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  • Why is my word chart going in the wrong direction?

    If your word charts seem to be going in the wrong direction, it's because the starting bead setting hasn't been set to your preference. To change your starting bead:

    1. Run BeadTool and click View->Options (BeadTool4->Preferences on Mac).
    2. Select the Pattern tab.
    3. Set the Starting bead option to whichever corner you are accustomed to starting from.


    Changing this setting may alter the way your Peyote patterns look. If this happens:

    1. Click Pattern->Shift
    2. Select odd or even modifier.
    3. Click either the Up or Down button.


    TIP: The starting bead option is saved inside each pattern file so if you have more patterns that have been saved prior to changing this setting, you should re-save each of those patterns.