Tutorial: Making Editable Files with Purchased Graphics

Hola friends!! I just learned how to do something really cool this weekend! I had been wondering how to do this FORVER! I emailed Brooke from Once Upon a First Grade Adventure to share with me how she did it.  Thank you Brooke!!

Here is the 5 minute video! At the beginning of the video I think I said how to make an editable PDF, but I actually meant an editable file like Powerpoint or Word!


I hope to be uploading the binder sets today! 

There will be two sets of 10 themes each. 

I will not offer them as individual sets due to the mass amount of time it would take to create all those TPT and TN descriptions and such, so please don't ask me to. =) 

Hope this tutorial was helpful! If you have anything else you would like to see done, just leave me a comment and I would be happy to try!

38 comments:

  1. Oooo, I LOVE this tutorial! Thanks so much- I know this info will come in super-handy :) :)

    ~Stephanie
    3rd Grade Thoughts

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  2. This is so helpful. Do you know how to have landscape and portrait pages in one pdf or powerpoint?
    Michele

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    1. I have often wondered how to do this! I think we were discussing this on FB recently too! haha You cannot do it in one powerpoint. You have to create a new powerpoint and somehow merge the two. It seemed too complicated for me so I just look sideways when I create mine. lol

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    2. You can download a program called CombinePDFs (for Mac) for free. I found this http://foxyutils.com/mergepdf/ for PCs. Save the landscape portions and portrait portions separately as PDFs then merge them using the program/website. Hope this is helpful!

      Jessica
      The Littlest Scholars

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    3. Unfortunately I don't have a MAC Jessica. =(

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    4. Hey Miss Nelson, You save the slide you want as a jpeg or png and then you insert the image in your product and turn it sideways. It is super easy. Just one extra step. :)

      April
      A Modern Teacher.com

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    5. I know how to do it like April said. I plan on making a tutorial for blog on this and post it sometime this week.

      Angelia
      Extra Special Teaching

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  3. I must be hungry-I read the title as "edible" files! :) Great thing to know though, thank you for sharing that with us!

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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  4. That is AWESOME! So simple and yet super smart-LOVE it!

    Laura
    Will Grade For Coffee

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  5. I save all my ppt files as jpegs to make my previews. I never thought about using it this way! Duh! Thank you
    Rachel

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  6. All the techy stuff overwhelms me at times so thanks so much for creating this tutorial!! I just found your blog a short while back and I'm loving all your great ideas. I'm also thinking I read that you are a SC gal like myself which makes it even better:)

    Amy
    The Kindergarten Center

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  7. This is a great tutorial! I better pin it, so I don't forget it! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  8. You're so cute, Ginger! So kind of you to share this information with other teachers!

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  9. This is so helpful! I was just posting last week about how I didn't know how to do this...now I can say that I do :)

    Thanks!

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  10. Thank you! I learned so much! This is great information to know.

    ஐRikki
    The Hive

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  11. I'm so glad you posted this. I just found out how to do this 2 weeks ago and was able to make my teacher planners editable. I think this is so helpful for teachers. In the course of over the 2 weeks, for me, for some reason the jpgs came out a little fuzzy when I inserted them so I save them as a png now. pngs take up more memory though. So, in case this happens out there to any of you--save them as pngs and then insert those images :) Night-night!

    April
    A Modern Teacher.com

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  12. I hope you don't mind. I made a tutorial to extend on your idea a bit where you can make the saved jpg the background of the slide as well instead of just inserting the picture in case you don't want to worry about moving the picture when adding the new text.
    http://ideabackpack.blogspot.com/2012/06/tutorial-making-customizable-file-in.html

    I thought your post was great!
    April @ The Idea Backpack

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  13. Thank you so much for this tutorial! :)

    Sarah
    Kindergarten Korner

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  14. Thank you! Your directions were super simple, thank you again! How do you show video of your computer? Are you just pointing the camera right at your screen?

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    1. Christina, I use a program called Snag It that records the screen and my voice. This program costs money but you can use Jing and it is free. The only thing with Jing is that your videos can't be longer than 5 minutes. =)

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    2. Thanks for sharing this-- I'm going to check out Jing!
      Karen :o)
      Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

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  15. WOW!!! I was wondering about this too... and even looked at purchasing the Adobe Acrobat version that allows this. This is SO MUCH easier (and cheaper too!)
    Thanks a bunch for sharing,
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

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  16. Ginger, has anyone had any troubles downloading your product because it's powerpoint and not pdf? Just wondering if it's gonna be as user friendly for customers.

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Marsha
    A Differentiated Kindergarten

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  17. Thank you for posting this! I'd been thinking about starting a blog and making some TPT things but didn't want to spend money on photoshop. Your tutorial encouraged me to play with PowerPoint and I realized I could do most of what I needed with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Thanks,
    Mercedes

    Surfing to Success

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  18. Brillant!!! I've been trying to figure this out for months! Thanks for sharing.

    Angelia
    Extra Special Teaching

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  19. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have been trying to figure this out. You made it so much easier to understand.
    Thanks again-
    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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  20. OH MY GOODNESS! I have searched high and low for an easy way to do this!! SO glad you posted this tutorial!! It is PERFECT!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  21. Ginger, This is great!!! Thank you so much for posting the tutorial!!! And I am definitely going to check out Jing!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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  22. Thanks for creating this tutorial. I shared it on my blog including a link back to yours! Fantastic job!!! I will definitely be using this. http://kbkonnected2.blogspot.com/2012/07/creating-editable-files-with-purchased.html

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  23. THIS is amazing!!! Thanks SO much for sharing your knowledge with us!

    Lindsay
    http://primarypolkadots.blogspot.com

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  24. AHHHHH!!! This is so awesome!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

    PS. I am a new follower, found you in TPT forum

    Wishful Teaching

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  25. You are AMAZING! Thank you so much for doing this. Like so many others, I have wondered how to do this. I came to this post because someone linked to it on the TpT forum. I actually came to the forum because I was wondering how to save a PDF as "read only", which I still haven't figured out. I thought that by saving as a PDF, nobody could save/copy images from your file. I guess I was wrong! Anyway, this tip will be very useful for me. I'm your newest blog follower!

    Tanya Rae...

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