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Software Advice Needed
Former Fetus

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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: broderbund; businesscards; computerhelp; freesoftware
If you use any printing "software", would you mind telling me which one do you use, how do you like it and how easy is it to use? TIA
1 posted on 08/14/2012 3:09:54 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Why do you need special software to make business cards?


2 posted on 08/14/2012 3:19:34 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Former Fetus

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=business+cards&oq=business+cards&aq=f&aqi=g5&aql=&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.3..0l5.3629.11012.0.13261.31.24.8.9.16.1.272.3887.0j15j8.23.0.ehyp%2Ca%3D1%2Cb%3D1000%2Cn%3D5%2Ct%3D2..0.0.wdx7SD1UX-c


3 posted on 08/14/2012 3:20:51 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: smalltownslick

I like to make my own cards rather than order them. Now, if I don’t need special software, please let me know!!!


4 posted on 08/14/2012 3:23:19 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

If you are utilizing any version of MS Office I suggest you download business card templates from the MS Office website.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 3:23:39 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Former Fetus

http://www.irfanview.com/


6 posted on 08/14/2012 3:24:10 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Former Fetus
VistaPrint

7 posted on 08/14/2012 3:25:08 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Former Fetus
Have you tried DOSBOX?

It is used by old school software gamers mostly. It might just save yer old program.

8 posted on 08/14/2012 3:26:27 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Former Fetus

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.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 3:32:31 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Former Fetus

Avery has software to work with their products, but it works with generic business print products, too.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 3:33:45 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Former Fetus

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.


11 posted on 08/14/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

I was just going to say Vista print as well. Excellent software and cheap business cards. Beats buying software, printer cartridges, business card paper.


12 posted on 08/14/2012 3:50:25 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: jcsjcm

best $10 you could spend on business cards.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 3:56:02 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: Former Fetus

My standard computer advice: “Set fire to it quickly and dump it from the dock before it turns on you.”


14 posted on 08/14/2012 4:08:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Former Fetus

Business cards are cheap at Office Depot.

For posting this inane ‘article’ you win the award of dumbest post of the day!


15 posted on 08/14/2012 4:33:19 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Former Fetus

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.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows


16 posted on 08/14/2012 4:58:47 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Former Fetus

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.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: IbJensen
For posting this inane ‘article’ you win the award of dumbest post of the day!

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.

18 posted on 08/14/2012 5:04:55 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Former Fetus

Gimp


19 posted on 08/14/2012 5:07:39 PM PDT by databoss
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To: Former Fetus

“...nothing happens, absolutely nothing!”

Hmm, running as administrator?
Still odd. May be a bad copy of the program.
Might try ‘compatibility mode’.


20 posted on 08/14/2012 6:01:34 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: databoss; Former Fetus
Time to bring out The Gimp.

The best free graphics software on the whole wide Internet.

21 posted on 08/15/2012 1:03:19 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: johniegrad

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.


22 posted on 08/15/2012 5:07:12 AM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: IbJensen
The last I knew, you were not forced to read any post if you were not interested!

Thanks to everybody else who answered! I've always got great computer-related advice in Free Republic.

23 posted on 08/15/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

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.


24 posted on 08/17/2012 6:01:11 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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