New to MacKiev's The Print Shop

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by medoras, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. medoras macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    Hello all. This is my first time posting a question and I'm sure there is a simple answer to this one.

    I am designing my first brochure (text intensive) using The Print Shop after giving up on InDesign which is too complex for my needs.

    When my text takes up more than one page I get the "hidden text indication" (grey arrows) but the text doesn't automatically flow on to a second page when it exceeds the size of the text box as MS Word might do.

    When I do a Print Preview the text only shows on page one.

    How do I format multiple pages of text? Surely I don't have to open a new page for each page?

    Any help will be appreciated.
  2. jerryrock macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2007
    Amsterdam, NY
    I have never heard of the software you mentioned. My suggestion would be to learn InDesign or QuarkXpress. These are the standard programs used by the print industry. If you are going to be designing brochures and pamphlets, you need a program that will create files supported by the print industry.

    Adobe Press - InDesign CS3 Classroom in a Book

    Real World Press- Real World InDesign CS3
  3. snickelfritz macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    Quark Xpress is simple to use, unfortunately expensive to buy
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Nooooo... InDesign is so much better. At least, if you've ever used an Adobe product before.

    InDesign or Quark are the industry standards, and you'd really be better off using one of them if you're doing real design/page layout work.

    I have no idea how The Print Shop works, but can you click on the text overflow indicator and then click on the next page to create a continued text box? (my description of that might be funky, but that's one way you can do things in InDesign, so this other program might operate similarly)

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