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we need to convert .pa print artist files to useable form


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#1 anon125

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:43 AM

we no longer have print artist software.

 

which sites or softwares will convert .pa files?

 

thanks all

 

we have a win 7/64 and an XP computer


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:00 AM

I think .pa is a proprietary format. The only way you would get around this is to purchase and install Print Artist. Safe the .pa files in Print Artist as another format like .jpg. If Print Artist does not allow you to convert to a .jpg or other standard format you can use PDF printer software. Print to a PDF then print the PDF.

 

http://www.experts123.com/q/how-do-you-convert-print-artist-files-to-pdf-or-jpeg.html

 

https://www.amazon.com/Nova-Development-US-41990-Platinum/dp/B00EPACO3M

 

There were two Print Artist software, one by Nova and a much older one by Sierra Software. Which is yours? The one I linked to on Amazon is from Nova. If it's the old abandoneware version then you can get it at archive.org and install on the XP computer. 



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:29 AM

thanks, the archive seems to be pictures of the disks - not the actual software (1998) version

am i missing something?  the file is 26kb



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:34 AM

You want the iso file. It's shown on the page I linked to under download options. This is Win 95/98 software. It should install fine on XP. Burn the iso to a CD.



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:25 PM

thanks for your patient help



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:55 PM

emm... nothing works

XP has sonic record now, that wants to copy the disk!

i tried with a thumb drive - same problem.

how do i get an iso image to load the software?

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:17 PM

Use isoburner with the downloaded iso file. If possible use a write space no faster than 4x.

 

http://www.freeisoburner.com/



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:43 PM

thanks, trying - no success yet

 

is there a snipping tool for XP?

 

installing print artist....


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:47 PM

The iso should be about 429.5 MB. Is that the size of your downloaded iso file?



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:13 PM

Pa 6 saves files as PA6 - darn it!


The iso should be about 429.5 MB. Is that the size of your downloaded iso file?

yes thanks



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:29 PM

i wish to download another version of pA

do i have to use a disc each time?

the computer has a USB slot

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:37 PM

If the XP can boot a USB flash drive you can use Rufus with the iso file.

 

https://rufus.akeo.ie/



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:13 PM

thanks

i dont need to boot, just install the software from an iso.

am i confused?

thanks very much


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:47 PM

Another way is to mount the iso file but since these old versions of Print Artist most likely will only install on XP you would need to third party software to mount the iso file to a virtual drive and then install it from there.  OSFmount can do this. 

 

I never attempted to use Rufus with an iso that was not bootable. Sorry, I should not have mentioned bootable. Rufus still may expand the iso and put all the files on the USB flash drive. Give it a try. When running Rufus make sure you select iso image and not FreeDos in the dropdown box. Click the small icon and browse to the iso of Print Artist. Press Start. After it finishes attach the flash drive to the XP computer and look for a install exe.



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:14 PM

tried all of them

they worked but did not open my .pa files.

one would save .pa files.

well i learned about iso and the iso burner.

thanks

JohnC_21

for all your help






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