Here is a short guide on how to get started using KnitBird.


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The startup screen

When you open the applications, this screen welcomes you. From here you can create a new file, open recently created and opened files or visit KnitBird on the web.

The startup screen

An empty file

To create an empty file, you can click on “File” on the main menu or create it from the Startup Screen. The image below shows an empty file which is ready to be drawn on.

Empty file

The interface

The main menu is on top of the application window. From there you can create new files, open and save files, export images, copy, paste and undo previous actions. You can also change the language of the application which is available both in English and Icelandic.

File menu

The tools

All the tools you need are located on the left side of the application window. On the top there are the basic tools for drawing, symbols, selection and a color picker.

Next there are tools for select drawing color and base color of your chart. Below the color selections you have tools to creating straight and dashed lines and tools for inserting images and text into your chart, changing colors and for editing written instructions for your published chart.

Basic tools Color selectors Utitilites

What’s next?

Read more on how to draw.