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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Welcome to Hallmark Card Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Hallmark Card Studio Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Greeting Cards for All Occasions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
About Other Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Art Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Printing Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Sending Your Cards Using the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Kid Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
PhotoPower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Getting Organized with Event Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Using the Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
A Special Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Event Planner Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Chapter 2: Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Installing Hallmark Card Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Registering Hallmark Card Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Updating Hallmark Card Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Starting Hallmark Card Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Controlling Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Viewing Only Collections for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Running the Hallmark Card Studio Tutorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Using the Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Working with Other Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Using Hallmark Card Studio Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Quitting Hallmark Card Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Opening Saved Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Chapter 3: Hallmark Card Studio Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Step 1: Selecting a Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Browsing Through the Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

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Chapter 3: Hallmark Card Studio Basics - continued
Selecting a Project with Search Theme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Adding and Selecting Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Step 2: Personalizing Your Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Personalizing Back Page Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Reviewing a Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Editing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Photo Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Saving a Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Step 3: Printing a Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Printing a Photo Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Printing a Self-Mailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Printing on Both Sides of the Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Printing a Single-Fold, One-Page Card for the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Printing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Step 4: Folding Your Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Quarter-Fold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Single-Fold One Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Single-Fold with an Insert Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Decorating Your Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Chapter 4: Sending Your Card by E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Saving an Electronic Card as a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Adding Sounds or Music to an Electronic Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Converting a Card into a PDF File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Sending E-Cards from the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Chapter 5: Using Art Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Opening Art Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Customizing Projects in Art Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Displaying Project Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Changing Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Changing a Project’s Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Making a Borderless Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Specifying a Custom Page Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Changing a Design’s Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Working on Different Objects in Art Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

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Chapter 6: Working with Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Adding and Editing Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Viewing Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Changing the Appearance of Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Changing Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Changing Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Changing Text Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Changing Text Size and Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Applying Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Inserting Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Using the Spell Checker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Adding Replaceable Fields for a Mail Merge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Chapter 7: Adding Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Learning about Graphic Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
The Frame Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Inserting Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Working with the Clip Art Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Inserting a Graphic from a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Inserting Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Adding Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Chapter 8: Working with Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Basic Tasks for Graphics and Other Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Using the Workspace to Crop Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Duplicating Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Overlaying Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Working with Overlapping Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Using Close Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Selecting Objects with the Tab Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Centering and Aligning Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Centering Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Aligning Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Selecting and Grouping Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Selecting Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Grouping Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Working with Multiple and Grouped Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

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Chapter 9: Working with PhotoPower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Starting PhotoPower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Changing Views in PhotoPower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Coloring and Enhancing Your Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Changing Brightness and Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Changing Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Changing Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Sharpening or Smoothing a Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Applying a Sepia Tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Making a Black-and-White Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Removing Red Eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Changing the Shape of Your Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Trimming a Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Creating Cutouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Flipping and Rotating Your Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Flipping a Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Rotating a Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Adding Special Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Soft Edge Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Stained Glass Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Oil Painting Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Mosaic Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Colored Pencil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Cloning Parts of a Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Chapter 10: Working With Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Announcements, Invitations, Note Cards, and Photo Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Certificates, Scrapbook Pages, and Stationery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Gift Tags and Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Postcards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Stickers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Matching Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Calendars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Selecting a Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Customizing a Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

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Adding Text and Graphics to a Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Saving and Printing the Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Calendars in Art Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Art Studio Options - the Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Art Studio Calendar Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Chapter 11: Working with 3D Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Preparing To Create 3D Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Creating 3D Projects (Overview) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Creating Specific 3D Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Creating 3D Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Creating Gift Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Creating Mini Albums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Creating Photo Cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Creating Photo Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Chapter 12: Using the Event Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Event Planner Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Moving Between Hallmark Card Studio and Event Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Closing Event Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Displaying the Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
What’s on the Calendar? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Customizing the Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Creating Calendar Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Adding a New Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Adding Names to a Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Repeating a Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Requesting Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Working with Existing Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Changing a Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Deleting a Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Printing the Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Printing and Folding a Pocket Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Chapter 13: The Event Planner Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
About the Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Displaying the Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

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Working with Individuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Entering Information About an Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Entering a Birthday for an Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Entering an Anniversary for an Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Entering a Holiday Reminder for an Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Entering Additional Information for an Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Saving an Entry for an Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Working with Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Entering Basic Information about a Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Adding a New Member to a Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Moving an Individual into a Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Entering an Anniversary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Changing a Family Member to an Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Saving an Entry for a Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Keeping Your Address Book Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Changing Address Book Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Deleting Address Book Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Printing Your Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Event Planner Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Options for Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Chapter 14: Importing and Exporting Address Book Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Importing Address Book Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Importing Outlook Express Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Importing from a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Importing an Existing Event Planner’s Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Exporting Address Book Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Contacting Creative Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Customer Service, Support, and Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Appendix A: Instructions for Assembling 3D Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

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Hallmark Card Studio Welcome to Hallmark Card Studio

Chapter 1:
Welcome to Hallmark Card Studio
Welcome to Hallmark Card Studio. With Hallmark Card Studio you can easily
create personalized greeting cards that express your thoughts and feelings. It
gives you the tools you need to make personalized greeting cards, invitations,
stationery, calendars, labels, 3D cards, other 3D projects, and more.
Hallmark Card Studio Deluxe includes the easy-to-use, but robust PhotoPower
program. With PhotoPower, you can change a picture’s brightness and color,
sharpen or smooth a picture, remove the red-eye effect caused by camera
flashes, crop part of the photo, and create custom cutouts.
Event Planner can help you keep track of your schedule and contact information
(including birthdays and anniversaries) for all the special people in your life. It can
even remind you of upcoming events in time to create a card or other item for
the occasion.

Hallmark Card Studio Features


Greeting Cards for All Occasions
Pick a special card for every occasion! Hallmark Card Studio features thousands
of greeting cards and photo cards. You’ll find everything you need — from
birthday and holiday cards to Spanish-language cards and photo cards. There are
three easy ways to select the design that’s just right:
• Select a card type by clicking a button on the Home screen.
Then select a category or occasion and then a subcategory and browse
through the available cards. Once you’ve found the right card, you can easily
edit the message.
• Search by theme. By clicking Search Theme you can find cards using themes
and keywords.
• Select a favorite. Click View Favorites on the Browse Cards screen or the
Personalize Card screen to quickly find a design that you’ve used before.

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About Other Projects


Although many of the instructions on the following pages refer specifically to
cards (which include invitations and announcements), you can follow the basic
steps to create envelopes, calendars, labels, stickers, stationery, and other
projects. The Matching Sets project type includes different projects with
matching designs. While the instructions for greeting cards are applicable to
projects, see Chapter 10: Working with Projects for project-specific information.
Hallmark Card Studio Deluxe also includes 3D cards and other 3D projects (like
photo frames, photo cubes, gift boxes and mini albums). With these projects
you’ll first print a base item (for example, a card) and then you’ll print
embellishments to add to the base item. For information about creating 3D
projects, see Chapter 11: Working with 3D Projects.

Art Studio
Although you have many choices in all categories, you may have your own ideas.
Express them in the Art Studio. You can mix and match greetings, designs, clip
art, and photos from our Clip Art Book, or you can create drawings and text
from scratch. You can even import your own digital photographs for an extra
special touch. Within Art Studio, you can adjust the dimensions of standard
projects for using custom-sized paper or to transform a regular design into a
borderless design.

Printing Cards
When you’ve finished customizing or designing a card, you can print it along with
an envelope. The first time you print a double-sided card (such as a half-fold
card), Hallmark Card Studio will ask questions to determine how to print the
second side. After that, an animation appears any time that you print a double-
sided card that shows how to re-insert the paper to make sure your card is
printed correctly. If you have a project with a borderless design (with no white
margins on the edges) and you have a borderless printer, you can do edge-to-
edge printing.

Sending Your Cards Using the Internet


You can send your card by e-mail to others. If you click Email on the Personalize
Card screen, recipients can view the card as a movie on their computer. You
may also convert your Hallmark Card Studio project into a .pdf file (viewable
with Adobe® Reader) that you can send to friends and family.

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Kid Lock
Hallmark Card Studio is so easy that kids will want to use it, too! However,
Hallmark Card Studio contains a wide variety of content for all ages, including
content specially designed for children, teens, and adults. Hallmark Card Studio’s
Kid Lock gives you more control over what children see.

PhotoPower
It’s disappointing when an important picture doesn’t turn out well. With
PhotoPower, you can brighten a photo that’s too dark or darken a photo that’s
overexposed. Use PhotoPower to adjust a photo’s contrast, colors, and
sharpness, and remove the color distortion in a subject’s eyes (red-eye effect)
caused by camera flash. With PhotoPower you can crop photos or create
cutouts shaped like hearts, stars, and other objects. You can also trace the edge
of a person or pet and keep only the cutout or clone areas of the picture!
Note: Some versions of Hallmark Card Studio do not include PhotoPower. If your
Hallmark Card Studio version does not include this program, you will not see the
PhotoPower button on the Art Studio screen when you select a photo nor in the
Photo dialog box.

Getting Organized with Event Planner


With Event Planner you can keep track of your important activities in its
Calendar and maintain your personal mail and e-mail lists in its Address Book.

Using the Calendar


On the Calendar screen the right side shows a regular monthly calendar with
your scheduled events and holidays identified. The left side has a Details area for
the specific day you select. You can enter notes for special one-time events (for
example, a high school reunion) or regularly scheduled activities (for example,
soccer practice every Saturday).

A Special Address Book


You use the Address Book to enter mailing information for your family and
friends, including e-mail addresses, phone numbers, birthdays and anniversary
dates. You can use these entries to print envelopes and labels for your cards
and letters.

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Event Planner Reminders


When you enter a note on your Calendar or a birthday or anniversary in your
Address Book, you can choose to be reminded before the day of the event.
Reminders display in a special area on the Calendar. You can even have
reminders appear when you start your computer. When you get your reminder,
use Hallmark Card Studio to design a personalized card or other creation for
the occasion.

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Hallmark Card Studio Getting Started

Chapter 2:
Getting Started
This chapter gives you instructions for installing Hallmark Card Studio and
working with Hallmark Card Studio features and screens. After installing, you’ll
be creating your own unique cards in just a few minutes!
This chapter explains how to:
• Install and register Hallmark Card Studio.
• Start Hallmark Card Studio.
• Control access to projects with Kid Lock.
• Run the Hallmark Card Studio tutorial.
• Use Hallmark Card Studio menus and screens.
• Quit Hallmark Card Studio.
• Open saved projects.

System Requirements
To run Hallmark Card Studio effectively, your system needs to meet the
following minimum requirements:
• Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 or Windows XP
• Intel® Pentium® III 800 MHz or equivalent
(Intel Core™ 2 Duo recommended)
• 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
• 2 GB available disk space
• DVD-ROM drive (CD-ROM if you have replacement CDs)
• 1024 x 768 display with 16-bit color
• Color printer
• Sound card for audio e-cards

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Installing Hallmark Card Studio


The Installation program creates a program folder for Hallmark Card Studio,
copies files to your hard disk, and enables you to select program options. It also
creates a Hallmark program group, containing Hallmark Card Studio 2010 on
the Start menu.
Note: The instructions for installing and starting Hallmark Card Studio are for
Windows Vista. Adjust as needed for other versions of Windows.

To install Hallmark Card Studio:


1 Insert the Hallmark Card Studio 2010 disc into the DVD-ROM drive. (If the
the AutoPlay dialog box appears, click Run setup.exe.) Then, on the User
Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
or
If you have AutoPlay disabled, choose Computer from the Start menu.
Double-click the icon for your DVD-ROM drive and click Continue on the
User Account Control dialog box.

2 On the Installer’s startup screen, click Install.


3 Follow the instructions on screen.
Note: If you have the replacement CDs, use the same CD-ROM drive when
inserting the various CDs during installation.

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Registering Hallmark Card Studio


Register Hallmark Card Studio to get technical support and qualify for special
offers (such as additional holiday greeting cards). Use your Internet connection
to register on the World Wide Web. You can register when you first start the
program or at any time by clicking Register Online on the Help menu.

Updating Hallmark Card Studio


With an active Internet connection, you can have Hallmark Card Studio check
for updates to get the latest enhancements for your copy of the program. To do
so, choose Check for Updates from the Help menu.

Starting Hallmark Card Studio


Hallmark Card Studio’s installer, by default, places a Hallmark Card Studio icon
on the desktop.
To start the program:
• Double-click the Hallmark Card Studio 2010 icon on the desktop.
• Choose All Programs from the Start menu. Then select the Hallmark folder
and click Hallmark Card Studio 2010.
The first time you start Hallmark Card Studio, you’ll be able to configure Kid
Lock.

Controlling Content
Hallmark Card Studio has content for all ages, including some for close adult
relationships. Use Kid Lock to exclude content that might not be appropriate for
children. You have several Kid Lock options:
• Turn Kid Lock on or off each time you use Hallmark Card Studio.
• Specify if Kid Lock is on or off when you start Hallmark Card Studio.
• Set or change the Kid Lock password.
Note: To have Hallmark Card Studio display only projects that are specifically
designed for children, see Viewing Only Collections for Children.

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To turn Kid Lock on or off:


1 From the Tools menu, click Kid Lock.
If Kid Lock is on, you are asked for the Kid Lock password.
2 If prompted, type the Kid Lock password, and then click OK.
The Kid Lock dialog box appears showing the current status.

3 Click On to have Kid Lock turned on right now.


(Some content will not be available.)
or
Click Off to have Kid Lock turned off right now.
(All content will be available.)
4 Click OK to apply any changes.

To set the default Kid Lock status:


1 In the Kid Lock dialog box, in the On program startup area, select On to
have Kid Lock turned on at program startup. (Some content will not be
available.)
or
Click Off to have Kid Lock turned off at program startup. (All content will be
available.)

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or
Click Ask me at startup to select the Kid Lock setting each time you start the
Hallmark Card Studio program.
2 Click OK.

To set a password for Kid Lock:


1 In the Kid Lock dialog box, click Change Password.
2 In the Change Password dialog box, type up to 100 characters for your
password. (You can use any combination of letters and numbers. Passwords
are not case-sensitive, which means CalyPso is the same as calypso.)
3 Optionally, type a phrase to help you remember your password.
4 Click OK to close the Change Password dialog box.

You will be prompted for the password whenever you want to change the Kid
Lock status, Kid Lock defaults, or Kid Lock password.
To access Kid Lock administration:
1 From the Tools menu, click Kid Lock.
The Kid Lock Prompt dialog box opens.
2 Type the correct password.
or
If you can’t remember the password, click Reminder Phrase to see the
phrase you typed to remind you of the password, and then type the
password.
3 Click OK.
The Kid Lock dialog box opens.

To disable Kid Lock at startup:


1 Start the Hallmark Card Studio program.
2 In the Kid Lock Notice dialog box, click Yes Turn it Off.
3 Type the correct password and then click OK.

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Warning: If you forget the Kid Lock password, you must uninstall and then reinstall
Hallmark Card Studio to remove the password.

Viewing Only Collections for Children


On the Hallmark Card Studio Content dialog box you can select the collections
that are available when you preview cards and other projects. Use this screen to
exclude projects intended for adults and display only projects designed for
children.
To select project collections to view:
1 From the Tools menu, click Kid Stuff.
or
Click the Kid Stuff button on the Home screen.
The Content dialog box appears.

2 To see only projects for children, click the Kid Stuff button.
3 Click OK.
Note: If you forget that you’ve selected Kid Stuff, you may find the reduced
number of cards and other projects confusing. Therefore, Kid Stuff is automatically
turned off (so that all collections are viewable) each time you start Hallmark Card
Studio.

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Running the Hallmark Card Studio Tutorial


You can run the Hallmark Card Studio Getting Started tutorial to learn the
basics of working with the Hallmark Card Studio program. The tutorial teaches
you to select and customize cards, work with Art Studio, and print cards. By
clicking 3D Projects Tutorial, you can also learn how to create a 3D project.
To start the Hallmark Card Studio Tutorial:
• From the Help menu, click Tutorial.
or
Click Tutorial on a Hallmark Card Studio screen.

Using the Home Screen


When you start Hallmark Card Studio, the animated Hallmark Card Studio
Home screen appears.

Toolbar

Greeting Cards

Other Projects

The Home screen has a toolbar with buttons to access Hallmark Card Studio
features and to access Event Planner and the Hallmark web site.
Button Description
Saved Projects Click to open an existing project.
Search Theme Click to find a design based on themes or keywords.

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Kid Stuff Click to limit the designs that appear when browsing.
Art Studio Click to select a blank project to create in Art Studio.
Event Planner Click to start Event Planner. This is available on all screens.
Hallmark Click to order specialty paper (and other products) online direct
Papers from Creative Home.
Help Click to open Hallmark Card Studio Help.
Additionally, on the main part of the Home screen there are four buttons for
starting greeting card projects (Birthdays, Holidays, Special Days, and Day by
Day) and another button, Other Projects, for starting other types of projects
(such as labels, calendars and 3D projects).
The Home screen has a daily animation, which reflects the time of day: morning,
day, dusk and night.
Morning: 6:00 AM—12:00 PM
Day: 12:00 PM—6:00 PM
Dusk: 6:00 PM—9:00 PM
Night: 9:00 PM—6:00 AM

Working with Other Screens


Once you’ve clicked a button in the main area of the Home screen, you’ll view
another screen with different toolbar buttons.

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Button Description
Back Click to return to the previous screen.
Home Click to return to the Home screen.
Event Planner Click to start Event Planner. This is available on all screens.
Note Writing Click to access tips for writing sympathy, thank you and
romantic notes.
Tutorial Click to learn how to use important Hallmark Card Studio
functions.
Hallmark Used to access the Hallmark web site. This is available on all
screens (except the Home screen).

Getting Help
Hallmark Card Studio provides three kinds of on-screen help.
• Move the pointer over buttons and other objects to see hints appear
automatically at the top of each screen.
• Click the Help button on the Home screen to see the table of contents and
the introductory topic for Hallmark Card Studio Help.
• Press F1 at any screen or choose Hallmark Card Studio Help from the Help
menu to see a help topic for that screen.

Using Hallmark Card Studio Menus


At the top of the workspace is the menu bar, which displays all of the available
menus for Hallmark Card Studio. The Hallmark Card Studio menus include:
Menu Name Description
File Use to open, save, and print your cards and other projects,
and to create ,pdf files. Use to quit Hallmark Card Studio.
Edit Use to cut, copy, and paste selected text and graphics in
Art Studio. You can also undo actions you’ve made by mistake
and start PhotoPower.
Object Use to select, move, layer, align, and flip text and graphics in
the Art Studio.

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Cards Use to select a card by category or to select an e-card from


the Hallmark web site.
Projects Use to select non-card projects such as scrapbook pages,
calendars, stationery, labels, 3D projects, and stickers.
Tools Use to find a project by theme or keyword, open the Art
Studio, access the Event Planner, change Kid Lock settings, and
select card collections to view. You can also set certain
program options and start the spell checker.
Help Use to open the Hallmark Card Studio Help system or start
the tutorial. You can also read the manual online, register the
program, check for updates, and access other online resources.
To choose a command, click the menu and then click the command.
Alternatively, you can use the keyboard combinations listed below to select a
menu and move through its menu commands.
Menu Command Shortcut Keys
Activate menu bar Alt key
Move across menu bar Right and Left Arrows
File menu Alt+F
Edit menu Alt+E
Object menu Alt+B
Cards menu Alt+C
Tools menu Alt+T
Projects menu Alt+P
Help menu Alt+H
Move through commands Up and Down Arrows

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Quitting Hallmark Card Studio


To quit Hallmark Card Studio:
• From the File menu, click Exit.
Hallmark Card Studio warns you if you have unsaved changes. After saving
any projects, Hallmark Card Studio closes.

Opening Saved Projects


You can open a card or other project you’ve previously saved.
To open a recently saved card:
• On the Home screen, click Saved Project, select the file’s name and then
click Open.
To open a saved card not available on the Saved Project screen:
1 On the Home screen, click Saved Projects. and then click Browse.
or
From the File menu, click Open.
2 In the Open Project dialog box, locate and select the project.

3 Click Open.
The project opens in Art Studio.

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Chapter 3:
Hallmark Card Studio Basics
Hallmark Card Studio is an easy-to-use program that gives you the tools to
create and personalize greeting cards. You can also select other projects
(including stickers, calendars, postcards, scrapbook pages, 3D projects, and
stationery) to create special gifts for friends and family. Although Hallmark Card
Studio has extensive creativity tools, it offers simple, quick ways to produce
beautiful cards designed by the greeting card experts at Hallmark.
This chapter explains the following steps for creating cards:
• Step 1: Select a card.
From the Home screen, you can select a card type by selecting a card-giving
occasion (Birthdays, Holidays, Day by Day, or Special Days). Alternatively,
click Search Theme to quickly locate cards by theme or keyword (such as
Anniversary or Appreciation).
• Step 2: Personalize your card.
Hallmark Card Studio enables you to insert a name or edit text so that the
card says exactly what you want. For photo cards, you can quickly place a
digital photo in the photo placeholder.
• Step 3: Print your card and envelope.
You can also send the card by e-mail as a movie or a .pdf file.
• Step 4: Fold your printed card.
Later in this guide you’ll find folding instructions. You can also view
instructions on your computer screen.
After you’ve selected, printed, and folded your card, it’s easy to add decorations.
Attach ribbons, glitter, sequins, pom-poms, buttons and more to make a special,
one-of-a-kind creation.

