1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.
2 - Select "Insert -> Text" menu (Picture No. 1).
Picture No. 1
3 - The "Insert Text" dialog box will appear on the screen (Picture No. 2). In the "Plug-in" box you can choose the alphabet which will be used for characters. After choosing the alphabet, you can type your text into the "Text" box at the bottom of the "Insert" tab.You might want to change the "Connection type" setting - in this example we have chosen the "Running stitches (nearest point)" option.
Picture No. 2
4 - Click "Properties" tab. Specify the text dimensions (e.g. height) either absolutely or relatively in "Size" section. You can also change other text parameters at this tab. This relates to density of cover stitches, type of underlay, pull compensation, start/end offset, broadening, random broadening, fill pattern, auto shortening, gaps between characters, etc. You can set either GLOBAL parameters for the whole text or INDIVIDUAL parameters for each character. Choose this option in the "Use" box. However, please note that in most cases all you have to change is the text size (Picture No. 3).
Picture No. 3
5 - Click "Layout" tab. Choose the "Baseline" type, e.g. circle (arrow 1 in Picture No. 4). Change baseline "Width" and/or "Height" (arrow 2). Move the text along the baseline using the "Start point" scroll bar (arrow 3) or edit box (arrow 4). Click the "Place on the other side" box if you want to place the text to the other side of circle (arrow 5).
Picture No. 4
6 - Finally, click "OK" button to create the lettering and insert it into Editor window (Picture No. 5).
Picture No. 5
7 - Use "File -> Save As" command to save the whole design to a file on your disk. Specify the format and the file name of the new design in the dialog boxes which appear on the screen.