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PrintPartner allows you to make printed banners, signs, calendars, greeting cards and letterheads.
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PrintPartner allows you to make printed banners, signs, calendars, greeting cards and letterheads.
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PrintPartner v2.0
Printer Graphics Program
(C) Copyright 1992, Acropolis Software

Robert Bequette
Acropolis Software
P.O. Box 5037
Fair Oaks, CA 95628




THE LEGAL STUFF

PrintPartner is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of
any kind expressed or implied. In no event will Acropolis Software
be liable to you for any damages, including any lost profits, lost
savings or other incidental or consequential damages arising out
of the use of or inability to use the program, even if Acropolis
Software has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or for
any claim by any other party.

PrintPartner is copyrighted by Acropolis Software. You're encouraged
to give copies to your friends and upload it to bulletin boards,
however sale of the program for profit by anyone except Acropolis
Software is strictly prohibited with the exception of a small fee
for duplication. That fee does not register you as a user of
PrintPartner. If you like PrintPartner and find it useful you are
asked to register as a user with Acropolis Software.


FILE LIST

PrintPartner comes with the following files:

PP.EXE The PrintPartner Program.
PP.DOC This manual.
REGISTER.DOC The registration/order form.
PP.NEW What's new to this version.

STANDARD.GPH Standard graphics file.

ARTNOUV.FON Font files.
BASEL.FON
CIRCUS.FON
CMBX10.FON
GREENBAY.FON
HOUSTON.FON
MALIBU.FON
PADOVA.FON
SANDIEGO.FON

APPLEIMG.PDR Printer driver files.
EPSON.PDR
MOST24.PDR
LASERJET.PDR
CANONBJ.PDR
GEMINI10.PDR
CITOH.PDR

If you give copies of this program away you MUST include all the
files in their original form. Distribution with one or more of
the files missing or altered in anyway is strictly prohibited.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview ...................................... 1

Installation ...................................... 2

Hard Drive ...................................... 2

Floppy Drive ...................................... 2

Main Menu ...................................... 3

Configuration ...................................... 3

Banners ........................................ 5

Signs ........................................ 8

Calendars ........................................ 12

Greeting Card ........................................ 15

Letterheads ........................................ 19

Picture Editor ........................................ 23

Other Graphics ...................................... 26

Random Notes ...................................... 27
Page 1



OVERVIEW

PrintPartner allows you to make printed banners, signs, calendars,
greeting cards and letterheads.

Banners can have a graphic on either end and use any font you select.
And may be either one or two lines.

Signs may have any number of two graphics you select and may be placed
anywhere on the page you wish. Each line of text can use a different
font and be sized to your specifications.

Calendars with user-entered text can be printed for any month in any
year from 1980 to 2098.

Greeting cards are much line two small signs that are printed so that
you can fold the paper into a greeting card.

Letterheads: Create your own letterhead using a variety of fonts and
graphics. The letterhead may be placed at the top, bottom or top and
bottom of your page.

Pictures: you can edit pictures and create new ones.

You can directly load Printmaster+ and Print Shop graphics (old Print
Shop only, not the New Print Shop) into PrintPartner.

PrintPartner supports the following printers:

Apple Imagewriter Epson LQ-2500 LaserJet IIp
C. Itoh C-310 Epson LQ-510 NEC P5 & P5/XL
Cannon BJ-10e Epson RX-80 NEC P6/P7
Citizen MSP-10/15 Gemini 10X/15X Panasonic KX-P1124
Citizen MSP-20/25 Generic 24 pin Star LV-1615
Citizen MSP-50/55 Generic 8/9 pin Star NX-10
Commodore MPS 1230 IBM Proprinter Star NX-1000
Epson FX-80/85 LaserJet II+ Star NX-2400
Epson FX-850 LaserJet III Toshiba P321SL

These drivers support many additional printers; if your printer is
not listed, there is a good chance that one of these printer drivers
will work. The Generic 8/9 pin and Generic 24 pin drivers will support
most Epson compatible printers.

PrintPartner needs at least 384K of RAM to run. In addition, the use of
a hard drive is strongly recommended.
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INSTALLATION

First of all, make backup copies of your PrintPartner disks and store
the original disks in a safe place.


HARD DRIVE SYSTEM
Create a subdirectory on your hard drive for PrintPartner.
I recommend PP.

C:\> MD PP

Now change to the new directory and copy the files from the
PrintPartner disk the new directory. The following example is for
the PrintPartner disk drive A:. If you have the disk in drive B:
replace the A:*.* in the example with B:*.*

C:\> CD PP
C:\PP> COPY A:*.*

If you also have the disk of extra fonts and graphics replace the
PrintPartner disk with the extras disk(s) and repeat the copy
procedure as above.

PrintPartner is now installed on your hard drive. To start it make
sure you are in the PP directory, then type PP and press return.


FLOPPY ONLY SYSTEM

With a floppy drive system make a copy of the PrintPartner disk and
any disks of extra fonts and graphics if you have them. Now put away
your original disks in a safe place and use your copies.

To use PrintPartner on a floppy only system you should place the
PrintPartner disk in the floppy drive and type PP.
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MAIN MENU
At the main menu you are presented with the following choices:

MAKE BANNER To create and print a banner.
MAKE SIGN To create and print a sign.
MAKE CALENDAR To create and print a calendar.
MAKE CARD To create and print a greeting card.
MAKE LETTERHEAD To create and print a letterhead.
PICTURE MAKER To edit and create pictures.
CONFIGURATION To configure your printer.
EXIT PRINTPARTNER To quit PrintPartner.

