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Add text quickly and efficiently into an InDesign document


This 5 minute video shows you how to add text almost instantly to several pages in an InDesign document.  A few other shortcuts of working with large Word documents with styles, etc. is also included.  Pages will be added (if necessary) to the InDesign document  as well as flowing beautifully from one column to another.

Thumbnails of PSD, etc. files in Windows


Many of us use Photoshop and Elements on the PC.

It is great to be able to see what a Photoshop (PSD) file looks like before you open it, especially when you have a lot of files you may need to edit.  I don’t know how well they’ll work with Windows 10 which is coming out the end of July.

You can download Sagethumbs
(Windows 7 and earlier only)

And MysticThumbs :
(Works great in Windows 8, 32 and 64bit)

HUGE timesaver!

Decrap your photos – part 2


Often a mediocre photo can be salvaged into something great! However, sometimes you need to know when to just plain give up. This video is from classes that are taught in Fairfield County on photography and retouching of photos. This class covers vignetting, lighting, and a few useful tips for Photoshop & Photoshop Elements. With Picasa, you may find a basic features that can be used.

Excel – AND OR statements


These are logical statements that will return the answer of TRUE or FALSE. You can have up to 255 conditions to do this!

What this basically does is if you need to meet any one condition in this list (OR), it will say FALSE.
If you want every condition to be met, it is AND.

This video shows you how it is done. Video is in Excel 2013 and is applicable to any version of Excel. Instructions on how to type this out (very simple) if you’re using the Mac are also included.

Posting, Sharing and Saving Photos inexpensively


For those of you who take pictures, smugmug is a wonderful way to share – you can literally get rid of the storage on your computer and just upload them.  In addition, prints can be ordered by your or whomever you share the site with.  They have several levels – a basic one for about $40/year with unlimited storage.  There are fancier ones where you can obtain revenue on the prints that are sold – in essence you can have your own

You can also get a 20% discount (unsure if it is all of the time) if a friend of yours gives you a recommendation.  it’s easy to use.

American based, the only detriment is that they do not have telephone support yet will answer (very promptly) any email that you send them.

Decrap your photos! (many times a picture can be salvaged!)


Often a mediocre photo can be salvaged into something great!  This video is from classes that are taught in Fairfield County on photography and retouching of photos.  This class covers many more topics in this demonstration class.  Although this was done in Photoshop, many of these techniques can be used with Elements and even Picasa!  If you add a comment or a question on this post, I will advise when the next class will be taking place.

 

Create autotext in Word (2007, 2010, 2013)


To save the time of typing Very Long Company Name, you can just type in vlcn and it will “magically” appear.  See this video to see how to add names, lengthy sentences and more with this feature.  It is a huge time saver .

 

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