The first way of creating custom thread catalog is to select the "Color Palette > Thread Catalogs" menu in Manager and then click "New Catalog" button in the dialog box which appears on the screen. This way is explained below.
The second way of creating custom thread catalog is as follows: It is supposed, that you prepare the text file with thread chart e.g. in NOTEPAD, or in any other text editor, and then save this text file (with .TXT or .TCH extension) to "C:\Program Files\EMBIRD32\CHARTS" folder (or into "C:\EMBIRD32\CHARTS" folder if you use version prior to Embird 2006). This way is explained in Creating Custom Thread Catalogs tutorial.
1 - Run Embird, it will start in "Manager" mode.
2 - Select "Color Palette -> Thread Catalogs" menu (Picture No.1).
Picture No. 1
3 - The dialog box containing the thread catalogs will appear on the screen (Picture No. 2). Click "New catalog" button to create a brand new catalog of threads.
Picture No. 2
4 - Another dialog box will appear on the screen, allowing you to specify the name of the catalog, and the number, name and color of the first thread (Picture No. 3). You can specify either R, G, B components of the color, or you can double-click the large color area and choose the new color from the color dialog box, which appears on the screen. Click "OK" button to confirm the operation.
Picture No. 3
5 - The contents of the new thread chart ("My Threads") will be shown (Picture No. 4). Click "Add thread" button to add another thread into this chart.
Picture No. 4
6 - Specify the number, name and color of the second thread (Picture No. 5), then click "OK" button to confirm the operation.
Picture No. 5
7 - The "My Threads" catalog now contains 2 threads (Picture No. 6).
Picture No. 6