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  1. CarlyK

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    I have a question... I ordered those business flyers that have the detachable cards on them from Merrill. You need to download the template and then print it to the cards. My problem is that it is not aligning right and it's printing over the wording on the cards. I can't change the way it prints out either.

    I followed all of their directions and everything. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions or have encountered this problem?
     
    Mar 10, 2006
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  2. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    E-mail Merrill support:

    tpccustserv@merrillcorp.com

    They have responded to me very quickly.
     
  3. i just stamped them with my pc stamp (name, #, web page)
     
    Mar 12, 2006
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  4. CarlyK

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    That is what I ended up doing! They responded to me rather quickly, and I was really happy. They are really great to work with so far!

    If I had a stamp, I would've stamped them, but I thought that using my printer with them would've been so much better and easier.
     
    Mar 13, 2006
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  5. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    With all due respect to MM71, I think the printed output looks much better than a stamp. You've paid enough for a top-end marketing piece, why not make it look the best, too?
     
  6. fruit76loop

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    I made my own

    I made my own template. I didn't like that their template was only able to fit either my phone #, e-mail address, or web address. So I just took the time and made my own. Took some trial and error, but I am happy!

    I do agree with KitchenGuy...take the time to print them! They were enough $$ that you want them to be professional looking!:D
     
    Mar 14, 2006
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  7. Chef Kearns

    Chef Kearns Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Marlene--Could you post what you did?
     
    Mar 14, 2006
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  8. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Here you go

    I did two templates, just to save time lining things up. So, I just print one then the other on the same sheet!:D
     

    Attached Files:

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  9. Chef Kearns

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    Thanks Marlene. I have been kicking around the idea of ordering these. It will help to have this template already there. Thanks again!
     
    Mar 14, 2006
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  10. CarlyK

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    That was definitely something that I didn't like too! I wanted to put my website on there as well because that is important (to me at least)
    But I shall have to try out your templates and see how they work! Yay, I'm glad that someone else did them.

    I do agree too that printing out the info on the cards is a lot more professional looking as well. That is the main reason why I got them. They were really neat looking at printing the info on them makes them look so much better and crisper.
     
    Mar 14, 2006
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  11. CarlyK

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    I think that this has something to do with me. I tried using those templates, and it still isn't aligning with my flyers. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. I have everything set as it should be, and it is still printing out weird.

    I've checked my printer settings and everything.
     
    Mar 16, 2006
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  12. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Your local printer settings are important, but before you get to your local printer settings, check the Adobe Acrobat print settings.

    When you print from Acrobat, you'll get a pop-up menu of printer controls. (See image.)There will be a series of checkboxes in that menu. Verify that Expand small pages to paper size and Shrink oversize pages to page size are both OFF. Make sure that Auto-rotate and center pages is ON. If those settings are incorrect, all kinds of weird things can happen. That darned Acrobat does what you tell it to do, not what you want it to do!

    [​IMG]
     
  13. CarlyK

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    My box is different. I took a screenshot, so this is what it looks like:

    [​IMG]

    Is everything checked right?

    ETA: I am using Adobe Reader 7.0
     
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  14. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Nope.

    Turn on Auto-rotate and center.

    That should fix it for you!
     
  15. CarlyK

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    It's on, but it didn't match up to the template, it printed over everything. (All the text and whatnot on the flyer.
     
    Mar 16, 2006
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  16. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    It sounds to me like you've got a printer driver issue or something is hosed in your version of Reader. I think you better take this up with Merrill.

    I'd contact Merrill support first, but I'd also be inclined to uninstall Acrobat 7 and go back to 6, but that's just me.
     
  17. CarlyK

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    Thank you Kitchen Guy for all of your help! I definitely appreciate it! I am going to uninstall 7.0 and see if that works and download 6.0.
     
    Mar 16, 2006
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  18. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    Yes, I'm wondering if there isn't an incompatability with Acrobat 7 or something.

    By the way...an old printer's trick for you: print the very first copy on plain paper and lay it over the fancy, expensive media. Hold it up to the light and make sure it lines up before committing the expensive material to ink.

    It's a lot cheaper in the long run to not ruin your expensive material.
     
  19. CarlyK

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    I've been doing that. I did print over a few to see just because I was curious and was hoping that somehow my paper was crazy paper. LOL No such luck.

    Now I am just trying to hunt down Acrobat 6.0
     
    Mar 16, 2006
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  20. CarlyK

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    I did manage to find & download 6.0. Well, that didn't work. I checked for updated for my printer, and I am all up to date. I think I shall just cry. I used a huge chunk of my printer paper trying to see if it would line up.

    ETA: I made sure that the page scaling was set to none, instead of "fit printer margins" and that worked... EXCEPT that it cut off the last two lines on the printer paper it jsut says my name and half of Independent Consultant.
     
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  21. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    There really is no reason why you shouldn't be able to
    print from Acrobat, unless, there is something screwed
    up in your printer driver or your printer just has a
    mind of it's own. This is an issue that Merrill needs
    to take up with Adobe and Adobe needs to take it up
    with your printer manufacturer. Unless you push the
    issue, they won't.

    In the meantime, take the Merrill template file and
    your blank card stock to your local print shop
    like MinuteMan or somewhere like that. They
    can open the template file, add your info, and print
    it for you. It shouldn't really cost that much to do. (Kinko's works as a last resort, they're awfully expensive.)
     
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