Motif

Related Resources: 1. Applique Shapes 2. Complex Fills 3. Cross Stitch 4. Manual 5. Run 6. Satin 7. Steil 9. Properties

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Applique Properties

You can set the: A. Type: 1. Satin 2. E-Stitch 3. Motif 4. Symbol B. Applique width C. Inset % D. Stitch length E. Pattern length F. Applique density G. Angle (-10...10) H. Corner type: 1. Square 2. Extended I. Activation angle J. Placement line K. Placement offset % L. Tack down line M. Tack down offset % N. Adjust holes (allows you to adjust a hole in the applique design)

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Artwork Drop Down: Tools Icon: Key Command: 0 Description: The “Artwork” function is used for several things. Making notes on artwork before digitizing and adding to pre-existing artwork. There are three tools used in the Artwork function:

1. Pen Input Mode: Bezier: a. Click the left mouse button to add point b. Hold down the left mouse button after first point is added (to make curves). c. Hold down the “Shift” key and then click the left mouse button to create horizontal lines up/down, left/right and a 45 degree angle. Input Mode: Simple Draw (default mode): a. Click the left mouse button to add a point. b. Hold down the “Control” key after first point is added (to make curves). c. Hold down the “Shift” key and click the left mouse button to create horizontal lines up/down, left/right and a 45 degree angle. Free Hand: a. Click and hold the left mouse button to add a point

2. Rectangle Input Mode: Bezier, Simple Draw or Free Hand: a. Click and hold the left mouse button to create an rectangle. b. Hold down the “Control” key and click the left mouse button to create a perfect square. 3. Ellipse Input Mode: Bezier, Simple Draw or Free Hand: a. Click and hold the left mouse button to create an ellipse. b. Hold down the “Control” key and click the left mouse button to create a perfect square. Note: Artwork lines can be converted to: Applique, Chenille Run/Fill, Complex Fills, Cross Stitch, Run, Satin, Sequin Run/Fill, Steil, and Tackle Twill. As a default the Artwork objects Line, rectangles and ellipse are transparent.

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Auto Baste Drop Down: Tools Icon: Description: The “Auto Baste” function creates a run stitch (baste stitch) that borders the entire design. This run stitch is placed at the beginning of the design and is the first object to be sewn. The baste stitch helps to lock the fabric to the stabilizer in order to prevent the material from shifting as the embroidery is sewing out. It is especially beneficial when embroidering non-hooped items.

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Auto Digitizing Drop Down: Tools Icon: Description: The “Auto Digitizing” function is a wizard that takes bit-image or vector image files and converts them to embroidery or cross stitch. There are three steps in converting an image to embroidery.

1. Select Image (Figure Ref-A-02) a. Path where your image can be found, or use browse to select the image. b. Select the type of stitch you wish to use, (Auto or Cross Stitch).

2. Transform Image (Figure Ref-A-03) a. Image and select screen. You can select a portion of the design or the entire design. b. Resize the finished embroidery up or down. c. Reset size back to default d. Select the entire design e. Transform Image

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Flip Image horizontally Flip Image vertically

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Rotate 90% counter clockwise

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Rotate 90% clockwise

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Choose different art software

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BackDrop Drop Down: View Icon: Key Command-1: Control B Key Command-2: Alt, V, B Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Backdrop” function allows you to load a bit-image file for on screen digitizing.

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Backdrop Properties

You can set the: a. Width (mm) b. Height (mm) c. Scale d. Rotate e. Adjust lightness

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Banner Toolbar Banner Toolbar

The “Banner” Toolbar can be turned on or off in the Floriani Total Control software. To turn on/off the Banner: 1. Select "View" on the menu bar. 2. Place you mouse over "Toolbars." 3. Select "Banner."

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Batch Convert Drop Down: None Icon: None Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: Alt, T + B Description: The “Batch Convert” function will convert multiple designs in a single or multiple formats from a “Source Folder” to a single format to a “Destination Folder”

To access the Batch Conversion tool: 1. Select "Tools" from the menu bar. 2. Then, select "Batch Conversion..."

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Break Up Selected Path Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Click Option: No Description: The "Break Up Selected Path" option allows you to take a joined path and break it up into individual objects.

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Break Up Text Drop Down: Edit Icon: None Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: None Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The “Break up Text” function is used to break up lines of auto-lettering into individual objects (run, satin etc....). Related Resources: Text

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Cascade Drop Down: Window Icon: None Key Command: Alt,W, C Description: The “Cascade” function will stacks all of the open designs (Child Windows). The Title Bars of each design will show at the top and in the tabs of the Main Window.

This feature is great if you are working on more than one design. Related Resources: 1. Tile 2. Child Window 3. Main Window

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Child Window Main Screen: Child window Icon: None Key Command-1: None Related Resources: Main Window Description: A “Child Window” is the work area where your designs are viewed and worked on. You can have Child Windows open in the “Main Window” and control them through the tabs found at the bottom of the “Main Window”

There are 7 parts to a Child Window: A. Design Name (refer to Open / Save) B. Design Statues (refer to Design Statues) C. Scroll Bar (up and down) (refer to Scroll Bar (up and down) D. Scroll Bar (left and right) (refer to Scroll Bar (left and right) E. Grid (refer to Grid) F. Units (refer to Units) G. Work Area (refer to Work Area) Related Resources: Main Window

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Center Description: All designs will start at the center of the design and end at the center of the design, unless told otherwise as a default. Related Resources: Refer to Start / Stop.

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Circle Template Drop Down: Tools Icon: Key Command: None Description: The Circle Template allows you to take a design and create a circle pattern around it. It will duplicate the design and arrange it in a circular pattern. You are able to control the number of items that go around the circle, the angle of the items, the space between objects, and scale % of each item. Here is a description of each of the options for the Circle Template Feature:

Circle size: Width - the overall width of the circle Height - the overall height of the circle Keep aspect ratio - if checked, when you enter a value in for either the width or height it will automatically adjust the value for the other. It makes sure you keep a perfect circle by keeping the two values proportional. If you uncheck the box you can create a oval shape by selecting different values for both the width and the height. Settings: Repeats - this is the number of times the design repeats around the circle Angle - the is the angle between objects. It automatically changes when you place a value in the “Repeats” box Individual object settings: Scale (%) - this allows you to make the object larger or smaller. Angle - this allows you to rotate each design slightly by the amount input into the box. This is helpful when wanting to have each design rotate toward each in a circular motion. Auto rotate - this will automatically rotate the elements in the design. Auto resequence by color - when this box is checked the circular design objects will automatically be resequenced by color. Using the above example, this would mean that the design would sew all the white in the design and then sew all the black in the design. It would not complete one object fully before moving on to the next object.

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Check for Updates Drop Down: Help Description: When you click on the “Check for Updates” it will automatically go out to the internet for any available updates. If there are any new updates it will you will be asked to confirm the download.

Note: If your computer is connected to the internet, it will check for new updates automatically when your software is initialized. Related Resources: Updates

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Close Drop Down: File Icon: None Key Command: Alt, F, D Description: Clicking on “Close” will exit the Child Window (design). If changes have been made to the design you will be asked to save. Related Resources: 1. Close All 2. Child Window 3. Exit

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Close All Drop Down: Window Icon: None Key Command: Alt,W, L Description: Clicking on “Close All” will exit all Child Windows (designs). If changes have been made to any of the designs, you will be asked to save. Related Resources: 1. Close 2. Child Window 3. Exit

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Color Change Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Description: The "Insert Needle Change" button allows you to insert a color change to the object that comes before the selected object in your design. When you select this button, you will be able to select a color to apply to the elem ents remaining in the sequence from the popup box that appears on the screen.

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Column Properties

You can set the: a. Jagged type: 1. None 2. Both 3. First 4. Second b. Jagged value (pt) c. Split satin type 1. None 2. Percent 3. Absolute d. Both sides e. Percent split distance f. Absolute split distance (mm) g. Deactivate splitting if length (mm) <:

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Commands Drop Down: View Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Commands” function (when turned on) shows you the hidden machine commands that might be in your design. For example: Lock downs and trims.

