Microsoft Word: To Track or Not to Track Changes

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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. You may find that both tiny details and big-picture edits cause you-and your reviewers-to want less tracking, not more. Deleting the space with Track Changes turned on will create a mark that looks like this: Power-Point. Making the change without tracking it is a good idea.

Writing & Grammar: Ways to Deal With Tracked Changes Aversion

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In my classes on editing with Word, I hear one complaint more than any other: "The people whose writing I am reviewing do not know how to use tracked changes." " "My boss hates tracked changes." " IconLogic reader Lia Scott adds, "Those who do attempt to use the online tracking often have difficulty following it--resulting in many double words, extra spaces and formatting issues. by Jennie Ruby.

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Adobe Presenter 9: Beginning Training

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Perhaps you need to add a quiz to the presentation and be able to track learner success? Adobe Presenter 9 allows you to transform your existing PowerPoint deck into eLearning complete with voiceover recordings, interactive objects, screen characters and videos. You will learn how to set up PowerPoint with slide notes that double as your voiceover script. Then you will learn how to record and edit voiceover audio.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

Voiceover for vision disability accessibility: We recorded voiceover content to help explain complex conceptual issues and maintained transcripts of the audio to include on every related page in each course. 3) Provide a Transcript for Voiceover Audio.

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Do your learners a favour: write like a human

Clive on Learning

We respond emotionally to the human characteristics exhibited by on-screen text and voiceover. When writing a voiceover script, however, or one that will be spoken as dialogue by actors, we are writing words that will be spoken.

Should you use a script for your systems training videos?


Screencasting is simply a technique for capturing your screen with voiceover and then sharing it online. Audio quality: If you write a script, you can outsource the voiceover to a professional voiceover artist – who will record your script in a professional studio.

Design Learning Experiences – Not Instructional Presentations

Origin Learning

I remember when the Word document was the all-powerful tool, the template for the storyboard with its neatly structured boxes/placeholders to add on-screen text, voiceover text, and instructions for the graphic designer all fine-tuned.

Microsoft Word: Customize the Status Bar

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When you are using Track Changes in MS Word, sometimes you need to turn the tracking off for a second to make some minor correction "off the record" and then quickly turn the tracking back on. But after a trip to the Home tab, or the Insert tab, or elsewhere to make an untracked correction, you have to return to the Review tab to turn Track Changes back on. Among them is TRK , a shortcut for turning Track Changes on and off. by Jennie Ruby.

Adobe Captivate: Sometimes a Smooth Mouse Path Isn't So Slick

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You could hear my voiceover audio and could see the mouse moving from point A to B," she said, "But the mouse was moving really, really slowly.

The Top 12 eLearning Authoring Tools (2019 Update)


The PowerPoint integration is a must-use feature for anyone with content in this format as it fast tracks your course creation process. The platform also enables you to easily organize all of your content within one system so you’ll never lose track of any of your assets.

Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

Always perform a soundcheck before you actually start recording your voiceovers. Using headphones is more or less a preference when it comes to voiceover recording.

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Corporate Training Tip #3: Give Video Feedback on Designs

Visual Lounge

Sounds like you’re on the right track! Instead of writing down which section of your training stakeholders suggest you edit, they can record a video with voiceover and callouts to point out exactly what they didn’t understand, and why.

Writing & Grammar: Where Did My Name Go?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

He had carefully followed the procedure for protecting the document for tracked changes, and he had sent it to four people. Was it possible that changing the screen colors for tracked changes to something other than "By Author" had somehow erased the identifying information? We were, however, on the right track now. Got any weird track changes behaviors? Tips or tricks for tracking changes? by Jennie Ruby.

Keeping Video Content Up To Date

Visual Lounge

Keeping the audio and video content on separate tracks allows content creators to replace or change just one element without affecting the other. Many multi-track video editor offer an option to separate audio and video clips if they are initially combined on the timeline.

Qarbon Camtasia and Adobe Captivate

Tony Karrer

Also every screen would have audio (voiceover with my voice) accompanying it. And I may eventually, but not initially, want to be able to track them under an LMS, i.e., have SCORM tracking. Question from a reader, hoping you can provide your thoughts: I am in the process of selecting an elearning tool that is easy to use, quick to create the demos and does not bloat the file size much.

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eLearning Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Edition


eLearning developers love technology…unfortunately technology comes with a lot of cables and cords to keep track of. Desktop microphone for voiceovers and more ($99). Stumped on what to get the eLearning developer in your life? Holiday gift buying doesn’t need to be stressful!

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Soundscapes for elearning

Sponge UK

Voiceovers and audio recordings often make up part of the content, however, it’s equally important to be aware of the whole soundscape that your elearning will exist in and create. Rather than adding extra value, the track is integral to the training.

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A guide to the essential skills and experience for a modern elearning team


Progress tracking and reporting – to stakeholders who need it. Risk management – proactively uncovers risks and manages them, with the team, to keep projects on track. Voiceovers.