Use the cursor arrow keys to move the lighted bar around the menu
and press return to select the highlighted item.


CONFIGURATION

The configuration section of PrintPartner allows you to select the
printer that you wish it to use. You will be presented with the
following menu items:

SELECT A PRINTER

Choosing this menu item will bring up an alphabetical list of
supported printers. The currently selected printer will be shown
at the top of the screen. Use the arrow keys to move around the
listing to select your printer or one that is compatible with your
printer. Press return when you have your printer name highlighted.



SELECT PRINTER PORT

Allows you to select the printer port. The currently supported
ports are LPT1, LPT2, and LPT3.


ADD LINE FEED
NO LINE FEED

Different systems even with the same model printer may be configured
differently, depending on what applications are used. PrintPartner
allows you to optionally add a line feed at the end of the line.
Typically you want the default of Add Feed.
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TEST PRINTER

Choosing this option will cause PrintPartner to print a test picture
on your printer. If the picture prints properly then you have selected
the proper driver for your printer. If your printer isn't listed, try
one of the other drivers; most printers use the same set of control
codes.

If the printed picture doesn't look right check this list:

1) If it is not an intelligible image you may have the wrong

printer selected.
2) If there are blank lines select the no line feed option.
3) If the pictures prints all on a single line select the
add line feed option.
4) If you have tried all the printer drivers and none of
them work, your printer may not be supported.


EXIT

Exits the configuration menu and returns you to the main menu.
The configuration you have selected will be saved to the file PP.CFG.
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BANNERS

The banner section of PrintPartner allows you to print banners for
any occasion. Each banner can be made with any font and can also
have a graphic at either end. The banner section presents you with
the following menu items:

NEW BANNER Clear the current banner from memory.
FIRST GRAPHIC Select graphic for the start of the banner.
SECOND GRAPHIC Select graphic for the end of the banner.
BANNER FONT Select the font to print the banner in.
ENTER LINE 1 Enter the text for the banner.
ENTER LINE 2 Enter the text for the optional second line.
BANNER HEIGHT Select the height for the banner.
PRINT BANNER Print the current banner.
PRINT MULTIPLE Print multiple copies of a banner.
LOAD BANNER Load an old banner from disk.
SAVE BANNER Save the current banner to disk.
EXIT Exit banner and return to the main menu.



NEW BANNER

This will clear the current banner so you can start again from scratch.


FIRST GRAPHIC
SECOND GRAPHIC

These two selections allow you to select the graphics to place at
the ends of the banner. FIRST is the graphic that comes before
the text and SECOND is the graphic that comes after the text.
After selecting one of these options, you will sented with a list
of the graphics files on the disk. Use the up and down arrows to
highlight the selection you want and press return. You can select
the "From Another Disk" option to load graphics from another floppy
disk.

After you have selected a graphics file, you will be presented with
a list of the pictures in that file. Use the arrow keys to move
around the menu and select the graphic you wish to use. If there
are more pictures then can fit on the menu there will be a "NEXT PAGE"
selection at the end of the list. This option will move you to the
next page of pictures. Once you have selected the desired picture,
press return.
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BANNER FONT

This selection allows you to select the font for the banner. A screen
will appear showing a list and representation of the available fonts.
Use the arrow keys to move around the list and select the font you
wish to use. If there are more fonts than can be listed on one screen,
a choice of "NEXT PAGE" will be included at the end of the menu.
Selecting "NEXT PAGE" will take you to the next screen of fonts.
You can also select the "From Another Disk" option, allowing you to
load fonts from another floppy disk.

Once you have highlighted the font you wish to use, press return to
select it.


ENTER LINE 1

This selection allows you to enter the text for the banner. Type
the text into the pop-up window. You can enter up to 200 characters
for the text of the banner. If you have already entered text or
loaded an old banner from disk, that previously entered text will
be in the window for editing.


ENTER LINE 2

This command works the same as the enter line 1 command, with the
exception that it controls what text will be entered on the second
line of your banner. If you do not enter any text for the second
line the banner will use only the text from the first line. If you
enter text for line two with this command the banner will have two
lines of text with line two printed below line one.


BANNER HEIGHT

This selection allows you to select the height of the banner.
The choices are "FULL HEIGHT", "1/2 HEIGHT" and "2/3 HEIGHT".
Select the desired height using the up and down arrow keys and
pressing enter. The height of the banner effects the length of the
banner. The taller the banner, the longer it will be. Use this
option to scale down the size of the banner if the default full
height size is too large for the situation.
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PRINT BANNER

This selection will print the banner that you have entered.
To stop printing before the banner is finished, press the esc
key. You will be asked if you want to abort the printing.
Answering es will stop the printing and force the printer to the
beginning of the next page. Answering o will cause PrintPartner
to resume printing.


Tip: Print head overheating
Printing large dark areas can, with some printers, result in your
printer head overheating. If this becomes a problem, use the esc
to pause printing as described above. Waiting a few minutes and
then entering o will allow the printer to resume with a cooler
print head.


PRINT MULTIPLE

This menu selection will allow you to print multiple copies of a
banner. You will be prompted for the number of copies to print.
As with the print command, you can use the esc key to abort at
any time.


