How do I know the page dimensions of the template I am trying to recreate?
When trying to recreate a template in the Document Application, first you will need to determine the page size of your template in pixels. If you know the dimensions of the template in pixels, the height and width can be added directly to Pitchly. In some cases, the program or tool used to create or store your original design may only show the dimensions in inches instead of pixels. If this is the case you may need to convert the inches to pixels to retain the desired layout size. A great way to find the size in pixels is using an image resizing tool, such as this one. Simply save your existing template (i.e., tombstone, cv, case study, etc.) as an image and load it to the tool to retrieve the dimensions in pixels. Prior to loading to the tool, be sure the image file does not contain any unwanted white space around the edges. Taking a screenshot of the image and then cropping it is a good workaround to get rid of unwanted white space.
Did it return dimensions that are pretty small? For example 100x100? If so, no worries. Simply enter a multiple of the height and width in Pitchly to create a larger working canvas and still retain the necessary layout. To do this, pick a multiple (such as 2 or 3) and multiply both the height and width by this multiple. For example, if the dimensions are H: 100; W: 150 and you'd like to make the working canvas a bit larger, multiply the pixels by 2 (H: 100x2=200; W: 150x2=300), and enter the results (H: 200; W:300) as custom dimensions. To add custom dimensions, navigate to the Page Options panel of your template and click Custom (shown below.)
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