Writing & Grammar: Editing in the Cloud

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You send your document to multiple recipients and ask them to review it using Track Changes. For this kind of review, each of your reviewers must have a compatible version of Word and have a basic knowledge of how to use Track Changes.  What is good about this kind of review is that the document stays in Word, rather than being converted to PDF, and Word's Track Changes feature is absolutely the best for tracking precise changes to text. by Jennie Ruby.

From flat to phat: New Camtasia feature drops the needle on screencasts

Visual Lounge

Click on the new effect option, Rap-ify – and after a short re-render process, your video will be updated with a new music style makeover – music, voiceover, and general look and feel all will be updated. .

9 Tips to Create Engaging Microlearning Content


Cut down on unnecessary voiceovers. On the trainer side, quizzes help identify which are the areas learners are lagging behind in and accordingly the trainer could adjust their approach by tracking the progress of individual learners. Reading Time: 4 minutes What is M icrolearning ?

Writing & Grammar: So Many Commas, So Little Time

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

New songs include the following tracks : " Coins for the Canopy " , " Ice Room Graffiti " , and " The Figurine " Carol Ansorge also asked whether it is really okay to introduce a bullet list with no colon. Jennie teaches two writing classes: Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts and eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts. by Jennie Ruby. Are you guilty of overusing commas? If so, you're not alone.

Writing & Grammar: A Brief History of Editing

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I still meet editors who have never tracked a change or typed a comment in Word. I still hear this complaint now about Word's tracked changes, but when the alternative is some people's handwriting, the underlines, strikethroughs and balloons suddenly look a little better. One of the last problems to be solved in tracked changes was how to mark text that was moved. Are you using Word's track changes? by Jennie Ruby.

How to Write a Script for a Video (With a Free Template!)

Visual Lounge

I’ll walk you through just one example of a script that works particularly well for screen recording videos, animations, and videos that are mostly voiceover. Most of all, it will keep you on track and make your message clear. Have you ever tried to write a script?

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

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Here some examples illustrating the problem:   TO: FROM: SUBJECT:   How to Set Tracking Options : You can adjust the space between words by setting your tracking options.     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. by Jennie Ruby. "And do not underline the colon at the end of a heading."

mysimpleshow VS. Presentation Tools


The tool is feature rich which can cause beginners to become confused and quickly lose track of their work. Once on a local machine, users can create basic videos with voiceovers, only if they are self-recorded or uploaded.

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50 Tips for Better Video

Visual Lounge

Use checklists to keep track of what needs to be done, and help you stay on track. For videos that don’t feature people, record voiceovers first. Use your own voice for voiceovers. A few hours before recording voiceovers, put down the coffee (no milk chugging, either)!

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22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos


People, objects, and products can be automatically identified with a hotspot, and the motion of the object can be tracked as it moves in the scene. After that, you add your photos, videos (you can capture video from within the app) and audio files (insert or record a voiceover).

Learning From the World’s Biggest Brands, How to Consult, and Scaling Up a Niche Course Subscription Platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync


So, voiceover is used pretty much everywhere. You get people doing voiceover for ads. So, [inaudible 00:02:51] has been in the business of working with lots of big brands and gaming industries and games is another key part of voiceover. And he does The X Factor voiceover here.

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 1

Your Training Edge

The basic frameworks that support MOOCs are learning management systems (LMSs), which are essentially systems for organizing and delivering content, administering assessments, and tracking learner progress. Other video tools include films, whiteboard animations, voiceover PowerPoint presentations, and Prezi presentations – you name it, your MOOC can handle it. Just in case you’ve been under a rock lately, here is a news update: the nature of training is changing, and fast!

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

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Use Less Audio I'm a huge fan of adding audio effects and voiceover audio to a lesson. However, you will now have to keep track of the resources and ensure they are stored in the same folder as the main SWF or they won't appear in your published lesson. by Kevin Siegel.

Why your Business needs an LMS for Performance Support


You can make it more impactful by adding a background voiceover. You can use the SCORM-based packaging to keep a track of the learner’s performance via assessments. Are you aware how do employees in an organization learn?

Quiz Design: Recognizing Types of Learning

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The ability to activate the Track Changes command in Microsoft Word. Jennie also teaches  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts. by Jennie Ruby  Many of us start writing a quiz when we are sitting in front of our quiz-making software, and the software asks us whether we want a multiple-choice question or a true/false.

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5 tips for storytelling in elearning (video & example)


Track where they go next, then dangle the next suggested pieces of content before them. Why stories are so important for learning, why we shouldn’t be scared of longer-form content, and why you don’t need to be J.K. Rowling to create some magic.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

In this case, I’m selecting the SigmaTel sound card, which takes input from the microphone that I’m going to use to record some voiceover narration. Similarly, uncheck the "Play other tracks while recording new one” option (unless you’re Les Paul or Mary Ford ).