The task today was a formatting exercise.
We were to make a template from our design document from last week. Understanding the theme and the style were sometimes quite confusing but became clearer
I was given a document a CV without any formatting and I had to put in my own theme and formatting. I decided on heading styles and paragraph styles. We learnt how to change the colour in the document to black and white.
I found this exercise very useful in that changing just 1 heading actually changed all the headings in the document. I changed the title size, then Rick realised that I had reverted to my long standing bad habit of manual formatting.
I learnt how to distinguish the difference between ‘styles’ and ‘themes’. This new understanding enabled me to feel more confident in attempting to produce a document.
I gradually became familiar with the various menus in the toolbar, and how to apply them to get the desired effects to style and structure my document. This increased my word processing confidence.
Word processing can usually change from office to office e.g wordpad, microsoft word etc., so the important point to remember is that the structured design is more important than the word processing of the document itself.
My confidence is well and truly improved. I am feeling more confident to attempt designing of a document in a workplace situation, and hope to build further on what Iearnt today.
It seem so simple when you know how, yet so baffling on my first attempt.
Today I learnt about formatting styles. Changing the style and its effects on the documents. We were to change these styles automatically and not manually, as we had been changing documents in the past manually without knowing that this was an incorrect way of formatting changes.
We were told that prospective employers would look at your work very unfavourable if manual formatting was used.
This style and formatting was evident in our CVs and I now need to change my CV to make it more Interview / Reader Friendly.
What we must remember is the design of the document is most important followed by word processing the document.
In documents certain formatting styles are only to be used in the Title main Headings and sub headings.
Such examples are:-
- font faces etc. etc.
Never complicate a document with too many different colours, numerous font sizes, font styles, italics, strike through etc. Aim for a very polished and professional looking document.
We were then tasked with changing the document style to make it easier for a visually impaired person to be able to read the document quite easily.
Very interesting and it made me aware of all the bad habits that I had been using in my documents that I had picked up in the past
Today I learnt about document design for the workplace. I found this really interesting and exciting as I had no previous knowledge of designing documents.
The task was to change the design of a document to make it easier for an elderly visually impaired person to easily read the document.
I learnt how to do automatic changes to the document i.e. making changes that would affect the whole document. Whereas I usually did manual changes which did not change the entire document.
I learnt :-
- The difference between the main heading, the sub headings and the body of the document.
- I practiced how to configure individual styles which included setting the fonts, font size, colour and paragraph tab spacing.
- I learnt how to place emphasis on a particular word in a document.
- I learnt about themes which are basically collections of styles
- Finally, I explored style sets, colours, fonts, and also paragraph spacing
Toys Galore with blue and yellow shopfront selling a variety of different toys.
This is the laundrette with bright orange and large black letters, with washing machines and dryers for washing clothes and blankets etc.
This is a charity shop selling cheap secondhand clothes and bric a brack.
This is Clapton vac centre selling vacuum cleaners and related products.
We reviewed the Asus E200. We were given the task of finding price, screen size, memory, storage, weight and OS.
We also learnt how to input into spreadsheet to find the optimal screen height for a screen not less than 10 inches.
We also did an image search exercise finding and saving shop front in Hackney of a particular size.
We also went through various google search options and search tools. We also learnt about the different web browsers.
We looked at a print out of Which magazine tests of laptops
Today we did a blog re what we did last week.
Then we searched for retail prices for:
Microsoft windows 10 professional, Microsoft Office and Macbook Pro. We then entered info onto spreadsheet.
Rick then outlined a list re points to consider when buying new or refurbished laptops. We also looked at screen sizes etc. etc.
I learnt how to extract the salient information when searching for different specification of computers and I also understood what it means when a search has an AD at the start of the line. It means that microsoft is being paid each time you click on the Ad