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Making Screenshots March 15, 2007

Filed under: Guides — numbsmile @ 2:35 pm

Making screenshots is an art like no other *hehe*. The only catch is that it’s not hard at all! Follow these simple screenshots (if you don’t understand the entry under FAQ), and you will get it rather quickly.

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(credit: http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/xoxide/das-keyboard-3.jpg)

This is a standard keyboard. You should be comfortable with using one, by this point. However, if a few of the buttons and controls are foreign to you, it’s not a problem. The only buttons we’ll be using to screenshot are: PRINT SCRN, CTRL + V. And that’s it!

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Let’s pretend that you want to “print” the given screen — yes, if you see an image of the “Updates” page, then that’s what we’re going to be “printing”. The biggest task, is locating the PRINT SCRN button — thats half the trouble right there. If you haven’t found it already, and you’re giving your keyboard a really big “what the heck”, then here’s where you can find it:

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Yeah, the thing bombarded with arrows and “circled” with a square box — that would be the “PRINT SCRN” button. Heeeeey! It’s not that hard now is it! Okay, so press the print screen button; just for fun, okay? It appears that nothing has happened – when really, your entire screen has been copied. MAKE SURE you do not press any keys, such as CTRL + C (which is the copy key). The image that you have already copied (which is the screen) will be erased — but that can be easily fixed by pressing the PRINT SCRN button again. Now, what the heck do you do?! No worries, your next step is to open Paint (or another image editing program, such as Photoshop).

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Now that you’ve opened Paint (or again, whatever other program you use for image editing) you are well on your way. Make sure your Paint screen is totally clear, so that you are totally able to paste a new image. ;) Which by the way, is your next step.

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PASTE [your screen] by either going to Edit > Paste or by pressing CTRL + V simultaneously. Immediately afterwards, the screen that you pasted will appear.

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Now, it is up to you what you would like to do with this screen – crop, shrink, edit. Make sure that you have permission to copy whatever you are copying (i.e. make sure it’s not COPYRIGHTED). Now you can make “screenies” for whatever you want – want to chronicle your random events? Want to catch some silly somebody doing a deed? Well, whatever you want to do, you now have the skills to do it.

And now tell me, was that hard?

Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. :)

 

Webdings Font! January 17, 2007

Filed under: Guides — numbsmile @ 5:22 pm

Q: Oh, Rita! How do you know how to make all those cool Webding symbols?

    A: -smiles sweetly- It’s myyyyyy little secret.

Q: Oh, Rita! How do I use them in my neoHTML?

    A: Couldn’t be easier. [font f=WEBDINGS]yadayada, put the letter here [/font]

Q: Oh, Rita! How can I ever thank you?

    A: -giggles- Had to add that (:

Q: Oh, Rita! You’ve created a File on Microsoft Word — *gasp * WITH IMAGES?!?! HOW CAN I USE IT?!?!

    A: -nods- Yes, I did. Now, it might come off a little confusing, BUT IT’S NOT. Just look at it for a little bit. The adjacent colours first depict the letter, and the symbol beside it (of the same colour) shows the symbol. It is NOT hard! ;) I couldn’t think of any other way to show it to you, so that’s how it’s going to stay. If you don’t understand it, there’s a super easy way to figure it out – trial and error. Therefore, use it to your own discretion. If I see you redistributing what I clearly made, you’ll be in a tad bit of a pickle. So I advise you to use it for your own personal needs, and nothing else. You only have a right to redistribute it if you clearly state WHO the author of it is — ME! Got that? Good. I can just as easily take this down, as I put it up.

Download the Microsoft Word Chart and then tell me how much you love me :)

Q: Oh, Rita! What if I don’t want to download some file?