Step 1: Selecting a Card


Hallmark Card Studio provides thousands of card designs. It’s easy to change a
card to suit your specific needs. For example, you can select a birthday card for
its design, but change the text to make it an anniversary greeting.

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To specify the types of cards to browse:


1 On the Home screen, click a card occasion (such as Birthdays).
The Browse Cards screen appears.

A borderless design.

A regular design.

2 Select the category that best fits your needs. If you clicked Birthdays, for
example, you might select Friends or Kids.
Additionally, in the lower-left corner of the Browse Cards screen, you can
limit the designs by specifying a sentimental tone or mood that you want in
your card. Card tones can be: Funny Stuff, Sentimental, Simply Said, or
Sweet Stuff. You may also select New for 2010 to view only the new
designs included with this version. Depending on the occasion you selected,
not all tones may be listed. (If you selected Day by Day on the Home
screen, in the Special Collections category, you’ll see additional tones.)
3 Select the tones you want to see. Cards matching the selected category and
tones appear to the right.

Browsing Through the Cards


After you select a category and tones for the card, you can preview the cards
that match your search selections.
Note: There are two types of designs: standard designs and borderless designs.
Printing a borderless design requires an edge-to-edge printer. If you select a
borderless design and you have a regular printer, you’ll see a margin around the
edges when you print the card.

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Thumbnails of cards matching your selections appear on the right side of the
Browse Cards screen. Use the More buttons to scroll through the thumbnails
and select one to personalize.

Using 3D Browsing
You may prefer the 3D Browsing screen, which shows the thumbnails in a
scrolling area at the bottom of the screen and the selected card in the middle of
the screen. To use 3D browsing, open the Tools menu, and then click 3d
Browsing (off) to change it to 3d Browsing (on).

To browse through the cards on the 3D Browsing screen:


• Click the More buttons at the sides of the thumbnail row to scroll through
the row. If you hold down one of the buttons, you can scroll the row
continuously. The longer you hold down a button, the faster the row scrolls.
To select and preview a card:
1 Browse through the cards at the bottom of the screen until you see the
thumbnail of a card you like.
2 Click the thumbnail. A larger version of the card appears at the center of the
screen with the front of the card showing.
3 Click the card to open the card and see the inside panels. Click again to
close the card and see the front panel.
4 Repeat steps 1-3 until you find a card you’d like to personalize and send.
Click the Next or Previous buttons to scroll through the larger cards in the
center of the screen.
5 With the card you want in the center of the screen, click the Personalize
and print this project button.

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Selecting a Project with Search Theme


Another way to find a card or project is with Search Theme, which enables you
to:
• Find projects with the same artwork (for example, cards and matching
stationery).
• Find projects that share a theme (for example, all projects that feature
airplanes or sailboats).
You can find a project by typing one or more keywords or select a theme or
keyword provided by Hallmark Card Studio.
Note: Stickers do not appear in theme/keyword searches. However, there are
many stickers designed to complement Hallmark invitations and announcements.
To see the stickers included with Hallmark Card Studio, click Projects on the
Home screen, and then click Stickers.

To find a project using your own keywords:


1 Click Search Theme on the Home screen.
or
From the Tools menu, click Search Theme.

2 In the Enter theme or keyword box, type one or more keywords, separated
by a space, and then click Find. (For example, type brother birthday.)
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keywords. When the search is complete, the results appear in the Search
results list.
Note: For best results, use singular rather than plural keywords. For example,
search for “cat” rather than “cats.”

3 In the Search results list, select one of the results listed.


Projects matching the selected result appear at the bottom of the screen
with one of the projects showing in the preview area.
4 Browse through the project thumbnails until you see a project you like.
5 Click the thumbnail.
The card appears on the Personalize Card screen.
Note: If you’re using 3D browsing, with the project in the center of the screen,
click the Personalize and print this project button.

To find a project using Hallmark Card Studio themes or keywords:


1 Click Search Theme on the Home screen.
or
From the Tools menu, click Search Theme.
2 Click the Theme and Keyword List button.
3 Click a theme or keyword in list on the left in the Keyword List dialog box,
and then click Add.
The selected keyword appears in the Your Search list.
4 Repeat step 3 for each additional keyword.
5 When you’ve selected all themes or keywords you want, click OK.
The Keyword List dialog box closes and the selected keywords are inserted
into the Enter theme or keyword box.
6 Click Find.
Hallmark Card Studio searches for projects matching one or more
keywords. When the search is complete, the results appear in the Search
results list.
7 In the Search results list, select one of the results.
Designs matching the selected option appear on the right.

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8 Browse through the projects until you see a thumbnail you like and select it.
The card appears on the Personalize Card screen.
Note: If you’re using 3D browsing, with the project in the center of the screen,
click the Personalize and print this project button.

Adding and Selecting Favorites


If you find a design that you like and you want use again, you can save it as a
favorite. Then, when you’re ready to re-use that design, it’s available from your
Favorites list. Each card type or project type has its own Favorites list.
To add a design to your Favorites list with regular browsing:
1 Click an occasion on the Home screen.
2 On the Browse Cards screen, select the thumbnail for a design.
3 In the Personalize Card screen, click Add to Favorites to the left of the
preview area.
To add a design to your Favorites list with 3D browsing:
1 Click an occasion on the Home screen.
2 On the Browse Cards screen, select a design at the bottom of the screen.
3 Click Add to Favorites to the right of the preview area.
To open a design from your Favorites list:
1 From the Home screen, click the button for a card occasion or type.
2 In the Browse Cards screen, if 3D browsing is on, click View Favorites.
or
If 3D browsing is off, either right-click a thumbnail and click View Favorites
or select a card and on the Personalize Card screen, click View Favorites.
3 Select the category for the card.
4 If 3D browsing is on, select the thumbnail for the card and then click
Personalize and print this project.
or
If 3D browsing is off, double-click the card.

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Step 2: Personalizing Your Card


When you are at the Personalize Card screen, an enlarged version of the card
appears. Greeting cards have four panels: Front, Left (or Top), Right (or
Bottom), and Back. Now you can read the entire message in context with the
design. Greeting card messages are generally on the front and right (or bottom,
if the card is horizontal) panels. Some cards also have text on the left (or top)
panel. The back of the card contains the back page text and art. On this screen
you can edit the text (if it’s not a graphic) and possibly add a digital photo.
All panels appear in the Let’s Look at area. To display a panel, click a panel
button (such as Front or Back) in the Let’s Look at area.
Note: Some cards have hand lettering or text used as a design element and,
therefore, are graphics. You cannot edit this text, but you could replace the
graphic.

To change card text:


1 On the Personalize Card screen, click a Panel button in the Let’s look at area
to display the panel with the text you want to change.
2 Click the text in the card.
The Change Text dialog box appears, with the text displayed.
3 Edit the text, using one of the following:
• Press Delete (or Backspace, depending on the cursor’s position) on the
keyboard until the letters you don’t want are deleted, and then type the
new characters.
• Press the Shift key while pressing the Right or Left arrow key until you
select the text you want to change, and then type the new characters.
• Drag the pointer across the letters you want to change, and then type
the new characters.
4 When finished, click OK.
Note: If you’re writing your own text, click Note Writing to view suggestions and
tips for writing eloquent sympathy, thank you, and romantic notes.

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To move card text:


1 Select the text to move. (If the Change Text dialog box opens, click Cancel.)
2 With the text selected, click the Left, Right, Up, or Down arrow buttons on
the left.
The text moves in the corresponding direction.
If you’ve selected a photo card, you can replace the photo placeholder with a
digital photo.
To replace the photo placeholder with a photo on your hard disk:
1 Click the photo placeholder where it says “Place Photo Here”.
2 In the Photo dialog box, click File.
3 Locate and select the file for the digital photo.
4 In the Open dialog box, click OK.
5 In the Photo dialog box, click OK.
The photo is inserted into the photo frame.
Optionally, in the Photo dialog box you can make certain adjustments to the
photo in the frame using the Grow or Shrink button, the Move buttons, or the
Rotate buttons. To adjust the photo itself, click PhotoPower (Deluxe only). For
more details, see Chapter 7: Adding Graphics or Chapter 9: Working with
PhotoPower.
Additionally, with some greeting cards you can add a digital photo to the design.
If this is possible, there will be an Add Photo button on the left when viewing a
panel that can accept a photo.

Personalizing Back Page Text


Normally, a greeting card that you buy has art and text on the back panel. Some
Hallmark Card Studio back page text can be edited to include your name or
other information.
To change back page text:
1 Click the Back button in the Let’s Look at area to view the back panel. If the
back page text can be changed, you’ll see “To change text, click on it.” under
the Let’s Look at area.

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2 Click Created just for you, by me.


3 In the Change Text dialog box edit the words to make it uniquely yours.
4 Click OK.
Note: Some text, such as a brand name or copyright, cannot be changed. You will
not be able to select and edit this text with the Hallmark Card Studio editing
tools.

While you cannot edit some back panel text, you can remove the brand name
or copyright information from the back panel. To remove this information,
choose Display Logos on Back of Card (on) from the Tools menu. The
command changes to Display Logos on Back of Card (off).

Reviewing a Card
Many Hallmark Card Studio projects contain sample names, places, and other
information. After you’ve personalized your card, be sure to check for the
following before you print:
• Have you changed all the personalized examples to fit your situation?
• When you changed names, ages, and so forth, did you change other related
words in the card? Example: If you changed “Alec” to “Melanie” on a child’s
birthday card, be sure you changed any male pronouns like “he” and “him”
to “she” and “her.”
• If you wrote your own message, are your spelling and punctuation correct?
Use the Hallmark Card Studio spell checker to verify your spelling.

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Editing Tips
With Hallmark Card Studio cards, you can change a few words or the entire
message. Here are a few suggestions to help you create that unique card for
that special person. Click the Note Writing button to get more tips and
suggestions for writing eloquent sympathy, thank you, and romantic notes.
Personalize
Use the person’s name in the title, message, or closing – or in all three places.
You’ll often be given a name example, so be sure to change the name to the
one you’d like to use. Don’t forget to add your own name, especially in a closing
or on the back panel.
Customize
You can also personalize your message by including something unique about the
person. You can work a nickname, hobby, or favorite thing easily into a
particular message to make that special card “extra special.”
Explore
Browsing through other occasions (such as Special Days) or categories
(Anniversary, General, or Thank You) may spark a new idea or produce a
message that’s almost perfect. A few word changes can turn an anniversary card
into a wedding card for the one you love, or make a friendship card into the
perfect message for your mother.

Photo Tips
Adding the right photo to a photo card (or other greeting card) can make a big
difference.
Explore
Look through all the photos you have available that are appropriate for this
photo card. Pick the one that best suits the sentiment and the occasion.
Customize
You can move the photo within the photo frame to have the main object
centered in the frame or to move unneeded background out of the frame. You
can also rotate or adjust the size of the photo. With PhotoPower you can make
changes to the photo, itself such as applying a sepia effect or removing a red-eye
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Saving a Card
After you’ve selected and personalized a card, you can save it in its customized
form to reuse.
To save a card:
1 From the File menu, click Save.
2 In the Save As dialog box, type a description for the file.
or
To replace an existing file, type that filename.
3 Click Save to create the project file in the default location.
or
Locate and open a different drive or folder for the file, and then click Save.
You should periodically save your project as you work. That way, a recent
version of the project is saved if you lose power or make a mistake.
To periodically save a card:
• From the File menu, click Save.
The project is saved using the name and location you originally selected.

Step 3: Printing a Card


After you select and personalize a card, you are ready to print. (For information
on converting the card into a movie or .pdf file to send by e-mail, see Chapter
4: Sending Your Card by E-mail.)
Note: If you’re printing a photo card, see Printing a Photo Card and Tips for
Printing Photo Cards later in this chapter.

To print a card:
1 On the Personalize Card screen, click Print.
or
From the File menu, click Print.
The Print screen appears.
2 Use the Next and Previous buttons to review the card pages before printing.
3 Select the paper size.

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Some cards can be printed in either “traditional” or half-fold size. The


“traditional” card size, exclusive to Hallmark Card Studio titles, is identical to
that of a store-purchased greeting card and is smaller than the half-fold card.
4 To change the print format, click a different format.
Hallmark Card Studio’s artists designed each card for a specific format that is
automatically selected. If you change the format, you may want to print a
draft to see if you like the way the card is resized. (To print a single-fold card
on one sheet of paper, see Printing on Both Sides of the Paper.)
Note: If you select the Single-fold, 2 page format, you can print just one of the two
pages. Select which page to print from the Page range list.

5 To print the recipient’s name and address instead of back page art on the
back panel, click Print as Self Mailer.
(For more information, see Printing a Self-Mailer.)
6 Select the paper source. (For a single-fold card or heavy paper, you may
need to select Manual Paper Feed.)
7 To change the printer or the printer’s options, click Printer Setup. Make the
needed changes, and click OK. (If your card is a borderless design and you
have a borderless printer, check with the printer’s documentation to learn
how to set up the printer for borderless printing.)
Note: If the design is a borderless design (with no margins) and you print it with a
regular printer or don’t set up your printer for borderless printing, the card will
have white space around the edges that match the minimum margins for your
printer.

8 Use the arrow buttons to adjust the number of copies (1 to 99).


9 Place the paper in the printer. If you are printing a single-fold card using two
different types of paper, the heavier paper (front and back panels) should go
through the printer first.
10 When you are ready, click Print Now.
11 If you are printing a single-fold, one-page card for the first time, you’ll be
asked a series of questions to help Hallmark Card Studio correctly print this
type of card with your printer. See Printing a Single-Fold, One-Page Card for
the First Time for more information.
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If you are printing a double-sided project, an animation appears after the first
side of the project is printed. The animation shows the paper being turned
and fed into the printer so that the second side prints correctly. Re-insert
the paper into the printer as shown in the animation, and then click Print.
Note: When developing a card (or other design), you may want to print the card
in draft mode, if it’s available for your printer. This is a fast, but low-quality setting.
When printing the final version onto good-quality paper, you’ll want to print your
project at a higher-quality setting. To change the print quality settings for your
printer, click Printer Setup on the Print screen. In the Print Setup dialog box, click
Properties. Adjust the settings and click OK twice to return to the Print screen

Printing a Photo Card


After you select and personalize a photo card, you are ready to print it. You
may want to read Tips for Printing Photo Cards later in this chapter before
printing your first photo cards.
Note: If you have a low-end, top-feed printer, you may not be able to print
horizontal photo cards directly. You may have to adjust the card design to print
vertically if that is the only way to feed the photo card paper through your
printer. Alternatively, you could print the photo card on full-sized photo paper
and then cut the excess paper. To learn how to re-orient a horizontal photo card,
see Changing a Design’s Orientation in Chapter 5: Using Art Studio.

To print a photo card:


1 On the Personalize Card screen, click Print.
or
From the File menu, click Print.
2 If you want to print the photo card onto paper other than the default 4x8
(or 8x4) paper, select the paper size in the Select paper list.
3 Select the paper source. (For the special photo card paper, you may need to
select Manual Paper Feed.)
4 To change the printer or the printer’s options, click the Printer Setup button
with the printer’s name. Make the needed changes, and click OK.
(If your card is a borderless design and you have an edge-to-edge printer,
check with the printer’s documentation to learn how to set up the printer
for borderless printing. If you selected a horizontal design, you’ll have to
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Note: If the design is a borderless design (with no margins) and you print it with a
regular printer or don’t set up your printer for borderless printing, the card will
have white space around the edges that match the minimum margins for your
printer.

5 Use the arrow buttons to adjust the number of copies (from 1 to 99).
6 Place the paper in the printer.
7 When you are ready, click Print Now.
8 To print an envelope, click Envelope. Adjust the size and source as needed. If
you haven’t printed envelopes before, click Configure Envelope and answer
the questions in the wizard. (See Feeding Envelopes later in this chapter.)
Click Print One Envelope. Type the return address and either type the
mailing address or select a name in the list on the left. Adjust the font and
size and click Print Now.

Printing a Self-Mailer
With half-fold and quarter-fold cards, you can create a self-mailer. Your return
address and the address of your card’s recipient print on the back panel instead
of the back page art.
To print a self-mailer:
1 On the Personalize Card screen, click Print.
or
From the File menu, click Print.
2 On the Print screen use the Next and Previous buttons to review the card
pages before printing.
3 Select the paper size.
4 To change the print format, click a different format.
Hallmark Card Studio’s artists designed each card for a specific format that is
automatically selected. If you change the format, you may want to print a
draft to see if you like the way the card is resized.
5 Select the paper source.
6 To change the printer or the printer’s setup, click Printer Setup. Make any
needed changes (such as for borderless printing), and click OK.

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7 Use the arrows to adjust the number of copies (1 to 99) you’d like to print
for each recipient.
8 Click Print as Self Mailer.
9 In the Self-Mailer screen, select the default text and type your name and
address in the return address area.
Once you type the return address, Hallmark Card Studio remembers the
information and you won’t need to type it again.
10 From the list on the left, select the name of the person or family to whom
to send the card. (These are names from the Event Planner Address Book.)
or
Type the name and address for the recipient.
Note: You must set up recipients in the Address Book before you can select them.
For information about setting up contacts in the Address Book, see Working with
Individuals in Chapter 13: The Event Planner Address Book. You can select as
many names as you want. This is great for party invitations. Hallmark Card
Studio prints a card for each name.

11 Click Print Now.


The U. S. Postal Service has restrictions on self-mailers. Do not use a lightweight
paper. Seal the mailer along the long edge with one centered tab for a quarter-
fold card or two tabs about an inch from each end for a single-fold card.
Contact your local post office if you have additional questions.

Printing on Both Sides of the Paper


When you print a single-fold card, you have the option to print on one or two
sheets of paper. After the first side is printed, Hallmark Card Studio pauses to let
you turn the paper over before printing the other side. If you do not want to
print on the other side of the paper, you can print on a second sheet and paste
the two sheets together.
To print a double-sided card:
1 When you finish your card, click Print.
or
From the File menu, click Print.
2 On the Print screen, select Single-fold, 1 page.

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3 Click Print Now.


(If this is the first time you are printing a double-sided card, Hallmark Card
Studio needs to configure your printer. See Printing a Single-Fold, One Page
Card for the First Time for details.)
4 After the first side prints, turn the paper over and click Print to continue
printing. (Watch the animation to see how to flip the paper.)

Printing a Single-Fold, One-Page Card for the First Time


When you print a single-fold, one-page card for the first time, Hallmark Card
Studio asks a few questions about how your printer works. Hallmark Card
Studio uses the answers to guide you when printing a two-sided document.
Note: This process must be repeated for each printer.

To print a single-fold, one-page card for the first time:


1 Is the printer an Inkjet or a Laser printer? Select the correct printer type, and
click Next.
2 Is the paper fed through the top or through the front of your printer? Select
the correct option for your printer, and then click Next.
3 When feeding a sheet through your printer, the paper is aligned to the Left
Edge, Centered, or Right Edge of the tray or guide. Select the correct option
for your printer, and then click Next.
Hallmark Card Studio prints one page with an X and one with an arrow.
4 Examine the printed pages print-side up. Select: “X” Page on Top or “X”
Page on Bottom, and then click Next.
5 Insert the page with the arrow back into the printer so that the arrow points
to the printer and the printed side is face up, and then click Next.
Hallmark Card Studio prints two more arrows on the page.
6 Examine the printed page, and then select the example that corresponds to
the printed page. Click Next.
Hallmark Card Studio is now set up for printing double-sided cards with the
selected printer.
7 Click Print to exit the printer configuration and to print your project.

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8 If the printed project is double-sided, a verification screen appears. If the


project printed correctly, click Yes. If the project printed incorrectly, click No
to change the configuration.

Printing Tips
Hallmark Card Studio is compatible with most Windows-compatible printers.
Make sure that you follow the care and maintenance instructions for your
printer. Follow your printer manufacturer’s advice about the type of ink and
cartridges to use. If there are problems with the color or ink, such as uneven
appearance or colors that do not match the screen colors, refer to the printer
manual for troubleshooting and technical support.
To preserve the original colors of your creation, store your card away from
moisture and light.

Using an Inkjet Printer


Inkjet printers print by spraying tiny dots of ink on the paper. The printer
accepts information from the computer about what to print for a few lines of
dots at a time. The speed of printing may vary, depending on the speed of your
computer, the amount of memory in your computer, virtual memory settings,
and whether or not you are using print spooling. See your printer manual for
suggestions.
Ink requires time to dry. The amount of time varies depending on the type of
ink, the absorbency of the paper, the density of the color, and the humidity. In
general, avoid touching the ink.

Using a Laser Printer


Laser printers print by applying the toner to the paper under heat. The printer
“builds” the entire page to be printed in its memory before it begins printing. Be
patient; it may take a while for the computer to print and the laser printer to
“compose” your creation. (If the Form Feed light on your printer is on or the
Online light is blinking, that usually means everything is okay and the printer is
working.)
If your printer doesn’t have enough memory, you may get a Memory Overflow
message on the printer or computer screen, or only part of a page may print.
See your printer manual for help.

