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Below you will find useful informational articles , including tips and tricks, how-to articles etc. Content is updated on a weekly basis.

Microsoft Office Learning Resources:

Your First PowerPoint Presentation
PowerPoint logoIn this article, you will be shown how to create your first presentation. Presentations consist of slides. Each slide can contain text, graphics, animations, and more. You’ll learn how to add slides, use the content placeholders, and add text to your presentation. Read more.

Using Tables in Microsoft Project
MS Project LogoMuch of the data the system holds can be entered and/or viewed in a table format. Project has predefined sets of columns (called tables) which display specific information. To apply a different table to a sheet view, click the View tab, click Tables, and then select the table you want to apply. Read more.

Modifying Page Breaks
MS Word LogoWord automatically determines where each page of a document should begin and end by inserting automatic page breaks. As you create and edit multipage documents, you might find that you need to manipulate the automatic page breaks. You can quickly create a manual (forced) page break by clicking the Page Break button in the Pages group on the Insert tab. Read more.

Running a Macro in Excel
Running an Excel MacroIf you perform certain opertations over and over in Excel, you can record a macro which stores all the steps, and when you run the macro it will automatically perform each step automatically save you a lot of manual repetitive work. Read more.

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Adobe Learning Resources:

Migrating & Archiving your Premiere Pro and After Effects Projects

Adobe Premiere Pro LogoFor video professionals and enthusiasts, Adobe Premiere and After Effects are two of the most popular weapons of choice when it comes to video editing, animating and/or compositing media. When you understand how each application handles its media, you come to realize that there are some interesting challenges when you wish to move your project to another system or archive it for future use. The following are some fool-proof ways you can safely move or store your projects without broken links and other related issues. Read more.

Using Conditional Text with Images in InDesign
InDesign logoConditional Text in InDesign is similar to Layer Comps in Photoshop. But in InDesign it is limited to text only. You can use conditional text with images by changing them to Inline Graphics. Read more.

Creative Pathways in Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CCTwo extremely fun and useful features that many Photoshop users tend to overlook are Fill and Stroke Path. Hidden in the depths of the Path Panel menu or accessing the functions through the hollow and solid circle shaped buttons at the bottom of the panel, Fill and Stroke Path offers users both real utility and creative benefits. Read more.

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Business and Softskill Resources:

How to Handle Critism
Common Body Language mistakesThis has to be the best advice of all time I first read in my teens from the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” written by Dale Carnegie. Certainly, there is an art to being diplomatic to win cooperation when giving criticism. When it comes to taking criticism, how do we know we are handling it well? Read more.

When is it okay not to tip?
Common Body Language mistakesWhat constitutes bad service? A bad attitude? A delay? A spill? A stupid question? Unless a rat runs over your food and they refuse to get you another plate, to express your dissatisfaction by by not tipping at all says more about your lack of class and education than those you decided to punish by not tipping. In this article we will cover why, how and when not to tip. Read more.

Prioritzing Time
Better manage your day with these 7 tipsTime management is about more than just managing our time; it is about managing ourselves, in relation to time. It is about setting priorities and taking charge. It means changing habits or activities that cause us to waste time. It means being willing to experiment with different methods and ideas to enable you to find the best way to make maximum use of time. Read more.

Holiday Party Etiquette
Dining EtiquetteThe movie Office Christmas Party is sure to give us plenty of laughs over what not to do at your holiday parties at the end of the year. Let’s take a moment to consider valuable tips to ensure you plan, show up and continue a positive impression on colleagues and clients you work with after all the feasting, drinking and Uber rides get you home after a great night out. Read more.

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Web Development Learning Resources:

Applying CSS Tags to HTML

Applying CSS TagsIn my HTML/CSS class at Training Connection we learn different ways of adding CSS styles to our HTML documents. There are benefits and drawbacks of each method available but first let's make sure we understand what a CSS Style is and why we use them. Read more.

JavaScript Variable Scopes
JavaScript VariablesYou know what a function is and you know how to create variables. But, did you know that a variable behaves differently when it is used inside a function? Specifically, we are talking about variable scope. No, not the mouthwash for variables, although sometimes I feel like my variables could use a good cleaning. We are talking about the scope, as in the range of the effect of a variable. Read more.

Creating a Full-Height Web Page Layout
HTML/CSS SpritesA common issue that comes up when creating web pages is what happens when the content on a page is smaller than the screen height. For example, take a look at the following simple layout: Read more.

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