I received a wonderful email yesterday from a lady who told me that there was embroidery software program for all of us Mac people. I downloaded it today and after a few user error glitches I have it working!! Thank you Kathie!
It's called "Convert It" from www.macemb.com and so far I love it. It converts your designs to most formats and lets you see your designs on your computer screen. Now I don't have to go to XP just to convert a design to VP3.
Once the design is converted, I can put it on my USB stick and put it into my Topaz 30 (or any embroidery machine)
It gives a thread list but it didn't say which thread list it was using..ie Madeira, Marathon, or something else. When I talked to the lady, I think I had her a little confused about the threads, but it does work. Now I can see my embroidery designs! I haven't tried printing anything out, but it says you can..templates too. It doesn't edit anything, but I have software on XP that I have for that.
I also learned how to take a snapshot of my screen from the lady I talked too as she wanted to see where I was having problems. Neato! I have some uses for this handy trick now.
Check out the site if you have a Mac and do machine embroidery. It's a little pricy but worth every penny. I use it for reference when I'm doing an embroidery design as my Topaz 30 has a black and white screen. I can just follow the color chart without having to print anything. It's been a huge timesaver.