. You must have Adobe
Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher to print these cards.
Although most people already have this program, if need to
install it on your computer, you can
download the newest version free from Adobe's site. The
instructions for the Acrobat Reader are included in the
download. Click the icon below.
Once you have selected a card, right-click on the text that
says "download card" and save the file
to your computer. (All card files are in .PDF
format.) After you right-click, a pop-up box will
appear and you need to select the "save file to..." or
"save target as..." option and choose where you
want to save the file.
After the file has finished downloading, you need to go to
where you saved it and click on it to open and view the card with
you are in Acrobat Reader, go to the main page of the card (Page 1).
This will show you the front and back of the card.
Because many printers are set up differently (some are fed through the front, others are
fed through the
back, etc), you should test the printing of the card with
plain paper first, to ensure that you can properly
print the card.
On the top menu bar of the Acrobat Reader, go to FILE
and select PRINT. An
options box will appear. Make sure that the FIT
TO PAGE option is unchecked. Then select the option to print
(Very important - make sure you don't print all sides
of the card at once!) Also, make sure you change the properties to have the printer set to Landscape mode.
Once you have printed the first side of the card (i.e.
the front and back), you can now choose which inside message
you would like to print. Each card file comes with a selection of inside messages for
you to choose from. Scroll down the pages of the card
file to preview the different messages.
After you have found the page with the message you would like
to print on the inside of the card, place your card back into
the printer. Now you must go back to FILE
and PRINT. Repeat what you
did for the first side, except this time make sure you select the option to
*print only the
page with the inside message*.
You now have your new greeting card!
ADDITIONAL TIPS ~
Make sure the first
side of the card is completely dry before inserting it back in
the printer to print the second side.
These cards can be printed on any of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock
or any half-fold greeting card paper sets (such as
Hewlett-Packard sets, Canon, etc.)
Unless you are absolutely certain you know how to re-feed the
card so that the outside and inside print correctly, test the
card with a plain sheet of printer paper first and without
color, too, if you want to preserve your printer's color ink