How to Do an Invitation on a Mac

by Gemma Craig
Use your Mac's word processor to create projects.

Use your Mac's word processor to create projects.

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You can create invitations with the word processor Pages, which is in the iWorks bundle that comes as a demo with your Mac and can be purchased later. You can make your own template, or for the true time-saver, use one of the pre-loaded templates.

Step 1

Open the Pages application. The menu box will open on your screen. There is a menu on the left side of the box.

Step 2

Select "Cards and Invitations" from the menu. The template screen will open and you can choose from an assortment of designs. Some are printable and some are moving and designed for Internet use.

Step 3

Double-click the design you prefer, or select the "Choose" button. Allow the template to load and you will see a grid layout of what will be the front of the card. You can add your own text or use the pre-written text.

Step 4

Change the wording on the front by double-clicking and highlighting the text and replacing it with your own.

Step 5

Test out different colors, fonts and font sizes until you are happy with your theme. The color wheel, fonts and sizes are in the top right corner.

Step 6

Scroll down or click the "Pages" icon in the upper right corner to open up the second page, which is the inside of your invitation.

Step 7

Repeat as in Steps 4 and 5, making the inside of the invitation your own, replacing the placeholder text with your own wording.

Step 8

Print the invitations on card stock when you're finished. Use the "Apple" button + "P" or select "Print" from the drop down "File" menu. After you've printed the front side, flip the card stock as needed for your printer to print the inside.

Tips & Warnings

  • For invitations you plan to send via email, you can add a song or video from your iTunes library or photos from your iPhoto albums. To do this, select "Media" from the upper right corner and drag the song, video or photo to your invitation.

References

About the Author

Gemma Craig began writing in 1993, expanding to various websites in 2007. She writes about interior decorating and design, travel, film, literature, technology and consumer electronics. Craig's work has been published in "Spinner," "USA Today" and numerous regional newspapers.

Photo Credits

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