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Old 08-29-2010, 09:22 AM
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I have EQ6 and I can navigate pretty well in it. What I don't know, though, is how to convert my EQ stuff to a PDF file or Word document.

I see them all the time on the internet and when I take classes from other people, so I think it must be possible. I'm just ignorant! :-D

I often use my own designs when I teach classes, but I don't have a clue how to make the conversion into Adobe or Word or anything. Is there software that I need? A function I'm missing?

Can any of y'all help?
Thanks so much!
Blessings,
Mary Lou
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:58 PM
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When I am making up instructions for the guild, I click File - Export Marquee Selection - and click and drag for what I want to paste to a word document. I don't have the program to make PDF files.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:04 PM
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This post has a couple sites that have free software to create a pdf document.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-8162-1.htm
I have CutePDF. It is also free. (www.CutePDF.com). Type it into your URL. The disadvantage with CutePDF is that it will only do one page at a time.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:41 PM
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If you can print it you can make a PDF of anything. Search for 'CutePDF Writer' When you install this, it installs as a printer. When you want a pdf file Use Print File and pick Cute PDF Writer and a save as window will come up and you pick the file you want it in. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by dsb38327
This post has a couple sites that have free software to create a pdf document.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-8162-1.htm
I have CutePDF. It is also free. (www.CutePDF.com). Type it into your URL. The disadvantage with CutePDF is that it will only do one page at a time.
Hmmm - CutePDF will create multi-page PDF's.

MaryLou, in EQ6, to print out a quilt (or layout, template - depends on what you're got on your worktable),
- first go to File, Printer Setup and select your newly installed CutePDF printer
- next, go to File, Print and select what it is you're printing
- select the options you're looking for (print just the outline or show it using your fabrics? print size? print patch outline? etc
- click OK, and be a tad patient - the computer is generating your new file
- you'll next get a dialog box asking you what name and what location you'd like the file to be saved in - enter this information, press enter and you're done!

Hope this helps!
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Well, I'm learning something today. Thanks
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:50 PM
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Oh my word, Linda!
That worked beautifully!!! Who knew it would be so simple. I had myself convinced I'd have to write code or something!! LOL!

That'll help me tremendously. I have a class coming up next weekend, and I'll be able to so some things a little more "professionally."

I appreciate all the suggestions and comments! Thanks so much!

Blessings,
Mary Lou
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by LindaM
Originally Posted by dsb38327
This post has a couple sites that have free software to create a pdf document.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-8162-1.htm
I have CutePDF. It is also free. (www.CutePDF.com). Type it into your URL. The disadvantage with CutePDF is that it will only do one page at a time.
Hmmm - CutePDF will create multi-page PDF's.

MaryLou, in EQ6, to print out a quilt (or layout, template - depends on what you're got on your worktable),
- first go to File, Printer Setup and select your newly installed CutePDF printer
- next, go to File, Print and select what it is you're printing
- select the options you're looking for (print just the outline or show it using your fabrics? print size? print patch outline? etc
- click OK, and be a tad patient - the computer is generating your new file
- you'll next get a dialog box asking you what name and what location you'd like the file to be saved in - enter this information, press enter and you're done!

Hope this helps!
Linda
Linda, thank you for preventing my giving out incorrect information. /Regards, Dorothy
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Originally Posted by dsb38327
Linda, thank you for preventing my giving out incorrect information. /Regards, Dorothy
LOL - Dorothy - it's teamwork! Sifting through all the info that's out there is a challenge, having lots of eyes helps get to solutions :)
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Originally Posted by mlcasada
Oh my word, Linda!
That worked beautifully!!! Who knew it would be so simple. I had myself convinced I'd have to write code or something!! LOL!

That'll help me tremendously. I have a class coming up next weekend, and I'll be able to so some things a little more "professionally."

I appreciate all the suggestions and comments! Thanks so much!

Blessings,
Mary Lou
YAY! Have a great time with the class!
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