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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Mail Merge

With Mail Merge you can crate documents that have Merge Fields, then print or export to labels, envelopes, invitations, etc. using information in your address book.

Insert Merge Fields

To insert a Merge Field create or edit a Text object. Using the Merge Field list in the Text ribbon you can add field to the text box. After adding the field click into the text box to add a space, comma, or new line depending on how you would like the text to be configured. Add more merge fields as desired.

Insert Merge Fields

Define Merge Contacts

Once you have your document setup with Merge Fields you will want to define your Merge Data. Click the Setup Mail Merge button to define your merge data. You can merge your entire contacts list, a group, or select individual contacts to merge by placing a check in the box next to the contact.

Define Merge Contacts

Print/Export Mail Merge

When you either Print or Export, Print Shop will detect that you have merge fields in your document and ask you if you would like to perform a mail merge. Choose yes to process your mail merge.

Print/Export Mail Merge

Change all project font / styles

You can now apply Fonts and Styles to all text boxes in a project.

  • Open the Edit menu. Select Text Options from the drop down.
  • Select Text Options from the drop down.
  • Then select Set All Project Text Fonts.
    Set All Project Text Fonts
  • In the Text Style Editor dialog select your new font, size, style & color.
  • Click Ok to apply the change to all text within your project.
    Text Style Editor

Text Tracking (Kerning)

  • Select a text box with text inside of it.

Edit the text tracking by click on the up or down arrows next to Text Tracking, located in the Text tab in the Ribbon Tabs (top of The Print Shop).

Text Tracking (Kerning)

Text Case Tools - Upper case, sentence case, etc

You can now change a text box to all upper, lower, sentence, or title case by selecting a Text objection then clicking the Edit menu and choosing Text Options

Text Case Tools

Change Text Case

  • Select the text box with a left-click
  • Go to the Edit menu / Text Options
  • Choose your desired Case style

Change Text Case

  • Open the Text tab in Ribbon Tabs
  • Click on the Add Text icon
  • Enter some lines of text into your text box
  • Exit the Edit Text mode by deselecting the text box
  • Select the text box with a left-click
  • Go to the edit menu / text Options
  • Choose your desired Case style

Recently Used Fonts and Type to Select Fonts

In the Text control panel the Fonts drop down menu now supports 5 recent fonts that will automatically appear at the top of the list as you apply different fonts to Text objects. You can also click the drop down and start typing the name of the font and the menu with jump to the font, this saves time instead of having to manually scroll large font lists.

Recently Used Fonts and Type to Select Fonts

Text Remove

Clicking on this button will delete the selected text box.


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