The most important thing to keep in mind about installing Print Shop 23 & 23.1 on any computer is that Print Shop 23 & 23.1 require that .NET Framework 1.1 be installed on the hard drive before Print Shop 23 & 23.1 is installed. (Print Shop cannot work with any other version of .NET Framework.) So, the first thing that the Print Shop 23 & 23.1 installation process will look for is whether or not .NET Framework 1.1 is installed. If .NET Framework 1.1 is not installed, it will be installed from the Print Shop 23 & 23.1 install disk before Print Shop 23 & 23.1 is installed.
32-bit version of Windows 7:
When a ‘clean’ install is done of Print Shop 23 & 23.1, exactly as described in this FAQ
If .NET Framework 1.1 is already installed on the computer, Print Shop 23 & 23.1 should install on a 64-bit version of Windows 7 without incident, provided a ‘clean’ install is performed, exactly as described in this FAQ
NOTE: For Print Shop 23 on any 64-bit Operating System, it is not possible to use the 'Save as PDF' option - because the Broderbund PDF Creator which is installed with Print Shop 23 is not compatible with 64-bit Operating Systems.
The recommended option for creating PDF files with Print Shop 23 on 64-bit Operating Systems is to click on the link below
and follow the directions in that pinned item for 1) installing an alternate PDF driver then 2) using the Print to PDF option INSTEAD OF the 'Save as PDF' option.
For Print Shop 23.1 on a 64-bit version of Windows 7, it is possible to tweak the Broderbund PDF Creator so that the 'Save as PDF' option will work as designed, by doing this:1. Open Devices and Printers from the Control Panel.
2. Right click on Broderbund PDF Creator.
3. Click on Printer Properties.
4. View the Ports tab.
5. Click on the Add Port… button.
6. Highlight “Local Port” and click on the New Port… button (Not New Port Type…)
7. Enter any name for the port.
8. Restart Your Computer
9. Return to the application.
10. Save your project as a PDF.NOTE #1: If you don't know whether your Windows 7 Operating System is 32-bit or 64-bit, go to Control Panel, select System, then look for something which says either '32-bit Operating System' or '64-bit Operating System'.
NOTE #2: It is very important to keep in mind that if any Broderbund/Encore product which uses the Broderbund PDF driver is installed AFTER Print Shop 23.1, the Print Shop 23.1 Broderbund PDF will be overwritten by the Broderbund PDF driver. And, that will cause the PDF driver to not work in any Broderbund/Encore product. However, if the Broderbund/Encore product which is installed after Print Shop 23.1 is either PrintMaster 18.1 or Calendar Creator 12.1, the Broderbund PDF driver should still work for those products - because the same Broderbund PDF driver should be installed with each of those Broderbund/Encore products.
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