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Choosing the Paper


Choosing the right paper is a key factor in making your Hallmark Card Studio
card look professional. The thickness, or weight, of the paper is important. If the
paper is too thin, the ink may bleed through or make it so wet that it appears
wavy. If the paper is too thick, it may not feed through the printer well or it may
not fold smoothly and crisply.
Your printer manual will indicate what weight of paper can be used in the
printer. Look in the Specifications section and under Paper in the index of your
printer manual for this information. Generally, 60-, 70-, or 80-pound paper gives
the best results.
If you are printing a single-fold card on two sheets, we recommend you use a
heavier paper for the cover and a lighter paper for the insert page with the
inside message.
Let the experts at Hallmark help you create beautiful and professional-looking
cards. Your creativity, combined with our wide variety of images and messages,
printed on just the right card stock, will make any project a success. Hallmark
offers white and ivory card stock, pre-scored for your convenience. Half-fold,
quarter-fold, and traditional stock in varying weights make your home printing
projects look and feel professional. Matching sized envelopes with an embossed
Hallmark logo add the perfect finishing touch. You can find these products by
visiting http://www.hallmarksoftware.com, by clicking Purchase Premium Paper on
the Print screen, or by clicking Hallmark Papers on the Home screen.

Tips for Printing Photo Cards


If you’re printing a photo card instead of a regular greeting card, here are some
tips to help you print your photo cards successfully.
• By default, your printer is set up to print in Portrait mode, which is correct
for vertical photo cards. To print a horizontal photo card, change your
printer to print in Landscape mode by clicking the Printer Setup button on
the Print screen.
• If you have a low-end, top-feed printer, you may not be able to print
horizontal photo cards directly. You may have to adjust the card design to
print vertically if that is the only way to feed the photo card paper through
your printer. Alternatively, you could print the photo card on full-sized
photo paper and then cut the excess paper.

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• Check with your printer’s documentation for printing on photo paper. You
may need to keep a minimum number of sheets in the printer and, possibly,
make adjustments to the paper tray.
• Handle the photo card paper by the edges to prevent smudges.
• Check with the paper’s specifications for use. Photo paper can be sensitive
to temperature conditions and humidity. If the paper is curling, don’t use it.
You may have to flatten it manually.
• Keep any unused paper in its original packaging. If possible, store it in a cool
place with the paper lying flat.

Feeding the Paper


Typical laser and copier bond papers are fine for printing. However, to give your
cards a more professional look, you may want to use higher-quality papers.
Often, higher-quality paper is a different weight than the paper you normally use
in your printer. If it is very different, you may need to change one or more of
the following settings:
• A manual-feed/auto-feed setting in the Printer Setup dialog box.
• A manual-feed/auto-feed setting on your printer.
• Mechanical switches on your printer.
Consult your printer manual for exact instructions.
If you are going to print your card on both sides of a sheet of paper, make sure
you understand how to place the already-printed side of the paper in the paper
tray when you print the second side. Consider printing a test copy onto plain
paper first.

Feeding Envelopes
To print envelopes properly, Hallmark Card Studio must know exactly how
envelopes are fed into your printer. See online help for detailed information
about using the Printing Envelopes wizard. Please check your printer’s manual to
verify the information needed for Hallmark Card Studio envelope configuration.
In addition, you may need to change the paper feed guides on your printer for
envelopes. This information will also be found in your printer’s manual.

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Step 4: Folding Your Card


The procedure for folding your card will vary depending on the size of the card
and the number of sheets you used. Select one of the following procedures to
correctly fold your card.

Quarter-Fold
You fold a quarter-fold card into four sections. Each section will be 4.25 by 5.5
inches if you use 8.5 by 11-inch paper. This style prints on one side of the paper
and you can have either a horizontal or vertical card.
To fold a quarter-fold card:
1 For either a vertical or horizontal card, fold the paper in half across the
middle with the printing on the outside.
2 Fold the paper in half again.

Single-Fold One Sheet


You fold a single-fold card in half to make it 5.5 by 8.5 inches if you use 8.5 by
11-inch paper. The card can be either horizontal or vertical.
Note: You can also use the following instructions if you’ve printed a card in the
Hallmark “traditional” size.

To fold a single-fold card:


1 Hold the paper with the front and back panels of the card facing away
from you.
2 Fold the paper in half across the middle.

Single-Fold with an Insert Page


You fold a single-fold card in half to make it 5.5 by 8.5 inches if you use 8.5 by
11-inch paper. The card can be either horizontal or vertical. Use an insert with
lighter weight paper for the inside page.
To fold a single-fold card with an insert page:
1 Fold the heavier paper (cover) in half across the middle with the printing on
the outside.
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printing on the inside. Then trim one-eighth inch from the three open edges.
3 Place a few dots of glue (or double-sided tape) on the front panel of the
insert. Do not glue the back panel.
4 Place the insert inside the cover and smooth the glued (or taped) side.

Decorating Your Card


It’s fun to decorate the cards you create in Hallmark Card Studio. You can
attach ribbons, glitter, sequins, pom-poms, buttons, and more to make a special,
one-of-a-kind creation.

You can purchase these embellishments at most craft and fabric stores, and
attach them to your cards with a variety of adhesives.
Browse through these ideas to help you get started, then add your own
creativity to make special cards for your friends and loved ones.

Tie a ribbon or tassle around the fold of


a card for a special occasion, such as a
wedding, to make it more elegant.

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Put a festive flair on a party hat by adding mini


pom-poms on top.

Add rolly-eyes to silly characters and creatures


– especially for kids’ cards!

Make your holiday cards sparkle with a touch of


glitter on snowflakes, lights, or an angel’s halo.

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Use buttons and beads to give dimension to a


collage or pizzazz to polka dots.

Embellish a bouquet or birthday cake with


fabric flowers.
Other materials that you can use as
embellishments are feathers, handmade
paper, lace, wire, and confetti.
With Hallmark Card Studio, your imagination
and some everyday craft items, you can make
hundreds of unique, personalized greeting cards!

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Hallmark Card Studio Sending Your Card by E-mail

Chapter 4:
Sending Your Card by E-mail
Once you select and personalize a card, you can send it by e-mail to someone
online. You can do this by creating an electronic card (as an .avi movie file) or a
.pdf file. When that special person receives the card, he or she can view the
card on screen and, with a .pdf file, print it.
Note: You can create .pdf files of projects and send them by e-mail, too.

To create an electronic card to send by e-mail:


1 From the Personalize Card screen, click the Email button.

2 To add sound effects, select a panel in the Add Sounds box, and then click
Add Sound to add a sound to that panel.
or
To add music, click Add Music. Click the My Music tab, locate and select a
music file (.wav) and click Attach Music.
Note: To record your own sound or music file, click Record on the My Sounds or
My Music tab. Record a sound and save the file. For more information, see
Adding Sounds to an Electronic Card.

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3 Click the Play button or drag the slider below the card to preview the card
you are sending.
Hallmark Card Studio displays the size of the card file with the sounds.
4 Adjust the playback speed of the movie by clicking the arrows.
By default, the movie is set to play at Normal Speed. You may specify Faster
Speed or Slower Speed.
5 Review the size of your card.
(Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) do not allow you to send large files.
Check with your ISP for size limitations. If your card is too large, remove the
sounds.)
6 Click Send. Your e-mail program opens with the card attached to a message
as an .avi file.
7 Address the e-mail message, add text to the body of the message, and send
the message. The recipient can either double-click the attachment or save
the attachment and open it from the disk to view the card.

Saving the Electronic Card as a File


If you use a web-based e-mail service or if your e-mail program doesn’t start
automatically when you click Send, you’ll have to save the file and attach it
manually to an e-mail message.
To save a card as a file:
1 On the Email screen, after adding any sound or music and previewing the
card, click Save.
2 In the Save As dialog box, type a name for the card file.
3 Click Save to save the file in the default location.
or
To save a file in a different drive or folder, locate and open the drive or
folder and then click Save.
You can then attach the file to an e-mail message within your e-mail program.

Adding Sounds or Music to an Electronic Card


It’s easy to add one or more sounds or music to your electronic card. Hallmark
Card Studio uses standard .wav files, so you can add your own sounds or music
to Hallmark Card Studio cards.

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To add sounds (or music) to your cards:


1 On the Email screen, click a panel in the Add Sounds box, and then click
Add Sound (or Add Music).
2 Select one of the sounds included with Hallmark Card Studio on the
Hallmark Card Studio 2010 Sounds tab (or Hallmark Card Studio 2010
Music tab).
or
Click the My Sounds tab (or My Music) to attach your own sound file.
3 To listen to a sound or music clip, select it and then click the Listen button.
4 To attach it to the displayed panel, click Attach Sound. (or Attach Music).
5 To unattach it, click the Remove Sound (or Remove Music) button or click
Change Sound (or Change Music) to select another.
6 Repeat steps 1-5 for each panel that you want to play a sound or music clip.
7 When finished, click Send to attach the card to an e-mail message.
or
Click Save to save the card as a file to be attached and sent later.
If you have a microphone or other audio input device, you can record your own
sound or music and add it to your cards.
To record your own sound or music:
1 On the Email screen, select a panel in the Add Sounds box, and then click
Add Sound (or Add Music).
2 Click the My Sounds tab (or the My Music tab), and then click the Record
button.
3 If necessary, activate your microphone or other audio input device.
4 On the Sound Recorder dialog box, click Record to begin recording.
5 When recording is complete, click the Stop button.
6 From the File menu, click Save.
7 In the Save As dialog box, type a name for the sound or music file.
8 To save the file in the default location, click Save.
or
To save the file in a different drive or folder, locate and open the drive or
folder and click Save.

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The sound or music file is saved and you can attach it to an electronic card
or other project.
9 From the File menu, click Exit.
or
Click the Close button.

Converting a Card into a PDF File


You can convert any Hallmark Card Studio card (or project) into a .pdf file to
share with family and friends. To view the file they just need to have the free
Adobe Reader installed on their computer.
To convert a card into a .pdf file:
1 From the File menu, click Export As PDF.
2 In the Export to PDF dialog box, select a value from the DPI list.
(Select 72 or 96 DPI for viewing on screen. Select 150 or 300 DPI for
printing it.)
3 To have the .pdf file fit the viewer’s screen, select PDF default to Fit Page
View when opened.
4 To review the .pdf file, select View PDF upon finish.
5 Click Export.
6 Specify where to save the file and a name for it, and then click Save.
You can now attach the .pdf file to an e-mail message.

Sending E-Cards from the Web


You can use Hallmark Card Studio to access a variety of fun and interesting
multimedia cards that have animation and music. E-Cards are on the Hallmark
web site, so you’ll need an active connection to the Internet for this feature.
To select a multimedia card:
1 From the Cards menu, click E-Cards.
Your default web browser starts, and the Hallmark web site opens.
2 Use the Hallmark web site to select, personalize, and send a multimedia
card.

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Chapter 5:
Using Art Studio
Art Studio features art and text tools for working with cards and other items.
These tools enable you to customize (such as resize, move, and color text or
other objects) different parts of your design. Use Art Studio to customize the
cards included with the Hallmark Card Studio products, or to begin creating
products from a blank layout. Most product types are available as blanks in Art
Studio.
Art Studio has clip art and photographs that you can insert. If you prefer, you
can make your own designs and then write your own special words. You can
also import your own photographs and graphics. Hallmark Card Studio gives you
many options!
This chapter explains how to:
• Open Art Studio from the Home screen or one of the Personalize screens.
• Customize a predesigned project.
• Display project panels and change Art Studio views.

Opening Art Studio


Use the following procedures to open Art Studio and begin creating or
customizing projects.
To open Art Studio from the Home screen:
1 Click Art Studio on the Hallmark Card Studio Home screen.
or
From the Tools menu, click Art Studio.
2 On the Document Types screen, click the type of document you want to
create (such as Cards or Gift Tags).
3 On the right, click the format for the document.

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• If you select Cards, you must specify a fold type.


• If you select Envelopes, Labels, or Stickers, you must select the type of
envelope or the type of label/sticker stock you have.
Note: If you have 3D browsing on, click Personalize and print this project after
selecting the blank template.

The front panel of a blank document appears on the drawing board in


Art Studio.

To open Art Studio from the Personalize Card screen:


• Click Art Studio while the card or other project appears in the Personalize
Card screen.
The selected project appears on the drawing board in Art Studio.

Customizing Projects in Art Studio


The following procedure summarizes the steps for creating a custom project
using Art Studio.
To customize a project in Art Studio:
1 Add text by selecting a message from the Greetings screen, or write your
own message.

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2 Select one or more designs from the Clip Art Book.


3 Import and edit your own photographs.
4 Edit the text, clip art, and photos.
5 Print or send your card.

Displaying Project Panels


Whenever you are in Art Studio, buttons for the project appear above it. The
buttons are always appropriate for the project type; a side-fold card, for
example, has the following buttons:

If the project has only one page or panel, buttons do not appear.
To display a project page or panel:
• Click the button for the page or panel.
Art Studio displays the selected project page or panel.
The name of the selected page or panel appears to the left of the buttons.
If the project is a sticker, a sticker button appears with arrows on either side.
To display a sticker:
• Click the left or right arrows until the sticker you want appears on the Art
Studio screen.
The number of the selected sticker appears to the left of the button.

Changing Views
Use the view options to change the magnification of the project displayed in Art
Studio. With the view options you can:
• Zoom in or out in increments.

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• Select a view that fills the display with the open project.

To zoom in or out in increments:


• Click the Zoom In or Zoom Out buttons.
To fill the Art Studio display:
• Click the See Entire Project button.

Changing a Project’s Dimensions


In Art Studio, you can change your project’s dimensions.
Note: In the Page Dimensions list, the Print to Edge selections assume that the
paper you’re using has margins that get cut off to have the design ‘print to the
edge’. A borderless design gets printed to the edge of the sheet of paper and you
won’t have to cut off an unprinted margin.

To change to a different standard size:


1 On the Art Studio screen, click Setup.

2 In the Setup dialog box, select a different standard dimension from the Page
Dimensions list.
3 To adjust the margins on either side of a regular design, specify a different
Left/Right value. To adjust the margins on the top and bottom, specify a
different Top/Bottom value.

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4 Click OK.
5 Adjust your design as needed for the new dimensions.
Note: You may need to adjust the individual margins because your printer has
different minimum margin specifications for one edge of a sheet of paper. To
make the left margin different from the right margin or the top margin different
from the bottom margin, click Advanced and adjust the individual margins on the
Margins tab. Click OK.

Making a Borderless Design


All blank templates assume that there are margins around the edges. If you’ve
created a project from a blank template or customized a regular design and
want to have the project print to the edges, you must specify that the project is
a borderless design. You do this in the Setup dialog box.
Note: To print a borderless design, your printer must support borderless printing
and you must set up your printer for borderless printing. See your printer’s
documentation for information.

To make a borderless design:


1 On the Home screen click Art Studio and start a blank project.
or
In the Personalize Card screen, click Art Studio.
2 On the Art Studio screen, click Setup.
3 In the Setup dialog box, to change this design to borderless design, select
Borderless.
4 Click OK to close the Setup dialog box.
5 Adjust your design as needed for borderless printing.

Specifying a Custom Page Size


To develop your own project and specify a custom size, use the Advanced
Setup dialog box. For example, you may want to make custom labels or use
custom-sized paper for a project that you’re developing from scratch.
To customize a project’s dimensions:
1 On the Home screen click Art Studio and start a blank project.

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2 On the Art Studio screen, click Setup.


3 In the Setup dialog box, click Advanced.

4 To change the size of the project, click the Size tab. To change the overall
paper size, change the Sheet Width and Sheet Height values.
or
To change the size of items on a page (such as labels), change the Item
Width and Item Height values.
5 To change the margins, click the Margins tab. Change the various margin
settings (Right, Left, Top or Bottom) as needed.
6 To change the project spacing on a page for certain project types, click the
Labels tab.
— For half-fold cards and photo frames, adjust the Horizontal Spacing (or
Vertical Spacing ) as needed depending on the card’s orientation.
— For quarter-fold cards, adjust the Horizontal Spacing and Vertical Spacing
as needed.
— For gift tags, labels, stickers and postcards, adjust the Horizontal Spacing
and Vertical Spacing as needed. Then, adjust the Items Across and Items
Down as needed.
Note: The Labels tab is not available for all project types. For example, if your
project is an envelope, the Advanced Setup dialog box doesn’t have a Labels tab.

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7 Click OK.
8 Develop your design for the custom project dimensions.

Changing a Design’s Orientation


There are some circumstances where you’ve selected a design that you like, but
want to print it in a different orientation.
For example, if you have a low-end, top-feed printer, you may not be able to
print horizontal photo cards onto 4x8 photo card paper. You could change a
horizontal design into a vertical one to print it with your printer.
Note: Some horizontal designs may be difficult to re-orient. For a photo card, if
you find it difficult to re-orient the design, it may be easier to print the design
onto full-size paper.

To re-orient design:
1 Print a draft copy of the original design to help you re-orient it.
2 On the Personalize Card screen, click Art Studio.
3 Click Setup and then click Advanced.
4 On the Size tab, change the Sheet Width to the original height and the
Sheet Height to the original width.
For example, to re-orient a horizontal photo card, change the width to 4.00
and the height to 8.00.

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5 Click OK.
6 In Art Studio adjust the objects, as needed, to fit into the new orientation.
7 Save the design in its new orientation.
8 Print a draft version onto regular paper to check the design.
9 Adjust the design, if needed, and then print the final version onto good-
quality paper.

Working on Different Objects in Art Studio


The following chapters explain in detail how to work with text, graphics, shapes,
and photos in Art Studio.
To learn about... See...
Inserting, formatting, and Chapter 6: Working with Text
spell checking text
Finding graphics, photos, and shapes Chapter 7: Adding Graphics
and adding them to your projects
Moving, duplicating, overlapping, and Chapter 8: Working with Objects
aligning graphics, text, and other
objects
Adding, recoloring, sharpening, and Chapter 9: Working with PhotoPower
cropping your imported photos

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Chapter 6:
Working with Text
There are three ways to bring text into Art Studio: you may select a message
from the greetings list, write a message of your own, or bring in a complete card
from one of the Hallmark Card Studio collections. Wherever your message
comes from, once you have decided on the final wording of your text, you can
do some creative enhancements in Art Studio.
This chapter explains how to:
• Add text and edit existing text.
• Change the text’s font, alignment, color, and size.
• Insert a greeting from Hallmark Card Studio’s library of greetings.
• Spell check the text in a project.
• Add special fields that you can use for mail merge.

Adding and Editing Text


To insert text:
1 On the Art Studio screen, click the Text button.
2 On the Add Text dialog box, type and edit text in the text area.
3 When finished, click OK.
The text appears in the default font.
4 Use the text tools to change the font, size, and horizontal alignment for the
text.
You can change text entered or pasted from the greeting area, text brought
into Art Studio with a predesigned card, or text typed directly into Art Studio.

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To edit text:
1 Click a Panel button at the top of the page to display the card panel or
project page with the text you want to change.
2 Click the text on the project, and then click Change Text.
3 In the Change Text dialog box, press Delete (or Backspace, depending on
the cursor position) on the keyboard until all the letters you don’t want are
deleted, and then type new characters.
or
Press the Shift key while pressing the Right or Left arrow key until the text
you want to change is selected, and then type new characters.
or
Drag the pointer across the letters you want to change, and then type new
characters.
4 When finished, click OK.

Viewing Text
In Hallmark Card Studio, text appears in a frame. It is possible to add more text
than the frame can display.
When this occurs, a small overflow indicator appears near the bottom
right corner of the text frame.
To see all text in the frame, you can:
• Edit the text so that it is shorter. (See Adding and Editing Text.)
• Change the text’s size or font. (See Changing the Appearance of Text.)
• Change the size of the frame. (See The Frame Functions.)

Changing the Appearance of Text


You cannot change the font, style, color, alignment or size for individual text
characters in a text object. To mix text with different appearances you must
have a separate text object for each set of changes. For example, you can have a
text frame for an initial letter be 48 pt. Arial Black and another frame with the
rest of the text as red, 24 pt. Arial.

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Changing the Font


To change the text’s font:
1 On the Art Studio screen, select the text to change.
2 Click the Font button.
3 Select a different font and then click OK.
Note: Whenever you select a text frame, the font’s name appears in the status bar
at the top of the screen.

Changing Alignment
To change the horizontal alignment of text:
1 On the Art Studio screen, select the text to change.
2 Click one of the alignment buttons:
Aligns the text to the left side of the frame.
Aligns the text to the center of the frame.
Aligns the text to the right side of the frame.
Note: You can also align text using a shortcut menu. Right-click the text, click
Align Text Horizontally, and then click an alignment.

Changing Text Color


You can use two different colors for the same text–one color for the inside of
the letters and one for the outline. Most of the time the inside and outline
colors are the same, but using different colors can add flair to messages or help
to separate text from the background.
In the Change Color dialog box on the Standard tab, the box with the X in it
indicates no color (transparent). As you make your choices, the selected text
changes to let you see how the colors look.

