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Greeting Card Factory Deluxe 8
on 4 June 2010
Minimum Requirements: Win7, Vista, XP SP2 - no mention of Mac, Intel PIII 500Hz processor, 6GB free disk space, 256MB RAM, 800x600 monitor resolution, DVD drive, recordable/rewritable CD drive (if you want to make `Memories' CDs), Internet access to register/update (not necessary).
I tried to install this on my old laptop running XP having above minimum requirements but it would not install at all (whether this was because all three previous versions have been on although removed there could be hidden files?) - I really don`t know, but this is the first time I have had a Greetings Card software package fail installation on me. On my new laptop running Win7 it was immediately recognised and installation was straightforward but took 15mins for everything to install - I only installed Greeting Factory not the `Memories on TV` so only 2.68GB of disk space was used.
I'm a big fan of this software range and enjoy the enhancements/advancements of each new version and this is no exception. Ver.7 brought in a fair amount of new tools and 'speed of action' enhancements and this has been taken even further with Ver.8. Now a lot of the icons you see everyday while working on your pc/laptop are duplicated within Greetings Card software making it very easy to achieve your goal. It comes with a good comprehensive book but also full onscreen help if you prefer. If you are new to this type of software the ready-made templates are:
Announcements & Invitations, Calendars, Certificates, Crafts, Electronic Greetings, Envelopes & More, Gift Tags, Greetings Cards, Labels, Matching Sets, Note Cards, Photo Cards, Post Cards, Signs & Posters, Speciality Cards, Web Projects - and if you single-click on the + sign at the left of each of these main headings it brings up the many sub headings from each category. Any of these can just be printed off as is, or you can alter/add to your template with options on the right of screen giving you a vast array of artwork, embellishments etc. Plus the unending ability to change text fonts, colours, shapes, shading, etc etc. If you like me are a seasoned user then 'start from scratch' means your imagination can go wild. Once again another excellent package.