Quilt-Pro 5 for Mac – Commonly Asked Questions


Q. Will Quilt-Pro 5 work on new OS?
Q. What are the Mac System Requirements?
Q. How do I determine my version number?
Q. Can I scan fabrics using Quilt-Pro 5 for Mac?
Q. When I try to install the program I get asked for a user name and password.  What is that?
Q. After installing Quilt-pro I can’t see any blocks or quilts their respective libraries. Where are they?
Q. Will Quilt-Pro 5 work on IPad?





 

Q. Will Quilt-Pro 5 work on the new Operating System?

A. Yes it will. If you have an older version of Quilt-Pro 5 and you have just upgraded to the new OS, you can find an update here:

http://www.quiltpro.com/update.php

Q. What are the Mac System Requirements?

Mac System Requirements are:
OS 10.7 and above
Hard drive: 600 MB available space
CD drive
Ram 1GB
and a Printer.

Q. How do I determine my version number?

A. Here is how to check.  Go to the Quilt-Pro 5 menu.  Click on About Quilt-Pro.  The version number will be in small letters in the gray area under the image.


Q. Can I scan fabrics using Quilt-Pro 5 for Mac?

A. You cannot scan fabrics with Quilt-Pro for Mac but you can use scanned fabric images in the program.  All you need is a scanner and it’s scanning software.  

There is no need to cut your fabric but you should only scan a small section.  For example 4" x 4" is good for small patterns, and 6" x 6" for larger patterns.
 
Before scanning set the scanner settings to DPI = 100 DPI and Color = 24-bit color.  After scanning, save the image as a JPG file.

Save the fabric image in Documents –>QuiltPro–>Fabrics.

Q. When I try to install the program I get asked for a user name and password.  What is that?

A. First, this is not the same as the Quilt-Pro registration screen.  The Quilt-Pro registration screen has 3 boxes for Name, Company and serial number.  What is being requested in this screen is the Administrative account password  that was created by the first person to create a user account on your computer.  That account became the Administrative account.   

You might be able to avoid using the password if you log in the administrative account to install the program. Look in Systems Preferences under System Accounts to tell you which account is the Administrator.  Selecting the administrator user account and the password tab may give you hint as to what the password is.

If not, when the window pops up to request the password, there should be a "Tell me more" option that will explain how to reset the password.

Q. After installing Quilt-pro I can’t see any blocks or quilts their respective libriaries. Where are they?

A.  Do you have the program open but then can’t see the blocks in the program?  In other words, is the block library blank?

If so, try the following:

1. Open Finder window
2. Go to Applications
3. Locate the Quilt-Pro 5 folder and select it but do not open it.
4. Get Info on the folder using either File/Get Info or Command-I.
5. Look at the bottom of the window (scroll down if you need to) and find Sharing & Permissions.
6. If the Sharing & Permissions part is not expanded, click the triangle to the left so you can see the Permissions.
7. Click the little lock on the bottom right of the window to enable changing permissions. You’ll be asked for you password, enter it. If you enter it correctly, the +/- to the left will become enabled.
8. Click on the word ‘everyone’ to highlight it. It most likely says ‘Read only’ to the right of ‘everyone’.
9. Click on ‘Read only’ and change it to ‘Read & Write’.
10. At the bottom of the window is a button with a little gear and a down arrow on it. Click on that button and choose the option ‘Apply to enclosed items’.
11. You’ll be asked if you want to apply the selected owner, group, and permission to all of the items. Click on OK.
12. A status window will appear for a short while, then disappear. When it disappears, close the Get Info window.
13. Quilt-Pro should show the blocks now.

 

Q. Will Quilt-Pro 5 work on IPad?

A.  No sorry, at the moment, it does not.