I’m getting married in a few months, and I spent this past weekend getting our invitations together. I bought a do-it-yourself kit from a craft store. It includes blank invitations and a template so you can print and assemble on your own. Seems easy enough, right?
Well, I ran into a brick wall when I tried printing. The problem was that the Word template provided in the kit was an odd page size – 5.5” by 8.5”. And every time I tried to print, the file would default back to a Letter sized document. This caused the text to print off-center and run over the edge. Oh, the frustration.
I tried to adjust the page setup and printer settings for at least half an hour. After several failed attempts, Googling for workarounds and screaming at the printer. I had enough. The Bridezilla began to emerge.
But then, it struck me. “Why don’t I just use Bluebeam to convert the file to PDF?”
At first, I thought I would need to create a custom page size in the Bluebeam Administrator. But since Bluebeam ships with so many different page sizes, there was already a 5.5” x 8.5” page size (ANSI A) available. So I used the Bluebeam plug-in in Word to convert the doc to a 5.5” x 8.5” PDF. Then I printed the invites out from Revu. It was easy and it printed perfectly!
And so, the Bridezilla retreated. Thank you, Bluebeam!
This experience got me thinking…has Bluebeam ever “saved the day” for you? If so, what’s the story? And remember, to keep on PDF’ing!