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  1. #1
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    Default Very Frustrated Here

    I'm very frustrated....the more I work with SBM, the more frustrated I am getting. I've read the tutorial on organizing files. However, my computer's Windows Explorer looks NOTHING like the one in the tutorial. Under My Documents, the SBM program has only 3 files: Projects, Published Files and Templates. In the tutorial there are files titled: Backgrounds, Embellishments, Paper Scraps, Photos and Shapes. These are not listed as part of SBM in Windows Explorer. In fact, my Windows Explorer does not list any program files for any program. Am I going crazy or what?

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    Exclamation Let me help you

    Your looking for the folders where you store your embellishements, backgrounds, shapes etc are at. Okay, go to Programs/ScrapbookMax/Gallery/Images/then your folders. What You can do is right click those folders and create a short cut on your desktop.

    The three files you found are different. You found the folders where the templetes go, your projects (scrapbooks in progress) and finally your Published files (finished Scrapbooks).

    All of us have had the same confusions regarding organization and finding the files.
    OWNER OF THE B&B in SCRAPSVILLE

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    In my Documents you will only have the 3 files, to find the gallery folder with backgrounds etc you will have to go to where the program was installed. For example on my pc its located ....... C drive > program files > Scrapbook Max! > Gallery > Images ..... then when you open the images folder you should have all the folders you are talking of. Hope this helps, if not you might want to do a search and look for Scrapbook Max! to find out where you installed the program.

    Shout back if this does not help.
    Sue xx

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    Relax, take it easy and enjoy.


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    LOL Onie .... you quick typer.
    Sue xx

    Makeyesup and Marion are my Buddies

    Relax, take it easy and enjoy.


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    Thumbs up Take a deep breath....

    You will find that this program will offer you a continous learning curve. As I mentioned in earlier postings, By creating a download folder to save your things do, you will be able to sort them out into those main folders (Embellishments, Shapes, Background, Paper scraps). Inside these folders, you may create all the folders you want to organize yourself. Example, inside Embellishements, I have folders named, Christmas, Baby, Corners, Borders, Ribbons etc etc etc. You can keep creating as many folders as you want. I have done the same thing inside my Shapes, Paper Scraps & Background Folders.

    I hope this helps!!!
    OWNER OF THE B&B in SCRAPSVILLE

    My Buddies are Maggie Mae, Knzus,Gotart, Patty, Mom7911, Winnie49, JAMIEPT, TWPClerk, and Poppabob
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    nie

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    Exclamation Muma to the rescue?!?!?!

    We will help our new friend. It really is overwhelming at first to figure out where the heck things are and how to use the folders.

    For me personally, I work off my desktop folders and drag and drop into my layouts. It's much easier and faster for me. I remember when Marion, Moonbeam and Granny taught me these pointers. Oh they were so patient with me because I kept losing the darn things. LOL

    OWNER OF THE B&B in SCRAPSVILLE

    My Buddies are Maggie Mae, Knzus,Gotart, Patty, Mom7911, Winnie49, JAMIEPT, TWPClerk, and Poppabob
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    nie

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    Default

    Thank you ladies. I finally found the files. I've never worked with organizing files before as they were always imbedded in the program I was using. So I am learning. As for the learning curve, I suspect mine is traveling downward....lol.

    Like you, Onie, I found that moving the file from unzipped to desktop and then into a folder I created under 'My Documents' works best for me.

    Whew! I think I'll wait for another day to actually refine my organization. Right now, I moved everything into 2 folders, one called 'Backgrounds and paper' which includes templates, and one called 'shapes and embellishments'.....if this makes sense to you. Some downloads actually went onto my desktop and I moved these into these folders too.

    The real agony and defeat is going to happen when I actually try to use these files....ha, ha......can anybody spare a qualude?

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    Talking You will get it

    You will quickly discover that it's a matter of preference but in my case, I had to make sure my preference was going to screw up the whole thing. I have made some big screw ups in the past and I had to have help finding my way out of the mess.

    Just remember, there is always someone able to help you. Never fear asking questions because we've ALL been there. I still find myself in jams and needing help.

    OWNER OF THE B&B in SCRAPSVILLE

    My Buddies are Maggie Mae, Knzus,Gotart, Patty, Mom7911, Winnie49, JAMIEPT, TWPClerk, and Poppabob
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    nie

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    you found the folders, think thats a learning curve on the up don't you?

    I really must sort out my folders to. I have "Scrapbook Gallery" [freebie downloads go in here after I unzip them], "Scrapbook Design" [for all the stuff I'm making] and SBM files [with all the templates and embellishments that I download from here]. I need to just keep one file and then sort everything in there. Might do a bit of house keeping on my pc this week and actually get some LOs completed LOL.

    You will eventually get it all sorted and feel happy that you have. It does take time though and I'm used to sorting out files.
    Sue xx

    Makeyesup and Marion are my Buddies

    Relax, take it easy and enjoy.


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    Red face

    I have a scrapbook folder in my documents and then I have made folders i.e. brads, ribbons, doodles, alhabets, and then a folder for paper and then have sub-folders for all the diff. types of paper stripes, floral, patterned. Once I unzip I just browse and place in all the different folders. It took me a while but it really helps when I am lookin for a particular type of ribbon or brad, they are all in the same folder in not in SBM.

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