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To change text color:


1 On the Art Studio screen, select the text you want to work with
2. Click Color.
3 To change the text’s color, if necessary, click Inside Color.
4 If necessary, click the Standard tab, and then click a color.
or
Click the Custom tab, click a color range in the spectrum on the right, and
then click the exact color in the gradient area on the left.
5 To change the color of the text’s outline, click Outline Color and select a
color on the Standard or Custom tab.
6 To adjust the outline’s width, click Outline Color (if necessary) and then click
the Outline Size arrows.
7 When you are satisfied with the way your text looks in the Preview area,
click OK.

Changing Text Size and Style


You can change the size of the text and the size of the text box.
To change the text’s size:
1 On the Art Studio screen, select the text you want to change.

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2 In the Size box, type a different size or click the arrows to select the size.
The selected text changes, but the text frame does not change size.
To change size of the text frame:
1 On the Art Studio screen select the text you want to change.
2 To make the frame both wider and taller, drag a corner handle on the text
frame.
or
To make it wider or taller, drag a non-corner handle.
or
Click the Width or Height buttons to the right.
It’s easy to make text bold, italic, or underlined.
To change text styles:
1 On the Art Studio screen, select the text to change.
2 Click one or more Text Style buttons:
Makes the selected text bold.
Slants the selected text to the right.
Underlines the selected text.

Applying Effects
You can create curved text or apply a shape effect to text.
To create curved text:
1 On the Art Studio screen, select the text to change.
2 Select the Curve Effect check box.
3 Click one of the Curve Effect buttons:
Click to have the text curve over and remain fixed to a point size.
Click to have the text curve under and remain fixed to a point size.
Click to have the text curve over and stretch to the end of the frame.
Click to have the text curve under and stretch to the end of the
frame.

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To apply a text shape effect:


1 On the Art Studio screen, select the text object to change.
2 Click the Effects button.
3 In the Effects dialog box, select a shape effect from the list on the left.
You’ll see a preview of the text with the shape effect applied.
or
To remove an applied shape effect, select Default.
4 Click OK.

Inserting Greetings
Hallmark Card Studio contains a collection of card sentiments that you can add
to your project as text.
To select and enter a greeting:
1 Click the Greeting button.

2 On the Add Greeting screen select a category from the Categories list, and
then select one or more tones in the What kind do you want? area.
3 Use the arrows to view all matching greetings on the right.

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4 Select a greeting.
The text is inserted into the project and is assigned the default font.
5 Change the font, size, and horizontal alignment for the text as needed.

Using the Spell Checker


You can check the spelling in the active project.
To check spelling:
1 On the Art Studio screen, click the Spelling button.
or
From the Tools menu, click Spelling.
The Spell Checker begins checking the text. If the Spell Checker detects a
word not in the dictionary, the Spelling dialog box appears. The questionable
word appears in the Not Found In Dictionary box, and suggested
replacements are listed.

2 To change the word to use the text in the Replace with box, click Replace
or Replace All.
or
Select one of the Alternatives, and click Replace or Replace All.
or
Type your own replacement text. Then click Replace or Replace All.
3 To retain the word, click Ignore or Ignore All.
or
Click Add To Dictionary so that the Spell Checker will recognize the word
next time.
4 Repeat step 2 or 3 for each misspelling the spell checker finds.

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When the Spell Checker is finished, a message appears indicating that the
spell check is complete.
5 Click OK..

Adding Replaceable Fields for a Mail Merge


When you open a label, envelope, or postcard in Art Studio, you can add
replaceable fields for a mail merge. You select the fields you want to use, and
then select names from the Address Book for when you print. Use the following
procedure to add replaceable fields for a mail merge to the open project.
To add mail merge fields:
1 Click Text.
2 In the Add Text dialog box click Insert Replaceable Fields.

3 In the Edit Replaceable Fields dialog box, select an Address Book field to add
to the project, and then click Add.
The field name appears in the Your text box list.
4 Repeat step 3 for each additional field.
5 Insert the appropriate formatting between fields.
For example, to address an envelope or postcard, press Enter between the
name field(s) and the first address field and between the street address and
the city field. Then, insert a comma between the city and state, and a space
between the city, state, and ZIP code.

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6 When you’ve added and formatted all fields you want to use, click OK.
The mail merge fields are added to the open project.
Note: Fields are only available on Labels, Envelopes, and Postcards. To use mail
merge, you must have the recipients in the Event Planner Address Book.

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Chapter 7:
Adding Graphics
Hallmark Card Studio projects are made up of graphics, shapes, symbols, and
lines as well as text. Graphic objects are surrounded by frames. You can move,
resize, shape, and replace graphics.
This chapter explains how to:
• Work with the frames that surround all graphics.
• Use the Clip Art Book to find graphics and add them to projects.
• Insert shapes into your projects.
• Select the graphics collections to view.
• Import photos into your projects.

Learning about Graphic Frames


Every graphic or text object in a project is surrounded by a frame, although you
see the frame only when you select the object. You cannot move, reshape, or
edit the contents of a frame unless the frame itself is active; that is, selected and
visible on the screen.
To select a frame:
• Click the frame.
To select a frame that is behind another frame:
1 Click a frame in the project.
2 Press Tab repeatedly to cycle through the frames until you select the frame
underneath.
Changes you make to a frame affect everything within the frame in the same
way. Usually, only one frame is active at a time, but there are ways to select
multiple frames. No two objects ever occupy the same frame.

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The Frame Functions


The boxes that appear on the frame outline and in the center are referred to as
handles. Each handle has a particular function. To move, resize, rotate, or skew
an object, drag one of these handles. Releasing the mouse button completes the
action.

Moving Frames
You can drag the active frame around the project and onto the workspace.
Nothing in the frame changes when you move the frame. You can click the
center handle in the frame or click anywhere in the frame. If you want to move
the frame on a straight horizontal or vertical path, press Shift while moving the
frame. (For best results in this case, drag the center handle of the frame.)

Corner Resizing Handle


You can use the corner handle to proportionally change the height and width of
the frame.

Vertical Resizing Handle


You can use a top or bottom handle to increase and
decrease the height of the frame while keeping the
width constant.

Horizontal Resizing Handle


You can use a side handle to increase and decrease the
width of the frame while keeping the height constant.

Note: When resizing frames, by default, the handle opposite the one you are using
for resizing remains anchored during resizing. However, you can resize around the
center of the frame by pressing Ctrl while resizing. This is especially handy when
you have centered an object on your project and want to resize it without having
to center it again when you’re finished.

Rotation
You can rotate a frame to any angle by using the handle extending horizontally
from the center. Rotating the frame rotates the angle of the contents but does
not alter the contents. The frame rotates around its center, not the center of
the project. The handle in the center of the frame shows where the center of
rotation for that frame is.

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Skewing
You can skew or bend many Hallmark Card Studio graphics to the side.
Graphics that can be skewed appear with the skew graphics handle (extending
vertically from the center) when the graphic is selected. Drag the handle to the
right or left to skew the contents of the frame.

Inserting Graphics
You can either browse through the graphics available in the Hallmark Card
Studio Clip Art Book or search for specific graphics and insert them.
Alternatively, you can insert your own graphic files.

Working with the Clip Art Book


In the Clip Art Book you can search for graphics by category or keyword.
• Click Browse to conduct a general search and browse through larger
numbers of graphics.
• Click Find to search for specific graphics and see smaller numbers of graphics.
Thumbnails matching the selected category or keyword appear in the Preview
area.

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To insert graphics by browsing:


1 From the Art Studio screen, click the Clip Art button.
2 In the Clip Art Book screen, click the Browse button.
3 Select a category.
4 Browse through the available graphics shown in the Preview area.
5 Click the graphic to insert it.
To insert graphics by searching:
1 From the Art Studio screen, click the Clip Art button.
2 In the Clip Art Book screen, click the Find button.
3 Type or select a keyword.
Graphics matching the search criteria appear in the Preview area.
4 Click the graphic to insert it.

Using the Clip Art Book Screen


When using the Browse button to search, follow these tips:
• You can browse quickly through categories using the arrows.
• Some categories overlap, so check several categories to find the graphic.
When doing a Find (keyword) search, follow these tips:
• If you don’t find the graphic you want, enter a broader search term. For
example, if you enter the search term Beagle and you don’t get a match,
then try using the term Dog. Then, go through the results for the specific
graphic or graphics you want.
• Try to search with nouns such as Cat or Dog instead of descriptive terms
such as Bright or Blue.

Inserting a Graphic from a File


You can insert graphics created in other programs. With Hallmark Card Studio
you can import .bmp, .emf, .gif, .jpg, .pcx, .png, .tga, .tif, and .wmf files.
To insert a graphic from a file into your project:
1 On the Art Studio screen, click the Clip Art button.
2 Click the From File button.

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3 Locate the graphic file you want to insert.


4 Select the graphic file, and then click OK to import it.

Inserting Shapes
You can search for and insert geometric shapes into your project. Shapes
include squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, and others. The Add Shape
screen works like the Clip Art Book screen, but you’ll see only the shapes in the
Shapes category.
To insert a shape into your project:
1 On the Art Studio screen, click the Shape button.
2 In the Add Shape screen, locate a shape.
3 Click the shape to add it to your project.

Adding Photos
You can add photos from other sources in a variety of common graphic formats
to a Hallmark Card Studio project. You can add photos from files, add photos
from a digital camera or scanner, or paste a photo from the Clipboard.
With Hallmark Card Studio you can add photos in the Personalize screen and in
Art Studio.
• In the Personalize screen you can add photos to certain panels on cards,
photo cards, and certain other projects, such as photo frames and scrapbook
pages.
• In Art Studio you can add a photo and work with the digital photo file like
other graphic elements.
Note: If you are working with a calendar project, you can also add photos to
calendar cells. For more information, see Adding Text and Graphics to a Calendar.

With Hallmark Card Studio you can add .bmp, .gif, .jpeg/.jpg, .pcx, .png, .tga and
.tiff/.tif files.
To add a photo in the Personalize screen:
1 Select a card in the Browse Cards screen or project in the Projects screen.
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either Digital Photo (optional) text on the left or Place Photo Here on the
design.
2 If the card has Digital Photo (optional) text on the right, click the inside blank
panel button and click Add Photo.
or
If the design has Place Photo Here, click it.
Note: Hallmark Card Studio does not let you place photos over Hallmark-designed
art and text. You’ll be able to add photos only to blank card panels with the Add
Photo button or to an existing placeholder frame by clicking Place Photo Here.

3 In the Photo dialog box, click Camera or Scanner, select your digital camera
or scanner software, and use it to get a photo.
or
Click File, locate and select a photo file, and click OK.
or
Click Clipboard to paste a photo you’ve copied to the Clipboard in another
program.
4 Optionally, when placing a photo, adjust the photo using the Grow or Shrink
button, the Move buttons, or the Rotate buttons.
or
When adding a photo to a card panel, adjust the photo by clicking Crop
Photo.
5 Optionally, click PhotoPower to color, retouch, clone, or crop the photo.
6 Optionally, if available, type a caption for the photo.
7 Click OK.
The photo is inserted into the blank panel or photo frame.

To add a photo in Art Studio:


1 On the Art Studio screen, click the Photo button.
2 Locate the photo file to add.
3 Select the photo file, and click OK to import the photo into the project.
4 Optionally, click PhotoPower to color, retouch, clone, or crop the photo.
or
Use the Art Studio buttons to adjust the photo.

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After you have added a photo, it’s easy to add a decorative border.
Note: You cannot add a border to a photo that replaces a photo placeholder (for
example, in a photo card).

To add a photo border:


1 On the Personalize screen, click the Add/Del Border button.
or
On the Art Studio screen, click the Add Border button.

2 In the Borders dialog box, select a border design. (You can use the arrows
to display additional designs.)
3 Click the Width arrows to change the thickness of the border.
4 Click the Margin arrows to change the distance between the outer edge of
the photo and the border.
5 If you’ve selected a line border and want to change the color of the line,
select a color from the list of colors.
or
Click the More Colors button to create a custom color for the line and click
OK.
6 Click OK.
The selected border is inserted into the project.

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Chapter 8:
Working with Objects
Once you’ve added graphics or other objects (such as text, photos, or shapes)
to a project, it’s easy to select, move, resize, copy, rotate, overlap, and align
them. Hallmark Card Studio also lets you group objects together, so you can
work with more than one object at a time.
This chapter explains how to:
• Perform basic tasks such as selecting, moving, resizing, copying, rotating, and
deleting objects.
• Crop objects using the edge of the workspace.
• Duplicate objects.
• Overlap objects.
• Align objects on the page.
• Group objects.

Basic Tasks for Graphics and Other Objects


To select an object:
• Click the object.
or
Click the Select button on the right until the object you want is selected.
To move an object:
• Click the object, and drag it to its new location.
or
Select the object, and then click the Move arrows on the right to move the
object to its new location. (Hold a Move button down to move the object
in multiple increments.)

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To replace a graphic:
1 Select the graphic, and then click Replace Graphic.
2 In the Clip Art Book screen, click the Browse button or the Find button.
3 On the Browse button, select a category.
or
On the Find button, type or select a keyword.
4 Locate a graphic in the Preview area.
5 Click the graphic you want to insert.
To replace a photo, select it and then click Replace Photo. In the Open dialog
box, locate and select a different photo and click OK.
To replace a shape, select it and click Replace Shape. In the Add Shape screen
select a different shape.
To resize any object:
• Select the object, and then click one of the Size buttons on the right.
To enlarge the object, click the Up arrow button
To shrink the object, click the Down arrow button.
To flip a graphic, shape, or photo:
• Select the object, and then click one of the Flip buttons on the left.
Clicking the left/right arrow button flips the object horizontally.
Clicking the up/down arrow button flips the object vertically.
To copy an object:
1 Select the object.
2 Click Copy.
3 Display a different panel or page, and then click Paste.
4 Move the object to the location you want on the panel.
Note: To quickly duplicate an object on the same project panel, see Duplicating
Objects.

To rotate an object:
• Select the object, and then click one of the Rotate buttons on the right.

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Clicking the Left arrow rotates the graphic counterclockwise.


Clicking the Right arrow rotates the graphic clockwise.
To delete an object:
• Select the object, and then click Erase.
If you’ve made a mistake:
• Click Undo from the Edit menu to undo any action, including Erase.

Using the Workspace to Crop Objects


You cannot directly edit the contents of a graphic image or a shape. If you want
to use part but not all of a graphic or shape (or text or a photo), try moving the
unwanted portion of the object off the edge of the project. Though still part of
the object, the unwanted portion will be hidden and will not print. The rest of
the object can be moved back onto the page if you want it in your project
again. The unwanted portion will be invisible on your screen and will not print.
You can also cover part of an object with a rectangle of the same color as the
object’s background. Place the rectangle over the unwanted portion of the
object to hide it from view.
Note: You can use PhotoPower, included with certain versions of Hallmark Card
Studio, to adjust raster images (such as digital photos). See Chapter 9: Working
with PhotoPower for details.

Duplicating Objects
It’s easy to duplicate objects with the Duplicate command. Use this command to
make a copy of the selected object. The new object appears on top so that it
overlaps but doesn’t completely cover the original object.
Use this to quickly copy and place objects that you want repeated in your
project. You can still resize and reposition all of the objects as you like, using the
handles.
To duplicate an object:
1 Select the object in the workspace.

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2 From the Edit menu, click Duplicate.


A duplicate object appears in the project, overlapping the original one.
3 Repeat step 2 to create additional duplicate objects.

Overlaying Objects
Hallmark Card Studio projects can consist of carefully arranged overlays of
graphics, symbols, shapes, lines, and text blocks. Shapes especially are often
placed behind all the other elements of a project to give it visual balance.
The Bring to Front, Send to Back, Bring Forward One, and Send Back One
commands on the Order submenu of the Object menu are designed to help
control the objects in your project overlay.
• The Send to Back command places the selected object behind all other
objects in the project.
• The Bring to Front command places the selected object in front of all other
objects in the project.
• The Bring Forward One and Send Back One commands are useful when
you have several overlapping objects placed on your project. These
commands move the selected object forward or backward one level.
Object order is defined by the order in which the objects are originally placed
on the project, not by the objects’ relationship to one another on the project. If
you use the Send Back One command, for example, and it does not produce
the expected results, it is probably because the objects you are trying to move
were actually placed several levels apart from one another.
You can create complex overlays using these four commands, and experiment
with different layout possibilities.
To change an object’s order:
1 Select the object to change.
2 From the Object menu, choose Order>Bring to Front, Order>Send to
Back, Order>Bring Forward One, or Order>Send Back One.
Note: If you ever lose an object while using these commands, it might be covered
by a larger graphic or other object. Select the larger object and use Send to Back
to put it in the background. Then the smaller object will appear again.

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Working with Overlapping Graphics


You can place, select, and manipulate overlapping text and graphical objects on a
project page.

Using Close Views


Graphics and text are inserted at the default size relative to your screen.
However, if you zoom in on your project and then insert the objects, this will
make inserted text and graphics smaller relative to your project. You might find
using close views in this way faster and more precise when you want to insert
type in a small point size, shrink a graphic, or select an object from a group of
closely placed objects.

Selecting Objects with the Tab Key


If you are having trouble selecting objects with the mouse, try using the Tab key.
The Tab key cycles through objects on the workspace.
To select an object with the Tab key:
1 Select any object on the workspace.
2 Press Tab until the object you want is selected.

Centering and Aligning Objects


Use the following procedures to center and align objects on a project page.

Centering Objects
You can use centering commands to place one or more objects at the vertical
or horizontal center of a project page. You can center objects vertically,
horizontally, or both. If you’ve selected more than one object, centering is
individually performed on all selected objects.
Note: Centering multiple objects can cause them to overlap, or can cause larger
objects to cover smaller objects. For hints on displaying, selecting, and reordering
overlapping or covered objects, see Working with Overlapping Objects.

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To center objects:
1 Select one or more objects in the project page.
2 Do one of the following:
To Do this
Center graphics horizontally (left From the Object menu, choose
to right) on a project page Center>Horizontally.
Center graphics vertically (top to From the Object menu, choose
bottom) on a project page Center>Vertically.
Center graphics both horizontally From the Object menu, choose
(left to right) and vertically (top Center>Both.
to bottom) on a project page

Aligning Objects
You use aligning commands or buttons to align multiple objects (graphic, shape,
or text objects) on a vertical or horizontal plane. When you align objects, the
centers of all selected objects are aligned to the center of the first object you
selected. Because the aligning commands work with multiple objects, you must
select at least two objects for the commands or buttons to become available.
To align objects:
1 Select two or more objects on the project page by pressing Shift while
clicking each of the objects.
You may select any mix of text, shape or graphic objects.
2 From the Object menu, click Align Objects Horizontally or click the Align
Horizontally button.
Objects are aligned on a horizontal plane, using the first selected object’s
center.
or
From the Object menu, click Align Objects Vertically or click the Align
Vertically button.
Objects are aligned on a vertical plane, using the first selected object’s
center.

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Selecting and Grouping Objects


You can select multiple objects and group them to work on more than one
object at once. For example, you might want to resize everything to better fit on
your page, or tilt or rotate two separate text blocks. With multiple selection and
grouping, you can select and work with more than one object at a time.

Selecting Objects
With a multiple selection you can perform commands simultaneously on
separate objects, but they are still treated as separate objects rather than as a
group. Each object still rotates, skews, and resizes around its own center, not the
center of the group of objects.
To select multiple objects:
• From the Edit menu, click Select All.
or
Press Shift while you select each object.
or
Drag the pointer around the objects you want (marquee selection).
Note: The starting point for marquee selection must be outside of any object’s
frame. If you have a background in your project, zoom out and start your
marquee selection on the workspace.

Every command that you apply affects all the selected objects (until you unselect
them).

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To cancel the selection from all selected objects:


• Click anywhere on your project (outside the objects) or on the workspace.
To cancel the selection from individual connected objects:
• Press Shift while you click each object you want to clear.

Grouping Objects
By grouping objects, you can perform commands simultaneously on multiple
objects. The center of the group of objects is used as the center point around
which the grouped objects are sized and rotated. This allows you to resize and
rotate groups of objects while maintaining their relationship with one another.
To group objects:
1 Select two or more objects on the workspace. (Press Shift while you click
each object, or press Ctrl+A to select all objects.)
2 Click the Group Objects button.
or
From the Object menu, choose Arrange>Group.
To ungroup objects:
1 Select the grouped object.
2 Click the Ungroup Objects button.
or
From the Object menu, choose Arrange>Ungroup.

Working with Multiple and Grouped Objects


The following commands are generally available for selected and grouped
objects:
• Moving commands
(You can move objects by dragging them or using the arrow keys.)
• Resizing commands
• Rotating commands

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To resize multiple selected or grouped objects:


• Click the Up arrow to increase the size of the objects.
or
Click the Down arrow to decrease the size of the objects.

To rotate multiple selected or grouped objects:


• Click the Right Rotate arrow to rotate clockwise.
or
Click the Left Rotate arrow to rotate counterclockwise.
Warning: If you delete an object that is part of a group or multiple selection, all of
the objects will be deleted. Make sure to save your project before deleting
anything to prevent mistakes.

