Lori Luza presents to Austin Adobe User Group

Back by popular demand: InDesign Styles

In the spring of 2012, I presented InDesign Styles to the Austin Adobe User Group. It was a well-received program where the audience had many questions.

Alas, the recoding from that day mysteriously stopped half way through. Since the group leader, Donna, has had many requests to repeat that program, we’re going to do just that!

For those who were there, don’t despair. I’ve tweaked the program to benefit you, too. We’ll move a little more quickly through some of the more common information (paragraph & character styles), add in a bit on nested styles, and spend more time on creating Tables and Indicies.

Presentation: Friday, July 12th, 1:15pm, New Horizons Learning Center

Austin Adobe User Group meets on the second Friday of each month, 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm, at New Horizons Learning Center, 300 East Highland Mall Blvd, Suite 100, Austin, TX.

 

 

Lori Luza presenting to Austin Adobe User Group

I’m happy to present again to the Austin Adobe User Group. This time, Donna will join me, and we’ll focus on some tips and tricks with Photoshop.

This is a friendly reminder about the August 10 meeting of the Austin Adobe User Group, featuring Tips and Tricks for Photoshop CS6 and earlier versions. Lori Luza and Donna Blumberg will demonstrate both some of the new to CS6 Photoshop features as well as a number of other tips and tricks for older versions.

We meet at New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E. Highland Mall Blvd, Suite 100 from 1: 15 – 3:30. To help New Horizons Computer Learning Center reserve a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event.

Lori Luza Presents Styles – Austin Adobe Users Group – April 13th

I’m honored to be presenting to the Austin Adobe Users Group on April 13th. If you can, please join us for my presentation on Styles, their uses and purpose, how to apply them in Adobe InDesign, and how to use them to create tables/indicies and cross references.

Join us for the April 13th meeting of the Austin Adobe User Group as Lori Luza demonstrates how to use Adobe InDesign styles, how to create a Table of Contents or an Index, and other related topics like Cross Referencing. Lori Luza owns As You Wish Photography and offers Training/Writing/Editing services through LoriLuza.com. She uses InDesign for technical writing projects.

We meet at New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E. Huntland Drive from 1:15 – 3:30. Meetings and membership are free. To help New Horizons Computer Learning Center reserve a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP at austinadobegroup.eventbrite.com

InDesign Presentation on April 13th

I have had a couple of questions about the InDesign presentation regarding the creation of about eBooks and accessible .pdf forms.

While I will try to touch on these requests as they relate to Styles, the majority of the presentation will focus on how/why to use Styles and how they work in InDesign.

So, let’s make a wish list! What InDesign topics would you like to see at a future presentation? Share your ideas in the comments below!

 

Lori Luza Presents Styles – Austin Adobe Users Group – April 13th

I’m honored to be presenting to the Austin Adobe Users Group on April 13th. If you can, please join us for my presentation on Styles, their uses and purpose, how to apply them in Adobe InDesign, and how to use them to create tables/indicies and cross references.

Join us for the April 13th meeting of the Austin Adobe User Group as Lori Luza demonstrates how to use Adobe InDesign styles, how to create a Table of Contents or an Index, and other related topics like Cross Referencing. Lori Luza owns As You Wish Photography and offers Training/Writing/Editing services through LoriLuza.com. She uses InDesign for technical writing projects.

We meet at New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E. Huntland Drive from 1:15 – 3:30. Meetings and membership are free. To help New Horizons Computer Learning Center reserve a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP at austinadobegroup.eventbrite.com

small brass key

from @writingprompt: small brass key

Clearing out her mother’s things was low on her list of wants, but high on her list of needs.  She had to get things in order and get the house ready to sell in accordance with the terms of her mother’s will.

In the top of a closet, way on the back of the shelf was a wooden box. It was one of those little cedar chests that the trunk people used to give graduating high school girls. The key protruded from the front of the box just begging the finder to open the box.

So, once down from the step ladder, she opened the box. Inside, wrapped in a piece of silk, was a small brass key. The box was certainly large enough to hold photos and other memories, but this little key was the only resident. These were swanky digs for something so small: ample and spacious, and hugged in silk to keep it safe and comfortable.

She sad on the bed to ponder. What could this key belong to? Why was it so well-hidden? Where among all her mother’s papers would the answer lie?

So, what do you think? What will the key open?

cool pavement

from @writingprompt: cool pavement

If you didn’t see her adjust to her surroundings, you’d think she splatted onto the ground like Wylie E. Coyote. With her arms and legs stretched like the hands of a clock she lay face down.

She yawned and stretched and found just the right spot where she could cool her belly. She slithered down to the ground, but then she kept on sliding, stretching, and reaching until her legs could go no further.

Oh, she was a sight: white and fuzzy with a very round body. She put her chin down, closed her eyes, and just basked in the coolness beneath her.

purple ink

from @writingprompt: purple ink

Take a big whif.

Purple ink was probably the only time it was ever cool to sit on the front row in class. As elementary school children, we loved any time there was a worksheet or other type of handout in class. Sitting in the front meant you got to take a giant whif of the whole stack before keeping one copy of the mimeographed pages and handing the rest to the kid sitting one seat back.

My mom was a teacher. Occasionally during the summer or another break, I’d “help” her get her classroom ready. I’m sure I was very little help since there were so few things I could actually do. I remember it being very boring most of the time. She’d have to go in when no one else was there because her teacher friends were more talky-talky than worky-worky. So, here we were in this empty, dark, cold school building. Alone. The teacher workroom was my favorite part of her school. The smell of that purple ink. I so badly wanted to help her by making running that old mimeograph machine, but it was hard work. She even let me try to turn the handle one time and I couldn’t budge the thing. I think she and the other teachers thought they had died and gone to heaven when they got an electric motorized version of the machine. I was sad, though; I could “help” by pushing the button on the electric version, but we spent a lot less time in that wonderful room with the fabulous smells.

Go ahead, take a big whif. Can you remember that smell?