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dashed lines - 10/4/2007 11:06:56 PM   
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I see how to make a box that's an outline -- but when you do that, the dotted or dashed line option isn't allowed.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

-- TW

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RE: How can I get a box with dashed lines (coupon)? - 10/5/2007 12:50:35 AM   
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Hi TW,

There is a way to create a dashed-line box with Print Shop's Advanced Drawing utility.

Select Drawing Tools in the left toolbar, then select Advanced Drawing.

When Advanced Drawing opens, click on the box in the left toolbar, then click on the desired dashed line in the bottom toolbar.

Click and drag to draw a box, then select 'Return to the Print Shop' in the File menu.

The box with the dashed lines should be placed on the open Print Shop project.

You will see that the grab handles for the dashed-line box are much larger than the actual dashed-line box. But, you should be able to resize and move the dashed-line box in any manner that you like.

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RE: How can I get a box with dashed lines (coupon)? - 10/5/2007 7:21:18 AM   
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Thanks Brandy -- that worked well --

Another question...

Is there any way to get the line of the dashed box to be thicker? I tried different ways, nothing worked.

-- TW

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RE: How can I get a box with dashed lines (coupon)? - 10/5/2007 10:09:22 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Brandy redux
...When Advanced Drawing opens, click on the box in the left toolbar, then click on the desired dashed line in the bottom toolbar.


In Advanced Drawing, I could make the dashes longer, but not thicker. What am I missing? Making thick dashed lines works great using the line drawing tool in the regular PrintShop.




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RE: How can I get a box with dashed lines (coupon)? - 10/5/2007 1:06:16 PM   
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As to making dashes thicker in Advanced Drawing, there is actually an option for doing that (drawing the box then clicking on the up arrow next to the box with the 1 - to the right of the dashed line selection). But, I experienced major problems when I tried that. When I selected 'Return to the Print Shop' in the File menu (after clicking on that up arrow), I wasn't returned to Print Shop. Instead, all that happened was that I heard a ding sound. So, I tried it again, and got the ding sound again. I didn't realize what was going on until I tried to close Advanced Drawing and Print Shop. Turned out there was a message displayed BEHIND both Advanced Drawing and Print Shop which said something about the dashed line becoming a solid line if I saved the drawing as a WMF, and did I want to save it as EMF to retain the dashed lines. When I closed everything and tried again, I got the ding again. But, I could not get to the message to select an option until I closed both Advanced Drawing and Print Shop. So, I closed everything and tried again. But, this time, I selected Save As in the File menu (instead of 'Return to the Print Shop'), got the same message, then saved the box as an EMF. But, then I discovered that Print Shop won't open EMF files. And, when I tried to open the EMF in another program then Copy/Paste to Print Shop, the box had solid lines. And, when I tried copying from Advanced Drawing and pasting to Print Shop, I got the solid lines again.

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RE: How can I get a box with dashed lines (coupon)? - 10/5/2007 9:16:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Brandy redux
...saved the box as an EMF. But, then I discovered that Print Shop won't open EMF files. And, when I tried to open the EMF in another program then Copy/Paste to Print Shop, the box had solid lines. And, when I tried copying from Advanced Drawing and pasting to Print Shop, I got the solid lines again.

I got the same disappointing results. So we've discovered another file format that is not supported in PrintShop: EMF as well as PNG with transparent areas.

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