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Type of Program: Printer Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 9.x/2000/XP
Company Name: Blue Squirrel
Price: $49.95
Version: 7.08
Installed Size: 13MB


Blue Squirrel makes some nice little programs that not too many others seem to have thought about. Add this program to your software collection and you may soon wonder how you've done without it. It's a great application that not only saves you in paper but also in ink cartridges. With the rising costs of ink, this program will pay for itself in no time at all!

So what does it do? It will take any document you've already created in another application and give you the options of printing it out in a variety of ways. Say for example you need to print a brochure. With a few clicks ClickBook formats your document and prints it for you. Using ClickBook you can print double or single sided pages, books of any size, leaflets, greeting cards, business cards and a host of many others!

No matter what you create within, ClickBook can print it. Use the other program you are accustomed to using and when you're ready to send it to the printer, do it via ClickBook. If you think the final printed pages could be a hassle to reassemble then let ClickBook print out instructions detailing which ways to reinsert the pages, how-to fold and cut the final assembly and you have a final project that comes out looking quite impressive. Although ClickBook comes with over 130 included layouts of its own, you can create your own as well so the variety of ways to print soon becomes endless.

ClickBook works by taking the output of your application's print command (what you would be printing if not using ClickBook), and shrinks the pages to fit any of the layouts that you choose to use. ClickBook does not change any formatting that is previously done through your application. In fact, every page is preserved just as the application sent it to ClickBook, including margins, page numbering, etc. You then choose a layout and print your book, booklet, brochure, French Fold layout, etc.

So the next time you have a project that needs to look professional and different than your normal page-by-page printout, take ClickBook out for a spin. There's no need to take your project to the print shop down the street to have him print and compile it into a book any longer. You won't believe how easy ClickBook is, how professional your project can be, and how much ink and paper you start saving right away!

PROS: Low cost. Can save you a lot of money both on paper and ink and shows you how much you've saved. Allows you to load different saved documents and print them in any order. Gives you over 130 different layouts to choose from when printing plus you can create your own layouts.

CONS: When loading large documents it can tend to bog down your system.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Robert Hall

Purchases can be made online from their Web site.

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