Friday, August 17, 2012
My Digital Studio 2- FREE Trial
I love the new My Digital Studio-it is so easy to use! Did you know you can try the software free for 30 days. Here is some information about the trial. I would love to help you start creating with it!-book a one on one class with me.
MDS 2 Trial
Q: What is the MDS 2 Trial?A: The MDS 2 Trial is a way for users to try MDS 2 free for 30 days. With the MDS 2 Trial, you can use the full MDS 2 software plus almost $200 US (over $250 CAN) of digital downloads for 30 days.
Q: How long can we take advantage of the MDS 2 Trial?
A: This is an ongoing offer. We want all our customers to be able to try MDS 2.
Q: Can I still have a MDS 2 Trial if I used the My Digital Studio Express Trial?A: Yes. Everyone will be able to take advantage of the 30 day MDS 2 trial.
Q: What digital content comes with the MDS 2 Trial?
A: With the MDS 2 trial, you have access to almost $200 US (over $250 CAN) of digital content, including stamp brush sets, embellishments, punches, kits, designer templates and more. Click here to see a complete list of all included content.
Q: Do I need access to the Internet to use the trial?
A: Yes. The MDS 2 Trial is only available as a download over the Internet. There is a substantial amount of digital content included with the MDS 2 Trial, so it might take some time to download.
Q: Can I get the MDS 2 Trial on a disc?
A: No. The MDS 2 Trial is only available as a download over the Internet.
Q: What are the system requirements to use MDS 2 Trial?
A: You can see the system requirements for MDS 2 and the MDS 2 Trial here.
Q: Is the trial version of the software different from the paid version of MDS 2?
A: No. When you order the MDS 2 Trial, you will receive the full version of MDS 2. The software will function exactly the same as if you had purchased the software--you can design, purchase downloads, and print. The software in the MDS 2 Trial, MDS 2, and MDS 2+ is exactly the same. However, there is a difference in the amount of digital content included with each version of the software. The MDS 2 Trial includes almost $200 US (over $250 CAN) of digital downloads you can use during the 30 day trial period. Those downloads are not included with MDS 2, but they are included (along with many more downloads!) with MDS 2+.
Q: How do I order the MDS 2 Trial?
A: You can order MDS 2 (item 130910) through your demonstrator’s online store or stampinup.com. You can order the free trial by itself, or you can add it to an order with stamping supplies or digital downloads. If the MDS 2 Trial is the only item you order, you will not be asked for any credit card or payment information. If you are a new customer, you will need to create an account.
Q: How do I install the MDS 2 Trial software after I have ordered it?
A: You can access your MDS 2 Trial download through the Downloads section of your account. Make sure you select Mac or Windows, and the download and install wizards will walk you through the rest of the process.
Q: If I already have the original My Digital Studio, what happens to that program if I install the MDS 2 trial?A: When you install MDS 2, the download wizard will ask you where you want to install the program. You can install MDS 2 directly over your original My Digital Studio program. This will allow you to have access to all the downloads you have already purchased for My Digital Studio in your new MDS 2 program without having to re-download any of your digital content. You can also choose to install MDS 2 in a different location on your computer. If you do this, you will have to download any of your previously purchased My Digital Studio content into your new MDS 2. If you do install MDS 2 in a different location, it will not alter your original My Digital Studio program.
Q: Will I be able to use any downloads I have purchased for My Digital Studio with the MDS 2 Trial? Will I need to download them again?A: You will be able to use any of your previously purchased digital content with MDS 2. Depending on how you have installed your MDS 2 software, you may or may not need to download your content again. If you install your MDS 2 Trial directly over your original My Digital Studio program, you will not need to re-download any of your content. If you install MDS 2 in a different location, you will need to re-download any of your content in order to access it in MDS 2.
Q: Can I place a print order with the trial version?
A: Yes. You have full access to everything you can do in MDS 2 for a full 30 days. This includes full designing functionality, printing, and the ability to purchase downloads.
Q: Do my 30 days start as soon as I download MDS 2?
