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Star Trek Clasic Ships CD

 Classic Star Trek Ships CD
Installation Guide

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:
Remember that each calendar's month page is printed on the back of the next month's picture with the month's name at the top of the page near the binding. When printing the picture on the other side, the bottom of the picture must be near the binding.  They are reversed!  The top of the picture will line up with the bottom of the month's name on the other side.  Print January's month page on the back of the February picture.  The month of December is printed on a separate sheet of paper. 

Printing each Month:
Each month is printed separately using your Internet Browser.  Click on the month you want to print from the table below.  Using the "Print Preview" feature of your Internet Browser, set the "Page Setup (Alt+U)" options to print in  "landscape" mode with a 1/2 inch borders all the way around.  You can adjust the size of the month's grid by adjusting the page borders.  Click here for details.

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: 

  • Header: &w&b Page &p of &P
  • Footer: &u&b&d

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!
No matter the year, there are only 7 possible  calendars with 2 variations depending on leap-year.  Each of the 7 calendars starts on a different day-of- the-week depending on what day New-Year falls for the year in question.   The following table provides a link to the proper calendar for upcoming years with leap-years indicated by ly.  To go to the proper calendar, simply click on the year you want. 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2006 2007 2008 ly   2009 2010 2011
2012 ly   2013 2014 2015 2016 ly  
2017 2018 2019 2020 ly   2021 2022
2023 2024 ly   2025 2026 2027 2028 ly
  2029 2030 2031 2032 ly   2033

Years starting on a Sunday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Leap-Years starting on a Sunday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Years starting on a Monday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Leap-Years starting on a Monday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Years starting on a Tuesday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Leap-Years starting on a Tuesday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Years starting on a Wednesday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Leap-Years starting on a Wednesday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Years starting on a Thursday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Leap-Years starting on a Thursday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Years starting on a Friday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Leap-Years starting on a Friday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Years starting on a Saturday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Leap-Years starting on a Saturday

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Binding the Calendar:
There are lots of binding methods, but most binding machines are expensive.  The easiest way to bind your calendar is to use a standard 3 hole binder with 1/2 inch rings.  For me a cheep plastic one with clear covers works the best.  Use a 3 hole punch to make holes in the bottom of each picture except for the front cover which needs to be punched at the top of the picture.  Each month page must be punched at the top of the month.  Punch a single hole in the opposite side of each page to hang the calendar on the wall.  It's best to punch the single hole in each page after the pages are in the binder so they line up correctly.

Commercial Printing and Binding:
You can skip all the fuss by taking the CD down to a store that prints calendars.  Most Office Supply stores (Staples, Office Max, Office Depot, etc.) or any store that prints pictures (Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Targets, any Drug Store, etc.) will print and bind the whole calendar for you.  Just tell them to print the pictures from the "artwork" directory and select the pictures you want for each month.  You can even have them add birthdays.  

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.

If you are going to have the Calendar commercially printed, click here and print the Copyright Notice and Instructions Page that comes up.  Take the notice with you when you have the Calendar printed.


How To Setup the Screen Saver

Copy the files onto your System

You need to create a folder on your system and copy the files into it before you set up the Screen saver.  I suggest you set up a folder called "StarTrek" in the "My Pictures" folder on your system, but any folder will do.  Remember the location of the folder you copied the files into -- i.e. "StarTrek" in "My Pictures" in "My Desktop" -- as you will need it later.  Click here for details.  

Note:  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.

Using the Built-in Screen Saver on Windows XP

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 "My Picture Slideshow" from the list. Click on the "Settings" button to the right and select the folder you copied the pictures into.  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 the "Esc" key.  When you are done, click on "OK".

Installing a Screen Saver for Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP
The gPhotoShow screen saver is a free product that is very similar to the "My Picture Show" screen saver that comes on Windows XP.  I have tested it on both Windows XP and 98.  It works fine; however, it comes bundled with a separate product called "NavExcel" that adds a search toolbar and pop up blocker to your browser.  The installation instructions explain all of its functions so I won't repeat them here.  You must install both; however, if you don't want NavExcel, it is easy to uninstall it without having to uninstall gPhotoShow.  It did not cause me any problems but it had features I did not want so I uninstalled it from my systems.  Click here for uninstall instructions

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
The Screen saver is designed to work on Windows 98 and above.  If you have a different system there are Screen savers available that will display a directory of pictures; however, only gPhotoShow is distributed with this CD.  Check the software that came with your system or your printer to see if it will do the job.

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: 
     "Slide Show" +"Screen Saver" +Free    
It came back with 137,000 hits.  There were screen savers there for Mac's and older Windows systems.  I selected gPhotoShow but there are lots of others available.


 

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 apply.

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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