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#1 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:43:33 PM(UTC)
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Hello,
I am new to Cricut and the craft room. I am trying to use the End Cap letters from Plantin Schoolbook but I do NOT want the top and bottom cut lines...I just want to letters. My sister said her gypsy allows her to hide these lines but I can't figure out how to do this in the craft room. Those top and bottom lines do not even appear on my virtual mat. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2013 2:27:49 PM(UTC)
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If you tell us what specific images you're working with (so we can use the same and show you how to hide them in a screen print visual), it might be easier to tell/show you what to do...if it can be done. I believe it can; just need to see/know exactly what you're working with.

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2013 3:20:05 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for your reply! I am trying to make bookmarks (using paint strips) and I want the letters "READ" vertically on the strip with each letter in a separate color of the paint strip. Does that make sense? I have the paint strips cut and everything is lined up perfectly but because the end cap letters have that top and bottom cut line it's adding those extra cuts. I think there must be some way to hide them but I can't figure out how as those cut lines are not even showing up on the virtual mat to be hidden.

Wait...just saw you can add an image but not sure if this will work?
[img=http://im1.shutterfly.com/proctaserv/47a3dd33b3127ccef2cdb5aca90700000033100CYs3DNs2bNAe3nww]bookmark[/img]
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:57:14 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: smshahanaa69c049 Go to Quoted Post
Thanks for your reply! I am trying to make bookmarks (using paint strips) and I want the letters "READ" vertically on the strip with each letter in a separate color of the paint strip. Does that make sense? I have the paint strips cut and everything is lined up perfectly but because the end cap letters have that top and bottom cut line it's adding those extra cuts. I think there must be some way to hide them but I can't figure out how as those cut lines are not even showing up on the virtual mat to be hidden.

Wait...just saw you can add an image but not sure if this will work?
[img=http://im1.shutterfly.com/proctaserv/47a3dd33b3127ccef2cdb5aca90700000033100CYs3DNs2bNAe3nww]bookmark[/img]


Unfortunately, because CCR doesn't "see" the feature lines (the End Caps) there's no way to hide them.
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Do the lines show on your mat when you place them on the mat in CCR?

I'm not seeing those lines....so, I'm wondering if it's the way you're placing the letters on the mat in CCR that is causing the lines to be cut where you don't want them. I know they show in the END CAPS tab, but when I place them on my mat, I don't see the lines. I suppose it's possible they are invisible to us; just curious whether or not you are seeing them.

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#6 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2013 9:04:36 PM(UTC)
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Narelle is correct! CCR reads the feature lines differently from the Gypsy or DS programs and you can't hide those lines in CCR.

However, you can try having your sister create the file on her Gypsy and send it to you and then you can try Importing her .gypsy file into CCR and see what happens. Maybe since the lines would already be hidden, it would cut the way you want?
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Originally Posted by: scrapalette Go to Quoted Post
Narelle is correct! CCR reads the feature lines differently from the Gypsy or DS programs and you can't hide those lines in CCR.

However, you can try having your sister create the file on her Gypsy and send it to you and then you can try Importing her .gypsy file into CCR and see what happens. Maybe since the lines would already be hidden, it would cut the way you want?


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#8 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2013 3:33:25 AM(UTC)
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I probably am not understanding what you are wanting to do, but why do you not use the basic feature to do your letters rather than the end caps feature if you don't want the top and bottom lines? I think the basic and basic shift is the same upper/lower case font as what the end caps feature uses.
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The fonts on Plantin cut the entire letter, the font used in the end cap is a stencil type font {where the center of the letters is not entirely cut out}.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:45:46 AM(UTC)
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Thanks everyone for your replies and explanations! I have to say though that this is very frustrating as I feel like you should be able to see ALL the cut lines in the CCR. Is there a place to voice my concern about this issue?

And my follow-up question is: Is there another font available that does the letters in this stencil format which is what I need for this project?

Thank you...I am so appreciative of your replies and help!
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You can do the FEEDBACK on the lefthand menus while you're in CCR. I believe they listen to us in FEEDBACK.

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Originally Posted by: smshahanaa69c049 Go to Quoted Post
Thanks everyone for your replies and explanations! I have to say though that this is very frustrating as I feel like you should be able to see ALL the cut lines in the CCR. Is there a place to voice my concern about this issue?

And my follow-up question is: Is there another font available that does the letters in this stencil format which is what I need for this project?

Thank you...I am so appreciative of your replies and help!


You can check Narelle's Cricut Font List and see a sample of all the fonts on Cricut carts.

http://thenon-craftycraf...ot.com/search/label/Font
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#13 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:51:30 PM(UTC)
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If you are a facebook user there is cricut users group with lots of helpful tips from other users. Also, Cara Miller has a "Let's Learn Cricut" page on facebook as well. I believe she covered use the Plantin Schoolbook end caps while discussing welding - might be helpful. Good luck. I haven't used the end caps much and I can't go to the craft room right now but while hovering over your endcap if there is a small box "hide contours" click on that and all the available lines should be highlighted. If you click on an available line or feature it will "turn off" and won't cut.

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I know this is a late response to your question, but better late than never and maybe this will help others. I had the exact same problem. The cricut isn't heave on nice looking stencil fonts and I purchased this cartridge just for this font, then found out the silly thing puts those end lines above and below each letter. Checked a couple other fonts but none of them looked close to what I needed. I was messing with this, thinking I would just put some tape over the cut lines I didn't want, since I loved the font, when I made a minor mistake that led to solving the problem! I accidently grabbed the rotate button and rotated my letters. Not a full rotation, just a partial one. Suddenly, I could see the lines! Since the lines were "crooked" they had to be displayed as dots and you can see them. I then ungrouped the letters, picked each one at a time, zoomed in, choose hide contours and hid the now visible lines! Worked for me and hope it helps.
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Well I'll be! I just put the endcap letter "D" on my mat and rotated it and the lines showed up and I was able to Hide them too!

What a happy accident you had!
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[quote=scrapalette;1796200

What a happy accident you had![/quote]

That's for sure! Woot

I had high hopes it might have worked for those pesky tick lines in the cards... but alas it didn't work the same way. ThumbDown

It didn't work for the end caps in Mickey Font either.

But yay for it working in Plantin.

Thanks bgskyguy005f25ec!!!
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, May 07, 2014 2:53:04 PM(UTC)
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I am so happy to have found your accident!!!!! I was pulling my hair out trying to use Craft Room with end caps. I had to make a large stencil with a lot of words. I used the basic font on Plantin and for any of the A B D e etc letters I used the end cap font, turned a smidge and was able hide contour. Saved me a ton of time. I am a happy camper because of your post!!!BigGrin
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