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Using MS Word XP * to create covers

The dimensions of a full size DVD case are 27.5 cm x 18.5 cm. All you need to do is go to "page setup" and select the paper size you use (A4, Legal etc..). Then set the margins so that the above dimensions will center on the page. For example, A4 requires the margins to be set to 1.3 cm left and right and 1.15 cm top and bottom. This will give you the "exact" size of the cover.


(* NEW! *  Template Design Guide)

Using Paint Shop Pro ** to edit covers/labels

This is by no means a definitive guide to Paint Shop Pro - only the way it relates to CD/DVD covers and labels. I use Paint Shop Pro 9 (I'll refer to it as PSP from now on) but the information will be right for earlier versions (the menus and controls may be in different places, tho'.)


(* NEW! *  Clone Brush Tutorial) (* NEW! *  Spanned Spines Tutorial)

(* NEW! *) Using CD Labelprint

One of the most mis-understood label printing software must be CD Labelprint. I am constantly fielding questions on how to do various things in the program and decided to write an illustrated tutorial on it's basic use. I have used direct screenshots to provide a step by step walk through for you.

Start the Tutorial.....

Using a Hosts File

We have all had an attack of spyware/adware and viruses at various times and have found some to be very difficult to remove. Whilst not being the "magic bullet" a "hosts" file can certainly help in the battle. A "hosts" file can be made by yourself using nothing more than Notepad


Repairing Windows XP

At some stage or other things are bound to start going wrong with your XP machine. BSOD's and other problems will eventually occur. These can usually be fixed by doing a "repair" of Windows XP. The following is a step-by-step guide on how to do it.


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