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    Hi,I am asking this question on behalf of my hubby and I know this may sound silly, but I am wondering if there is a computer program for Scroll Saw Alphabets, as now when he wants to do names he comes to me and I have to use my machine embroidery program then manually cut all the letters apart and rearrange them just like he wants and it takes a lot of my time, when I know there must be something out there as I have seen scrollers doing this at craft shows. Hopefully you can help me before I get upset, Just kidding as he does a lot for me, but please make this project a lot less problem. Thanks

  • #2
    I just came accross one the other day,
    trying to remember where (another senior moment) it will come to me, when it does ill post it.

    however if you have microsoft word do a search in the help on
    Word Art and take a look....

    pete
    Pete Ripaldi

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    • #3
      Try this link http://www.scroll-saw.net/letters.htm
      It is an online program that can make the patterns for you
      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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      • #4
        Originally posted by CanadianScroller
        Try this link http://www.scroll-saw.net/letters.htm
        It is an online program that can make the patterns for you

        SEE i told you i would remember.......


        sigh....who am i now......
        Pete Ripaldi

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        • #5
          In some magazine I saw a guy scrolled the entire declaration of indepedence, complete with all the signatures. At least i think that's it was...you know the one with John Hancock on it... anyhow, I think that man was either crazy, or married.
          Jeff Powell

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          • #6
            scroll Saw Alphabets

            Originally posted by pete00
            I just came accross one the other day,
            trying to remember where (another senior moment) it will come to me, when it does ill post it.

            however if you have microsoft word do a search in the help on
            Word Art and take a look....

            pete
            Thanks but I don't know if I have Microsoft Word. I am running XP and have Microsoft works. How do I find out if I have that program or not. Went to the site that makes patterns for us but my hubby wants all the letter touching.

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            • #7
              SS Alphabets

              Originally posted by CanadianScroller
              Try this link http://www.scroll-saw.net/letters.htm
              It is an online program that can make the patterns for you

              Thanks, I like that site but my hubby wants all the letters touching. Do you know if there is a program to do names on the computer. I know I have seen people doing names at craft shows with some sort of program. Thanks again

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              • #8
                Hi Dianna, try http://freeserifsoftware.com/. Most of the programs they offer will do that. Best thing is they are FREE.

                DrawPlus or PagePlusSE would be your best bets.

                Page Plus is what I used for the words in issue #23.
                I did use version 9 but SE should work too you can upgrade to version 9 for under 10 bucks.
                Last edited by CanadianScroller; 10-16-2006, 05:33 PM.
                CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                • #9
                  Alphabets

                  Originally posted by CanadianScroller
                  Hi Dianna, try http://freeserifsoftware.com/. Most of the programs they offer will do that. Best thing is they are FREE.

                  DrawPlus or PagePlusSE would be your best bets.

                  Page Plus is what I used for the words in issue #23.
                  I did use version 9 but SE should work too you can upgrade to version 9 for under 10 bucks.

                  Oh Thank you so very much. I downloaded the PagePlusSe and just love it. I can do a word really easy but for the life of me I can't space the letters the way I want them. My hubby loves doing the wood art you had in issue 23 and would like to do some of his own using your technique. How do you do the spacing. I hope you don't mind me asking this, but I have tried all the helpful hints for 3 hours now and can't seem to get it. I just want to Thank you again for helping us.

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                  • #10
                    I have not got the SE version but the technique I used was called kerning. It is in the text format dropdown box in the full version of the program.
                    Email me for more info.

                    Carl
                    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                    • #11
                      Jeff,
                      Sorry off topic.

                      The Declaration of Independance was on display at the open House,
                      pictures do not do that piece justice.
                      Rolf
                      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                      • #12
                        SS Alphabets

                        Thanks, Canadian Scroller, You have answered all my questions and helped me with the lettering. It took me awhile to understand the instructions (I am a blond, need I say more, LOL) but finally it soaked in. Thank you so much , now I am a happy wife of a scroll saw worker.

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                        • #13
                          So glad it is working out for you Dianna, I do expect to see some projects though
                          CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                          • #14
                            Another quick way of getting lettering to scroll, depending on what you are doing, is to use MS Word in conjunction with a shape from the Draw toolbox to put either under your text forming a link between letters - see first pic. Or behind it as in the word "Stencil" below.

                            The letters from Word should be kerned OK, if not they can be changed with Format>Font>Character Spacing.

                            Black isn't the best colour to use mind you - hard to see the blade against it!

                            HTH

                            Ian
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                            Ian

                            Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                            • #15
                              Another good program is Woodtrax. Do a google search.

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