Friday, July 25, 2014

How to Make Erin Condren Squares Word File Download

Need images to get started on making your EC Squares, check out my previous blog post on it here!

Update: so today, July 27th, I was playing around with Microsoft word and opened a new "word publisher" document, and when I pasted tons of pictures (they were huge by the way), I was able to select all on there, but not in a regular word document. So there I selected it all, and changed all the sizes to 1.5" width  and 1.9" height. And it worked! It took really long and was super duper slowing down my computer and froze for a while though. But that's another way of doing it!

So after googling several ways on how I can adjust multiple images at once and not finding anything at all about that; I instead found this where you can make tables and paste pictures into it to make it a certain size.

It beats adjusting each picture one by one and typing 1.9 x 1.5 for every single picture!

Read on to see how I did it, or just skip steps 1-6 and start at Step 7 and download the file link below to start pasting your images and making your weekly squares for your ECLP!

Step 1:

Open Microsoft Word and set your margins to .5"
adjust your margins to "narrow" 0.5" to make the most use out of your sticker paper

Step 2:

Go to Tables and create a New Table that is 5x8
Go to tables and insert a new table
Make your table 5 columns by 8 rows (or more)

This is what the table will look like

Step 3:

Right click the table> table properties>options>adjust the borders all to 0"and also uncheck the box that says "automatically resize to fit contents". Then press OK. (don't worry steps 3-6 you will not have to repeat)

right click >table properties

click on options and adjust all margins to 0" and uncheck "automatically resize to fit contents"

Step 4: 

In the table properties box, click on Row, check specify height and change it to 1.9" exactly
Row: height 1.9"

Step 5: 

Then click on column, and check preferred width and change that to 1.5"
Column: width 1.5"

Step 6: 

Then click on cell and change the preferred width to 1.5" as well

Cell: 1.5"

Step 7:

 Finally copy your image, then go to edit>paste special (i recommend finding the shortcut for paste special, on my mac it's control, command and V on the keyboard)
copy your image from pinterest or..

find images from google images and right click and copy
edit>paste special or use keyboard shortcut as shown (control+command+V) This is on a Mac

Step 8:

 Paste it as a Picture then press OK
Click on Picture

Step 9:

The picture will fit into the box just click on it and drag it to resize to fit the box perfectly
before dragging to resize it
resized to fit box

Step 10: go to file>reduce file size to make the file smaller 
Step 11: save as PDF or word, whichever you prefer!
Step 12: print on sticker paper! Or print on regular paper, cut it all up, and use your sticker maker or adhesive of your choice to stick these beauties in your planner!

Or if you would like to just skip Steps 1-6 and just go straight to pasting your found images, then download this word file that I made that has the tables already set! Click Here

Please refer to the previous post for more on finding images and such. Thank you for reading!


180 Days to Happy said...

What an amazing tutorial!! I will definitely be posting, with a link back, in the next few weeks!!!

kathipink said...

Your computer savvy goes without saying. Your kindness in sharing is unknown to mankind. You are one special person. Hoping your goodness comes back tenfold. Thank you!

Kristin said...

Your blog has made my transition to the Erin Condren planner SO much easier (and much cheaper)! Thank you sooooo much!

Anonymous said...

seriously amazing! thank you for making it easier for the rest of us!

celia romero said...
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celia romero said...

Wish I had ur talent.. not computer Davy at all.. I hope one day I will figure it out.. really was hoping to make me some walking dead stickers for the season coming...

Phyllis Titus said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial. The cat is out the bag!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this blog!!!! Life saver

Anonymous said...

This is awesome. Thanks!! I've been wanting to do this, but am soooo not computer Savy. I can't wait to make my stickers.

caligirlreading said...

This is great! Glad I came across your blog. Now I just have to wait for my planner to arrive...

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