Converting Fonts to Outlines in Your Print Files

Converting Fonts to Outlines in Your Print Files

When sending files to a commercial printer, they often request that you convert fonts to outlines first. This is so they can open your files without needing to load the proper fonts onto their system. It not only simplifies their workflow, but streamlines the file transfer process for everyone involved.

There are various ways to create outlines directly in your InDesign files, but I don’t recommend messing with your native files for this. Inevitably you’ll have to make changes to that file, and if you accidentally choose “save” rather than “save as,” your latest editable version could be lost forever. #designersworstnightmare

Instead, I recommend converting fonts to outlines in your PDF files. This is a much safer option, not to mention super simple and fast. Just follow the steps below.

The Anatomy of a Copyright Page

The Anatomy of a Copyright Page

You’ve poured your heart and soul into making the best planner possible. Now you need to protect your work. Including a copyright page is vital to protecting it against unauthorized use, and giving yourself credit for your creation.

While protecting your work is important, it’s not necessary to put a copyright line on each page of your planner—we’ve seen a few instances where it was worked into the footer of every page throughout the design. Putting this information on just one page is sufficient.

Let’s dive into the details! Feel free to copy and paste our examples into your own planner design files.

How to Make Your Website Legal, for Life!

How to Make Your Website Legal, for Life!

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018, and my inbox is flooded with emails from Google, ConvertKit, Etsy, Typeform, and all the other services I use for my business, telling me how they are changing their policies in order to comply. It got me thinking about my own website and whether or not I need to update my policies.

Have you been wondering the same thing? Or are you just deleting those emails thinking this is something for businesses much larger than yours? Or perhaps you have no idea what the GDPR is . . . in either case, you should to keep reading. I’m going to tell you how to make sure your website complies with the new regulations and stays compliant, for life!

But first, let me tell you a little story about how my business website may have been breaking the law . . . or maybe not. We’ll never know.

Why I Recommend Selling Products on Etsy

Why I Recommend Selling Products on Etsy

Growth. That is my main goal for all of us in 2018. Through growing my business and product offerings, I intend to help you grow your business and product offerings. I want all of us to succeed this year. To accomplish this, one of my initiatives was to start selling products on Etsy.

You may be wondering why I chose to open an Etsy shop rather than sell products through my own website. The decision was a no-brainer for me. I’ve been a longtime fan of Etsy and regularly recommend opening an Etsy shop to most of my clients. With their enormous pool of customers and seamless checkout process, Etsy becomes an unbeatable platform for anyone just starting out.

Let’s dive deeper into the reasons why I think opening an Etsy shop is a smart move for any small product-based business.