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#9 Maura

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:05 PM

I'm going to make my STDs out of 5x7 (fits an A7 envelope) cardstock I bought from Paper Source and an enclosure that measures 3 1/2 x 4 7/8 (fits standard 4bar envelope) to ask people to do a preliminary RSVP online so we can reserve the correct size reception space at the Westin.

I'm getting really frustrated. My problem is that I can't find any templates online that are for feeding 5x7 or the other size that are for doing that actual size paper. Am I doing something wrong in searching? Does anybody have a template for these sizes? The only templates I can find are for printing on a larger sheet of paper on which you would cut to make two 5x7s, but that isn't what I want... Could I still use that template and just print one side and feed the paper into my laser printer? Should I just adjust my margins in MS Word? Should I download a template for Quark? Please help before I go Office Space on my printer because it's not doing what I want!

I have a Xerox Phaser 7300 laser printer if that helps.

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#10 dayisun

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:16 PM

If you are using MSword, you can use a "Custom" paper size.
Go to:
File - Page Setup - Paper -
Change Paper Size to CUSTOM and input the exact size for your paper i.e. Width: 5 Height: 7

You should be able to adjust the paper to any size acceptable by your printer.

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#11 cheese_diva

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:19 PM

I've only seen full sheets with 5x7 templates and you cut the paper down. If you're working in Quark can't you just create a document to your size then print? (I'm assuming you're looking to print on the paper that's already cut to size.)
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:35 PM

You should absolutely be able to do a custom size in MS Word, Powerpoint, etc.

The only catch is that you have to use the feeder tray.

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#13 Maura

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:22 PM

my boss and another editor and i have been screwing around with the printer and the color copier for like an hour and a half! finally my boss created my STD in a quark file and told me when i was ready to print to let him know and he will figure it out haha. he says i have to tell people i got my STDs at Kevin's Bridal

#14 Alyssa

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:30 PM

Maura - didn't i recently see a thread for proofs of your invites? are you doing invites and STD's at the same time?

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:40 PM

we chose the invites before the STDs because we knew i'd probably be doing my STDs as a DIY project. also, i basically made my FI sit down a few weeks ago and decide on invitations so that i could decide on BM dresses based on the invitation colors haha, so thats why my invitations were designed first

#16 Alyssa

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mauraw View Post
we chose the invites before the STDs because we knew i'd probably be doing my STDs as a DIY project. also, i basically made my FI sit down a few weeks ago and decide on invitations so that i could decide on BM dresses based on the invitation colors haha, so thats why my invitations were designed first
oh ok i got it! funny :)




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