Learn how to edit the text on your water bottle labels, including changing the text size and text color.
This tutorial works for all editable files.
Download the file to your computer. (My files will not work on phones or tablets; only on computers.)
Open the editable PDF file in Adobe Reader. (You may need to open Adobe Reader first, and then go to File > Open.)
Save the file with a new name. (File > Save As)
Highlight the words "Edit Text Here."
Open the Text Properties Box by pressing CTRL+E (or CMD+E on a MAC). This will allow you to make edits to the text, including color, size, and font. You may need to wait a few seconds as Adobe Reader prepares for you to edit the text.
After you highlight the words, type a new message onto the first water bottle label. You can type any words you want.
Because these pink and gold water bottle labels have editable text, they are very flexible and can be used for any occasion. You can write:
In this example, I typed It's a Girl!
Highlight the words and choose a new size from the middle of the properties box. Some sizes are listed if you click the arrow to the right of the font size box. But if it doesn't have the size that you want, you can just type a number in the box. I typed "32."
The picture on the right shows how the words look after the size changes. For some reason, this font hangs low in the text box. We'll need to manually move the words up to center them better. See the next step for how to do that.
The easiest way to move the text up is to simply press "Enter" or "Return" on your computer keyboard. (Click at the right side of the word on the bottom line of text first.)
Or, click the "More..." button at the far right of the Text Properties box. This will open a new box with advanced settings. Click on the "Paragraph" tab at the top to choose alignment and spacing options.
To move the words up, you want to add space below the words which will force them up in the text box.
Highlight the bottom line of text ONLY and type "30" in the "Below" box under "Spacing" in the new pop up box. This will add 30 points of space below the bottom line of text, forcing all the words to move up.
** If you highlight ALL the words, you will add 30 points of space below each line which will add a lot of space between the 2 lines of words.
You can see in the picture on the left that more space has been added below the words, which forced the words up in the text box.
Once you are satisfied with the top label, you can finish the rest of the water bottle labels.
You might want the same message on each water label. Highlight the words on the top label and copy/paste onto the other labels.
Or you can type different messages on each label. Follow the directions above for how to change the words, the size of the words, and how to move the words up if needed.
You can also change the font if you'd like. Just highlight the words and choose a new font from the drop down box.
*** You may need to change your text size and spacing options. A new font may be bigger or smaller than the font you already had. See above for how to change the text size and spacing.
*** If you hear a beep, then the words are too big to fit in the space. So make the words smaller, and then change the font or space.
You can always start over if you need to with a new copy. Just start with the original file.
You can also change the colors of the words if you want. Choose your color from the button at the far left side of the properties box. Click the button and choose a color that is listed there. Or click "Other Color" and then choose a custom color.
Colors are provided with your purchase to match the water bottle labels. I typed in a date below "Michelle's Baby Shower" and wanted to make the date pink. So type in "249, 189, 201" in the "Red," "Green," and "Blue" boxes in the custom color pop-up box.
When you're satisfied with your edits, save the file. If you haven't already saved it with a new name, do so now (File > Save As). It's best to save it with a new name so you can keep the original file also.
Then print your pink and gold water bottle labels, cut out each label, and wrap it around a water bottle.
Read my other editable tutorials for more tips & tricks for editing your files.