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Program Preferences


The Preferences dialog contains settings, which are applied by default every time you run the application. The program settings are located in three tabs: General, Fields and Printing. To open them, select Business Card Composer > Preferences (Cmd-,) in the menu.

General

Autosave documents specifies how often the program automatically saves open documents. To turn autosave off, choose "Never". It is recommended that you activate this feature to avoid data loss in the event of an unexpected power outage or computer crash.

Snap to object edges specifies whether or not the program snaps an object to others when you move or resize it. This feature aligns object edges.

Snap to object centers specifies whether or not the program snaps an object to others when you move or resize it. This feature aligns object centers.

The Color of Guides let you change the color of locked and unlocked guides.

Measurement Units are used throughout the application (on the rulers, in the Inspector, etc.).

Open Assistant on start-up opens the Assistant to begin creating a new document from a ready-made business card template.

Check for updates daily specifies whether the program automatically checks for updates. To check for updates manually, choose Business Card Composer > Check for Updates…


Fields

The options below determine how text fields are populated with data.

Display order specifies the information order in the Full Name text field. For instance, "Harry Potter" or "Potter Harry".

Address Order lets choose the order in which City, State/Province, ZIP/Postal Code, and Country are shown.

The Set address field in a line option converts multi-line addresses imported from the Address Book, to a single line.

Default Address Source specifies which address to use (work or home) if both are present in Address Book. You can specify whether to use another address from the contact or leave the address field blank if the address selected as the default is not present in Address Book.


Printing

With the Ignore printer page settings option selected, the program changes the paper format for printing (the document is not affected). This allows you to avoid cutting the bottom of cards when the Letter sized paper is selected for your document.

 


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