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Hallmark Card Studio Working with PhotoPower

Chapter 9:
Working with PhotoPower
Because not all pictures are perfect, Hallmark Card Studio includes the useful
PhotoPower program. With PhotoPower, you can correct most photographic
problems easily and quickly. You can use PhotoPower to adjust graphics and
digital photos that you’ve added to your card (or project) if they are of the
following file types: .bmp, .gif, .jpeg/.jpg, .pcx, .png, .tga, and .tiff/.tif files.
Note: Some versions of Hallmark Card Studio do not include PhotoPower. If it’s
not included with your version, you will not see the PhotoPower button on the
Art Studio screen or the Photo dialog box.

This chapter explains how to:


• Change a picture’s brightness and color.
• Sharpen or smooth the edges in a picture.
• Remove the red-eye effect caused by camera flashes.
• Cut out important areas of your pictures.
• Clone parts of a photo to other areas.
• Apply special effects to enhance your photos.

Getting Started
Starting PhotoPower
You can start PhotoPower from several Hallmark Card Studio screens.
To start PhotoPower from the Personalize screen:
1 Select a blank panel, and then click the Add Photo button.
or
If there’s a photo placeholder, click Place Photo Here.

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2 In the Photo dialog box, click Camera or Scanner, and select your digital
camera or scanner software, to get a digital photo.
or
Click File, locate and select a digital photo file and click OK.
or
Click Clipboard to paste a photo you’ve copied to the Clipboard.
3 Click PhotoPower to color, retouch, clone, or crop the photo.

To start PhotoPower from the Art Studio screen:


1 Click Photo, and then select the photo to add it.
2 Click the photo in your project to select it.
3 Click the PhotoPower button.
or
Right-click the photo, and choose Edit Photo.

To start PhotoPower from a calendar cell:


Note: In weekly and monthly calendars, each date is a cell. In daily calendars, each
hour is a cell.

1 Double-click a calendar cell.


2 Click Insert Photo, select the photo to add, and click OK.
3 Click the PhotoPower button.
The PhotoPower screen appears with the selected photo displayed in the
Preview area.

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Changing Views in PhotoPower


Use the view options to change the magnification of the photo displayed in
PhotoPower. You can select a magnification, zoom in or out in increments, or fill
the photo display area with the photo.
To select a magnification:
• From the View menu, choose a magnification.
or
Click the arrow to the right of the Zoom box, and click a magnification.
or
Type a magnification value in the Zoom box.
To zoom in or out in increments:
• Click the Zoom In or Zoom Out button.
To fill the photo display:
• From the View menu, click Fit in Window.
or
Click the Zoom to Fit button.

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Coloring and Enhancing Your Pictures


The Color and Enhance Photograph options let you make color changes and
corrections to the entire picture. (To work with selected areas, see Retouching
Picture Areas.) The Color and Enhance Photograph options include:
Brightness/Contrast
Use to quickly adjust the contrast between highlights and shadows or to make a
picture lighter or darker.
Color Correction
Use to add or subtract red, green, or blue.
Color Saturation
Use to make a picture’s colors more vivid by increasing color saturation.
Sharpness
Use to sharpen or smooth the edges in the picture.
Sepia
Use to give a photo an old-fashioned look.
Grayscale
Use to turn a color photo into a black-and-white photo.

Changing Brightness and Contrast


Brightness is the overall amount of lightness and darkness of an image. When
you increase or decrease brightness, you raise or lower the overall tone of the
image. This means you add lightness or darkness to all colors in the image.
Contrast is the difference between the lightest and darkest areas of an image.
When you increase or decrease contrast, you raise or lower the differences
between light and dark colors in an image.
While you work with the Brightness/Contrast options, a divider appears on the
picture. As you change the contrast and brightness, the right side of the picture
is affected while the left side remains unchanged. This is so you can see the
picture before and after you apply changes. You can drag the divider or use the
scroll bar to move the divider in either direction to view more of either side.

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To change a picture’s brightness:


1 Click Color and Enhance Photograph on the PhotoPower window, and then
select Brightness/Contrast.

2 Drag the Brightness slider to the right to increase brightness or to the left to
decrease brightness.
or
Click the arrows to select a brightness value.
3 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
4 When you are finished, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.
To change a picture’s contrast:
1 Click Color and Enhance Photograph on the PhotoPower window, and then
select Brightness/Contrast.
2 Drag the Contrast slider to the right to increase contrast or to the left to
decrease contrast.
or
Click the arrows to select a contrast value.
3 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.

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4 When you are finished, click Done.


or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.

Changing Color
You can use color balancing either to enhance a color you want to emphasize
or to reduce a color you want to tone down.
While you work with Color Correction, a divider appears on the picture. As
you change the color balance, the right side of the picture is affected while the
left side remains unchanged. This is so you can see the picture before and after
you apply changes. You can drag the divider or use the scroll bar to move the
divider in either direction to view more of either side.
To change a picture’s color:
1 Click Color and Enhance Photograph on the PhotoPower window, and then
select Color Correction.
2 Drag a color slider to the right to increase the color in the picture or to the
left to decrease the color in the picture.
or
Click the arrows to select a color value.
3 Repeat step 2 for each color you want to change.

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4 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
actually change the photo.
5 When you are finished, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.

Changing Color Saturation


Color saturation refers to how much gray is present in a picture. By removing
gray from a color you can increase the color saturation.
Increase the saturation in a picture to give colors a more vivid appearance, or
decrease the saturation to simulate a black and white picture or give a picture a
vintage appearance.
To change a picture’s saturation:
1 Click Color and Enhance Photograph on the PhotoPower window, and then
select Color Saturation.
2 Drag the Saturation slider to the right to increase saturation (make colors
more vivid) or to the left to decrease saturation (make colors grayer).
or
Click the arrows to select a saturation value.
3 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
4 When you are finished, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.

Sharpening or Smoothing a Picture


Sharpening a picture increases contrast by making dark edges darker and
surrounding light edges lighter. For example, if you sharpen a light-blue edge
against a yellow background, the light blue changes to dark blue and the yellow
becomes white.
Smoothing a picture decreases contrast by making dark edges lighter and light
edges darker, resulting in softer, somewhat blurred edges.

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To sharpen or smooth a picture’s focus:


1 Click Color and Enhance Photograph on the PhotoPower window, and then
select Sharpness.
2 Drag the slider to the right to sharpen the edges in the picture or drag the
slider to the left to smooth the edges in the picture.
or
Click the arrows to select a value.
3 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
4 When you are finished, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.

Applying a Sepia Tone


You can give a photo a brown cast to make it appear old fashioned.
To apply a sepia tone:
1 Click Color and Enhance Photograph on the PhotoPower window, and then
select Sepia.
2 Drag the slider to the right to make the sepia tone darker.
3 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
4 When you are finished, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.

Making a Black-and-White Photo


You can discard the color in a photo to turn it into a black-and-white photo.
To make a black-and-white photo:
1 Click Color and Enhance Photograph on the PhotoPower window, and then
select Grayscale.
2 Click the Do It button.

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3 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
4 When you are finished, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.

Removing Red Eye


Sometimes the subject in your picture has red eyes (or, if a pet, other colored
eyes) caused by a camera flash. To remove the red-eye effect, you draw a frame
around the subject’s eye area and click Apply. PhotoPower automatically
removes the red (or other colored) area while retaining the highlight and other
details.
To remove red eye (human):
1 Click Fix Red Eye on the PhotoPower window.
2 Select Remove Red Eye.
3 If necessary, use the Zoom tools to enlarge the subject’s face. Then, you can
more easily define the eye area.
4 Draw an oval frame around one eye that has the red-eye effect by dragging
the pointer from just outside the subject’s pupil across the pupil.

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5 If necessary, resize or drag the frame to enclose the pupil. To resize the
frame, drag a frame handle until the oval is the correct size. To move the
frame, drag from inside the frame.
6 Click Apply.
7 Repeat steps 4-6 for any other eyes that need adjusting.
8 When you are finished, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.
To remove the ‘red-eye’ effect for a pet:
1 Click Fix Red Eye on the PhotoPower window.
2 Select Remove Pet Red Eye.
3 If necessary, use the Zoom tools to enlarge the pet’s face. Then, you can
more easily define the eye area.
4 Draw an oval frame around one eye that has the ‘red-eye’ effect by dragging
the pointer from just outside the pet’s pupil across the pupil.
5 If necessary, resize or drag the frame to enclose the pupil. To resize the
frame, drag a frame handle until the oval is the correct size. To move the
frame, drag from inside the frame.
6 Click Apply.
7 Repeat steps 4-6 for any other eyes that need adjusting.
8 When you are finished, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.

Changing the Shape of Your Pictures


Part of the fun of working with digital pictures is the ability to trim (or crop)
a picture or cut out an area of a picture and then add it to a project.
There are several ways to change the shape of your pictures:
• Trim: Define an area you want to keep and throw away the rest.
• Cutout Shapes: Create a cutout using a preset shape.

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• Custom Cutout: Create a custom cutout by using the Trace tool or the
Edge tool.
When you trim a picture or create a cutout, a transparent red “film” overlays
the areas of the picture you want to throw away. Don’t worry about harming
your photo. Creating a cutout does not physically remove part of your picture.

Trimming a Picture
When you trim a picture, you select an area you want to keep and throw away
the rest of the picture. When you click Trim, a trim box appears on the picture.
You can move and size the trim box so it surrounds the area you want to keep.
To trim a picture:
1 Click Add Cutouts & Edges on the PhotoPower window.
2 Click Trim.
A trim box appears in the center of the picture.
3 Click one or more of the move arrows to move the trim box.
or
Drag the trim box to the desired position on the picture.
4 Click the small or large arrow to decrease or increase the size of the box.
or
Drag a handle on the trim box. (Press the Shift key while dragging to change
the trim box proportionally.)

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5 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
6 When you’ve defined the area to keep, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the area you’ve defined.

Creating Cutouts
You can create a cutout using preset shapes. When you click a shape, a cutout
box with the appropriate shape displays in the center of the picture. You can
move and size the preset shape so it surrounds the area you want to cut out.
To create a cutout with a preset shape:
1 Click Add Cutouts & Edges on the PhotoPower window.
2 Click Cutout Shapes, and then select a shape.
A box in the selected shape appears in the center of the picture.
3 Click one or more of the four move arrows to move the cutout box.
or
Drag the cutout box to the desired position on the picture.

4 Click the small or large arrow to decrease or increase the size of the box.
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Drag a handle on the cutout box. (Press the Shift key while dragging to
change the box proportionally.)
5 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
6 When you’ve defined the shape to keep, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the shape you’ve defined.
Note: To create an ‘empty’ cutout with the rest of the picture as a frame, you
keep the area outside the shape you’ve defined. Select a cutout shape, size and
position the shape, and then click Invert Cutout Areas.

Creating Custom Cutouts


You can create custom cutouts in two ways:
• You can trace an object to create a cutout.
• You can define an edge and let PhotoPower outline the object for you.

Tracing a Cutout
To define a cutout along lines you trace, use the Trace tool. Each time you click
the tool, PhotoPower inserts an anchor point to create the outline.
To trace an object to create a cutout:
1 Click Add Cutouts & Edges on the PhotoPower window.
2 Click Custom Cutout, and then click the Trace tool.
By default, + (Plus) is selected to include the area you trace. Click - (Minus)
to exclude the area you trace.
3 Move the pointer to the edge of the object you want to trace and click. This
inserts the start point box.
4 Continue to click along the edge of the object until you return to the
starting point.
or
Trace the edge of the object by moving the pointer along the edge.
5 Click the start point to close the cutout.
A transparent red “film” indicates the areas of the picture you want to
throw away.

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6 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
7 When you’ve defined the shape to keep, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the shape you’ve defined.
You can include or exclude the traced area at the beginning of the trace
procedure. If, after tracing an area, you change your mind, you can reverse the
areas to be cut out and saved.
To invert the cutout areas:
1 Define a cutout area as described in Tracing a Cutout.
2 Click Invert Cutout Areas.
The areas previously excluded (shown on the photo in red), are included in
the cutout, and the previously selected area is excluded.
3 Click Apply, and then click Done.

Defining a Cutout Edge


You use the Edge tool to let PhotoPower help you define the cutout along the
lines you trace. As you click around the edge of an object to trace it,
PhotoPower outlines the object.

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To define an edge to create a cutout:


1 Click Add Cutouts & Edges on the PhotoPower window.
2 Click Custom Cutout, and then click the Edge tool.
By default, + (Plus) is selected to include the area you trace. Click - (Minus)
to exclude the area you trace.
3 Move the pointer to the edge of the object you want to define and click.
This inserts the start point box.
4 Continue to click along the edge of the object until you return to the
starting point.
PhotoPower creates a line along the edge of the person or other object you
are trying to define.
5 Click the start point to close the cutout.
A transparent red “film” indicates the areas of the picture you want to
throw away.

6 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
7 When you’ve defined the shape to keep, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the shape you’ve defined.
By default, the Edge tool is configured to work well with most photos. You can
change the Edge tool settings for sensitivity and color/edge balance.

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To change Edge tool settings:


1 On the Custom Cutout screen, click Edge Finder Settings.
2 Select High, Medium, or Low sensitivity. (With higher sensitivity settings the
Edge tool detects smaller differences in color and edge.)
3 Drag the slider to the right to detect edges more by edge contrast or drag
the slider to the left to detect edges more by color change.
or
Click the arrows to select a value.
4 Click OK.

Flipping and Rotating Your Pictures


You can flip or rotate a picture. Use the Flip and Rotate Photograph features to
create a better picture composition or to create a fun effect.
Flipping a Picture
When you flip a picture, it looks as though you are holding the picture up to a
mirror. You can flip a picture horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
To flip a picture:
1 Click Flip and Rotate Photograph on the PhotoPower window.
2 Click Flip.
3 Then click one of the following:
Flips the picture along an invisible vertical line.
It looks as though you are holding the picture
up to a mirror.
Flips the picture along an invisible horizontal
line. It looks as though picture is turned
upside-down.
Flips the picture both horizontally and verti-
cally. It looks as though the picture has been
rotated 180 degrees.
4 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.

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5 When finished, click Done.


or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the photo.
Hint: Some objects in your photos may not make sense when flipped. For
example, if the photo has any text on it (such as a sign or banner), the text will be
reversed and unreadable if you flip the photo.

Rotating a Picture
You can rotate a picture around its center point. Use PhotoPower to rotate the
photo in 90 or 180-degree increments. Also, you can specify a custom rotation
for the photo.
To rotate a picture:
1 Click Flip and Rotate Photograph on the PhotoPower window.
2 Click Rotate
3 Then click one of the following:
Rotates the picture counterclockwise 90 degrees.

Rotates the picture clockwise 90 degrees.

Rotates the picture 180 degrees.


The picture appears upside-down.

Click to specify the rotation angle, in degrees, for the picture.


When you use this option, corners of the picture may extend
beyond the original picture’s borders. PhotoPower automatically
makes the corners transparent and enlarges the picture as
necessary.
4 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
5 When finished, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the angle you’ve selected.

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Adding Special Effects


You can apply special effects to pictures. For example, try the stained glass, oil
painting, and mosaic effects to easily give your pictures a unique look.
Soft Edge Effect
The soft edge effect blurs the existing colors at the edge of your photo, so the
effect and your photo are always compatible. Use the soft edge effect to create
a soft border around the edge of a picture.
You can adjust the depth (distance from the photo edge) and intensity (contrast
from existing photo colors) of the soft edge effect.
To apply the soft edge effect:
1 Click Photo Effects on the PhotoPower window.
2 Click Soft Edge.

3 Drag the Soft Edge Effect slider to the right to increase the depth and
intensity of the effect, or drag it to the left to decrease the depth and
intensity of the effect.
or
Click the arrows to select a Soft Edge Effect value.
4 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.

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5 When you are finished, click Done.


or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.

Stained Glass Effect


When you apply the stained glass effect, a frame resembling a stained glass
window is created around the picture. Use the stained glass effect to create a
special frame around your picture. You can select the shape of the frame. You
can move and size the effect, and adjust the amount of color and brightness.
To add a stained glass effect:
1 Click Photo Effects on the PhotoPower window.
2 Click Stained Glass.
3 Then click a stained glass design, and click the texture.
The design appears in the center of the picture.
4 Click the small arrow to decrease the size of the frame or the large arrow
to increase the size.
or
Drag a handle on the frame.

5 Click the move arrows to move the frame in the corresponding direction.
or
Drag the frame to the desired position on the picture.

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6 Drag the Color Opacity slider to the right to make the colors in the frame
more opaque, or drag it to the left to make the colors in the frame less
opaque.
or
Click the arrows to select a Color Opacity value.
7 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
8 When you are finished, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.
Oil Painting Effect
Use the oil painting effect to make a picture look like a painting. You can adjust
the intensity of the effect, so the picture will look only as much like a painting as
you want.
To apply the oil painting effect:
1 Click Photo Effects on the PhotoPower window.
2 Click Oil Painting.

3 Drag the Oil Painting Effect slider to the right to increase the intensity of the
oil painting effect, or drag it to the left to decrease the intensity of the effect.
or
Click the arrows to select an Oil Painting Effect value.

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4 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
5 When you are finished, click Done.
or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.

Mosaic Effect
Use the mosaic effect to make a picture look like a mosaic decoration. You can
adjust the intensity of the effect, so the picture will look only as much like a
mosaic as you want.
To apply the mosaic effect:
1 Click Photo Effects on the PhotoPower window.
2 Click Mosaic.

3 Drag the Mosaic Effect slider to the right to increase the intensity of the
mosaic effect, or drag it to the left to decrease the intensity of the effect.
or
Click the arrows to select a Mosaic Effect value.
4 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.
5 When you are finished, click Done.
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Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.
Colored Pencil Effect
Use the colored pencil effect to make a picture look like a soft pastel drawing.
You can adjust the intensity of the effect by using the Color Pencil Effect slider.

Cloning Parts of a Picture


With the Clone tool you can duplicate parts of a picture. This tool is handy for
‘brushing out’ blemishes from skin or to clear ‘spots’ that occur if there’s dust on
the photo or scanner when scanning images.
You can use this tool creatively to eliminate parts of a photo (perhaps removing
a person who walked into the area just as you snapped the picture) or to add
more items (perhaps making a bouquet fuller by duplicating some blossoms.)
To clone part of a picture:
1 Click Clone Tool on the PhotoPower window.
2 Select a brush size.
3 Click the pointer on the image where you want the Clone tool to ‘pick up’
the image. (For example, if you’re brushing out a blemish, click an area
where the skin tone is similar, but where there are no blemishes.)
4 Drag the pointer over the area where you want the ‘pick up’ area
duplicated. (For example, drag over the blemish.)
5 Review the changes you’ve made. Modify the changes, or click Apply to
change the photo.

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6 When you are finished, click Done.


or
Click Start Over if you are not happy with the changes you’ve made.

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Chapter 10:
Working with Projects
While most of the instructions given for greeting cards are applicable to the
other projects available in Hallmark Card Studio, this chapter has project-specific
information to help you work with various projects. For information on 3D
cards and other 3D projects, see Chapter 11: Working with 3D Projects.
This chapter gives project-specific information for the following project types:
• Announcements, invitations, note cards, and photo frames
• Certificates, scrapbook pages, and stationery
• Envelopes
• Gift tags and labels
• Postcards
• Stickers
• Matching sets
• Calendars
To work with non-greeting card projects, click Other Projects on the Home
screen. Then select the project type in the Other Projects list to browse
through that project’s designs.

Announcements, Invitations, Note Cards, and Photo


Frames
These four project types are all variations on greeting cards. In general, you’ll
print these projects on one side of a sheet of paper and then fold the paper to
create the announcement, invitation, note card or photo frame. Invitations,
announcements, and note cards are usually quarter-fold cards; while photo
frames are half-fold cards. If you wish, you can change the fold type on the Print
screen.

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The Photo Frames project type has a photo placeholder on the front panel
where you can quickly place a digital photo. Click Place Photo Here to open the
Photo dialog box to select and adjust a photo for the photo frame.

Certificates, Scrapbook Pages, and Stationery


These project types are all single-page projects that print onto a sheet of paper.
You can adjust the orientation of a design in Art Studio. See Chapter 5: Using
Art Studio for details.
The Scrapbook Pages project type has one or more photo placeholders where
you can quickly place a digital photo. Click Place Photo Here to open the Photo
dialog box to select and adjust a photo for the photo placeholder.

Envelopes
The envelope designs print onto standard-sized envelopes (such as a No. 10 or
an envelope for a single-fold card).
Note: If you click Envelope on the Print screen for a card, you can add a return
address and mailing address to a plain envelope, but no design. To print a design
on a card, you must use either a ready-made design from the Envelopes category
or create one in Art Studio for a blank envelope template.

