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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Creating a Project from Scratch

The CREATE FROM SCRATCH option allows you to begin working with your project immediately.

If the New Project Options window is not open, choose File > New Project from the menu and click on the CREATE FROM SCRATCH button.

  1. In the New Project dialog:
    New Project Dialog
    • Choose an option from the Project type drop-down menu. This will populate the Size list with the most common sizes for the chosen type.
    • Choose a size from the Sizes drop-down menu or click on Custom to set your own size. Sizes that have a 2021 next to them can be uploaded to a website for professional printing.
    • To define a custom size, click on the arrows next to the numbers in the Width and Height boxes or type a number directly into the boxes.
    • Some project types allow printing many similar or identical items on a page (like business cards or mailing labels). If the project type supports it, the Horiz. Gap and Vert. Gap settings determine the amount of space that will be placed between these items when printing. Click on the arrows or type a number in the Horiz. Gap box to set the horizontal (side to side) space between items. Click on the arrows or type a number in the Vert. Gap box to set the vertical space between items.
    • When finished, click OK.
  2. The Print Shop will now display the project. See the following topics for information on typical starting points:
    Adding Photos
    Adding a Page


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