EASILY EDIT YOUR INVITE WITH ADOBE READER DC
This STEP-BY-STEP tutorial will show you how to edit your invitation. – Use a MAC or PC ONLY –
USE ADOBE ACROBAT READER DC ONLY
Open your file in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC ONLY. It’s a free program and you can download it here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
If you use any other program like opening the file inside your Browser, PREVIEW or an earlier version of Adobe Acrobat Reader etc. you will have issues editing, viewing and saving.
Also, if you are using a computer at work you might have problems saving your file because your IT Administrator may have deliberately placed Acrobat into FIPS mode to make sure users are kept compliant. The English translation—it won’t let you save the file after you made your changes.
DOWNLOAD YOUR INVITATION
Once your purchase is completed you can download your file from your Etsy Order Page:
ETSY > TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER ‘YOU’ > PURCHASES & REVIEW > YOUR ORDER > DOWNLOAD BUTTON
DOWNLOAD, EDIT & VIEW your invitation on a MAC or PC only. Your EDITABLE content will NOT display on a mobile phone, tablet or iPad.
If you don’t have ADOBE ACROBAT READER DC installed then download if for FREE here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
EDIT THE FONT, TEXT SIZE, TEXT COLOR & TEXT ALIGNMENT
In Adobe Acrobat Reader click on the text box and press Control + E (PC) or Command + E (MAC) to edit the text properties. Use the Text Properties Toolbar to change the font color, font size, and font alignment.
If you need to fit more text on the invite simply reduce the text size. Generally, don’t go below 10 in font size.
If you can’t click into a text box use your tab button on your keyboard to move through the text boxes. It will highlight each editable text box in turn and you just start typing over the sample text.
MAKE CHANGES ON ONE INVITE ONLY
You only need to make your changes to one invite. As you change your text info the other invitation will update automatically when you click out of the text box.
REMOVING THE HIGHLIGHTED BOXES
The blue highlighted boxes show which text is editable. To remove them/view the highlighted areas—from the top menu in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
SELECT EDIT > PREFERENCES > FORMS > under ‘HIGHLIGHT COLOR’ untick the option ‘SHOW BORDER HOVER COLOR FOR FIELDS.’
SAVE YOUR INVITATION
From the top menu in ADOBE ACROBAT READER DC, SELECT FILE > ‘SAVE’ OR ‘SAVE AS.’
PRINT YOUR INVITATION
From the top menu, SELECT FILE > ‘PRINT’ SELECT ‘ACTUAL SIZE’ OR ‘PAGE SCALE NONE.’
We always recommend printing on at least 100 lb white matte card stock for invitations even with Black, Dark or Chalkboard designs.
We also have a video to help you edit your PDF invitation.