The Print Shop Mac User Guide

The Print Shop Mac is designed to help you learn the software. Be sure to also check out the Video Tutorials and the Forums for additional ideas. To access the User Guide, either click on a topic in the Help Topics column on the left, choose a frequently accessed topic below or search for a specific top using the search bar on the right. Print Shop Mac Downloadable User Guide

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Calendar

Use the Calendar function in The Print Shop to display a month or year calendar grid on the current page.

To add a calendar to a page:

  1. Select a page in the Page Thumbnails.
  2. Click on Calendar in the Ribbon Tabs.
  3. There are two main options: a month calendar and a year calendar. The Add Month Calendar button will add a calendar grid for a specific month to the page, while the Add Year Calendar button will add a calendar for the entire year. See the topics below for more options.
  4. Click on either the Add Month Calendar or Add Year Calendar button.
  5. The calendar grid will appear in the middle of the page. For editing purposes, a light gray outline will appear around the text. This outline will not appear in the project's final output (print, JPEG images, etc.).
  6. Click on the calendar on the page canvas and drag it to reposition the calendar. Click on one of the gray handles (small boxes) around the edges of the calendar box to resize the box.
  7. To access the standard Object Settings box for exact control over the size and position of the calendar, right-click on the calendar and choose Edit Object.

Editing Calendars

To begin editing a calendar, click on it to select it. The Calendar section of the Ribbon Tabs will open, displaying the available functions. Refer to the description of each function below:

Calendars Ribbon Tab

Month Calendar Editing Options

  • Choose the month to display from the Month drop-down menu.
  • Choose the year to display from the Year drop-down menu.
  • To display the month, year, and day headings above the calendar grid, ensure that the Header box is checked. To remove the headings (to create your own custom headings, for example), clear the check in the box.
  • To display the calendar grid lines, ensure that the Lines box is checked. To remove the lines, clear the check in the box.
  • To display the calendar numbers in the calendar grid, ensure that the Numbers box is checked. To remove the numbers (to create your own custom numbers, for example), clear the check in the box.
  • Click on the Edit button to customize a number of display settings for the calendar header, lines, and numbers: font, font size, font style, and more. See the Calendar Settings topic below.

Year Calendar

  • Choose the year to display from the Year drop-down menu.
  • To display the year and day headings above the calendar grid, ensure that the Header box is checked. To remove the headings (to create your own custom headings, for example), clear the check in the box.
  • To display the calendar grid lines, ensure that the Lines box is checked. To remove the lines, clear the check in the box.
  • To display the calendar numbers in the calendar grid, ensure that the Numbers box is checked. To remove the numbers (to create your own custom numbers, for example), clear the check in the box.
  • Click on the Edit button to customize a number of display settings for the calendar header, lines, and numbers: font, font size, font style, and more. See the Calendar Settings topic below.

Calendar Settings

The Calendar Settings window allows you control the appearance of the calendar in great detail. See the options below:

Header Settings

Header Settings
  • On the Header tab, the first set of options applies to the month and year display settings. The second set applies to weekday names, allowing you to customize the settings for each.
  • Check the Month box to display the name of the month in the calendar header. Clear the checkbox to hide the month name.
  • Check the Year box to display the year in the calendar header. Clear the checkbox to hide the year.
  • Check the Weekday Names box to display the names of the days in the calendar header. Clear the checkbox to hide the weekday names.
  • Change the set of text characters for the names by choosing a font from the Font drop-down list.
  • Change how large the text characters are by choosing a number from the Size drop-down list.
  • Click on B (bold) or I (italic) next to Size to apply the selected formatting style to the text.
  • Click on the Change button to change the text color. This opens the Choose Color window.
  • Drag the Opacity slider to the left to make the text more transparent. Drag the slider to the right to make the text more opaque (less transparent).
  • Click OK to apply settings.

Line Settings

Line Settings
  • Drag the Opacity slider to the left to make the calendar grid lines more transparent. Drag the slider to the right to make the lines more opaque (less transparent).
  • Drag the Thickness slider to the right to make grid lines heavier and more visible. Drag the slider to the left to make them thinner. Please note that due to canvas scaling, very thin lines may not appear correctly on the screen, but will print out correctly.
  • Click on the Change button to change the color of the calendar grid lines. This opens the Choose Color window.
  • Check the Outline Header box to put a box around the header. Clear the checkbox to leave the header open.
  • Click OK to apply settings.

Numbers Settings

Numbers Settings
  • Click on an area in the Number Position box to choose where to display the day numbers.
  • Change the set of text characters for the day numbers by choosing a font from the Font drop-down list.
  • Change how large the text characters are by choosing a number from the Size drop-down list.
  • Click on B (bold) or I (italic) next to Size to apply the selected formatting style to the day numbers.
  • Click on the Change button to change the text color. This opens the Choose Color window.
  • Drag the Opacity slider to the left to make the day numbers more transparent. Drag the slider to the right to make the numbers more opaque (less transparent).
  • Click OK to apply settings.

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