Now that the human female has her Thor-sized needlework chart all figured out, she has to print out the key, the legend that will map the symbols to colors of thread when she is stitching. Actually, there are five keys, one for each of the component files. Each key on the computer has the symbols in the order she chose them, but it sure would be useful to list the one hundred and ninety-eight total colors of thread numerically. Perhaps she can get the computer to sort it.
Perhaps I have had a bit to say on how her software works. Unsorted they remain.
“Aha!” She is now thinking to herself. “I can construct a spreadsheet, copy the little icons into the first column and the numbers and names into a second column, and then sort that.”
“Oho!” I answer. And just what made you think Excel would let you select the column with the little images?”
Ehehehe! Now she is toying with the idea of printing out the key, cutting it into strips, and then reassembling the strips. That might work. First, she needs a printout.
The keys are nice and legible on the computer. Let us see what a printout looks like.
Ah, pale and illegible, just the way I like it.
Rats! She has merely taken pen in fist and hand-darkened the symbols. I shall have to figure out some other form of torment.