I have been creating printables for 6 months now and LOVE it. I have been using Power Point and then a free PDF maker that was downloaded off the internet to convert all my Power Points to PDFs. One thing I've noticed is that when I save my PPt as a PDF, my creations shrink in size on the page. Very frustrating because sometimes it takes me forever to figure out exactly where to place items on the PPt presentation to account for the shrinking. Has anyone else ever had this issue? I'm attaching my latest file for you to see (the second page is the issue--on my PPt version, the border goes all the way to edge (no white is showing--and that is how I want it to be!).
Hi, Becky, PPt can do this, but have you checked if you have Publisher or Pages on your computer? You may have Publisher if you have a PC, or Pages if you have a Mac.
The other thing is you can embed your clip art (is that what is moving) and I would suggest going to TpT and searching in the forum (not the whole site in the top search area, just the forum) and there is some information there about it. Your free PDF maker may not be needed, what computer do you have (PC or Mac) and if you have Publisher, what year?
I broke down and purchased Adobe PDF pro and that always works. Carolyn
It may be the free PDFill that's doing it. Unfortunately, I don't have Publisher. I wish I did! Not sure we'll be buying Adobe anytime soon...that is, unless I can get my Reading Consultant side business going a lot faster than planned.
It's not just my clip art. It shrinks the entire file a little.
I've never seen that happen before, but are you able to "save as" a PDF directly in PPT? It might possibly be a setting on the free PDF maker. Unless you have a really old version of Microsoft office you should be able to "save as" a PDF and not have to use the free PDF maker.
I also recently got Adobe PDF Pro, and it is awesome.
Yeah, I'm saving directly from PPt to PDF. I'll look to see if I can "save as" from my computer...the computer is about 2 years old.
What I mean is, when you are in the PPT program, click "File" then "Save As" then change your Format to PDF and hit Save. So, you are not using the free PDF maker at all. You are using PowerPoint to create a PDF.
I'm trying to get hubby off the laptop so I can give it a try. :) Hehe. Poor guy; I don't share my laptop very well.
By the way, thank you both, ladies, for your advice and help. :) We're saving for an iPad for Christmas, so I don't think my hubby would appreciate me asking for Adobe, too. That would be NICE, though! :)
You should have the capability to turn PPts into PDFs without Adobe, so check, and when in PPt save as PDF. That is better than using a free PDF maker, you may have the capability.
IT WORKED! Thanks, Carolyn and Karen!!! YAY!! I'm doing the happy PDF dance. :)
:) Glad it worked!