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    Need A Program To Open .sig files

    A friend just gave me a CD containing some files for a business flyer, that were created for him by a business associate, asking if I could print about a dozen of them for him. The files on the CD were.sig files and as best I can determine, they must have been created by Print Shop. I have an old copy of version 5.0 that was installed on my old Pentium 233 running Windows 98. I'm reluctant to install it without being sure that it will allow me to open and work with these files. If it is a Print Shop file, will it matter if it was created on a newer version than the one I have (v5.0) ??
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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    Hi Doc,

    From the Webpedia file extension lists:
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    .sig Current program settings (Signature)
    PrintShop Sign file
    Signature file (PopMail)
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    Don't know if this helps or not?
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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    Thanks for the quick response Bob. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> I found that info, which led me to suspect that this was a Print Shop file. I also found a reference that said it was also a CreateACard file extension. Maybe I'll try and open it in CreateACard. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> That should be interesting, eh ???
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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    Doc,
    Go for it.
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Right?

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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    Gave it a shot just now. Create-a-Card never even saw the files. Guess there must be something proprietary in them that will only allow the program they were created wiht to open them. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    Doc,

    You don't have a copy of Print Shop, do you?
    I saw Broderbund is offering a copy of Printshop Essentials for $19.95.
    They have a lot of variations on the theme at:

    PRINT

    There MAY be a trial version available with a little hunting?

    Ask your friend to come up with the bucks, if it's really important to him.
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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    Doc,
    I have PrintShop 15 and 21 and a "sig" file is a "Poster file".
    So you have a range of versions that you could come up with that may open this file, but I would get with the source and see what version was used to make this file.

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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    Bob,
    I do have a copy of Print Shop v5.0 from about 6 years ago, but don't know if the .sig file is part of that version and I am unwilling to install such an old version to find out. I'm doing this little print job of 100 business flyers for my buddy as a favor because he's desperate for work and can't afford to pay a printer to do the job. Good find on the Print Shop Essentials though. I might look into that one for myself. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    Dave,
    Thanks for the reply. I was curious if my old v5.0 would support those files that were created on a newer version. But Bob's solution would seem to be my best alternative here. I get a new version of one of the best desktop publishing software packages for $20. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> A better alternative than installing that old version and <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16> that it will support the file.
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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    Hi Doc,

    Just wondering if you solved the .sig file problem?

    I went ahead and sprung for the Photoshop Essentials 4.0 and it seems like a worthwhile investment. Got a lot of goodies in there without a bunch of extras.
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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    You said Photoshop. Did you mean Print Shop Essentials, which you mentioned in your earlier thread? The reason I ask is that I've been trying to decide which of the MANY Broderbund varieties of Print Shop to go for! There are so many... My main interest is making banners once in awhile.

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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    Hey Bob,

    Thanks for askin' !! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Actually, I had to do a work-around and scan an old hard copy he had in his files and then print from the file after I cleaned it up a bit. <img src=/S/disappointed.gif border=0 alt=disappointed width=15 height=15> He didn't want to wait for me to buy the software. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    I will probably pickup a copy (hard to beat the price) and fool around with it when I have a little more time to get involved with it. Thanks again for the heads up !! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    BigAl,
    Betty, is the big user here in this house. She says depends on how much you want to spend and what you want to do with it. They will all have the banner program, but the higher priced ones have much better and more graphics that come the program. Some of the lesser ones you have to download some of the graphics to use.

    She has been getting the Pro Publisher Deluxe version for the past several years. By the way she started using Printshop in the DOS days, when it can on a 5 1/4 floppy.

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    Re: Need A Program To Open .sig files

    Al,
    I meant PrintShop Essentials in my first post but in the following post I was confused with PhotoShop Elements 4, which I did just purchase.

    Too many similar names at the same time, I guess. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>
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