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80% of success is being on time.  (Woody Allen)


Word – mail merge

With the holidays coming up, you may be writing some letters, addressing some envelopes or need to create labels.  The methodology has been the same since version 2002 – 15 years now!  Some things do stay the same (whew)!

Please note that if you have a list in Excel and the zip codes begin with a 0, (which you formatted as a zip code in Excel), save the file as a CSV (comma separated value) – the 0 won’t appear yet it will appear correctly in the merged document.

Un-Ugly a Word Document

Have you ever seen a document (typically done in Word) that looked like a ransom note?  And you got it from your boss, coworker, a client, or a combination of all the above?  And they need it cleaned up asap – between fonts, text moving all over the place, etc.  Fear not!  This video tutorial shows a few tips on how to save the day!

Excel 2016 – mixed references

Understanding absolute and relative references in Excel is critical.  You can either lock in a cell address in a formula with the F4 key (PC) or CMT T (mac).  You can also lock in a row or a column.  Video details this:

Access – create a customized form

This demonstrates creating a form that is customized with fonts, colors, and re-ordering data entry form as well as repositioning the data fields for legibility. This will work with earlier versions such as 2013.

How to sell your photographs online and turn your hobby into a Passive Income?

This has a lot of useful information for those of you wishing to commercialize your hobby.

Hi Everyone,

Photography is big business these days. Web designers, application developers, graphic designers, advertisers, publishers, marketers, bloggers, broadcasters and a lot businesses generally use images for their websites, digital magazines and mobile application as a fundamental marketing materials.

On the other hand, people purchase artwork for their homes. All of these photos need to come from somewhere. As a freelance photographer, you have numerous options to sell your photos online. And this can be a great way to create passive income that earns while you’re working on other things.

What Kind of Photos Do People Want to Buy?

Right now, one of the biggest consumers of online photography are bloggers and website owners and applications developers. Every piece of content created from blog posts to social media updates needs an attractive image.

To identify what an attractive image could be you need to identify what photography categories that are…

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Watermark your photos in Photoshop

If you wish to protect your photos from being “stolen” on the internet or in social media, you can add a watermark.  Of course you’ll have to be diligent in following up to catch the perpetrators.

The video is done in Photoshop CS6, this applies to earlier and current versions of the program.  A few tips on how to protect your photo from being cleaned up are included in this video.

This process is very simple and can be done by anyone with access to the program.

Windows Movie Maker – still useful!

Windows Movie  Maker has been around a long time – you can still download it on newer Windows computers – if you do an online search, you can find it.  It is user friendly and you can do a show with a soundtrack, transitions, title, and much more very quickly and efficiently.