Skip the trip to the bank: Send your checks electronically

Lots of banks have added a new service to send your checks to them electronically. This can save time and gas money. I suspect you can also lose a little weight by not driving by the fast food establishment before breakfast each time too. But, even if your bank doesn’t have a formal “Remote Check…

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Web Design Tips for Print Designers

Many print designers are being asked to create for the web, whether they have experience in this area or not. One of the biggest challenges I see for print designers is considering the fluid nature of web design. In print design, you can control every aspect, such as the size, fonts, leading, images, borders, etc.…

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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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Does your Magic Trackpad have a mind of it’s own?

My Apple Trackpad is going crazy. My Apple Trackpad is possessed. My Apple Trackpad is pissing me off. My Apple Trackpad is clicking on things by itself. My Apple Trackpad is skipping around without me touching it. My Apple Trackpad has phantom clicks. If you have found yourself saying one of the things above you…

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Trackpad Battery Life Getting You Down?

I love my apple Trackpad. It’s awesome. Natural movement. Good for my wrists. I love it. However, I do not love the battery life. I feel like I’m changing the batteries out way too often. I did some research and found out a couple of things. Rechargeable batteries don’t seem to last as long. The…

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My favorite Dashboard widgets this week

I love finding new ways to be more efficient. This week I found two great little Dashboard widgets that will help me with clients and tech phone calls. TimeScroller I am often setting phone call meetings to other parts of the country and sometimes the world. I find myself trying to calculate the time in…

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29 Ways to Get Your Eblast or Newsletter Junked

When your monthly eblast or newsletter goes out to your clients, it’s more than likely going to hit a spam filter on its way there. The filters could be on their company server, their internet provider, or attached to their specific email client… possibly all three. Spam is a huge problem everywhere. Lots of time…

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WordPress CSS: How to create an automatically evenly spaced menu

Here is a method to create a WordPress menu using CSS to keep all of the navigation items spread out and even, no matter how many navigation items you have. Create your menu using WordPress’ built in menu system. Add an extra custom link at the end of the menu with # for the URL.…

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Set up a MacMini (or Other Computer) Without a Monitor

I recently procured an older MacMini that I plan to run my PBX software. I don’t need (or have) a monitor for it. I just need it to be accessible over the network. I needed to use my iMac as a monitor to access the MacMini so I could set it up. Here is the…

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How to Add Quotes to Your Cells in Excel Automatically

This tip is going to be mostly helpful to people who working with databases. But, if you work with Excel and find yourself needing to deal with repetitive formatting, you might also appreciate the technique. When working with CSV files you may need to add quotes to either side of a cell’s contents in order…

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