In a recent workshop, I was asked why logos created in Illustrator look strange when the logo is resized inside InDesign. Here is a possible answer to this problem.
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In a recent IT Training workshop that I was teaching, a participant ask me what each of the options in the Paste button on the ribbon in Word meant. I knew the ones that I used, but didn’t know the others. So, I promised to research and get back with the information.
Here it is:
The paste button has an upper part and a lower part. Clicking on the upper part of the button does a simple past from the clipboard to wherever your cursor is in the document. Read the rest of “Word’s Paste Options” »
Click here for a recording of IT Training’s “Creating an Effective Presentation” by Kim Murday and Denise Brown for the January IUWIT (IU Women in Information Technology) meeting.
In this talk, we covered things like:
- Use of fonts, colors & backgrounds
- When to use “bells & whistles”
- How and when to use graphics, and where to find them
- Other tips for presenters
Do you remember a particular presentation that went really well . . . or really badly?
Share your stories in the comment section!
For those new to computing or unsure of the depth of their knowledge, Windows: Basic Computing Skills introduces basic computing terminology and concepts while showing participants how to perform basic tasks in Windows such as word processing, graphic manipulation, and surfing the Web.
This workshop will be offered:
IUB Wells Library W144
1320 E 10th Street
Saturday, January 24
For more information and to register, go to: http://ittraining.iu.edu or call 317-274-2537
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Auto Reminder to Attach that Document!
How many times have you sent or received a message in Outlook that promised an attachment, but the attachment wasn’t there!
Well, Outlook has an option to help us.
If you write a message in Outlook and mention the word “attach” or “attachment” in the body, but you forget to actually attach the file, you will get this message:
From here you can choose to send the message without the attachment, or choose “Don’t Send” so that you can get that document attached!
Word’s autocorrect feature attempts to make our lives easier by viewing the words that we type and deciding whether we did it correctly based on dictionaries and styles programmed into it.
For example, Word will automatically capitalize the first letter of a sentence and the days of the week.
If a common word is incorrectly typed into Word, it will be corrected automatically, i.e. if I type begni, Word will change it to “begin” as soon as I hit a trigger (space bar, period, comma, etc.)
However, if it is not a common word, but Word “thinks” that it has been typed incorrectly, a red squiggly line will appear instead, i.e. Currency: british ponud sterling.
Ever want to put a color in the background layer of you Photoshop file? It is so simple.
1. Click on the foreground color in the toolbox.
2. Choose the color of the background desired by clicking in the large area on the menu. That color will appear under the word new:
3. Click OK in the menu.
4. Hold down the Alt key (Option on a Mac) and hit the Backspace key.
5. The background is filled with that color.
6. If the background color on the toolbox is what you prefer, hold down the Control key (Command on the Mac) and hit the Backspace key.
Just saved you lots of time, right?
There are times when the screen size for the destination of your presentation needs to be adjusted. How DO you change the slide size?
From the ribbon in PowerPoint 2013, simply select the Design tab. On the very right side of the ribbon, you will see a Slide Size button. Clicking on the two options that show when this button is selected will give you two standard settings. A third option is Custom Slide Size. Selecting this option allows you to make your slides any size you need.
In PowerPoint 2010, this option is in a different place, but not difficult to find. Again, on the Design tab, look to the very left. There you will see a Page Setup button in the Page Setup group. Activating this option opens a menu with the same options as mentioned above.
Ever try to type a line horizontally across a page? If you go too far, it wraps to the next line. If you don’t go far enough, it doesn’t look correct with the text on the page. Word can create lines that will fit perfectly from margin to margin. If you decide to change the margins, the line updates automatically. And the line moves with your text!
For a variety of line styles, try these options:
- Type three or more hyphens.
- Try typing three or more underscores (_).
- Another options is three equal signs (=).
- How about three asterisks (*)?
- Now try three number signs (#).
- Hmmm, I wonder what three tildas would do.
- If you are trying right after you have put it in, simply do an undo (Control + z).
- If the document has been saved or the line just will not delete, put you cursor in the text above the line, go to the Home tab, to the Paragraph group, to the borders button and choose No Border.