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Command Properties

You can set the: A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). D. Color change (text properties only): 1. None 2. Chars 3. Words 4. Lines E. Trim (text properties only): 1. None 2. Chars 3. Words 4. Lines F. Tie in: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). G. Tie off: 1. None (No lock down stitch). 2. Basic (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a straight line). 3. Triangular (The lock down stitch will be added to the beginning of the object and will appear to sew back and forth in a triangular patterns). H. Background p202


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Complex Fill Drop Down: Tool Icon: Key Command-1: 5 Key Command-2: Alt, T, C Right Mouse Button: No Description: The "Complex Fill" digitizing function allows the user to fill solid areas in with stitches. Inclination Lines This allows the user to set the direction the fill will sew. This can be done in edit mode or by clicking the right mouse button on the inclination line, then set angle to 0, 45, 90, 135 Related Resources: 1. Applique 2. Cross Stitch 3. Manual 4. Run 5. Satin 5. Steil 6. Properties 7. Tackle Twill 8. Sequin Run 9. Sequin Fill 10. Chenille Run 11. Chenille Fill

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Contents F1 Drop Down: Help Icon: None Key Command: F1 Description: The “Contents F1” function brings up the help documentation for this product line. Related Resources: Manual (Doc)

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Convert to Manuals Drop Down: Edit Icon: None Key Command: None Description: The “Convert to Manuals” function converts all objects within your design to manual stitch objects. This can be used to control specific portions of your design on the manual stitch level. Example: Corners and overlaps on small lettering. Related Resources: Manual

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Copy Drop Down: Edit Icon: Key Command-1: Control + C Key Command-2: Alt, E, C Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: Copy retains the original selected item on the screen, (a separate copy is placed in a temporary clipboard storage area). Note: You must be in the “Select” mode for this function to work. Related Resources: 1. Select 2. Cut 3. Paste 4. Insert 5. Merge

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Cross Stitch Drop Down: Tool Icon: Key Command: 8 Description: “Cross Stitch” allows the user to fill solid areas in with “x” type stitches to give the final look of classic cross stitch designs. Related Resources: 1. Applique 2. Cross Stitch 3. Manual 4. Run 5. Satin 5. Steil 6. Properties 7. Tackle Twill 8. Sequin Run 9. Sequin Fill 10. Chenille Run 11. Chenille Fill

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Cross Stitch Properties

You can set the: A. Size B. Overlap (pt) C. Repeats

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Cut Drop Down: Edit Icon: Key Command-1: Control + X Key Command-2: Alt, E, T Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: Cut moves the selected item to a temporary memory location called a “clipboard”. It will remain there until it is replaced when another item is selected through the "Cut" or "Copy" function, or the program is closed. Note: You must be in the “Select” mode for this function to work. Related Resources: 1. Select 2. Copy 3. Paste 4. Insert 5. Delete

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Delete Drop Down: Edit Icon: None Key Command-1: Delete Key Command-2: Alt, E, D Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: Delete removes the selected object(s) and does not place the object(s) on the clipboard. This action should be used only to permanently remove selected objects. Note: You must be in the “Select”mode for this function to work. Related Resources: 1. Select 2. Cut

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Density Definition: Density is the distance between the stitches. When changing the size of a design, you normally want the density to remain the same, so the design maintains the same distance between stitches.

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Design Library Drop Down: View->Toolbars Icon: None Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: No Description: The Design Library allows you to quickly and easily access designs that you frequently use. You have the ability to create a design and save it into the Design Library. For exercises and learning more on how to work with the Design Library, please see the workbook that came with your software purchase.

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Design Statues Drop Down: None Icon: None Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: None Right Mouse Button: No Description: The Design Statues /Object Statues can be found at the bottom left of the main program. Top of Child Window: You will find in this Statue Box: 1. Total objects in the design 2. Selected Objects 3. Stitch Count

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Hoops Drop Down: View Icon: Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: Alt, V + H Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Hoops” function gives you a visual reference on the sewing size of 60 different hoops. 1. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 100 x 100 2. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 130 x 180 3. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 160 x 260 4. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 180 x 130 5. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 180 x 300 5. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 200 x 300 7. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 260 x 160 8. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 300 x 180 9. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 300 x 200 10. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 60 x 20 11. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 60 x 40 12. Baby Lock-Brother Cap (PES) 130 x 50 13. Bernina Deco (PES) 100 x 100 14. Elna (EMD) 114 x 114 15. Elna (EMD) 140 x 240 15. Elna (EMD) 55 x 55 17. Elna-Kenm-Jano (SEW) 122 x 88 18. Elna-Kenm-Jano (SEW) 50 x 50 19. Elna-Kenm-Jano (SEW) 80 x 70 20. Janome (JEF) 110 x 110 21. Janome (JEF) 126 x 110 22. Janome (JEF) 140 x 200 23. Janome (JEF) 50 x 50 24. Janome (JEF) 85 x 70 25. Pfaff (PCS) 115 x 120 26. Pfaff (PCS) 80 x 80 27. Ren. Karate Belt-Dog Collar 9 x 2'' 28. Renaissance 11.5 x 11.5'' 29. Renaissance 11.5 x 17.5'' 30. Renaissance 14.5 X 12.5''

31. Renaissance 180 Cap 4.72 x 2.43'' 32. Renaissance 270 Cap 14 x 2.43'' 33. Renaissance 3.5 x 3.5'' 34. Renaissance 5.5 x 5.5'' 35. Renaissance 7.5 x 7.5'' 35. Renaissance Name Tape 6.5 x 1.25'' 37. Renaissance Name Tape 6.5 x 1'' 38. Renaissance Quick Change 2 x 4.5'' 39. Renaissance Quick Change 2.5 x 4.5'' 40. Renaissance Quick Change 3 x 4.5'' 41. Renaissance Quick Change 4 x 11'' 42. Renaissance Quick Change 4.5 x 4.5'' 43. Renaissance Quick Change 6.5 x 4.5'' 44. Renaissance Sash 13.5 x 16.5'' 45. Simplicity (PES) 100 x 100 45. Singer (EMD) 114 x 114 47. Singer (EMD) 140 x 240 48. Singer (EMD) 55 x 55 49. Singer (XXX) 114 x 114 50. Singer (XXX) 130 x 240 51. Singer (XXX) 55 x 55 52. Singer EU-POEM-Husk (CSD) 88 x 88 53. Singer XL100 (XXX) 112 X 80 54. Viking (HUS) 100 x 100 55. Viking (HUS) 80 x 80 55. Viking Designer 1 (SHV) 100 x 100 57. Viking Designer 1 (SHV) 100 x 170 58. Viking Designer 1 (SHV) 150 x 240 59. Viking Designer 1 (SHV) 40 x 40 60. White (PES) 100 x 100 p215


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Distribute Objects Distribute Horizontal Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The “Distribute Horizontal” function allows you to evenly distribute the space between selected object horizontally (3 or more objects).

Distribute Vertical Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The “Distribute Vertical” function allows you to evenly distribute the space between selected object vertically (3 or more objects).

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Draw 3d Drop Down: View Icon: Key Command-1: Control 3 Key Command-2: Alt, V, 3 Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Draw 3D” function toggles designs between normal and 3D Mode, giving you a more realistic view of the stitches.

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Duplicate Drop Down: Edit Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The "Duplicate" function allows you to duplicate a design. It is similar in nature to copying an object. The main difference is you have control over the size and angle of the design while placing it inside the design page.

