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Silhouette Studio Larger Grid Numbers Hack

I can't be the only one who's left straining my eyes to see grid numbers on the cutting mat in Silhouette Studio.

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There's a way to make the numbers darker, but there's no way to make them significantly larger. There is a hack though and it's along the same lines as the Silhouette Studio trick I showed previously on changing the mat color in Silhouette Studio.

Start by opening a work area in Silhouette Studio.

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Click the text tool on the left sidebar.

Start by typing "1" along the left side.  Do not type the rest of the numbers. You need to replicate the first text box 11 more times down the left side.

You can do this a number of ways including copy/paste but I prefer to select the number hold down CONTROL and click the down arrow key...repeat, repeat, repeat :)

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Once you have 12 "1"s going down the left sidebar you'll have to go back and change them to the correct number.
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Then select all of the numbers and fill them with a color by using the Color Fill tool along the Quick Access tool bar. You can change the line color as well.

Select one number at a time now and move it next to the correct box down the left side. Be careful not to position the number in the actual work area or it will cut on your material.

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When all the numbers are in position you can then select them of the numbers and from the Quick Access tool bar all and align them center so they line up evenly.

To type out the numbers for the top tool bar, you can click the Text tool and simply start typing all in the same text box.

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When you're finished, line up the numbers along the top and slide the Character Spacing bar on the Text Style panel to the right until the numbers are correctly lined up over their respective grid boxes.

Now group both lines of numbers together by selecting them both > right click > group.

From the File menu click "Save" > Save to Library. Name the file and keep it in your library for the when you need it....

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When you want to open it in a work area where you're working, go to your Silhouette Studio library and find the grid numbers designs. Right click it and select Merge.

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This will open it in the same work area where you're current working.  It should help you more easily see where your design needs to be placed on the virtual mat so that it matches up with where the material is placed on the cutting mat.

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