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Re: question about the Thumbnail viewer

Julie Flanagan
 

Thumbnail viewers work with Windows Explorer, so they should work with files not matter where on the computer they are located, including thumb drives, SD cards, external drives, CD, DVD, etc.

Julie, craftymusician@... Flanagan Educational Services
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From: "dianelindall"
To: "MTC Tuts"
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 2:58:33 AM
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] question about the Thumbnail viewer

 

I keep most of my files on an external drive. Is there anything special I need to do to be able to use the Thumbnail viewer on these files?

Thanks
Diane


OT Wake Up and Smell the coffee:)

BEN BARTLETT
 

Woo Hoo!!  There's new post at www.urbeyondmeasure.com  ---read about health benefits of coffee, learn how to decorate a Body Scrub gift jar, learn the recipe for the Luxurious Coffee Body scrub (you can recycle your used coffee grounds), AND be blessed
~Beyond measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Have a perky Valentine's Day!
It would be a blessing if you could stop by for a visit!


Re: pdf files

Julie Flanagan
 

You can import the page of prints by using Texturize Path, Blackout Path, and set the threshold to 245, Apply, then import.  Screen resolution is low. You can see what the printed project will look like by going to the File menu at the top of the screen, and selecting Print Preview. 

Julie, craftymusician@... Flanagan Educational Services
Purchase MTC: tinyurl.com/JF-MTC2 
Purchase Pazzles: http://tinyurl.com/Pazzles-JF
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/


From: "Cheryl Rotnem"
To: "MTC Tuts"
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 9:31:39 AM
Subject: Re: [MTC_Tuts] pdf files

 

I did see that at the bottom. I'm not sure when if I would print would it print the way it is suppose to look before tracing?

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Monique Ridwan <wowsopretty@...> wrote:
 

Yes, actually this happened to me yesterday when I was trying to open pdf of my school's project for her teacher. I just clicked on the pixel tracing and the pdf opened up :D

Monique.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM, Cheryl Rotnem <crotnem@...> wrote:
 

I saw the part now where it says to click here for pixel trace! So I think I just might get it!! I think I'll start with only one image to cut tho.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Cheryl Rotnem <crotnem@...> wrote:
Julie,
I am sending you one of my files to see what you think.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 1:31 PM, <craftymusician@...> wrote:
 

What is the source of the PDF files? If the PDF files do not have cutting lines in them, you will not get a preview in the preview window. But you will have the option at the bottom of the import window to import using Pixel Trace. Select that option, and the Pixel trace window will open automatically for you to set the trace options to bring it in to MTC. If the PDF does have cutting lines, then the image should show in the Preview window for you to import. Sometimes the image you want in the file is on a different page. If there is more than one page in the file, you should be able to use the up arrow to preview another page, under the preview window. 

For additional help with importing PDF files, see page 9 of the tutorial called II.03_ImportingFilesToMTC.pdf 
posted here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/02_Basic%20Lessons/


From: "Cheryl Rotnem" <crotnem@...>
To: "MTC Tuts" <MTC_Tuts@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:24:07 PM
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] pdf files


 

I have some pdf files I would like to bring into mtc and do a print and cut. I just updated my mtc. I can't get it to see my pdf's it says no file available. What am I doing wrong? i go to import pdf and the file w/them comes up, then I click on the one I want and nothing happens.

--
Cheryl
my blog: http://cherylsartfulcreations.blogspot.com
My groups:
cherylscreativestampingpad@...
scal-mtc-hints@...









--
Cheryl
my blog: http://cherylsartfulcreations.blogspot.com
My groups:
cherylscreativestampingpad@...
scal-mtc-hints@...



