More Help Files

Here's the link to the older Help files that people still find useful when learning the ropes to the Certificate Creator.

Macintosh Leopard File Upload Problems

There is a problem with the 10.5 (Leopard) version of the Macintosh OS that does not upload files to the Certificate Creator. Apple has released an update, 10.5.1 that addresses this issue.

Not all users will run into this, only Mac users that are running the initial release 10.5 and have Flash Player 9 installed (users with Flash Player 7 or 8 won't have this issue). It is recommended that all Deluxe members running Leopard upgrade to 10.5.1.

Basically what is happening when a Deluxe member is logged in and attempts to upload their own image to use with a certificate the file transfer never completes and there is no indication that the transfer was successful or not. The fix is to update to 10.5.1. video

At a charity event we were able to purchase the time of a video production company to put together a promotional video. We utilized their time to come up with a video that showcase the benefits of the Certificate Creator. To kick off the premiere of this event we are running a special on Deluxe memberships. Use promotional code: bigROOF933 to get 20% off on a Deluxe membership. We'll be running this for the remaining month of October.

Sit back, have some popcorn and enjoy the show while we work on new Halloween certificates.

Log-in or join now to start using these and many more certificates.

Creating a shadowed effect

This how-to video will walk you through step by step on how to create a text effect that looks like the text is slightly off the page.

  1. Add a text banner to the certificate canvas
  2. Click the new object to select it, move it to where you want it located on the canvas
  3. Click the clone button to create an exact copy of the selected text
  4. Click the new clone object to select it
  5. Drag it down so it is not overlapping the original object
  6. Select the original object and change it's color to gray
  7. Now move the cloned object up over the top of the gray one and offset it slighly to get the shadow effect.

This same technique works with clip art objects as well. For best results with clip art this technique is recommended for solid colored objects.


This category will have tutorials as well as tips and suggestions on using the Certificate Creator. I hope to post videos to replace our current Help System. In the meantime head over to the current Help System for assistance. As always feel free to send us a question using the forms inside the Certificate Creator application or using this form.