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    I've not seen mention of this tip on the forum, but if it's already been posted, please forgive me.

    If you use Word to prepare letters, do that and then select your text.
    Right-click on it and select Font.
    Tick the box that says Outline.

    Voila! You get an outline only of the text - gives you a pattern line to follow and saves ink.


  • #2
    That is an excellent tip.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


    • #3
      I'll have to try that. Nice tip...!!!!

      The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
      No task is too tedious for Art.
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      • #4
        Just tried it....Worked like a charm...!!!
        My pocketbook thanks you.......

        The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
        No task is too tedious for Art.
        Rock and Scroll

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        My Website
        Featherwood Woodcrafts


        • #5
          Great tip - thanks for sharing
          Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.


          • #6
            I think I can speak for most here, WE LOVE TIPS............thanks
            Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.


            • #7
              Glad you all like it.

              I forgot to mention:
              Select a different font colour than black. I'm a bit colour blind, but red works fine for me - much easier than a black blade & a black line.
              You can change the colour before or after you select the outline option.

              (and for those of you who thing I've misspelled 'color', tough, I'm on the other side of the pond than most of you!)


              • #8
                Thanks for a great tip.

                A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.

                delta 650, hawk G426


                • #9
                  !! !! !!

                  I did not know you could to that that way. I had been trying to figure out how to do just that a couple of weeks ago and had come up with thinking it couldn't be done.

                  Retired..... Most days!!
                  PhD in grandkid spoiling
                  Taking it as easy as I can in the Piedmont section of North Carolina


                  • #10
                    Thanks for the tip.

                    Craftsman 18 in.Variable Speed Scroll Saw-21609


                    • #11
                      Jim, that is a great tip. I just hope I can remember it for more than Five minutes. Thank you, thank you, thank you
                      Chuck D

                      When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
                      Jean De La Bruyere...

                      Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw


                      • #12
                        Great tip Jim, got it just in time to make some bedroom signs for my grandkids. Colour with a "U" is the Queens English, no appologies needed
                        I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill


                        • #13
                          Thanks for the tip again.I also believe it helps with cutting to the line better,easier to focus on the thin line than the regular solid color pattern.


                          • #14
                            Great tip.Thanks
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