Did you ever have an experience where you were talking to someone and you both thought you were talking about the same thing and then it suddenly became clear that you were talking about something completely different?
I was helping a friend with a question about the print and cut process with the Silhouette Studio software. I kept telling her to click on the scissors icon in the top bar to open the Cut Style window so she could turn off one of the cut lines. She kept telling me that when she clicked on the scissors, the design would completely disappear. I was having a hard time figuring out how that could be happening. Her software was up to date and nothing else seemed to be acting oddly...
Then we had an "aha" moment. She was clicking on the scissors at the top left side of the screen and I meant that she should use the scissors on the top right side of the screen. I always use the right click of my mouse to do "cut," "copy," or "paste." I had never even noticed that there were icons on the top left side that you can use for these functions.
Here is a screen shot to show you how we got so mixed up...just click on the image to make it bigger and you will see the two sets of scissors.
So - we both were clicking on scissors. We just had a "failure to communicate."
I have had a lot of people asking me why I haven't made videos for a long time. This experience convinced me that it might be a good idea to start doing some short videos again. Please let me know in a comment if you would find this helpful for the Silhouette Studio program or any of the other programs that I use.
|don't use these scissors...|
don't use these scissors...
|use these scissors to open the window to set the cut lines!|
use these scissors to open the window to set the cut lines!
Video would have stopped this miscommunication before it could even begin...
I'll be driving south today so I won't be online very much. The weather here has been abnormally mild so I won't have to worry about snow on the trip. We actually got the outdoor decorations down today -in January! (usually it is too cold and snowy to take them down). The big ornaments from the front tree had to dry off for a while and I thought they were pretty sitting on the front steps.
Thanks for all of the good wishes for my Dad - I am eager to see him in person since it can be difficult to have more than a short conversation on the phone these days.
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