Menus

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 Page 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 Design Tools.

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.

Find Directories Searches your computer for PrintMaster projects.

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

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

Exit Closes the current project and quits PrintMaster.

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 more an example of what the Object Settings window does.

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 every object 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 and replace them.

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

Change Project Type/Size 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.

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

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. The steps are the same as those for creating a new project from a Ready-Made Template (minus the Name Project step). See Using the Ready-Made Template Wizard.

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

View

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

Guides Displays a list of guides, which show trim areas for different kinds of project output. See the Project Output Preparation topic.

Snap To Grid Aligns objects to the grid when they are moved. See Page Grid.

Show Grid Displays a grid on the current page for assistance in placement of page objects.

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

Page Windows Displays each page in a separate window.

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 PrintMaster will create when exporting the project for printing.

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.

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 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.

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

Greeting Card Connects to a service for printing and mailing pages from the project as greeting cards. See Sharing Your Project.

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

Window

The options in this menu arrange the page windows, if the Page Windows menu item has been selected.

Help

PrintMaster Help Opens the help system, which contains topics, an index, and a search function for finding help with PrintMaster.

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

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

About PrintMaster Displays a screen that contains copyright and version information for PrintMaster.