Tag Archives: Microsoft Word

The Productive Scholar: LaTeX Tips and Tricks presented by Rebecca Louie

This talk will cover the basics of LaTeX, the typesetting language for producing scientific and technical manuscripts. It will touch on some of the useful packages that can be used with LaTeX as well as document layout and formatting, and some useful tricks to save time. If you don’t use LaTeX every day, it can be difficult to remember everything that’s required but there are ways to make it easier if you only use it occasionally – setting up templates and shortcut commands for the things you do most can help a lot. Even though you may be comfortable with Word, LaTeX produces a much nicer, cleaner looking, document and many publishers require it.

Speaker bio:

Rebecca Louie, as part of the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics for 12 years, worked with professors to produce manuscripts, grant proposals, class handouts and notes, letters, and presentations using LaTeX. Rebecca is currently the Administrative Assistant for Academic Services, OIT.

Lunch and Learn: Dennis Hood on Blackboard 2011




At the Lunch and Learn on April 27th, 2011, Dennis Hood spoke about what Blackboard users should expect from the latest version of Blackboard at Princeton. He demonstrated the cosmetic and functional changes that will come after the upgrade in June. Blackboard 2011 offers more straightforward navigation, tools for increased productivity with less clicks, and a cleaner look and feel. Continue reading

Productive Scholar: Ben Johnston on New Annotation Tools for Scholars

A small pad of Post-It notes.

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This session looked at current and future methods of annotating and analyzing text and multimedia materials for scholarly work.  From the bookmarking and annotation of webpages, to commenting Word documents for review, and the marking up of XML versions of manuscripts, annotation can take many different forms and be used in many different ways.

Screencast: How to Embed a Video into a PDF

Adobe Reader X computer icon

Adobe Reader X computer icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This screencast will show you how to embed a video clip into your PDF. You will need Adobe Acrobat Pro to embed video (and an extended version if you have different file formats for the video clips). To view the video click on the link below (for larger view) or click on the player below: