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Support and Findings / Re: Enable Micrografx Windows Draw 6 on a 64-bit computer
« Last post by Skylake on August 08, 2014, 12:16:30 pm »
This guide works great i got Draw 6 working again, to complete my collection i am intending to get complete publisher with Draw 7 do you think this guide would work with that program, Or would i require to get another guide?
Help and Support / Re: Media Manager
« Last post by Waddles on August 05, 2014, 02:23:28 pm »
I was about to ask this myself, thanks
Support and Findings / Enable Micrografx Windows Draw 6 on a 64-bit computer
« Last post by Pul Wilks on August 05, 2014, 01:25:31 pm »
Support from this website allows you to continue to use such software natively on newer systems

A bit about Micrografx Draw:

From the mid to late 1980s to about 1999 Micrografx Draw was a drawing program available to consumers, it was also quite popular in certain schools back in the 1990s and early 2000s enabling you to design and create stuff like boxes, greeting cards and various technical drawings could be created it actually reminds me of Microsoft Publisher and a Technical drawing program rolled in to one, posters were also quite simple to do along with quite a lot of other things. The great thing about this software is that although you could do a lot with it, its still simple to use.

One of things that I also found great about draw 6 is that its pretty good for when doing fonts that sidebar (known as the style gallery) is very helpful

Draw 6 has more pre-set shapes than the earlier versions of windows draw (draw 5 and below) and has a style gallery.

Here is a brief list of ways you can still get this software and what titles it tends to come under useful if you have lost your disk and want to buy another.

As far as I know Complete Publisher 99 has the final version of Micrografx Draw (Draw 7)
See this video below:

This tip also works on Windows 8/8.1 if you find Micrografx Draw crashes when selecting a preset project or some other kind of crash and its not to do with fonts (see this topic for information on fonts) you can right click on the draw.exe file and set compatibility to Windows XP SP3 the next time you open it under compatibility mode it will run properly.

The interesting part is even when you have switched off compatibility mode Draw 6 still seems to appear to keep that setting and works correctly every time.
Support and Findings / Micrografx Windows Draw 5 on newer systems
« Last post by Pul Wilks on July 26, 2014, 08:52:14 am »
This method will not work with Draw 6 if you want to get Micrografx Draw 6 working there is currently a service available from the links on the post from this topic where you can purchase a guide, there is also support for running Draw 5 natively too.

If you have a VM with a working copy of Windows XP or your old pc all you need to do is install this program on to the old computer running a 32-bit version of Windows XP, 7, 8 or 8.1 and copy the files from either C:\Program Files\Micrografx\ or C:\Program Files (x86) \Micrografx\  to the new computer afterwards Windows Draw 5 should run as normal except for that dialog that the beginning talking about using the registry. This method is more fiddly than the support methods used with draw 6 as i have to end task to start the program because there is a dialog behind the splash screen. Draw 5 could be made working with less fiddling everytime you start the program by getting support from the same place as Draw 6.

The help files donít work but you can get them back using the suggestions on this page this not only works for draw 5 but a lot of other programs that have this issue

The main difference between draw 6 and 5 is the fact that there isnt a style gallery on draw 5 where you can easily update the fonts, I also donít see the great calendar function were I could easy make calendars I also have a lot more shapes I can easily draw in draw 6 including the star. There are probably a number of other stuff where draw 6 is better than draw 5, But for very basic drawing etc,  draw 5 is OK.
Support and Findings / Help files for classic programs
« Last post by Pul Wilks on July 15, 2014, 03:20:32 pm »
When you install a classic program that was built in the 1990s or early 2000s you may get a message saying something similar it not being able to use the help files for this program.

By default a number older programs wont usually have any help files available if you want these back check out

Download the one for your operating system

if you get the message: 'this update is not applicable to your computer'

download the en-us language pack, more information here‎

then run the installer again
General Discussion / Re: General Thanks and Testimonials
« Last post by Chez on June 22, 2014, 11:48:03 am »
Very helpful guidance and support got micrografx draw working in few minutes.
Help and Support / Re: Media Manager
« Last post by Chez on June 22, 2014, 11:43:29 am »
It works! Thanks!
Help and Support / Re: Media Manager
« Last post by Chez on June 21, 2014, 12:26:53 pm »
Will check tomorrow thanks
Help and Support / Re: Media Manager
« Last post by Pul Wilks on June 21, 2014, 12:20:15 pm »
Go to:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Micrografx\System3\Media Manager

and look for either


then simply create the shortcuts to the desktop or start menu

you can run the program from the shortcuts

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