Feature Details - Page
The Page Layout feature of Pattern Maker
allows you to create a custom document layout for your design
from within the program. This
feature is only available in the Professional
Layout feature (or Layout feature for short) is provided using a
built-in word processor. This word processor provides many of the basic capabilities
found in common word processing applications.
These capabilities include:
specialized capabilities are also provided to blend the word
processing features with the design capabilities of Pattern
specialized capabilities include:
Chart graphics whose content and size
can be customized
Floss/thread tables whose content and
formatting can be customized
Pattern information fields filled using
information from the design
By providing these specialized tables,
charts, and fields the program can automatically update the
layout whenever a change is made to the design.
This eliminates the need to manually revise a design
leaflet or publication when only a small design change is made.
A Chart Graphic can represent all or just
a portion of the design. One
or more Chart Graphics can be inserted into a layout.
Once a Chart Graphic is inserted into a layout, Pattern
Maker will automatically update it as the design is revised.
The display options for each graphic are
such, you could insert a Stitch view of the design and also a
Symbolic view of the design into the same layout.
A Floss Table is essentially a generic
table that is filled and formatted automatically by Pattern
Maker. One or more
Floss Tables can be inserted into a layout.
The user specifies the content and general formatting of
the table using special configuration dialog boxes.
After a table is inserted into a layout, Pattern Maker
will automatically update it as needed to ensure that it
corresponds to the design.
Pattern Information Fields
Pattern Information fields serve as
placeholders in a layout for design-specific information.
Once a field is inserted into a layout, the program
automatically fills it and keeps it updated.
This information originates from either the Pattern
Information dialog box (i.e. Pattern Title, Designer’s Name,
etc.) or from calculated values such as the used/total size of
creating your layout, you can either print the layout directly
from Pattern Maker or export the layout as a Rich Text Format
have created a layout that represents the look that you prefer
for your charts, you can save the layout as a template.
The layout for new designs can then be quickly setup by using
the template as a starting point.