Well, you can bang you head against the wall, but it hurts.
I enhance the pictures that I use in greeting cards in Photoshop Elements Editor, then save them.
I purchased an inexpensive greeting card program via which I compose the cards and print, or, use predesigned, occasion targeted templates, and print. Saves paper, ink and avoids all the hassle.
I do appreciate your practical approach! Would you be willing to share the name of the program you find best suited to printing greeting cards?
I do tend to persist though. I called support back and the supervisor was convinced to work through the problem with me when I directed him to another thread (concerning PSE9) which indicated support told them it was a program glitch. That was THREE YEARS ago. There are numerous similar thread . . . .some entitled "how do you print a greeting card in one piece of paper" and "how do I get a bi-fold greeting card to print . . . ". And tonight I saw a new thread complaining of the same problem in PSE 11. It's crazy. The supervisor today plugged into my computer and watched me try to print a card. He escalated the problem and gave me a case number. We will see. I will post any solution or response.
In the meantime, what program do you use? Thanks!
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I use Greeting Card Factory DeLuxe by Nova Development.
I bought it at Staples, not sure if they still sell it, but it's available on-line.
I have used Greeting Card Factory and it's an inexpensive excellent program, but there is no need to purchase it.
I made my greeting cards from scratch. I don't bother with the templates provided with PSE.
For fold-over cards, I make two projects.
Start with a document size before folding. i.e. - 8.5x5.5 card needs to start with a 8.5x11 document.
Document one is the front and back of the card. Note, the front graphic needs to be on the bottom of document one. Anything for the back needs to be upside down and near the top of the document.
Document two is the inside. Again, the verse needs to be on the bottom half of the document.
I save them as jpgs and print document one on the first side
Reinsert the cardstock, print document two on the other side.
When printing - the only thing that is tricky is making sure you re-insert the cardstock in the right direction.
I have found it much easier to do things my own way rather than work within the confines of PSE's templates.