LOAD BANNER

Load in a saved banner. You will be presented with a menu of disk
drives with the current drive selected. Move to the drive you want
to load the banner from (if not the current drive) and press the
return key. You will then be presented with a list of the banner
files on the disk. If there are no banner files on the disk you will
be told so. Move the cursor to the desired file name and press return.


SAVE BANNER

Save the current banner you are working on. You will be prompted to
name your banner. Enter the file name and press return. If you have
entered a bad file name or there is trouble saving the banner file,
PrintPartner will alert you. If you are using PrintPartner on a
floppy only system and wish to save a banner to a different disk,
remove the PrintPartner disk and replace it with the data disk
before selecting this option.


EXIT

Exit the banner maker function and return to the main menu.
Page 8



SIGNS

The sign section of PrintPartner allows you to print signs. Each
sign can contain any font you like and may have a different font on
each line. Additionally, you can select up to two graphics and place
them anywhere on the page and in as many different places as you like.
The sign section presents you with the following menu items:


NEW SIGN Clear the current sign from memory.
ENTER TEXT Enter the text for the sign.
GRAPHIC 1 Select the first graphic for the sign.
GRAPHIC 2 Select the second graphic for the sign.
PREVIEW SIGN Preview the current sign on the screen.
PRINT SIGN Print the current sign.
PRINT MULTIPLE Print multiple copies of a banner.
LOAD SIGN Load an old sign from disk.
SAVE SIGN Save the current sign to disk.
EXIT Exit sign and return to the main menu.


NEW SIGN

This will clear the current sign so you can start again from scratch.


ENTER TEXT

Selecting this option allows you to enter the text that will appear
on the sign. When you first select this option you will be presented
with a list of the available fonts. Use the arrow keys to select the
desired font. The "From Another Disk" option will allow you to load
fonts from another floppy disk.

After selecting the font, you will be presented with a screen in
which to enter the text for the sign. At the bottom of the screen
is a menu area listing the function keys you can use to effect each
line of text. Above that is the text entry area. Along the left
hand side of the screen is the information area. The formatting
information for each line is shown in this area. First is the
font name, followed by the line formatting cntr (centered), left
(left justified) and rght (right justified). Following that is
the scaling for the line: *1 means normal size, *2 means two times
normal size and *3 means three times normal size for the font.

You can use the up and down arrow keys to move from line to line
in the sign and type in your text. PrintPartner will only allow
you to enter as much text as will fit on the line; if you type in
more text than can be printed with the font of the current size it
will simply stop allowing text to be entered. You can press return
to move to the next line or use the down or up arrow to move to a
different line.
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When you are on a line you can use the function keys to affect the
text on that line. From the list of commands at the bottom of the
screen, you can do the following to each line:

F1 Change font This option will bring up the font selection
screen again and allow you to select a
different font to use for this line.

F2 Change size This option will change the scaling size of

the font. Pressing it will increase the size
from normal size to two times normal, then to
three times normal. Pressing F2 again will
return the font to normal size. If increasing
the size of the font will not allow all of the
text on the line to printed the end of the text
will be truncated.

F5 Clear line This will erase the text on the current line.

F6 Center/Left/Right This option will change the justification of
the line. Pressing it will cycle from Center
to Left to Right and then back to Center again.

F7 Delete line This will delete the current line from the sign
and the lines below it will be moved up.

F8 Insert line This will insert a new blank line into the sign
just below the current line. The new line will
have the same format settings (font, size and
justification) as the current line.


Once you have entered the text to your satisfaction, press esc to
return to the main menu.
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GRAPHIC 1 and GRAPHIC 2

These option allow you to select and position pictures on your
sign. You can select up to two different graphics ("GRAPHIC 1"
or "GRAPHIC 2") and position it freehand anywhere on the sign.
After selecting one of these options, you will see a list of the
graphics files. Use the arrow keys to select the file you want
and press return. The from another disk option will allow you
to load graphics for a different floppy disk.

Once you have selected one of the graphics files you will see a
list of the pictures in that file. Use the arrow keys to select
the graphic you wish to use. If there are more pictures then will
fit on the menu there will be a selection at the end of the list
"NEXT PAGE" This option will move you to the next page of pictures.
When you find the picture you want, press return.

Now that you have the graphic selected, you will be presented with
a new menu that allows you to select the scaling for the graphic.
On the left hand side of the screen will be the menu and on the
right hand side there is a picture that shows the size of the
graphic at the different scaling factors in relationship to the
printed page. Use the arrow keys to select one of the options and
press the return key.

Next you will be presented with the positioning screen. On the
left hand side of the screen is a list of the keys you can use in
positioning the graphic. To the right is a representation of the
page containing a flashing box. The box represents your graphic.
Additionally, there may be other boxes in on the right side of the
screen. Boxes made of dashed lines represent the placement of the
other graphics on the page (graphic 1 if you are positioning 2 or
graphic 2 if you are positioning graphic 1). Boxes (typically
rectangles) made of dotted lines represent the text you have entered
as it will be placed on the page. Use the arrow keys by themselves
to move the graphic slowly, use shift with the arrow keys to move
around quickly.

If your computer fails to respond properly to the "Shift-Arrow"
commands, you may toggle fast mode on and off with the f key.
When fast mode is on, the normal arrow keys will move the box
quickly just as if you were holding the shift key down.

Once you have placed your graphic, press return and a box will be
placed there. The flashing box will return to the center of the
screen. You can now move the box around and place another copy of
the graphic on the screen. Keep doing so until you have all the
graphics positioned where you want them.

