Recently I have been converting word documents that had transcripts in tables. In order to make the documents more presentable I wanted to take the text from the tables and utilise as regular text in the document. This initially meant quite a bit of cutting and pasting. After a few errors were I cut the… Continue reading #709 Extract text from a table
The Morph transition allows you to animate smooth movement from one slide to the next – without the need for motion paths and animations. A top tip is to duplicate a slide and drag elements around. Here is a very quick demonstration of moving a shape in PowerPoint using the duplicating slide method. Remember to… Continue reading #706 PowerPoint: Try the new Morph transition
Visor is a browser extension that enables you to overlay colours onto webpages and adjust the contrast if you need to for reading purposes. Recently we had a short course with an accessibility requirement to provide materials on pastel-coloured backgrounds. Using Visor in the browser enabled the student to access the online materials without having… Continue reading #704 Visor: Coloured overlays for reading webpages
In this video, we show you how to add new fonts on a Windows computer. It’s really easy. You download the font you want and then drag and drop it in Settings.
In this video, I’m going to show you three quick things in MS video (some old, some new):
Convert is a cool little feature in the Draw ribbon in PowerPoint. It converts your drawings with a stylus or mouse into text, a shape or a mathematics symbol. Here is a quick video to show you how… Also, a big shout out to the #1minuteCPD team on publishing 700 minutes of CPD. That’s over… Continue reading #700 Convert Ink to Text/Shape/Math in PowerPoint
You can make quick image adjustments directly in Google Docs without having to use an external editor. You can crop, rotate and resize images very easily. You can make some colour, transparency, brightness and contrast adjustments directly in the editor. Photo by Firmbee.com on Unsplash
This is a really handy, free tool that you can use to easily make the background of your image transparent. Really useful if you don’t have access to Photoshop and you need to make some quick edits.
Okay so it’s a little bug bear of mine… When I see people shooting video on their phone in portrait mode. It’s so much better if you just rotate your phone for viewing video / recording video and also taking certain photographs – otherwise you can end up with the black bar syndrome. Any black… Continue reading #693 Flip it (Your phone)
If you have created Closed Captions for your video in Camtasia, but you want the captions to always be visible and cannot be turned off by the viewer, then you have the option to select Burned In Caption. Watch this video to show you how…