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Re: ProWeave glitch

Rebecca Winter
 

Hi, I’m not sure how to do your blanket sweep of files.  

I do know you can set your default application to open your wif files.  I use a Mac exclusively, also.  Click command, then i.  You get the information window for that file.  There, about half way down is an "open with" section.  It will tell you which weaving software is your default for opening wif files.  Click the drop down menu there and then click on the application you want.  You then can tell it to “change all.”  Then your default application for opening wif’s will be the one you chose, I believe.  I didn’t carry out the function just now, because I’m happy with my default being pixeLoom.  

I understand having a different logo on the files is annoying (and now I can’t not see it!!  Arggh! I have ProWeave in the background also), but I don’t think that is causing the problems with opening the files.  If I save a file in pixeLoom as wif, it opens fine and no problems.  I haven’t become a Fiberworks convert, yet.  (Getting closer)  So I can’t speak about file management there.  

I do know when I save a file as a wif in ProWeave it comes through to pixeLoom with some gobbledygook.  The colors are off and the treadling is always lift plan.  These are not what I prefer.  No compudobby here.  So I have really moved away from ProWeave.  

I hope something I offer here helps you & cheers, Rebecca 

Rebecca Winter  
Winterbourne Studio
HGA Master Weaver, 2004 & 2018
cell - (208) 859-2822     
email - becwinter555@... or
email - becwinter@...
~~ “It is in the sharing that the secrets are kept.”  Nelson Zink ~~

On Nov 20, 2019, at 7:09 AM, Denise <dkovn@...> wrote:

Hello weavers! Thanks so much for everyone's contributions to this informative group. I'm writing to ask if anyone has any experience with a problem I've encountered with ProWeave weaving software.

Background: I downloaded ProWeave but I can't remember if I purchased it or I was using the demo version. (I suspect I purchased it, but it probably doesn't matter for this issue.) I have a Mac, by the way. I share many of my WIF files with weavers who read my blog or take my workshops. I always send them Fiberworks files because that is the program most weavers use.

I realized a few months ago that ProWeave somehow hijacks every WIF on my computer, removes the Fiberworks logo, and puts its own logo on the file. So first I uninstalled ProWeave -- because every time I clicked on a WIF, the file opened in ProWeave and I prefer Fiberworks. That did not solve the problem. Even now, after I uninstalled ProWeave, when I create a new WIF, it has the ProWeave logo!

The bigger issue: When I share WIFs, my students who use Fiberworks can't open them because their computers don't recognize them. For a while I was instructing people to "right click" and open the dropdown menu that says "Open with" and then click on Fiberworks. It's not a good solution, mainly because lots of people aren't that computer savvy and it's also time consuming.

Plus, on my own computer, I have to go to EVERY SINGLE WIF and change the icon from ProWeave to Fiberworks. I have hundreds of WIFs on my computer at this point and I haven't yet found a way to change all of the icons in one fell swoop. (More background here: My husband is a computer expert who was manager of project security at Xerox for many years and now works as a consultant in the field. He has helped me find answers to the problem but he is still looking for a way to do a "blanket sweep" of all the ProWeave icons.)

Can anyone tell me how to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Regards,
Denise Kovnat
www.denisekovnat.com


Re: ProWeave glitch

Margaret Welch
 



On Nov 20, 2019, at 9:34 AM, "margcoe@..." <margcoe@...> wrote:

Denise

I think you’re addressing at least two issues. Getting rid of the icon identifying WIF files, and how WIF files are handled by those to whom you send them.

I can’t help with the issue of the icon on your system, but I don’t think it’s attached to the file itself and doesn’t travel with the file when you send it.

As far as recipients not knowing how to open WIF files is concerned, that’s an issue related to their systems, not the file you sent. In order to open WIFs by clicking on the file, in Fiberworks or any other weave design program, their systems have to associate the WIF extension with a specific program. And how to accomplish that is different for different OS. Until that’s accomplished, clicking on a WIF will result in the file opening in a text program. WIF files are text.

Marg
PS Feel free to send me a WIF that you’re system shows with ProWeave icon, and I’ll report what my systems (Windows and Mac) see.

Marg Coe
www.e-weave-online.thinkific.com

On Nov 20, 2019, at 7:09 AM, Denise <dkovn@...> wrote:

Hello weavers! Thanks so much for everyone's contributions to this informative group. I'm writing to ask if anyone has any experience with a problem I've encountered with ProWeave weaving software.

