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Online Design with Canva

I recently gave two classes concerning desktop publishing using an online application: App Alternatives - Desktop Publishing and Creating an Infographic.  The online application is called Canva and it helps you create and edit designs for a variety of items such as posters, social media images, pamphlets, infographics and the list goes on. Canva offers a basic free account for you to use and it also provides a multitude of graphics, [...]

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Sections & Page Numbering in Word

Working with sections and pagination in Word can be a bear! It takes practice and paying attention to details. The two main steps to using sections and pagination are: Creating the sections and then creating the page numbers.  Here are a few documents to help you with the process. Click on the links or images to download the PDF documents. Word Sections: What You Need to Know   Word Sections: [...]

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How to Save Your Files Automatically More Often in Word

Change Your AutoRecover Settings in Office Programs When you’re creating a document and your computer crashes for any number of reasons, you have to appreciate the AutoRecover feature in MS Word and other Office programs.  This feature works in the background to automatically save documents you are working on in the event a crash does happen and then you can recover the document you were working on. Unfortunately, the auto [...]

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Color Picking Tools

ColorPic Did you ever seen a color that you liked and wish you could reproduce it .. exactly?  For instance, you have a logo with multiple tones and hues and you want to match one of the colors in it to use in a subheading in your document. Or maybe you’re creating a text overlay on an image and you want to pull out one of the colors in the graphic [...]

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Linked-In Tips and Infographic

I noticed recently that Bard Works is back again at Bard College. The program offers students valuable career tools for when they graduate. This reminds me that Linked-In is part of the new job-hunt - it's a business oriented social media network, but it has many other uses. If you have a job, own a business or are seeking new work, you might give Linked-In a try. Linked-In offers you [...]

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The Ways You’re Making Your Computer Worse

Most people aren't computer technicians; the average person doesn't have the know-how or maybe even the time to keep their computer running safely, securely and well, "well". The article "13 Ways You're Making Your Computer Worse" (about.com) gives you some real answers to common computer questions and some easy ways to manage your computer and stop sabotaging it by following some basic rules of thumb. I went through this [...]

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Working with Bard Sympa Mailing Lists – Video Tutorials

 Adding and Removing Owners Bulk Adding/Removing Subscribers      

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Image Editing with Microsoft Picture Manager / PC

We all create images with our cellphones and our cameras and then proceed to slap them places on the internet or send them to people via email. Sometimes we’d like to touch those pictures up a bit or crop them; more often then not we should be sizing them appropriately for certain spaces, but we don’t know how. Photoshop often comes to mind at this juncture, but for so many [...]

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Wunderlist: Making To-Do Lists that Work for You

I'm a list maker. I may not be a mover or a shaker but, Dang it, I always have things to do and I like making To-Do lists. While I don't mind using Tasks in my Outlook program for regular To-Dos, or Out of Milk for a quick grocery list, I found that I wanted something more efficient and separate when it came to less routine lists for things like [...]

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