Sweetheart you have access to the two most and often overlooked resources available. Go stand in front of a mirror, what do you see? YOU! you are your most valuable resource you have, residing behind those eyes and under that hair is the most amazing computer known to man, your mind. It can with a little prodding, cajoling, and help, perform a billion more actions than a man made computer. It is incredible. What's more the programming input is so easy, you are doing it right now, you are reading, a million little messages are whizzing around inside your brain opening and closing files, and it's doing it at far greater speeds than a man made computer can dream about.
Now go and sit at your PC, what do you see, an extremely simple, very limited, man made brain. It is incapable of thought, feelings, actions, or learning. It can only perform the simplest of tasks, I know it can appear to be doing wonderful things, but all it is doing is obeying commands, it can't act independentally , it requires a set of rules and guidelines, and who provides those, computer programmers. They instruct the machine to open and close gateways. The speed with which they do that is infinitesimally slow in comparison to the speed at which your internal computer works. It is a machine, that's all, but it's also your second most valuable resource to achieve the extra programming you need for your internal computer.
So read on. I'm sorry but this is going to be a long mail.
Number one, open My Documents, in a blank area of the screen, right click and from the pop up menu, select new, from that menu select Folder, when it's on the screen right click it and select Rename, now name that embroidery library designs. click ok. Now left click to open it and inside repeat everything you did except this time when you rename, call it embro lib downloads. Close the screen and my documents.
Open your Internet browser, now in the search bar, type in Embroidery Library, then use your Enter key. You'll get a page of links, the one you want looks like this, www.emblibrary.com this isn't a link so don't try using it. Click on it, when it opens it will show a selection of new or Special offer designs. At the moment they have some $1 designs, seasonal and fun. So I'm going to suggest you blow $5. Select 5 one dollar designs, they must fit your hoop sizes so check the sizes, Embroidery Library are extremely good at giving you the design sizes, when you choose one, click on the size link below the view of it on the sale page, that opens the right design. To the left of the design above the Add to Basket icon, is a box with a stitch format showing, click the drop down menu chevron at it's right end, from the list select JEF. Double check the design size, will it fit a 5 " x 7 inch hoop. If yes click on the add to basket words. You'll see the basket contents page next, is it the right design format, size, if yes click the continue shopping words. Get 4 more, don't go mad, set a limit, they have some lovely seasonal designs at the moment all for a single dollar.
When you have made your last selection and don't forget all one dollar designs only, and no more than $20, $5 for the first go is better, click on check out with credit card or Paypal. You need a Paypal account to use that one. Now it's so long agao since I joined Embroidery library I can't remember if you have to start an account, I think you do to access your order history. They keep a list of all designs you have purchased in case they become damaged, lost, mislaid, computer crashes, and you can re download the designs.
Back to the message in hand, make your payment. Once the payment has gone through, almost immediately you will be told Thank you for your order and all your design links are waiting for you to download them.
Remember that folder you created, well here's where you use it, decide if you want zipped or unzipped designs, zip is the design inside a zip file, unzipped is the design in it's ordinary state. I usually go for zipped if offered. Click on the one you want, don't opt for e mail unless you are on dial up. When you have clicked on the method you want, unzipped or zipped you should get get a pop up File download window, now some sites you get the options, Run, Save, Cancel, always opt for save, so choose Save.
Next you get a Save as pop up, at the top a SAVE IN box, now here is where YOU tell the computer to put it, click the drop down menu chevron at the right end of the Save in strip, find my documents, embroidery library designs, select it, at the bottom next to the File name box it should say open, and you should see your embro Lib Downloads folder, now if for any reason you didnt get the open command double click the embroidery library folder, that will open it, and the folder inside will show up, double click that one to open it. The name of that folder should now sit in the SAVE IN box at the top of that pop up window, is it there, if yes hit Save. It doesn't take long to download.
The next one you do, the Save in pop up should be showing that folder, if it isn't use the drop down menu to find it, open it and hit Save. Just keep going until all the designs have been downloaded.
Now you'll want to view them. So close embroidery Library down, use this link
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Download it to your desk top, same way you did before, you tell the Save in bar Desk top by using the drop down menu. when it's downloaded, in stall it, watch out for Yahoo tool bars or google bits, always remove any ticks from those or you'll be plastered in Yahoo and Google bits. Say ok to license I agree with license terms. Do choose a shortcut to desktop if offered. It will install it to your Program folder, if there isnt a shortcut on the Desk top, go to START, all programs and look for BARUDAN Programs. select it and a fly out will appear with Tes Viewer on it, select it.
Ok its opened on your screen, go to the top toolbar extreme left, File, click on it and the drop down menu opens, scroll down to DESIGN BROWSER, select it.
When the browser opens you have a split screen, across the foot of the screen a file information bar, on the top left of the screen a navigation tree display, on the right a design thumbnail display area. Don't be intimidated by the contents of the left hand panel, it's just a road map of your computer folders. Now look down that list and find MY DOCUMENTS, if it's closed it will have a small + sign at the left of it, click that + and my documents will fall open showing all the folders in it, look down the list and find the folder with your download folder inside it, now you see why you renamed it when you created it, makes life easier. Found it, click the +sign and the folder inside will show, select it.
Look at the panel on the right, all the designs in that folder are displayed as little pictures not a windows file icon. Click the first one, just one click, look at the foot of the screen, .
On the left design information,, width, height, number of stitches, number of colours or stops, this is a commercial embroidery users program. in the middle a thumbnail of the design, and a thumbnail of each colour in the order it will stitch in, that's real handy as you will discover the more designs you do, then finally on the right an Open or Cancel button. Now if you want to view the design full size you use the open button. The design is popped into the main program for you to view it..
Ok I'm a wee bit tired now, and you are probably thinking Whoa, too much too much. So print or just read here and go through it.
One last thing a link to Embroidery Library Projects. com. An online encyclopedia in easy to read language and loaded with useful information.
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Open the Techniques and guides tab first, then prepare to master the art of downloading.
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