Post # 1
I’m planning on making my invitations and another WB blogger (I’m sorry I didn’t save the name) suggested using Pages. It comes with Microsoft Office and I have it, but you ahve to pay for the subscription…. the good thing is that they offer a 30-day trial.
Here is what I was thinking: Wait until I’m ready to design my invitations and subscribe for the 30-days. Get them finished within the trial period and then BAM – done.
What does everyone think about this idea?
Post # 3
I used pages for my invitations and I love it! But I am kind of a techie and can get used to the little tools really easily. But, what I love are these things….
- The “Inspector”
- allows you to rotate images, fonts and clip art.
- gives you the option to change a simple line into a paint brush stroke
- allows you to manipulate the fonts by changing the spacing between letters, the color tint, the space between lines. You can do this easy just by moving the adjuster up and down the line
- You can move an object (clip art, text, picture) on the page and it will center that object with other objects with an “invisible” blue line
- It gives you more freedom than word or powerpoint for moving objects around
- It is not as complicated as Adobe which has a steep learning curve (I think)
- You can do this quickly
- Find the paper size and input that in the Page Setup under “Paper Size” and then “Custom”
- When done, save it as a PDF so the program doesn’t cut the sides when printing
- If you use kinkos, just give them PDF to print from
It does not include any clip art which could be annoying. BUT, I paid for a subscription to http://www.weddingclipart.com for $40ish (for 6 months) and found tons of cute images that I downloaded and pasted into the invites. Also, I love the fonts in Pages but I wanted more. So, I went to fonts.com and downloaded a bunch of free fonts (go to “find fonts” then “free fonts” to check them out). I used those for the invites.
Overall, I think Pages was really easy. I still have to do the printing of the invites, but I used pages for my Save the Dates and had them printed on a “paper bag” card stock at kinkos. I attached the Save the Date so you can see how it turned out! (BTW, I cut off the bottom of the Save the Date that had the website info, so this is an amended version)
GOOD LUCK and HAVE FUN!
Post # 4
@thatshallbe: Thank you so much for the info! Do you think if I just use the 30-day demo I’ll be able to get them done before the 30 days run out? Your Save-The-Date Cards are AWESOME. << I never thought I’d say that to anyone. 🙂