Graphic design has an amazing community. Comprised of both the Masters from the pre-computer Era to the Newbies who were raised on the internet and computer-editing applications, there is a huge amount of people sharing their work and expertise online. I know when I was starting out in design, I found tons of inspiration and information from sites like youtube and more. If there’s one issue, however, it’s that there’s almost too much great information out there. I know – good problem to have, right?
But for those designers just starting out, or for those designers who are considering getting into design, the amount of information can be a little overwhelming. Couple this with Paper Leaf’s desire to give back to the design community, and this is what you get: the All-in-One Graphic Design Starter’s Kit. The idea behind this kit is for it to be a one-stop shop for those getting into design – and for it to be completely free. It includes free software (for both Mac & Windows – photo/raster editing, vector editing, and HTML/CSS WYSIWYG editing), eBooks, textures, vectors, brushes, and awesome fonts. If you were to have no idea where to start, you could come here, download everything, read the eBooks and corresponding software guides, and have a great starting point.
All of these items are free, open-source and legal for both me to share & you to download – however, please don’t claim any of them as your own.
Now it’s possible. Now it’s easy and fun. In this simple tutorial you will learn how to use improved bullets and numbering InDesign’s feature to get numbers on your tickets. Our goal will be to create 1000 tickets, numbered from number 1 to 1000. Of course, you are not limited to this number. You can create as many as your like.
We will start with ticket dimensions: 80x30mm. This is important because we are going to impose these tickets on A4 paper. After some calculation I found 15 tickets per page works OK for me - 3 columns and 5 rows. To make room for 1000 tickets we need 67 A4 pages (1000/15 = ~67).
Create new A4 InDesign CS3 document with 67 non facing pages in landscape orientation.
Open pages palette and double click on A master. Make text frame with dimensions matching dimensions of ticket and place it in upper left corner on master page.
Go - Type – Show hidden characters (make it active).
Type some text in newly created text frame and after the first line press Enter 2 times to get 2 paragraph symbols as on image below.
Select second paragraph symbol and lower font size for a couple of points. Open Paragraph styles palette and Option/Alt click on new style icon located at the bottom of palette to create new style. Name your new style to something like “to change”. Leave all settings and click OK. Click on the “to change” style in paragraph palette while you still have selected paragraph symbol.
Now make duplicates of text frame to fill A master page. You will end up with 15 tickets.
If you open page 1 you will find that text frames are not editable. To make all text frames editable select page 1 in pages palette and hold shift key when you click on last page in document (page 67). Open flyout menu and choose “Override All Master Page Items”.
Now go to page 1 and select second paragraph symbol of the first text frame located in upper left corner.
Option/Alt click on bullets and numbering button located in control panel. In the B&N window make following settings:
List type: numbers
List: choose New… name it, and leave both items checked. This is very important step. Each text frame is one story. “Continue across stories” option will allow continuous numbering across all text frames in document.
Number field: default is ^#.^t You can play a lot with this field.
^# - represent auto number
^t - represent tab
Mode: continue from previous number
Open Paragraph styles palette and Alt click on new style icon at the bottom of palette. Name style to something like “numbering”. Click on the new created style name in paragraph palette just to be sure that you applied style to selection.
All we have to do now is to call Find/Change to help us with numbering process – Edit – Find/Change and make settings like on image below. Click on Change all button and watch the magic.
Delete unwanted tickets from last page if you want exactly 1000 tickets.
To create crop marks select all text frames on master page and apply CropMarks script with “each object selected”.
That’s it Indy lovers.
Do you use the Run feature in Windows XP Win 7 and 8, 10 maybe
For most, this feature remains unused (or rarely used). Why is that? Well, First off nearly all of the Run Commands Correspond to a particular Control Panel Item or a Utility, Tool or Task that can be accessed through Windows. There are, however, tools and utilities that I bet you never knew you had that can be accessed through the Run feature. The main reason most people don't use the Run feature is because they don't know the Commands. So, to solve that problem, I decided to put together the following listing, which lists 99 Run Commands and what they correspond too...