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Edit Tools Drop Down: Edit Icon: None Key Command-1: None Description: Edit tools are made up of 4 functions. 1. Select (F7) 2. Lasso (F8) 3. Shape (F9) 4. Stitch (F10) Related Resources: 1. Select 2. Lasso 3. Shape 4. Stitch

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Exit Drop Down: File Icon: None Key Command-1: Alt + F4 Key Command-2: Alt, F, X Right Mouse Button: No Description: This function closes the Floriani Embroidery Software platform. If you have a design on the screen that has not been saved, it will prompt you to do so. Related Resources: 1. Close 2. Close All

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File Formats Floriani Embroidery Software platform can open/save multiple file formats in both home and commercial formats (condensed and expanded). Condensed or Scalable formats CBS: Click2Stitch (*.c2s) MGL: Magellan Scalable (*mgl) STL: Magellan Style sheet (*.stl) GNC: GN Scalable (*.gnc) (NOTE: OPEN ONLY) CND: Melco Scalable (*.cnd) (NOTE: OPEN ONLY) Expanded Formats EXP: Melco DOS expanded (*.exp) DST: Tajima (*.dst) DSB: Tajima (*.dsb) DSZ: Tajima (*.dsz) KSM: Pfaff (Kaiserslautern Stitchmaschinen Gmbh) (*.ksm) UXY: Barudan Dos (*.uxy example U01, U02, etc.) DAT: Barudan Dos (*.dat) 10o: Toyota (*.10o) PCS: Pfaff PC-Designer V2.0 & V2.1 PC (*.pcs) Split at 16 colors XXX: Singer PSW (*.xxx) PCM: Pfaff Macintosh (*.pcm) SEW: Janome Scan-n-Sew PC/Elna Envision Scan PC (*.sew) HUS: Viking DOS Customizer/ Customizer 95 (*.hus) Split at 12 c olors SHV: Viking D1 (*.shv) CSD: Toyota Poem/Singer EU/Dos HuskyGram (*.c sd) PES: Baby Lock/Bernina Deco/Brother/Simplicity (*.pes) JEF: Janome/NewHome 1000 (*.jef) VIP: Viking (*.vip) ART: Bernina (NOTE: OPEN ONLY)

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Fill Properties

You can set the: A. Fill Type: 1. Standard 2. Emboss 3. Motif B. Pattern C. Stitch Length (mm) D. Density (mm)

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First Stitch Refer to Start / Stop.

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First / Last Stitch Refer to Start / Stop.

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Fit Window Drop Down: View / Zoom Icon: None Key Command: Num+ Description: Fit Window fits the entire design in the window. This feature is intended as a key command even though you can select it via the drop down menu. Related Resources: 1. Zoom In 2. Zoom Out 3. Zoom Tool 4. 1:1

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Flip Horizontal Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command-1: None Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Flip Horizontal” function will Flip (Mirror) one or many object on it “X” or horizontal axes.

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Flip Vertical Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command-1: None Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Flip Vertical” function will Flip (Mirror) one or many object on it “Y” or vertical axes.

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General Options Drop Down: Tools Icon: None Description: The General Options box allows you to globally change many settings for the software. When you make a change in the General Options box it will keep these settings as default settings every time you open the software. In the General Options you can make changes to the working environment, stitch trim options, grid settings, and digitizing modes. To access the General Options box: 1. Select Tools from the menu bar 2. Next, select General Options. Tabs available under the General Options box: 1. Environment – in this section you can change the units of measure, select a default fabric setting, select a default thread chart, and select to auto match thread colors when loading a design. 2. Machine – in this section you can choose to activate trims if a stitch is longer than the specified number, split up jumps longer than the specified number, remove stitches that are shorter than a specified number, combine jumps when reading a design, and select the default frame out location. 3. Grid – in this section you can set the parameters for the grid by selecting spacing for both Horizontal and Vertical. You can check to maintain aspect ratio so the Horizontal and Vertical settings will be equal. You can also select to have objects you move to snap to the grid for lining objects up. Finally, you can choose to display the grid as lines or dots. 4. Digitizing – in this section you are able to select the type of input mode you want to use while digitizing (simple draw, bezier, free hand). In this section you can also select the digitizing mode you want to use (standard or advanced) for both complex fill’s and satin stitches. With Complex fills you can even select the default stitch angle you want to use. 5. Drawing – in this section you are able to choose the color a design element will display when you select it in the software. 6. Auto Baste - in this section you are able to change the auto baste settings.

Environment Tab

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There are 44 options to choose from: 1. Batiste 2. Broadcloth 3. Canvas 4. Cap 5. Cotton Organdy 6. Denim 7. Dog Collar 8. English Netting 9. Flannel 10. Fleece 11. Jeans 12. Knit - Tshirt 13. Leather 14. Linen 15. Lycra

16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Meinke Muslin Netting Normal Nylon Organdy Organza Pique Polar Fleece Pullover Quilting Satin Sheer Shirt Cuff Silk Dupioni Silk

31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44.

Sport Suede Sweat Shirt Sweater Knit Taffeta Terry Cloth Towel T-Shirt Tulle Velour Velvet Vinyl Wool Blend Wool Woven Cotton

C. Default thread chart: The default thread chart is used when you are digitizing a new design. When loading a design that doesn't’t have color information, there are 22 different thread manufacturers to choose from: 1. Floriani's Polyester 2. Anchor 3. Angel King 4. Brother Embroidery 5. Dmc ME 6. Dmc 7. Embroidex Threads 8. Guterman 9. Isacord 10. Isafil 11. J&P Coats 12. Kingstar Fujix 13. Kingstar

14. Madeira Polyneon 15. Madeira Rayon 16. Marathon Polyneon 17 Marathon Rayon 18. Pearl Yacht 19. Robison Anton 1#122 20. Robison Anton 2#152 21. Robison Anton Polyneon 22. Robison Anton Rayon 23. Robison Anton SBP+6 24. Robison Anton SSR6 25. Sulky Rayon

D. Auto match thread colors on loading: When this is selected, the software will auto-match any design to the “Default thread chart” when you load a design. Machine Tab

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A. Activate trim if stitch is longer than 30 mm. The software will automatically add a trim command to your design whenever there is a stitch longer that than 30 mm(default). This is a user defined function, so you can change it anytime you wish. If you do not have machine with trimmers, there is no reason to change or use this function. B. Split up jumps longer than (mm): 12.0 mm. The software automatically splits the distanc e between jumps to normal stitches of 12 mm increments and inserts them. 12 mm is normally the maximum movement a sewing machine can move before a jump is needed. C. Remove stitches shorter than (mm) This is used to clean up designs that are stitched too close. By turning on this function, the software will automatically clean out any stitches at 0.2(mm) default from your design. D. Combine Jumps when reading: When you first load a design, the software will c ombine all jumps together adding jumps only if needed. E. Frame Out location: This tells the frame out function what direction to move the pantograph, ( Top, Bottom, Left or Right). F. Process borer movement when loading or saving. G. Boring device movement: (12.0 default) 1. Tajima 2. ZSK 3. Barudan 4. Happy 5. Toyota 6. Melco Grid Tab

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A. Horizontal Spacing: You can set the horizontal spacing on the grid, (10mm default). B. Vertical Spacing: You can set the vertical spacing on the grid, (10mm default). C. Maintain aspect ratio helps the user to keep the numbers proportion when changing horizontal and vertical spacing on the grid. D. Snap to grid with snap your edit point to the closest grid point when selected. E. Lines Style: You can set the style of grid to lines (lines are the default). F. Dots Style: You can set the style of grid to dots. Digitizing Tab

A. Input mode: This is how you want to digitize. There are three options: 1. Simple Draw 2. Bezeir 3. Free Hand B. Complex Fill Mode is set at a default to Standard. You can also set complex fill to advanced mode and it will give you the option to set hole and angle during digitizing. p232


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C. Default angle is set at 90. There are 4 options: 1. 0 2. 45 3. 90 4. 180 D. Satin Mode is set at a default to Standard . You can also set Satin l to advanced mode and it will give you the option to set inclination lines during digitizing. Drawing Tab

This option will allow the user to turn “off” or “on” the highlight selected object. (default is on) The user can also change the desired color of highlight object for easier editing. Auto Baste

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C. Baste past outer edge (0 - 10 mm) D. Use Default

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General Properties

You can set the: A. Connection End: 1. Sharp 2. Zig-Zag 3. Chiseled 4. Square B. Chisel distance (mm) C. Overlap lines D. Gradient Fill: 1. None 2. Linear increasing 3. Linear decreasing 4. Convex 5. Concave E. Max. density (mm) F. Short Stitches G. Auto density

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Grid Drop Down: View Icon: Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: Alt, V, G Description: The “Grid” function toggles your grid on and off. This function is useful in positioning different parts of your design to where you want them and it also gives you a better perspective of how large or small your design is. Setting the grid is easy. Click the right mouse button on your ruler and select “Grid Settings”, (to change the Horizontal and/or Vertically as needed). Related Resources: Rulers

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Grouping Objects Group Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The “Group” function allows you to group two or more object together. When you select an object that belongs to a group it will select all objects in that group.

