Today I had a One to One with my favorite trainer, Paul, at the Apple Legacy Village Store. Yesterday on the Needlepoint Group Facebook page there was a lot of discussion about how to do simple needlepoint stitch diagrams without buying an expensive program. Paul and I went through the steps and took screen shots. Hope this helps anyone that needs it!
Steps to make a needlepoint stitch diagram in Pages:
Choose blank in page layout
To make grid:
Choose table from the tool bar (the table inspector should automatically open)
With table highlighted, Click on middle header/footer and change to 0 to get rid of grey area
go to body rows and body columns to add to grid
To make grid even: select entire table, uncheck automatically resize and change column width and column height to the same number.
To make the lines of the grid bolder, select entire table and change cell border to 3 pt.
To make “stitches”:
Change from table inspector to graphic inspector which is 2 to the left of table inspector.
Click shapes in top tool bar, choose line
Then move line to white area
To change thickness of line, have line highlighted and change to 5 pt., (in the graphic inspector) change color, and length of line.
Then drag line to grid, approximately where you want it and adjust position using end dots.
To make additional lines, click line and then hold option key and click and drag the line where you want it to be.
(Option key and dragging copies what ever is select, leaving the original in place. Faster than copy/paste)
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