|General Monogram Wizard|
|Downloads and Trial version|
|Using the Program|
|Registering the Monogram Wizard or the Monogram Wizard Plus|
To install and use the Monogram Wizard plus and all the add on paks, you must have a Windows Computer Running Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10.. The computer must also have a CD drive, internal or external, in working order.
Unfortunately No. The Monogram Wizard is a Windows Program and will only run in a Windows environment. Some Macs are dual boot (windows and Mac OS) these Macs can run the program. There are also several Windows emulation programs on the market you can buy that will allow you to install and run windows programs on your Mac, these too would allow you to run the Monogram Wizards on your computer.
The Monogram Wizard saves stitch files in Tajima (*.dst) format only. Tajima files are among the most stable and versatile stitch files available. Also, they are the most compatible with a wide range of embroidery set-ups. Will they work with your machine? Yes. However, there may be some intermediate steps that you must go through, such as converting the stitch file created by the Wizard to another format, in order to sew the designs on your machine. Some machines will read Tajima files straight from a floppy disk (Brother, Babylock), most card writers will easily open Tajima files and write them to an embroidery card in the format you desire, as will most machine specific digitizing/customizing programs. However, you will want to check your setup to see how you can handle Tajima files with what you currently have.
To aid in this process, a sample file is included in the trail download of the Wizard. Since you cannot save any designs using the trial version of the Monogram Wizard, we included a sample file in the download for you go through the process of getting the design to your machine, and to witness the quality produced by the Wizard first hand. This file is called WCM.dst and can be found in the Monogram Wizard folder on your c: drive.
No, like all other software on the market that does not require a dongle or sell a specific multi-user license, the Monogram Wizard is licensed to be installed on one computer only. For further explanation on this, click here. We are exploring other ways of protecting the Wizard which would allow those with laptops and desktops to install the Wizard on both computers.
Simply install the Wizard on your new or repaired computer, get in touch with us with the new registration number, and we will get you taken care of.
All you need to do is upgrade your version of Acrobat Reader. You can either install the version that came on your Monogram Wizard CD, or you can go to www.adobe.com and download the latest version of Acrobat Reader from them. And, of course, it is free!
You can make letters of any size in the Wizard. There is no limitation on how big you can make the letters, however, a warning message will appear if you start making letters smaller than the recommended minimum size for that font. You can make letters smaller than the recommended minimum size, however, we warn you that quality may be lacking and additional steps need to be taken to ensure that the letters sew out good.
Yes! The fonts and motifs in the Monogram Wizard, although appear as stitches on the screen, are actually in an outline type format. Therefore, whenever you make any change to the design on the screen, the stitch count and the density is recalculated to reflect the changes you made.
No. As described before, the fonts and motifs in the Wizard are in an outline format, even though they appear as stitches on the screen. This allows for quality to stay in tact through re-sizing, increasing/decreaing the width, increasing/decreasing the boldness and so forth. This is because the stitch counr and densities are constantly re-calculated. Any design that you already have will not be in this special format and therefore not subject to the built in quality control standards of the Wizard, which is why we do not allow it.
Right now there is no print function in the Wizard. The next thing that you could do is take a screen shot of the Wizard (by pressing the print screen button on your keyboard), then paste the screen shot into a graphics program such as paint and print the design out from there. Please note that the design will not necessarily be actual size. You will be able to do this on a future version of the Wizard.
There is no way to do this in the Wizard right now. The best thing to do right now would be to record the settings of a design or style that you like to be able to recall them later. Or, another option, would be to take a screen shot of the window of a design or style that you like so that you could view it at a later time to re-create the design you like. The ability to do this is going to be a future feature of the Monogram Wizard.
The location of file downloads is determined by settings in your browser and will vary from computer to computer. If you are sure that the file downloaded, try searching on your computer using the Search for Files and Folders function under your Start menu. If you are unsure if the file downloaded, then check this question to see if this is what is happening to you.
This is indicative of having the Monogram Wizard Plus running while you are trying to unzip the patch. Make sure that you have your Monogram Wizard Plus closed when you try to install the patch and you should be fine. If for some reason this does not work, make sure you are logged on to your computer with Administrator rights.
