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Is it possible to install / import old PrintMaster 7.0 Art Discs?

Just bought PM Platinum 17 and am unhappy with the small assortment of graphics available. Version 7 had tons, but most of them were on Art CDs in something like zipped files. There is an Install file on each of the Art CDs, but when activated it gives the message that the Art CDs don't need to be installed. Is it possible to access these somehow with my newer version of the program?
(Tried to access their online support via links in program, received error messages that the page doesn't exist. A general Broderbund support page is pretty useless.)

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  • kcrapo Jun 03, 2009

    Thank you for your response, Brian. I can access the two art CDs that came with v. 17. But my old 7.0 version had five or six art CDs, which I liked much better. It is these older ones that I would like to be able to use, but apparently cannot.



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When you put the Program install disk in follow the prompt but instead of selecting the "Typical" instalation select "Custom". This way the install will instruct you to select the two or one or none Art cd.s. I assume your copy of Printmast 17 Platinum has all 4 cd's?.If not then you will only have installed about clip 950 art etc. instead of 19,000 plus when you install the Art disk 1&2.
The only drawback is that the two art disc's add another 1gb to the hard drive usage.
I hope this helps.
Brian Wright

Posted on May 23, 2009

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    Brian Wright Jun 04, 2009

    I agree the Broderbund help is useless I think this is because over the years the responibility has past hands as regards compatibility etc.First it was Riverdeep,then Pintmaster followed by Broderbund and now this other outfit Encore seems to come into the frame.Without any decent help!!!

    I am dissapointed with Printmaster Platinum 17. A lot of the pre made projects rely on the internet on line and although its automatic you tend to get a very slow load sometimes as the page loads from a blank to the individual masks being loaded.There is no way to save them once they have loaded so the next time you go and look they all have to down load again.They don't mention this on the product before you buy.

    Regarding your prevouse old Printmaster 7 discs? why don't you load them onto your harddrive into a folder which you can then name and find easily.

    Then go to your "Own Projects" within the Printmaster 17 and import all of the Clip Art /Art etc for use within your Printmaster 17.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards Brian.

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    Brian Wright Jun 10, 2009

    You can copy any of the art from your previous Printmasters over to you new version but you can only copy them into your own art or clip art .You cannot copy them into the Printmaster directories.

    Having said that if you say are transfereing clip art from the other Printmaster or the web come to that, try adding a new title in your own file .So if you are transfereing football clip art then put a heading for that in your art or clip art file.

    Its a bit tedious because I have not found a way to bulk copy the files over only by one at a time.

    If you open both directories and view them side by side then its quit easy to copy paste one at a time.

    I hope this helps.




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