Selecting the other menu option allows you to select and position
a second graphic on the screen. The process is the same as with
the first.
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PREVIEW SIGN

This selection will draw an approximation of the sign, allowing you
to see what it will look like before printing. After selecting this
option the sign will be displayed on the right-side of the screen,
you can stop the preview, even while it is still drawing it, by
pressing the esc key. After the sign is drawn you can use either esc
or return to return to the menu.


PRINT SIGN

This selection will print the sign that you have entered. If you
wish to stop the printing before the sign is finished you can
press esc. You will be asked if you want to abort the printing;
es will stop the printing and force the printer to the beginning
of the next page. Entering o will cause printing to resume.


PRINT MULTIPLE

This menu selection will allow you to print multiple copies of a sign.
You will be prompted for the number of copies to print. As with the
print command, you can use esc to abort printing at any time.


LOAD SIGN

Load a saved sign. You will be presented with a menu of disk drives
with the current drive selected. Move to the drive you want to load
the sign from (if not the current drive) and press return. You will
then be presented with a menu of the sign files on the disk. You will
be informed if there are no sign files on the disk. Move the cursor
to the file that you want to load and press return.


SAVE SIGN

Save the current sign you are working on. You will be prompted for
a file name to save the sign to. Enter the file name and press
return. You will be notified if you have entered a bad file name
or there is a problem saving your sign file. If you are using
PrintPartner on a floppy only system and wish to save a sign to
a different disk, remove the PrintPartner disk and replace it with
the data disk before selecting this option.


EXIT

Exit the sign painter function and return to the main menu.
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CALENDARS

The calendar section of PrintPartner allows you to print calendars
for any month from January 1980 to December 2098. You can select
any font to be used for the calendar and you can place notes within
the calendar. The calendar section presented with the following menu
items:


SELECT MONTH Select the month for the calendar.
SELECT YEAR Select the year for the calendar.
SELECT FONT Select the font for the calendar.
ADD NOTES Add notes to the dates in the calendar.
PREVIEW CALENDAR Preview the calendar before printing.
PRINT CALENDAR Print the current calendar.
PRINT MULTIPLE Print multiple copies of a calendar.
LOAD CALENDAR Load an old calendar from disk.
SAVE CALENDAR Save the current calendar to disk.
EXIT Exit calendar and return to main menu.



SELECT MONTH

This selection will present a listing the months. Use the arrow
keys to highlight the month you want and press return.


SELECT YEAR

This will present you with a list of the years PrintPartner will
allow you to print, from 1980 to 2098. Use the arrow keys to
highlight the year you want and press return.


SELECT FONT

This will allow you to select the font. A screen will appear
showing a list and picture of each font. Use the arrow keys to
make your selection. You can use the "From Another Disk" option
to load a font from another disk. If there are more fonts than
can be listed on one screen, there will be a "NEXT PAGE" option
at the end of the menu. The "NEXT PAGE" option will present you
with another screen of fonts. Once you have highlighted the font
you wish to use press return.
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ADD NOTES

This will allow you to add notes to the days in the calendar.
After selecting "ADD NOTES" you will be presented with a screen
that allows you move around the days of the month. Selecting a
day and pressing return will present you with another screen in
which to enter the text for that day. You will be prompted to
enter the text for the first line, second line and so on down to
the fifth line. Approximately twenty characters can be entered
for each line; the exact number depends on which characters you
enter since the font used is proportional (i.e. the "i" is narrower
than the "w"). After entering the text for the first line press
return and enter the text for the second line and so on down to
the fifth line. When you are finished entering text for that
particular day, you can either press return on the remaining
lines or quit data entry with the esc key.


PREVIEW CALENDAR

This will show an on-screen approximation of the calendar prior
to printing. After selecting this option the calendar will be
displayed on the right side of the screen. You can stop the
preview at any time by pressing esc. After the calendar shown
you can use either the esc or return to return to the menu.


PRINT CALENDAR

This will print the calendar. You can stop printing at any time
by pressing esc. You will be asked if you want to abort the printing.
es will stop the printing and force the printer to the beginning
of the next page; o will cause printing to resume.


PRINT MULTIPLE

This menu selection will allow you to print multiple copies of a
calendar. You will be prompted for the number of copies to print.
As with the print command, you can use esc to abort printing.


LOAD CALENDAR

Load a saved calendar. You will be presented with a menu of disk
drives with the current drive selected. Select the drive containing
the calendar (if it is not the current drive) and press return.
You will then be presented with a menu of calendar files on the disk;
you will be alerted if there are no calendar files on the disk.
Move the cursor to the desired file and press return.
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SAVE CALENDAR

Save the current calendar. Enter the file name for your calendar
when prompted and press return. If you enter a bad file name or
there is trouble saving the calendar file PrintPartner will alert
you. If you are using PrintPartner on a floppy only system and wish
to save a calendar to a different disk, remove the PrintPartner disk
and replace it with the data disk before selecting this option.


EXIT

Exit the calendar maker function and return to the main menu.
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GREETING CARDS

The card section of PrintPartner allows you to make greeting-type
cards for any event. Cards can contain any font and may have
different fonts on each line. You can select up to two graphics
and place them anywhere on the page and in as many different
places as you like. Both the front and the inside of the card can
be totally different.

