PDF Tutorials

OUR PDF TEMPLATES ONLY WORK WITH THE NEWEST VERSION OF ADOBE READER. PLEASE, be sure that you are using THE NEWEST VERSION of Adobe Reader or the EMBEDDED FONTS WILL NOT work and you WILL NOT be able to save your changesPDF templates are NOT editable on mobile devices or tablets.

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PDF FAQ

ARE YOUR TEMPLATES EASY TO USE?

My goal is cre­ate tem­plates that are as user friend­ly as pos­si­ble, but PDF tem­plate buy­ers will still need:

  1. basic com­put­er skills
  2. to be able to edit text using a tool­bar sim­i­lar to those in Microsoft Word
  3. be will­ing to install the newest free ver­sion of Adobe Read­er
DO YOU OFFER TECHNICAL SUPPORT?

To keep DIY costs low, STEP-BY-STEP Tech­ni­cal Sup­port is NOT INCLUDED with pur­chase.

We do pro­vide very spe­cif­ic infor­ma­tion, in every list­ing, clear­ly defin­ing what pro­gram & tech­ni­cal skills buy­ers will need to use our tem­plates. We also offer a broad set of TOOLS & INFO to help buy­ers through the process — includ­ing detailed instruc­tions, visu­al tuto­ri­als, a thor­ough trou­bleshoot­ing guide and FAQ’s. 

If the buy­er has the required skills that we have out­lined and uses our instructions/tutorials/troubleshooting, then they WILL be able to use our files.

WHY DON’T YOU PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT?

Dig­i­tal Prod­uct pric­ing is main­ly cal­cu­lat­ed based on the time spent cre­at­ing the files, the sup­port time pro­vid­ed after pur­chase and/or the after pur­chase edit­ing time.

DIY means DO IT YOURSELF and that pric­ing is cal­cu­lat­ed based on the fact that the sell­er will not be invest­ing time after pur­chase. The price is main­ly cal­cu­lat­ed based on cre­ation time only.

I pre­fer to focus my time work­ing on new designs, rather than edit­ing tem­plates, so I have cho­sen to sell ONLY DIY files.  DIY files require buy­ers to have cer­tain soft­ware and skills, BUT the cost of the tem­plate is less, because it does not include after pur­chase assis­tance.

If you pre­fer NOT to DIY, there are also sell­ers who sell completed/print ready files (they edit the files for you & save for print) in the price range of $18–24 for a fin­ished 5 x 7 ready to print DIGITAL FILE. You pay more for the sell­ers time to edit your file and pro­vide you with sup­port.

WHAT SOFTWARE DO I NEED?

To use our files, you will need the newest ver­sion of Adobe Read­er, which is FREE soft­ware. Our files DO NOT work in old­er ver­sions of Adobe Read­er, because we have cho­sen to embed the fonts for you, so that you will hope­ful­ly not have to install fonts. PDF files ONLY work in Adobe Read­er.

WHERE DO I PRINT MY FILES?

PDF (EDITABLE FILES)

1. HOME PRINTING is the rec­om­mend­ed print­ing method for PDF files (qual­i­ty will depend on your home print­er)

2. U.S. LOCAL PRINT SHOPS (Office­Max, Kinko’s, Sta­ples, etc)*

*You (the buy­er) are FULLY RESPONSIBLE for find­ing a Print­er. Due to our var­ied loca­tions I CAN NOT help you. The print shops above are sug­ges­tions only. Every print shop offers dif­fer­ent ser­vices depend­ing on LOCATION, even print shops of the same name/franchise (such as Office­Max) may not print PDF files at EVERY LOCATION, espe­cial­ly out­side of the U.S.

IMPORTANT NOTE
PDF files CAN NOT BE PRINTED via online print­ers, pho­to labs or kiosks. INCLUDING, but not lim­it­ed to: Wal­Mart, Cost­co, Wal­greens, Vistaprint, etc.

JPG (NON-EDITABLE FILES)

Print JPG files w/guides from home (qual­i­ty will depend on your home print­er) OR print the file with­out guides at your local print­er (such as Office­Max, Kinko’s, etc) or online print­er.

DO YOU GUARANTEE PRINT QUALITY?

All files are pro­vid­ed at the high­est print qual­i­ty lev­el, which is 300dpi.

Your final print qual­i­ty will depend on your home print­er, it’s brand, qual­i­ty of the mod­el, paper set­tings and age are all fac­tors. With that said, I am not able to take respon­si­bil­i­ty for the qual­i­ty of your final print.

If you print qual­i­ty is not as as expect­ed, I rec­om­mend pro­fes­sion­al print­ing.

HOW DO I INSTALL FONTS?

For your con­ve­nience, we embed fonts into the tem­plate, so that hope­ful­ly you will not have to install the fonts. This works 98% of the time, but every com­put­er is dif­fer­ent based on it’s age, mod­el and set­tings. Some­times com­put­ers refuse to rec­og­nize an unin­stalled font. It hap­pens and there is noth­ing I can do about it. 

If you are direct­ed to #3 or #4 with­in our trou­bleshoot­ing guide and there is no oth­er way to fix the issue out­side of installing the font, then here is a link with infor­ma­tion about how to install a font:

DaFont.com — How to Install Fonts

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the steps for installing fonts vary depend­ing on your spe­cif­ic mod­el of com­put­er, so I am not able to offer sup­port on how to install fonts. Hope­ful­ly this link will help.

HOW DO I TAKE A SCREENSHOT?

