May 2015 Magazine – Computers Tuesday, May 19 2015 

Needing a bit of help learning something about your software? Have you searched YouTube for how-to videos yet?

April, 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Tuesday, Mar 31 2015 

The Oklahoma Historical Society has a YouTube channel for full clips of everything that  OHS is digitizing in their archives –

March, 2015 Magazine – Design Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

If you project is over 600 MB in size, we suggest looking toward DVD, as storage varies from about four and a half gigabytes to just under 18 GB – regardless of file type. If the book contains strong video components, DVD also lends itself well as it can be configured to be played on a home entertainment system rather than a computer. Some large book projects may be better suited to USB or memory cards – depending on your audience.

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Electronic Magazine – October 2014 v13#10: Production Monday, Nov 3 2014 

Is your electronic book chocked full of color photos and graphics, audio, video, and more? Use the internet to support printed and bound editions: Provide links to color and additional content. This online content may also be used for promotional purposes, and may be placed in public access areas, or restricted areas.

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E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 3: Production Tuesday, Mar 5 2013 

Some ideas for Electronic edition publications

  • Imbed or cross link objects such as video.

  • Format pages with background/wall paper – include graphics in layers.

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February 2006, V5#2: Computer Friday, Dec 26 2008 

Organization – part 4

Do you have a lot of photos that have been given to you, you’ve taken, or scanned?  If so, they could be slowing your computer down.  Additionally, if the only copy of a photo you have is on your hard drive, we really don’t want to think what will happen if the computer crashes.  If you have the budget and don’t mind new hardware, there are several excellent back up systems you can purchase and install to take care of knowing your photos are safe.  But what about those of us with less than 40% hard drive space open?  It’s time to file your photos!  One of the easiest ways with today’s technology is with a USB drive (starting at $20).  Once you have tamed the photos and put them into file folders, simply plug the drive into your computer, open up its’ window and a window that shows your photos and drag and drop.  It is suggested that you keep the drive with a general table of contents to make retreval/enjoyment fairly easy.  Another excellent way to file photos is by CD. Once you have your photos on removable storage media (drives or disks), it is up to you whether to keep them on your computer.

While you can use this filing tactic with any type of files, currently photos are the universal memory hog.  If you do digital video; have your genealogy back to the 1600 (including lots of collateral lines) in GEDCOM, etc.; have all your audio collection in the hard drive; etc. all of these may be filed similar to the photo example above.

Old School Tip: Were you computing at home in the 1980s?  Still have those large floppy boxes?  If so, they make excellent CD storage – with or without the jewel cases!

Please Note: Due to the newness of digital storage, it is important to keep your storage up to date.  Some of us still have large floppy disks with data on them – and no where to use them!