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How To Edit With Older Versions of Adobe Reader

I wrote this guide for customers who use older versions of Adobe Reader prior to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. I like some of the improved features and super clean design of the new Adobe Reader DC, but I still use the older readers mainly because I am more familiar with its interface. Both are good.

This guide is for Adobe Readers up till version 9.

  1. Once you have downloaded your invitations, go ahead and open it up in Adobe Reader. 
  2. The first things you might notice are the highlighted boxes. Their main purpose is indicating where the editable text fields are and will not print out. I prefer to have them shown because I can see exactly where the text area is.
    If you wish to hide it, all you have to do is click the purple “Highlight Fields” button at the top right corner to toggle the visibility of the blue boxes.
    Pretty straightforward compared to the new DC, where you have to go to the “Preferences” menu to perform this simple task.
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  3. It is recommended to save a copy before starting in case you are not happy with the changes, you can always go back to the original file and start again.
    You are also able to access the file from “My Account” and download it 5 times within 30 days of purchase.
  4. Now you can go ahead and edit those text fields. It is really easy as you can type in anything you want. The magical thing is, you really only need to edit ANY ONE of the invitations as the details will update across all invitations on the page.
    The only text that does not update is the guest details as you might need to address guests individually to add that personal touch. This is entirely optional and you can simply delete all the texts for guests if you want all invitations to look the same.
    Did you know you can change the text and colour of your invitation?
    Yeap, that’s right! You have all the flexibility. All you need to do is bring up the “Form Field Text Properties” tool to edit the text size and colour. You can do so:
    View > Toolbars > Properties Bar
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    With this nifty little tool bar, you are able to edit the text format according to you needs.
    edit04-textpropertiesDC
    I recommend you to use my embedded fonts as they are chosen to compliment the overall design.
  5. Good job! Once you have finished editing your invitation and happy with everything, it’s time to print it out! Go to File > Print

Make sure you check out these printing tips for quality prints at home.

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