Using Print Shop 23.1 to make a display poster. My problem is centering the test both vertically inside the box. If I try to shrink the box on the side where there is extra space above the text, it pushes the text even more to the bottom of the box.
Highlight the text. Click Text> Vertical Alignment> Middle. That will make your paragraph have equal space at the top and bottom of the text box, as long as your text box is big enough to fit all the text.
Your text box is too short. There is a certain amount of space at the top that can't be adjusted and it is dependent on the font family and font size. So either make your text box taller until the top and bottom space looks the same or don't color fill the text box. Use a colored rectangular shape and place the text over top.
WOW, makes mine look like plain vanilla! I like it. What font did you use? I really like the font. I don't have those creative graphic skills, unfortunately. I really appreciate all of your input and taking the time to help me.
The font is B790-Deco. I was scrolling through the font list and this font caught my eye because it looked like steel pipe to me, and heavy machinery makes me think of steel. Thanks for liking my idea. Feel free to use any part of it.
Oops, I just realized the auto-correct to the word, "bilt" which should not have happened as it is part of the brand name.
< Message edited by ellengard -- 8/3/2017 1:54:38 PM >
You have been a great help. I want to keep your info handy and I plan to use your sign as a guide and see if I can reproduce it in Print Shop. Also I plan on going through your links posted at the bottom of your replies. Thanks again.
You are very welcome! I still enjoy using Print Shop 23.1 - one of the reasons why I kept Win 7. It's a good program and there is really only one additional thing I wish it could do - allow fonts to be embedded when creating a PDF to be sent for professional printing.
If you are printing at home, this isn't an issue, but if you are thinking of using a professional printing service, I'd be glad to help you create the PDF file.
I hope you find some of the desktop publishing articles I've posted on my website informative. Do feel free to ask questions about them!
23.1 is very old and is not supported on Win 10, but for some like yourself, it has continued to work. The general belief is that the program will stop working on Win 10 when updates make the operating system completely incompatible with the program.
For this reason, it is very important to export essential projects/images to JPG, so you have them available to use in any graphics program you choose to use in the future. Unfortunately for one poster, he never saved as JPG, the business logo he created in the old Print Shop. He couldn't recreate the logo exactly, in any other program, on his new computer. If you have projects/ images essential to your business, start exporting them as high res JPGs, while you can.
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