Making An Editable Document - A Tutorial

Hi friends,

Ever wonder how those amazing editable cards are made?
I'm going to show you!

It's actually pretty simple... when you know how ;)

Here we go!

Step 1: Create your document by adding your borders and graphics, just like you normally do. Just leave out the "editable part" of your page. I use Power Point to create my units, but this will work using any program!

Step 2: Save your document as a picture (jpeg or PNG, your choice).
Step 3: Open a new page in whatever program you are using and insert your picture. You may have to move it around or change the size. Make it fit your page the way you want it.

Step 4: Insert a text box and type something like "text here". This way, people will know which part of the document is editable.

Step 5: Do NOT save this as a pdf or it will no longer be editable. Your document MUST remain as a Word or PowerPoint document in order for the text box to be accessible.

Voila! You now have yourself an editable document and your graphics are all protected!

I hope you found this little tutorial helpful :)

Later gators,

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  1. Thank you for this tutorial! I have been wondering how to do this for a while!!! :) Thanks!!!!!

  2. Thank you!! Who knew it was so easy?!
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  3. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! I feel like such a "duh" moment! I have often wondered how to do this. Who knew it was so easy!!!!

    Come over and check out the fundraiser we're doing for a dear friend of mine who is also a fellow TPTer and blogger. I need all the help I can get promoting.

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  4. Thanks for sharing. I just made some newsletter templates using your steps.


  5. Thanks for sharing! I also love your new blog design! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac
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  6. Thank you thank you thank you for this post!!! I've been pulling my hair out (not really :) trying to figure out how to do this b/c so many people have asked me to do this!! Agghh you ROCK my bloggy friend!! :) awesome. Thanks so much! LOL

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten


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