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Customizing a PowerPoint


Sometimes you may wish to customize a theme with special fonts, bullets, graphics so that you don’t have to reformat an entire presentation.  By customizing the slide master, changes that you make will appear throughout the entire presentation.  This video shows how to customize the font and/or bullets, add a graphic (such as a logo to brand the presentation).

Shutterfly – sharing photos


For those of you who enjoy creating albums,  you may not realize different ways to share photos on Shutterfly’s website – you can share the albums, projects created as well as create a PDF of an album, share photos, and more.  This way you can share a photo album online – Shutterfly of course hopes viewers will either order photos or copies of your album.  This 6 minute video goes over a few of these topics.

Definition of Success


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

Windows 10 – pin folder to start screen


if you have a multitude of folders and only use a a couple with frequency, this time saving (less than 2 minute) video will give you near-instant access to the data.

Excel – Grouping Worksheets


Grouping worksheets in Excel can be a very powerful help – in this video example, we need to put the same footer on 5 worksheets – rather than doing it 5 times, we group the sheets and create the footer.

If you need to add data to a specific cell, it will appear in every cell that is in the group.  However, if you don’t want that to happen, make sure that you UNGROUP the sheets or you can end up with a disaster!

To group sheets, hold down the CTRL key while selecting each sheet.

To ungroup sheets, right click in any of the grouped tabs and select ungroup.

InDesign – add color in back of text box


Sometimes you want a tint to the background to a text box in an InDesign publication – this 2 minute video shows you how

Restore an old photo with Photoshop (also works with Elements)


Sometimes you may have an old, torn photo that has considerable sentimental or intrinsic value.  After scanning (I typically use 300 DPI), you can use features including clone, quick selection, magnetic lasso, and other features to make the photo more than acceptable – this video demonstrates the features including a few extras.