To start a new chart, use the file menu "File" - "New..."
You will see the following dialog box.
The title of the chart you are about to create.
The name of author, which will be printed as a copyright holder. (This is available only for the shareware version)
A type of cloth: either "Aida" or "Linen". If you chose "Linen", you can specify "Linen Threads/one stitch value.
If you want to use specific cloth name other than Aida or Linen, use this text box.
Linen Th./One Stitch：
The number of threads for one stitch.
The thread count. You can chose the unit from linen "threads/cm" or "count/inch".
Rectangle Grid: If you want use the rectangle grid (meaning width and height are different size), then check this item.
You usually won't have to check this for cross-stitch.
The size of the chart. You can specify that by "cm" or "count".
The max value is 1000 for the shareware version and 500 for LE version.
The color palette you want to use, either DMC or Danish Flower Thread.