So, you made a document and you’re ready for it to be uploaded to Teachers Pay Teachers. But wait! There’s more! No, this isn’t an informercial. It’s just another tech tip 🙂 If you’ve ever downloaded anything on TpT, you may have noticed something most resources have in common. Credit pages. If you’re creating your own resources, read on!
Here are a couple of fabulous examples of credit pages from some sellers who were nice enough to share what theirs look like (thank you ladies!). Lots of people create a template with all clipartists they use so they aren’t forgetting to credit their work, regardless if it’s in the product or not. This is a pretty fool proof way to avoid that problem and most clipartists are perfectly fine with it (including myself).
So, now that you’ve created your document, you need to save it as a PDF. Go to “File—->Save As.” From the bottom drop down menu, select “PDF” as your file type.
Name it. Remember where you’re saving it. I prefer to save everything to my desktop so I can find it there later. I have a pretty clean desktop though, so use what works for you.
Now, you have a PDF of your credit page! Here’s the tricky part. If you don’t have ADOBE Pro, I’m not sure how you’re going to follow the rest of this tutorial. And truthfully, if you’re creating freebies or paid products using clipart, simply using a PDF is NOT securing your work, or the clipart. So, to protect yourself and the clipart you purchased, I suggest you make the investment NOW rather than later. If you are ready to make your purchase, please consider using my Amazon affiliate link here, as the small percentage of sales I receive allows me to continue writing helpful tutorials like this!
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Open up your PDF. On the right side, you’ll see the TOOLS tab. Click it.
A sidebar menu will open up. Now click “Content Editing” and “Add or Edit Link.”
Now your mouse will change into a screenshot sort of option. You’ll need to mark the area where you want your buyers to be able to click on to go to the link. Here I’ve selected the area around the image of my shopping cart to direct people to my store. Make your settings like this:
You might want to create links for all of your social media places or related products, especially if it’s a free product that is part of a bigger product.
After you’ve created your product PDF, you can just “pop” this page into it! Open the “Page Thumbnails” viewer on the left side. DRAG your file into the other sidebar where your resource is and you’re set! It already includes the links so you don’t have to add them EVER AGAIN! Hooray!!! High five for saving time and working smarter, not harder!
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