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BuzzWord 4 Tutorials

The following written tutorials are available for BuzzWord. Just click on the graphic or the link to be taken to the complete article. Enjoy!

Point, Straight Line and Box Text

BuzzWord has four toolbar command buttons which can be used to create text of different styles. Most of these are pretty self explanatory - for example, click on the Create Path Text button and BuzzWord walks you through creating Path text. Instructions appear in the top of the work window so it is easy to remember exactly what you need to do. The same is true for Envelope Text and Ellipse Text. Read Complete Article...


Adjusting the Space Between Specific Characters

Have you ever created text using one of the BuzzWord standard fonts and wanted to move the \ words or letters closer together but didn't know how? Or perhaps you wanted to nudge a couple of letters further apart? The characters in the standard fonts have default character spacing which looks good most of the time. However, character spacing can be tricky and the default spacing isn't always ideal. Depending on the shape of the letters used and the slant of the font, sometimes less or more space looks better. Read Complete Article...


Laying Out Designs

Although BuzzWord is primarily a lettering program, an often overlooked feature of the software is its ability to combine designs and color sort. No lettering is required! Read Complete Article...


NEW Corner Lettering Made Easy

When working on a project that is sewn "on point" like a wedding napkin, it can be difficult to layout your design in the standard hoop position. Sure you can just angle all your text and work with your head tilted to the side but rather than hurt your neck, try this method instead. You will be able to visualize your finished results and at the same time you'll be creating basting stitches to hold down the corner of your project. Read Complete Article...


Cloning Word-Art

The stores are filled with cute and inspirational framed Word-Art these days. While I love the cute quotes, I prefer the look of embroidered artwork. Embroidery makes the framed art look more expensive and I can customize my design by adding elements such as other embroidery designs which further enhance the end result. Read Complete Article...


How to Add Custom Fonts

BuzzWord has the ability to use Quick Design fonts without mapping them. However, if you want your design font set up as a permanent custom font, you'll need to tell BuzzWord where to find them and which designs correspond with which key strokes. Read Complete Article...


Custom Font Quick Baseline Check

So you've mapped a custom font in BuzzWord but before you go, it's a good idea to check the baseline one last time. Read Complete Article...


Moving your Custom Fonts to a New Computer

When you get a new computer, you don't need to remap your custom fonts but you do need to move the fonts and mapping information to your new computer. Once there, the font information needs to be loaded into BuzzWord so that it can add the custom font to the list of available mapped design fonts. Read Complete Article...