I had quite a few emails and questions after I posted the video about grouping and resizing in Design Studio so I thought it might be a good idea to make a second video to answer them. If you missed the last video, here is a LINK to the post. If you want to use the grouping and resizing functions, you need to be sure that you have the current version of Design Studio installed. The last update was in May of 2010.
When you click on the help menu at the top of your Design Studio screen, chose "about" at the bottom of the drop down menu. You should have Version 1.0.40422.0.
If you have an earlier version of the software you need to go to cricut.com to download the update. If you have recently purchased Design Studio, the CD in the box will not have the most updated version. You should simply download the latest version and use the number printed on the CD envelope in the box to activate your software. From the home page, click on "products" at the top left and then click on "download updates" under Design Studio. If you are not signed in to the site you will need to sign in before proceeding to the download page. Here is the direct link Design Studio Updates.
To update the program follow the directions provided. You should uninstall the current version first to avoid problems with the installation. When you do this, you will find that you will need to relabel your cartridges into the "my cartridges" and "favorite cartridge" categories under the Preferences menu. If you have added keywords to any of the carrtidges, these will also need to be redone. Some people install the new version without uninstalling the older version and have no problems.
If your program is up to date but you are missing some of the cartridges, you need to download and run the second update for the DesignStudio FontPacks. Be sure to SAVE the download and then run it to make sure that the cartridges are added. If your program is open when you do this you will need to close and reopen the program to see all of the cartridges.
The screen says that the most recent update is from November, 2010, however, if you click and download you will find that the version is V101207 which includes the cartridges announced in December so you will be up to date.
(I cover all of this in the video but I thought it might be helpful to type it out and show the screen shots here.)
This is the test cut of the frame that I designed in this video. I'll be using this in a project that you'll see next week.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with the grouping. It makes Design Studio much more useful and lots of fun too!
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