Video: Shortcut to Increase-Decrease Font Size in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

I’m pretty sure I use this shortcut every day. When I want to increase or decrease text to a certain size that I’m not sure of, I don’t go back and forth to the ribbon or use any command that requires me to choose a size.

Here’s my favorite shortcut that I use in Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It’s not the one you may have been using.

 

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Video: How to Sign a PDF Without Printing It: Create a Custom Stamp with Your Signature in Adobe Acrobat and Foxit Phantom PDF

You don’t have to print a document just to sign it. When I receive a contract from a client, it’s usually a PDF. I created a Custom Stamp in Adobe Acrobat that’s an image of my actual signature. With a couple of clicks, I pop it onto the document and email it right back.

I’ve explained the entire process in the video below. Take a few minutes to set this up, and start saving time, paper, and ink.

  1. Write your signature on white paper.
  2. Scan (or photograph in good lighting) the signature, and save in the .PNG format (for best quality). Crop as needed.
  3. BONUS: Insert the image into PowerPoint (or Word), crop more if needed, make the background transparent, and save the new transparent image.
  4. Create the Custom Stamp in Adobe Acrobat.
  5. BONUS: Use an Adobe Acrobat competitor, Foxit Phantom PDF, to do this (the app I currently use).

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Video: How to Add a Video (and Other Media) to Your Linkedin Profile

If you haven’t added video or other media to your Linkedin profile to showcase your service or product, what are you waiting for? It’s quick and easy (I recorded from a free Linkedin account before the anticipated update, and this still works).

 

Here’s how to insert a video from YouTube, an article from a Website, and a file.

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Video: Organize the Chrome Browser With Folders and Shortcuts

I organize everything around me, including the junk drawer in my kitchen. No one who knows me is surprised to see how I also organized my browser bookmarks.

Using the same principles of organizing that you’d use for anything else (putting like things together using broad categories, then subcategories), you can put the sites you visit often at your fingertips and in a logical order.

In this video, I’ll demo how to display the Chrome Browser Bar and how to add, rename, and organize browser shortcuts.

Suggestion: Don’t just add links to your Bookmark Bar. Think about how they can be grouped and organized. This is the reason I started the video talking about the Bookmarks Manager.

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Video: Put Commands at Your Fingertips with the Quick Access Toolbar QAT

There’s a little bar at the top of your screen in the Office software. Chances are that you’ve never paid it any attention. I use it all day.

The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) allows you to add shortcuts to commands you use often. This real quick video shows you how to customize it with commands that are there by default as well as any you choose from the ribbon.

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Videos: Find the Perfect Color Match for Text and Graphics (PowerPoint’s Eyedropper and Microsoft Paint)

If you’ve ever tried to match the colors in a picture to coincide with your presentation, etc., PowerPoint 2013 has the Eyedropper tool that makes this easy. If you have an older version of PowerPoint, you can accomplish the same thing using Microsoft Paint (free software that comes with Windows).

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.

EYEDROPPER. PowerPoint 2013+ has the Eyedropper command. It’s easy to find an exact match in an image that’s on your slide. In the video, I’m creating a custom color pulled from a graphic that I’ll apply to some text.

MICROSOFT PAINT. I’m redesigning a PowerPoint presentation and wanted to match the slide colors to the ones on my book cover. Microsoft Paint comes with Windows, and its Color Picker tool makes it easy to color match. I’ve included how to find Paint on your computer.

I’ve posted two real quick how-to videos on both methods below.

For PowerPoint 2013 and Above

Using Microsoft Paint

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Video: How to Add a Picture Inside Text Using PowerPoint and WordArt

I use PowerPoint for most of my graphics, including the ones I use for videos, event flyers, postcards, my Linkedin profile header, and more. If you can see it, you can create it in PowerPoint. (A link to samples is below the video.)

In this example, it’s easy to add design elements to words using PowerPoint and WordArt.

 

Here’s a real quick video to show you how I did this. I’m using PowerPoint 2013, and this has worked the same in other versions.

P.S. In another video, I show you how to save your WordArt graphic as a picture while on the slide, crop it, then save outside of PowerPoint so you can use it anywhere. Click here to watch that video after you’ve learned from this one.

For more ideas on using PowerPoint for design projects, check out this slideshow video.

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Video: Save Artwork As a Picture and Crop It in PowerPoint

In a separate video, you’ll learn how to insert a picture inside text using WordArt. In the video below, you’ll learn how to save WordArt as a picture while you’re on the slide, and then how to crop then save the image outside of the slide (so you’ll be able to use the picture anywhere).

Whether you create a graphic as WordArt or not, this is a technique you’ll use often when you use PowerPoint beyond slides (I use it for all kinds of graphics from flyers to video thumbnails).

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Video: Shortcut for Switching Your Sound Source (Audio Output) from the Windows 10 Taskbar

For sound, I have the option of using a headset, earphone, desktop speakers, and a dual monitor with sound. I switch back and forth depending on what I’m doing. In older versions of Windows, I’d right-click the sound icon on the taskbar, go to sound options, and make the desired device the default.

I stumbled on this shortcut recently, and use it every day.

 

Here’s a real quick video to show you how to quickly change your audio output in Windows 10.

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