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Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:20amDawn McIlvain Stahl0
In the first part of this tweet-taming article, we looked at how to filter Twitter in general and your stream in particular. Now to the good stuff—organizing all of that glorious information.
I can’t overstate how much more pleasant and useful my Twitter experience became after I discovered Twitter lists. Each Twitter user can have up to 20 lists (lists can be private or public) and each list can have up to 500 people on it. You can also subscribe to other users’ public lists.
A few examples: My ...Read More »ACES, Copyeditors-n-Wordniks, DMS, EFA, Electronic Resources, filter, lists, tame the tweets, Tech Tip, tech tip, Twitter, Twitter clients, Twitter lists
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 5:20amDawn McIlvain Stahl0
Featured Topic: Language Theory and Terms
Discussions about language are more productive and meaningful when everyone uses similar terms and definitions. Here are a few recent articles that add to the discussion of what constitutes grammar, style, and Standard English.
- “My Thesis”: What role do copyeditors play in standardizing Standard English and does “Standard English” really mean “Standard Edited English”? See also: the full thesis [pdf].(Arrant Pedantry)
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 3:23pmDawn McIlvain Stahl0
In the Midwest, the dandelions have already gone to seed, their fluff floating across the areas where a week earlier the flowers stood tall and bright and yellow, like lions with perfectly arranged manes. Dandy lions. Are there traces of lion or dandy in the dandelion’s name? Yes and no.
Dandelion has been with us since the early 15th century and comes from the earlier Middle French dent de lion, which literally means "lion's tooth" and refers not to the yellow, mane-like bloom but to the toothed (jagged, serrated) leaves.
I’ll easily surrender the dandy, but it’ll be harder for me to disassociate the lion’s mane from my...Read More »
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 10:06amDawn McIlvain Stahl0
I’ve made my peace with the functions of the Ribbon in Word 2007 and 2010 (and 2011 in Word for Mac), but there’s still something about it that irks me: It takes up too much space.*
If you want to reclaim some vertical real estate in Word (or any of the MS Office programs), I have good news for you. The disappearing-Ribbon trick is super easy.
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To minimize: Ctrl+F1. Or, double-click any of the Ribbon’s tabs (i.e., the menu headings: Home, Insert, etc.). Or, click the small up-arrow on the far right of the tabs bar. Or, right-click anywhere on the Ribbon (except in the Styles gallery or a drop-down menu) and choose “Minimize the Ribbon.” The body of the Ribbon will disappear, but the tabs (menu headings) will remain....DMS, Electronic Resources, How to, MS Office, MS Word, Ribbon, Tech Tip, Word 2007, Word 2011, Word for Mac 2011
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