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You can type your text and insert images right into the main text area of your card. Anything that you add to the main text area obeys whatever alignment you apply. You can center, left or right align images as well as text. Our advanced type styles give you more design options to create your card exactly the way you want it. Our international customers are dancing in the streets because our software now supports centimeters and European A sizes in the rulers and all measurements other than those that use points. The example below from the March/April 2016 issue of the Mountaincow Invitation Inspirations newsletter has floating text boxes, floating images and text on a curve.

Design Stationery
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Note: The light gray rectangle represents a margin and will not be printed.

When working with AccuCut Pinnovation dies, personalized gifts, or StationeryHQ templates, the die line of the item is shown onscreen to help you layout your design elements easily and accurately. The software handles placing the design on the full sheet, knowing the exact placement for each die so you don't have to do any measuring.

AccuCut Die Line
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Note: The light gray rectangle represents a margin and will not be printed.

Rulers at the top and left of the stationery help you place your text and images on the page. If you are dragging a floating object, guides appear on the ruler to show you the precise location of the object. You can hide the rulers if you prefer. In the example below, you can see red guides in the rulers to indicate the placement of the tricycle.

Rulers

Note: The light gray rectangle represents a margin and will not be printed.

Click in the rulers to add guides to help you align design elements on your stationery. Drag guides to any location on the ruler. Click a guide to remove it. The edges and centers of design elements snap to the guides when dragging, resizing and cropping.

Wedding Logo

Note: The light gray rectangle represents a margin and will not be printed.

The stationery editor allows you to zoom in or out to see more or less of your stationery at once. The zoom controls allow you to use the magnifying glasses buttons to zoom in or out by 25%, or you can choose a value in the combo box, or you can type in an exact zoom level.

Zoom

The Character palette in the Text palette group lets you format text font, size, style, fill color or pattern, outline color, outline thickness, background color or pattern. You can also adjust the character spacing, line spacing, horizontal or vertical stretch, skew or baseline shift. If you have a floating text box selected, you can also adjust the opacity of the text in the text box.

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The Recent Fonts menu keeps track of the 10 most recently used fonts to make it easy for you to quickly select fonts among the ones that you are using for the current design.

Recent Fonts Menu

You can add an outline to any text or monogram. The available outline types include Double Outline, Offset Outline, Dashed Outline and Dotted Outline.

Outline Type

PrintingPress Pro Extreme 9.0 also lets you add a shadow to any text or monogram. You can choose from one of the available shadow styles or choose Inner Glow, Outer Glow, Engrave or Emboss.

Shadow Type

You can also specify the text case from a variety of text case styles.

Set Text Case

You can use the controls in the Paragraph palette in the Text palette group to to modify the text's horizontal and vertical alignment, left and right indent, space before and after paragraph and text shape settings.

Align Left Align Center Align Right Justify Stretch Justify Point Justify Alternate Font Align Top Align Middle Align Bottom Justify Vertically Stretch Justify Space After Paragraph Indent Text Left Space Before Paragraph Indent Text Right Resize Text to Fit Text Box Make White Background Transparent Wrap Text Text Shape Curve Height Curve Frequency Columns Column Separators

You can also use the controls in the Paragraph palette to add columns to your text. PrintingPress Pro Extreme lets you specify the number of columns and what type of separator you would like between the columns. You can specify unique horizontal alignments for each column. In the sample project shown below, we have two columns. The first column is aligned to the left, and the second column is aligned to the right. For the rows that have items in both columns, we added Dots column separators.

Columns

PrintingPress Pro Extreme lets you match the color of your text to a color in an image or border that you are using in your stationery by choosing Sample Color in any Color menu. The cursor changes to an eyedropper and will sample whatever color you click on anywhere in the PrintingPress Pro Extreme window. The text selection hides temporarily to allow you to select a color from within the text if you like. A preview of the color beneath the dropper is shown in a small window to the left of the stationery. In the example below from the November/December 2015 issue of the Mountaincow Newsletter, we selected the bride and groom's names and used the Sample Color tool to match the exact gold in the heart. You can use the Sample Color tool to match colors in images, photographs, backgrounds and borders.

Sample Color
Note: The light gray rectangle represents a margin and will not be printed.



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