Skip to comments.Software Advice Needed
Posted on 08/14/2012 3:09:44 PM PDT by Former Fetus
OK, so I am NOT one of FR's photoshop artists! For years, all I have used has been Broderbund's PrintShop that came free with something else I was buying. For years I used it to make birthday cards, banners...
We moved recently and I need to make some changes to my husband's business card. Since I got a new computer around Christmas, I tried to install Print Shop, just to find out that when I click on "install" nothing happens, absolutely nothing! There seems to be dozens of free software that can be downloaded to make business cards, I just don't know which one I should choose.
Why do you need special software to make business cards?
I like to make my own cards rather than order them. Now, if I don’t need special software, please let me know!!!
If you are utilizing any version of MS Office I suggest you download business card templates from the MS Office website.
It is used by old school software gamers mostly. It might just save yer old program.
I use Photoshop now, but in the past I have used the Windows “paint” program to design business cards, the paste them into MS Word using the “labels” feature. You can buy the Avery label business card stock and print them a pageful at a time.
I still make them that way, but use Photoshop for the “design” phase now.
Insofar as your “Print Shop” program, if it’s the old DOS based version you might have trouble using it on the later versions of Windows, from “XP” forward.
Avery has software to work with their products, but it works with generic business print products, too.
I use Open Office for most document creation, but make and order my business cards from VistaPrint because I think pull apart business cards are cheap and sad looking.
I was just going to say Vista print as well. Excellent software and cheap business cards. Beats buying software, printer cartridges, business card paper.
best $10 you could spend on business cards.
My standard computer advice: “Set fire to it quickly and dump it from the dock before it turns on you.”
Business cards are cheap at Office Depot.
For posting this inane ‘article’ you win the award of dumbest post of the day!
I use the same software you use but I had to go to the link below so it would run on my new computer...it worked for me.
How about Google and “best business card software”. Or “ best business card freeware”. How about CNET and their software reviews?
At the very least it’ll save you from being insulted here.
The guy posted his vanity because he wants to make his own cards and asked for advice from Freepers about it.
Don't be an ass.
“...nothing happens, absolutely nothing!”
Hmm, running as administrator?
Still odd. May be a bad copy of the program.
Might try ‘compatibility mode’.
The best free graphics software on the whole wide Internet.
Why can’t the guy go to the appropriate help site, like the one maintained by the company from which he bought the software?
The last I knew this website wasn’t created as a Dear Abby or a household help site.
Thanks to everybody else who answered! I've always got great computer-related advice in Free Republic.
Templates are provided in Word and Publisher under Tools/Mailings and Labels. Or you can download an Avery Wizard that is really easy. Sorry I took so long getting back to you.
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