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
In 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
Much 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
Word 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
If 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:
Creating a Spot Color effect in Premiere Pro
The spot color effect is when everything on the screen is in black and white except for a certain color.
This effect can be done with both stills and video. Read more.
Using Conditional Text with Images in InDesign
Conditional 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.
Getting to know the Photoshop Interface
In this article, you will familiarize yourself with the Adobe Photoshop interface. Also covered are Preferences, Shortcuts, Workspaces and Menu Customization. Read more.
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Business and Softskill Resources:
How to Handle Critism
This 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?
What 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.
Time 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.
Business Dining Rules
Conducting business over meals is a great way to build business relationships. Meals make for a more casual atmosphere compared to offices, and are therefore more conducive for a relaxed discussion. In this module, we would discuss some of the etiquette rules when dining with business associates such as understanding place setting, etiquette rules while eating, and ways to avoid sticky situations. Read more.
Web Development Learning Resources:
Applying CSS Tags to HTML
In 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.
You 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
A 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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