(Closed) Ordering Custom Invitations- HELP!

posted 4 years ago in August 2013
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I think you might have get help if you post in the “paper” or “diy” boards??  Sorry I can’t help you, hope you are able to figure it out!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Are you able to order your own paper and just print them yourself? I am not too familiar with publisher but are you working with 8.5×11 or the size you want the invite? There should be somewhere that you can convert or export or save as a pdf in publisher. I know word has it. And as long as your file is the correct size that should work.

If that doesn’t work, I do have this program at work that I can save anything into a PDF so if you want to PM me I can try it for you?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve never used Publisher, but I guess I don’t understand what you need help with–you said that you created them, but you need help creating them? They have a page on setting up your file, but only for Illustrator and Word, not Publisher. I’m sure Publisher is probably similar to Word as far as file saving goes, so why not just make your file the size that you need it (ex. 5×7″, 300dpi) and then export as a PDF? 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I used Publisher to design my invites, but printed them with Vistaprint so I am not familiar with cardsandpockets. I would set the page size (in the 2010 version, it’s under page design) to match the document size I wanted to print (e.g., 5x7inches, 4×5.5 inches). I would usually save it as a publisher file, but then would save the final version as a jpg with 300 dpi before uploading that version to vistaprint. I would do that by going to Save As, choosing JPG from the drop down menu of file types, and then clicking the Change button under Resolution.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MissAusten:  Cards and Pockets only accepts PDFs. BUT, you never want to save as a .jpg for something like this, save as .png because it retains more image data. The file will be bigger, but better quality.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

To set the PDF to print to a different size, go to your “print settings” and change the paper size for the printer (PDF printer). If you have to set a custom, there should be an option for that.

I am not familiar with Publisher at all, but “paths” is a vector term and in a PDF, that means it is easier and faster to print from. You may want to just google “convert text to paths publisher” and see what comes up.

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@RheannaRaye:  The problem with their instructions is that they’re assuming you’re using Adobe Illustrator, which is a vector-based program, and probably not something you need to worry about using Publisher. If you are not familiar with Publisher and graphic design, I would likely scrap the idea altogether and order predesigned ones. 

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