How To Edit Your Invitations Right At Home Using Adobe Reader
Alright, first things first.
You need a PDF reader if you don’t have one already. You MUST have it in order to view, edit and print your invitations. The editing process is really easy and it will take less than 5 minutes to complete.This guide is written for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. You don’t need to download it if you have an older versions on your computer and there is a guide for it here too.
Open Adobe Reader DC
- Once you have downloaded your files, locate the PDF invitation on your computer and open it up in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
- The first things you might notice are the blue highlighted boxes. Their main purpose is to indicate where the editable text fields are. Don’t worry about it too much because it will not print out anyway. I prefer to have them shown because I can see exactly where or how big the text area is. If you wish to hide it, you can do so too: Windows – Edit > Preferences
Mac OS – Acrobat DC (top left corner) > Preferences
Once you’re in “Preferences”, click “Forms” in the list on the left and untick “Show border hover color for fields”.
- Save a copy before starting! In case you are not happy with the changes, you can always start fresh from the original file.You are also able to access the file from “My Account” and download it 5 times within 30 days of purchase.
Start Editing (take a leap of faith!)
Don’t be intimidated if you haven’t done this before! It is really easy. The best thing is, you only need to edit just one side of the invitations as the details will mirror on the other side.
*Bonus: Please note that “guest name” field can be changed individually to allow for addressing each guest personally. If you don’t need to do this, simply delete all the text in the text field.
- Bring up the “Form Field Text Properties” tool to edit the text size and colour. You can do so by going to:View > Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > Show Properties Bar
- With this nifty little tool bar, you are able to edit the text properties according to you needs. You can edit fonts, font size and font colour with this simple tool bar. Use your own fonts already on your computer or look up some nice ones on the internet. As a fellow creative, please respect the creators of these fonts and make sure you have the rights to use them and refrain from distributing illegally!
- Click the “More…” button at the right end of the toolbar to adjust text spaces and line heights. Yeah I totally get it, some fonts are just a total 🤬 to work with.
Send your masterpiece off to print!
Guess what? You just edited an invitation without the help of a graphic designer! Excellent work! Once you’re happy with everything, it’s time to print it out! Go to File > Print.
Please take time to understand how your printer functions and go through your instruction manuals. Unfortunately, from this point onwards I can’t take responsibility for any malfunctions that may happen.
You can check out these printing tips for quality prints at home, or send off to a print shop.