Frequently Asked Questions
Toolbar buttons stay gray / designs can not be modified
Some users were unable to modify designs with the corresponding toolbar buttons grayed-out. This is no limitation of the trial version, which is full-functional, but just a step they missed when modifying designs:
It is important to understand that StitchBuddy is working on stitch level when applying modifications to a design. Whenever you want to change something (flip, rotate, move, delete, even copy), you have to tell StitchBuddy first, which part of the current design (which stitches) should be altered. So first you make a selection using one of four tools:
- by dragging a rectangle around an area, selecting all enclosed stitches
- by using the wand, selecting all stitches between jumps / color changes
- by selecting all stitches of the same thread
- by selecting single stitches
After making a selection, which is highlighted in red, all corresponding toolbar buttons / menu commands will become active … except the „Center“ option, which stays grayed out if a design is already centered.
There is a dedicated chapter in StitchBuddy’s in-app help regarding stitch selection, and you might find some of the video tutorials on its website helpful.