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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The Print Shop

About The Print Shop - Displays a screen that contains copyright and version information for The Print Shop.

Preferences - Opens the Preferences dialog, which allows default program settings to be customized. See the Preferences topic for more information.

Quit - Closes running projects and exits program.


File

New Project - Closes the current project and opens the new project window. See the Starting a Project topic for more information.

Open Project - Closes the current project and opens a window for selecting and opening an existing project.

Recent Projects - Displays a list of recently accessed projects. Click on a project name to open it.

Close Project - Closes the current project.

Save - Writes the project in its current state to disk using the current project name and save location.

Save As - Writes the project in its current state to disk in a custom location with a new name. (The previously named project will exist separately under the original name. This will increase the amount of disk space used.)

Save Photo Layout - Uses the objects on the current page (photos and text boxes) to create a new page layout that will appear in the list of layouts when adding a new page to the project or when choosing from the Photo Layout section of the Ribbon Tabs.

Delete Project - Allows you to select a project to delete permanently from your hard disk.

Rename Project - Allows you to select a project and choose a new name for it.

Print Setup - Opens the Page Setup window. See Print Setup Button.

Print - Opens a print window for printing the project or individual pages.

Export - Opens a window for exporting the project or individual pages in various formats.


Edit

Undo - Cancels the last operation.

Redo - Reverses the effect of the undo operation.

Cut - Removes a page object from the page, but saves it in memory so that it may be pasted to another location.

Copy - Saves a page object in memory so that it may be pasted to another location.

Paste - Places the page object stored in memory on the current page (the object will be slightly offset from its copied position).

Paste in Place - Places the page object stored in memory on the current page without an offset.

Clear - Permanently deletes a page object from the page.

Edit Object - Opens the Object Settings window for adjustments to object size and placement. See the Edit topic in the Shapes and Lines section for an example of what the Object Settings window does.

Text Options - Various settings for text on current page and throughout the project.

Delete Object - Permanently removes the selected page object from the page.

Lock Object - Fixes the position and size of the currently selected page object so that it cannot be edited.

Unlock All Page Objects - Unlocks all objects on the current page for editing.

Delete Shadow - Removes the shadow from the selected page object.

Delete Page - Removes the currently selected page from the project.

Find/Replace - Opens a window to search for specific words in text boxes and replace them.

Project Properties - Displays the Project Properties dialog. See the Project Properties topic for more information.

Change Project Size/Type - Opens the Change Project Type/Size dialog, which can be used to change a project from its current type (Banners, Brochures, Business Cards, etc.) to a different type and/or size.

Convert to Full Avery Sheet -.Creates an Avery template-compatible project from a single item, like a business card. See Avery Template Support for more information.


Arrange

Order - Adjusts the layer order of objects on the current project page. See Layers.

Align - Brings objects into alignment with each other or the page. See Aligning Objects.

Group - Fixes the position of objects in relation to one another so that they can be moved, resized, and rotated without changing their position relative to each other.

Ungroup - Returns a group of objects to individual objects.

Select All - Selects all objects on the current page.

Select All Clip Art - Same as Select All, except that it only selects clip art on the page.

Change Background Paper - Allows you to choose the background for the current page. See the Adding or Changing a Background Image topic for more information.

Page Numbering - Allows page numbers to be applied to the page with various settings.


Insert

Add Page - Creates a new page in the project. See Adding a Page for more information.

Add Other Template Pages - Opens a utility for adding more photos or pages from a Ready-Made Template to the current project. For information about the FastFill option, see the FastFill topic.

Import from My Projects - Opens a utility for copying pages from other projects into the current project. See Importing Pages for more information.

FastFill Photos - Opens a window for choosing photos to automatically fill empty photo boxes in your project. See the FastFill topic for more information.

Add Photo - Opens a window for choosing a photo (jpg, bmp, png, gif, tif) to add to the current page. See the Adding Photos topic for more information.

Add Clip Art - Opens a window for selecting clip art to add to the current page. See Adding Clip Art for more information.

Add Text - Places a text box on the current page. See Adding Text for more information.

Add Headline - Places a headline box on the current page. See Adding Headlines for more information.

Add Shape or Line - Displays a list of shapes that can be added to the current page. See Adding Shapes for more information.

Add Line - Displays a list of Lines that can be added to the current page. See Line Tool Editor for more information.

Add Online Content - Opens a window with thumbnails of items that are available at a website with additional templates and clip art that you can use to create projects.


View

View Project - Displays a preview of the way the project will appear in print.

Bleed Areas - Displays a list of trim areas for different kinds of project output. See the Project Output Preparation topic.

Dielines - Allows you to choose which of the dieline objects to display. Dieline objects are typically cut and fold lines or instructions. Hiding them or making them partially transparent can make it easier to work on project pages.

Rulers - Displays rulers along the top and left side of the page. See Rulers.

Canvas Zoom - Choose a zoom option from the list. Zooming in allows you to make finer adjustments to the placement of objects. Please note that the screen view is not representative of the high-resolution print quality pages The Print Shop will create when exporting the project for printing.

Page Spreads - Clicking on Page Spreads in compatible projects will display two pages side by side like a book spread. This allows you to line objects up and even span an object across two pages.

Previous Page - Moves back a page in the project.

Next Page - Moves forward a page in the project.


Check Project

Check Page for Errors - Opens a utility that checks for problems on the current page and displays a printable list of results.

Check Project for Errors - Opens a utility that checks for problems in the project and displays a printable list of results.

Check Spelling - Opens a utility that checks the project for spelling errors and suggests changes.

Project Supply List- Displays a list of various items that have been used in the project.

Lock Page - Ensures that no changes, additions, or deletions can be made to a page by disabling editing functions on the page.


Share Project

Print at Home - Opens the Project Print Wizard for printing the project on a local or network printer. See Sharing Your Project.

Export - Prepares the project to be output to JPEG or PNG files. See Sharing Your Project.

Order Photo Album - Prepares the project to be made into a printed and bound photo album. See Sharing Your Project.

Order Calendar - Connects to a service for printing pages from the project as a calendar. See Sharing Your Project.

 


Help

The Print Shop Help - Opens the help system, which contains topics, an index, and a search function for finding help with The Print Shop.

Check for Updates - If your computer is connected to the Internet, this will check to see if you have the most current version of The Print Shop.

User Guide - Opens the User Guide in another window, a print-ready document that contains complete information about using The Print Shop.

Browse Online Content - Opens a website with additional templates and clip art that you can use to create projects.

Video Tutorials - Opens a website with video tutorials about using The Print Shop, as well as other helpful resources.

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