Post # 1
So, I’m trying to DIY my invites. I’m a pro with embossing and all things craft, but not so much a pro when it comes to the computer things.
I’ve got great pocketfolds that I have 100% DIY’d YAY
However, its the inserts I am having a hard time with. I’ve tried doing them in Word & PowerPoint, but cannot for the life of me get the margins correct…printing off the page, not able to get multiple inserts on one page…OMG its a nightmare and I’ve probably spent a cumulative 36 hours on this.
I know there are bees here with mad skills in this department…anyone willing to offer suggestions to help?
Post # 3
…bump…all you template pro bees are working aren’t you!
Post # 4
I couldn’t get what I wanted done in any Microsoft programs either.. I used Illustrator & Photoshop for all my invites/inserts/and paper designs.
Just keep bumping!.. I know there are lots of tech savvy bees around here. =)
Post # 5
I am also really crafty, but not so clever when it comes to computer stuff. I used photoshop for my invites because I couldn’t get the hang of Word or Illustrator
Post # 6
I used Microsoft Publisher to make my inserts for my pocketfolds. What is it that you’re trying to achieve/struggling with? I feel like I could help if I knew more what you were looking for!
Post # 7
@kermie: Okay, I haven’t used PowerPoint in years, but I think it’s the same principle. Make your page size the size of the physical page, not the size of the inserts. Copy/paste your insert over from the original document your were working with (this should be the size of the individual insert).
Copy and paste as many as you need to fill the page. Let’s say there are four on each page, it should look like this (with each # being one of the designs)
Does that make sense?
Post # 8
Go to Page Setup and change the page size to the exact dimensions you want each of the inserts to be. There should be just one insert on the page. Then, when you print, change your print settings to print multiple pages per sheet – however many can fit on a regular 8.5×11 page. That will be a lot easier I think.
Post # 9
I’m really struggling with getting the size correct. I want to be able to “stack” or “layer” the inserts ontop of eachother.
Using Word I’ve found they are not printing the way they look, they are bigger once printed than stated size. They are printing off the page even if the display shows they are on the page. Very frustrating.
Post # 10
I use Corel Draw for setting up all my templates. Let me know if you would like me to set soemthing up for you to print.
Post # 11
Your best bet is to use page set up. Resize the image to the size of the paper you are using.
Post # 12
@Waves2: We had the same solution for her AND we have the same wedding date!
Post # 13
This was why I ended up using photoshop and saving my work as an image file. I could then use Photo Viewer to select the amount of copies per sheet. It configures the images to fit automatically. I still have to do a little trimming…but not much.
Post # 14
@kermie:whats your email i send you a template. I feel your pain i spent countless hours until i got it right thanks to some help from bee’s tutorial
Post # 15
So, I’m at this again…this time I am on a deadline! (and totally stressed out in general)
I need to make a card that is 3.75inches wide x 7 inches. I’ve changed the page settings and margins, but when I go to print ITS PRINTING OFF THE PAGE. It doesn’t show up like that in the preview so what gives?!
I’ve done this in both Word & Power Point with equally poor results. Word actually won’t let me arrange the photos on my maps the way I would like.
Such a pain.
Post # 16
@JamaicaBride: that’s what I did!!! except, I didn’t use photo viewer. Mine (fortunately) printed perfectly from photoshop with only a little trimming required, also.
@kermie: by card, do you mean folded or just a single side? If a single side, I’d suggest downloading the trial version of photoshop and using that. You can create the page the exact size you need, make your card, then print. If you tell it to NOT scale it to the full page, it’ll print your exact size.
Other than that, I’m not sure what to tell you. 🙁