Change EQ4's Sketchbook Default Fabrics to Your own Custom Default Palette
11: February 01
7. There will now be two files in the "res" folder, default1 and defaulteq. Defaulteq is your copy of the original and should not be modified.
8. Now you can change default1 with your own preferences. Click File, Open and choose C:\EQ4\res\default1 (see above).
9. To go to the fabric palette, click on , the View Sketchbook Icon.
10. You can now Get Fabrics from the Library as described on Page 52 of the EQ4 Design Cookbook and change those in the sketchbook as you wish.
11. Now Save to Disk in the usual way. Your own default fabric selection is now saved in the res\default1.pj4 file and will be loaded each time you start a new project.
a. Repeat Steps 1 to 4 above. When the "res" folder's contents are shown on screen, there will be two files "default1" and "defaulteq".
b. Select "defaulteq"and bring it into EQ4 as usual. Click File, Save As, and save this project with the name "default1".
c. You will be asked if you wish to "Replace the existing file" Click Yes and the original default fabrics will be restored.
Summary: Making a defaulteq file was just my way of doing things. You could quite easily copy the default1 file to a floppy (or other backup device) and then edit the default1 in EQ4 without having two files in the res folder.
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