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#1 ANGELA2013

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    Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:58 AM

    Hi

     

    I am doing passport invites for my wedding and I printed off one to see how it looks but no matter what I do the pages don't line up on the front and back. I even designed the outline on one page and copy and pasted it on the next and it all looks the same on my computer but printed everything is off by a small amount and when I cut it one side of the paper looks great but the other is missing stuff.

     

     

    I am getting frustrated and have tried starting over numerous times, so I really hope that someone can please help.

     

     

    Thanks so much



    #2 coconoir1908

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      Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:04 AM

      Hi,

       

      If you do a search for passport templates, you should be ablet to find several that will help and you could simply copy and paste your information in there.  A lot of brides used a template from Alyee Bits (I think I spelled this write)

       

      Hope this help

      Originally Posted by ANGELA2013 

      Hi

       

      I am doing passport invites for my wedding and I printed off one to see how it looks but no matter what I do the pages don't line up on the front and back. I even designed the outline on one page and copy and pasted it on the next and it all looks the same on my computer but printed everything is off by a small amount and when I cut it one side of the paper looks great but the other is missing stuff.

       

       

      I am getting frustrated and have tried starting over numerous times, so I really hope that someone can please help.

       

       

      Thanks so much



      #3 ChocoTaco7568

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        Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:41 AM

        Hey Angela,

         

        Although I didn't do passport invites myself, I have helped other brides create their templates, and as far as I know, their test prints have printed okay. 

         

        What program did you use? did you double check your margins? Did you turn on your gird to verify alignment? When you choose double sided printing are you printing along the short edge or the long edge? An easy fix (dependent on your design) might be to extend the image area in both directions by and 1/8" or so to compensate for the misalignment which will give you some play when you cut out the invites - Does that make sense?

         

        Let me know if any of this helps, I'm sure there's away to get this right without re-inventing the wheel.



        #4 ANGELA2013

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          Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:56 AM

          Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

          Hey Angela,

           

          Although I didn't do passport invites myself, I have helped other brides create their templates, and as far as I know, their test prints have printed okay. 

           

          What program did you use? did you double check your margins? Did you turn on your gird to verify alignment? When you choose double sided printing are you printing along the short edge or the long edge? An easy fix (dependent on your design) might be to extend the image area in both directions by and 1/8" or so to compensate for the misalignment which will give you some play when you cut out the invites - Does that make sense?

           

          Let me know if any of this helps, I'm sure there's away to get this right without re-inventing the wheel.

           

          Thanks for your help, I would love to be able to fix these as I am pretty proud of them especially considering this is my first big DIY project, I would still like to tweak them a little but it won't mean anything if I can't print them.

           

          I have tried both PowerPoint and word, and the one where I even set up a layout is in word. When I used PowerPoint I used the lines that they have as my guide and I am printing on the long edge.



          #5 coconoir1908

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            Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:11 PM

            Angela,

             

            You could very well still use your information and just copy and paste into a blank template that was already set-up.  Just trying to save you a headache.  However; if that is not an option whenever I printed these for a friend I did double sided, short edge. 

             

            Hope this help.  Happy Planning

            Originally Posted by ANGELA2013 

             

            Thanks for your help, I would love to be able to fix these as I am pretty proud of them especially considering this is my first big DIY project, I would still like to tweak them a little but it won't mean anything if I can't print them.

             

            I have tried both PowerPoint and word, and the one where I even set up a layout is in word. When I used PowerPoint I used the lines that they have as my guide and I am printing on the long edge.



            #6 ANGELA2013

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              Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:25 PM

              Originally Posted by coconoir1908 

              Angela,

               

              You could very well still use your information and just copy and paste into a blank template that was already set-up.  Just trying to save you a headache.  However; if that is not an option whenever I printed these for a friend I did double sided, short edge. 

               

              Hope this help.  Happy Planning


              Thanks I will try that :) I found the Alyee bits so I am going to try that too.  I am having a hard time finding templates here, I searched it but came up with ones where the templates have been removed. 

               

              I appreciate the help you guys are giving me, I feel a lot better right now. I was so frustrated but hopefully with some help I can get it to work so again thank you!!!!!!!



              #7 coconoir1908

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                Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:37 PM

                I totally understand but no worries.. we are here to help.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Originally Posted by ANGELA2013 


                Thanks I will try that :) I found the Alyee bits so I am going to try that too.  I am having a hard time finding templates here, I searched it but came up with ones where the templates have been removed. 

                 

                I appreciate the help you guys are giving me, I feel a lot better right now. I was so frustrated but hopefully with some help I can get it to work so again thank you!!!!!!!

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                #8 ANGELA2013

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                  Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:43 PM

                  Thank you for the template!!!!!



                  #9 ChocoTaco7568

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                    Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:56 PM

                    If you feel comfortable enough sending me a PM with your template i can see if it's something I can help with... I'm pretty proficient in Word.






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