First, the automatic high speed version will only work on Internet Explorer. If you are using Firefox or another internet browser, you will need to do the Dial Up version.
If you are using Internet Explorer, then you have two options 1) Do the Dial-Up version (just as fast as the high speed, you just have more manual steps to do) or 2) Temporarily reduce the security setting of your browser. To do this, go to the Tools menu heading and select Internet Options. When this window appears, select the Security Tab. On this window, you will see a slider for the security setting of your browser. Reduce the security setting a notch or two using the slider and click ok. The high speed version should work for you now. Just remember to reset your security setting when you are finished.
Nothing. The trial versions of both the Monogram Wizard and Monogram Wizard Plus have the save feature disabled. This is the only function that does not work on the trial versions. We did include a sample file created using the Monogram Wizard with the download so that people could go through the process of getting a design to their machine and sewing it out to view the high quality embroidery produced by the Wizard programs. This file is called WCM.dst and can be found in the Monogram Wizard folder on your c: drive.
1. Download the Dial-Up version of the patch.
Monogram Wizard Plus
1. Download the patch for your appropriate version of the
Monogram Wizard Plus.
Open your program and look in the blue bar at the top of the screen. It will read “The Monogram Wizard V1.0 R??”, “The Monogram Wizard Plus V2.0 R??”, or the “The Monogram Wizard Plus Upgrade V2.0 R??”. The number after the R is how you identify the version that you currently have. Right now the most recent versions are:
Monogram Wizard – V2.0 R5
If this is happening to you, then you must be using a computer running Windows 98 or Windows ME. Either way, just download and install the patch for the appropriate version of the Monogram Wizard Plus here and your problem will solved.
This usually happens when the default installation location has been changed, either during the installation process or after the fact. To correct this problem, re-install the Monogram Wizard (Plus) and do not change the default installation location. The program must be installed on the root directory of the c: drive to function properly. Similarly, the program must be installed on a hard drive named c:. It will not install on a hard drive of any other letter.
If you have the program installed on the root directory of your c: drive, then somehow critical files needed for the program to run have been deleted. Re-installing your program should fix this. After re-installing just remember to check your version number (R #) and make sure that you are still on the latest version. If not, remember to download the appropriate patch for your software.
This bug has been resolved. Just download and install the patch for your version of the Monogram Wizard Plus here and this problem will be fixed.
No, that is just an artifact of the program. As long as your Alpha Pak fonts and motifs show up on the drop down lists, then you are fine.
The first thing you will want to do is download the latest patch for the Monogram Wizard Plus. This can be done here.
Second, the PES files created by the Monogram Wizard Plus are version 1 PES files (despite PES files all having the same extension, there are different versions). Version 1 PES files are meant to work with the most basic level of Brother equipment (PED Basic and machines with 4” x 4” sewing areas). As a consequence, they are size limited to 4” x 4”. If this size is exceeded in either direction, some machines and programs may not want to read them. However, Brother machines that have larger sewing areas will also read Tajima, *.DST, files, which the Monogram Wizard Plus will also create.
First, be aware that the each pair of Ends exists as 3 files: one file where the ends are 1” apart, one where the ends are 2” apart, and one where the ends are 3” apart. For example, theSelect the Motif that is going to be closest to what you need first.
When I open my Monogram Wizard Plus I get
a message saying that the CD must be in the drive to run properly, but
the CD is in the drive.
You have a corrupted file on your computer, follow the instructions below to correct.
Internet Explorer Users
Here is what you do:
Make sure that you are not leaving any spaces when you are entering the Serial Number. If this fails to work, email email@example.com with your Serial Number and explain the problem that you are encountering.
Then you need to get a new license number. To get a new license number contact us either via phone or email, let us know what happened, and supply us with the new Registration Number that the Monogram Wizard gives you and the Serial Number from your CD case and we can get you back up and running.
Make sure that you are not putting in any dashes or other marks when you are entering your License Number. Make sure that you are typing in the number zero and not the letter o when you are entering your License Number
When I open my Monogram Wizard Plus I get a message
saying that the CD must be in the drive to run properly, but the CD is in the drive.
You have a corrupted file on your computer, follow the instructions below to correct.
Internet Explorer Users
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