This tutorial explains how to write designs to general USB flash memory stick, which works like another disk drive on your PC (e.g.drive E:).
1 - Run Embird, it will start in "Manager" mode.
2 - In the "Files:" box at the right side of the screen select the design which you want to write to USB stick. To select a design, please move the mouse pointer to its file name and click the left mouse button (Picture No.1). You can select multiple files: Move mouse pointer to the file name of the first design in the "Files:" box at the right side of the screen, depress the left mouse button and hold it down while moving the mouse pointer over the file names of the other designs. When the mouse pointer is over the last design, please release the left mouse button.
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3 - Select "Right Panel -> Input/Output Operations -> USB Stick" command from the main menu (Picture No.2).
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4 - A dialog box will appear on the screen (Picture No. 3). Choose the "Drive:" which contains USB stick. In this example it is "E:" drive. The upper box shows the folders and files of USB stick.
5 - Click "Create new folder" button to create a new folder for the designs and choose this folder in the "Folder" box. In this example we have created "Designs" folder (Picture No. 3).
6 - The bottom box shows the files which you are going to write to the card (Picture No. 3). Click "Write files to card" button to start writing of designs to the card.
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7 - Embird will ask you about the target format for the files being written (Picture No. 4). Designs will be converted 'on-the-fly' to this format and then written to selected folder on the USB stick. In this example, we have chosen "Janome .JEF" format. Click "OK" button to continue.
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8 - Another dialog box will appear on the screen, inquiring whether you want to save to USB stick also the Embird color palette for each design (Picture No. 5). This color palette is stored in separate file with .EDR extension. Click "Yes" button if you want to save the color palette, because some file formats offer only limited color palette and if you don't save the real palette along the design, it might happen that the next time you will display this design from the USB stick it will have a little bit different colors.
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9 - Embird will write the designs to the USB stick and it will display the result of this operation (Picture No. 6). In this example, the "ROSE2.jef", "ROSE3.jef" and "ROSE5.jef" designs were written to the card. The corresponding files with .EDR extension contain the Embird color palette for these designs.
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