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Date: 1/23/14 8:15 AM

Okay, I have a question for all you lovely folks. I have bought a few font sets but I don't know how to load them so that they behave like fonts sets (that I can type into text editor, rather than load each letter/character as a separate image).

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Date: 1/23/14 8:52 AM

Good luck with this. I know nothing about Pfaff products, but I was more than a little annoyed when I learned that my pricey Floriani Total Control software will NOT accept new fonts. It makes no sense to be able to edit purchased designs with a program but not purchased fonts. The customer service agent admitted that they get the question a lot.

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Date: 1/23/14 10:41 AM

Well, that kinda sucks.

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Date: 1/23/14 12:40 PM

To you, a font set is a collection of letters that you use to form words.

To your embroidery machine, it's nothing more than a set of 26 images.

You need to spend $$$ and buy a lettering software package that contains embroidery designs that the software makes function like a typographical font. OESD has a lettering program for around $200 and Floriani sells one as well. I've not used either, btw.

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Date: 1/23/14 3:55 PM

An embroidery design is just an embroidery design, and pretty much just instructions for the pantogram movement of your machine, and just some stitches on a virtual grid, no matter if it's shaped like a tree, a dog or some letter. So the embroidery machine and software see's it all the same, no matter if a shape like a letter A, or a tree shaped. And not as special made to some particular software, keyboard lettering at all.

So you can't just add them into the key board lettering component, in your full manual digitizing program if you got one, (and size them, skew them,and use kerning on them and all that) even if you got one of those, in your digitizing program, unless you most times create them yourself there, in a special way, so they are a condensed object kind of embroidery design,made especially for your keyboard lettering in some computer program and made native to the same Keyboard Lettering program that you have in some digitizing program. Or unless someone that is selling them to you, say's they made them on purpose as a keyboard lettering font, made on purpose, to add into your particular key board lettering software.

So, I think if you want to do that, you need to check out your own software better and learn more about it, and how to use it, then see if it even includes any way at all to create your own keyboard lettering in there, and add that into there when you want to. Some full manual digitizing programs do let you do that. How you do that though, sort of depends on what one you just happen to have most times.

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Date: 1/23/14 8:56 PM

Thanks to everyone Guess I'll be saving for the proper software--right after I buy a snowblower (to end winter early and prevent any future snows for the next couple of years)

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Date: 1/24/14 5:04 AM

Embrilliance is one of those grow with you software programs. Essentials starts you with merging designs and forming monograms with intergrated lettering. Last year they have came out with 2 more programs. One adjusts density and another uses any keyboad computer font to form words and paragraphs. Each module is under $200 and it's nice if you want to spread out your spending.
It is amazing though, how much there is to learn about the software. I got very caught up with looking at embroidery down by others and the dealers say it is so easy. Well it is if you are OK with purchasing ready-to-stitch-out designs. What they don't really explain until AFTER you buy your EM (emb machine) is just how much time and money you will need to spend on software! Even then they don't explain it- they mainly sell it. It takes quite a lot of effort on your part to study how to get software to do what you want- and to figure out when it CAN'T do what you think it should be able to do. That's when you have to buy other software! It would be nice to have a PR section dedicated to software reviews like for sewing machines. It would make it so much easier to figure out which company to buy from.

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Date: 1/24/14 7:36 AM

"....It would be nice to have a PR section dedicated to software reviews like for sewing machines. It would make it so much easier to figure out which company to buy from."

That's an excellent idea! And yes, it would help loads.

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Date: 1/24/14 10:12 AM

This is the main reason I have now jumped into embroidery.... SOFTWARE? It's a very big question!

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Date: 1/24/14 2:56 PM

My advice for software as a newbie is this, don't rush, good softwares cost money and you really need to know what you want in a software before you buy. Next demo demo demo so you know if you really like a software. Know how companies work, some companies retire things right away and offer no further support(ie your computer crashes, and you get a new one with a different OS that doesn't work with your software leadng to the need to purchase new software versus downloading an update) whereas some companies offer updates until a new formated software is needed(ie the os is so different they need to remake their software completely to work with the new os) so update will work for quite a few years, and software that has for life update(only floriani does this and their software is super expensive), so do some research on the company. I did not do any of this purchased a 600 dollar software I pretty much hate for editing. I then demoed after the fact and now purchased an equally expensive software I love that does way more for almost the same cost, so now I have a 600 dollar software that is pretty much a paper weight. I like how it prints templates that is it and i only use those on clothes so very seldom. the only reason i even keep it is if i want to digitize someday i can pay cheaper to upgrade it than buy separate software because it is reviewed as one of thge better digitizing software but not the best editing software. Third if you can avoid it, do not get anything with a dongle unless you have an older machine that needs a card reader. my 600 dollar paper weight will not work without the card reader plugged into computer. you lose or break that card reader you have useless software. These are my helpful suggestions as a newbie that didn't have this advice a year ago when I first got my machine and I think it is an important topic for machine embroidery because as most get deep into it, most will need some form of software to do basic editing. My machine edits a lot but I prefer my software to my machine editing. I absolutely love my babylock software. Also you do not have to stick with software the same brand as your machine.

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