Re: Cutting doilies on a Zing...ARRRGGG

Julie Flanagan
 

Cutting intricate designs such as doilies requires some very careful test cutting to determine:
1. Best blade depth for your paper. Extend the blade only enough to cut through the top layer of a folded piece of that paper with the blade in your hand. 
2. Best force: Do some test cuts with a star inside a square, sized to .5". Start with a very low pressure. Move the design after each cut to another position. Increase the pressure by 5 with each cut, until the design is cut cleanly. Write down the pressure that worked best and the type of paper. You can use the chart in the lessons called I.11_PersonalMediaSettingsChart.pdf posted here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/01_Introductory_Lessons/
3. Slow down your speed to 10. The faster speeds do not cut as accurately.
4. Use the blade with the red cap for tiny detail like this. If you cannot get your test cut to work at any force, you probably need a new blade. I use Cutter Glide on the tip of each new blade to help it cut through paper with less friction, thus improving detailed cuts. 
5. Set the blade offset to 35 in the cutting window. 
6. Make sure your mat is sticky.
7. Use heavier, crispy paper. Heavier paper tears less. Some mushy paper will not cut any detail cleanly. Dehumidify the paper if necessary using a heat tool, blow dryer, iron, oven, etc. to see if cuts improve. 
8. Make sure that you are using the latest plugin update, which 2.02. Click on the down arrow in the upper right corner of the cutting window to see which version you are using. I got much better cuts after updating to the latest plugin. 
9. Check your blade holder to make sure there are no tiny pieces of paper trapped inside. The blade needs to swivel freely.
10. Raise the blade holder in the jaw slightly so that 25 post it notes fit under the tip of the blade. I use a number 6 rubber O ring from the hardware store. Be sure to tighten the white screw firmly so that the holder is held firmly in position. See the photos of my blade holder with the O ring and packaging here:
11. Update to the latest version of MTC, 4.3.10 right now, to make the software run faster and more efficiently.

I was not getting the best cuts on Monica's detailed designs on my Zing until I again went through this check list, step by step. 
We would love to see your finished doilies!

Julie, craftymusician@... Flanagan Educational Services
Purchase MTC: tinyurl.com/JF-MTC2 
Purchase Pazzles: http://tinyurl.com/Pazzles-JF
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/


From: "Carol DeMeyer"
To: "MTC Tuts"
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 6:12:12 AM
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] Cutting doilies on a Zing...ARRRGGG

 

If anyone has any suggestions:  I'm cutting intricate doilies using Recollections 65lb cardstock on a Zing and not having a fun time.  I've adjusted my knife setting, force at 90, mat is sticky, speed is rather slow (11), blade offset at 35. I keep getting chads and lots of them.  I'm at a loss as to what to adjust a,nd which direction to make the adjustment, to get better results.  Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Carol in AZ


Re: pdf files

Cheryl Rotnem
 

I did see that at the bottom. I'm not sure when if I would print would it print the way it is suppose to look before tracing?


On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Monique Ridwan <wowsopretty@...> wrote:
 

Yes, actually this happened to me yesterday when I was trying to open pdf of my school's project for her teacher. I just clicked on the pixel tracing and the pdf opened up :D

Monique.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM, Cheryl Rotnem <crotnem@...> wrote:
 

I saw the part now where it says to click here for pixel trace! So I think I just might get it!! I think I'll start with only one image to cut tho.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Cheryl Rotnem <crotnem@...> wrote:
Julie,
I am sending you one of my files to see what you think.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 1:31 PM, <craftymusician@...> wrote:
 

What is the source of the PDF files? If the PDF files do not have cutting lines in them, you will not get a preview in the preview window. But you will have the option at the bottom of the import window to import using Pixel Trace. Select that option, and the Pixel trace window will open automatically for you to set the trace options to bring it in to MTC. If the PDF does have cutting lines, then the image should show in the Preview window for you to import. Sometimes the image you want in the file is on a different page. If there is more than one page in the file, you should be able to use the up arrow to preview another page, under the preview window. 

For additional help with importing PDF files, see page 9 of the tutorial called II.03_ImportingFilesToMTC.pdf 
posted here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/02_Basic%20Lessons/


From: "Cheryl Rotnem" <crotnem@...>
To: "MTC Tuts" <MTC_Tuts@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:24:07 PM
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] pdf files


 

I have some pdf files I would like to bring into mtc and do a print and cut. I just updated my mtc. I can't get it to see my pdf's it says no file available. What am I doing wrong? i go to import pdf and the file w/them comes up, then I click on the one I want and nothing happens.

--
Cheryl
my blog: http://cherylsartfulcreations.blogspot.com
My groups:
cherylscreativestampingpad@...
scal-mtc-hints@...










