Unzipping a Folder

by MyVinylDesigner 17. September 2010 08:39

You'll be happy to know that you can easily unzip all of our folders without any special unzipping software:

To unzip the main file once it's saved on your hard drive, just right click on START-EXPLORE and find your zipped folder in the left column.  Once you see the zipped folder in your right column, just right click on the folder and select "extract files".  (Zipping a folder merely condenses the size for quicker transmission time.)  A new folder, with all the contents inside, is created.  Then, delete the zipped folder. (If you purchased a collection, you will need to unzip two folders - the main one and the collection one.)

Then open your vinyl cutter software and IMPORT, NOT OPEN, the individual files from this new folder in your software.  Then resize and cut!


CLICK HERE for info related to where the folders go at the time of the download

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Downloading Folders & Files

by MyVinylDesigner 15. September 2010 04:51

Once you download our files, where do they go?  Well, the computer compresses your downloaded files into a single zipped folder and places it in a DOWNLOADS folder on your computer.  This DOWNLOADS folder location varies with each computer, but it is generally found under the MY DOCUMENTS or FAVORITES folder.  (Right click on START-EXPLORE to find all the viewable folders on your computer.)  You'll always want to save, not open, your files at the time of the download.

Once the new downloaded folder has been located (you'll see a little zipper on the folder), simply unzip it and extract its contents.  CLICK HERE for tips on unzipping folders  The downloaded folder will contain the word "archive" and the numeric format of the date it was downloaded. 

How do you organize your files after the download?  If you do not want the new downloaded files to remain in your default DOWNLOADS folder, simply rearrange them by "dragging" and "dropping" in the START-EXPLORE feature.  We recommend that you create a folder called "MyVinylDesigner", and organize your files from there.

Some of the ways that you can organize your designs are to file them under:

1- topic folders like "home", "life", "christian", etc.
2- or, collection name folders like "Collection 2", "Child-Teen", etc.


A screenshot example is shown below.  We suggest that you keep the individual file names the way we assign them, however, for easier reference.  Your computer will automatically alphabetize them. 




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Browser Compatibility

by MyVinylDesigner 26. January 2010 20:36

Are you having problems viewing our website?  Are you unable to remove items from your shopping cart?  Does our website looks jumbled up or incomplete somewhere?  When you try to enlarge a picture, does it disappear?  If so, these problems are most likely related to the browser you are using.  Our website should work well in the most recent versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome.  The only browser to date that is not compatible with our website is MSN Internet Explorer.

So may we suggest the following:

1- For Internet Explorer users, please go to Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com) and download the latest version of Internet Explorer.  It's free and it doesn't take long to download.

2- Alternatively, you can visit Mozilla (http://www.mozilla.com) and download the free Firefox browser (our personal favorite).

If you continue to have problems, please let us know. Thanks!


Browser 101: For Newbies

Not sure what a browser is?  A browser is like a set a glasses, or a lighthouse, that has a particular vantage point of the world wide web.  It is perfectly okay to have multiple browsers on your computer.  When you type a web address into a particular browser, you see a website the way the browser sees it.  Sometimes, a browser cannot read all the coding in a website, especially if its a newer site.  Hence, the need to update your browser from time to time with the latest upgrades.

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Saving Fonts on your Computer

by MyVinylDesigner 25. April 2009 04:00

We receive many inquiries about what fonts are used in our designs.  Because fonts are the nature of our business, we do not disclose these names and appreciate our customers understanding.

If you are interested in adding new fonts to your computer for custom work, there are many true type and open face fonts that can be downloaded online.  Many of these fonts are free for personal use, but many also require a business license for commercial use.

The font folder on your computer is generally found at C://Windows/Fonts, and you have the ability to add or delete these font files like any other file.  However, if your font folder is not showing in the directory, it most likely is "hidden" and can be "un-hidden" by someone who understands your computer system a little more.

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