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Do You Prepare Your Exhibits on a Computer – Poll

Preparing a philatelic exhibit these days has become much easier through the use of a computer and printer. Although various software programs are available and can be used, hand lettered pages are still being prepared. Advertisements

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Page Layout Software – Poll

Page Layout software is the most valuable tool in most exhibitors’ toolboxes. The ability to arrange text and image blocks in a freestyle manner allows for great flexibility when accommodating odd sized pieces or fitting text between items.

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Let’s Get Visual!

Albert W. Starkweather, Philatelic Communicator In addition to traditional publishing methods — essentially printed words and illustrations on paper, there are several other ways of presenting information. These include traditional video / film, slides and overhead projections, and the more

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Generating Album Pages with Visio (2)

Ken Horner, Compulatelist (continuation of the article Generating Album Pages with Visio Part 1) Visio also creates files that a desktop search engine can index. So if I want to find the page with the Scott #200 layout I can

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Generating Album Pages with Visio (1)

Ken Horner, Compulatelist Reading an article by Martin Richardson got me thinking about my own efforts in creating album pages to display my collections. For some reason, I like having my stamps presented in interesting contexts as opposed to just

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How Hyperlink Navigation Works

Fran Adams Reading books and magazines means turning pages, typically in sequential order. If we reference the book or magazine’s Table of Contents (ToC), we often jump directly to a specific section or page, normally based on a page number.

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Body Pages in Publisher

Janet Klug, WE Think Body pages are just as easy to create as title pages using Publisher and the techniques we have just described in the article MS Publisher and Title Pages. First you need to add a few pages.

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MS Publisher and Title Pages (2)

Janet Klug, WE Think (continuation of the article MS Publisher and Title Pages) Publisher gives you a lot of ways to change the appearance without doing any of the hard work yourself. Publisher has built in color schemes and font

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Integrating Images into Digital Studies

Fran Adams Identifying and making images an integral part of the digital study requires a few rules as well. In this ongoing series of articles on creating a digital philatelic study, we’ll look at how to make images play nice

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MS Publisher and Title Pages

Janet Klug, WE Think What is Microsoft Publisher? Publisher is software that enables the user to create professional looking publications. It is easy to use (trust me). Publisher has many features you can customize to the way you work, and

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Can You Read Me

Fran Adams Choosing the right typeface for the digital study is a big step. Remember, we’re developing for a computer screen, so things are a little different than producing printed media. Your viewer should not struggle reading the text. The

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Do’s and Don’ts for Layout

Fran Adams In page design and layout, we can do many things right, but we can do a lot of things wrong. The viewer will either not notice the layout (we did our job well), or they will feel something

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DPS Page Size and Layout

Fran Adams As is often said, but rarely practiced, “Planning is Everything.” In developing a DPS, that quote is an invaluable piece of advice. If suggestions in the preceding articles have borne fruit, you now have a reasonable subject, goal

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