Re: Pixel Trace

"Dee Halsema
 

Plus once MTC has been purchased, updates are are free forever!! :) That's just another awesome reason that makes MTC **the most wonderful program ever** & just when you think it can't get any better they continue to surprise us!! Their dedication to the software and customers plus their personal interaction is stellar!! That said, Andy & the crew have truly put the icing on the cake!! :) Now please allow me a big shout out to Andy and all those who bring us such a wonderful software, thank you, thank you, thank you!! May you all be forever blessed!!!

Tammy wrote:

 

it just means you can count the color in your image and add that number to the dialogue  box and you can see all the colors in the image to make sure you got them all.
MTC had it first and it is great.
 
 
Tammy
-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 2/10/2013 8:32:31 PM
Subject: Re: [MTC_Tuts]Pixel Trace
 
 

Thank you upnseams :)
Now, mind you...I do not *yet* understand what it means to 'trace by color' LOL But I will get there as I will likely have both programs :)

Unless 'trace by color' just means the outside lines that are different colors depending on whether you are printing or cutting? Not even sure I asked that correctly! Sorry *blush*, I will get there once I have my machine!

Although I am watching tuts on video, I need to watch them more often.
Sherri

--- In MTC_Tuts@..., "upnseams@..." wrote:
>
> you can do basically the same thing in Scal3. It now has being able to trace
> by color too.
> 

 


--
Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.


Cutting doilies on a Zing...ARRRGGG

Carol DeMeyer <fennel98597@...>
 

If anyone has any suggestions:  I'm cutting intricate doilies using Recollections 65lb cardstock on a Zing and not having a fun time.  I've adjusted my knife setting, force at 90, mat is sticky, speed is rather slow (11), blade offset at 35. I keep getting chads and lots of them.  I'm at a loss as to what to adjust a,nd which direction to make the adjustment, to get better results.  Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Carol in AZ


question about the Thumbnail viewer

dianelindall
 

I keep most of my files on an external drive. Is there anything special I need to do to be able to use the Thumbnail viewer on these files?

Thanks
Diane


pazzles plug in

dianelindall
 

my pazzles is so slow spooling files from MTC... I have not been able to download the plug in as the links on the MTC site no longer work... I am running an older version of MTC and am not ready to upgrade to the newer version... my ideas?

Thanks
Diane


Re: pdf files

Monique Ridwan <wowsopretty@...>
 

Yes, actually this happened to me yesterday when I was trying to open pdf of my school's project for her teacher. I just clicked on the pixel tracing and the pdf opened up :D

Monique.


On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM, Cheryl Rotnem <crotnem@...> wrote:
 

I saw the part now where it says to click here for pixel trace! So I think I just might get it!! I think I'll start with only one image to cut tho.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Cheryl Rotnem <crotnem@...> wrote:
Julie,
I am sending you one of my files to see what you think.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 1:31 PM, <craftymusician@...> wrote:
 

What is the source of the PDF files? If the PDF files do not have cutting lines in them, you will not get a preview in the preview window. But you will have the option at the bottom of the import window to import using Pixel Trace. Select that option, and the Pixel trace window will open automatically for you to set the trace options to bring it in to MTC. If the PDF does have cutting lines, then the image should show in the Preview window for you to import. Sometimes the image you want in the file is on a different page. If there is more than one page in the file, you should be able to use the up arrow to preview another page, under the preview window. 

For additional help with importing PDF files, see page 9 of the tutorial called II.03_ImportingFilesToMTC.pdf 
posted here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/02_Basic%20Lessons/


From: "Cheryl Rotnem" <crotnem@...>
To: "MTC Tuts" <MTC_Tuts@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:24:07 PM
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] pdf files


 

I have some pdf files I would like to bring into mtc and do a print and cut. I just updated my mtc. I can't get it to see my pdf's it says no file available. What am I doing wrong? i go to import pdf and the file w/them comes up, then I click on the one I want and nothing happens.

--
Cheryl
my blog: http://cherylsartfulcreations.blogspot.com
My groups:
cherylscreativestampingpad@...
scal-mtc-hints@...





--
Cheryl
my blog: http://cherylsartfulcreations.blogspot.com
My groups:
cherylscreativestampingpad@...
scal-mtc-hints@...




