Documentation for version 3.6.0 - Macintosh
Macintosh Version 3.5.0 users click here.
Windows Version 3.5.0 users click here.
Canvastic is the graphics and text publishing software for students
and teachers in K-8. It features a clear on-screen display making
it easy to use for everyone. It can be customized for users of different
ages. It really grows with the user. Canvastic is a real tool for
school, not a toy. There are no time wasting features or excessive
Please use the navigation links to the left to learn more about
specific features of Canvastic.
Except for minor differences between Macintosh OS X and Windows,
Canvastic works the same on both platforms. Where there is a difference,
details are provided. Otherwise you should assume the descriptions
are universal. Notes on differences are formatted like this
There are keyboard shortcuts for many of the commands in Canvastic.
Look for them in the menu that contains the command.
Read Me First File
Download the Read Me First.pdf here.
Note for new installations of Canvastic:
The scalable interface that can change to customize the application
for the user is a defining feature of the program. Please read the
Preference Sets sections to take full advantage
of this feature. The included preference sets are only examples.
Until you decide to change them your users should choose from a list of preferences,
Canvastic will start up asking you to choose iMac or MacBook. There are example sets for K through 5th grade in the Other Preferences folder. To find them Choose Canvastic Menu > Preferences > Open > Other... See the Preferences section for more details on using different preference sets.
New Features in Version 3:
Version 3 includes many new features, refinements and fixes. Click
here to see a comprehensive list.
New Netbook Ready Version:
Since Canvastic is so easily configured and modified, setting it
up for use with netbook computers (smaller screen resolutions) is
just a matter of adjusting
the preferences. However we went ahead and created a set of
preferences for these smaller computers.
Just the Preferences: Click here
to download just the preferences.
The Netbook Canvastic 3.5 Archive: Click here
to download the entire Canvastic archive with the netbook preferences
Version 2 Manual:
Still using version 2? You should definitely upgrade but until
you do please reference the Documentation.pdf that is inside your
Canvastic folder. The version 2 manual is no longer online.