Artisan 5 is the newest version of our favorite digital scrapbooking software. If you haven’t purchased it yet, you are missing out on some great new features!
- Artisan 5 runs lightning fast
- Better content management
- Font manager
- Lots of new text options
- Every element can be edited
- More customization options
- The Quick Access Toolbar
- and more!!
To purchase Artisan as a new user click HERE. To upgrade from Artisan 4 to Artisan 5 click HERE.
Note: If you are using StoryBook 4 or earlier you will need the full version of Artisan 5.
To use the upgrade version you will need your Artisan 4 activation code. Click here for instructions on finding that code.
The instructions below apply to anyone who is installing Artisan on a computer which already has Artisan 4 or StoryBook Creator 4 on it.
IMPORTANT: ARTISAN 5 RUNS ON 64 BIT COMPUTERS ONLY. IF YOU HAVE A 32 BIT COMPUTER YOU WILL NEED TO USE ARTISAN 4. To find out if your computer is 32 or 64-bit, click HERE.
INSTALLING ARTISAN 5
To install Artisan 5, double-click the Artisan5Setup.exe file you downloaded, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Click Next to start the installation. You will need to accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next.
You will be offered the option of installing Artisan in a location other than the default location. We DO NOT recommend that you do this unless you are very comfortable with the back end of computers. Just click Next.
When the installation is finished you will see this success message. Click Finish.
ACTIVATING ARTISAN 5
The first time you open Artisan 5 you will be given 4 options:
- Buy now! If you have downloaded the trial version, you can purchase the software. You won’t need to download it again, but will receive a product key to activate the software.
- Try it out. You can trial Artisan 5 for up to 30 days for free.
- Activate. Click here to activate your software (see below).
- Exit. To close Artisan 5 click Exit.
To activate your software, click the Activate button. You will probably get a warning popping up. Click Yes.
You will need to enter your product key. You will find the product key in the email you received from Forever after ordering. You can also log in to your Forever account to retrieve your product key. Copy the product key and then click the blue link (“Paste product code from Windows Clipboard”), or type the product key into the spaces.
Select your current Forever account if you have one or create a new one and click Activate. You will need to be online to activate your software, but once it is activated you do not need to be online to use Artisan.
MIGRATING DIGITAL CONTENT FROM ARTISAN 4 OR SBC 4
The first time you open Artisan, the Artisan 5 Migration Assistant will open. It will copy all your important data from Artisan 4 or SBC4.
First choose whether you want to copy your data from Artisan 4 or StoryBook Creator 4. If you have both programs on your computer, choose Artisan 4.
The data that will be copied are:
- Your content activation codes
- Your content library folders
- Tags and Categories
- Any customisations of calendar dates and the user dictionary.
You should make sure all those boxes are checked and then sit back while Artisan does all the work for you. It may take a few minutes if you have a lot of content, but not long.
If you choose not to migrate your content, HERE is an FAQ on doing it manually.
The first time you open Artisan, your content will index. Depending on the amount of content you have and the speed of your computer, it might take some time. This should only happen once. If you add new content, or reorganize content, it will reindex, but the process will be much quicker. This indexing is one of the reasons Artisan 5 runs so much faster than earlier versions.
When the indexing is complete, Artisan will open and you can being scrapping!