Ungroup Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The “Ungroup” function allows break apart grouped objects. When you select grouped objects and select the "Ungroup" function all the items will be broken apart into individual items and then can be selected separately.

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Hoops Drop Down: View Icon: Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: Alt, V + H Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Hoops” function gives you a visual reference on the sewing size of 60 different hoops. 1. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 100 x 100 2. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 130 x 180 3. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 160 x 260 4. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 180 x 130 5. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 180 x 300 5. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 200 x 300 7. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 260 x 160 8. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 300 x 180 9. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 300 x 200 10. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 60 x 20 11. Baby Lock-Brother (PES) 60 x 40 12. Baby Lock-Brother Cap (PES) 130 x 50 13. Bernina Deco (PES) 100 x 100 14. Elna (EMD) 114 x 114 15. Elna (EMD) 140 x 240 15. Elna (EMD) 55 x 55 17. Elna-Kenm-Jano (SEW) 122 x 88 18. Elna-Kenm-Jano (SEW) 50 x 50 19. Elna-Kenm-Jano (SEW) 80 x 70 20. Janome (JEF) 110 x 110 21. Janome (JEF) 126 x 110 22. Janome (JEF) 140 x 200 23. Janome (JEF) 50 x 50 24. Janome (JEF) 85 x 70 25. Pfaff (PCS) 115 x 120 26. Pfaff (PCS) 80 x 80 27. Ren. Karate Belt-Dog Collar 9 x 2'' 28. Renaissance 11.5 x 11.5'' 29. Renaissance 11.5 x 17.5'' 30. Renaissance 14.5 X 12.5''

31. Renaissance 180 Cap 4.72 x 2.43'' 32. Renaissance 270 Cap 14 x 2.43'' 33. Renaissance 3.5 x 3.5'' 34. Renaissance 5.5 x 5.5'' 35. Renaissance 7.5 x 7.5'' 35. Renaissance Name Tape 6.5 x 1.25'' 37. Renaissance Name Tape 6.5 x 1'' 38. Renaissance Quick Change 2 x 4.5'' 39. Renaissance Quick Change 2.5 x 4.5'' 40. Renaissance Quick Change 3 x 4.5'' 41. Renaissance Quick Change 4 x 11'' 42. Renaissance Quick Change 4.5 x 4.5'' 43. Renaissance Quick Change 6.5 x 4.5'' 44. Renaissance Sash 13.5 x 16.5'' 45. Simplicity (PES) 100 x 100 45. Singer (EMD) 114 x 114 47. Singer (EMD) 140 x 240 48. Singer (EMD) 55 x 55 49. Singer (XXX) 114 x 114 50. Singer (XXX) 130 x 240 51. Singer (XXX) 55 x 55 52. Singer EU-POEM-Husk (CSD) 88 x 88 53. Singer XL100 (XXX) 112 X 80 54. Viking (HUS) 100 x 100 55. Viking (HUS) 80 x 80 55. Viking Designer 1 (SHV) 100 x 100 57. Viking Designer 1 (SHV) 100 x 170 58. Viking Designer 1 (SHV) 150 x 240 59. Viking Designer 1 (SHV) 40 x 40 60. White (PES) 100 x 100

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How To Drop Down: Help Icon: Key Command: None Description: The “How To” feature allows you to watch training videos on the software. Note - if you do not see any videos installed in your video library, please insert your Floriani Total Control DVD into your DVD player. Select "Install Videos" icon inside the popup window. After installing the videos they will be available inside the "How To" video player.

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Import Artwork Drop Down: File Description: The “Import Artwork” function allows registered users to load a vector image file to their screen for digitizing.

Note: These files are converted into artwork segments and can be digitized over or converted into stitches directly. To convert artwork segments, click the right mouse button on one of the segments and go to -> Convert to and select from Run, Steil, Complex Fill, Cross Stitch, or Applique.

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Import TT Text Drop Down: File Description: The “Import TT Text” function allows registered users to type in True Type fonts for on screen digitizing.

Note: These files are converted into artwork segments and can be digitized over or converted into stitches directly. To convert artwork segments; click the right mouse button on one of the segments and go to -> Convert to and select from Run, Steil, Complex Fill, Cross Stitch, Applique, Sequin Run, Sequin Fill, Tackle Twill, Chenille Run, or Chenille Fill.

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Inclination Line Drop Down: None Icon: None Description: An “Inclination Line” instructs the stitch which angle to run the stitching within an object. Some objects will require more Inclination Lines than others to form a smooth shape. In "c omplex fill", this allows the user to set the direction the fill will sew. this can be done in edit mode or by clicking the right mouse button on the inclination line, then set angle to 0, 45, 90, 135

Note: Inclination Lines can be added or deleted by selecting the object, choosing the shape tool, then right clicking to bring up the menu (which will offer the option of adding or deleting inclination points).

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Insert Drop Down: Edit Icon: None Key Command-1: Control I Key Command-2: Alt, E, I Description: The “Insert” function enables you to place an item from the temporary memory “clipboard” onto the screen. It will be positioned directly over the original, (if pasted into the same window.) Once the item has been pasted, place the pointer over the original, hold down the left mouse button and drag the copy to a new position.

Note: You must be in the “Select” mode for this function to work; it works much like the paste command, it allows you to select where you want the inserted piece to be placed. Related Resources: 1. Select 2. Cut 3. Copy 4. Paste 5. Merge

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Insert Needle Change Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Description: The "Insert Needle Change" button allows you to insert a color change to the object that comes before the selected object in your design. When you select this button, you will be able to select a color to apply to the elem ents remaining in the sequence from the popup box that appears on the screen.

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Intersect Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Click Option: Yes Description: The "Intersect" option allows you to take two com plex fills or artwork objects and eliminate the area where the two objects do not overlap. When you select two objects and click on "Intersect" you will be left with only the area where the two objects overlap.

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Join Selected Paths Join Selected Paths Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Click Option: No Description: The "Join Selected Paths" option allows you to take two objects and join them together, making them one object.

Break Up Selected Path Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Click Option: No Description: The "Break Up Selected Path" option allows you to take a joined path and break it up into individual objects.

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Lasso Drop Down: Edit Icon: Key Command-1: F8 Description: The “Lasso” function selects irregular shaped objects for editing. Much like drawing on the computer, you select this function. Click and hold the left mouse button down and draw a shape around the portion of the design you want to edit, group, move, delete, etc.

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Last Stitch Refer to Start / Stop.

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Load Backdrop Drop Down: File Icon: Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: Alt, F, B Description: The “Load Backdrop” function allows registered users to load a bit image file to their screen for digitizing.

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Magic Wand Drop Down: None Icon: Description: The “Magic Wand” function automatically traces perimeters of shapes without the need to manually enter each individual point. The “Magic Wand” is activated after choosing a digitizing tool. Related Resources: 1. Applique 2. Complex Fills 3. Cross Stitch 4. Run 5. Satin 6. Steil 7. Properties 8. Tackle Twill 9. Sequin Fill 10. Chenille Fill

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Main Window Description: The “Main Window” is the window that comes up when your first load the software. It contains all the drop downs and Tool Bars within the software and Child Windows.

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Manual (Doc) Drop Down: Help Description: The “Manual (Doc)” is where you go to view the manual and all future updates.

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Manual Drop Down: Tools Icon: Key Command-1: 1 Key Command-2: Alt, T,M Description: The “Manual” function places stitch insertions to user defined points. Related Resources: 1. Applique 2. Complex Fills 3. Cross Stitch 4. Run 5. Satin 6. Steil 7. Properties

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Manual Properties Manual properties lets you choose the color of your objects, start command, and end c ommand. Commands properties

You can set the: A. Color B. Start command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start). C. End command: 1. Normal (will sew). 2. Jump (travel stitch). 3. Trim (force trim at start). 4. Stop (color change at start). 5. Frame out (move the pantograph to the top middle point at start).

