How-to Instructions

Here are the details of how to:

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To save the tract (when the tract is displayed):

To save the tract, use "Save as" from the "File" menu and choose a folder where the tract file will be saved.  If you are adding contact information to a "blank" tract file, change the filename by changing "blank" to your name. To save the tract with the same file name in your default folder (usually your "downloads" folder, use "Save" from the "File" menu or click the Save icon on the menu bar, or type control-S.

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To add contact information to a 'blank' tract:

You can do this yourself, or you can ask us to do it for you.

To do it yourself:

Scroll to the contact information box, and click in the box.  You can type new information or select information to change.  Type control-E to get a floating properties tool-bar as shown here at the right.  With this tool-bar, you can change selected text: change font color, justification (left, centered, right, or full), font style, or font size,  The various forms of "T" icons represent bold, italics, underline, cross-out, superscript, and subscript styles to be applied to selected text.  Save the file after you have made these changes. 

To have us add contact information to a tract for you:

Send a Facebook message to Jim.Clark.Scientist or an email to
Provide your church name and location, your name and phone number, and your church schedule, and we will put this contact information in tract file(s) for you.  Tell us which tract format(s) you want: the language, tract size, and paper size.

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To print the tract:

We assume that you have opened the tract file with Adobe PDF Viewer.  If you have this free program installed on your computer, this will happen when you click on a listed tract file name.  We also assume that your printer is set for the correct paper size and that you are using a tract file for the correct paper size.  For all tracts sizes, click on the print icon and select these options:

For 'Big' tracts:

For 'Full Size' tracts:

For 'Half Size' tracts:

You can sometimes reduce the printing time if you first print only one 'master' copy and then use copy mode instead of print mode to make copies from the 'master'.  Also, if you using a compter cafe or a printing service, you can sometimes reduce the printing cost if you print a 'master' copy, then take this master copy to a Risograph printing service for making more copies. Look for a copying service that offers a low cost.

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To cut the paper:

'Big' tracts: No cutting is needed.

'Full Size' tracts: Cut off and discard the bottom margin where indicated.

'Half Size' tracts: Cut the paper in half where indicated.  One way to do this is to fold the paper in half and cut at the fold with a knife.

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To fold the tract:

'Big' tracts:
Hold the two sheets of one tract together and fold them together in half to make a booklet of 8 pages.

'Full Size' tracts:
First hold the tract with the salvation diagram on top; then fold the right edge over almost to the vertical line in the space between the left and center columns.

Then fold the left edge over to the right, folding close against the right edge. The center panel should be slightly wider than the side panels.

'Half Size' tracts:
After cutting the paper in half, the folding is the same as for a Full Size tract.  Or you can first fold the paper in thirds and then cut it in half.

If you print tracts for other pastors, you can give the uncut, unfolded tracts to them and include one or two finished tracts and a copy of the Folding_Instructions document, which explains the folding of Full Size tracts. 

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