What I learnt today yet I did relapse back to manual formatting

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.

What I learnt today 18th Jan 2017

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.

Thanks Rick.

What I learnt today Wednesday 11th January 2017

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:-

  • Shadow
  • Emboss,
  • Superscript
  • bold,
  • underline
  • 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

What I did on Friday 6th January 2017

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 :-

  1. The difference between the main heading, the sub headings and the body of the document.
  2. I practiced how to configure individual styles which included setting the fonts, font size, colour and paragraph tab spacing.
  3. I learnt how to place emphasis on a particular word in a document.
  4. I learnt about themes which are basically collections of styles
  5. Finally, I explored style sets, colours, fonts, and also paragraph spacing

What we learnt on 14th December 2016

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