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Merge Drop Down: File Icon: None Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: Alt, F,M Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Merge” function brings up a selection box for you to select the design you wish to merge.

Note: The “Merge” function will merge the selected design when the active window is selected. Related Resources: 1. Copy 2. Insert 3. Paste 4. File Formats

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Mirror Horizontal Go to Flip Horizontal

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Mirrow Vertical Go to Flip Vertical

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Monogram Drop Down: Tools Icon: Key Command: None Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Monogram” function is the monogramming function that gives the registered user the ability to: • Easily create personalization on any garment. • Choose from over 30 Auto Lettering fonts. • Choose from over 70 monogram fonts. • Choose from more than 600 designs and embellishments to add accents to your monogramming. • Rotate, resize and reshape monograms, text and embellishments as well as change spacing between letters. • Fit text to one of 11 different shapes including arcs and pennants. • Align text and embellishments with the easy drop and drag features. • Envelope lettering and elastic lettering allows you to conform lettering to many shapes • The create bridge lettering capability allows you to create m ore interesting looks (unlike standard arcing). Related Resources: Text

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Move To Back Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Click Option: No Description: The "Move To Back" function allows you to move the selected object in your design to the last object to be sewn in the design. It will also appear in your sequence view as the last object.

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Move To Front Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Click Option: No Description: The "Move To Front" function allows you to move the selected object in your design to the first object to be sewn in the design. It will also appear in your sequence view as the first object.

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New Drop Down: File Icon: Key Command-1: Control + N Key Command-2: Alt, F + N Description: The “New” function opens a blank Child Window or work space. Related Resources: 1. Open 2. Child Window

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One Location Refer to Start / Stop.

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Optimize Entry Exit Drop Down: Edit Icon: Key Command: None Description: The Optimize Entry Exit will change the start and exit points of all selected items to ensure best runability. For example, if two objects are selected and you click on "Optimize Entry Exit" tool, the first object's end point will be moved to the position closest to the next object. In addition, the start point of the second object will move to the closest point of the first object. Example: Notice in the first image that the first line ends on the right-hand side and the second line starts on the left-hand side. This means that after the first line stops sewing the machine will have to make a trim and then move back to the left side in order to start the second line. Notice in the second image, after "Optimize Entry Exit" tool was applied, the start and end points of each line are at the closest point to the other.

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Optimize Sequence Drop Down: Edit Icon: Key Command: None Description: The Optimize Sequence feature will automatically rearrange objects in a color sequence to help minimize unnecessary machine movement between objec ts.

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Open Drop Down: File Icon: Key Command-1: Control + O Key Command-2: Alt, F + O Description: The “Open” function opens the selected embroidery file into a Child Window. To navigate the open dialog box; use “Look in” to select the drive/folder to navigate to your designs. Select the design you wish to open by clicking the left mouse button on the file name. Note: When selecting the design, a preview will appear with the design information. As Shown in Figure Ref-O-1.

You may open multiple designs without having to close the previous designs.

To switch between open designs: (Figure Ref-O-02)

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2. Save 3. Save As 4. Child Window

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Pan Drop Down: View Icon: Key Command: P Description: The “Pan” function enables you to move left, right, up and down when zoomed into a design. To use this function; hold down the left m ouse button and move your mouse left, right, up or down to see how the designs view changes. Note: Only the design view changes when using this function. The design and or objects in the design do not move. Related Resources: 1. Scroll Bar (left and right) 2. Scroll Bar (up and down)

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Pathing Definition: Pathing represents the traveling route the design follows from start to finish. There are two important considerations when planning your design pathing. The first is machine efficiency. This means that you want your embroidery machine to sewing an efficient manner without constantly jumping from one part of the design to another or to place numerous amounts of unnecessary trims in the design. The second consideration is the primary material that will be sewn. Take into consideration the characteristics of the m aterial. A firm non-stretchy material such as denim will be more forgiving and allow less color changes while a thicker material such as fleece has more give and will need to be broken up into more sections. As a general rule , for garments, you want to work a design from the center of the design and start with larger areas and move to smaller areas. For hats, you will work from the center out to each side and start at the bottom and work up toward the top. Complete each section before moving on to the next. A hat design will typically have more trims and color changes to ensure proper registration and avoid pinching of the material in the center.

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Paste Drop Down: Edit Icon: Key Command-1: Control + V Key Command-2: Alt, E, P Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The “Paste” function enables you to place an item from the temporary memory “clipboard” onto the screen. It will be positioned directly over the original, (if pasted into the same window. ) Once the item has been pasted, place the pointer over the original, hold down the left mouse button and drag the copy to a new position.

Note: You must be in the “Select” mode for this function to work and it will always add to the end of the design.

In this Tip you will learn how to copy and paste an object in one quick move. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Click on the Select icon. Hold down the Control key. Click and hold the left mouse button on the object you wish to copy. Drag your mouse.

Related Resources: 1. Select 2. Insert 3. Merge

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Print Drop Down: File Icon: None Key Command-1: Control + P Key Command-2: Alt, F, P Right Mouse Button: Yes Description: The “Print” function is used to print your designs instruction sheet. Related Resources: 1. Print Preview 2. Print Setup

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Print Preview Drop Down: File Icon: Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: Alt, F + V Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Print Preview” function shows you a preview of your instruction sheet before you print.

a. Print, this sends you to the Print command b. Go to previous page c. Go to next page d. Zoom In e. Zoom Out f. Go to Print Setup functions g. Close Print Preview

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a. Design file name b. Stitch count c. Number of colors d. Width e. Height f. Scale to print g. Date printed

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e. The approximate amount of thread used to sew the design. Related Resources: 1. Print 2. Print Setup

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Print Setup Drop Down: File Icon: None Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: Alt, F, +R Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Print Setup” function is used to change the type of printer, properties, paper size and orientation.

Related Resources: 1. Print 2. Print Preview

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Properties Drop Down: Edit Icon: None Key Command-1: Alt + Enter Key Command-2: Alt, E, R Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Properties” function has many different faces and changes depending on the object or objects you may have selected. The following is an explanation of all the different ways you might see and use Properties. This function is one of the most dynamic and changing functions within the software. The best thing to remember is that this software is an object based software. Each piece or pieces of a design is considered an object and the properties can be changed or modified.

1. Applique Properties 2. Artwork Properties 3. Backdrop Properties 4. Column Properties 5. Command Properties 6. Cross Stitch Properties 7. Fill Properties 8. General Properties 9. Manual Properties 10. Pull/Push Compensation Properties 11. Run Properties 12. Steil Properties 13. Stitch Properties 14. Text Properties 15. Transform Properties 16. Underlay Properties 17. Tackle Twill Properties 18. Sequin Run Properties 19. Sequin Fill Properties 20. Chenille Run Properties 21. Chenille Fill Properties

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Pull/Push Compensation Properties

Pull Compensation properties you can set: 1. Type: a. None b. Percentage c. Absolute 2. Value% 3. Max range (mm) 4. Absolute value (mm) 5. Side a. Both b. First c. Second Push Compensation properties you can set: 1. Absolute value (mm) 5. Side a. Both b. First c. Second

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Redo Drop Down: Edit Icon: None Key Command-1: Control + Y Key Command-2: Alt, E + R Right Mouse Button: No Description: Click on “Redo” to cancel the last “Undo” you performed to revert back to its original look. Related Resources: Undo

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Registration Drop Down: Help Description: Click on “Registration” to register your product. For step by step instructions on how to register your product, refer to the Registration section.

