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Thread: Electric Quilt question

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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

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    Well, I'm learning something today. Thanks

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM
    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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