PowerPoint 2010: Turn Off Picture Compression

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  Here is how to turn off picture compression: In PowerPoint, choose  File > Options  to open the PowerPoint Options dialog box. by AJ George  You may not realize it but PowerPoint is lowering the quality of the images in your presentations.

PowerPoint 2010: Change the Picture, Keep the Animation

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From the Ribbon, select Picture Tools Format > Adjust > Change Picture. Note: You can also right-click the image and choose Change Picture.). From the Insert Picture dialog box, you will be able to select the new picture. by AJ George. You've just completed a very slick PowerPoint presentation. On one slide you have an image fade in. After it fades in, it pulses for emphasis. After it pulses, text appears above.

PowerPoint 2010: Using the Shape Union & Subtract Tools for eLearning

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Over the last two weeks I've introduced PowerPoint 2010's Shape Union and Shape Subtract tools.     The goal is to have each of the puzzle pieces illustrate a potentially missing piece to the overall productivity picture. by AJ George.

Using People Pictures in eLearning

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Sometimes it is very effective to add people pictures to your online courses. Below are a few simple examples and layouts for using cut-out people pictures in eLearning. The pictures are copied into PowerPoint using pre-build eLearning course styles. (A

Apple missing the small picture

Clark Quinn

I’ve previously discussed the fight between Apple and Adobe about Flash (e.g. here ), but I had a realization that I think is important. What I was talking about before was the potential to create a market place beyond text, graphics, and media, and to start capitalizing on learning interactivity. What was needed was a cross-platform capability. Which Apple is blocking, for interactivity. Apple allows cross-platform media players, whether hyperdocs (c.f.

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Cutout People Pictures for eLearning Development

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Do you ever need eLearning clipped out people photos for your courses? You’re in luck! We’ve shot the same models in dozens of poses and removed the background so you can create your own scenarios. Each eLearning clipped out people photo pack can easily be used within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Flash, PowerPoint and many more). See the People Cutout Images.

Predictions for 2010

Clark Quinn

I’m hoping that organizations will start taking a more serious approach to a broad picture of learning. eLearning Mag publishes short predictions for the year from a variety of elearning folks, and I thought I’d share and elaborate on what I put in: I’m hoping this will be the ‘year of the breakthrough’. Several technologies are poised to cross the chasm: social tools, mobile technologies, and virtual worlds.

Screencast of the Week - Picture-in-Picture for Whiteboard Recordings!

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And, the Picture-In-Picture (PIP) option in Camtasia makes screencasts lively and shows off the presenter's personality. There are a couple elements that can make screencasts interesting and engaging. Motion from drawing on the screen with something like a Tablet PC or Wacom tablet make a screencast dynamic and can focus viewers attention. Typically PIP usually shows a webcam recording or sometimes an image.

Wordcamp 2010

Jay Cross

No, there weren’t any pictures, just lots of visitors.). Conference hosts should take a lesson or two from Matt Mullenweg. Today’s Wordcamp San Francisco was simply great. Great line-up of speakers. Glorious weather.

Instructional Design: Becoming Part of the Big Picture

Dashe & Thomson

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

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October 2010 did not disappoint! 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. October 25, 2010 Open for use?

PowerPoint 2010: Use Video Bookmarks to Trigger Animations

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Add the text ( Insert > Text Box ), shape ( Insert > Shape ), or image ( Insert > Pictur e) you would like to appear at this bookmarked spot of the video.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part IV

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Removing Stock Image Backgrounds If you have Microsoft Office 2010, you can use the new Background Removal feature found in PowerPoint, Word and Outlook to remove backgrounds easily. You don't need to have Microsoft Office 2010 to remove stock image backgrounds. by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

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by AJ George  A recent  question in the Microsoft Office forums  inquired about the process of animating a picture in PowerPoint so that it came onto the slide piece by piece--like a puzzle.

Great ending to 2010

Jay Cross

These two absinthe drinkers are a new addition to the permanent collection: I’d been looking for a good Cezanne on which to vertify Jonah Lehrer’s hypothesis that the artist left paintings purposefully unfinished to enable the viewer to complete the picture.

Adobe Captivate 5: One Masterful Slide

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In the picture below, I added a logo to the lower right of the master slide. by Kevin Siegel Ever needed to display an object across several or all of your Captivate project slides? Me too! The good news is that there is more than one way to accomplish the task.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

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Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?” - Dont Waste Your Time , September 10, 2010 As a follow-up to my (successful?)