Before printing the first envelope after installing Hallmark Card Studio, you’ll be
asked to go through the Printing Envelopes wizard. Check with your printer’s
documentation to learn how to feed envelopes through your printer to answer
the questions in the Printing Envelopes wizard. After you go through the wizard,
Hallmark Card Studio will show you how to insert an envelope into your printer
each time you print an envelope. See Feeding Envelopes in Chapter 3: Hallmark
Card Studio Basics for more information.

Gift Tags and Labels


When printing gift tags and labels, you usually print more than one item on a
sheet of paper. For gift tags, there are usually 8-10 per sheet of paper.

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Depending on the type of label stock, there may be 2-80 labels on a sheet. For
example, if you are printing address labels there could be 30 labels on the sheet
(3 columns of 10 rows). On the Print screen you can determine how many
items to print and where to start printing on the paper.
When you print this type of project, you will print identical designs — although
you can have different names (and addresses) print with the same design by
using names (and addresses) from your Event Planner Address Book. To do this,
in Art Studio, insert replaceable fields for the name (and address). For
information, see Chapter 5: Using Art Studio.
Note: If you’ve added replaceable fields, you cannot automatically print a full sheet
of items.

You may want to do a test print on standard paper first before printing a sheet
of items. This way you can be sure that you’re using the right layout for your
type of paper stock. Print a draft version of the project onto a sheet of plain
white paper and place it on top of a sheet of special paper stock for that item.
Hold both in front of a bright light to see if the design is within each item’s
printable area. You may have to adjust the design’s location on the Print screen
with the Vert and Horz nudge buttons to have the items print correctly.
Check with your printer’s manual to see if there are restrictions on putting a
sheet of paper through more than once if you are printing less than a full sheet.
To print a full page of items:
1 Click Print.
or
Choose Print from the File menu.

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2 On the Print screen, if necessary, adjust the paper source.


With the special paper, you may want to use Manual Paper Feed.
3 Make sure that the starting Row and Column are both set to 1.
4 Select Fill to end of page.
The preview area shows a full sheet of items.
5 Click Print Now.
To print less than a full sheet of items:
1 On the Print screen, if necessary, adjust the paper source.
With the special paper, you may want to use Manual Paper Feed.
2 Specify the starting Row and Column for the sheet of paper that’s loaded in
your printer
3 Select Number of labels to print and then specify the actual number you
want to print.
The preview area shows you the placement and that number of items.
or
If you’ve added replaceable fields, specify the number of times to repeat the
list of names from the Address Book.

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4 If you’ve added replaceable fields and haven’t yet specified the names to use,
click Address Book. In the Select Names from Address Book dialog box,
select the names to include and click OK.
5 Click Print Now.

Postcards
The postcard designs have the design on the front and the mailing address on
the other side. On the Personalize screen, select the Back side to address the
postcard. You can have Hallmark Card Studio use addresses from your Event
Planner Address Book to print the same postcard for mailing to different people
(for example, a change of address notice). To do this, in Art Studio, insert
replaceable fields on the address side. For information, see Chapter 5: Using Art
Studio.
When printing postcards, you usually print more than one item on a sheet of
paper. Postcard stock usually has 2-4 postcards, but sometimes 1 postcard, per
sheet of paper. Because postcards are double-sided, you’ll reinsert the paper to
print the second side, which is the address side. Hallmark Card Studio shows an
animation to help you re-insert the paper properly in your printer. If you haven’t
printed a two-sided project before, you’ll have to go through the wizard. See
Printing a Single-Fold, One-Page Card the First Time in Chapter 3: Hallmark
Card Studio Basics for details.
To print postcards:
1 Click Print.
or
Choose Print from the File menu.

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2 On the Print screen, if necessary, adjust the paper type.


3 If necessary, adjust the paper source.
With special postcard paper, you may want to use Manual Paper Feed.
4 If you’ve added replaceable fields and haven’t specified the names to include,
click Address Book. In the Select Names from Address Book dialog box,
select the names to include and click OK.
Note: You can click Next to see the back of the postcards and verify that the
correct names and addresses are included.

5 Adjust the number of postcards until the preview shows the postcards you
want to print.
Note: You can specify more postcards than would fit a single sheet of paper. If you
do, you can preview the front and back of each sheet of paper.

6 Click Print Now.


7 When the first side finishes printing, re-insert the paper as shown in the
animation and click Print.
Note: Postcards always print starting from the first row and column. If you don’t
print a full sheet, you can use the remaining postcards by inserting the paper in
the paper feed with at least one postcard in the first row and column position.

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Check with your printer’s manual to see if there are restrictions on putting a sheet
of paper through more than once if you are printing less than a full sheet.

Stickers
When printing stickers, you usually print more than one item on a sheet of
paper. Standard sticker templates have 9-20 stickers on a sheet. Unlike gift tags,
labels, and postcards, you can fill a sheet of stickers with different sticker designs.
You may want to do a test print on standard paper first before printing a sheet
of stickers. This way you can be sure that you’re using the right layout for your
type of paper stock. Print a draft version of the project onto a sheet of plain
white paper and place it on top of a sheet of special sticker paper. Hold both in
front of a bright light to see if the design is within each sticker’s printable area.
You may have to adjust the design’s location on the Print screen with the Vert
and Horz nudge buttons to have the items print correctly.
To create a sheet of stickers:
1 On the Home screen, click Projects.
2 In the Other Projects list, select Stickers.
3 Select the template for the special sticker paper you have and, if you’re using
3D browsing, click Personalize and print this project.

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Note: To scroll through the designs, click the arrow buttons that appear in the
lower right corner of the design thumbnails area.

4 Drag a sticker design from the left onto the correct location in the preview
on the right and continue dragging various designs to the preview until
you’ve filled the template as needed.
or
To fill a whole sheet with the same sticker design, select a sticker design on
the left and click Copy to All.
Note: If you’ve filled the whole sheet with one design by clicking Copy to All, you
can still drag other designs to individual locations.

5 To clear the preview, click Remove All.


6 Click Next.

7 To change the text on an individual sticker, select the location in the layout
on the left and then click the text on the design. Make changes in the
Change Text dialog box and click OK.
Note: You can change the design by clicking Art Studio.

8 To print the sheet of stickers, click Print.

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9 On the Print screen, if necessary, adjust the paper source.


With the special sticker paper, you may want to use Manual Paper Feed.
10 Specify how many pages to print.
11 Click Print Now.

Matching Sets
All matching sets include envelope, label and stationery designs. Some designs
also include note cards, photo frames or calendars. See the other sections for
information about a specific project type within a matching set.

Calendars
Hallmark Card Studio features a wide variety of calendars in daily, weekly, and
monthly formats. You can select any time period for your calendar. You can add
text and graphics to each “cell” in a calendar. (In weekly and monthly calendars,
each date is a cell. In daily calendars, each hour is a cell.) Every cell can have
different text and graphics. The calendars you create in Hallmark Card Studio
can display the holidays and events from Event Planner.
Note: This section discusses the calendar projects found in Hallmark Card Studio.
For instructions on working with the Event Planner Calendar, see Chapter 12:
Using the Event Planner.

Selecting a Calendar
To select a calendar:
1 On the Home screen, click Other Projects, and then click Calendars.
2 Select a calendar format: Daily, Monthly (1 Month), Monthly (12 Months), or
Weekly.
3 Browse through the thumbnails until you see the thumbnail for a calendar
design you like, and then click the thumbnail. (If 3D browsing is on, click
Personalize and print this project.)
The Personalize screen appears with the calendar for you to customize the
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You can select a calendar that is blank except for elements such as the date grid,
date numbers, and calendar title. Then, you can use Art Studio’s tools to add art
or customize the appearance of the calendar’s elements.
To select a blank calendar:
1 On the Home screen, click Art Studio.
or
From the Tools menu, click Art Studio.
2 Click Calendars.
Blank calendar thumbnails appear on the right.
3 Browse through the thumbnails until you see the thumbnail for a calendar
template you like, and then click it. (If 3D browsing is on, click Personalize
and print this project.)
The calendar is placed on the drawing board in Art Studio.

Customizing a Calendar
When you select the thumbnail for a calendar design, a larger version appears
on the Personalize screen. You can change the date (and time, in a daily
calendar). Weekly and monthly calendars also let you show or hide Event
Planner information.

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Use the following instructions to customize Hallmark Card Studio calendars.


Note: You can have many calendars display a small “mini-calendar” at the top of
the main calendar. In the Personalize screen, this calendar appears as a semi-
transparent box. Mini-calendars can be previewed on the calendar’s Print screen
before printing.

Customizing a Daily Calendar


To customize a daily calendar:
1 Click the Change Date button.
2 Use the arrow buttons to change the date, the starting and ending time, and
the starting day of the week.
3 When done, click OK.
4 Select Show mini month to have a small monthly calendar appear near the
top of the daily calendar.
Hallmark Card Studio automatically uses the month that corresponds to the
selected date. For example, if you select May 3 for the daily calendar, the
monthly calendar shows the month of May.
5 Select whether to display the hours as 12 hr or 24 hr time.

Customizing a Monthly Calendar (1 Month)


To customize a monthly calendar (1 month):
1 Click the Change Date button.
2 Click Yes to continue.
or
Click No to cancel.
3 Use the arrow buttons to change the year and month, and the starting day
for the calendar.
4 When done, click OK.
5 Click Show Event Planner holidays to carry over the holidays you display on
your Event Planner Calendar.
6 Click Show Event Planner notes to display the notes you’ve added to your
Event Planner Calendar for the selected month.

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7 Select Show mini previous/next month to have two small calendars appear
near the top of the calendar.
Hallmark Card Studio automatically uses the month immediately before and
after the selected month.

Customizing a Monthly Calendar (12 Months)


To customize a monthly calendar (12 months):
1 Select the month to display.
2 Click the Change Date button.
3 Use the arrow buttons to change the year and the starting day for the
calendar.
4 When done, click OK.
5 Click Show Event Planner holidays to carry over the holidays you display on
your Event Planner Calendar.
6 Click Show Event Planner notes to display the notes you’ve added to your
Event Planner Calendar for the selected year.
7 Select Show mini previous/next month to have two small calendars appear
near the top of the calendar.
Hallmark Card Studio automatically uses the month immediately before and
after the selected month.

Customizing a Weekly Calendar


To customize a weekly calendar:
1 Click the Change Date button.
2 Use the Year arrow buttons to change the calendar year.
3 Use the arrows on either side of the 2-month header to select the correct
months, and then click the week to display.
4 Select the starting day for the calendar.
5 When done, click OK.
6 Click Show Event Planner holidays to carry over the holidays you display on
your Event Planner Calendar.
7 Click Show Event Planner notes to display the notes you’ve added to your
Event Planner Calendar for the selected week.

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8 Select Show mini month to have a small monthly calendar appear near the
top of the weekly calendar.
Hallmark Card Studio automatically uses the month that corresponds to the
selected week. For example, if you select May 3 through May 9 for the
weekly calendar display, the monthly calendar shows the month of May.

Adding Text and Graphics to a Calendar


Use these features to add important appointments and notes to your calendar.
Additionally, you can add Hallmark clip art or your own photos to emphasize
special days.
To add text to a calendar:
1 Double-click a calendar cell.
2 Type text in the Text box.
Text appears in the Preview area as you type it. You’ll use the Preview area
to view text and graphics as they will appear on the calendar.
3 Use the text formatting options to select font, size, color, emphasis (bold,
italic, or underline) and alignment.
Note: Changes to text are shown in the Preview area. You cannot make text so
large that it does not fit in the cell.

4 When done, click OK.


Note: The Hallmark Card Studio spell checker is available to verify the spelling in
your calendar projects. To start the spell checker, click Spelling on the Personalize
screen. For detailed instructions on using this feature, see Using the Spell Checker
in Chapter 6: Working with Text.

To add Hallmark clip art to a calendar:


1 Double-click a calendar cell.
2 Click Insert Clip Art.
3 To do a general search and browse through larger numbers of graphics, click
the Browse button.
or
To search for specific graphics, click the Find button.

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4 On the Browse tab, select a category.


or
On the Find tab, type or select a keyword.
Graphics matching the search criteria are shown in the Preview area.
5 Click the graphic to insert.
6 Click the Up arrow or the Down arrow in the Graphic area to increase or
decrease the graphic’s size.
7 Click one of the Position buttons to place the graphic in the cell.
8 When done, click OK.
Note: For more information on working with the Hallmark Card Studio Clip Art
Book, see Using the Clip Art Book Screen. in Chapter 7: Adding Graphics.

To add your own photos to a calendar:


1 Double-click a calendar cell.
2 Click Insert Photo.
3 Locate and select a digital photo.
4 Click OK.
5 Click the Up arrow or the Down arrow in the Graphic area to increase or
decrease the photo’s size.
6 Click one of the Position buttons to place the photo in the cell.
7 To color, retouch, or crop the photo, click PhotoPower. Make the changes
in PhotoPower and click Save changes.
8 When done, click OK.

Saving and Printing the Calendar


After you’ve selected and personalized a calendar, you can save it in its
customized form for reuse.
To save a calendar:
1 From the File menu, click Save.
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or
To replace an existing file, click a filename.
3 Click Save to save the project file in the default location.
or
Open a different drive or folder for the file and then click Save.

Printing a Calendar
You use the following procedure to print your customized calendar.
To print a calendar:
1 On the Personalize screen, click Print.
or
From the File menu, click Print.
2 In the Print screen, select the paper size. (Click the arrows to see additional
paper selections.)
3 Select the paper source. (To print on heavy paper, you may need to select
Manual Feed.)
4 To change the printer or the settings on the printer, click Printer Setup,
make the changes, and click OK.
5 Use the arrow buttons to adjust the number of copies (1 to 99).
6 When you are ready, click Print Now.
Note: If you’re creating a Monthly (12 months) calendar, all 12 calendar pages
print, not just the calendar page that is currently displayed.

Calendars in Art Studio


You can open a calendar in Art Studio to see additional ways to customize it.
With Art Studio, you can customize almost every calendar element. Use Art
Studio to change text size, typeface, and color. Change the color and thickness
of calendar grid lines. Tilt or resize calendar elements. Change the appearance of
mini-calendars. There are many options!
To open a pre-designed calendar in Art Studio:
1 Select a calendar type and design as described in Selecting a Calendar.

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2 On the Personalize screen, click Art Studio.


The calendar is placed on the drawing board in Art Studio.
To place a blank calendar in Art Studio, click Art Studio on the Home screen,
and then select a calendar format.

Art Studio Options — The Basics


When you open a calendar in Art Studio, you can use all the features that are
available for customizing projects. Typically, elements in a calendar are either
text or graphics. Click the text or graphic element to customize it. Options for
changing the text or graphic appear on the left and right sides of the Art Studio
screen. Use these options to move, size, and rotate calendar elements.

To learn more about working with text elements in Art Studio, see Chapter 6:
Working with Text. To learn more about working with graphic elements, see
Chapter 7: Adding Graphics.
Note: The options on the Personalize screen, including the options to select the
calendar dates for display and show or hide Event Planner holidays and notes, are
also available in Art Studio. Click the calendar grid in Art Studio. These options
appear on the left side of the Art Studio screen.

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Art Studio Calendar Options


Each calendar features several designs. Select a different design to give the
selected calendar a new look.
To select a different calendar design:
1 Open a calendar in Art Studio.
2 Click the calendar grid.
The Calendar Style button appears on the left side of the Art Studio screen.
3 Click Calendar Style, and then click Style.
Options for selecting a custom calendar design appear.

4 Scroll through the predesigned styles until you find one you like, and then
select the style.
5 When done, click OK.
Art Studio has special options designed for customizing individual calendar
elements.
To customize calendar elements:
1 Open a calendar in Art Studio.
2 Click the calendar grid.
The Calendar Style button appears on the left side of the Art Studio screen.

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3 Click Calendar Style.


4 Click Elements, and then click a calendar element.
Options for customizing the element appear.

5 Make color, alignment, grid, or other selections for the element.


Your selections immediately appear in the Preview area.
6 Click another calendar element to customize.
or
When done, click OK.

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Chapter 11:
Working with 3D Projects
Hallmark Card Studio has a set of special projects that involve printing a base
project (such as a card or box), folding it, and then adding a 3-dimensional
embellishment. While most of the instructions given for greeting cards are
applicable for these projects, this chapter has project-specific information to help
you work with 3D cards and other 3D projects. For information on regular
projects, see Chapter 10: Working with Projects. For assembly instructions, see
Appendix A: Instructions for Assembling 3D Projects.
In this chapter you’ll learn about:
• The tools and supplies you’ll need for working with 3D projects
• The general procedure for creating 3D projects
• Specific instructions for creating the different project types

Preparing To Create 3D Projects


3D cards and other 3D projects involve more than just printing a design onto
paper and folding the printed sheet of paper. In general, you’ll be constructing a
3D project from a sheet of heavy-weight paper and then adding embellishments.
To create a 3D project successfully, you’ll need to have certain tools and
supplies on hand to complete your project.
List of needed supplies:
• Scissors or a craft knife
• A cutting surface
• Self-stick foam pads or foam tape
• Paste, glue, or double-sided tape
• Hallmark greeting card paper (recommended for 3D greeting cards and
photo frames)
• Heavy-weight paper (such as 60-, 65-, 70-, or 80-pound paper) for photo
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• Cardboard (or card stock) for mini album covers


• (Optional) Regular-weight paper for embellishments, mini album pages and
mini album cover
Check your printer’s documentation to learn what weight of paper you can use
in your printer.

Creating 3D Projects (Overview)


There are five types of 3D projects (greeting cards, photo frames, photo cubes,
boxes, and mini albums) that you can select from the 3D Projects category.
To create a 3D card or photo frame:
1 On the Home screen, click Other Projects.
2 In the Other Projects list, select 3D Cards or Photo Frames.

3 Select a base design on the right and, if you’re using 3D browsing, click Print
and personalize this project.
(The embellishments show just part of the design.).
4 Personalize the base design as needed (possibly clicking Art Studio to make
major changes) and then click Print.

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5 Adjust the options on the Print screen as needed and click Print Now.
6 Click Back twice to return to the Browse screen.
7 Select the embellishment for the base design and, if you're using 3D
browsing, click Print and personalize this project.
8 Make any needed changes. (For example, for a photo frame, click Place
Photo Here and insert your own digital photo.)
9 On the Print screen, adjust the options and click Print Now.
10 Construct the 3D project by following the instructions.
To create a gift box, photo cube, or mini album:
1 On the Home screen, click Other Projects.
2 In the Other Projects list, select Gift Boxes, Photo Cubes, or Mini Albums.
3 Select a design on the right and, if you’re using 3D browsing, click Print and
personalize this project.
4 Personalize the design and embellishments as needed. Click the buttons in
the Let's Look at area to adjust the different pages in the project. (You may
click Art Studio to make major changes.)
(For example, for a photo cube, click Place Photo Here to insert your own
digital photo.)
5 Click Print.
6 Adjust the options on the Print screen as needed and click Print Now.
7 Construct the 3D project by following the instructions.
Also, in Art Studio, you can select a blank box, mini-album, photo cube, or
photo frame to design yourself.

Creating Specific 3D Projects


Each of the 3D projects has slightly different instructions.
To view complete assembly instructions for the projects:
• Go to Appendix A: Instructions for Assembling 3D Projects in this manual to
read the assembly instructions.

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Creating 3D Cards
With a 3D greeting card, you’ll select the base card design, personalize it and
then print the base card design onto greeting card paper.
Next, you’ll print the embellishments, which involve several layers. Cut each
layer out carefully, and then build up the layers on the card’s front panel by
placing pieces of foam tape or foam pads between each layer.
Start with layer 1 as the first layer added to the card’s front.

3D Card Design Embellishments

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Creating Gift Boxes


With a gift box, the design includes two pages: a bottom and a top. After
selecting the design, personalizing it, and printing it, you’ll cut out the two pieces,
fold them as instructed and glue or tape the flaps to make the box and the
cover.
Your choice of paper may depend on what you plan to put in the gift box. If it’s
a relatively heavy item, you may want to use heavier paper than for a lighter
item.

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Creating Mini Albums


A mini album project has three pages in it: a mini-album cover, mini-album
pages, and embellishments.
Before printing the mini album pages, add digital photos to the embellishments
page when on the Personalize screen and make any other needed changes to
the cover, the pages, and embellishments.

After printing the three project pages, create the mini-album cover.
To start the mini-album cover, cut regular cardboard or card stock into two
squares that are 3.5 inches on a side. Then, cut out the cover design and use it
to cover the 2 squares of cardboard or card stock as shown in the instructions.

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Next, you'll create the pages for the mini album. When printing the page with
the mini album pages on it, you could print the pages onto regular paper. Cut
the sheet of paper into thirds and then fold the three pieces in half. You'll glue
the pages together and then glue them into the mini-album cover.
Finally, you'll cut out and add the embellishments to the mini album pages.

Creating Photo Cubes


A photo cube project is similar to a gift box, but it includes embellishments and
placeholders for adding digital photos. As with the gift box, the base project for
a photo cube is a box that you print, cut out and construct. The embellishments
page includes shapes and placeholders for adding to the box.
On the Personalize screen, click the Let’s Look at buttons to view and adjust the
various pages in the project. Click the Place Photo Here text to replace it with a
digital photo.

