Post # 1
I am really really stuck with our invites. We don’t have funds to by box sets or do anything fancy. I found a simple tree template here :
I have Open Office which works just like M. Office suite and also Gimp (like photoshop) but no idea how to do anything. When you download the template, it is blank except for the clip art at the top.
Could anyone direct me how to do the following? I feel silly asking but I really need help.
1.When I opened it up in office , it shows it in the 5×7 size vertical kinda placed inside one regular sheet of paper (size). Is there a way to “turn” it so that if I printed them out, I could perhaps print two per page? I wouldn’t want to waste all that paper. OR…see next comment.
2. If I don’t move it, perhaps I can use the space below that isn’t part of the invite (the wasted paper) to stick in the blank rsvp card (included in the templates) to use as a reception card. But, I have no idea how to stick it in the same document. Hmm…Or line it up. Or add a text box. If I can do this sort of thing then I would like to also try the next thing…
3. Because we want to make bookmarks for our guests as place cards, perhaps there is someway to make another box on the same page and copy the tree clip art in a bookmark size…like 2×8 or something. Then I could get printed out one sheet that includes bookmark, invite, reception card all in one.
4. My other question is that the tree clipart looks like a brownish green colour. Is there a way to print it in black ink? Ie/ if I print on brown Kraft looking cardstock with black ink? Perhaps I should stick to cream colour….
I have no idea what to do….I am desperate. Nothing is working out!
Post # 3
I’m working on editing it for you right now
Post # 4
ok well a couple of things. I couldn’t really edit because of some issues.
1. the invitation template file is messed up so you won’t be able to download it with the fonts already on their. The good news is that both of the fonts were downloaded from dafont.com. go to the site, search for the font names, download them to your computer then you can type up the invitation just as you see.
2. For the recoloring of the tree icon, double click on the tree in word, then recolor it to grayscale. If you recolor to black and white, it messes up the picture, the grayscale should still show up on the brown paper.
3. For the sizing issue that is totally up to you. A lot of print settings will allow you to choose how many of each copy you want to arrange on a page. You could either change the page layout size to 5×7 or you could switch the page orientation to landscape and then create two identical invite copies that would print on the same page.
4. For the bookmarks i would switch the page orientation to landscape, then you can fit 5 2×8 book marks on every page
5. Then on landscape copy and paste your RSVP info and then you can fit 4 to a page.
I can work on it some more tonight if you want. I’m at work at the moment though, so can’t spend a ton of time on it. Hope this helps
Post # 5
Oh my goodness, you are wonderful! I have to run out in a few to hospice where my dad is and will be there till later this evening but I will try out those great suggestions and see if I get anywhere? I really really appreciate this!I feel so relieved for the tips and suggestions, and help.
Post # 6
This is the first time in a couple days I have been able to get onto a computer. I have to stay in the hospital with my mom since my dad (step-dad) is about to pass away 🙁 Maybe if you are still able to help later, I would really appreciate it. We might be back home (2 hrs away) soon, but there is no way to tell. thx so much.