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Help: Exporting and Sharing Your Designs

Export as DiscLabel Document File (.dlbdz)

Do one of the following:

  • Drag a design from the Design List to the Finder. This creates a DiscLabel document file (.dlbdz).
  • Choose File > Export (or Command+Shift+E). The Export dialog box opens, and DiscLabel document file is the default format.

The DiscLabel document format holds all parts of a design including CD/DVD label and packaging.

Export as PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF or BMP File

  1. Choose File > Export (or Command+Shift+E). The Export dialog box opens.
  2. Choose PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF or BMP from the Format dropdown menu.
  3. Specify the dimensions and the output resolution in pixels per inch. (300 ppi is acceptable for most current imaging devices.)
    export options
    Note: You cannot specify resolution for PDF format.

The resulting file is an image of the currently selected design element.

Saving Your Designs as Templates

When you make a design you want to save as a starting point for use, you can save it as a template.

  1. Select the name of the design you want to save.
  2. Choose File > Save As Template from the menu.
  3. Your template is saved into My Templates, accessible from Choose a template: in the New Design dialog.

Sharing Templates

A template saved in My Templates can be shared in one of four ways:

File

Export it by first selecting it in the Template function, and choose File–Export from the menu. Alternatively, drag the selected template to the Finder. Your template file can be imported by double-clicking it in the Finder or by choosing File–Import from the menu.

Bonjour

  1. Choose DiscLabel > Preferences from the menu.
  2. Click the Sharing tab.
  3. Check Share "My Templates" with others.
  4. Make sure you've set your Shared name.

Provided "Look for shared templates" is checked another computer on the same Bonjour network will be able to see your templates in My Templates listed as a template category named from the Shared name you have chosen.

MobileMe

  1. Choose DiscLabel > Preferences from the menu.
  2. Click MobileMe in the Preferences window.
  3. Click Share “My Templates” with these MobileMe members, and enter the MobileMe members with whom you wish to share.
  4. Click Access templates from these MobileMe members, and enter the MobileMe members whose templates you wish to access. (These members must have MobileMe sharing enabled but need not be running DiscLabel at the same time as you.)
  5. Separate multiple member names with commas.

Note: DiscLabel will request access to your Keychain for your MobileMe credentials.

Folder

Folders of templates can be accessed by adding the names of those folders into the "Show templates from external folders" area. With this feature several computers can have access to a folder of templates on a network.

Where are my files stored? How do I move them to a new computer?

Your files are stored in the folder ~/Library/disclabel where ~ is your home folder (Go–Home from the Finder).

You can copy them to another computer by copying this directory into the same relative place in your home folder on your other computer.

 

 
 
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