Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Setting up templates

Yesterday I posted about using digitals, today I want to mention setting up a system of word processor templates to make your card making very efficient. 

I use Microsoft word as my word processor, long time ago I used a program called AmiPro and I loved it because it was so flexible! It was released in 1988 and I started using it in 1994.  This was a Lotus product and the first fully functional windows word processor.  Today it is totally outdated and not even on the market – so sad because Word still can’t so what it did for the Creative writing user.  Well I think it can’t!

I don’t have visuals for this post, but if you hang in there I will post a freebie!
I have set up two sets of templates and I leave two files containing the templates on my desk top to access them quickly.  
First file is the Base,
I have the following size templates set up . I precut my papers in these sizes, they are ready to go when I have a project to do.
Vertical half sheet – 4.25x 11
A2- 5.5x8.5
A6  - 6x9.5
A7- 7x10
Square 6x6
Then I have a file for interiors, I preset the margins to 1/3 inch and adjust the starting point depending on what I am printing
Vertical Half sheet 4.0x10.75
A2- 5.25x8.25
A6  - 5.75 x9.25
A7- 6.75x9.75
Square 5.75x 5.75
These also are precut and stacked next to their card stock exteriors

I have been using this system since 1994 and it really works for me.  I’ve had to update as I’ve had to upgrade software and yes that is a pain and I resist some forms of change just like everyone else!!
I hope this is helpful to you!
Have a great day, Ginny M



2 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Sighhhhh gotta love blogger he just ate my comment. Love the birdee... and use Word too... have you ever tried Publisher as dad says its more versatile. Just a thought. ... rarely make cards to measure the way you do... just as whim takes me. Bad huh!!!
Hugs dear friend,
Shaz in Oz xxx

Pamela Duncan said...

Thanks for the measurements Ginny - Hope to set mine up next week. Always enjoy your envelopes as much as the contents. :D

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