The Templates category located in the left menu has multiple categories and subcategories of templates by theme and holiday. If you are customizing a certificate - choose Awards & Recognition and select your theme from Select Category drop-down. Use a template of choice with click on Use. Wait until the template loads. Start customizing or choose a different template. The new template will replace the existing one. To start from scratch, press New in the main menu (top).
Use the template of your choice and click on the text boxes to edit the pre-set content.
You may change the position of text boxes, shapes, lines, images.
You may want to remove certain elements and change fonts, font sizes and color. Do this by first, highlighting the text in the box you plan on editing. You may replace existing images.
Do this by uploading image from your computer, or by adding clip art and word art images from the left menu.
Use the Search feature - enter keywords that are relevant for your search.
Browse by Template category and subcategory and find what you want.
Contact us and let us know if an important template is missing from our selection.
Certain Geographics® and Royal Brites® items come with preset text boxes - default templates that have been created for you and appear when you select an item.
Examples may be certain cards, mailing labels and items that would require repetitive work.
Most items can use the customized templates - left menu Templates.
Search using the search box or check the Clip Art category list by theme and holiday.
Word Art offers text in fancy fonts that can be used in certificates, awards and diplomas, on invitations, etc.
Please let us know what's missing
Word Art is great for Geographics Awards and Recognition products such as certificates and diplomas, for graduation events, invitations and cards for special occasions and events and more.
Word Art was created with fonts that are not available in Iclicknprint.
Select the line. it will appear thick at first. modify it by pushing down the top just like you would flatten a text box. To easily select a thin line, select it with a swiping movement from bottom right going up to the left. the selection works like in MS Office - Word.
You can move the line using your keyboard arrows after you have it selected.
Please let us know if there is anything missing in Shapes and Lines.
Add the shape and on the Edit panel - right, look for Shape Fill, Outline, Width and Transparency.
Use Fill color to color the interior of the shape,
Use Outline to color the shape borders or defining lines
Use Width to increase or decrease the thickness of the borders.
Use the Transparency bar to make the color fade away.
Please let us know if there is anything important missing in the Shapes and Lines category
Prepare your Excel or CSV file as follows: Remove any headers and prepare the data in sheet 1.
Each column should contain specific data, ie. all student names in one column.
Note that your Excel file can contain columns that will not be imported. You can add to your project only data from the columns you need.
In ICLICKNPRINT, your project should contain all the text boxes that will receive the Excel or CSV data.
RECOMMENDED: Enter in each text box the longest text from each Excel file column.
This will help you in two ways:
1. It will offer guidance as to what data to drag and drop in each text box.
2. After the merge is done, the text box sizes remain unchanged. This saves you some work since you do not have to resize the text boxes to fit the text.
Arrange your text boxes and images in the exact positions you want them to be on the printed product.
Alternately, name each textbox so you know what data to drag and drop there. ie Student Name, Achievement, etc.
Edit fonts, colors, font sizes, before merging the data. Otherwise, you will have to do the editing in each sheet, after merge. This would be a huge waste of your time.
Use Merge to import data only when the project you are customizing looks exactly like what you want to print.
Merge will add extra pages in your project.
You only need to customize one page. All the rest will look the same bur will contain the data imported.
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To add a new text box, click T Text - see top menu.
To Edit Text, change font, size & color, highlight the text and edit it using the right Edit tab features.
To display fonts dynamically, check the hover over box and scroll down over fonts until you like the choice.
To use a ready-made template, choose it from the left menu - Templates.
Add Clip Art, Suggested Wording, Shapes and Lines.
To add a new page, click Preview | New Page - the next tab after Edit.
To merge data click Merge - the next tab after review | New Page.
Merge is sensitive to large amounts of data so make sure you resize your images before uploading them and enter no more than 25 contacts per certificate or letterhead project and 90 contacts per label or cards projects at one time. the larger the amount of data and number of pages in a project the longer the time to save and download PDF file.
We did not impose any restrictions on the amount of pages.
However, read under merge the recommended number of pages per type of product and try to stay within this recommended number per project. you can create multiple projects to achieve your goal.
Once you understand the menus and what each icon means it will be easy. Make sure you register and save your project in the beginning.
Registration is required since the project will be saved before being printed.
You can always get back to your projects in My Saved Projects.
For a successful result, read carefully the prompts that give you instructions while customizing your project.make sure you proof read the project so there are no mistakes and it is good for printing.
When you click Download PDF you will have two choices: Open file and Save file.
Do not choose Open file. Why? Open file opens your file in the browser an the print command prints it from the browser. All browsers apply FIT to scree or FIT To page thus modifying the position of your text and images on page.
Choose Save file. Save the downloaded file in your in your computer. Give it a memorable name and remember location or folder you save it in. Open the file and print it from there.
Print settings should be chosen with care.
Check the correct paper orientation, choose the right paper size and paper type.
NEVER USE FIT or FIT TO PAGE setting.
DO NOT USE SCALING. Scaling should be OFF
Only use ACTUAL SIZE!
TEST PRINT Print your project on a blank, plain piece of paper first.
Check the alignment of the text and images against the design product or paper board.
Print on the actual product only when you are satisfied with the result.
For Royal Brites large-size Poster, Foam and Project Board, your project can be printed on plain paper or transparencies.
For transparencies, use the mirror image tool in our main menu. This will allow protection of the ink or toner.
You can clip the letters off the white paper and glue them onto your board project. Make sure the letters print fully so you do not have to collate pieces.