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I can not pro­vide direc­tion for tak­ing a screen shot as the steps vary depend­ing on your spe­cif­ic mod­el of com­put­er. Here is link to a quick google search that might be help­ful.
How to Take A Screen­shot

TERMS OF USE

Our PDF files are for PERSONAL USE ONLY (NO RESALE) of any kind in any form.

All designs © 2018 Dig­iluxe Design: Please DO NOT resell, repro­duce, dis­trib­ute or share our designs as a free­bie

PDF TROUBLESHOOTING

1. My File Won’t Open
You can ONLY edit your files in the newest ver­sion of ADOBE READER. Be sure that you are open­ing the file in ADOBE READER. If you are not sure, open your file direct­ly from ADOBE READER and then do FILE < OPEN. Files CAN NOT be edit­ed on tablets or phones. http://get.adobe.com/reader
2. I can’t Save my Edit­ed File

The newest ver­sion of Adobe Read­er must be installed to save an edit­ed file. Old­er ver­sions of read­er did not always allow for sav­ing edits. Please, down­load and install the newest ver­sion of read­er here: ADOBE READER.

3. My Fonts are NOT as Pic­tured

The fonts used for EDITABLE text in EVERY tem­plate are ARIAL & TIMES NEW ROMAN. These are stan­dard fonts that come with most win­dows com­put­ers. IF for some rea­son A BASIC FONT IS NOT WORKING, CHOOSE ANOTHER SIMILAR FONT FROM YOUR FONT LIBRARY and apply it to the text in the box using the text prop­er­ties tool­bar.

IF YOU WANT TO USE YOUR OWN TYPEFACES, use the Text Prop­er­ties Tool­bar (by click­ing CTRL + E) to change the fonts to some­thing YOU own on YOUR com­put­er.

PLEASE NOTE: Refunds WILL NOT be giv­en sim­ply because you have to use your own type­face. You can eas­i­ly make the tem­plate look sim­i­lar to iden­ti­cal with your own type­faces, if for some crazy rea­son you do not have ARIAL & TIMES NEW ROMAN. Both fonts look like every oth­er font out there, that is why I chose them

4. The Text For­mat­ting is Removed When I Type in My Own Text

START TYPING IN THE MIDDLE OF A LINE OF TEXT, then go back and delete the rest lat­er. For exam­ple, if the text box says “Join Us for a Bridal Show­er” type over “Bridal Show­er” with your text and leave the rest. Then once you are done typ­ing in your text, go back and delete “Join Us for a.” If your com­put­er is strug­gling with an embed­ded font, when you remove the entire line of text at once, the for­mat­ting might also be removed. Typ­ing in mid­dle of the line of text will hope­ful­ly allow the for­mat­ting to stay with­in the text box.

OR Use your own fonts. SEE #3 ABOVE FOR ADDITIONAL info

5. There is a (+) Sign in My Text Box

THE “+” SIGN ONLY APPEARS WHEN THERE IS TOO MUCH OR TOO LARGE OF TYPE IN THE TEXT BOX. You will need to either remove some type or change the size of the type to a small­er size. The type for your event has to fit in the text box.

Anoth­er pos­si­bil­i­ty, if you acci­den­tal­ly hit enter after you typed in your info, that can cause the “+” sign to appear. The enter makes the tem­plate think that there is anoth­er line of type. Try putting your cur­sor at the very end of your type and then hit­ting delete for a bit. That will remove any for­mat­ting that was acci­den­tal­ly made below your type.

6. The Type in My Text Box is Cut-Off

If your type is being cut-off then the size of the type in the text box is too large. You will need to change the size of the type to a small­er size or change the font to anoth­er that fits into the box with your word­ing.

7. My Event Text Does Not Fit in the Text Box

As stat­ed in the list­ing you pur­chased, the text box­es are NOT mov­able or re-siz­able. Your event text MUST be made to fit in the pic­tured text box. If your text is not fit­ting, you can try:

Mak­ing the text in that text box a small­er size using the text prop­er­ties tool bar (CTRL +E)

You can change the font to anoth­er font that is thin­ner using the text prop­er­ties tool bar (CTRL +E)

You can re-arrange the words in the box­es to be split dif­fer­ent­ly

8. Where Can I Print PDF Files?

1. HOME PRINTING is the rec­om­mend­ed print­ing method for PDF files (qual­i­ty will depend on your home print­er)

2. U.S. LOCAL PRINT SHOPS (Office­Max, Kinko’s, Sta­ples, etc)*
*You (the buy­er) are FULLY RESPONSIBLE for find­ing a Print­er. Due to our var­ied loca­tions I CAN NOT help you. The print shops above are sug­ges­tions only. Every print shop offers dif­fer­ent ser­vices depend­ing on LOCATION, even print shops of the same name/franchise (such as Office­Max) may not print PDF files at EVERY LOCATION, espe­cial­ly out­side of the U.S. Call before you trav­el.

IMPORTANT NOTE
PDF files CAN NOT BE PRINTED via online print­ers, pho­to labs or kiosks. INCLUDING, but not lim­it­ed to: Wal­Mart, Cost­co, Wal­greens, Vistaprint, etc.

INDIVIDUAL TUTORIALS

PDF TEST TEMPLATE

Our Test Tem­plate is set up like to our paid tem­plates, a lit­tle less text and piz­zazz, but with the same basic tasks. 

FREE TEST TEMPLATE: Some com­put­ers block this kind of file down­load, so I am pro­vid­ing two down­load loca­tions for you. 

DIGI PDF TEST TEMPLATE (local download)
DIGI PDF TEST TEMPLATE (dropbox download)