A few weeks ago, blog reader Jenny left a comment on the June 27th post. She asked, “Can you please help me figure out how to “Edit” what I had “Grouped” together? I am not able to ungroup the design as was once before? I have to keep typing the poem up every-time I want to change the name on the stitch out.”
At the time, I responded with this, “Jenny, select the design, right mouse click and choose Ungroup from the drop down menu. There are also Group and Ungroup icons on the top tool bar but I can’t load an image here into comments to show you. Oh, I just realized you mentioned a poem – so that’s a little different. Again, click on the Select tool, select the poem, right mouse click and select Breakup Text from the drop down menu.”
I can do a more thorough job of explaining the process and give more options for editing text. Since the only information I have Jenny is what she stated above, I’ll start from scratch with a recipe. Follow along with me. Open a new page in Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro. Click on the Text icon. The cursor changes to an A and the Properties Box opens. Select your font. I’ve chose Arial Small. Type a fictional recipe into the Properties Box, then click Apply.
With the Text tool still selected, change the justification to Left Alignment. Click Apply. Notice all of the editing features available on the text itself. You can move individual letters, whole words and lines.
When the Select Tool is used, your options diminish. You can size the design (the software sees it as a design and not text when the Select Tool is used), rotate, mirror image, duplicate, etc. But you do not have the freedom to edit the individual letters.
Click on the Text tool again, and all of your text editing options appear. I’ve readjusted the kerning on the word chips.
When I click on the Select tool again, my changes are there.
Save the design now in C2S – the native format of Perfect Embroidery. Change the color of the thread to green and save it as Chips.pes. Close both designs.
Open Chips.pes. The design is no longer recognized by the software as text – it’s just an ordinary design. When you click on a letter, the sequence field now shows all of the individual elements of the design – runs and satins. Ugh – that’s very challenging to edit.
Not to worry, you have the original file. Open it and you’ll find the software recognizes it as text and all of your editing abilities are right at your finger tips!
For instance, you can increase the 5 cups to 6 cups in the Properties box..
This is a great example of why it’s so important to save the original file in C2S and a working copy in your machine format. Make your changes to the original and you’ll always have the ability to edit.
Betty Kumin8 years ago
What a fabulous lesson. This explains many frustrations I’ve had. You are wonderful to share your knowledge. many thanks.
eileenroche8 years ago AUTHOR
I’m so glad you found the information helpful, Betty.
Alice Cornelson8 years ago
Thanks revisiting this issue And providing us with these easy to follow instructions. I, too, had similar issues.
Jeff Hernandez8 years ago
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Darlene Bares8 years ago
Thank you very much. Trying to learn my software. Start in Perfect Embroidery Pro and then finish in my other software that i’m familiar with because i get frustrated. This really helps. Thanks again
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