Re: Pixel Trace

Julie Flanagan
 

See the three short videos Andy posted on the new color scans option in MTC 4.3.10+
The links are in the first post here about 1/4 of the way down the page:


From: "Sherrisews"
To: "MTC Tuts"
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 4:32:45 PM
Subject: Re: [MTC_Tuts]Pixel Trace

 

Thank you upnseams :)
Now, mind you...I do not *yet* understand what it means to 'trace by color' LOL But I will get there as I will likely have both programs :)

Unless 'trace by color' just means the outside lines that are different colors depending on whether you are printing or cutting? Not even sure I asked that correctly! Sorry *blush*, I will get there once I have my machine!

Although I am watching tuts on video, I need to watch them more often.
Sherri

--- In MTC_Tuts@..., "upnseams@..." wrote:
>
> you can do basically the same thing in Scal3. It now has being able to trace
> by color too.
> 


Re: Pixel Trace

Tam
 

it just means you can count the color in your image and add that number to the dialogue  box and you can see all the colors in the image to make sure you got them all.
MTC had it first and it is great.
 
 
Tammy

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 2/10/2013 8:32:31 PM
Subject: Re: [MTC_Tuts]Pixel Trace
 
 

Thank you upnseams :)
Now, mind you...I do not *yet* understand what it means to 'trace by color' LOL But I will get there as I will likely have both programs :)

Unless 'trace by color' just means the outside lines that are different colors depending on whether you are printing or cutting? Not even sure I asked that correctly! Sorry *blush*, I will get there once I have my machine!

Although I am watching tuts on video, I need to watch them more often.
Sherri

--- In MTC_Tuts@..., "upnseams@..." wrote:
>
> you can do basically the same thing in Scal3. It now has being able to trace
> by color too.
> 

 


Re: ?Homemade embossing folders...Please bear with me as I try to explain my ? LOL

Tam
 

EQ7 is Electric Quit software. The company if out of Blowing Green Ohio if memory serves me right. Haven't used EQ in a long time. 
 
 
 
 
Tammy

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 2/10/2013 7:30:25 PM
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] Re: ?Homemade embossing folders...Please bear with me as I try to explain my ? LOL
 
 

Thank you Julie! That is a huge help :)
btw: What is EQ7? Sorry I could not find where to figure that out :/ *blush*.
Sherri

--- In MTC_Tuts@..., craftymusician@... wrote:

 


Re: Pixel Trace

Sherrisews <sewitis@...>
 

Thank you upnseams :)
Now, mind you...I do not *yet* understand what it means to 'trace by color' LOL But I will get there as I will likely have both programs :)

Unless 'trace by color' just means the outside lines that are different colors depending on whether you are printing or cutting? Not even sure I asked that correctly! Sorry *blush*, I will get there once I have my machine!

Although I am watching tuts on video, I need to watch them more often.
Sherri

--- In MTC_Tuts@..., "upnseams@..." wrote:

you can do basically the same thing in Scal3. It now has being able to trace
by color too.



Re: ?Homemade embossing folders...Please bear with me as I try to explain my ? LOL

Julie Flanagan
 

No need to worry about EQ7 if you don't already know. I believe it is the file format for software that quilters use. 

Julie, craftymusician@... Flanagan Educational Services
Purchase MTC: tinyurl.com/JF-MTC2 
Purchase Pazzles: http://tinyurl.com/Pazzles-JF
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/


From: "Sherrisews"
To: "MTC Tuts"
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 4:25:16 PM
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] Re: ?Homemade embossing folders...Please bear with me as I try to explain my ? LOL

 

Thank you Julie! That is a huge help :)
btw: What is EQ7? Sorry I could not find where to figure that out :/ *blush*.
Sherri

--- In MTC_Tuts@..., craftymusician@... wrote:


Re: ?Homemade embossing folders...Please bear with me as I try to explain my ? LOL

Sherrisews <sewitis@...>
 

Wow Julie,
That makes sense. More sense than what I read to begin with! Thank you :)

--- In MTC_Tuts@..., craftymusician@... wrote:

Actually, the process would be to cut the design out of adhesive backed magnet, then use this embossing design along with a rubber mat to emboss paper. You can cut the paper ahead of time then emboss, or you can emboss the paper then cut designs out of it.