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After printing the photo cube project, follow the guidelines on the first two
sheets of paper to cut the box from the paper, fold and glue (or tape) the box
together. Then cut out the embellishments and use foam tabs to attach the
embellishments to the box.

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Creating Photo Frames


A photo frame is similar to a 3D greeting card, but it includes a digital photo.
The embellishments include the frame with additional shapes.
As with the 3D greeting card, the base project for a photo frame is a half-fold
card. You'll print the photo frame first.
After printing the photo frame, return to the Browse screen and select the
embellishments, which include a digital photo and shapes, for the photo frame
design that you just printed. On the Personalize screen, click the Place Photo
Here text to replace it with a digital photo and then print the embellishments.
After printing, cut the embellishments out and use foam tabs to attach the
photo, frame, and other embellishments to the card.

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Hallmark Card Studio Using the Event Planner

Chapter 12:
Using the Event Planner
Event Planner has three powerful features that help you track upcoming events
and maintain personal information for family and friends: Calendar, Address
Book, and Reminders. From now on, you have an easy way to keep up with
birthdays and anniversaries for all the special people in your life.
You can also easily record all your social events and weekly commitments. As
you enter your important events and special occasions, you can choose to get
reminders beforehand so you’ll always be prepared for parties, meetings, or
other important events.
This chapter explains how to:
• Start the Event Planner from Hallmark Card Studio.
• View and customize the Event Planner Calendar.
• Create and maintain reminder notes.
• Print the Event Planner Calendar.
Note: You can also start Event Planner directly from the Start menu. Choose All
Programs from the Start menu. Then open the Hallmark folder and click Event
Planner 2010.

Event Planner Features


Special features of Event Planner include the following:
Calendar
The Calendar easily lets you enter notes for special one-time events (like your
20th year high school reunion), as well as regularly scheduled activities (soccer
practice every Saturday morning). Birthdays and anniversaries may also be added
through the Address Book.

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Address Book
You use the Address Book to enter mailing information and phone numbers.
There’s also space for an e-mail address. It is also used to enter birthday and
anniversary dates. When you enter birthday and anniversary years in the
Address Book, the birthday and anniversary numbers are calculated and
displayed on your Calendar. Like notes entered on the Calendar, you can
choose to be reminded of birthdays and anniversaries before the occasion.
Reminders
Any time you enter a note on your Calendar or a birthday or anniversary in
your Address Book, you can choose to be reminded before the day of the
event. You can get reminders for 1 to 30 days before an event. Reminders are
listed in a special place on the Calendar. You can also get reminders when you
start up your computer.

Moving Between Hallmark Card Studio and Event


Planner
It’s easy to move back and forth between Hallmark Card Studio and Event
Planner by using the convenient buttons on the screen or by using menu
commands.
To Click Or
Go from Hallmark Card Studio From the Hallmark Card Studio
to Event Planner Tools menu, click Event Planner.
Go from Event Planner From the Event Planner Go
to Hallmark Card Studio menu, click Hallmark Card Studio.

Closing Event Planner


To exit Event Planner:
• From the File menu, choose Quit.
• Click the Close button on the right side of the title bar.

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Displaying the Calendar


The Calendar is the starting point for Event Planner. When you start Event
Planner, the Calendar screen appears.

What’s on the Calendar?


The Calendar screen shows a graphic calendar on the right side of the screen.
When you first go to the Calendar, the selected day is the current day. The left
side of the screen contains a Details list of the events and reminders for a
selected day. To view events and reminders about a different day, click the day
on the Calendar.
Remember the following definitions.
Event: An occasion on a certain day.
Reminder: A notice about an upcoming event.

If you click an event or reminder in the Details list, a Details area with additional
information appears under the list.
Holidays are listed at the bottom of the cell for that date and under Events on
the Details list. Special icons can also appear on the Calendar days.

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Calendar Icon Indicates Description


Reminder Reminders display from 1 to 30 days prior to an
event; you select the time period you want.
For example, you may have entered a note about
your high school class reunion as well as your
daughter’s weekly music lesson.
Anniversary Names for the anniversary appear at the bottom
of the day. The anniversary number is included
if the date of the original event is entered in your
Address Book.
Birthday The birthday person’s name is listed at the bottom
of the day. The birthday number is included if the
person’s birth year is entered in your Address
Book.
Hints, which appear in the box at the bottom of the screen, provide information
about buttons and boxes on the Calendar screen. Click the Help button to
access step-by-step information about using Event Planner.

Customizing the Calendar


You can control which holidays and icons display on the calendar. It’s easy to
add or remove displayed holidays.
To customize the calendar’s appearance:
1 On the Calendar screen, click Options.
or
From the Edit menu, click Options.
The Options screen appears. The currently selected holidays are marked
with a check mark.
2 Define the holidays you want on your Calendar.
• To turn on all holidays, click Select All.
• To turn off all holidays, click Unselect All.
• To turn off a holiday marked with a check mark, click the name in the
holiday list to clear it.
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Use the arrows to move through the holiday list.


3 In the Display On Calendar area on the left side of the screen, clear the
check box for any icon that you do not want to display.
(Icons with a check mark appear on your Calendar. Events always appear on
the Calendar; the check box only affects whether or not the icon appears.)
4 When you finish selecting the holidays and icons you want displayed, click
OK.

Creating Calendar Notes


Notes are used to enter any events you want to remember other than a
birthday, anniversary, or holiday. Events can be one-time occasions or repeating
appointments. You can request reminders for notes. All events are shown in the
Details list on the left side of the Calendar screen.
You can enter two types of text for notes:
Subject
Identifies the note. This information appears on the Calendar and on the Details
list on the left side of the Calendar screen.
Message
Additional text about the subject. To see this information, you must click the
note in the Details list. Then the message appears in the Details area below the
list.
Other options for your note include:
People
Associates people from your Address Book with a note. For example, you may
want to associate your brother and your cousin with another relative’s birthday
party as a reminder to call them with the details. (For more information on the
Address Book, see Chapter 13: The Event Planner Address Book.)
Repeat
Controls how often the note appears on your Calendar. Normally this is set to
Does not repeat, indicating a one-time-only event. However, you have the
choice of having the note repeat on a recurring yearly, monthly, or weekly basis.

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Remind me
Enables you to define how many days in advance you want to be reminded of
the upcoming event. You can choose from 1 to 30 days. Reminders display on
the Details list on the left side of the Calendar screen.

Adding a New Note


To add a calendar note:
1 If the month and year you want for the note do not appear on the Calendar
screen, click the left or right arrow beside the name of the month and the
year until you see the date you want.
2 On the Calendar screen, double click the date for the note.
or
Select the date and click Add Note.

3 In the blank note, type the subject of the note in the Subject area.
This is the information that displays in the Calendar day and Details list. Try
to keep the subject brief (for example, “Class Reunion”) because the space
for each day is limited.
4 Type a message for the note, if needed. (For example, type “Carol’s Café,
7:30. Take camera. Call Bob for directions.”)
5 If you want to add people to your note, repeat the note, or set a reminder
for the note, see the following sections.

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6 If you have finished with your note, click Save to save the note and return to
the Calendar screen.
or
Click Cancel if you change your mind.
Your note will display on the appropriate date.

Adding Names to a Note


You can associate a note with people in your Address Book. For example, you
may want to include names from a party guest list. (For information about using
the Address Book see Chapter 13: The Event Planner Address Book.)
To add names to a note:
1 Click People on the Note screen.
In the Address Book list, a check box appears next to each family name,
family member name, and each individual.

2 Click the check box for each name you want associated with the note.
or
Click just the family name. (The family members’ check boxes clear.)
or
If you change your mind, click the check box again to clear it.
3 Click OK to return to the Note screen. The names you selected appear.
4 Click Save to save the note and return to the Calendar screen.

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Repeating a Note
Because many events (like soccer practice and PTA meetings) occur on a regular
basis, you can choose to have a note repeat.
To create a repeating note:
1 Click Repeat on the Note screen.

2 On the Repeat Note screen, click the Yearly, Monthly, or Weekly option
you want.
3 When the Duration options appear, click No Stop Date if you want this
note to continue indefinitely.
or
Click Set Stop Date to have the note end on a specific date.
or
Click Set Duration to apply the note to a specific period of time.
4 If you selected either Set Stop Date or Set Duration, use the left and right
arrows to set the duration or stop date for the reminder.
5 Click OK to return to the Note screen.
6 Click Save to save the note and return to the Calendar screen.

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Requesting Reminders
You can be reminded of an event for several days in advance. Reminders open
in a special box, are listed in the Details list on the left side of the Calendar
screen, and are indicated by a text balloon on the relevant Calendar day.
Note: You must set a reminder for an event to appear in Event Planner
Reminders. Otherwise, the event, itself, only appears on your Calendar.

To request a reminder:
1 Click the Remind me check box on the Note screen.
2 Use the left and right arrows to adjust the number of days for the reminder.
Note: The maximum number of days for the reminder depends on the frequency
of the event. If the event repeats weekly, three is the maximum number of
reminder days. If the event repeats every other week, seven is the maximum
number of reminder days. If the event repeats monthly, fourteen is the maximum
number of reminder days.

3 Click Save to save the reminder and return to the Calendar screen.
Your reminder will display on the appropriate date(s).
You can also have a special reminder window appear when you start your
system. If there’s a reminder for that day, a yellow balloon appears next to the
status area on the Window’s task bar. To open the reminder window, click the
yellow balloon or the icon in the status area. In the reminder window you can
quickly open Hallmark Card Studio to create a card (or other item) for the
reminded event or open Event Planner to look at the Calendar.
To have a reminder window show on system startup:
1 On the Calendar screen, click Options.
2 To only see reminders on the Calendar screen, select Never.
or
To see the Event Planner Reminder window on system startup, select At
Startup.
or
To display the Event Planner Reminder window when you start your
computer and at a specific time of day, select At Startup and Time.

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3 If you selected At Startup and Time, set the time of day for the reminder
window to appear.
4 Click OK.

Working with Existing Notes


Existing notes must be accessed from the left side of the Calendar screen. Once
a note is displayed, you can change it or delete it.

Changing a Note
To update a note:
1 Click the day on the Calendar with the note you want to change.
The note is listed under Events on the Details list on the left side of the
Calendar screen.
2 Click the note you want to change in the Details list.
The existing note information appears.
3 Click the Details area below the Details list.
4 On the Note screen make the necessary changes.
5 Click Save.
or
If the note is a repeating note, click This Date Forward to have all future
notes changed.
or
For a repeating note, click This Date Only to change the note for one day
and leave it unchanged for all other days.

Deleting a Note
To delete a note:
1 Click the day on the Calendar with the note you want to delete.
The note is listed under Events on the Details list on the left side of the
Calendar screen.
2 Click the note that you want to delete in the Details list.
The existing note information appears.
3 Click the Details area below the Details list.

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4 On the Note screen, if the note is not a repeating note, click Delete Note.
or
If the note is a repeating note, click Beginning To End to delete all
occurrences of the note. (This deletes all previous and future references.)
or
If the note is a repeating note, click This Date Forward to leave previous
occurrences of the note on your Calendar. (Use this option when you want
to save previous references for your records.)
5 In the Confirmation box, click Yes.

Printing the Calendar


You can print the Event Planner Calendar as a 12-month pocket calendar or a
full-size calendar for one or more months.
To print a full-sized calendar:
1 With the Calendar screen displayed, click Print.
or
From the File menu, click Print.

2 On the Print Calendar screen, select the type of calendar you want to print.
3 Select your printer.

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4 Select the paper source.


5 Select the paper size.
6 If you need to make changes to the printer’s settings, click Printer Setup,
make the changes, and click OK.
7 Select the paper orientation. (The Calendar prints best in a horizontal
format.)
8 When you are ready, click Print Now.
See Printing Tips in Chapter 3: Hallmark Card Studio Basics for tips on printers,
printing, and choosing paper.

Printing and Folding a Pocket Calendar


The pocket calendar is designed to be printed on both sides of a piece of paper.
This means that usually you print one side, flip the paper, and then print the
second side.
To print and fold a pocket calendar:
1 With the Calendar screen displayed, click Print.
or
From the File menu, click Print.
2 On the Print Calendar screen, click Pocket Calendar.
3 Specify the other print options.
4 Click Print Now.
The standard printing message appears. Then a special message about the
pocket calendar appears.

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5 Take the printed page from the output tray and place it in the input tray.
Whether you should place the already-printed side face up or face down
depends on the printer. For more information, see Printing on Both Sides of
the Paper in Chapter 3: Hallmark Card Studio Basics.
6 Click OK to print the second side.
7 Trim the edges along the dark line.
8 Cut the paper into four pieces along the dark lines.
9 Stack the four pieces of paper neatly.
Hint: From top to bottom, the right-hand sides should be: the cover, January,
March, and then May.

10 Staple the pocket calendar at two places along the centerline.


11 Fold the paper at the center.

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Chapter 13:
The Event Planner Address Book
The Hallmark Card Studio Event Planner includes an Address Book to keep an
electronic copy of your personal mail and e-mail list, plus birthdays and
anniversaries for all the special people in your life. You can use the entries from
the Address Book to print envelopes and labels for your cards and letters.
This chapter explains how to:
• Display the Address Book.
• Enter and maintain information for individuals.
• Enter and maintain information for families.
• Print the Address Book.
• Create reminders for important events.

About the Address Book


You can enter much more than just standard mailing and phone information in
the Address Book. For example, you can also include the following:
An e-mail address
E-mail addresses entered in the Address Book appear on the Addressing screen
when you send a card by e-mail.
Mailing names
Mailing names are options for addressing envelopes. For example, for the Smith
family, you can have “The John Smith Family” as a mailing name and “Mr. and
Mrs. J. Smith and Family” as an alternate mailing name.
General comments
Use the Additional Info tab to record and review information for a person or
family in the Address Book. (For example, the family may leave for a two-week
vacation every year on July 4th.)

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Entries in the Address Book are either for a family or an individual. A family is a
group of people living at one address. The people in the family share only a
main address. Family members can have different last names, e-mail addresses,
and phone numbers.
An individual is one person at one address. You can easily move individuals into
an existing family or change a family member into an individual without losing
the information you’ve already entered.
Once you have names in your Address Book, you can attach notes you create in
the Calendar or use for addressing when you print envelopes and labels.

Displaying the Address Book


The Calendar is the starting point for going to the Address Book.
To display the Address Book:
1 Click Event Planner at the top of the Hallmark Card Studio Home screen.
or
From the Tools menu, click Event Planner.
2 On the Calendar screen, click Address Book.
or
From the Go menu, click Address Book.

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Working with Individuals


Remember that in Event Planner, an individual is one person living at one
address. If you want to add a person to a family, see Adding a New Member to
a Family or Moving an Individual into a Family.

Entering Information About an Individual


To add an individual:
1 Click Add Person on the Address Book screen.

2 On the Information screen, type the name, phone number, and address
(including an e-mail address) of the person. (You can use the Tab key, the
Enter key, or the mouse to move from one box to another.)
3 If you want to enter birthday, anniversary, holidays, or additional information
for this individual, see the following sections.
or
If you’re finished entering information about the individual, click Done, and if
you are through working with the Address Book and want to return to the
Calendar, click Done.

Entering a Birthday for an Individual


To add an individual’s birthday:
1 On the Information screen for the person, click the Birthday tab.

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2 If necessary click the Enter a Birthday check box to select it.


3 Use the left and right arrows to adjust the month and day.
4 If you know the birth year, use the left and right arrows to adjust it, or type
the year.
or
If you do not know the year, clear the Birth Year Known check box.
Note: If you enter the birth year, your Calendar also shows the birthday
number (for example, “Ron’s 26th Birthday”). If you don’t know the year now,
you can always enter the year later.

5 If you want to be reminded about the birthday, click Remind me, and use
the left and right arrows to adjust the number of days (1 through 30).
6 If you want to see the address information again, click the Address tab.

Entering an Anniversary for an Individual


You can enter an anniversary date for an individual. You may want to remember
an anniversary, starting a job, or any other major event. An anniversary date for
an individual will not be associated with another person.
To add an individual’s anniversary:
1 On the Information screen for the person, click the Anniversary tab.
2 Click the Enter an Anniversary check box.
3 Use the left and right arrows to adjust the month and day.
4 If you know the wedding year, use the left and right arrows to adjust it, or
type the year.
or
If you do not know the wedding year, clear the Wedding Year (if known)
check box.
Note: If you enter the wedding year, your Calendar also shows the anniversary
number (for example, “Ron’s 26th Anniversary”). If you don’t know the year
now, you can always enter it later if you want.

5 If you want to be reminded about the anniversary, click Remind me, and use
the left and right arrows to adjust the number of days (1 through 30).
6 If you want to see the address information again, click the Address tab.

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Entering a Holiday Reminder for an Individual


You can choose to associate holidays with any person in your Address Book. For
example, you may want to send a card to a special aunt on Mother’s Day.
To add a holiday reminder:
1 Click the Holiday tab.
2 Scroll through alphabetical Holidays list by clicking the arrows.
3 Click the holiday you want to associate with this person.
A check mark appears in the box, and you can set the number of days for
the reminder.
4 If you want a reminder, use the left and right arrows to adjust the number of
days (1 to 30).
or
If you don’t, clear the Remind Me check box for that holiday.
5 Repeat steps 2-4 for other holidays you want to add.
6 If you want to see the address information again, click the Address tab.

Entering Additional Information for an Individual


It’s easy to forget gifts you have given previously or when a person has
mentioned wanting something special. Event Planner helps you with this
information. Use the Additional Info tab for any facts you want to remember.
To enter additional information:
1 Click the Additional Info tab.
2 In the blank area, type the information you want to remember.
3 Click the Address tab if you want to see the address information again.

Saving an Entry for an Individual


To save an individual’s information:
1 When you finish entering information about the individual, click Done.
An index page for the Address Book lists names in the Address Book.
2 If you are through working with the Address Book and want to return to
the Calendar, click Done.
The Calendar screen appears.

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Working with Families


A family is a group of people living at one address. The people in the family
(called family members) share only a main address. Family members can have
different last names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers.
The general procedure for entering families in your Address Book:
• First, create the family.
• Then, add the family members.

When you create a family, you enter a last name (this can later be changed for
each individual) and a mailing address. Family members are added by creating a
new listing for a person or by moving an existing individual into the family. You
do not lose any information, such as a phone number or birthday, when you
move someone into a family. However, the individual does assume the family’s
address.

Entering Basic Information about a Family


To add a family:
1 Click Add Family in the Address Book.

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2 On the Information screen, type the last name, phone number, and address
(including an e-mail address). You can use the Tab key, Enter key or the
mouse to move from one box to another.
3 If you want to set holidays for the family, see Entering a Holiday Reminder
for an Individual.
4 If you want to enter additional information for the family, see Entering
Additional Information for an Individual.
5 If you want to add members to the family, see the following section.
or
If you’re through entering family information, click Done, and if you are
through working with the Address Book and want to return to the Calendar,
click Done.

Adding a New Member to a Family


Use these instructions to add a new person to a family. To move an existing
individual’s entry into a family’s entry, see Moving an Individual into a Family.
To add a family member:
1 If you have just finished entering family information, skip to step 3.
or
If the family information page is not displayed, click the tab across the top
associated with the initial of the family’s last name.
2 Select the family entry on the index page.
3 Click Add Family Member.
4 Enter information for the new family member.
If necessary, you can change the last name and phone number. You can also
add an e-mail address, but you cannot change the mailing address.
5 To enter a birthday for the family member, follow the instructions in
Entering a Birthday for an Individual.
6 To set holidays for the family member, follow the instructions in Entering a
Holiday Reminder for an Individual.
7 To enter additional information for the family member, follow the
instructions in Entering Additional Information for an Individual.
8 Repeat steps 3-7 to enter additional family members.

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9 When you are finished adding family members, click Done.

Moving an Individual into a Family


You can move someone you’ve already entered as an individual (or as a
member in another family) into a family. It’s easy, and you won’t lose any of the
information you entered.
To move an individual into a family:
1 With the family information displayed, click Get Existing Person.
The Get Existing Person list appears, which shows every person in your
Address Book.
2 Select the name of the person(s) you want in the family, and then click OK.
Each person is changed from an individual to a family member automatically
(or transferred from another family). No information is lost; however, the
individual does assume the family’s address.

Entering an Anniversary
You can enter an anniversary for an individual or for a couple. Couples must be
members of the same family and both must be in the Address Book. While you
can enter an anniversary date for an individual, you cannot associate the
anniversary with another person.
To add an anniversary:
1 Display the Information screen for either an individual or a family member
2 Click the Anniversary tab.
3 Click Entering an Anniversary.
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4 Use the left and right arrows to adjust the month and day.
5 If you know the anniversary year, use the left and right arrows to adjust it or
type it in.
or
If you do not know the year, clear the Wedding Year (if known) check box.
Note: If you enter the anniversary year, your Calendar also shows the
anniversary number. If you don’t know the year, you can always enter it later.

