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Step by Step: Adding Text at

The first of several tutorials is ready to share! Just a word about One day my sister called to ask me if I knew that PicMonkey was no longer free… I didn’t. She also wanted to know if I knew of another site like PicMonkey…  I didn’t. So I set about to find a new free photo/design editor online…I did. I really like befunky, in fact, I think I like it more than I did PicMonkey.  Also, using Adobe Reader for adding text can be a bit of a challenge at times so why not simplify & go the befunky route?

You have a couple options for this tutorial.  You can download the PDF tutorial or read it & follow it from SotC blog.  So if you’re game to give befunky a try on printables like tags, labels, recipe cards, greeting cards, just follow the Step by Step tutorial.

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Download the Step by Step PDF tutorial, Adding Text at  HERE

OR….. just use the tutorial below.

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Helpful Hints

It’s been a long while, folks. Let’s just say life has been busy. I often receive questions via Etsy Conversations about how to add text to PDF files. I may write an in-depth tutorial on the subject with screenshots & maybe even an audio for those who like to be in the program & hear step by step instructions, but that’s in the future. Here’s the thing…there seems to be a thousand ways to do something & it depends on what machine you’re working on, what edition it is along with what operating system you’re using. I have a Mac which runs OS X El Capitan. The latest Windows operating system is Windows 10.  You may have a Mac or PC (Windows) & it may be anything from the latest version to an older model. Besides the computer itself, you may have an older version of Acrobat Reader. I urge you to update. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free to download & use. Download the latest version of Acrobat Reader for Macs HERE

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The following link allows you to choose your version of Windows & then download Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click FOR WINDOWS

With all these variables, it’s hard to create a one size fits all tutorial when things change at the speed of light in the digital world. Although, there’s a difference in the two operating systems & how they perform tasks, lucky for you, there are loads of good videos & tutorials online. Here’s one video that I found easy to follow:

Add Text in Adobe Acrobat Reader Video

When seeking tutorials and/or videos be sure the content is updated to the newest version of Reader.

I have discovered over the years of learning these crazy, wonderful programs that it pays to play. Get in there & click buttons, see what they do,  Word of caution, be sure to save an original file. So before playing around with the various tools in Acrobat Reader or any program, copy & paste a new file into your folder.  Use the copied file to play with.

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I added the text… To:   Sally Doe to this tag from The Cries of London Tags. (In case you’re wondering, the tag is shaded to show the highlighted area where text can be added. This is a screenshot taken in Acrobat Reader just after I added the text)

I hope these helpful hints gives you some insight into learning or using Acrobat Reader.

Need some quick cute gifts tags for your Christmas packages?

Jolly Old St Nick Tag image 5 The Jolly Olde St Nicholas tags are 2×2 inches when folded. Just punch in a hole, thread a ribbon through, & tie to your gifts. All the images on the tags came from an early 1900s type specimen book.  Aren’t they wonderful?  Formatted as JPGs & PDFs for easy printing & adding a bit of text.

I hope you’re enjoying the Christmas anticipation. Have a wonderful evening!

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