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Day At Disney (Offices)

I am working on a multimedia CDROM for a division of Disney and had to spend the day at their corporate offices on one of their internal computers to get the needed screen captures for an interactive tutorial. Kind of a fun place to work with signage like this everywhere:

And much to my daughters dismay I was not able to get in to the sound stage in the next building where they are filming High School Musical 3…

– Troy @ TLC

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Personal

Bad Error Message From Motorola

So, if your cell phone displays this error message:

It is time for a new phone! Last week while traveling my phone ‘turned on’ with this message and there was nothing I could do to get it to function. Of course my cell phone is also my modem while traveling so no internet access!

Back at the office Friday I did a bit of online research (was going through internet access withdrawls) and quickly found out I am not the only Motorola user to have this error message and that in 100% cases the phone is dead. New phone arrives tomorrow – just in time for my next trip.

– Troy @ TLC

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Tutorial

Microsoft’s New Fonts

With Vista Microsoft released some new font, each designed to replace an existing font. The new fonts are designed for onscreen legibility and scaling. Here is what they are and what they replace:

Cambria = Georga and Times New Roman

Calibri = Arial

Candara = Trebuchet MS and Helvetica

Consolas = Lucidia Console and Courier New

Constantia = Georga and Palatino

Corbel = Verdana

– Troy @ TLC

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Personal

Some Presentations Should Come with Warning Signs

While vacationing with my family recently we spent the day at Sea World. They have added a number of Sesame Street themed attractions which were very fun. The Elmo 4D movie was great!

Now Sesame Street is obviously geared to young children. So the first line of this warning seemed a bit out of place:

Wouldn’t it be great if presentations came with a warning sign that told you the content may not be what you think it is…. just a thought.

– Troy @ TLC

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Personal

A Little R&R!

Too many projects can make any designer a bit overwhelmed. Just to show I do have fun, here are a few photos of my recent 2 weeks out of the office as we enjoyed some much needed family and fun time!

– Troy @ TLC

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Personal Portfolio

More Show Photos

Here are photos from another show last month. This one was a bit more eleborate staging – and yes the logo on the left is in French. Left screen was French content, Center screen images, Right screen English content.

– Troy @ TLC

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Personal Portfolio

Recent Show

The past few months have been busy with lots of travel to shows. Here are a few quick photos from 1 of the 5 meetings/shows I handled the PowerPoint graphics for last month.


– Troy @ TLC

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Software/Add-Ins

iSpringPro FREE Today!

It is not often that I have 2 posts in a day – but this offer is time sensitive as it expires today! The website “Giveaway of the Day” has an offer to download and install a full function version of iSpring Pro for free regularly $199.

iSpring is a PPT-to-Flash conversion add-in. It adds a tool bar to PPT and from my initial tests does a good job of capturing animations and visual effects (note: I have not fully tested the iSpring software, but it has been on my radar for awhile. I actually downloaded demo version of software last month, but did not have time to run through my standard series of test files to really evaluate it).

So if you are interested, you can have it for free. NOTE: it must be downloaded AND installed before the Giveaway of the Day deal ends today (approx. 15hrs from this post). Click here to go to download page.

– Troy @ TLC

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Personal

Google Search Puts ThePowerPointBlog.com at #1!

So I have not delved into the world of SEO (search engine optimization), but I received a great email that said I should go to google and search “powerpoint blog”. I did and am amazed, and humbled, that ThePowerPointBlog (at least today) comes up as the #1 spot!

This is obviously because of all the great people viewing the site and great sites that link to it – thank you!!

– Troy @ TLC

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Personal

Happy 4th of July!