Have you ever seen a great looking font on a website or piece of printed material that you’d love to use in your next project? You’d love to use it, but you don’t know what it is. Don’t worry. There are free tools on the Internet to help you find that font.
1. My Fonts – WhatTheFont http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
On WhatTheFont, you can upload an image or type in the url of an online image. Make sure the image is simple. Images that are too complex cannot be interpreted by WhatTheFont.
2. Identifont – http://www.identifont.com/
Identifont asks questions to help you identify the font you’re interested in. If you have an idea of the font’s name, but don’t quite know how to spell it, you can type what you think it is and let Identifont figure out what you mean. You can find a font that is similar to one who’s name you know, or find one that contains a specific symbol or picture. If you know the name of a font designer, you can find that person’s fonts.
3. Linotype Font Finder - http://www.linotype.com/fontidentifier.html
Enter a few letters and then answer a series of questions to help you recognize the font. This is a good one for people who are interested in the characteristics that make up a font.
4. Fount – http://fount.artequalswork.com/
Fount provides a browser button so you can identify fonts on any website.
There are more of these tools out there. Just do a search using the terms “font identifier” to find one (or more) that works for you.
It can be hard to teach effectively if your students don’t have the basic technology skills they need.
Did you know that IT Training can provide workshops specifically for your class? All you need to do is ask. Most of our workshops are available for special request, which means we can teach your class (or any group of 10 or more IU faculty/staff/students) either in our classroom, online, or in another location that will accommodate your group. How much does it cost? Nothing!
Just go to http://ittraining.iu.edu/request/ at least 3 weeks ahead of time, and start by choosing your desired workshop from the drop-down list. Options include Microsoft Office tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access; Adobe software like Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver; Web skills like page design and HTML/CSS; and much, much more. We can even help your students create ePortfolios in Oncourse, or get them oriented to our new learning management system, Canvas.
If your class or group needs a training workshop, request it and we’ll offer it just for you.
IU Libraries are offering the chance to try some proposed electronic resources and tell them what you think. Visit the trials page and take a sneak peek at the new Libraries web site.
The GeoRef, Papers, and BiblioBoard trials are still going on.
Papers is a reference manager application. You can use it to collect and organize research materials in a variety of formats including email. Papers works on Mac, Windows, and iOS devices. Watch this video to get acquainted with Papers. The trial ends on July 31, 2014.
Biblioboard Library is a digital collection that explores books, images, articles, audio, and video throughout history. Current partners include the British Library, and Wake Forest University. It’s available for desktop, iPad, Android, Nexus, Galaxy, Nook, and Kindle Fire.
Learn all about these trials at the Libraries Electronic Resource Trials page.
The spring semester pilot program for Pluralsight has been extended through September 30, 2014!
Pluralsight recently acquired Digital Tutors, a leading provider of video-based courses on design topics such as video editing, multimedia, 3D rendering, Adobe applications, and much more. All pilot participants can access Digital Tutors training at no charge for the duration of the pilot!
While working on metrics for our web site, I discovered that by default you are only allowed to apply one filter per field when using a Pivot Table. So if you try to apply a second filter, the first filter will be removed. In good news, you can change the PivotTable Options and allow more than one filter to be applied to the same field.
Here is a video I found that shows specifically how to do this:
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.
In looking for a solution, I found some comments from other people having the same problem. They had come up with two options to solve the issue, either:
- Use a different browser like Firefox or Chrome
- Log out of Google+
Not sure why logging out of Google+ fixes the issue but I found it worked for me.