1. In Word, we switch from Print Preview to Normal or Web Layout View by clicking on icons. In InDesign, when you would like to see how your document looks without the margins, column guides, etc. showing, there is an easy way to accomplish this.
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Do you need a calendar for 2013. Or maybe stationery for that Christmas letter that needs to get out soon. Word contains many templates that are easy to use.
To get to the templates, from the File tab, simply click on NEW:
When designing a logo or any kind of project, you may want to have several options to choose from or to work with. To that end, let’s see how to easily update our basic shapes with varying fonts or styles.
This little tool can do big things in showing motion on paper!
First, create an object:
Let’s begin by drawing a triangle.
In the tools panel on the left side of the screen, press and hold on the rectangle tool. Illustrator has a unique feature that allows you to “tear off” a menu and have it open while you work. As you are holding down your left-mouse button, glide your cursor to the right until it is on the small bar with the black triangle. When you let go of your mouse button, this is what you will see:
Do you work with tabs? This is what you have been waiting for! When you have to line up text in a columnar format and the default tabs do not do the trick for you, this is the answer.
Now, the helpful secret here is that the file we will are using was typed so that there is a tab between each piece of information we would like in a column. The tab mark is indicated here by the horizontally pointing arrow.
Looking for clip art? What about additional color options in Illustrator? Check out this option!
To find Clip Art, go to the Window menu. Choose Symbol Libraries. There are lots of options from the fly-out menu. Choose one and click. This opens up the panel for the option you chose. To apply a clip to your project, simply press and drag from the panel to your project. Remember that you can re-size without losing any quality when working with a vector image!
One more feature! As you go back into the Window>Symbol Libraries menu and choose another panel, the newly chosen menu will be added as a tab in the same panel you opened with your earlier choice. Even if you close the menu by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner, choose another panel and you will find the new panel is added to the previous one.
There are many panels in the Window menu that will give you options such as brush, graphic styles, and swatch libraries. You can get some interesting effects by pressing and dragging an effect, for example, on top of a piece of clip art. Experiment and have fun!
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The new interface allows you to search lynda’s library of training videos by choosing the subject, the software, or the author of the topic you are looking for:
Are you irritated with the line spacing in Word 2007? Here is a simple solution:
If you want to have the “2003” look on your 2007 document, select your text, go from the Home Tab to the Paragraph group and open the dialog box launcher.
This dialog box is divided into four sections. Look at the third section named Spacing.
Look for the field called After and you will see the number 10 there by default. This means that Word is adding 10 points of space after each line of text. Reduce this number by pressing and dragging that number 10 and inserting a 0, (or use the downward pointing arrow to the right of that field until the number is 0).
Also, look to the right and you will see Line Spacing. Click on the dropdown and change the spacing from multiple to single. This will solve your problem for this document only.
If you want this to be your default for all of your Word documents, click the Default button at the bottom of this dialog box.
Another way to do the same thing is to go to the Change Styles button from the Styles group (Home tab) and choose Style Set>Word 2003. This will change the settings for your document without having to select the text first.
Has Word cooperated with you when you are creating a list? Notice below that when a parenthesis follows the number, Word will align the numbers on the left hand side:
What if you would like the numbers lined up on the right side instead? Here’s how you would like it to look:
Here is how you do it:
1) On the Home Tab, go to the paragraph group and click on the option for numbers on the top row of buttons.
2) Choose the option for numbers with a parenthesis (second option on the first row under Numbering Library).
3) Go back to the same option, clicking on the dropdown arrow.
4) Go to the bottom of the menu and choose Define New Number Format.
5) Under the Number Format section, look for the Alignment choice.
6) Click on the dropdown and choose Right.
Now begin typing your list.