The card section presents you with the following menu items:

NEW CARD Clear the current card from memory.
ENTER FRONT To design the front of the card.
ENTER INSIDE To design the inside of the card.
PREVIEW CARD To preview the card before printing it.
PRINT CARD To print the card.
PRINT MULTIPLE Print multiple copies of the card.
LOAD CARD To load a saved card.
SAVE CARD To save a card so you can use it later.
EXIT To exit and return to the main menu.



NEW CARD

This will clear the current card so you can start again from scratch.


ENTER FRONT/INSIDE

Selecting one of these options will take you to another menu that
will allow you to create or edit either the front or the inside of
the greeting card. You will then be presented the following menu:

CLEAR CARD Clear the front or inside of the card.
ENTER TEXT Enter the text for the card.
GRAPHIC 1 Select and position the first graphic.
GRAPHIC 2 Select and position the second graphic.
DONE Return to the main card menu.



CLEAR CARD INSIDE/FRONT

The selection will erase either the inside or the front of the
card, depending upon which you are currently working.
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ENTER TEXT

Selecting this option allows you to enter the text for the card.
When you first select this option you will be presented with a
list of the available fonts. Use the arrow keys to select the
desired font. The "From Another Disk" option will allow you to
load fonts from another floppy disk. After selecting the font,
you will be presented with a screen in which to enter the text
for the card. At the bottom of the screen is a menu area listing
the function keys you can use to effect each line of text. Above
that is the text entry area. Along the left hand side of the
screen is the information area. The formatting information for
each line is shown in this area. First is the font name, followed
by the line formatting CNTR (Centered), LEFT (Left justified), and
RGHT (Right justified). Following that is the scaling for the line:
*1 means normal size, *2 means two times the normal and *3 means
three times the normal for the font.

You can use the up and down arrow keys to move from line to line
in the card and type in your text. PrintPartner will only allow
you to enter as much text as will fit on the line, so if you type
in more text that can be printed with the font of the current size
it will simply stop allowing text to be entered. You can press
return to move to the next line or use the down or up arrow to
move to a different line. From the list of commands at the bottom
of the screen you can perform the following on each line:

F1 Change font This will bring up the font selection screen
and allow you to select a different font for
this line.

F2 Change size This will change the scaling size of the
font. Pressing it will increase the size
from normal size to two times normal, then
to three times normal. Pressing F2 again
will return the font to normal size. If
increasing the size of the font will not
allow all of the text on the line to printed
the end of the text will be truncated.

F5 Clear line This erases the text on the current line.

F6 Center/Left/Right This will change the justification of the
line. Pressing it will cycle from center to
left to right and then back to center again.

F7 Delete line This will delete the current line from the
card and the lines below it will be moved up.

F8 Insert line This will insert a new blank line into the
card just below the current line. The new
line will have the same format settings (font,
size, justification) as the current line.

Once you have entered the text to your satisfaction, press the esc
key to return to the main menu.
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GRAPHIC 1 and GRAPHIC 2

These option allow you to select and position pictures on your card.
You can select up to two different graphics and position them freehand
anywhere on the card.

After selecting one of these options, you will see a list of the
graphics files. Use the arrow keys to select the file you want and
press return. The "From Another Disk" option will allow you to load
graphics for a different floppy disk.

Once you have selected one of the graphics files you will see a list
of the pictures in that file. Use the arrow keys to select the graphic
you wish to use. If there are more pictures then will fit on the menu
there will be a selection at the bottom of the list "NEXT PAGE". This
option will move you to the next page of pictures. When you find the
picture you want, press return.

Now that you have the graphic selected, you will be presented with a
new menu that allows you to select the scaling for the graphic. On
the left hand side of the screen will be the menu and on the right
hand side there is a picture that shows the size of the graphic at
the different scaling factors in relationship to the printed page.
Use the arrow keys to select one of the options and press return.

Next you will be presented with the positioning screen. On the left
hand side of the screen is a list of the keys you can use in
positioning the graphic. To the right is a representation of the
page containing a flashing box. The box represents your graphic.
Additionally, there may be other boxes in on the right side of the
screen. Boxes made of dashed lines represent the placement of the
other graphics on the page (graphic 1 if you are positioning 2
or graphic 2 if you are positioning graphic 1). Boxes (typically
rectangles) made of dotted lines represent the text you have entered
as it will be placed on the page. Use the arrow keys by themselves
to move the graphic slowly, use shift with the arrow keys to move
around quickly. If your computer fails to respond properly to the
"Shift-Arrow" commands, you may toggle fast mode on and off with
the "F" key. When fast mode is on, the normal arrow keys will move
the box quickly just as if you were holding the shift key down.

Once you have placed your graphic, press return and a box will be
placed there. The flashing box will return to the center of the
screen. You can now move the box around and place another copy of
the graphic on the screen. Keep doing so until you have all the
graphics positioned where you want them.

By selecting the other menu option you can select and position a
second graphic on the screen. The process is the same as with the
first.


DONE

This will return you to the main card creation menu.
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PREVIEW CARD

This selection will show an on-screen approximation of the card
prior to printing. After selecting this option the card will be
displayed on the right side of the screen. You can stop the preview
at any time by pressing the esc key. After the card is drawn you can
use either the esc or return to return to the menu.


PRINT CARD

This will print your card. You can stop printing at any time by
pressing the esc key. You will be asked if you want to abort the
printing. yes will stop the printing and force the printer to the
beginning of the next page; no will cause printing to resume.

