The Print Shop 4.0 User Guide

This User Guide is designed to help you learn the software. Be sure to also check out the Video Tutorials and the Blog for additional ideas. To access the User Guide, either click on a topic to the left, choose a commonly accessed topic below, or search for a topic above.

In addition to the information available in The Print Shop 4.0 User Guide, Technical support is also available if you encounter an issue with the software. Solutions to common technical issues can be found using these links, or if necessary report a problem to our Support team.

Font Tools

Changing the Font

To change the font first insert a text box. Once a text box is inserted you can set the font by doing the following:

  1. Click the Text you want to edit.  The Text Tab will then become active.
    TPS4_TextBoxOptions.jpg
  2. Use the drop-down box to select the font you want to use.
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Note:  You can also change parts of your text by highlighting that portion of the text with your mouse then following the steps above.

Please Note:  The available Fonts will depend on the fonts that are installed on your computer.  The screenshot above is NOT representative of Fonts that come with The Print Shop 3.5.


Changing the Text Color

To change the Text Color start by inserting a text box. Once a text box is inserted you can set the color.

  1. Click the Text you want to edit.  The Text Tab will then become active.
     TPS4_TextBoxOptions.jpg
  2. Use the drop-down box to select the color you want to use.  You can also use the Eye Dropper tool to select a color from anything you click on, or the white and grey checkerboard color to choose a transparent color.
    TPS4_ColorPalette.jpg

Note:  You can also change parts of your text by highlighting that portion of the text with your mouse then following the steps above.


Changing the Text Size

To change the size of the text start by inserting a text box. Once a text box is inserted you can set the text size.

  1. Click the Text you want to edit.  The Text Tab will then become active.
     TPS4_TextBoxOptions.jpg
  2. Use the drop-down box to select the size you want to use, or use the + and - buttons to increase or decrease the font size of your text.
    TPS4_TEXTFontDisplay.png

Note:  You can also change parts of your text by highlighting that portion of the text with your mouse then following the steps above.


Using Text Font Styles

The following text styles can be applied to your text in The Print Shop 4.0.
TPS4_TEXTFontDisplay.png

  • Bold - highlights the word to make it stand out more
  • Italics - gives the words a slight tilt. Normally to emphasize something.
  • Underline - places a line under your text.
  • Strikethrough - places a line through your text to show words that have been Deleted.  These words will still Print.
  • SuperScript - makes the selected text smaller and moves it up from the baseline.
  • SubScript - makes the selected text smaller and moves it down from the baseline.

Save Text Font Styles

The Print Shop 4.0 allows you to save text font styles, making it easier for you to add a favorite text font style to your project.

To Save Text Font Styles:

  1. Create a Blank or Template Project.
  2. Add a Text Box and begin entering text.
  3. Click the Text you want to edit.  The Text Tab will then become active.
    TPS4_TextBoxOptions.jpg
  4. Select the text in the Text Box that you want to customize.
  5. Edit the Font and Font Style for that text.
    TPS4_FontStyle_EditedText.jpg
  6. Click on the Text Box, and select the Save Text Style feature available in The Print Shop ribbon.
    TPS4_Save.jpg
  7. Enter a name for your personalized text style.TPS4_SaveStyle.jpg

Load Text Font Styles

The Print Shop 4.0 allows you to load text font styles, making it easier for you to add a favorite text font style to your project.

To Load Text Font Styles:

  1. Create a Blank or Template Project.
  2. Add a Text Box and begin entering text.
  3. Click the Text you want to edit.  The Text Tab will then become active.
    TPS4_TextBoxOptions.jpg
  4. Click on the Text Box, and select the Load Text Style feature available in The Print Shop ribbon.
    TPS4_Load.jpg
  5. Locate and choose the saved text style that you would like to use for this particular text box.TPS4_LoadStyle.jpg

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