Classic Star Trek Ships CD
How To Print the Calendar and Setup the Screen Saver
How To Print the Calendar's Pictures:
The High Resolution files are located in the "Artwork" directory on the CD. The Calendar's pictures are designed to print as 8 by 10 inch pictures on standard 8.5 by 11 inch letter sized photo paper. You can use any program designed to print pictures such as the "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer". Set up to print each picture in "Landscape" mode with a 1/4 inch border on each side and a 1/2 inch border on the top and bottom of the page which is the left and right side of the picture in "landscape" mode. Use the "Print Preview" feature to make sure you have everything set up correctly before you print each picture. Click here for details.
Use photo quality paper designed for your printer for the best results. The name brand papers really do work best on the same brand printer. If you use other paper make sure it is heavy enough so it won't curl when hung on a wall. Only print one picture at a time. The files are large and many printers will not be able to handle more than one picture at a time. Each picture is made up of 1500 by 1200 pixels of 24-bit color. For an 8 by 10 inch picture that comes to 150 pixels per inch. In total each picture is over 5 megabytes in its raw, uncompressed form.
Most printers convert pixels to dpi by multiplying by the number of dots printed per pixel, so 3 color printers will print at 450 dpi, 4 (3 colors + black) at 600, 6 at 900 dpi and 7 at 1050 dpi. Most older printers that print at 300 dpi or less, will automatically scale the images down to fit properly. All of the pictures are in the "jpeg" format.
How To Print the Calendar's Month Pages:
The best and easiest way to print the calendar month pages is on plain paper. While it is possible to print on the back of the pictures, I do not recommend it. Most photo quality paper is not designed for printing on both sides. If you do, the ink will not dry correctly and it will streak and rub off the back of most photo quality paper. If you want to print on both sides, print a test page first to see if you like the results.
Double Sided Printing:
Printing each Month:
By default your browser is probably set up to print headers and footers on each page. If you don't want them to print, you must blank them out. Make sure you write them down on a piece of paper, or cut and paste them into a file so you can restore them when you finish. On my Microsoft Internet Explorer the defaults are:
As an alternative, you can print the months with the headers and footers. Then cut them off and paste each month on the back of the picture for the next month. Do this after you bind the pictures so you get the month lined up beneath the proper picture.
There is a Calendar for every possible year!
Binding the Calendar:
Commercial Printing and Binding:
Many stores will bind the calendar for you for a small fee. That way you can print the pictures and month pages at home and get the store to bind them for you.
There are hundreds of additional pictures located in the bonus "Space
Ships" and "NASA" folders on the CD. Copy your favorite
pictures into the same "StarTrek" folder if you want the Screen saver
to display them also.
To install gPhotoShow on your system go to the Screensaver folder on the CD and click on gPhotoShow.Exe. The instructions will take you thought the installation. After it is installed, right click on any part of the "Desktop" that is empty with your right mouse button. That is to say any part of the "Desktop" that is not covered by a Shortcut, Folder or Window. A menu will pop up. Click on "Properties" with your left mouse button. The "Display Properties" window will pop up. Click on the "Screen saver" tab at the top of the window. Click on the down arrow in the "Screen saver" drop down box and select "gPhotoShow" from the list. Click on the "Settings" button to the right and delete the default folder from the list by selecting it and clicking on the X. Click on the "Ad Folder" icon to add a line and then fill in the location of folder you copied the pictures into. Hint: Click on the little [...] button to the right of the line to browse your system's folders and select the folder you added the pictures to. Change any of the other options to you preferences and click on "OK". You can use the "Preview" button to see how the screen saver will look on your system. To exit from "Preview", press any key. When you are done, click on "OK".
Using a Screen Saver on other Systems
If you don't have a Screen Saver, search
the Internet for one that supports your system. When looking for a screen
saver I went to Google and entered:
Copyright © Notice
You can install the images on this CD onto a single computer for your personal, non commercial use. You
can print the images any number of times for your personal, non commercial use. Do
not copy, post or distribute the images in any other way. The following copyrights
All of the original names, images and objects are Copyrighted © by their various
owners: Paramount Pictures, Hallmark, Micro Machines, Galoob, Furuta, Playmates, Polar
Lights, Playing Mantis and NASA. The resulting compositions are
Copyrighted © by Freelance Ink and Tom Heald. All rights reserved.
All of the original names, images and objects are Copyrighted © by their various owners: Paramount Pictures, Hallmark, Micro Machines, Galoob, Furuta, Playmates, Polar Lights, Playing Mantis and NASA. The resulting compositions are Copyrighted © by Freelance Ink and Tom Heald. All rights reserved.
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