When the card is finished printing, make the card thusly:

1. Hold card so that the inside of the card is in the lower right.
2. Fold and crease the top half of the paper over to the rear.
3. Still holding the card with the inside image on the right, fold
and crease the left side to the right.
4. You'll now see the front of the card - and you've just created
a card!


PRINT MULTIPLE

This will allow you to print multiple copies of a card. You will
be prompted for the number of copies to print. You can use the esc
key to abort at any time.


LOAD CARD

Load a saved card. You will be presented with a menu of disk drives
with the current drive selected. Select the drive containing the
card (if it is not the current drive) and press return. You will
then be presented with a menu of card files on the disk; you will
be alerted if there are no card files on the disk. Move the cursor
to the desired file and press return.


SAVE CARD

Save the current card. Enter the file name for your card when
prompted and press return. If you enter a bad file name or there
is trouble saving the card file, PrintPartner will alert you. If
you are using PrintPartner on a floppy only system and wish to save
a card to a different disk, remove the PrintPartner disk and replace
it with the data disk before selecting this option.


EXIT

Exit the card maker function and return to the main menu.
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LETTERHEADS

The letterhead section of PrintPartner allows you to print personalized
letterheads. You can place your letterhead at either the top or bottom
of the page or both. You can have a graphic positioned to the left,
right or to both sides of the of the letterhead. The text of the
letterhead can be in any font you choose. Optionally you can have a
thin or thick line separating the letterhead from the main body of the
page. The letterhead section presents you with the following menu items:

NEW LETTERHEAD Clear the current letterhead from memory.
ENTER TOP To design the top of the letterhead.
ENTER BOTTOM To design the bottom of the letterhead.
PREVIEW LETTERHEAD Preview the letterhead before printing it.
PRINT LETTERHEAD Print the current letterhead.
PRINT MULTIPLE Print multiple copies of a calendar.
LOAD LETTERHEAD Load an old letterhead from disk.
SAVE LETTERHEAD Save the current letterhead to disk.
EXIT Return to the main menu.


NEW LETTERHEAD

This selection will clear out the settings of the current
letterhead; one you have loaded or decided to start again from scratch.


ENTER TOP / BOTTOM

Selecting either of these options will allow you to create the
top or bottom of the letterhead. After selecting one you will be
presented with the following menu.

ENTER TEXT To Enter the text of the letterhead.
SELECT GRAPHIC To select the graphic for the letterhead.
UNDERLINE To select an underline / no underline.
DONE Returns you to the main letterhead menu.


ENTER TEXT

This option allows you to enter the text for the letterhead. When
you first select this option you will be presented with a list of
the available fonts. Use the arrow keys to select the desired font.
The "From Another Disk" option will allow you to load fonts from
another floppy disk.

After selecting the font, you will be presented with a screen in
which to enter the text for the letterhead. At the bottom of the
screen is a menu area listing the function keys you can use to
effect the each line of text. Above that is the text entry area.
Along the left hand side of the screen is the information area.
The formatting information for each line is shown in this area.
First is the font name, followed by the line format CNTR (Centered),
LEFT (Left justified), and RGHT (Right justified). Following that
is the scaling for the line *1 means normal size, *2 means two times
the normal and *3 means three times the normal for the font.
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You can use the up and down arrow keys to move from line to line
in the letterhead and type in your text. PrintPartner will only
allow you to enter as much text as will fit on the line, so if
you type more text that can be printed with the font at the current
size, it will simply stop allowing text to be entered. You can press
return to move to the next line or use the down or up arrow to move
to a different line.

When you are on a line you can use the function keys to affect
that line. From the list of commands at the bottom of the screen
you can do the following to each line:

F1 Change font This will bring up the font selection
screen and allow you to select a different
font for this line.

F2 Change size This will change the scaling size of the
font. Pressing it will increase the size
from normal size to two times normal, then
to three times normal. Pressing F2 again
will return the font to normal size. If
increasing the size of the font will not
allow all of the text on the line to printed
the end of the text will be truncated.

F5 Clear line This will erase the text on the current line.

F6 Center/Left/Right This will change the justification of the
line. Pressing it will cycle from center to
left to right and then back to center again.

F7 Delete line This will delete the current line from the
card and the lines below it will be moved up.

F8 Insert line This will insert a new blank line into the
card just below the current line. The new
line will have the same format settings (font,
size, justification) as the current line.

Once you have entered the text to your satisfaction, press the esc
key to return to the main menu.
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SELECT GRAPHIC

This option allows you to select the graphic to place on the
letterhead and to tell PrintPartner where you want it placed.


SELECT GRAPHIC Select the actual graphic
POSITION GRAPHIC Tell PrintPartner where to put it
DONE Return to the previous menu

The SELECT GRAPHIC option will take you to the standard graphic
selection screen. Y ou will be shown the list of graphics files on
the current drive and asked to select one, or to tell PrintPartner
to look for graphics on another disk. After selecting one of the
graphic files, you will be shown a list of all the graphics in it
and can move around and view them with the arrow keys. When you
find the graphic that you want to use on the letterhead press
return to select it.

The POSITION GRAPHIC option takes you to another menu that lets
you select where you want the graphic placed. The options are on
the left, the right and on both ends. Use the arrow keys to select
which one you want and then press RETURN.

The DONE option will return you to the previous menu.


