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How to Make a PDF of an Entire Website

One day you may need to print out an entire website, or email it someone to make notes. The old way was printing each page one by one and hoping you got all of the links. Yet, there is a better way if you own Adobe Acrobat. First, fire up Adobe Acrobat and go to…

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FIX: Displaying the Wrong "From" on iPad Email

Question Hi Lena. Recently my iPad 2 started inserting “iPad” in “From” field, when I send from iPad as opposed to laptop. This has caused some problems with people thinking messages are Spam. Do you know how I can fix this so my ATT.net appears instead? Answer Fire up your iPad an go to Settings…

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WordPress: Display Images in Sidebar

Question I was looking for an image link plugin for widgets when I found your post on linking images, but I need advice on how to link images in widgets(using the html for the image). I found a title link plugin, but the only image link plugin I could find warns that it is out of…

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What is bleed? My printer asked for it.

Question What is bleed? My printer asked for it when I gave them my brochure file. Answer When you send your brochure to the printer, they print it on much larger pieces of paper than the finished size of your brochure. They do this for a variety of reasons: Printing several brochures at the same…

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So You Want to be a Graphic Designer?

This week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a student from a high school in Illinois, who was doing a research paper on jobs they might want after graduation. What kinds of things do you design? I design things related to the internet (Web sites, banners, eblasts, etc.), and just about anything on…

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How to Personalize Your Facebook Fan Page Web Address

Question How can I change my Facebook Fan Page to be easier to remember? It’s all full of numbers. I can’t remember it. Answer As you may have realized, when you create a fan page in Facebook, the default website URL isn’t easy to remember much less share with people. Plus, it doesn’t look too…

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Where is my Library Folder?

Question I am trying to follow some instructions on my Macintosh. It is telling me to go to my user folder and then the library folder. But, it’s not there? Answer You must have upgraded to Lion. Lion’s operating system hides some important folders including your user’s library folder. Presumably, it is to prevent you…

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Multiple Employees Working on a Single Excel File

Question What is the best way to allow multiple employees to access and alter a single Excel workbook? We have tried Dropbox in the past, but have had problems. Answer I would use Google Docs. You can work on shared Word documents and Excel documents online and it’s free! You start by uploading or creating…

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Where can I find an online design course?

Question I have a quick question that I hope you can answer, or at least provide me some direction.  I would like to take an online course that could teach me some design basics.  Not necessarily software, but just tips like how to balance elements on a page, what size fonts to use in relation…

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Editing a Field in Excel: Mac vs Windows

Question I am working in Excel on my MacBook and editing my Christmas card list. On a PC, I could hit the F2 button to immediately be able to edit the field I was in. Is there a shortcut on a Mac for that? Answer CONTROL+U is the new F2 when you’re using Excel with a…

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Old Indesign File Won't Package Without Missing Plugins

Question I’m trying to package a file in Indesign, and get this message: “This document cannot be installed due to missing plugins. Please install or activate these plugins.” I don’t have the plugin asked for.  The original file is really old and I don’t have a way to get those plugins. What can I do? Answer…

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What is the difference between Fetch and Push?

Question I am now syncing my phone and computers so that my calendars, emails will all have the same information. But, when I go to my settings I see options for “Fetch” and “Push”. What is the difference? Which one do I want to use? Answer Fetch and Push are items that tell your devices…

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