6 If you want to be reminded about the anniversary, click Remind me, and use
the left and right arrows to adjust the number of days (1 through 30).
7 If you are entering an anniversary for a couple, select the name of the family
member sharing the date.
8 Click Done to return to the Address Book screen.

Changing a Family Member to an Individual


In your Address Book, you can easily change the family status of a person (for
example, if someone moves into their own home). None of the information that
you entered for that person is lost. (To change an individual to a family member,
see Moving an Individual into a Family.)

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To change a family member to an individual:


1 Display the family Information screen
2 Click the name of the family member that you want to change.
3 Click Change to Individual.
4 In the confirmation message, click Yes.
The person is changed to an individual. You’ll need to change the address
and phone number for this new listing.

Saving an Entry for a Family


To save a family’s information:
1 When you have finished entering information about the family, click Done.
2 If you are through working with the Address Book and want to return to
the Calendar, click Done.

Keeping Your Address Book Current


You meet new people and want to stay in touch. Relatives move. Friends get
married. There are many reasons you’ll have to update your Address Book.

Changing Address Book Entries


To change information such as name, phone number, birthday, or reminders,
simply display the screen on which you entered the data and make the change.
It’s that easy!
To update an Address Book entry:
1 In the Address Book, click the tab associated with the last name for the
family, family member, or individual you want to change.
2 Click a family or individual entry on the index.
3 If you want to change information for an individual family member, on the
Information screen click a family member’s name.
4 Make any changes you want.
5 Click Done to keep the changes you made.

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Deleting Address Book Entries


To delete an Address Book entry:
1 In the Address Book, click the tab associated with the last name for the
family, family member, or individual you want to delete.
2 Click a family or individual entry on the index.
3 If you want to delete information for an individual family member, on the
Information screen click a family member’s name.
4 Click Delete This Page.
5 In the confirmation message, click Yes to delete the entry.
If you deleted an individual or an entire family, an index page for the
Address Book opens. If you deleted a family member, the family’s
Information screen opens.

Printing Your Address Book


You can print the names and addresses from your Address Book.
To print the Address Book:
1 In the Address Book, click Print.
or
From the File menu, click Print.

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2 Select your printer.


3 Select the paper source.
4 Select the paper size.
5 If you need to change the printer’s settings, click Printer Setup, make the
changes and click OK.
6 Select the paper orientation.
7 Place the paper in the printer.
8 When you are ready to print, click Print Now.

Event Planner Reminders


You can have the Event Planner Reminder window automatically notify you of
upcoming events for which you requested reminders.

Options for Reminders


You can set options that determine when the Event Planner Reminder window
appears.
To set reminder options:
1 When Event Planner is open, from the Edit menu, click Options.
or
Click the Options button on the Calendar screen.
2 Select At Startup to display the Event Planner Reminder window when you
start your computer.
or
Select At Startup and Time to display the Event Planner Reminder window
when you start your computer and at a certain time each day. If you select
this option, select the time of day you want the window to appear.
or
Select Never to not see the Event Planner Reminder window.
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Hallmark Card Studio Importing and Exporting Address Book Information

Chapter 14:
Importing and Exporting
Address Book Information
With the Import button in Event Planner, it’s easy to bring in information you’ve
maintained in other applications to use in your Address Book.
You can also export Address Book information to a Comma Separated Value
(.csv) file for use in any application that can import this format.
This chapter explains how to import and export Address Book information.

Importing Address Book Information


You can import name, address, and other information from Microsoft Outlook
Express, previous versions of Hallmark Card Studio, Access (.mdb), Excel (.xls)
or any application that can create a Comma Separated Value (.csv) file. Many
spreadsheet and address book applications can save information as .csv files. You
can import the first name, last name, address, city, state, ZIP, country, and
additional information fields.

Importing Outlook Express Contacts


To import Outlook Express contacts:
1 Click Import on the Event Planner Calendar screen or Address Book screen.

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2 In the Import Data Source wizard, select Outlook Express.


3 Click Next.

4 Select whether to import Home or Business contact information.


5 Click Finish.

Importing from a File


To import data from a file:
1 Click Import on the Event Planner Calendar screen or Address Book screen.
2 In the Import Data Source wizard, select Access (*.mdb), Excel (*.xls) or
Comma Delimited (*csv) file.
3 Click Next.

4 Type the full pathname for the file.


or
Click Browse, locate and select the file, and click Open.

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5 Click Next.

6 If the first record contains field labels, select Don’t import first record.
7 In column 1, select one of the fields (or values) from the source file, and in
the column 2 select the field in the Address Book to associate with the
selected item in column 1. (For example, you might map the Address field in
the source file to the Street Address1 field in the Address Book or, if the source
files has no labels, map 1234 Main St. to Street Address1.)
8 Click Add.
9 Repeat steps 7-8 for all fields that you want to map from the source file into
Address Book fields.
10 If you make a mistake, to redo an individual field, select the field in column 3
and click Remove.
or
To start over again, click Reset Mapping.
11 When you’ve finished mapping all the fields you want imported into your
Address Book, click Finish.
Note: Use the buttons under column 1 to view the contents of the source file.

12 Click OK when the import is complete.

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Importing an Existing Event Planner’s Information


You can also import Address Book information from previous versions of
Hallmark Card Studio that are still installed on your computer. Select Existing
Event Planner installation in the Import Data Source dialog box. On the Event
Planner Import screen, you should see the previous version listed and selected.
Click Finish.

Exporting Address Book Information


You can export name, address, and other information to a Comma Separated
Value (.csv) file for use in any application that can import this format. The
exported file contains information for all records in the Address Book database.
To export Address Book information to a file:
1 From the Event Planner Address Book screen or Calendar screen, click
Export.
2 Type a name for the file. If you want to replace an existing file, click the file.
or
Locate and open a different drive or folder, and then type or click the name
of the file.
3 Click Save.
When the export is complete, a notice indicating a successful export
appears.
4 Click OK.
Note: Event Planner contains individual information, family information, and family
member information. All family members are exported as individuals. They each
inherit common information from the Family Information record.

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Hallmark Card Studio Contacting Creative Home

Contacting
Creative Home
Technical Support
Creative Home offers support online at
http://www.hallmarksoftware.com/support.
On this site you can find detailed answers to frequently asked questions and you
can send an e-mail message to our support group. You will get an answer usually
within one business day.

Customer Service, Support, and Sales


http://www.hallmarksoftware.com

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Hallmark Card Studio Instructions for Assembling 3D Projects

Appendix A:
Instructions for Assembling
3D Projects
This appendix includes the assembly instructions for each of the five different 3D
project types.

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.bmp, 64 e-mail addresses, 139


.csv, 151, 152, 154 exporting information, 154
.gif, 64 families, 144—148
.jpg/.jpeg, 64 holidays, 143
.mdb, 151, 152 importing information, 151—154
.pcx, 64 individuals, 141—143
.png, 64 mail addresses, 139
.tga, 64 moving individual to family, 146
.tif/.tiff, 64 printing, 149—150
.xls, 151, 152 saving entries, 143
3D browsing, 18 updating entries, 148
3D cards, 118—119, 120, 156 Aligning
3D projects, 117—125 objects, 72
assembling, 156—161 text, 53
creating, 118—119 Anniversaries (Address Book,) 142, 146—147
supplies, 117—118 Applying text effects, 55—56
Art Studio, 2, 43—50
A adding photos, 65—66
Access files, 151, 152 adding text, 51
Adding calendar options, 115—116
calendar notes, 131—132 calendars in, 113—116
clip art, 62—63, 111—112 changing text, 52
family (Address Book), 145—146 changing views, 45—46
favorites, 1, 21 Clip Art Book, 62—63
graphics, 60—66 customizing calendars, 114
greetings, 44, 56—57 customizing projects, 44—45
holiday reminder, 143 opening, 43—44
individuals (Address Book), 141—143 text tools, 52—58
mail merge fields, 58—59 Assembling 3D projects, 156—161
music, 40—41 3D cards, 156
name to calendar notes, 132 gift boxes, 157
notes, 131—132 mini albums, 158—159
photos, 64—66, 112 photo cubes, 160
replaceable fields, 58—59 photo frames, 161
shapes, 64
sounds, 40—41 B
special effects (PhotoPower), 93—97 Back page text, 23—24
text, 51 Birthdays (Address Book), 141—142
text to calendars, 111 Black-and-white photos, 83—84
Address Book, 139—150, 151—154 BMP, 64
adding entries, 141, 144—146 Bold text, 55
anniversaries, 142, 146—147 Borderless design, 2, 17, 27, 28—29, 46, 47
birthdays, 141—142 Brightness (PhotoPower), 79—80
changing entries, 147—148 Browsing
deleting entries, 149 regular 17—18
displaying, 140 using 3D browsing, 18

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C selecting, 16—17
sending by e-mail, 39—42
Calendar notes, 130—136
sending from Web site, 42
adding, 131—132
single-fold/insert page, 35—36
adding names to, 133
tones, 17, 56
changing, 135
Centering
creating, 130
objects, 71—72
deleting, 135—136
text, 53
repeating, 133
Certificates, 100
Calendar (Event Planner)
Changing
adding names to note, 132
back page text, 23—24
anniversaries, 142, 146
calendar notes, 135
birthdays, 141
design orientation, 49—50
customizing, 129—130
dimensions, 46—47
displaying, 128—130
entries (Address Book), 148
holidays, 143
family to individual (Address Book),
pocket calendar, 137—138
147—148
printing, 136—137
font, 53
reminders, 134—135
object order, 70
saving,143
page size, 47—49
Calendar projects, 107—116
photos (PhotoPower), 79—91
adding clip art, 111—112
text, 22—23, 52—56
adding photos, 112
views, 45—46
adding text, 111
views (PhotoPower), 78
in Art Studio, 113—116
Children’s collections, 10
Art Studio options, 115—116
Choosing paper, 33
customizing, 108—111
Clip Art Book, 62—64, 111—112
customizing elements, 115—116
Cloning (PhotoPower), 97—98
opening in Art Studio, 113—114
Close views, 71
printing, 113
Closing Event Planner, 127
saving, 112—113
Collections, 7, 10
selecting, 107—108, 115
Color (PhotoPower), 81—82
Cards
Colored Pencil effect (PhotoPower), 97
3D cards, 118—119, 120
Comma-separated files, 151, 152, 154
browsing through, 17—18
Contacting Creative Home, 155
decorating, 36—38
Content, controlling, 7—10
e-cards, 15, 42
Contrast (PhotoPower), 79—81
e-mailing, 2, 39—42
Controlling content, 7—10
folding, 35—36
Converting to PDF, 42
multimedia cards, 42
Copying objects, 68
opening, 15
Creating
personalizing, 22—26
calendar notes, 130
printing, 26—28, 30—31, 31—32
cards, 16—38
reviewing, 24
curved text, 55
saving, 26
custom cutouts, 88
saving as file for e-mail, 40
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3D cards, 120 Edge effect (PhotoPower), 89—91


3D projects, 118—119 Editing text, 52
gift boxes, 120—121 Editing tips, 25
mini albums, 121—123 Effects, applying text, 55—56
photo cubes, 123—124 E-mail addresses (Address Book), 139
photo frames, 124—125 E-mailing cards, 2, 39—42
sheet of stickers, 105—106 Enhancing pictures (PhotoPower), 79—84
Creative Home, contacting, 155 Entries (Address Book)
Cropping objects, 69 changing, 148
CSV files, 151, 152, 154 deleting, 149
Curved text, 55 saving, 143, 148
Custom cutouts (PhotoPower), 88 Envelopes, 100
Custom page size, 47—49 addressing, 3, 29, 58—59
Customer service, 155 feeding, 34
Customizing printing, 29
Art Studio projects, 44—45 Event Planner, 126—138
calendar, 129—130 Address Book, 127, 139—150
calendar elements, 115—116 Calendar, 126
calendars, 108—111 closing, 127
project dimensions, 47—49 organizing with, 3—4
Cutouts (PhotoPower), 87—91 reminders, 4, 127, 150
creating, 87—88 returning to Card Studio, 127
inverting, 89 Excel files, 151, 152
tracing, 88—89 Exiting
Event Planner, 127
D Hallmark Card Studio, 15
Daily animation, 12 Exporting (Address Book), 154
Daily calendars, 109
Data, importing (Address Book), 152—153 F
Decorating cards, 36—38 Families (Address Book), 144—145
Default Kid Lock status, 8—9 adding members, 145—146
Deleting anniversaries, 146
calendar notes, 135—136 changing to individuals, 147
entries in Address Book, 149 entering information, 144
objects, 69 moving individuals to, 146
text, 22, 52 saving, 148
Dimensions, changing, 46—50 Favorites, 21
Disabling Kid Lock, 9—10 Fields for mail merge, 58—59
Displaying Feeding
Address Book, 140 envelopes, 34
calendar, 128—130 paper, 34
project panels, 45 Flipping
Double-sided printing, 30—31 graphics, 68
Duplicating objects, 69—70 photos, 68, 91—92
shapes, 68
E Folding
E-cards, 15, 42 cards, 35—36

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pocket calendar, 137—138


single-fold cards, 35
I
Importing (Address Book), 151—154
Fonts, changing, 53
data from file, 152—153
Frames
existing Address Book, 154
handles, 61
Outlook Express contacts, 151—152
moving, 61
Individuals (Address Book), 141-143
rotating, 61
anniversaries, 142
selecting, 60
birthdays, 141
skewing, 62
entering information, 141
G holiday reminders, 143
Getting started, 5—15 saving entries, 143
GIF, 64 Inkjet printer, 32
Gift boxes, 121, 157 Inserting
Gift tags, 100—103 fields for mail merge, 58—59
Grab handles, 61 graphic from file, 63—64
Graphics See also Objects, Photos. graphics, 62, 63
adding, 60—66 greetings, 56—57
flipping, 68 photos, 64—66
inserting, 62, 63 shapes, 64
inserting from file, 63—64 text, 51
replacing, 68 Installing program, 6—7
Grayscale effect (PhotoPower), 83—84 Inverting cutouts, 89
Greetings, 56—57 Invitations, 99
Grouping objects, 73—75 Italic text, 55

H J
Hallmark Card Studio JPG/JPEG, 64
basics, 16—38
from Event Planner, 127
K
Keywords, searching, 19—20
help, 13
Kid Lock, 3
installing, 6—7
administration, 9
quitting, 14—15
default setting, 8—9
registering, 7
disabling, 9—10
shortcut keys, 14
password, 9—10
starting, 7
turning on/off, 8
system requirements, 5
Kid Stuff, 10
tutorial, 11, 13
updating, 7 L
Hallmark Papers, 12, 33 Labels, 100—103
Hallmark web site, 11, 13, 42 Laser printer, 32—33
Help, 13
Holidays, 107, 109, 110, 114, 128, 129—130, M
143, 145 Mail merge, 58—59
Home screen, 11—12 Mailing names (Address Book), 139
Margins, 17, 27, 29, 46—47, 47—49
Matching sets, 2, 107

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MDB files, 151, 152 Outlook Express contacts, 151—152


Menus, 13—14 Overlapping graphics, 71
Microsoft Access, 151, 152—153 Overlaying objects, 70
Microsoft Excel, 151, 152—153
Microsoft Outlook Express, 151—152 P
Mini albums, 122—123, 158—159 Page size, specifying, 47—49
Monthly calendars, 109—110 Paper
Mosaic effects (PhotoPower), 96—97 choosing, 33
Moving feeding, 34
frames, 61 purchasing online, 12, 33
individual to family (Address Book), Password, Kid Lock, 9—10
146 PCX, 64
objects, 67 PDF, converting to, 42
text, 22—23 Personalize screen
Multimedia cards, selecting, 42 adding photos, 64—65
Multiple objects, 74—75 starting PhotoPower from, 76—77
Music, adding, 40—41 Personalizing
back page text, 23—24
N card, 22—26
New for 2010 tone, 17 Pet red eye (PhotoPower), 84—85
Note-writing tips, 25 Photo border, 66
Note cards, 99 Photo cards, 28—29, 33—34
Notes. See Calendar notes. Photo cubes, 123—124, 160
Photo frames, 99—100
O Photo frames (3D project), 125, 161
Objects, 67—75 Photo placeholders, 23
aligning, 72 Photo tips, 25
centering, 71—72 PhotoPower, 3, 76—98
changing order, 70 changing views, 78
copying, 68 starting, 76—77
cropping, 69 zooming, 78
deleting, 69 Photos
duplicating, 69—70 adding, 64—66
grouping, 74 adding to calendars, 112
moving, 67 adjusting (PhotoPower), 79—98
overlaying, 70 flipping, 68
resizing, 68, 75 Photos (PhotoPower)
rotating, 68—69, 75 applying effects, 93—97
selecting, 67, 71, 73—74 brightness, 79—80
Oil painting effect (PhotoPower), 95—96 cloning, 97—98
Opening color, 81—82
Art Studio, 43—44 color saturation, 82
calendar in Art Studio, 113—114 contrast, 79—81
Event Planner, 127 cut-outs, 87—91
Hallmark Card Studio, 7, 127 flipping, 91—92
saved projects, 15 rotating, 92
Outline color for text, 53—54 sharpening, 82—83

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trimming, 86—87 Removing red eye (PhotoPower), 84—85


PNG, 64 Re-orienting design, 49—50
Pocket calendar, 137—138 Repeating calendar notes, 133
Postcards, 103—105 Replaceable fields, 58—59
Premium paper, 33 Replacing
Preparing (3D projects), 117—118 graphics, 68
Printing photo placeholder, 23
Address Book, 149—150 Resizing objects, 68, 75
Calendar, 136—137 Reviewing cards, 24
calendars, 113 Return address, 29
cards, 2, 26—28 Rotating
certificates, 100 frames, 61
double-sided cards, 30—31 multiple/grouped objects, 75
envelopes, 100 objects, 68—69
gift tags, 100—103 pictures (PhotoPower), 92
invitations, 99
labels, 100—103 S
note cards, 99 Saturation (PhotoPower), 82
one-page cards, 31 Saved projects, opening, 15
photo cards, 28—29 Saving
photo frames, 99—100 calendars, 112—113
pocket calendar, 137—138 cards, 26
postcards, 103—105 cards as file, 40
scrapbook pages, 100 entry (Address Book), 143, 148
self-mailer, 29—30 Scrapbook pages, 100
single-fold cards, 31—32 Search theme, 19—21
stationery, 100 Searching
stickers, 105—107 with themes/keywords, 20—21
tips, 32—34 with user keywords, 19—20
tips for photo cards, 33—34 Selecting
Projects, 99—116 back page text, 23—24
customizing dimensions, 47—49 calendar design, 115
displaying panels, 45 calendars, 107—108
e-mailing, 39 cards, 16—17
opening, 15 clip art, 62—63
saving, 26, 50, 112—113 favorites, 21
selecting, 10 frames, 60
greetings, 56—57
Q grouping objects, 73—75
Quarter-fold cards, folding, 35 multimedia cards, 42
Quitting program, 15 objects, 67, 71, 73—74
paper, 33
R project, 10
Recording sound/music, 41—42 with Search Theme, 19—21
Red eye (PhotoPower), 84—85 Self-mailer, printing, 29—30
Registering program, 7 Sending
Reminders, 127, 134—135 cards by e-mail, 39—42

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cards from Web site, 42 editing, 52


Sepia tone (PhotoPower), 83 frame size, 55
inserting, 51
Setting overflow indicator, 52
Kid Lock default, 8—9 shape effect, 56
Kid Lock password, 9 size, changing, 54—55
reminder options, 150 styles, 55
Shape effects for text, 55—56 viewing, 52
Shapes TGA, 64
flipping, 68 Themes, searching with, 20—21
inserting, 64 TIF/TIFF, 64
Sharpening (PhotoPower), 82—83 Tips
Shortcut keys, 14 editing, 25
Single-fold cards photo, 25
folding, 35 photo card printing, 33—34
folding cards with insert page, 35—36 Tones, 17, 56
printing, 31—32 Tracing cutouts (PhotoPower), 88—89
Skewing frames, 62 Trimming pictures (PhotoPower), 86—87
Smoothing (PhotoPower), 82—83 Turning on/off Kid Lock, 8
Soft edge effect (PhotoPower), 93—94 Tutorial, 11, 13
Sound/music recording, 41—42
Sounds, adding, 40—41 U
Special effects (PhotoPower), 93—97 Undoing, 69
Specifying custom page size, 47—49 Underlined text, 55
Spell Checker, 57—58 Updating program, 7
Stained glass effect (PhotoPower), 94—95 V
Standard size, changing, 46—47 Viewing
Starting children’s collections, 10
Event Planner, 126, 127 text, 52
PhotoPower, 76—77 Views
program, 7, 127 changing, 45—46
Stationery, 100 changing (PhotoPower), 78
Stickers, 105—107
Support, 155 W
System requirements, 5 Web site, 42, 155
Weekly calendar, 110—111
T
Tab key, selecting with, 71 X
Technical support, 155 XLS files, 151, 152
Text, 51—59
adding, 51, 111 Z
applying shape effect, 55—56 Zooming, 46, 78
changing, 22—23
changing appearance, 52—56
color, 53—54
creating curved text, 55

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