How to Open a DesignPro Project in Avery Design & Print

It's easy to import saved DesignPro projects in Avery Design & Print.

If you downloaded the Avery Design & Print software to your computer, choose the Open a Saved Project tab and click at the bottom of the screen to Load Project.



Browse for your DesignPro PC .zdl file or your DesignPro Mac .avery file on your computer and click Open.



Once your project opens, you can then customize your design.

Save or Print your project using Avery Design & Print. If you save your project to a free MyAvery account, you can access your projects from any computer or tablet while online.

Please note:

- Some projects will not transfer completely. Data that was imported into a DesignPro project (such as a mail merge) will not carry over to Avery Design & Print. The layout for your project should transfer and then you can use the easy drag-and-drop mail merge in Avery Design & Print Online to import your data.

- Images from the DesignPro clip art gallery may not import, but you can choose a new image from the extensive gallery in Avery Design & Print.

- Serial barcodes and Date/Time stamps will not import, and will need to be re-created. Barcodes that are not supported by Avery Design & Print will not import, but you will be able to generate QR Codes with Avery Design & Print.

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Total waste of time and effort

By Disgruntled

from UK

This review is from How to Open a DesignPro Project in Avery Design & Print:

New PC, new software.
Installed Design & Print (design pro 5 no longer available)

Try to open DesignPro 5 (ZDL) files that use a master label for generic info and multiple tabs with label specific info - these are CD labels for archive documents etc.
1. Cannot find Cd label type L7676
2. After many attempts, opens file but heavily corrupted, text mis-aligned in text boxes, master ok, but tabs with label specific info scattered all over the place with bits missing.
Options = manually edit 75 labels, start from scratch, or dump Avery and go to a professional supplier!
For a free software, this is costing me a lot of time and cash

 
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Lost my project on new install

By Jim

from apache junction, az

This review is from How to Open a DesignPro Project in Avery Design & Print:

I installed a new version and my project doesn't appear online. I can't find it on my computer. This article says look for the file but doesn't say Where it is on Windows. It would be helpful if it did.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!

By Briney Eye

from New Mexico

This review is from How to Open a DesignPro Project in Avery Design & Print:

I've been using DesignPro for years. So long that I still have Version 4 on my Windows Vista partition. I only have one label that I print for something that I make and sell, and no need to change it. The older I get the more averse I am to change.

So I'm extremely annoyed with Microsoft for forcing me to "upgrade" to Windows 10, and with Avery for going on a "Search & Destroy" mission to, as far as I can tell, remove all options from the InterWebs to download any version of DesignPro.

Because Version 4 saves to ".zdp" format, and the new "Design & Print" app doesn't understand it. It only understands ".zdl" format, which I assume was what DesignPro 5 saved to.

I am just constantly amazed at the stupidity and short-sightedness. Microsoft with Windows 10, Avery with this nonsense, and many, many other examples.

So this is just my primal scream into the void. Catharsis, straight to the great bit bucket in the sky.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Horrible software for legacy labels

By xenbaba

from los angeles, ca

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I have a ton of .zdl label files that will not import into Design and Print. The sw says the a project imported successfully, but there is one single text box that appears and it's associated with the spine of the cd case, not the cd label itself. It's hardly the entire content of the label and does not show up on the actual cd label. This is horrible software for anybody who has years worth of .zdl label projects.

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Horrible Conversion

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from St. Louis, Mo

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      We used DesignPro every day for binder spines and covers. None of our designs converted to Design and Print. This is awful and I would not recommend this at all, ever, to anyone. Bring back DesignPro!!

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