Some Basic Information About My Site and My Files:

First a note about my files:

All my files are for personal use. I do not charge for any files I create. I share them here for others to use for personal use only. Please do not use them to submit for contests, etc. without getting my permission first. Please give credit where credit is due. I will try to do the same. This means I will try to identify where I got an item or a project if I didn't create it myself and there is an identifable source. Sometimes however I use basic clipart or coloring pages. You may however share these files with others for their personal use (you may not charge for them - you may pass them on for free) or you may point them here to my blog to get the files themselves. If a download file is available, it will appear at the bottom of the post and will be in a different color text.

PLEASE NOTE: I reside in the USA where we use the MM/DD/YYYY date format on computers (and in everything else we do!) If you are outside the USA where they use the DD/MM/YYYY date format on computers, you MAY experience an "Unhandled exception" error when you try to open one of my Cricut DS files. It is an error related to the date format. An easy fix is available at SusanBlueRobot's Blog. Susan has a simple HexEdit program and directions which will allow you to alter the date so you can use the files. Note: This is only an issue if the save date of the file is after the 12th of the month! It is also only an issue with DS files. I have never seen this issue with MTC or SCAL.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Downloading & Saving a Cricut Design Studio .cut file that has been uploaded to the MessageBoard as a .txt file

Double click on their uploaded “Attachment” that is showing in the bottom of their posted message: This should open up a pop-up Right click on the file name: For example: “name.txt” and do a “Save Target As. .” (Note: it should have the .txt extension, if it doesn't - it probably isn't a .cut file but a picture). This should pop-up your save window. Make note of where you are saving the file. NOTE: At the bottom of the pop-up window are TWO Boxes. One says “File Name” and one says “Save as type”. You have to change the file name to include the .cut extension, for example : “name.cut” and THEN you have to CHANGE the “SAVE AS TYPE: from “Text Document” to “All Files”. Then hit the save button. Open up your Cricut Design Studio software, go to the menu to open your file, locate your file on your computer and open it. You should now have the .cut file open in your software and ready to proceed!!