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I have to produce concert
programmes and posters for two music societies, can you recommend suitable
software, the more user-friendly the better! I have Windows 98, and use
Microsoft Word and Lotus Word Pro for word processing purposes. I also
have a scanner.
your picture and save as a file in 'My Pictures' In 'Word', place your cursor
where you want the picture to be, then click 'Insert', click 'Picture', select
your picture from 'file', click 'Insert'. The picture appears very large! Click
the picture and resize with the drag-handles. If the picture needs to be beside
the text, 'insert' the image as above but in the line of text. Then click the
picture, the 'Picture' toolbar appears, click 'Text Wrapping', choose your
required option and select. The picture can still be moved using the drag
the image to be imported as a photo, when the image appears on screen; File
> Save As. Give it a name and save as a JPEG file, note where the
computer is storing the file. Open the society programme in Lotus Word
Pro. Click on Create > Frame > Size and Place Frame
Manually. Place mouse cursor where frame is required, hold down left
button and draw frame. Click on File > Import Picture, find file and click
open. The computer will adjust image size to fit the frame.
Presumably as Angela has a Scanner she has a software programme to save
her pictures. These to be saved in BMP, TIFF or JPEG format, this is
usually done by going to Save A Copy. Open Word, Insert> Frame then
Insert> Picture. Click on frame area. Picture can be moved anywhere on
the page and also be re-sized by going to the corners of the frame. Go to
Format>Frame, click on absolute. Text can now be wrapped around the
quick and easy poster printing on an ordinary printer why not try the Shareware
program recommended in Boot Camp a while back, it was called Poster-Printery
and a 30-day trial version can be downloaded from www.cadkas.com
Martin, Chingford, Essex
have been trying to adapt a Lotus WordPro SmartMaster invoice template for my
own use and have been quite successful, except that in the "price"
column I wish to replace the default $ sign with a £ sign. No can
do. Have tried "find and replace" have tried deleting the
dollar sign and typing in my £ sign and still it comes back with the dreaded $.
Does anyone have a solution?
$ signs appear in two of the Smart Master invoices. In both of them the $ signs
are in a table. Simply highlight all the relevant table cells, right click and
select 'Cell properties' and a dialogue box appears, select the # tab and you
are presented with two lists one called 'Format Category' and the other
'Current Format'. In the Format Category list, select 'currency', and then in
the Current Format list, select 'British Pound'. Hey presto, the $ signs are
converted to£ signs. Also, if you click on 'Format Options' you can change the
colour of the cell contents to say, red, for negative numbers. Having modified
the invoice you should then click on 'file', then, 'Save as' and save it as a
SmartMaster with your own file name. Thereafter, you use it to produce your
I have adapted the Lotus 123 invoices Smart Master
to work in £s by simply altering the number format in the invoice total box at
the bottom of the page.
encountered this problem in Excel, the answer in that case was to check that
the Regional Settings > Currency in Control Panel is not set to dollars
instead of the pound symbol.
SYMBOL OF THE
can I find a symbol for ‘century’ i.e. 17th century (a big C round 17th)?
I'm afraid the sign for century has to be made.
Here's how in MS Word. Set the font to 20 point, type a
capital C. Set
the font to 12 point, type your number, i.e. '17'. Highlight (left to right
always) the 17. Go to Format, Font, and
tick Superscript. (This is done to lift the 17 to the centre line of the C)
Highlight the C, go to Format, Font, Character
spacing, and set condensed to 10 pt. (This moves the 17 into the C)
To Save: Highlight the century sign
always left to right as you must include the part where the 17 once was, this
will be shown in black. Go to: Insert, AutoText, you will then see the
symbol in preview, Click Add and it is saved.
When you want it again open AutoText, find you
symbol, click on insert, Walla! there it is.
My father recently bought a
computer (he is in his 70's) and he is definitely hooked on using it for
letter writing and surfing the web to find out more about our family tree.
However, my mother has not used it, not even for a game of FreeCell! What I
think would entice her to at least start is a PC version of her favourite
card game Bezique. She suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, so it can't be to
one that needs too much "mouse" work.
your readers please advise the best web sites etc, for a novice, to
start tracing my family name?
I have an Epson Stylus 750 printer and Windows
98. When I wish to print something, in the Properties dialogue box under
Paper the size is always "Letter 81/2 *11in" which I have to change
to the more normal A4 setting. How do I change the default for paper size,
I am trying to find
out what the Command buttons in Sage Instant all do, I have asked their help line for a list but one does not exist! Having
deleted a whole batch of invoices by pressing the wrong button I feel the need
to know. I would also like to know how to obtain a total figure for each
'department', I have tried reports which put them in order but do not give
totals - can anyone help?