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Business Card Composer Menus



The "Business Card Composer" Menu

About Business Card Composer Display information about the program.
License… Open the licensing dialog.
Check for Updates… Check for the latest update on the Internet.
Preferences… (Cmd-,) Bring up the program's Preferences dialog.
Quit Business Card Composer (Cmd-Q) Quit the application.

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The "File" Menu

New (Cmd-N) Create a new document.
New from Assistant… (Cmd-Shift-N) Create a new document with the help of Assistant.
Open… (Cmd-O) Open a document.
Open Recent > … Open a recently edited document.
Close (Cmd-W) Close the open document window.
Save (Cmd-S) Save the current document.
Save As… (Cmd-Shift-S) Save a copy of the current document.
Save As Template… (Cmd-Opt-Shift-S) Save the open document as a template.
Export… (Cmd-Opt-E) Export the current document to a graphic file.
Revert to Saved Cancel all the changes in the current document that were made after the last saving.
Change Layout…
Open a dialog where you can select the paper layout.
Calibrate Printer… Display the printer calibration dialog where you can calibrate the printer for more precise printing.
Print for Several People… Print the card for several people in one print session.
Print Multiple Designs… Print several documents in one print session.
Print… (Cmd-P) Bring up the standard Print dialog.
Order Cards Online... Open an on-line web page with instructions.

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The "Edit" Menu

Undo (Cmd-Z) Reverse the last operation you performed.
Redo (Cmd-Shift-Z) Reverse the last Undo operation.
Cut (Cmd-X) Remove the selected objects or text and place the selection onto the Clipboard.
Copy (Cmd-C) Copy the selected objects or text onto the Clipboard.
Paste (Cmd-V) Paste the content of the Clipboard into the document.
Paste and Match Style (Cmd-Shift-Opt-V) Paste text from the Clipboard into the text box. The inserted text takes the style used for the existing text in the box (or the default style if the box is empty).
Duplicate (Cmd-D) Duplicate the selected object(s).
Delete (Del or Backspace) Remove the selected object(s).
Edit LinkBack Item Open the selected LinkBack object in the corresponding application for editing.
Find > Find… (Cmd-F) Open the Find dialog.
Find > Next (Cmd-G) Find the next occurrence of the word or phrase entered into the Find dialog box.
Find > Previous (Cmd-Shift-G) Find the previous occurrence of the word or phrase entered into the Find dialog box.
Find > Use Selection for Find (Cmd-E) Find the next occurrence of a word or phrase that you have selected in the text box.
Find > Jump to Selection (Cmd-J) Show the selected object(s) in the document view.
Spelling > Spelling… (Cmd-":") Open the Spelling dialog.
Spelling > Check Spelling (Cmd-";") Check spelling.
Spelling > Check Spelling as You Type Check spelling as you type.
Select All (Cmd-A) Select all objects on the active layer of the document.
Special Characters…
Open the Special Characters palette.

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The "Insert" Menu

Vertical Guide Insert a vertical guide line.
Horizontal Guide Insert a horizontal guide line.
Barcode > ... Insert a barcode from the list.
File Data Insert a File Data field.
Counter Insert an auto-incrementing counter field.
Text Box Insert a text box.
Image > From File… (Cmd-Opt-I) Insert an image from a file into the current document.
Image > Merged Image Insert a dummy image that will be replaced by actual images upon printing.
Image > Generate Random… Insert an image generated at random.
Image > Search on the Internet… Search images on the Internet.
Image > Google Maps… Insert a map.
Smart Shape > … Open the list of Smart Shapes.
Art Text… Launch the Art Text application.
Date & Time… Insert the current date and time.

