FAQ

Ready to edit & print? We've got step-by-step As to all your Qs!

OPENING YOUR FILES

DO I NEED ANY FANCY COMPUTER SOFTWARE TO EDIT MY PRINTABLES?

Nothing fancy, we promise! All you need is Adobe Reader, a free, easy-to-use software that's already installed on most computers. Though you don't need to be a techno buff, either, you will need to have the latest version. Download it for free here.

OH, DEAR—WHY CAN'T I OPEN THE FILE ON MY MAC?

The funny thing about Macs is they'll default to the Mac PDF software called Preview. But not to worry! You just need to open the file in Adobe Reader instead and tell it who's boss! To do this, launch Adobe Reader first and open the PDF file directly from Adobe Reader itself. Or, right click on the file name, select "Open With" and select "Adobe Reader."

WHY CAN’T I OPEN AND EDIT MY DOWNLOADED FILES ON A TABLET OR SMART PHONE?

Our editable PDFs are only compatible with Adobe Reader's desktop version and won't work on an iPad, iPhone or smart phone. Once on your computer, you'll be able to open, edit and print them.

ABOUT OUR PRINTABLES

WHAT IS THE BEST PLACE TO PRINT SUNSHINE PARTY PRINTABLES?

Lucky for you, you can print our files right at home on a color inkjet or laserjet printer. Woo-hoo! For best results, check that your ink cartridges are not running low. Alternatively, you could print the files at a local printer such as FedEx, Kinko’s or Staples.

PLEASE TELL ME THESE PRINTABLES ARE EASY TO USE?!

They are Super Easy with a capital S and E! After they're done printing, all you need is a good pair of scissors (or even better, a craft knife and ruler) and you’re set! Simply cut, fold and stick as necessary. Feel free to message us here if you'd like step-by-step instructions. 

CAN YOU DO CUSTOM PARTIES?

Time and our current workload permitting, we do take on custom design requests on a limited case-by-case basis. Please email us your request and we'll let you know if we're available for custom projects. 

I DON’T NEED THE FULL PARTY PDF – CAN YOU SELL ME SOME ITEMS INDIVIDUALLY? 

Happily! Please contact us with a list of your requested items and we will quote you accordingly.

HOW TO EDIT YOUR PRINTABLE

WHAT TEXT CAN I EDIT?

Our printables allow you to edit and personalize text in the areas provided—you know, the good stuff like names, dates, times, and addresses! All fields where you can fill in your details are highlighted for easy editing. 

CAN I EDIT FONT COLORS, FONT SIZE AND FONT CHOICE?

Design elements like colors, fonts, and font size can be edited by pressing Control+E (PC) or Apple+E(Mac) and editing the properties using the toolbar provided. 

CAN FONT POSITIONING BE EDITED?

No, font positioning cannot be edited. If you would like to do so, please contact us for a custom quote and we will happily assist.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH AREAS OF THE DOCUMENT I CAN EDIT?

Once you open the PDF in Adobe Reader, click Edit > Preferences > Forms. You'll see a section called "Highlight Color." Click on the “Show border hover color for fields” box. This will highlight all the areas that you can type in. Unclick the box to remove the visibility of the highlighted areas.

WHAT IF MY WORDING DOESN’T FIT?

Our designs and text fields were created to fit most clients' custom wording. Some of the text has also been formatted so it will resize automatically to fit into the text area.

In the other text fields, if you have a lot more – or less – text than shown, you can access the Text Properties Toolbar to change the text size. To do so, press Control+E (PC) or Apple+E(Mac). See our special notes on editing below.

Please contact us if you cannot get the text to fit as desired and we will sort it out for you.

CAN I SAVE MY FILE?

Yes. Go to File > Save. This will save your file so you can go continue editing later if needed. Save the file to your desktop and save it with a different name.

CAN I CHANGE OR EDIT ANY OF THE GRAPHICS?

No. Adobe Reader does not allow you to change the colors of the graphics or edit the graphics. Printables cannot be opened in any other graphics design program (like Photoshop or Illustrator, for example) as this would corrupt the editable text feature.

DO I NEED TO INSTALL ANY FONTS?

No. All fonts you see in our party designs are already embedded within the file. It's as easy as opening the file in Adobe Reader and typing over our sample text.

CAN I INSERT A PHOTO INTO THE INVITE?

Our invitations are not designed to include photos.

Your Start to Finish How-To

1. Open your party file in Adobe Reader.

2. To edit/personalize the party, simply type over any sample text in the highlighted fields.

3. Save your changes to the file; this allows you to come back to your file and continue editing at any time. (Save to your desktop as a different name).

4. Once you're finished customizing the text, simply save and print the file on your color printer. If you are planning to print at a print shop, please see the notes on printing below.

5. Cut and assemble the items. For instructions on each item, please see the notes below.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? WATCH OUR STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO. EASY-PEASY!

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