Background: I downloaded ProWeave but I can't remember if I purchased it or I was using the demo version. (I suspect I purchased it, but it probably doesn't matter for this issue.) I have a Mac, by the way. I share many of my WIF files with weavers who read my blog or take my workshops. I always send them Fiberworks files because that is the program most weavers use.

I realized a few months ago that ProWeave somehow hijacks every WIF on my computer, removes the Fiberworks logo, and puts its own logo on the file. So first I uninstalled ProWeave -- because every time I clicked on a WIF, the file opened in ProWeave and I prefer Fiberworks. That did not solve the problem. Even now, after I uninstalled ProWeave, when I create a new WIF, it has the ProWeave logo!

The bigger issue: When I share WIFs, my students who use Fiberworks can't open them because their computers don't recognize them. For a while I was instructing people to "right click" and open the dropdown menu that says "Open with" and then click on Fiberworks. It's not a good solution, mainly because lots of people aren't that computer savvy and it's also time consuming.

Plus, on my own computer, I have to go to EVERY SINGLE WIF and change the icon from ProWeave to Fiberworks. I have hundreds of WIFs on my computer at this point and I haven't yet found a way to change all of the icons in one fell swoop. (More background here: My husband is a computer expert who was manager of project security at Xerox for many years and now works as a consultant in the field. He has helped me find answers to the problem but he is still looking for a way to do a "blanket sweep" of all the ProWeave icons.)

Can anyone tell me how to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Regards,
Denise Kovnat
www.denisekovnat.com


Re: ProWeave glitch

margcoe
 

Denise

I think you’re addressing at least two issues. Getting rid of the icon identifying WIF files, and how WIF files are handled by those to whom you send them.

I can’t help with the issue of the icon on your system, but I don’t think it’s attached to the file itself and doesn’t travel with the file when you send it.

As far as recipients not knowing how to open WIF files is concerned, that’s an issue related to their systems, not the file you sent. In order to open WIFs by clicking on the file, in Fiberworks or any other weave design program, their systems have to associate the WIF extension with a specific program. And how to accomplish that is different for different OS. Until that’s accomplished, clicking on a WIF will result in the file opening in a text program. WIF files are text.

Marg
PS Feel free to send me a WIF that you’re system shows with ProWeave icon, and I’ll report what my systems (Windows and Mac) see.

Marg Coe
www.e-weave-online.thinkific.com

On Nov 20, 2019, at 7:09 AM, Denise <dkovn@...> wrote:

Hello weavers! Thanks so much for everyone's contributions to this informative group. I'm writing to ask if anyone has any experience with a problem I've encountered with ProWeave weaving software.

Background: I downloaded ProWeave but I can't remember if I purchased it or I was using the demo version. (I suspect I purchased it, but it probably doesn't matter for this issue.) I have a Mac, by the way. I share many of my WIF files with weavers who read my blog or take my workshops. I always send them Fiberworks files because that is the program most weavers use.

I realized a few months ago that ProWeave somehow hijacks every WIF on my computer, removes the Fiberworks logo, and puts its own logo on the file. So first I uninstalled ProWeave -- because every time I clicked on a WIF, the file opened in ProWeave and I prefer Fiberworks. That did not solve the problem. Even now, after I uninstalled ProWeave, when I create a new WIF, it has the ProWeave logo!

The bigger issue: When I share WIFs, my students who use Fiberworks can't open them because their computers don't recognize them. For a while I was instructing people to "right click" and open the dropdown menu that says "Open with" and then click on Fiberworks. It's not a good solution, mainly because lots of people aren't that computer savvy and it's also time consuming.

Plus, on my own computer, I have to go to EVERY SINGLE WIF and change the icon from ProWeave to Fiberworks. I have hundreds of WIFs on my computer at this point and I haven't yet found a way to change all of the icons in one fell swoop. (More background here: My husband is a computer expert who was manager of project security at Xerox for many years and now works as a consultant in the field. He has helped me find answers to the problem but he is still looking for a way to do a "blanket sweep" of all the ProWeave icons.)

Can anyone tell me how to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Regards,
Denise Kovnat
www.denisekovnat.com


ProWeave glitch

Denise
 

Hello weavers! Thanks so much for everyone's contributions to this informative group. I'm writing to ask if anyone has any experience with a problem I've encountered with ProWeave weaving software.

