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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Happy New Year! (or is it New Year's?)

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  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. That is why it is always capitalized. with no fear about the apostrophes!

Writing & Grammar: Can I Change the Appearance of Balloons in Word 2007?

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. Short answer: yes. Most other balloon settings are found in the Track Changes Options dialog box.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Would vs. Will

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     Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.   About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Would you use sentence a or sentence b below?  

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Editing with Acrobat: Get the Comment Pane's Numbers to Match Acrobat's Page Numbers

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending Jennie's  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. Jennie also teaches the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts  and the Complete Review of Grammar  class.        About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Infinitives and Who versus Whom

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    Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.   About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. To be , to think , to ski , and so on. Writing & Grammar

Writing & Grammar: Should I Put a Comma after But?

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    Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending Jennie's  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. Jennie also teaches the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts  and the Complete Review of Grammar  class.   " Issie Lapowsky, "Electric Paradise?" " Inc.   "We did do market research, because we needed the validation of "experts" to raise money. But personally, I didn't need it."

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

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Link to site & all the articles CONTENT DEVELOPMENT: The Difference It Offers To Learning Effectiveness (PDF 149 KB. By Zaid Ali Alsagoff) The International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society was a fantastic adventure that has hopefully made me a bit wiser about education and e-learning. Pre-Conference workshop: How to make good eLearning work Tuesday (8-3-2004): Sadly, I missed the first half of the pre-conference, due to my late arrival from Malaysia. Develop your e-Learning Product. We need to be wiser in content development. LearNET).

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

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Link to site & all the articles CONTENT DEVELOPMENT: The Difference It Offers To Learning Effectiveness (PDF 149 KB. By Zaid Ali Alsagoff) The International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society was a fantastic adventure that has hopefully made me a bit wiser about education and e-learning. Pre-Conference workshop: How to make good eLearning work Tuesday (8-3-2004): Sadly, I missed the first half of the pre-conference, due to my late arrival from Malaysia. Develop your e-Learning Product. We need to be wiser in content development. LearNET).

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

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  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Then say those things instead. Let's try that on another example.

Writing & Grammar: Where Did My Name Go?

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In Word 2003, that function is found under Tools > Options > User Information. In Word 2007, that is found under Office Button > Word Options > Popular. Some of his reviewers were working in Word 2003. If they had all been working in Word 2007, I would then have guessed that someone along the way had used the Inspect Document tool to remove all personal information from the document. But the reviewers in question were using 2003, so there was no way anyone had used that tool. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Who is Who (or is it Whom?)

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    Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.     About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Who's Who books do have their grammar right.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do I Have to Repeat "a" or "the" in a List?

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    Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Do we need the word the before every item? needed for the project.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Who versus Whom

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  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. If the word who/m is the subject of any verb, the choice is who.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

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It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. For this post, I’d like to recap the evolution of authoring tools and talk about how Direct-to-WEB (D2W), Digitec’s cloud-based rapid eLearning authoring tool, has been designed to address these needs. Although this made eLearning infinitely more user-friendly to create, it came at a price. Authoring Tools Find Balance with Rapid eLearning. The Rise of Authoring Tools.

Writing & Grammar: Do I Italicize the Comma After an Italic Word?

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    Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending Jennie's  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. Jennie also teaches the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts  and the Complete Review of Grammar  class.   by Jennie Ruby. "And do not underline the colon at the end of a heading." " I found myself saying to a classroom full of document preparation specialists at a large government agency. Which do you do?

Writing & Grammar: Politics, Religion. and Hyphenation

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. And Merriam-Webster is a permanently hyphenated compound word.

Microsoft Word: Customize the Status Bar

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  In Word 2003 (and earlier versions), grayed-out shortcuts line the status bar at the bottom of the screen. In Word 2007 or 2010, the Track Changes shortcut appears at first to be absent, but if you right-click the status bar, you get a menu in which you can choose to add the Track Changes shortcut. The Macro Recording shortcut allows you to start and stop recording without a trip to the View or Developer tab.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? by Jennie Ruby.

