Friday, January 9, 2009

T is for Technical Difficulties

T is for Technical Difficulties.

I am not part of the "ultra-tech-savvy" crowd. I have a cell phone, a blog and a Facebook account. I don't want (or need) an i-phone, i-pod or any other device to keep me connected to everything at every moment of the day.

I use a computer on a daily basis and used to consider myself fairly proficient. That is, until we got a new computer a couple of weeks ago. Sad to say, our old computer was several years old, which may account for why I was so knowledgeable about the versions of the programs I was using. In tech age, they were ancient. Now that I have all the latest versions of these programs, I feel totally lost. The screens are different, the tabs are different, the menus are different. I just want to change the margins, damn it!

So, you may be wondering where this little rant is stemming from. Please refer to the previous post regarding my plan to create Mini Me's birthday invitations. The plan was successful in that I designed them without too much trouble. The problem, however, is printing them.

I have tried more ways to print these damn invitations than I can even remember. First, I had to figure out how to take me 5"x7" design and shrink it to 4"x6". Then, the margins became an issue. And, really I don't even want to talk about it. It makes my head hurt thinking of all of the different things I tried.

So, I ended up printing the invitations on photo paper, cutting them out and then pasting them to the card stock. Not exactly what I was going for...but, it will have to do.

Don't even get me started on trying to print the envelopes....because I gave up.

Oh, yeah. And, since I had originally planned on 5"x7" cards, I got the matching envelopes. So, when you get your invitation which is noticeably smaller than the envelope, just blame it on my technical difficulties.

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