Online Certificate Course in DITA: Live via GoToMeeting (July-August 2015)

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DITA Logoibruk Consulting Pvt Ltd is pleased to announce a new batch of its LIVE, ONLINE Certificate Course on Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA).

This 10-hour course will be conducted as a series of 5 X 2 hour GoToMeeting sessions on Saturdays between 10 AM and 12 PM Indian Standard Time.

In addition to attending the sessions, the participants are expected to spend about 2 hours per week to complete exercises.

Authoring Environment

SyncRO Soft SRL, the makers of <oXygen/> XML Editor, are giving all students a 3-month license.

Course Overview

  • Introduction to Structured Authoring
  • Overview of XML
  • Understanding the DITA content paradigm
  • Working with DITA Topics
  • Working with DITA Maps
  • Working with Relationship tables
  • Conditional Processing

Scheduled Dates

  • July 18 and 25, 2015
  • August 1, 8, and 22, 2015

Time

10 AM to 12 PM IST

For detailed information:

Mumbai: 3-Month Part-Time Certificate Course in Technical Writing (Weekend Batch)

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Are you a working professional wanting to learn technical writing, but are pressed for time? Are you a fresh graduate who wants to make a career in technical writing? Here is an opportunity you cannot miss.

ibruk Consulting announces a new batch of its comprehensive 3-Month Certificate Course in Technical Writing that is conducted on Saturdays and covers:

  • Introduction to Technical Writing
  • Building Technical Writing Careers
  • Understanding the Document Development Lifecycle (DDLC)
  • Creating Effective Content
  • Creating User Manuals with Microsoft Word
  • Creating Online Help with Adobe RoboHelp

Schedule

The course is conducted on Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM.

  • Start Date: February 7, 2015
  • End Date: April 11, 2015

For more details:

Using the Calculate Feature in Microsoft Word

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Did you know that you can preview the result of a calculation in Microsoft Word? Here how simple it is.

Adding the Calculate Option to the Quick Access Toolbar

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
    The Word Options dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click Quick Access Toolbar.
  4. In the right pane, from the Choose commands from list, select All Commands.
    All available commands are displayed in the list below.
  5. Scroll through the list and click Calculate.

  1. Click Add > >.
  2. Click OK.
    The calculate option is added to the Quick Access Toolbar.

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Using the Calculate Option

  1. Type an equation in the word document.
  2. Select the equation.
  3. Click Calculate.
    The result is displayed in the status bar.

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Batch 10: Certificate Course in DITA: Live via GoToMeeting

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DITA Logoibruk Consulting Pvt Ltd is pleased to announce the 10th batch of its live, 10-hour, online Certificate Course on Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA).

This course will be conducted as a series of 5 X 2-hour LIVE GoToMeeting Sessions on Saturdays between 10 AM and 12 Noon Indian Standard Time.

In addition to attending the sessions, the participants are expected to spend about 2 hours per week to complete exercises.

Authoring Environment

SyncRO Soft SRL, the makers of <oXygen/> XML Editor, are giving all students a 2-month license to all the students so that we can conduct this course using a fully functional XML authoring environment. We are grateful for the support extended by SyncRO Soft SRL.

Course Overview

  • Introduction to Structured Authoring
  • Overview of XML
  • Understanding the DITA content paradigm
  • Working with DITA Topics
  • Working with DITA Maps
  • Working with Relationship tables
  • Conditional Processing

Scheduled Dates

  • October 11 and 18, 2014 (There will be no session on October 25, 2014 because of Diwali!)
  • November 1, 8, and 15, 2014

Time

10 AM to 12 Noon IST

For detailed information:

Using the Extend Mode – Microsoft Word Tip

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The Extend mode in Microsoft Word helps you select blocks of text quickly and easily. Here is a tutorial to show you how it works.


We will use the sample text generated by Microsoft Word to demonstrate this feature.


Generate Sample Text

  1. Create a new document.
  2. On a new line, type =rand().
  3. Press ENTER.
    Microsoft Word generates three paragraphs of random text.Generating Sample Text in Word - 2

Click here to learn more about generating text in Microsoft Word.


Enable the Extend Mode Indicator

  1. Right-click anywhere the status bar.
  2. Select Selection Mode.Customize Status Bar

Enable the Extend Mode

  1. Press F8.
    The Extend mode is enabled and the Extend Selection indicator is displayed in the status bar.Customize Status Bar - 1

Working in the Extend Mode

With the Extend mode, you can select a word, the sentence to which the word belongs, the paragraph to which the word belongs, and the whole document with a press of the F8 key.

  1. Click at the start of the word from where the selection must begin. For example, in the second line of the second paragraph, click just before the Q of the phrase Quick Styles gallery.
    selecting_text_1
  2. Press F8.
    The word Quick is selected.selecting_text_2
  3. Press F8.
  4. The sentence to which the word Quick belongs is selected.selecting_text_5
  5. Press F8.
    The paragraph to which the word Quick belongs is selected.selecting_text_3
  6. Press F8 again.
    The entire document content is selected.selecting_text_4

To deselect the highlighted text:

  • Press SHIFT + F8 repeatedly.
    The text is deselected in the reverse order; whole document>paragraph>sentence>word.

Some Extend Mode Shortcuts for Selecting Text

Other shortcuts to select text from the current position of the text cursor are:

End Point Key
Start of the sentence HOME
End of the sentence . (period or full stop)
End of the paragraph ENTER
Start of a line HOME
End of a line END
Start of the document CTRL+HOME
End of the document CTRL+END

Select Text from the Cursor Position to a Particular Word

  1. Click at position where the selection must begin. For example, in the second line of the second paragraph, click just before the word formatting.
  2. Under the Home tab, in the Editing group, click the arrow next to Find and then click Advanced Find.
    FindThe Find and Replace dialog box is displayed.


    Do not directly click on Find or use CTRL+F to invoke the Navigation Pane. Extend mode gets disabled when you display or use the Navigation Pane.


  3. In the Find what box, type the word. For example, quick.
  4. Click Find.
    The selection extends from the cursor location to the first instance of the word you searched for.text-selection

Disable the Extend Mode

  • Press ESC+Any Arrow Key.