Important Project Information

These items are important and will help you avoid serious problems with your projects.


          Read the Project Output Preparation topic. This information about trim areas will make the difference between excellent results when printing or creating a photo album, or problematic project output.

          Do not delete your project files prematurely. Keep your project and all related files on your computerís hard drive until you have created the final output (print, photo album, etc.). If you are sending or uploading the project for printing or other production, keep all files on your computer until you receive and check your shipment.

          Follow all Check Project steps. We highly recommend that you follow the steps in the Check Project menu before using the Share Project menu to create your project output. This will ensure the best results in the final output.

          Always exit the software. Always exit the software before logging off or turning off your computer to avoid corrupting your project.

          Ensure adequate hard drive space. PrintMaster projects require large amounts of hard drive space. Check your computer for free hard drive space on a regular basis. If you run out of space while you are building your project, you may lose some of your work.

          Backup your projects. To avoid losing your work, we recommend backing up your projects to an external drive, USB flash drive, or to CD or DVD. Copy the entire project folder, typically located in My Documents/PrintMaster Projects (Windows XP) or Documents/PrintMaster Projects (Windows Vista, Mac OS X).