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Moving your BuzzWord Custom Fonts to a New Computer

QUESTION FROM USER:
"I have mapped over 150 fonts in BuzzWord and am getting a new computer. Am I going to have to do each of those all over again??!!"

The answer is "sort of but not really". How's that for clear as mud? When you create a custom font, you follow the wizard to choose the folder that contains all the letters (embroidery design files) for the font you want to map. The wizard then walks you through assigning keyboard letters to each embroidery design that is shown on the screen. Without you knowing it, the program is saving all this information to a file inside that same folder. When you select the custom font to use, BuzzWord goes to that folder containing the designs and opens that file you created that says what designs belong to what keyboard letters. It's not magic but there is a lot going on behind the scenes.

First Copy The Entire Mapped Folder

SO, you want to put all those custom fonts back into BuzzWord without having to re-map all the designs. Copy the ENTIRE folder containing the already mapped alphabet designs to the new computer. YES, if you have a folder called "Alphabets" that contains all of the folders that you have already mapped, you can move that entire folder over to the new computer.

Now on your New Computer

Open BuzzWord with a new empty design and go toView > Font Properties and choose to Add a custom font.

Click Next and the second screen gives you two options - to map a font (like you did on the old computer) OR to Add a font you have downloaded from Buzz Tools or a 3rd party font provider. Since you have the font.ini file already created and copied to this new computer, select this second option.

When you click on the Next button you are prompted to navigate to the location of the alphabet you want to map. Select the folder and Click OK - similar to when you were mapping the designs the first time.

When you click on the Next button you are prompted to navigate to the location of the alphabet you want to map. Select the folder and Click OK - similar to when you were mapping the designs the first time.

The difference is that you see the bizzy bee reading that font.ini file and you get the confirmation screen that the font is mapped - just as if you had done all the work yourself!

Click Finish, the font is saved, added to the list of custom fonts installed on your computer and you can repeat the process for the next font. Shouldn't take you long at all to get all those fonts back into your program.