I do a lot of names and currently I change the color of each letter so my machine will cut the thread between each letter so I don't have a jumper that I have to cut out. Is there a way to achieve this without the hassle of changing the colors? I am working on a picture patch and don't want those jumpers.
You can select the text and turn on "always" trim in the software. If the jump is >2mm it will be added. Anything less than 2mm will generally fall into the fabric and not enough room for the machine cutters.
However, realize, the setting in the software depends on the machine. The machine can override this setting. So you should check the requirements are optional settings at your machine. Some machines will only trim at a color change. The software cannot force the machine to cut.