Compress Project File Size

Project files that include unused blocks, fabrics, pictures, embellishments, and thread tend to become large, it’s a good idea to condense project files before sending them by e-mail. EQ will look at the quilts in your project file and remove designs not used in the quilts. It is strongly suggested that you use Create Copy Project to make a copy (or backup) of your project before using this command.

Compress Project File Size button is not visible by default. To add it to your toolbar list, right-click on the toolbar and choose Add/Remove Buttons or click on the Customize Toolbar  button.

Or, click FILE from the main menu, then choose Compress Project File Size.

The Compress Project File Size dialog box will display. You can choose to delete unused blocks, fabrics, embellishments, pictures and thread or just delete unused fabrics. Make your selection, then click OK.

To Make a Copy of a Project:
Open the project you want to copy.

Choose Create Copy Project from the FILE menu. The Save Copy As dialog appears.

Type a new name for the project in the File name box.

If you want to save the project in a different folder, choose the folder from the Save in list box.

Click Save.

Note: When using this command, your current project file name does not change, but you’ve saved an exact copy of your current project with the name you specified in the dialog box.

• If you’d like a reminder of this and other tools in EQ7, check out the  Display Dynamic Help tool.
• To print this: Click the title (Tool Tip Tuesday! -  The Compress File Size Tool) and then print as normal.