Background: I downloaded ProWeave but I can't remember if I purchased it or I was using the demo version. (I suspect I purchased it, but it probably doesn't matter for this issue.) I have a Mac, by the way. I share many of my WIF files with weavers who read my blog or take my workshops. I always send them Fiberworks files because that is the program most weavers use.

I realized a few months ago that ProWeave somehow hijacks every WIF on my computer, removes the Fiberworks logo, and puts its own logo on the file. So first I uninstalled ProWeave -- because every time I clicked on a WIF, the file opened in ProWeave and I prefer Fiberworks. That did not solve the problem. Even now, after I uninstalled ProWeave, when I create a new WIF, it has the ProWeave logo!

The bigger issue: When I share WIFs, my students who use Fiberworks can't open them because their computers don't recognize them. For a while I was instructing people to "right click" and open the dropdown menu that says "Open with" and then click on Fiberworks. It's not a good solution, mainly because lots of people aren't that computer savvy and it's also time consuming.

Plus, on my own computer, I have to go to EVERY SINGLE WIF and change the icon from ProWeave to Fiberworks. I have hundreds of WIFs on my computer at this point and I haven't yet found a way to change all of the icons in one fell swoop. (More background here: My husband is a computer expert who was manager of project security at Xerox for many years and now works as a consultant in the field. He has helped me find answers to the problem but he is still looking for a way to do a "blanket sweep" of all the ProWeave icons.)

Can anyone tell me how to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Regards,
Denise Kovnat
www.denisekovnat.com


Re: AVL Compu II Dobby

bigwhitesofadog
 

To use USB connections instead of com ports is one reason I decided to
replace the malfunctioning CD I instead of trying to fix it.
Sandra


Re: AVL Compu II Dobby

Pat Bullen
 

Sorry to have bothered you all.  Should have waited 4 hours to post.
Thank you for all your replies.  My "geek" husband can usually solve
computer problems within an hour.  This took 6 hours.  Our Com Port
cable was looking for Com Port 15, which WeavePoint doesn't have.
My laptop with FiberWorks on it died so I couldn't switch.  Somehow
everything is working again on port 2 like the previous projects. 
None of this makes any sense to me, except it is working.  
Thanks again.
Pat Bullen
 


Re: AVL Compu II Dobby

Cynthia Broughton
 

If you are using Fiberworks in weave mode check under sequence to look for set range. If that is clicked you need to either set the range, clear range, or unclick it.

Cynthia

On 11/19/2019 7:18 PM, Pat Bullen wrote:
Everything is all set up, and I'm getting a "range check error" when
I try to start weaving -- even on files that worked 2 months ago.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Pat


Re: AVL Compu II Dobby

margcoe
 

What software are you using?

Marg

Marg Coe
www.e-weave-online.thinkific.com

On Nov 19, 2019, at 7:18 PM, Pat Bullen <spinningwitch24@...> wrote:

Everything is all set up, and I'm getting a "range check error" when
I try to start weaving -- even on files that worked 2 months ago.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Pat


Re: AVL Compu II Dobby

sandrarude
 

I did a google search on the phrase "range check error AVL CD II
 and got nothing useful. The error message can  appear in all sorts of software.

Sounds like a call to AVL in the morning would be a good idea.

Sandra

On 11/19/2019 6:18 PM, Pat Bullen wrote:
Everything is all set up, and I'm getting a "range check error" when
I try to start weaving -- even on files that worked 2 months ago.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Pat


AVL Compu II Dobby

Pat Bullen
 

Everything is all set up, and I'm getting a "range check error" when
I try to start weaving -- even on files that worked 2 months ago.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Pat


Re: Integrated Double weave

Nancy Hassel
 

Paul O'Connor's online discussions seem like they would be a treasure if retrievable.  The easiest way to extract data from an ancient PC can be to connect it to a new PC as an extra hard drive.  Use as an extra drive circumvents the need to boot from that old hard drive.  One can browse the folders of the hard drive and copy/paste as desired.
--
Nancy Hassel
http://fiber.hassel.net


Re: Integrated Double weave

nancy
 

you make me smile and this a paul oconnor story not a weave one.  many many years ago i took a several month class at u of minn.  the teacher took us to his house and i dont remember a lot about his weaving there but....... he had a parrot.  the parrot was inviting me to reach thru and scratch his head, but mr oconnor noticed and warned me not to take the hint or i would get bitten

i have all three books and on some long ago computer i have or had his online discussions.  hmmm??? i need to find that old computer and see if my computer guru can copy the harddrive to a today flash drive.

thank you for reminding me

/s/nancy biggins in california awaiting another pge outage.... 