UNDERLINE

This option will allow you to select the a line dividing the text
of the letterhead from the body of your letter. It will be under
the text placed at the top of the letterhead or above any text
you place at the bottom of your letterhead. The choices are:

NO UNDERLINE
THIN UNDERLINE
THICK UNDERLINE

Use the arrow keys to move to the option you want and then press
return to select it.


DONE

This returns you to the main letterhead menu so that you can either
design the other half of the letterhead if you want both a top and
bottom one.
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PREVIEW LETTERHEAD

This selection will draw an approximation of the letterhead, allowing
you to see what it will look like before printing. After selecting
this option the letterhead will be displayed on the right side of
the screen, you can stop the preview at any time by pressing esc.
After the letterhead is drawn you can use either esc or return to
return to the menu.


PRINT LETTERHEAD

This will print your letterhead. If you wish to stop the printing
before the letterhead is finished, press esc. You will be asked if
you want to abort the printing. es will stop the printing and
force the printer to the beginning of the next page. o will
cause printing to resume.


PRINT MULTIPLE

This allows you to print multiple copies of a letterhead. You will
be prompted for the number of copies to print. You can use esc to
abort printing at any time.


SAVE LETTERHEAD

Save the current letterhead you are working on. You will be prompted
for a file name for your letterhead.. Enter the file name and press
return. You will be notified if you have entered a bad file name or
there is a problem saving your sign file. If you are using a floppy
only system and wish to save a letterhead to a different disk, remove
the PrintPartner disk and replace it with the data disk before
selecting this option.


LOAD LETTERHEAD

Load a saved letterhead. You will be presented with a menu of disk
drives with the current drive selected. Move to the drive you want
to load the saved letterhead from (if not the current drive) and
press return. You will then be presented with a menu of the letterhead
files on the disk. You will be informed if there are no letterhead
files on the disk. Move the cursor to the file that you want to load
and press return.


EXIT

Exit the letterhead function and return to the main menu.
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PICTURE MAKER

The Picture Maker section of PrintPartner allows you to edit existing
pictures and create new ones. The Picture Maker section presents you
with the following menu:

NEW PICTURE Clear the current picture.
EDIT PICTURE Start editing the current picture.
LOAD PICTURE Load a picture to be edited.
SAVE PICTURE Save the current picture.
DELETE PICTURE Delete a picture from a graphics file.
EXIT Exit picture maker and return to main menu.


NEW PICTURE

This clears the current picture from the drawing area, giving you a
blank slate to start working from. You will first be asked if you
want to erase the picture. This is to prevent you from accidentally
erasing a picture that you did not want to erase.


EDIT PICTURE

This command allows you to do the actual editing of a picture. When
you select this command the menu on the left side of the screen will
be replaced with a list of keys that you use in editing the picture.

The Arrow keys, the Shifted Arrow keys.
Draw Mode: [m]ove, [I]nvert, [B]lack, [W]hite.
[F]ast to toggle the fast move mode on and off.
[S]ave to revert buffer.
[R]evert to saved image.
[SPACE] to place a black dot.
[ESC] to stop editing.

When you first start editing there will be a blinking dot at the
upper left corner of the drawing area. That is were any of the
drawing mode functions will take effect. You can use the arrow
keys and the shifted arrow keys to move the dot around the drawing
area. On some systems the shifted arrow keys do not seem to work.
You can instead use the [F]ast toggle function to speed up the
movement. When the fast mode is on the normal (un-shifted) arrow
keys will move the dot around quickly just as if the shift key is
pressed. You can slow the movement down again by toggling the fast
mode off again with the [F] key.

Depending on which drawing mode you are in, moving the dot will cause
different things to happen:

[M]ove The dot is moved without effecting the drawing area.
[I]nvert The area the dot moves over will be inverted.
Meaning that the black dots under it will turn
white and white dots will turn black.
[B]lack The area the dot travels over will turn black.
[W]hite The area the dot travels over will turn white.
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The drawing mode can be changed at anytime by pressing the first
letter of the mode you want to be in [M], [I], [B], or [W].
Pressing the space bar [SPACE] will place a black dot where the
dot is currently blinking. This makes drawing diagonal lines
easier. When you are in the move drawing move you can place a
dot move the current dot, place a dot, move the current dot,
and so on.

[S]ave to revert buffer saves the current picture in the drawing
area to a buffer. You can then used the [r]evert command later
to restore the picture in the drawing area to the one just saved.

[R]evert to saved image. This will take the image saved in the
revert buffer with the [S]ave command and replace the one in the
drawing area with it. You will be asked if your really want to
revert to the old image before the picture is actuallly replaced.
When you revert to an a saved image the saved image will be placed
in the drawing area and the current dot will be moved to the upper
left corner of the area. Additionally, you will be placed back
into the move mode. If you had not saved an image in the revert
buffer the saved image is the picture as it was when you first
entered the edit picture mode.

Pressing [ESC] will take you out of the picture editing mode and
return you to the main picture maker menu.


LOAD PICTURE

This command loads a picture from a graphic file into the drawing
area. It works just like all the other graphic selection commands.
You will be presented with a list of graphic files to choose from.
Use the up and down arrow keys to select the one you want and press
return. You will then be presented with a list of picture names.
Use the arrow keys to move around the list. As you move you will
see the highlighted picture on the right of the screen. If there
is a "NEXT PAGE" at the end of the list you can select it to move
to the next screen full of pictures to choose from. When you find
the picture you want, press return to select it.

