Today I am posting a binder cover that you can personalize by typing directly on the PDF before you print it. It’s kind of clunky, but I’m sharing it anyway because it can be a real time saver. The editing part is kind of a hidden feature that you don’t have to use.
- Open the PDF in the latest version of Adobe Reader. (This is the same free program you probably use to print all of my material.)
- There are two text fields. (See the arrows above where I wrote Zachary and Piano Binder. You do not have to use my wording.)
- I formatted the text fields to be centered so you will be starting in the center of each field.
- Select “Highlight Existing Fields.” This will show you where to type.
- You should see a large blinking cursor.
- Type any text you desire, but it has to fit in the field. Adjust your wording to fit because to my knowledge you cannot adjust the size.
- If you have trouble seeing the blinking cursor, using the graphic above as a guide, click in the middle of where I typed.
- If you can’t get it to work use the method I mentioned in my last post.
Adobe Reader does not let you change fonts, size, and color to the best of my knowledge. Adobe designed the program to be used for filling out forms, not for designs! Maybe there is a way I don’t know about!
This makes a nice binder front or back for a new student. It matches the calendar I posted last week.
If you like editable PDF’s, let me know and I can make some more in the future.