(Closed) Wedding Invitation Using Excel

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@kfprincess:  I’m confused why you can’t import the image into excel and print it that way? Doing hte double-print will mean you have to figure out the layout through more measurements or trial and error. I would recommend the import instead.

I love excel too, but I definitely prefered making all my stationary in Word. Plus you can then link it to any unique/personalized information in excel via a mailmerge.

Overall I would recommend Word, but if you realllly want excel, definitely import the image rather than trying to print twice.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wouldn’t. Excel is not a graphics program–hell, I wouldn’t even try to design an invitation in Word, as that is also not a graphics program.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kfprincess:  I dont see why it wouldnt. It may not be the most graphically astounding invite on the planet, but if you are looking to go simple it would be fine. I made my graphics in Paint Shop Pro and used Word.  My invitations were super cute.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m sorry, I just don’t see how you can make it look nice. Might be that I’m just not that good with excel, but it’s based on information being written into a matrix… it’s not something that was created for aesthetics! If you don’t like Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign, could you at least consider word? I think that will save you a lot of head ache.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kfprincess: Why not creating the image in Photoshop/InDesign? To be honest, I didn’t even realize you could create images (apart from pie diagrams…) in excel!

I don’t want to bash your idea, I just think you’ll be better of using another program for your invitations. Perhaps you could make a mock up and show us what it looks like when done in excel?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kfprincess: Well, it doesn’t hurt to try, so why not go ahead with your invitation as is – then you can upload it here for feedback. If it doesn’t look nice, I know you can sign up for free Illustrator trials – perhaps an alternative worth exploring.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@kfprincess:  I made my ceremony programs in MS Word and they came out great!  I would look at templates online to get some ideas and go from there.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m a pro at making programs do things they weren’t meant for, and have created publications in Excel before (thanks to an idiot supervisor who insisted everything be created in Excel) but it was a nightmare getting it lined up properly.  Excel isn’t meant to be used as a publication designer. But if that’s what you’re most comfortable with, go ahead. It may turn out easier to manipulate it than to try learning a new program. As I said, it’s possible just may take longer.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I designed my invitations and programs in WORD.  They turned out great…at least I think they did.

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