The picture will be loaded into the drawing area on the right side
of the screen. You can now use the edit picture, and save picture
commands to do things with it.


SAVE PICTURE

This command allows you to save the picture in the drawing area
(even a blank picture) to a graphics file. When you select this
option you will be presented with a list of the graphics files on
the disk. Additionally, there will be an item top of the list
"NEW FILE". If you select one of the files the picture will be
placed in that file. If you select the new file option you will
be prompted for the name of the file to make. Once you enter a
good file name it will be created and the picture will be added
to that file.
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Now that you have selected the file to place the picture in you
will be prompted from the name to give the picture. You can use
any typable characters you want in the picture name, and it may
be up to twenty (20) characters long. When you are finished typing
in the name press return.

The picture will be added to the graphics file you selected. If
there is already a picture with the same name as the name you
entered for this picture you will be told so and asked if you
want to replace the existing picture with the new one. By
responding [Y]es the old picture will be deleted and the new one
added to the file. If you respond [N]o the save operation will be
aborted and you will be returned to the main picture maker menu.


DELETE PICTURE

This command allows you to select a picture in a graphics file to
be deleted. It works just like all the other graphic selection
commands. You will be presented with a list of graphic files to
choose from. Use the up and down arrow keys to select the one you
want and press return. You will then be presented with a list of
picture names. Use the arrow keys to move around the list. As you
move you will see the highlighted picture on the right side of the
screen. If there is a next page at the end of the list you and
select it to move to the next screen of pictures. When you find the
picture you want press return.

You will then be prompted to make sure that you really want to delete
that picture from the file. If you respond with a [Y]es, the picture
will be deleted from the file. If you respond [N]o, you will be
returned to the main picture maker menu.


EXIT

Exit the picture maker section and return to the main menu.
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OTHER GRAPHICS

Starting with PrintPartner v2.0 you no longer need to use the
PMTOPP program (which is also no longer supplied) to convert
Printmaster+ graphics to the PrintPartner format. PrintPartner
will now directly load both Printmaster+ and Print Shop (old
version, the New Print Shop graphics are not supported).


GRAPHICS

To use the graphics created for either program copy the two files
to where you normally would keep your PrintPartner graphics.
In the case of Printmaster+ the file names for the graphics will
have the extensions ".SHP" and ".SDR". With Print Shop graphics
the files will have the extensions ".NAM" and ".DAT". You need
both files in order for PrintPartner to load the graphics, one
file contains the names of the graphics and the other file contains
the actual graphics (PrintPartner keeps both within the same file).

The only limitation with using Printmaster+ and Print Shop graphics
is that you cannot save the graphics back out after editing them to
either Print Shop or Printmaster+ format files. You can however save
them out to PrintPartner format graphic files. Additionally, you
cannot delete graphics from Printmaster+ or Print Shop graphics files.

You can tell which files are in which format when you load a graphic:

PrintPartner files will just have the name of the file.
Print Shop graphics will have [PS] after the file name.
Printmaster+ files will have [PM+] after the file name.
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RANDOM NOTES

Font Selection:
For banners the larger the font you select the better it will look
since less scaling has to take place. The same holds true for
graphics on banners.


Smoothing faults:
There is a tendency for the smoothed fonts to be rounded. You'll
notice it the most on the fonts with sharp corners.


Screen Graphics:
Due to the varying aspect ratio on the large number of different
display card and monitor combinations for MSDOS machines the
graphics and fonts shown on the screen may not always look like
they will on the printer. They may look stretched or shrunk either
horizontally or vertically.


Disk Space:
If you are using PrintPartner on a floppy only system and wish to
make room on your working copy of the PrintPartner disk you can
delete the PP.DOC and PP.NEW files. Once you have run PrintPartner
and configured if for your printer you can look at the contents of
the PP.CGF file and find which printer driver it is using for your
printer. Delete the other driver files (those files ending with the
.PDR extension) to make more room.

Laser Printing:
Due to the 1 to 1 aspect ratio used by laser printers items printed
on them will be slightly compressed horizontally. Also, you may
need at least one megabyte of RAM in the printer in order to print
a full page.


REGISTRATION FORM


Name : __________________________
Company : __________________________
Address : __________________________
__________________________
City/State : __________________________
Zip Code : __________________________
Optional Phone : __________________________


Registration (includes sample graphics/fonts) : $20 x ___ = $ ______
Art1 - 82 Holiday pictures + Halloween font : $ 5 x ___ = $ ______
Art2 - 69 Sports pictures : $ 5 x ___ = $ ______
Art3 - 66 pictures of People : $ 5 x ___ = $ ______
Art4 - 57 Animal pictures : $ 5 x ___ = $ ______
Art5 - 96 pictures of assort objects/things : $ 5 x ___ = $ ______
Art6 - 33 Christian, 22 Strange, 33 Symbols : $ 5 x ___ = $ ______
Font1 - 20 assorted fonts : $ 5 x ___ = $ ______

Subtotal $ ______
CA residents add 7.75% sales tax $ ______
Shipping/Handling $ 2.50

Total $ ______

Disk Format: 5 1/4" ___ 3 1/2" ___

The product being registered is PrintPartner v2.0.

You will receive the latest version of PrintPartner, a disk of
extra graphics and fonts, and a printed manual.


Send check, money order or cash to: (US FUNDS ONLY)

Acropolis Software
P.O. Box 5037
Fair Oaks, CA 95628



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