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  1. Hi, easy enough to change. The reason for 2 boxes eludes me. Marc creates these templates and he may have just been on bad drugs! Kidding of course! I deleted 1 box and stretched the second a little to make it fit. No problems. As far as your color changes, that is easily done in The Creator. Below is the original card, and the modified card. Start by opening TC7 and selecting the Lady Gaga business card. Delete 1 of the black boxes by selecting it, and pressing your delete key. ( I'm using a Windows computer. If you are on a MAC your keys may be different. ) Select then position the other box how you want it. I changed the text color first, simply because I found it easier. Select the text you want to modify. You'll get the 'Text Menu' displayed on the left. Select 'Color'. You will have to do 2 things here. First, move the color slider to select 'black'. It will actually look gray. Then move the 'Text Opacity' slider to 100%. This will make your text black and it will blend in to the box and vanish. Don't worry about that. It's still there. Select the other white text and do the same. Then select the box by clicking on it somewhere other than where the text was. You'll see the 'Image Menu' on the left. Same as with the text. Select Color. Click on 'Colorize' and move the color picker to 'white'. Your box will look gray. Move the opacity slider to 100% and it will be white and your black text will be seen. The opacity slider can become annoying. If you select the text, or the box after moving the slider to 100%, it will go back to 50%. This is simply the default setting. You will have to go to the color menu for the text or box and move it back to 100% again. And there you have it. Your card should look like the one below. Of course, you will be changing the text to meet your needs.Good luck!
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    Printing Business Cards

    Sure. Avery has software, or at least they used to, that will let you print to their card stock, or simple paper. It may all be on-line now. You can check them out here. https://www.avery.com/products/cards/28878 Oh, and it's free! Or you can pay and they'll print it for you. Really, if you look at the cost of the card stock, it may not be worth it. Last I checked Vistaprint would print 500 cards for $9.99 Check around! Try this for the $9.99 discount code. Vistaprint Code
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    Membership Club

    It's PayPal Katie. I've run into this before too. You can use PayPal to make a single purchase, you just cannot have recurring (monthly) payments. Germany considers it a security issue. With PayPal, it's a process. I've never set it up on my website, but you are suppose to be able to do it. Marc will have to set this up. Probably will have to contact PayPal depending on how much he knows about the API settings. But it should be doable. Basically, for Germans, you buy a product 1 time. This generates a transaction ID. Then the website owner can generate a script to bill again at specific times, for a specific amount. It still will not trigger automatically. Once a month, or however often, the website owner will trigger Reference Transactions. The buyer then gets the bill and has to approve it. Then PayPal will process the bill. Setup is the key. Then the website owner simply has to trigger it manually once a month. It's an added hassle that most will not bother with unless they have enough buyers to make it worth the effort. Marc may choose to create a 'secret page' where a user can go and make a 1 time payment to maintain membership status. But he'll then have to monitor those users to insure payment each month. Also a hassle. Just no easy way around this except to use a payment option other than PayPal.
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    MAC or PC, it is v7.2.9 https://www.laughingbirdsoftware.com/updates/
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    Hello all! Dino from Uxbridge Ontario

    Hey Dino! You found the forum. Be sure to look around for all the FREE graphics!
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    Gif FILES

    Had me going, but makes more sense now! Thanks for posting back.
  7. As Katie said, download and install The Creator on your new computer. After you install The Creator on your new computer, and insure it is running correctly. Simply backup your files on your old computer to a thumb drive, cloud drive or whatever method you want to use. Most of us preach about doing backups at least every week. Copy your /My Documents/Laughingbird Documents folder from your backup drive to your new computer. Migration done! It really is just that simple.
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    copy write course

    Usually with PLR and MMR packages like this, everything you have the 'rights' to is sold. Usually the original zip file. The mini sites can be used or not used by you, depending on what you want to do. As far as the .doc file not working ( not for me either ) I assume the original package is sold 'as-is'. The 'white label' gives you the right to claim and sell it, but not to edit the contents. I'm guessing. Marc may, or should, know better what rights he got when he bought it, but he may not. These things go round and sometimes people change things they shouldn't, sell rights they don't have, and we, the end user, usually get stuck with it. Personally, I try and stay away from stuff like this, as far as passing it on, and just get it if I want to use it myself. If you hear anything from Marc, please post back here and let us know. Thanks.
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    copy write course

    'White Label' rights gives you the right to 're-brand' the product as your own, and resell it. You cannot otherwise change the material in the package. Resell the entire package, all 12 modules, as you got them. The entire zip file. You resell for personal use. You cannot resell the 'White Label' rights. Users will purchase 'your product' and use it for themselves. Hope this helps.
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    Unable to export picture

    I had a windows update that caused problems a few days ago too. Not with TC7 but with other things. Two days later I got another windows update that seems to have fixed everything. Make sure you have all updates. If you are going to try and reinstall from scratch, please make a backup of any templates or graphics you have created. There is no uninstall for The Creator 7. Simply rename, or delete your Laughingbird Documents directory. To delete the program ( on a Windows machine ) go to c:/Program Files (x86) and delete the folder /The Creator 7. That's it. Before reinstalling I would log into your member page at http://laughingbirdsoftware.com/members and download the program and any template paks you have purchased. Save them somewhere on your computer other than where you saved them before. Do not reinstall from files you have already downloaded since you have had problems. Thousands of users use TC7 and there is no issue with the latest version. Make sure to install the program first. Then run it. Then close it out. Make sure it is closed when you install any add on paks you have downloaded. Then open and run it again. Let us know if this solves your problem. It is unusual that you get no error and yet the graphic does not export. I'm curious to see if this fixes things. Good luck.
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    help needed from support sent 4 days ago

    If it doesn't have to do with money or your account, ask away. Lots of folks here to help!
  12. Glad you got it working. There have been problems before with Cloud storage. The program is set up to look in specific directories on your computer, not on a cloud drive. Users do keep trying this, and it never works out good.
  13. Okay. If your files are in the correct place, they should be where mine are in the first picture. If they are, then when you open TC7, look at the menu to the left and they should be displayed there! One other thing. Even if the eCover Templates folder is in the correct place in your Documents folder, make sure the template folders are actually in that folder! Sounds odd, but if the eCover Templates folder is empty, it will not show up in the menu on the left. As an added note, please make sure you are running the latest version of TC7. v7.2.9
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all you Creatorpreneurs!
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    Output DPI

    I have used vistaprint several times. Mostly business cards. Yes, they want 300 DPI. But, if you make your card big enough, then use a 3rd party program to change the resolution to 300 DPI, it works fine. At least for me. You have to remember. TC7 is not a full fledged graphics editing program. It was created to make 'web' graphics. 300 DPI is simply not required for that. As I said, it can do print, and do a fine job. It just takes a little work around.