Win7 64-bit Workaround for Users of Parson's Address Book
by CORetiree - 1/25/12 9:34 AM
In Reply to: Broderbund by KenHusveg
Like a lot of you, I'm a long time user of Parson's Address Book (v.7). I built a new PC over the holidays, moving from Win XP to WIn 7 64-bit. I found that many of my old programs - including Address Book - won't run on Win 7 64-bit. I spent a lot of time finding an answer to this dilemma because I haven't found another simple-to-use address book program. Here's my solution: I've been using Broderbund Printshop 23 for making cards, signs, etc for some time. PS 23 does run on Win 7, and it allows you to import your AB2 files from Address Book. Once this is done, Address Book looks and works exactly like it always has. Choose Tools > Edit Address Book from the top menu - and there it is. One caution: the latest version, Print Shop 3.0, has been completely reworked, and, while it will allow importing AB2 files, it will only permit you to print a full sheet of labels, not a single label - which is what I do most of the time.. Print Shop 23 is still available at the Broderbund website.
Another useful piece of information: Broderbund has been purchased by a company called Encore, so you need to visit the Encore Forum to ask questions: http://forums.encoreusa.com/ You'll find an Address Book discussion there with a very helpful moderator, Brandy redux.
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