The following tutorial explains how to create screen saver file for Windows (.SCR) in Embird 2006 or later. Embird screen saver displays the simulation of sewing of selected designs when the computer is idle.
1 - Run Embird, it will start in "Manager" mode.
2 - In the "Files:" box at the right side of the screen select the design of which you want to create the screen saver. To select a design, please move the mouse pointer to its file name and click the left mouse button (Picture No.1).
Note: You can select multiple files if you want to create single screen saver which simulates sewing of several designs.To select multiple designs, please 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.
Picture No. 1
3 - Click "Right Panel -> Export -> Export Screen Saver" menu to create the screen saver file of the selected design (Picture No.2).
Picture No. 2
4 - Embird will prepare the screen saver and after a short while the "Save As" dialog box will appear on the screen, allowing you to save the screen saver file to chosen folder on your hard disk. Choose "C:\WINDOWS" folder (or "C:\WINNT" in case you have Windows NT installed on your PC) to immediately install your screen saver into Windows. Click "OK" button to continue.
Tip: Click "Preview" button in the "Save As" dialog box if you want to test the screen saver before saving.
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5 - The screen saver will be saved and install into Windows and is ready to use. Click "Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Display" menu to open the dialog box with Display properties. On the "Screen Saver" tab choose the new screen saver from the list of available options (Picture No.4).
Picture No. 4
6 - Click "Settings" button if you want to modify some properties of the screen saver, such as "drawing style", "speed of simulation", "background color", etc. (Picture No.5). Confirm the new settings by clicking "OK" button.
Picture No. 5
7 - When the computer is idle, the screen saver will start and the simulation of sewing of selected design will be shown on the screen (Picture No. 6).
Picture No. 6