Digitising 35mm Slides

Take a look at www.nomadsinoman.com It is a fascinating record of nomadic tribal life in the latter part of the last century. So why is it featured here…? The original images were on 35mm slides, and although they had been … Continue reading

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PowerPoint – High Resolution Images

PowerPoint is a great tool for creating simple (and not so simple) diagrams. Copy and paste of course works with the other Office apps, and many other programs understand the PowerPoint format. It is also possible to export any or … Continue reading

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Presenter Mice

“Presenter mouse? You know… the remote control for PowerPoint” I have done quite a lot of looking around for these devices in the past – I often get asked about them on my PowerPoint courses. After using a variety of … Continue reading

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How to Convert Video Formats

Question How do I convert from one video format to another? Answer Download the Free Studio tool from DVDVideoSoft. It’s quite a large download (20MB+) and Windows only. Once you have downloaded and installed it, it’s fairly self explanatory. Alternatively, … Continue reading

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Font Sizes for Academic Posters

Question What font size should I use when I am creating an academic poster? Answer There are two criteria for text on a poster: Text on the poster must be readable from a distance of a metre or so Restrict … Continue reading

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Fix heading numbering – Word document

Question How do you fix automatic heading numbering in a Word document? Answer Many formal or academic documents are set up with headings, sub-headings and minor headings using a system of numbers. Word can apply and maintain these heading numbers, … Continue reading

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Transcribing interviews to computer files

Question: I was wondering if you ran courses or had advice on transcribing interviews, which have been saved as computer files. Answer: Some members of our team have had experience with transcribing interviews. They have previously outsourced the work rather … Continue reading

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