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Repeat Design Drop Down: Tools Description: The “Repeat Design” function allows you to set up for sewing patches. It repeats the loaded design number across, number down. You can set the distance between each design, (if you are sewing an entire patch including the border). You can set it from the center of each design, (if you are sewing on finished patches). Here is a description of each of the options for the Repeat Feature:

Number across - this value determines how many of the object appear in a row from left to right. Number down - this value determines how many of the object will appear in a row from top to bottom. Horizontal distance - This value determines how much distance to place between objects that run horizontally (left to right or side by side). Vertical distance - This value determines how much distance to place between objects that stacked vertically (on top of each other or above/below each other). Distance between centers - this aligns the objects based on the center point of the object. If selected, the objects will be side by side with no distance between them - they will be touching each other. Auto resequence by color - when this box is checked the objects will automatically be resequenced by color. The design will sew all the objects with the first color before moving on the next color. This will eliminate excessive color changes between objects.

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Resequence By Color Drop Down: Edit Description: The “Resequence by Color” function will take all of the same colors within a design and place them together in sequence. This can be useful in applique designs, 2 color lettering or when using the repeat design function.

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Refresh Drop Down: View Icon: None Key Command-1: Control + Y Key Command-2: Alt, V, R Description: The “Refresh” function will redraw everything on the screen.

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Rotate Left Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command-1: None Right Mouse Button: Transform Description: The “Rotate Left” function will rotate one or many object 45 degree to the left or counter clockwise.

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Rotate Right Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command-1: None Right Mouse Button: Transform Description: The “Rotate Right” function will rotate one or many object 45 degree to the right or clockwise.

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Ruler Drop Down: View Icon: Key Command-1: R Description: The “Ruler” function is an electronic measuring tool that extends across the top and down the left side of the Child Window. Rulers assist in aligning objects and also aid in the visual representation of the design scale.

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Run Drop Down: Tools Icon: Key Command-1: 2 Key Command-2: Alt, T + R Description The “Run” function places stitch insertions between two points at set intervals. Related Resources: 1. Applique Shapes 2. Complex Fills 3. Cross Stitch 4. Manual 5. Satin 6. Steil 7. Properties 8. Tackle Twill 9. Sequin Run 10. Chenille Run

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Run Properties

You can set the: a. Stitch Length (mm) b. Type of stitch. 1. Standard 2. Two ply 3. Bean (three ply) 4. Motif (pattern box becomes active) 5. Symbol (pattern box becomes active) c. Pattern (applies to Motif & Symbols)

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Satin Drop Down: Tools Icon: Key Command-1: 3 Key Command-2: Alt, T + S Description: The “Satin” function creates column stitches of varied thicknesses. Related Resources: 1. Applique 2. Complex Fills 3. Cross Stitch 4. Manual 5. Run 6. Steil 7. Properties

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Simplify Drop Down: None Icon: None Key Command: None Right Click Option: Yes Description: The "Simplify" function will reduce the points/nodes and angle lines on a selected object(s). To use this feature, select the object(s) and then right m ouse click and select "Simplify."

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Slice Tool Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Description: The "Slice" function allows you to break apart a complex fill or artwork into multiple items. To use, select the "Slice" tool and create a line in the area you want the slice to take place. Once line is created, right mouse click in a blank area of the design page to apply the changes.

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Save Drop Down: File Icon: Key Command-1: Control + S Key Command-2: Alt, F + S Description: The “Save” function saves changes to a new or existing file. There are two ways the save function works. 1. New file: With new designs, the save dialog box will appear. 2. Opened designs: The Save command saves your design under the same name, replacing the previous version. Related Resources: 1. File Formats 2. Save As

You should periodically save while you work so that you don’t lose your work in the event of a power interruption or hardware failure.

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Save As Image Drop Down: File Icon: None Key Command: None Description: The “Save As Image” function saves the design as an image (JPG). Note - this function does not save the design as a embroidery file.

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Save As Drop Down: File Icon: None Key Command: Alt, F +A Description: The “Save As” function saves changes to a new or existing file. This may also be used to rename a file. Related Resources: 1. File Formats 2. Save

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Save2Sew Drop Down: File Description: “Save2Sew” is a wizard based tool that helps the user to produce the best quality sewing determined on the following questions being answered: 1. Type of Fabric 2. Shape of design: Open / Close 3. Type of design: 4. Is the fabric hooped or not Once these questions have been answered, the user has the option of applying the best density, stitch count, underlay and so on, based on the 4 questions answered above. Depending on the answers the user will get helpful hits on what type and how much backing to use when sewing the designs. If the user doesn’t have suggested backing or topping for best results, this wizard will also supply the best source to order the needed products. A save box will appear so the use can select the directory and desired format. For practice using this feature, please refer to the workbook that came with your software purchase. Here are screen shots of the steps you will navigate through while utilizing this wizard:

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Scroll Bar (left and right) Main Screen: Child Window Description: Scroll Bar (left and right) function can be found at the bottom of each Child Window. Moving the bar left and right will pan the design.

Note: Only the design view changes when using this function. The design and/or objects in the design do not move. Related Resources: 1. Pan 2. Scroll Bar (up and down) 3. Main Window

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Scroll Bar (up and down) Main Screen: Child Window Description: Scroll Bar (up add down) function can be found at the left of each Child Window. Moving the bar up and down will pan the design view up and down.

Note:Only the design view changes when using this function. The design and/or objects in the design do not move. Related Resources: 1. Scroll Bar (left and right) 2. Pan 3. Main Window

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Select Drop Down: Edit Icon: Key Command-1: F7 Description: The “Select” function is used to select the object you wish to move, delete, and /or edit. Related Resources: 1. Select 2. Cut 3. Copy 4. Paste 5. Insert 5. Delete

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Select All Drop Down: Edit Icon: None Key Command-1: Control+A Key Command-2: Alt, E +A Description: The “Select All” function selects all objects within your design. This can be useful in moving the design on your screen. Related Resources: Select

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Sequence View Toolbar The Sequence View is a very powerful panel. This panel is often overlooked and under utilized. It is in this panel where you get a snapshot of the entire design. You are able to see the sequence in which the design will sew out. Also, you will see a small view of each object and the color of that object. When you expand the view for a color segment you will see a list of all stitch types used to create that element in the order in which it will sew out. The Sequence View will quickly and easily allow you to turn on/off the view of a given segment. This helps greatly when editing objects or figuring out where all the elements of a given segment are located in a design. Also, you have the ability to lock a design color segment. When you lock a segment it takes away the ability of that object to be moved or have the properties changed in any way. The Sequence View is also the area in which you change the sewing order of the design. You can click and drag a segment or design element into a different location by simply selecting it and dragging it into the desired location. Sequence View – use this to select design elements, turn design element views on/off, resequence designs, etc.

Plus Symbol – use this to expand/retract elements pertaining to the color. Eye Symbol – use this to turn on/off the view of a design element. Lock Symbol – use this to lock/unlock the elements in the sequence. When locked you cannot change the properties of that element. Move Elements – to move a element left mouse click and hold the click while dragging your mouse to the desired location. Release mouse click when in the desired position.

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Shape Drop Down: Edit Icon: Key Command-1: F9 Description: The “Shape” function is used when you wish to edit outlines, inclinations (angle lines), and entry/exit points.

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Slow Redraw Drop Down: View Icon: None Key Command-1: Control + R Right Mouse Button: Yes to Exit Description: The “Slow Redraw” gives you the ability to draw your design on the screen at different speeds, (much like a virtual sewing machine).

A. Move backwards one stitch. B. Click on hold and move forward or backward to any stitch. C. Histogram by color of your design. D. Move forward one stitch. E. Stitch backwards. F. Pause. G. Stitch forward. H. Control the stitch speed.

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Standard Pattern Creator Drop Down: Tools Icon: None Key Command: None

Description: The Standard Pattern Creator allows you to create your own custom fill patterns. These custom fill patterns can then be applied to any fill pattern in a design. To create a Standard Pattern, please follow these instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Select Tools on the menu bar, then select Standard Pattern Creator. Select New from inside the window. Click Add. Enter in the desired value. Repeat steps 3 -4 as many times as needed. Select Save. Name the Pattern. Click Save. Select Close to return to design page. Then new fill pattern will appear in the drop down list for fill patterns located in the Properties Box.

