This tutorial explains how to export printable documentation and how to use it. Printable documentation is an executable file which contains the design stitches and also routines for printing template. This might be very useful if you want to send the design to customer via Internet and allow to print this design on the customer computer. The customer does not need to have any embroidery software - he/she will just run the executable file and print the template.
1 - Run Embird.
2 - Select the design(s) which you want to export in the "Files:" box at the right side of the screen (Picture No. 1). Click the file name to select it. In this example the SQUIRREL.DST file is selected.
Picture No. 1
3 - Select menu "Right Panel > Export > Export Printable Documentation" (Picture No. 2).
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4 - Specify the folder (arrow 1) and file name (arrow 2) of the exported document (Picture No. 3). Then click "OK" button to continue (arrow 3).
5 - The executable file (squirrel.exe in this example) will be created in chosen folder. Now you can send this executable file via Internet to your customer, but first test it on your PC - see the steps below.
Tip: Tip: It is recommended to compress the executable file to .ZIP archive to minimize its size. This will also change the extension of file from .exe to .zip. Some e-mail programs do not allow to send .exe files, so it solves this problem as well. See also tutorial Creating ZIP Archive.
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6 - Try to run the exported document - it is executable file "squirrel.exe" (Picture No. 4).
7 - Click the button with printer icon to print the design template containing also color list.
Picture No. 4