    A:As for the skeptics out there, who don’t want to download foreign files (Hehe, I know what you mean. I wouldn’t pop onto a random site either, downloading their files. *shrug* It’s all dandy, though, no worries!) here’s exactly what you’d be seeing in a picture file. The only advantage of having the word file is that you can copy and paste the characters straight off of the file, and of course, the pictures are a tad bit bigger (and can be changed accordingly). It’s all good, however, since you now have not only the symbols available, but exactly how they look — so you won’t have to follow my guesses and interpretations (which are sadly, not that great). Anyway, enjoy! Let me know what you think ;)

Q: Oh, Rita! What if I can’t find the letter that makes the symbol I want? Some of them are so hard and I can’t find the ALT code! *sniffle*

    A: No worries, my lovely skeptics. I’ve also provided a list of all the letters I used. They’re totally copy-and-pasteable wherever you need them. :) I wish I could also allow you to copy and paste the symbols, but considering it would take forever, I think the word file should suffice.

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Q: Oh, Rita! What if I see any errors within this post (i.e. with the symbol & letter combinations, and such?)

    A: By all means, tell me. I don’t want to be sending out inaccurate information. Please keep in mind though, that if you do find some errors don’t bash me for it. I’m only human, and I’m doing this for your benefit. So take a chill pill! Tell me, and I’ll be sure to give you my infinite thanks. :D

Q: What if I can’t enlarge the chart?

    A: You should be able to change the font size of a particular character without disrupting the whole chart IF YOU HAVE THE FILE ON YOUR COMPUTER. That’s the teensy weensy trick involved — sure, you can view the chart I’ve provided as a picture, but no that will not enlarge. Make your changes, by simply making the character you want bigger in order to enlarge, or smaller to shrink on the above downloadable file. Play with it. You are not restricted to keep the file as is. The point to downloading it, is to be able to view it and use it to your discretion. (However, keep in mind: even an edited version is my version so don’t think it’s an excuse to redistribute it). As for the picture version, that is not enlarge-able. In order to have the swift ability to make changes (or whatever) to the chart, you need to download the file. Whether or not you trust it, is not my business. It is there, it is provided. I’m still looking for feedback whether or not it works.
 

Downloading fonts onto your computer! January 13, 2007

Filed under: Guides — numbsmile @ 4:11 pm

Okay. I know when I first started researching about how to download fonts, all I could say was “uuuuuh, whaaaat did you just say?!???!!!!111shiftone!11221147“. This is why, I will attempt to make this as easy as I can. For those that still have questions, I will address them on here, so for your (and my own) convenience, please post the questions as comments. I will seriously get to them, and hopefully I’ll be able to answer them, knowing my limited amount of compooter skills ^^

Okay, first, download a font. I’m not going to solicite any font sites here- if you’re reading this, it must mean that you already have a font that you want to use, and you’re wondering how to use it. You’re in the right place :)

Once you download your font, it will should be in a “WinRAR ZIP archive” format. That’s a bunch of words, right? Okay, if you see a sort of “three-booked” icon, then you’ve got the right type of font. Once it is downloaded, find it, and then right click on it. Find the option “Extract Files…”, after which a box will appear. Choose a “destination” for these unzipped files; preferably, choose the file at which you are right now, it won’t complicate things. I usually just delete the “book thingies” once I’ve unzipped it. Right now, you should be looking at a totally different new file. It should be titled with the name of your font, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find. If it’s not in front of you, go look for it :)

You have 90% of the work done. Now, click Start > Search > For Files and Folders. Search “Fonts” and a folder should come up. This is your Computer’s fonts folder. Once it comes up, click on it. (The reason I say, search for it, is because it’s quite possible that my computer is different than yours in its set-up, so searching for it is the single fastest way). On my computer, it appears that I have more than one fonts folder, so if you peek inside, and see a list of fonts that you recognize, this is probably your place. Last step; copy the font that you have sitting somewhere. Paste it into the fonts folder, and the font should automatically install.

Now, your font should be absolutely, positively ready to use ^^

*phewf* Not too wordy, was it? Well, if you comprenday then my job is done!