Adobe Captivate 4: Hide and Seek

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Position rolloverNumber1's Slidelet over the first picture. Place rolloverNumber2's Slidelet over the second picture. After the student rolls over the first picture, you need to activate rolloverNumber2. by Lori Smith.

Adobe Captivate 4: Brand Your Table of Contents (TOC)

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by Kevin Siegel One of the easiest ways to personalize your project (with your picture or company logo) is to add a TOC to the project and then add an image to the TOC.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part V

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Then right-click the group and choose Save as Picture. by AJ George.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

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July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

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Stock Photos for eLearning

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Online Training and eLearning: Are You Helping to Save the World?

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Take a look at the picture below. by AJ George If you're using eLearning or attending your classes online, you just might be helping to save the world. without even thinking about it.

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PowerPoint Presentations: The Right to Bear Slides

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Before   After:   Use Full Bleed Pictures If you want to really make a statement with your image, resist the temptation to slap it on a slide alongside your text.

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Adobe Captivate 4: Crop It!

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In the picture below, my goal was to crop most of the pink bucket out of the image. by Kevin Siegel I've been teaching Captivate for years. One of my favorite parts of any class is showing features of the software that even veteran developers of the program did not know were available.

Adobe Captivate 4: Got a Sizing Problem? Let Captivate Fix It!

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Here's the challenge: you'd like to make the buttons shown in the picture below match the size of the widest button. by Kevin Siegel. You've got three text buttons on a slide.

PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Give a Presentation From Your iPod

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When the Send to iPhoto dialog box opens, ensure your options match the picture below. by AJ George You want to pitch a sale to the CEO of a large company, Billy Bigshot. Problem is, Mr. Bigshot is, well, a bigshot.

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March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

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March 1, 2010 to April 1, 2010. The Social Media Bubble - HarvardBusiness.org , March 23, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Augmented Reality – Explained by Common Craft - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , March 23, 2010. Why HTML5 is worth your time - OReilly Radar , March 15, 2010. The Ethical Dog - Scientific American , March 19, 2010.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle, Part II

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by AJ George  Last week  I showed you how to animate a picture in PowerPoint so that it came in as a puzzle, piece by piece. That was cool.

eLearning & mLearning: Using Color in Learning, Part II

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They were later shown the same images mixed with new images and asked to indicate whether or not they had seen each picture. by AJ George.   Last week I went over how colors affect mood and how implementing certain color stories into your learning courses can encourage (or discourage) participation. This week I am going to shift away from how color affects mood and focus on how color affects retention and learning.

Writing & Grammar: Understanding Elliptical Sentences

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by Jennie Ruby When I first heard the term elliptical sentence , I pictured a sentence that went around in an oblong circle. And that is not far from the truth. These sentences do sometimes end just where they began. By doing so, they help us determine correct pronoun case, decide whether to use than or from, and save us from undue wordiness. The word elliptical actually does not refer to the shape of the sentence, but rather to the concept of ellipsis: leaving something out.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part I

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Amaël Arguel and Eric Jamet ran a set of experiments entitled " Using Video and Static Pictures to Improve Learning of Procedural Contents ," in which the successful use of both static and dynamic images was acknowledged and then expanded upon. by AJ George If you're a habitual blog reader, then you've already been made privy to my foray into the effective use of fonts and some font resources.

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Mind Mapping

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If thoughts occur to you in pictures, sketch rather than write them. by Jennie Ruby Circles, boxes, and lines on large paper have long been the tools of writers in search of an outline. Add colors, sketches, faces, and numbers, and you have a writing tool called mind mapping. Mind mapping is a way to get your thoughts, plans, and ideas from abstract and random to concrete and organized. The pressure to write an outline in list form can block your thoughts.

Microsoft Word: To Track or Not to Track Changes

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You may find that both tiny details and big-picture edits cause you-and your reviewers-to want less tracking, not more. Big-picture or substantive edits such as moving blocks of text may also not be ideal candidates for tracking changes. by Jennie Ruby Track Changes in Microsoft Word is an indispensible tool for editing, but it is not the best tool for the job in every editorial situation.

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A beautiful new year to you all

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My house looks like a Christmas picture. It’s a beautiful ending of 2010, I hope for all of you that 2011 will be at least as beautiful! Yes we have a white Christmas in the Netherlands.

Adobe RoboHelp 8: eLearning & Help Join Forces

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You know the old saying: "A picture is worth a thousand words." by Kevin Siegel When I teach my RoboHelp class , one of the RoboHelp features that most excites my students is RoboHelp's ability to import eLearning lessons published by Adobe Captivate. In this age of visual communication, incorporating interactive eLearning with your help content just makes sense.

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