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Paint Shop Pro assistance!

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I currently use Paint Shop Pro 4.0 for all my graphics.  I really like the program but what drives me crazy is when I open up more than one graphic file Paint Shop Pro will open a separate window instead of viewing the graphic in the same Paint Shop Pro window as the one that's already open.  Is there a way to fix this?  Thanks!
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Quite simply the answer is "no!".  It will automatically create a new window for each file that you open as it is a separate entity.  I can only assume that you want to open them in the same window so that you can combine images.  The only way of doing this is to create a new image and cut and paste the separate images into it.

Hope this helps.

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Is there a specific reason why you want to do this?

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The reason I want to do this is because when I download graphics off newsgroups it would be nice if I could view them all in the same Paint Shop Pro window instead of a new window opening up for each one.  This used to happen some time ago but I'm not sure why it doesn't anymore.
I'm a bit confused as to what you're looking for. I have used PSP 4.0 (though now I use PSP 5.0) for a long time, and I do not experience what you seem to be describing.

What do you see when you open a graphic? Does the graphic open in a small window with it's own "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons in the upper right corner? Or does the graphic open onto a checkerboard which fills the entire PSP window?

I can probably help you, but I'd like to know where you're starting from. Thanks.

--EbenBrooks

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The graphic file opens in Paint Shop Pro with it's own minimaze/maximize buttons.  That's not the problem.  The problem is when I click on another graphic outside of Paint Shop it automatically opens up a new Paint Shop window instead of the graphic loading inside the Paint Shop Pro window that's already open.  I'm not sure how to explain it any different than that.  
So what you're saying is, when you double-click a graphic from, say, Windows Explorer, Paint Shop Pro creates a new instance of itself and then opens the graphic. Is this essentially correct?

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uninstall then reinstall PSP... That will reset the registry keys...

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Ebenbrooks,  that's exactly correct.

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I was told in an earlier response that it can't be done.  Now I'm being told to uninstall then reinstall the program.  I know it can be done because it used to work that way in the past.  I just need the a way to change it so the program only opens once no matter how many different graphic files I click on in Windows Explore.
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Adding the "[open("%1")]" to DDE Message worked!   Thanks alot.  I appreciate your help.
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