Exporting Our Scrapbook Designs for Use in Other
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First a common question:
When I click on the download link...nothing happens, what is wrong ?
You may not have a pdf file format reader installed on your computer.
Most newer computers come with them pre-installed. The most well known in
the Adobe Reader, but we prefer the free mobetta Foxit Reader. It is
a smaller program and not as aggressive about cramming your computer with
tons of Adobe stuff as the Adobe Co. is. Go to www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/ and click on the free .exe program. If you are at work or on a school
computer, you may need to ask your IT department to approve any .exe program
another link for Foxit Reader is here.
If you really want the Adobe Reader
here , but you had better look carefully and un-check that Adobe Photo
Album Starter check box or you might regret it later on.
Exporting our Designs for Digital
In order to get images from the PDF file into the program of your choice you will have to
select the graphic, copy it and then paste it into the program. It is really very easy to
1. Open the PDF file in a Reader. You can download Adobe Reader HERE.
2. Click on the Snapshot Tool on your Adobe Reader toolbar.
3. Using your mouse and starting at a corner of the graphic, click and hold and
drag your mouse diagonal to the corner opposite of your starting point. You may
have to wiggle your mouse around to get it to go to the bottom of the page. The
entire graphic should be selected. You will see a blink when you release the
mouse and a box will appear stating that it was copied to your clipboard.
4. Open the graphics/photo editing program of your choice and paste the image into the
working space. Programs vary so we can't give instructions for EVERY program, but usually
you can right click in the working space in the program and select Paste or click on Edit
at the top of the program and select paste. Sometimes it will open a menu out from paste
and you can choose "Paste as a new image". Once again, programs vary, so you may
need to look at the help files for your particular program for information about how to
paste from clipboard.
5. Now that the image is pasted into the graphics program, you need to save it before you
do any editing so you don't have to repeat the process over and over. We recommend you
save the image as a high quality (low compression) jpg file. In order to make it easier to
keep track of the images on your computer, make a new folder called
"scrapbook-exports" on your desktop and save the image to that folder, giving it
a meaningful name (for an image from the buttons set you could use buttons01.jpg or
something similar that tells what set the image came from).
6. One last tip. After you save the image to your scrapbooks-exports folder, if you decide
you want to make changes to the image in your editing program (adding a photo or text,
etc), save the file with a new name. This can vary and should describe what your image
will be (birthdaytag.jpg for example if you are taking a tag image and adding text saying
Happy Birthday to it). By saving the image with the new name you avoid overwriting the
If you have trouble following these steps, please ask a child, neighbor,
friend, co-worker, etc...for help because this is just basic computer usage functionality.
We give our sets away for free now and cannot email personal computer help instructions to
each site visitor.
If you wish to teach yourself basic Windows functionality, use your
help files. Go to the start button and click 'Search' or 'Help' depending on your version
of Windows and type in keywords. Or take a evening continuing ed class, or ck your public
library for free computer classes or buy a book.
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