Editing the Custom Dictionary in Word and PowerPoint

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  To delete a word from the Custom dictionary, in Word or PowerPoint 2007 click the Office Button, and at the lower right of the menu, click Word Options or PowerPoint Options.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class.

Grammar Workshop: i.e. versus e.g. and such as versus like

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. But how to introduce the interruption is something many writers are shaky on. Should I use e.g.?

Writing & Grammar: Understanding Elliptical Sentences

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. And that is not far from the truth. These sentences do sometimes end just where they began.

Little Known Ways to Create Your Own Graphics Using PowerPoint - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. September 3rd, 2007. If you follow Sweller’s cognitive load theory , then you understand that the graphics in your elearning course are very important and play a large role in its effectiveness. changed the content on her flip chart, taking her from boring corporate drone to brilliant elearning consultant. build a lot of my elearning courses in PowerPoint and publish with Articulate Presenter. By ungrouping and modifying existing clip art, you have the ability to make custom images to fit the needs of your elearning course.

Writing & Grammar: Introducing an Acronym

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. That is pretty standard. In this case, I recommend a backwards introduction.

Writing & Grammar: Less than or Fewer?

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. So what is it about amounts of money and time that is confusing?

Microsoft Word: To Track or Not to Track Changes

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Although newer versions of Word (2007 and beyond) track and link moved text, you still have to first move, then edit the text to see any tracked changes within the moved text.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. You may find that both tiny details and big-picture edits cause you-and your reviewers-to want less tracking, not more.

Writing & Grammar: A Brief History of Editing

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When I started developing procedures for electronic editing in the 1980s, no word processor had a method for showing the changes to be made to a document. Up through Word 2003, moved text appeared as deleted in one place and inserted in another. Word 2007 and 2010 solve that with an elegant green double-strikethrough and double-underline format with links between the moved from and moved to locations. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? by Jennie Ruby. But the gap is closing. Acrobat's text edits?

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Is It Website or Web Site?

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  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. And I was able to verify that smart phone does not need to be capitalized.

Grammar Workshop: Can I start a Sentence With "This"?

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. The only possible origin of such a rule is the problem of the unclear antecedent.

Writing & Grammar: On Teaching Grammar and Soccer

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  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. " "The verb must match the subject in person and in number." " And so on.

Writing & Grammar: Do You Know Your Dashes?

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by Jennie Ruby. I was helping a group of editors develop Word macros to correct punctuation problems when I was stymied about a punctuation mark they spoke of: the "double-dot." Aside from the anthropological observation that groups working in isolation will eventually develop a unique dialect of their own, I pondered the inefficiency of making up your own vocabulary for common items. " Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.

Writing & Grammar: Of Hooks and Ladders

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But these symbols have a huge limitation: Many designers, layout artists, and eLearning producers don't know them. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby Proofreading is a quality control check of text and layout that many of us are asked to do with little or no training. The text reads: tooth paste. And you want: toothpaste.

Writing & Grammar: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Here are two modifier problems I have encountered recently.

Writing & Grammar: "If I Were" or "If I Was?"

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. How many times have you heard someone say "If I was you"?

Writing & Grammar: Tiny Questions that Drive Writers to Distraction

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby Do I use a or an before the word historic ? Do I use everybody or everyone ? How do I know?

Writing & Grammar: Make Your Own Style Sheets and Feel the Awesome Power!

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.   About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Should I use italics for those? The decisions are arbitrary.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: More on Funny. or Not

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. Tags: eLearning mLearning Writing & Grammar hope you can join me.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Funny? Do You Think That's Funny?

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And I developed a smile, if not a chuckle, from this bit from Susannah Gardner and Shane Birley's Blogging for Dummies : "No matter what your teenager tells you, there is absolutely no requirement that you must write your blog while wearing your pajamas. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. eLearning Scripts class. Tags: eLearning mLearning Writing & Grammar Can the use of humor help?

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Recasting Sentences for Clarity and Emphasis

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a 3-hour, online class later this week called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. Tags: eLearning mLearning Writing & Grammar Take this problem sentence: It is [I, me] who [demand/demands] a change in the rules.