Upgrading to Canvastic Version 3
Canvastic Version 3 is a free upgrade for all registered users.
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There are many new features and new inclusions in the Clip Art,
Backgrounds, Preferences, Preference Library, and Templates folders.
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Before You Upgrade
Make copies of anything you may have placed or saved into your
Canvastic version 1 folder. You may have added clip art. You may
have created custom preference sets. You may have saved documents
there. Copy all these items to a folder on your Desktop so you know
they are safe.
Find your registration materials. You will need the registration
name and code that was sent to you. Note:
Version 3 will require a new registration code. Your version 2 code
will not work. A Version 3 code will still work with Version 3.5.
Contact Canvastic support if you
have lost this information and it will be sent to you. Include your
name, school, and how many licenses you own in your communication.
Delete the old Canvastic folder. You will not need it again. To
uninstall, simply locate the Canvastic folder and drag it to the
Trash (Macintosh) or Recycle Bin (Windows).
Delete any shortcuts or aliases to the old Canvastic application.
Upgrade to Version 3.5
- Locate your new downloaded file from canvastic.com.
- Double click the file to decompress it.
- Drag the resulting folder to the desired location on your hard
drive. Do not move any of the enclosed folders or files to other
- You may wish to add the Canvastic application icon to the Dock
(Macintosh OS X) or create a shortcut (Windows) to it on
your desktop to make it easy to find. See your computer's help
system for specific directions.
- You may wish to make an archival copy of the Canvastic folder
on another disk before you begin using it.
- Canvastic will function in Demo Mode (no saving or printing)
until registered. To register, go to the Help menu and choose
Register. Enter your registration name and code EXACTLY as given.
Note that registration codes are platform specific. If you are
installing Canvastic on Macintosh and Windows computers please
request a "mixed" code.
- Copy any custom preference sets from version 1 to the new Preferences
folder. Open them one at a time to update for new tools, palettes,
and features. Note:
You must register and make preference changes when logged into
the computer as an administrator. Limited users will not be able
to make these changes.
- Open any documents that you were using as templates and re-save
them with the Save As Template... command under the File menu.
The only files installed by Canvastic are the ones in the Canvastic
folder. Do not move any of the files within the Canvastic folder
unless directed by this documentation. . Do not rename any of the
files with the exception of the preference sets, which are in the
Preferences folder or the Preferences Library folder. They can be
named anything that is appropriate. 1st_Grade, 2nd_Grade etc. and
K preference sets are just examples. It is expected that teachers
will change these sets to meet the needs of their students (see
the Preference Sets section). Be sure
to keep the .cpf at the end of those file names if you change them.
Note: Students may
benefit from the Student
Introduction to Publishing with Canvastic Lesson before using
Note: If your school
purchased a multiple seat license, you should have received directions
that will aid in installing Canvastic on multiple computers. You
can request those directions here.