Full support for double-sided cards is introduced (double-sided card saving in the same document, switching between sides on a fly, printing).
Duplex printers are supported.
The collection of 32 vector smart shapes with controllable behaviour was added.
The new Universal Binary version allows to run natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macintosh computers.
Option to select several objects with the opportunity to resize and rotate them as a single item was added.
Business card paper layouts extended.
Paper Layout preview was added into paper selection dialogue (Assistant, Card Properties).
An option to set-up addresses in Preferences is available (address fields order differs for some countries).
A ruler and measurement units were added.
Image auto-cropping problem and imprecise positioning for Tiger OS (MacOS X 10.4) solved.
Inserting URL field from Address Book in Tiger system fixed.
Other minor bug fixes.
What's new in Business Card Composer v.3.1.2
Bug with “Search Images in the Internet” dialog fixed.
What's new in Business Card Composer v.3.1.1
Support for Image Tricks plugin added. Image Tricks is a free image editing application for using about 35 Core Image effects, integrated into Tiger system (for OS X 10.4 and later).
New paper layouts from Avery added.
Card stock from Conqueror is supported.
A bug when printing cards as vector on layouts with bleeds fixed.
This update fixes the problem with opening some files created in v. 2.x, 1.x.
Regular card designs selected in Assistant can now be applied to folded cards.
What's new in Business Card Composer v.3
A great number of new clipart images was added. Now the program contains over 23.000 images for boxed edition (700 for download edition).
The application now contains 500 designs for boxed edition (400 for download edition).
Number of masks has increased to 100.
New printing method was applied to allow printing multiple designs (from different files) on one sheet. It is useful when choosing from a variety of designs the one you prefer. Or when you need to print the cards for all your occupations on one sheet.
Preview window with the additional settings, added to the printing process, displays your modifications on the fly.
Counter feature allows you to numerate cards, assign each card a unique number.
Text File Data support allows to read the data from text files. This can be helpful for creating badges for a conference, etc.
The application supports object editing on Background and Foreground layers, which helps to create advanced card designs.
Text alignment mode that fully justifies text as to the text box borders was added.
The objects can be aligned as to the card center (horizontally and vertically).
Custom folder contents are displayed in the image collection window.
Image cropping was added, so that you can crop images to remove the parts you don't like directly in Composer.
Image tiling operation was extended, so that tile size can be altered.
A custom image can be used as a mask as well as predesigned masks.
Export to JPEG format was added, which is useful for sending business card via e-mail.
Export to TIFF was enhanced: now it supports bleeds, cut marks and allows to modify resolution.
Prefix and Suffix fields can be filled from Address Book.
In the Preferences dialog you can choose to hide Assistant when starting the app.
It is now possible to choose own designs, as well as predesigned ones, on the first step of Assistant.
Many other minor changes and fixes have also been done.
Added integration with iPhoto. Now it's possible to preview and use pictures from the iPhoto libraries in the same manner as it was possible to use built-in clipart.
Improved Address Book support. When selecting a person or a list of persons, it's possible to choose which address to use (e.g. “home” or “work”).
Completely redesigned the printer calibration procedure. Added the Scale setting that helps to solve the problem with cards getting slightly offset by the end of the printed page.
Text fields can now be rotated.
Added 25 new designs, including designs for double-sided and folded cards.
More images added to the clipart collection.
Previously, the angle could be changed with the slide bar only. Now it's possible to enter an exact value.
Slightly redesigned the interface. The buttons got a new slick look, the Card Properties dialog can now be called with a toolbar button.
Fixed an issue with loading images from the Internet — images would not load in their full quality.
Fixed text problems caused by the Mac OS 10.2.8 (Jaguar) secure update, when the application would not allow to edit or type text.
What's new in Business Card Composer v.2.2
This update includes the Japanese version of the program. It became possible due to our long-term partnership with Act2 — the Japanese distributor of Business Card Composer ( http://www.act2.com/).
Corrections in the French localization.
New Avery business card templates added: 08476, 28873, 28876
In the Format menu, a new command added: Align Centers. It allows to align objects to their centers.
The new Order Paper Online command in the Help menu lets you order business card paper from the Internet.
Large images are automatically resized to fit the card size when inserted, to make editing easier.
Fixed the bug with increasing distance between cards when printing more than one sheet.
Fixed the problem when images inserted from a custom folder were not stored in the document.
When exporting to PDF, the resolution of the embedded raster images and the PDF itself has been synchronized.
We had to change the application icon! We had to change the icon and redesign some promotional artwork because of the claims of legal representatives of AOL (www.aol.com). We were very surprised to hear AOL's claims that Business Card Composer's icon looks very similar to the AOL's Running Man logo (the yellow man on the iChat icon). However, we decided to spend our time for more useful things, than litigation with AOL.
So, be careful when you use yellow men in your images — AOL can get angry. It looks like all rights to yellow men worldwide belong to AOL!
What's new in Business Card Composer v.2
The ability to order printing cards in an online print shop right from the program. This is useful when you need to print a large amount of cards (100 or more), or you need cards of professional quality.
Users can create custom layouts for all kinds of labels and business cards (determine the size of the cards and their arrangement on paper. Now it's possible to print cards of non-standard size and add support for new card stock.
The built-in clipart collection is now virtually unlimited. You can search images in the Internet by keywords right from the program.
You can also add custom folders with pictures to the clipart collection.
The same card can be printed for several people, so the cards have the same design but different personal information. Just choose the people you need from the Apple Address Book. This is very convenient for creating ID cards, name cards, badges, etc.
About 30 new designs added, and the existing ones have been enhanced.
Better support for Mac OS 10.3 Panther: now it's possible to insert EPS and AI files, the standard Fonts panel is fully supported (including fonts and underlining).
Export to PDF is customizable so you can configure the PDF to meet the requirements of a print shop (bleeds and cut marks).
Objects can be aligned to the left or right edges. It's especially convenient for creating text columns.
It is possible to incorporate e-mail feedback mechanism.
In dialogs working with Address Book, the ability to choose groups is added.
For more convenience the size of clipping area during print is increased for paper with bleeds between cards.