|Windows XP To Access…||Run Command|
|Add Hardware Wizard||hdwwiz.cpl|
|Administrative Tools||control admintools|
|Adobe Acrobat (if installed)||acrobat|
|Adobe Designer (if installed)||formdesigner|
|Adobe Distiller (if installed)||acrodist|
|Adobe ImageReady (if installed)||imageready|
|Adobe Photoshop (if installed)||photoshop|
|Bluetooth Transfer Wizard||fsquirt|
|Check Disk Utility||chkdsk|
|Date and Time Properties||timedate.cpl|
|Direct X Control Panel (if installed)*||directx.cpl|
|Direct X Troubleshooter||dxdiag|
|Disk Cleanup Utility||cleanmgr|
|Disk Partition Manager||diskpart|
|Display Properties||control desktop|
|Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)||control color|
|Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility||drwtsn32|
|Driver Verifier Utility||verifier|
|Files and Settings Transfer Tool||migwiz|
|File Signature Verification Tool||sigverif|
|Firefox (if installed)||firefox|
|Free Cell Card Game||freecell|
|Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)||gpedit.msc|
|Hearts Card Game||mshearts|
|Help and Support||helpctr|
|Internet Connection Wizard||icwconn1|
|Internet Setup Wizard||inetwiz|
|IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)||ipconfig /all|
|IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)||ipconfig /displaydns|
|IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)||ipconfig /flushdns|
|IP Configuration (Release All Connections)||ipconfig /release|
|IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)||ipconfig /renew|
|IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)||ipconfig /registerdns|
|IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)||ipconfig /showclassid|
|IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)||ipconfig /setclassid|
|Java Control Panel (if installed)||jpicpl32.cpl|
|Java Control Panel (if installed)||javaws|
|Keyboard Properties||control keyboard|
|Local Security Settings||secpol.msc|
|Local Users and Groups||lusrmgr.msc|
|Logs You Out Of Windows||logoff|
|Malicious Software Removal Tool||mrt|
|Microsoft Access (if installed)||msaccess|
|Microsoft Excel (if installed)||excel|
|Microsoft Frontpage (if installed)||frontpg|
|Microsoft Movie Maker||moviemk|
|Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed)||powerpnt|
|Microsoft Word (if installed)||winword|
|Microsoft Syncronization Tool||mobsync|
|Mouse Properties||control mouse|
|Nero (if installed)||nero|
|Network Connections||control netconnections|
|Network Setup Wizard||netsetup.cpl|
|Nview Desktop Manager (if installed)||nvtuicpl.cpl|
|ODBC Data Source Administrator||odbccp32.cpl|
|On Screen Keyboard||osk|
|Opens AC3 Filter (if installed)||ac3filter.cpl|
|Phone and Modem Options||telephon.cpl|
|Printers and Faxes||control printers|
|Private Character Editor||eudcedit|
|Quicktime (If Installed)||QuickTime.cpl|
|Quicktime Player (if installed)||quicktimeplayer|
|Real Player (if installed)||realplay|
|Remote Access Phonebook||rasphone|
|Removable Storage Operator Requests||ntmsoprq.msc|
|Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)||rsop.msc|
|Scanners and Cameras||sticpl.cpl|
|Scheduled Tasks||control schedtasks|
|Shuts Down Windows||shutdown|
|Sounds and Audio||mmsys.cpl|
|Spider Solitare Card Game||spider|
|SQL Client Configuration||cliconfg|
|System Configuration Utility||msconfig|
|System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)||sfc /scannow|
|System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At The Next Boot)||sfc /scanonce|
|System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)||sfc /scanboot|
|System File Checker Utility (Return Scan Setting To Default)||sfc /revert|
|System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)||sfc /purgecache|
|System File Checker Utility (Sets Cache Size to size x)||sfc /cachesize=x|
|Tweak UI (if installed)||tweakui|
|User Account Management||nusrmgr.cpl|
|Windows Address Book||wab|
|Windows Address Book Import Utility||wabmig|
|Windows Backup Utility (if installed)||ntbackup|
|Windows Management Infrastructure||wmimgmt.msc|
|Windows Media Player||wmplayer|
|Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected)||wiaacmgr|
|Windows System Security Tool||syskey|
|Windows Update Launches||wupdmgr|
|Windows Version (to show which version of windows)||winver|
SMS isn’t just for sending text messages from one phone to another — it’s also a great way to get email messages on your phone.
Yes, you can get email on your phone! All you need to know is your cell phone’s email address.
Sound complicated? It’s not. All you really need to do is find your carrier in the list below, and then use the pattern shown there to figure out your email address. If you want to send email to a friend’s phone, just ask them which carrier they use, and off you go!
(Note: For the major carriers, I’ve included a link to a page with more detailed information on how SMS works with that carrier, how much it costs, and where you can find more information. In the list below, just click any carrier’s highlighted name to find out more.)
[10-digit phone number]@message.alltel.com
AT&T (formerly Cingular)
[10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net
For multimedia messages, use [10-digit-number]@mms.att.net
[10-digit phone number]@myboostmobile.com
[10-digit phone number]@sms.mycricket.com
For multimedia messages: [10-digit phone number]@mms.mycricket.com
Nextel (now part of Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit telephone number]@messaging.nextel.com
Sprint (now Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
[10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net
[10-digit phone number]@vtext.com
Virgin Mobile USA
[10-digit phone number]@vmobl.com
Other U.S. and Canadian carriers:
Bell Canada: [10-digit-phone-number]@txt.bellmobility.ca
Centennial Wireless: [10-digit-phone-number]@cwemail.com
Cellular South: [10-digit-phone-number]@csouth1.com
Cincinnati Bell: [10-digit-phone-number]@gocbw.com
Metro PCS: [10-digit-phone-number]@mymetropcs.com or [10-digit-phone-number]@metropcs.sms.us
U.S. Cellular: [10-digit-phone-number]@email.uscc.net