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The "View" Menu

Zoom In (Cmd-Ctrl-"=") Enlarge the current view.
Zoom Out (Cmd-Ctrl-"-") Zoom out of the current view.
Actual Size Display the document in its actual size (100%).
Fit Width (Cmd-Ctrl-W) Scale the document to the width of the window.
Fit Height (Cmd-Ctrl-H) Scale the document to the height of the window.
Fit Page (Cmd-Ctrl-P) Fill the window with a single document page.
Show/Hide Rulers (Cmd-R) Show or hide the rulers.
Toggle Preview Mode (Cmd-\) Show or hide the guidelines, margins and other auxiliary marking.
Show Back/Front Side Open the back or front side of the card.
Show Background/Show Foreground Open the selected layer (background or foreground) for editing.
Show/Hide Foreground Objects Display or hide foreground objects when the Background layer is active.
Show/Hide Toolbar (Cmd-Option-T) Display or hide the toolbar.
Customize Toolbar… Open the Customize Toolbar dialog.
Enter/Exit Full Screen (Ctrl-Cmd-F) Enter or exit the full screen view mode.

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The "Format" Menu

Font > Show/Hide Fonts (Cmd-T) Display the Font dialog.
Font > Bold (Cmd-B)
Font > Italic (Cmd-I)
Font > Underline (Cmd-U)
Font > Outline (Cmd-Shift-O)
Modify the properties of the selected text.
Font > Bigger (Cmd-"+")
Font > Smaller (Cmd-"-")
Increase or decrease the size of the selected text.
Font > Kern
Font > Ligature
Font > Baseline
Modify the properties of the selected text.
Text > Align Left
Text > Center
Text > Align Right
Text > Justify
Align text to the left, right, center or justify.
Image > Edit… Open the Edit Image window.
Image > Tile Create a tiled image.
Image > Crop Activate the Crop tool.
Image > Original Size Return the image to its original size.
Add Shadow Add a shadow to the selected object.
Bring Forward (Cmd-Option-F)
Bring to Front (Cmd-Shift-F)
Send Backward (Cmd-Option-B)
Send to Back (Cmd-Shift-B)
Move the selected objects above or behind other objects.
Move to Background/Foreground Move an object to the Background (Foreground) layer.
Align > Left Edges Align the left edges of the selected objects.
Align > Right Edges Align the right edges of the selected objects.
Align > Top Edges Align the top edges of the selected objects.
Align > Bottom Edges Align the bottom edges of the selected objects.
Align > Centers Horizontally Align the centers of the selected objects horizontally.
Align > Centers Vertically Align the centers of the selected objects vertically.
Distribute > Spacing Vertically Create equal vertical spacing between selected objects.
Distribute > Spacing Horizontally Create equal horizontal spacing between selected objects.
Distribute > Centers Vertically Create equal vertical spacing between the centers of selected objects.
Distribute > Centers Horizontally Create equal horizontal spacing between the centers of selected objects.
Center Horizontally Move selected objects to the center horizontally.
Center Vertically Move selected objects to the center vertically.
Group (Opt-Cmd-G) Group the selected objects.
Ungroup (Opt-Shift-Cmd-G) Ungroup the selected objects.
Lock/Unlock Guides Lock or unlock guides.

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The "Window" Menu

Close Window (Cmd-W) Close the currently active window.
Minimize (Cmd-M) Minimize the currently active window.
Bring All to Front Move all application windows in front of the windows of other active applications.
Contacts Open the Contacts section of the Source panel to import Address Book contacts.
Import Open the Import section of the Source panel to import images from iPhoto, Photos, Aperture or graphic files.
Clipart Open the clipart.
Show/Hide Inspector (Cmd-Shift-I) Show or hide Inspector.
Inspector > Document (Cmd-1)
Inspector > Geometry (Cmd-2)
Inspector > Fill & Shadow (Cmd-3)
Inspector > Image (Cmd-4)
Inspector > Text (Cmd-5)
Inspector > Alignment (Cmd-6)
Open the specified tab of Inspector window.
Barcode Reader… Open the barcode reader.
Colors (Cmd-Shift-C) Display or hide the system Colors window.
Fonts (Cmd-T) Display or hide the system Font window.

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The "Help" Menu

Business Card Composer Help Open the Help documentation delivered with the application.
BeLight Software Web Site The web site of the Business Card Composer developer.
Useful Online resources Useful resources on the BeLight Software web site related to Business Card Composer.
Art Text… Open the web page of the Art Text program.
Image Tricks… Open the web page of the Image Tricks program.
Send Feedback Send feedback to the developers by e-mail.
Online Registration… Send your registration information to the developer.
Video Tutorials Lets you choose and view online video tutorials from inside the program.

 


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