You can create a PDF version of your transcripts by using one of the free downloadable PDF conversion programs, such as Pdf995, which has an easy-to-use interface that helps you to create PDF files by simply selecting the “print” command from any application. Pdf995 supports network file saving, fast user switching on XP, Citrix/Terminal Server, custom page sizes and large format printing. Pdf995 is a printer driver that works with any Postscript to PDF converter. In TranscriptPro you will be able to select the PDF Print Option by going to “Page Setup” in the “Print” menu. Free download is available at www.pdf995.com.
If you need to move your TranscriptPro program to a new computer, use the original disk to accomplish the installation. Then remove the disk, open the program from your hard drive, and enter your parent/guardian name(s) with the appropriate password. Close the program. Use your “Search” capability (usually found in your “Start” button menu), to locate the newly installed transcriptpro.dat file. Versions 1-3 of TranscriptPro store the data file in the TranscriptPro program folder. Vista stores the data file in another place. Copy the backup transcriptpro.dat file into the newly installed transcriptpro.dat file. Your computer will ask if you want to replace the new file with your copied file. Answer “yes.” When you re-open your program, the previous student data should appear.
Version 3 added these options: South Carolina’s Uniform Grade Scale (UGS) for GPA calculations, the ability to report final grades with numeric averages instead of conventional letter grades, California’s credit system and the Indiana Core-40 credit system to replace traditional Carnegie Units, extended editing capability on the student course list, and the ability to preview transcripts on screen before printing.
Version 4 meets all the requirements for installation on Vista with these added options: the ability to customize the 4.0 GPA scale with any decimal increment you desire for factoring plus and minus grades into your GPA calculations, the ability to print one page of the transcript at a time, an updated SC Uniform Grade Scale, expanded explanations at the “Help” [?] buttons, and the ability to report PE courses and grades without including them in the student’s GPA.
Consider these situations:
 If the student’s work in a single subject area is spread out over several years (e.g., studying various topics in biology or world history as they relate to a unit study format).
 If the student was ready to begin studying subjects normally reserved for the high school years at an earlier time (e.g., a junior high student who takes algebra or geometry or is ready to work with high school texts in U.S. or world history, etc.)
 If the student is gifted in a particular subject area (e.g., music, art or apprenticeship fields, etc.), and you want to highlight the concentration of study in that area.
 If you decided that your son/daughter would benefit from an extra year between high school and college (essentially a “Grade 13” experience) to pursue special interests, but you don’t want to create the impression that he/she needed the extra year to complete graduation requirements.
Never forget that as a home-educating family, you are not granting a state high school diploma to your child. Your transcripts are simply the certification that your child has met your own “school’s” requirements for graduation. You may mirror the state department of education guidelines for graduation if you wish, but you are not required to do so. It is also not necessary to satisfy any college admission requirements in order to graduate from high school—though, of course, if college is your goal, it does make sense to include the appropriate preparation in your child’s high school program.