Lettering’s Sew Easy for BES 4 is the ultimate guide for learning your BES 4 Dream Edition Software program. This comprehensive workbook will walk you through learning your software program with step by step instructions with a picture for most every step. Included are instructions for the BES 4, Power Pack 1 and a bonus lesson on the BES 4 Cloud! The workbook can be used as a reference or you can follow each lesson until you complete the workbook. 608 pages of instruction. As a special bonus, there will be a private Facebook group for this product. You will find the special link for it in the back of your workbook. Weekly Facebook Live Q&A's on the workbook will begin in January the day and time will be announced in the group.

Sample Lesson: Changing the Font Style
Cynthia’s Embroidery began as a home based embroidery business in the late 1990’s and has grown from there. Around 1996, Cynthia bought her first home embroidery machine. She began producing shirts and garments for the school where she worked and for her friends. She quickly outgrew that machine and purchased the new Brother 8200 and PE-DESIGN Version 1 software.

Cynthia was so determined to learn the software and what makes it tick that her local dealer offered to let her teach it after she had figured out how the software operated. Since then she has never looked back. She taught herself the software and then began to teach it to others. As a Special Education Teacher, this was a natural fit. She taught at the local dealer in the evening, taught school during the day and wrote instructions and workbooks for the software in her spare time.

In the meantime, the interest in PE-DESIGN kept growing all over the country. Cynthia began to teach at local seminars on the subject. When she and her husband moved to Michigan in the Fall of 2003, she decided to switch careers and educate others on PE-DESIGN as her job instead of her hobby.

“As the owner of Cynthia’s Embroidery, it is my privilege to have found a career that I love and am passionate about. Not everyone can say as much about their job. It combines the best of two worlds, my love of software and my love of teaching. I hope to see you at a seminar in the future!”

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"In BES® Embroidery Lettering, if you turn off the Sequence Window, Properties Window or Simulator, click on the View Tab. All the component windows on the screen can be turned on and off from the View Tab. If you hide a window (menu such as Sequence View), there will be a tab on the side of the screen. When the cursor is placed over that tab, the window will reappear. To pin the window onto the screen, click on the Tumb tack at the right side of the window. This will turn the thumb tack down which indicates the window is pinned in place instead of hidden." Cindy Hogan, CynthiasEmbroidery.com

Did you know that in BES® you have the ability to customize keyboard shortcuts? For this example, lets create a keyboard shortcut for turning on and off the Grid function. CynthiasEmbroidery.com

1. Click on the Down arrow next to the Quick Access toolbar and then choose More Commands.

2. At the bottom of the Commands window, click on the Customize Keyboard shortcuts button.

3. In the Categories window, select Home.

4. In the Commands window, select Grid.

5. Click inside the Press new shortcut key box, and then Press the Alt key and the G key on the keyboard. If the shortcut has not been assigned to anything else, it will say Unassigned. If it is an existing shortcut, you will need to select a different keystroke combination. In BES lettering, always use a keystroke with a letter (not the Shift key though) so that the letter is still available for entering text.

6. Press the Assign button.

7. You may now click Close and OK in where appropriate.

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