Monthly Archives: February 2014

How to Frame a Photo and Upload to Your LinkedIn Profile (with videos)

I wanted my photo on LinkedIn to stand out so I framed it. Here’s how I did it.

  1. Create a new PowerPoint file, and click Insert, Picture, double-click desired picture to insert onto the slide.
  2. Click the picture to select it. The Format tab appears.
  3. Choose a frame or orientation (on the Format tab, in the Picture Styles group).
  4. Choose frame (Outline) color (in the Picture Styles group).
  5. Change height and width (in the Size group). Mine is 1.66″ H and 1.2″ W.
  6. Right-click on the picture, Save as Picture. (When you right-click, you might see Move, Copy. Reposition the mouse and try again.)
  7. Edit your LinkedIn profile to add your picture (see video below).

PEACE.

Find the Perfect Color Match with Microsoft Paint and Use It In PowerPoint (with video)

I’m redesigning a PowerPoint 2010 presentation, and wanted to match the colors to the ones on my book cover. I used free software to do it. Microsoft Paint’s Color Picker tool makes it easy to color match.

The colors displayed on your computer are designated as RGB. That’s short for the first letters in the colors red, green, and blue that are combined in various percentages to produce other colors. Here’s how I used Paint’s Color Picker and then used it in PowerPoint by creating a custom color.

In PowerPoint 2010, the custom color you create works inside the file you create it in so you’ll have to do a repeat for others. I found a PowerPoint add-in that will allow you to save color swatches, but I couldn’t get it to install. Hope you’ll have better luck with it.

How to Find the Hex (HTML) Equivalent for WordPress (PC user)

As illustrated in the above video, I used the Color Picker tool in Microsoft Paint to get the Hue, Sat, Lum, Red, Green, Blue. Then I went to http://www.ColorPicker.com and used those numbers I got from Microsoft Paint to get the #Hex code. Users who’ve invested in Adobe Illustrator probably know to use its Eye Dropper tool to find the numbers. It gives you the RGB, CMYK, HEX, and other codes.

Another method is using the Windows Calculator:

  1. Open the Windows Calculator (in Windows 8, on the Start Tile screen, type Paint, and press Enter when it’s selected).
  2. Press Alt+3 to get to Programming mode on the calculator.
  3. With Dec selected, type in the Red, Green, and Blue numbers.
  4. Tick Hex to get the code.

PEACE.

Will Productivity in the Workplace Suffer Due to the Winter Olympics? It Depends.

Productivity in the workplace is expected to take a dip during the weeks of the Winter Olympics, but some employees will handle it better than others.

Sporting News recently reported that heavy sports enthusiasts spend on average over 31 hours a week following sports. These same people will probably completely shut down the next few weeks to follow the Olympics. Others will do what needs to be done…it all depends on the type of worker they normally are.

Slackers will use this as an excuse to do less work. If they’re wasting time instead of working now, they’ll just do more of it these few weeks.

On the other hand, conscientious employees will continue to meet goals, beat deadlines, and service the customer.

If you’re the boss and are going to require less of them during this craze, you should have required more from them before it heated up.

PEACE.