For practice creating a Standard Pattern, please refer to the workbook that came with the purchase of your software.

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Start / Stop Drop Down: View Icon: Key Command-1: ControlA Key Command-2: Alt, V + P Description: The Start /Stop position of the design can be controlled by this function. To view the Start/Stop location of any design, simply click on the icon toggling it on. The default Start /Stop position of the design is center start and center stop. To change the Start/Stop position, click on the down arrow next to the traffic light. This function works in 6 different ways: 1. Center (default) - Places the Start/Stop position in the center of the design. 2. First Stitch - This shows where the first stitch of the design is located. 3. Last Stitch - This shows where the last stitch of the design is located. 4. First/Last Stitch - This shows where the first and last stitch of the design are located. 5. One Location - This allows you to move the first and last stitch, to the same user defined position within the design. 6. Two Locations - This allows you to move the first and last stitch of the design to two different positions within the design.

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Start Object Description: The “Start Object” is the start of an object and is designated by a green circle. In Digitizing (after completing a shape) your cursor will have a green dot next to it, prompting you to click on the shape to choose the desired starting point for the individual object. Related Resources: Stop Object

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Status Bar Description: The “Status Bar” displays the details of your design and is located at the top of your design window. The Status Bar displays the design name, stitch count, number of colors as well as the width and height of the design.

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Steil Drop Down: Tools Icon: Key Command-1: 4 Key Command-2: Alt, T + T Description: The “Steil” function creates column stitches of uniform thickness. Related Resources: 1. Applique 2. Complex Fills 3. Cross Stitch 4. Manual 5. Run 6. Satin 7. Properties

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Steil Properties

You can set the: A. Width B. Angle C. Inset% D. Steil density E. Corner type: 1. Square 2. Extended

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Stitch Drop Down: Edit Icon: Key Command-1: F10 Description: The “Stitch” function is used when m anipulating individual stitches in a design. Using the right mouse button on any stitch, you can insert before or after the stitch selected. You can delete the stitch or view the properties of that stitch.

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Stitches Drop Down: View Icon: Description: The “Stitches” function toggles the stitch in your design on and off so you can better see the wire frame of the design.

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Stitch Ends Drop Down: View Icon: Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: Alt, V, E Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Stitch Ends” function shows or hides the stitch point within your design. This can be useful when searching for a specific stitch.

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Text Properties

You can set the: A. Text input box B. Height (mm) C. Font selection D. Space % E. Decor (available with limited monogram fonts) F. Line spacing % G. Align 1. Left 2. Right 3. Center H. Reverse direction I. Italics J. Type: 1. Normal 2. Circle 3. Monogram K. Optimize colors L. Stairs M. Start at: 1. Left 2. Right 3. Center N. Text style

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Stop Object Drop Down: None Icon: None Description: The “Stop Object” is the end of an object and is designated by a red circle. In Digitizing (after entering a start point) your cursor will have a red dot next to it, prompting you to click on the shape to choose the desired ending point for the individual object. Related Resources: Start Object

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Symbol Drop Down: Tools Icon: Description: The “Symbol” function allows users to select from multiple symbols and create decorative borders and frames.

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Text Drop Down: Tool Icon: Key Command-1: T Key Command-2: Alt, T + T Description: The “Text” function is the auto-lettering function that gives registered users the ability to: • Envelope Lettering, elastic lettering allows you to conform lettering to many shapes • Create Bridge Lettering that allows you to create m ore interesting looks, (unlike standard arcing). • Control type and density of underlay stitches. • Choose your stitch type - (Satin or Fill) - to be most suitable for any fabric type or lettering size. • Change spelling, fonts and many other aspects even after saving. • Easily align the spacing of letters to appear optically correct. • Control the width of any letter style.

Related Resources: Monogramming

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Text Properties

You can set the: A. Text input box B. Height (mm) C. Font selection D. Space % E. Decor (available with limited monogram fonts) F. Line spacing % G. Align 1. Left 2. Right 3. Center H. Reverse direction I. Italics J. Type: 1. Normal 2. Circle 3. Monogram K. Optimize colors L. Stairs M. Start at: 1. Left 2. Right 3. Center N. Text style

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Thread Chart Creator Drop Down: Tools Icon: None Key Command: None Description: The "Thread Chart Creator" function will allow you to create you own custom thread chart. To create your own custom thread chart, please follow these instructions: 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

19. 20. 21.

22. 23. 24.

Open a new design page. Click Tools on the menu bar, then select Thread Chart Creator. Select New located in the upper left-hand corner of the Thread Chart window. Select Add located in the bottom left-hand corner of the window. Click in the blank box under the Color title. Select the color that best represents the color of the thread. For specific colors, contact your thread dealer and ask them for their thread "RGB" (Red, Green, Blue) values. This way you can plug them into the lower section of the "Color" window found under the advanced tab to get the best color representation. Select OK. Type the color code into the box located under the Code title. This is typically the color number of the thread provided by the manufacturer. Next, type the name of the thread in the box located under the Name title. This is typically the color name provided by the manufacturer. If you are using multiple thread brands, it is recommended you state the thread brand name as well as the color name. Repeat steps 3 - 9 as many times as necessary. Select Save. Name your new thread chart and then press Save.

For practice creating a thread chart, please refer to the workbook that came with your software purchase.

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Tile Drop Down: Window Icon: None Key Command: Alt,W, T Description: The “Tile” function will place each open design’s (Child Windows) next to each other. While shrinking the size of the window (but not the size of the design), so they will fit next to each other. Related Resources: 1. Cascade 2. Child Window 3. Main Window

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Toolbars Drop Down: View Description: There are six “Toolbars” in this software: 1. Standard 2. Toolbox 3. Toolbox Extra 4. Banner 5. Design Library 6. Sequence View 7. Status Line Standard Bar

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17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29.

Classic Satin Steil Complex Fill Applique Cross Stitch Tackle Twill Sequin Run Sequin Fill Chenille Run Chenille Fill Artwork Symbol Magic Wand

Toolbox

1. Selection 2. Lasso Select 3. Shape 4. Slice 5. Stitch 6. Zoom 7. Pan 8. Ruler 9. Backdrop 10. 3D 11. Grid 12. Stitches 13. Stitch Ends 14. Commands 15. Hoop 16. Backdrop Toolbox Extra

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1. Text 2. Monogram 3. Text Designs 4. Monogram Designs 5. Auto Digitizing 6. Motif Shapes 7. Applique Shapes 8. Optimize Sequence 9. Optimize Entry Exit 10. Auto Baste 11. Duplicate 12. Repeat 13. Circle Template 14. Flip Horizontal 15. Flip Vertical 16. Rotate Left 17. Rotate Right 18. Align Left 19. Align Right 20. Align Top 21. Align Bottom 22. Horizontal Center Align 23. Vertical Center Align 24. Trim 25. Intersect 26. Weld 27. Distribute Horizontal 28. Distribute Vertical 29. Group 30. UnGroup 31. Move to Front 32. Move to Back 33. Join Selected Paths 34. Break Up Selected Paths Banner p321


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The banner can be turned on or off. Design Library

1. Design Library Folders (where design are stored - can create new folders) 2. Design Library Gallery Sequence View

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Shows you all the objects in the design. Status Line

The Status Line Toolbar shows you all the objects status; (total objects, selected objects and stitch count).

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Transform Properties

You can set the: A. Width (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). B. Height (mm) (Size the object by measurement or percentage). C. Maintain aspect ratio (Changing the Width or Height, with this checked on, it will keep the objects aspect ratio perfect). D. Regenerate stitches (When editing the object, the object will always regenerate new stitches when checked). E. Rotate (Rotate object by degrees). F. Flip horizontal (Will flip the object horizontally). G. Flip vertical (Will flip the object vertically).

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Trim Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Description: The "Trim" button allows you to place a trim to the object that comes before the selected object in your design.

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Twain Scanner Drop Down: File Icon: None Key Command-1: None Key Command-2: Alt, F, T Right Mouse Button: No Description: The “Twain Scanner” function allows the user to connect their scanner direct to the software using the Twain drivers that came with the scanner.