Julie, craftymusician@... Flanagan Educational Services
Purchase MTC: tinyurl.com/JF-MTC2
Purchase Pazzles: http://tinyurl.com/Pazzles-JF
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/


Re: ?Homemade embossing folders...Please bear with me as I try to explain my ? LOL

Sherrisews <sewitis@...>
 

Thank you Julie! That is a huge help :)
btw: What is EQ7? Sorry I could not find where to figure that out :/ *blush*.
Sherri

--- In MTC_Tuts@..., craftymusician@... wrote:


Re: pdf files

Cheryl Rotnem
 

I saw the part now where it says to click here for pixel trace! So I think I just might get it!! I think I'll start with only one image to cut tho.


On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Cheryl Rotnem <crotnem@...> wrote:
Julie,
I am sending you one of my files to see what you think.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 1:31 PM, <craftymusician@...> wrote:
 

What is the source of the PDF files? If the PDF files do not have cutting lines in them, you will not get a preview in the preview window. But you will have the option at the bottom of the import window to import using Pixel Trace. Select that option, and the Pixel trace window will open automatically for you to set the trace options to bring it in to MTC. If the PDF does have cutting lines, then the image should show in the Preview window for you to import. Sometimes the image you want in the file is on a different page. If there is more than one page in the file, you should be able to use the up arrow to preview another page, under the preview window. 

For additional help with importing PDF files, see page 9 of the tutorial called II.03_ImportingFilesToMTC.pdf 
posted here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/02_Basic%20Lessons/


From: "Cheryl Rotnem" <crotnem@...>
To: "MTC Tuts" <MTC_Tuts@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:24:07 PM
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] pdf files


 

I have some pdf files I would like to bring into mtc and do a print and cut. I just updated my mtc. I can't get it to see my pdf's it says no file available. What am I doing wrong? i go to import pdf and the file w/them comes up, then I click on the one I want and nothing happens.

--
Cheryl
my blog: http://cherylsartfulcreations.blogspot.com
My groups:
cherylscreativestampingpad@...
scal-mtc-hints@...





--
Cheryl
my blog: http://cherylsartfulcreations.blogspot.com
My groups:
cherylscreativestampingpad@...
scal-mtc-hints@...






Re: pdf files

Julie Flanagan
 

What is the source of the PDF files? If the PDF files do not have cutting lines in them, you will not get a preview in the preview window. But you will have the option at the bottom of the import window to import using Pixel Trace. Select that option, and the Pixel trace window will open automatically for you to set the trace options to bring it in to MTC. If the PDF does have cutting lines, then the image should show in the Preview window for you to import. Sometimes the image you want in the file is on a different page. If there is more than one page in the file, you should be able to use the up arrow to preview another page, under the preview window. 

For additional help with importing PDF files, see page 9 of the tutorial called II.03_ImportingFilesToMTC.pdf 
posted here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/02_Basic%20Lessons/

Julie, craftymusician@... Flanagan Educational Services
Purchase MTC: tinyurl.com/JF-MTC2 
Purchase Pazzles: http://tinyurl.com/Pazzles-JF
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/


From: "Cheryl Rotnem" <crotnem@...>
To: "MTC Tuts"
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:24:07 PM
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] pdf files

 

I have some pdf files I would like to bring into mtc and do a print and cut. I just updated my mtc. I can't get it to see my pdf's it says no file available. What am I doing wrong? i go to import pdf and the file w/them comes up, then I click on the one I want and nothing happens.

--
Cheryl
my blog: http://cherylsartfulcreations.blogspot.com
My groups:
cherylscreativestampingpad@...
scal-mtc-hints@...



pdf files

Cheryl Rotnem
 

I have some pdf files I would like to bring into mtc and do a print and cut. I just updated my mtc. I can't get it to see my pdf's it says no file available. What am I doing wrong? i go to import pdf and the file w/them comes up, then I click on the one I want and nothing happens.

--
Cheryl
my blog: http://cherylsartfulcreations.blogspot.com
My groups:
cherylscreativestampingpad@...
scal-mtc-hints@...


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