This latest version of Adobe Reader is still FREE and works exactly the same as before, but it does look a little different. The tutorial below shows you how to Open, Edit, Save one of my editable invitations (my Minecraft Invitation!) using this newest version.
Still using an older version of Adobe Reader? That’s fine – the process is still the same as in the video. Or you can update for free quickly and easily here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
How to Open a Template
I recommend opening your editable template directly from Adobe Reader. To do this, firstly download your template to a folder on your computer and then open Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Once in Adobe Acrobat Reader click on File > Open.
What about the shaded boxes
Once you open your file you will see these shaded boxes on your template.
These boxes simply tell you where there are editable text fields and act as a guide to show you where you can type your own text. They won’t print out! so don’t worrie 🙂
Editing the Text
All fonts in my printables are already embedded in the templates, so you don’t need to worry about downloading and importing any fonts.
Changing Text Size
Most text fields will let you make the text size smaller (if you have more than my sample text to fit in) or bigger (if you have less than my sample text and want to make it stand out more).
To change the text size, highlight your text and press Control+E (or Command+E on a Mac) to bring up the Text Properties toolbar. Change the size on the toolbar.
If you get a little + sign at the bottom right of your text box, this means that your text size is too big – you will need to reduce the text size. Also check that you haven’t got any extra unwanted returns/enters after your text.
To remove hidden text & spaces, go to the end of your text and hit delelte several times until the + sign desappers
How to Save a Template
Once you have made your changes, you will need to save your file.
Make sure you save your file to “My Computer”. You can choose a “Recent Folder” from the list or select “Choose a Different Folder”.
Select a folder on your computer to save the file. You can also rename it if you like to something meaningful to you. Press Save.
If you are sending your file out for printing, you might also wish to save your template to a USB/flash drive here.