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Two Locations Refer to Start / Stop.

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Underlay Definition: The “Underlay” is the foundation of the design. The “Underlay” helps stabilize the material and helps the threads lay properly on the garment. In many cases, when you need to increase stitch coverage of a shape, you can add m ore underlay versus adding more density to your shape. This helps provide added coverage while minimizing the risk of puckering and high stitch counts. Some form of underlay is present on almost all digitized shapes. You can use a single underlay type or in some instances you may want to use multiple underlay types.

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Underlay Properties

You can set the: A. Type of underlay: Contour, Perpendicular, Lattice, and Full Lattice. B. Density (mm) C. Stitch length (mm) D. Run stitch length (mm) E. Inset (mm) F. Zig-Zag inset (mm)

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Undo Drop Down: Edit Icon: Key Command-1: Control + Z Key Command-2: Alt, E, U Description: Click on “Undo” to cancel the last action performed on your design. Related Resources: Redo

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Units Description: The “Units” refer to units of measurement. On the Tool menu select General Options and click on the Environment tab. Here you can select the program’s language and the default units (Metric or Imperial). Some settings in the program (such as density) are in embroidery points (pt). One (pt) is one tenth of a millimeter, which in general is the resolution of the embroidery machine.

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Updates Drop Down: Help Description: The “Updates” function will automatically prompt you when new software updates have been loaded online. Related Resources: Check for Updates

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Wand Status Toolbar

The Status Line Toolbar shows you all the objects status; (total objects, selected objects and stitch count).

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Weld Drop Down: None Icon: Key Command: None Right Click Option: Yes Description: The "Weld" option allows you to combine two complex fill or artwork objects into one object.

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Work Area Refer to “Child Window”.

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Zoom In Drop Down: View / Zoom Icon: None Key Command: Num+ Description: “Zoom In” enlarges the view of the active window by 2 times, each time it is used. It is more intended as a key command, even though you can select it via the drop down menu. Example: If you are at 100% and press the “+” key on the number pad, it will enlarge the view by 100%to 200%. Press the “+” a second time and it will enlarge the view by 400%. Related Resources: 1. Zoom Tool 2. Zoom Out 3. Fit Window 4. 1:1

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Zoom Out Drop Down: View / Zoom Icon: None Key Command: NumDescription: “Zoom Out” reduces the view of the active window by 2 times each time it is used. It is more intended as a key command, even though you can select it via the drop down menu. Example: If you are at 100% and press the “-” key on the number pad, it will reduce the view by 100% to 50%. Press the “-” a second time and it will reduce the view by 25%. Related Resources: 1. Zoom In 2. Zoom Tool 3. Fit Window 4. 1:1

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Zoom Tool Drop Down: View / Zoom Icon: Key Command: Z Left Mouse Button: Zoom In Right Mouse Button: Zoom Out Description: The “Zoom Tool” enlarges or reduces the view of the active window. Zoom Tools works in three ways: 1. The left mouse button enlarges the view by 2 times each time it is used. Example: If you are at 100% and click the left mouse button, it will enlarge the view by 100% to 200%. Click a second time and it will enlarge the view by 400%. 2. The right mouse button reduces the view by 2 times each time it is used. 3. By clicking on and holding down the left mouse button, then dragging your mouse in any direction, a ghost box will appear. The ghost box you created will enlarge your view, (when you release the left mouse button.) Related Resources: 1. Zoom In 2. Zoom Out 3. Fit Window 4. 1:1

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Index -11:1 173

-33D 174

-AAbout 175 Adding & Deleting Points/Nodes 99 Applique 178 Applique Properties 179 Applique Stitch Properties 72 Applique´ Shapes Artwork 180 Artwork Properties 182 Auto Baste 183 Auto Digitizing 184

-BBackDrop Backdrop Properties 187 Backdrop Tool 173 Banner Toolbar 188 Batch Convert 189 Break Up Selected Path 190 Break up Text 191

-CCascade 192 Center 194 Check for Updates 196 Chenille Fill Stitch Properties 88 Chenille Run Stitch Properties 85 Child Window 193 Circle Template 195 Close 197 Close All 198 Color Change 199 Column Properties 200 Command Properties 202 Commands 201 Complex Fill 204 Complex Fill Stitch Properties 67 Contents F1 205 Convert to Manuals 206 p339


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Copy 207 Create A Chenille Stitch 47 Create A Complex Fill 41 Create A Cross Stitch 43 Create A Manual Stitch 36 Create A Run Stitch 37 Create A Satin Stitch 38 Create A Sequin Stitch 45 Create A Steil Stitch 40 Create A Tackle Twill Stitch 44 Create An Applique Stitch 42 Create Custom Thread Charts 114 Create Lettering 49 Cross Stitch 208 Cross Stitch Properties 209, 75 Cut 210

-DDelete 211 Density 212 Design Library 213 Design Statues 214 Display Hoops 215 Distribute Objects 217 Draw 3d 218 Duplicate 219

-EEdit Start & End Points 97 Edit Stitch Angle Lines 98 Edit Tools 220 Editing Circular Text 107 Editing Points/Nodes 100 Editing Standard Text 102 Exit 221

-FFile Formats 222 Fill Properties 223 First / Last Stitch 225 First Stitch 224 Fit Window 226 Flip Horizontal 227 Flip Vertical 228 Floriani Total Control 20

-GGeneral Options 229, 29 General Properties 235 Grid 236 Grouping Objects 237

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-HHoops 215 Hot Keys 21 How To 240

-IImport Artwork 241 Import TT Text 242 Inclination Line 243 Insert 244 Insert Needle Change 245 Installation 10 Intersect 246

-JJoin Selected Paths 247

-LLasso 248 Last Stitch 249 Lettering Properties 91 Licensing Agreement 15 Load Backdrop 250

-MMagic Wand 251 Main Window 252 Manual 254 Manual (Doc) 253 Manual Properties 255 Manual Stitch Properties 50 Merge 256 Mirror Horizontal 257 Mirrow Vertical 258 Monogram 259 Monogram Embellishments 166 Monogram Fonts Move To Back 260 Move To Front 261

-NNew 262

-OOne Location 263 Open 266 Optimize Entry Exit 264 p341


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Optimize Sequence 265 Overview of Users Guide 7

-PPan 268 Paste 270 Pathing 269 Print 271 Print Preview 272 Print Setup 275 Properties 276 Properties Box Description 28 Pull/Push Compensation Properties 277

-RRedo 278 Reference Section 173 Refresh 282 Registration 12, 279 Repeat Design 280 Resequence By Color 281 Rotate Left 283 Rotate Right 284 Ruler 285 Run 286 Run Properties 287 Run Stitch Properties 52

-SSatin 288 Satin Stitch Properties 55 Save 291 Save As 293 Save As Image 292 Save2Sew 294 Scroll Bar (left and right) 296 Scroll Bar (up and down) 298 Select All 299 Sequence View 27 Sequence View Toolbar 300 Sequin Fill Stitch Properties 83 Sequin Run Stitch Properties 81 Shape 301 Simplify 289 Slice Tool 290 Slow Redraw 302 Software/System Requirements 9 Standard Bar Options/Tools 31 Standard Pattern Creator 303 Start / Stop 304 Start Floriani Software 30 Start Object 305 Status Bar 306 Steil 307 Steil Properties 308 Steil Stitch Properties 61 Stitch 309 p342


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Stitch Ends 311 Stitch Outline Mode 35 Stitches 310 Stop Object 313 Symbol 314

-TTackle Twill Stitch Properties 78 Text 315 Text Properties 312 Thread Chart Creator 317 Tile 318 Toolbars 319 Toolbox Tool Description 23 Transform Properties 324 Trim 325 Twain Scanner 326 Two Digitizing Modes 33 Two Locations 327

-UUnderlay 328 Underlay Properties 329 Undo 330 Units 331 Updates 332

-VViewing the Window 22

-WWand Status Toolbar 333 Weld 334 Work Area 335

-ZZoom In 336 Zoom Out 337 Zoom Tool 338

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