A: Your 30 day trial period starts as soon as you launch the program. It does not matter when you download the program, your 30 days will start as soon as you actually launch (open) the program.
Q: Will the trial still last 30 days even if I order it in the middle or end of the month?
A: You can order the MDS 2 Trial at any time. The trial period is not tied to the calendar. The trial period will begin as soon as you launch the program, and you will be able to use it for the next 30 days.
Q: What happens after the 30-day trial period is over?
A: When you launch the software after the 30 day trial period is over, you will be prompted to enter a product key. You will not be able to use the software again until you have entered a product key. You can get a product key by purchasing MDS 2 or MDS 2+. The product key prompt will include a link to the software page of MyDigitalStudio.net, which will tell you where to order the software. We strongly recommend purchasing MDS 2 before your 30-day trial period is over. If you wait until after the trial period has expired, you will have to re-download all you digital content.
Q: How do I purchase MDS 2?
A: Simply add MDS 2 (Disc 130645 or Download 130644) or MDS 2+ (Disc 130647 or Download 130646) to your next order. A product key will be e-mailed to you; after you complete your purchase, just enter that product key when the program prompts you to. If you purchase the disc version of My Digital Studio, you will need to use the installation discs in order to access the included digital content. The installation wizard will walk you through the process, including entering the product key (which you’ll receive with your shipped discs). You will not lose any downloads or projects from your 30-day trial period. We strongly recommend purchasing MDS 2 before your trial period has expired. If you wait until after the 30 days are over, you will have to re-download and install all your digital content.
Q: Can I purchase the software and enter the product key before the 30-day trial is over?
A: Yes. You can purchase MDS 2 and enter your new product key at any time. After you have purchased your software, click the “Register” option instead of “Continue with Trial” when you open MDS 2. You can then enter your product key. We strongly recommend purchasing the software before the 30-day trial is over. If you wait until after the trial period has expired, you will need to re-download all your digital content.
Q: What if I don’t want to purchase the software at the end of the trial period?
A: You can uninstall the software at any time.
Q: What if I do the MDS 2 Trial, and decide I don’t want to upgrade my software? Will my original My Digital Studio program still work?A: Yes. If you have installed your MDS 2 Trial on top of My Digital Studio, you will need to reinstall your original My Digital Studio program, and any downloads you have purchased, in order to have access to all of your artwork. If you have installed the MDS 2 Trial in a different location, simply uninstall MDS 2, and your original My Digital Studio program should not be affected.
Q: Do I get to keep the content included in the MDS 2 Trial?
A: No. We have included a generous amount of content with the free trial so you and your customers will be able to design a broad variety of projects during the trial period. You will not have access to this digital content when the trial period ends. All the MDS 2 Trial content plus downloads worth an additional $350 US/ $450 CAN are included when you purchase MDS 2+. The MDS 2 Trial content is not included when you purchase MDS 2.
Q: What happens to downloads I purchase during the 30-day trial period?
A: You will have continued access to any downloads you purchase during the trial period. If you choose to purchase the software, you will simply need to enter a product key, and you will be able to use all your downloads like normal. If you do not purchase the software, you will still have access to your downloads through your download manager, and you will be able to load them to the digital design software of your choice.
Q: Will my saved projects be lost when the free trial ends?
A: You will not be able to edit any of your projects through MDS 2 after the trial period has ended unless you purchase the software. If you do chose to purchase the software, you will be able to access all your projects. If you don’t choose to purchase the software, we recommend you save your projects as jpg files. You will then be able to use them like you use any of your jpg (picture) files.
Q: Can I have two free MDS 2 Trials?
A: No. The MDS 2 Trial will only work once. After your 30 days are over, you need to purchase the software to continue using the program.
Q: Are there other free My Digital Studio downloads available?
A: We do occasionally offer free My Digital Studio downloads. These are generally promotions that run for a short amount of time. Download some of our free downloads for the 2010 In Color Card Stock and Designer Series Papers. You can find links to those downloads here.