On 11/18/19 4:08 PM, margcoe@... wrote:
Just arrived from Ruth Blau. Double weave wall hanging by Paul O’Connor. This weaving represents some of the designs Paul explores and included in his last publication. “A Tale of Two Tieups.” The integrated areas are 8 shafts; the background would take another 4 shafts.

[Paul was a scientist who turned his focus to double weave. He wrote 3 publications on the topic, and countless articles. He founded the CW DW study group. He was also my mentor.]



Integrated Double weave

margcoe
 

Just arrived from Ruth Blau. Double weave wall hanging by Paul O’Connor. This weaving represents some of the designs Paul explores and included in his last publication. “A Tale of Two Tieups.” The integrated areas are 8 shafts; the background would take another 4 shafts.

[Paul was a scientist who turned his focus to double weave. He wrote 3 publications on the topic, and countless articles. He founded the CW DW study group. He was also my mentor.]


Marg




Marg Coe
www.e-weave-online.thinkific.com


Re: Sore hands

Virginia Glenn
 

I second the hot wax recommendation.  My rheumatologist recommended it way back when I was first diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and I've used one for years.  He told me to dip my hands several times - wait a second or so between drips for them to dry a little - I dip about 6-8 times - then stick your hands into a plastic bag and wrap a towel around them (or jump back in bed for a few minutes). Feels wonderful and you can do it as often as you like - which you can't do with most drugs.  My first one is the medical equipment type but you can find them much cheaper (slightly smaller) at BB&B and sometimes at beauty supply stores.  I've even found them at Goodwill. 


Re: Sore hands

Pat
 

I find that a hot wax treatment helps a lot.  I got the equipment several years ago as a gift but I think I've seen them at a Bed Bath & beyond type of store.

Pat Brown


Re: Sore hands

Teresa Ruch
 

ditto or weight lifters fingerless gloves. padded palms, naked fingers.
Teresa Ruch

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 6:37 PM Igor Raven <igorraven1@...> wrote:
I use open finger bicycle gloves. I have found that they work better for my hands than just playing compression gloves
igor


Re: Sore hands

Igor Raven
 

I use open finger bicycle gloves. I have found that they work better for my hands than just playing compression gloves
igor


Re: Sore hands

nancy
 

i do not know about motion related soreness but as to less than comfortable hands, a couple of winters ago someone on list mentioned that there are usb connectable heated mittens available. i got a pair and in cold weather they really help/helped my hands.  i dont remember where i ordered them, but that nice person who posted to the group then might remember

/s/nancy biggins

On 11/17/19 3:04 PM, bigwhitesofadog wrote:
I have been working a lot with my AVLs, which are large and have fly
shuttles, and I have started to have problems with stiff, sore hands.
I saw an ad for compression gloves, and thought at $20, why not try?
I would not say that it's day and night, but it is an improvement. I
think that a large part is that I no longer have to grasp the handle;
the gloves have sticky rubber ribs on the palms and inside of the
fingers that catch the handle; all I have to do is pull. I have seen
videos of people that seem able to do this with out the gloves, but
this has never worked for me. They are a bit itchy at first (you are
supposed to wash them before use, but I didn't), and in the summer
might be warm. But, I would say that for me, they're a help.
Sandra


Sore hands

bigwhitesofadog
 

I have been working a lot with my AVLs, which are large and have fly
shuttles, and I have started to have problems with stiff, sore hands.
I saw an ad for compression gloves, and thought at $20, why not try?
I would not say that it's day and night, but it is an improvement. I
think that a large part is that I no longer have to grasp the handle;
the gloves have sticky rubber ribs on the palms and inside of the
fingers that catch the handle; all I have to do is pull. I have seen
videos of people that seem able to do this with out the gloves, but
this has never worked for me. They are a bit itchy at first (you are
supposed to wash them before use, but I didn't), and in the summer
might be warm. But, I would say that for me, they're a help.
Sandra


great wheel question

nancy
 

ggod persons, i know this is not a weaving question but i am hoping one or more weavers out there have great wheels and could answer some questions for me off list at either     biggins@...     or,    wolf@....    i am wishing to assemble and activate mine after 15 or more years in storage and i have a couple of questions.      thank you!!!!

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