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    • 12 Parts of a Newsletter Created: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Your newsletter layout doesn't have to have all these parts but most newsletters will have at least three of these elements of newsletter design, and usually many more. Find out what these parts are and get tips on how to put together a newsletter layout.
    • Purple Color Meanings Created: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Go royal. Be special. Look like a lady in shades of purple. Explore purple color meanings, symbolism, common uses, different shades of purple, and colors that go well it.
    • Why Everyone Needs to Know Desktop Publishing Created: Monday, December 05, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Make money, save money by knowing desktop publishing. Here's how." itemprop="description"> Monday, March 07, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      With or without the Easter bunny, what do the colors of Easter mean and what colors are pastel or related to the religious meaning of Easter?
    • PUB Created: Saturday, September 10, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A page layout document format created by Microsoft Publisher, learn how to create, open, edit, and share Microsoft Publisher .pub files with others.
    • The Colors of St. Patrick's Day Created: Sunday, February 20, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Sure, any green will do. But what shades of green are most closely associated with Ireland, the Irish, and specifically St. Patrick's Day? And not just green. How about orange and gold? Find out.
    • Bitmap Created: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Bitmap - A type of graphic composed of pixels in a grid...
    • Gold Color Meanings Created: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A cousin to yellow (and orange and brown) is gold. While green may be the color of money (U.S. money, that is) gold is the color of riches.
    • How Can I Print the Color White? Created: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Most of the time, the color white is achieved by leaving ink off of an area of white paper. What happens if you want to print white ink on dark paper? Find out when you can and can't print white ink and alternatives to printing white ink colors.
    • Byline Created: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Byline - A short phrase or paragraph that indicates the name of the author...
    • Desktop Publishing Your Family History Book Created: Friday, November 14, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Easy ways to make your family history book attractive and readable using desktop publishing software and good design practices.
    • Red Color Meanings Created: Friday, October 31, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      When you see red does it make you angry or passionate? Explore the meaning of the color red in all its powerful, lovely shades.
    • Free Photo Calendars Created: Monday, August 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      These free printable photo calendars feature colors, artwork, photos or clip art, or fancy layouts. Download and print weekly, monthly, yearly, or special purpose free printable photo calendars and...
    • How Do I Make Downloaded Fonts Show Up in the Font List of My Software? Created: Friday, October 17, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      This FAQ shows you step-by-step how to obtain fonts, open archived fonts, and install fonts for Mac and PC. Downloading the font doesn't automatically make it show up in your software font list.
    • How To Type Characters With Tilde Accent Marks Created: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      How to create diacriticals with tilde accent marks. Type characters with tilde accent marks on a Mac, a Windows PC, and using HTML.
    • Blank Business Card Templates Created: Friday, August 22, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Use these bare bones business card templates to help with sizing and margins.
    • Adobe Creative Suite 5 Created: Thursday, September 25, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      This table shows which of 16 different Adobe products are including in each of the six versions of the most current Adobe Creative Suite (currently CS4). InDesign is in only 3 version. Premiere Pro...
    • What Color is Cerulean? Created: Friday, December 31, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      In 1999 Pantone named Cerulean the color of the new millennium. They describe it as "the color of the sky on a serene, crystal clear day."
    • Rule of Thirds and Balance Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Look at some examples of using the rule of thirds to create visual balance in this lesson on the Principles of Design.
    • DIY Invitations Created: Thursday, December 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are many reasons to choose diy invitations over store-bought versions including cost and personalization. You can save money by designing them yourself. You can create a more personalized inv...
    • Contrasting Colors Created: Thursday, October 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Colors that might clash or compliment are contrasting colors.
    • How Many Windows Fonts Are Too Many and What Can I Do About It? Created: Thursday, October 21, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Font overload can slow down a computer or cause it to behave strangely. With some programs it can become even impossible to find the one font you need.
    • Cursive Handwriting in the US Created: Thursday, August 02, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How you write now is largely dependent on how you were taught to write way back in grade school, whether you were taught cursive or stuck with printing.
    • How To Use Photo Captions Creatively Created: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      When your publication contains photos or illustrations they may need additional explanation, in the form of captions, to describe or identify the contents.
    • How To Create Perfectly Proportioned Page Margins Created: Thursday, May 29, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Want to learn how to create page margins with perfect proportions for your publication? Here are guidelines to edit the best layout.
    • Plain Calendar Templates Created: Monday, August 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      These free calendar templates and printables feature basic weekly, monthly, or yearly calendars in various formats.
    • Calendar Templates for Family or Hobby Use Created: Monday, August 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      These free calendar templates are designed with families in mind or for special use in arts and crafts and other hobbies.
    • Greeting Card Templates Created: Thursday, September 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Find blank and pre-designed printable greeting card templates for holiday cards, invitations, announcements, birthday cards, and other kinds of greeting cards.
    • Parts of an Annual Report Created: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How many of these elements does your annual report design have? While the company or organization supplies the content, the designer (in collaboration with the client) is responsible for arranging ...
    • How To Type Characters With Umlaut Accent Marks Created: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How to create letters with diacritical marks, such as the umlaut accent marks. Type umlaut accent marks on a Mac, a Windows PC, and in HTML.
    • How To Create and Use Copyright Symbols Created: Friday, May 19, 2000 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This simple how-to on rendering copyright symbols, registered trademark symbols, and TM trademark symbols in your software and in HTML shows the Mac and Windows commands and HTML codes to render copyright symbols with most standard fonts. It also explains the usage and give typesetting tips for copyright and trademark symbols.
    • Free Handwriting Fonts for Teachers Created: Saturday, August 23, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      These free handwriting fonts for teachers mimic lettering used to teach print and cursive handwriting skills. In this list you'll find a very brief description of each of the handwriting fonts and ...

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