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Wednesday, December 09, 2009 – Permalink –

## Sparklines

### Quick graphic reinforcement

A graph or chart can give the reader a visual representation of a great deal of data. Concepts or results can be more easily grasped by a well formatted graphic.

Charts, usually, take up more space in a document than is absolutely required.

Edward Tufte has come up with the concept of Sparklines (Sparklines:Intense, Word-sized Graphics)
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These are small graphs about the same height and width as common words. They are not out of place in the text of a document.

Sparklines give the reader a snapshot of the data that quickly supports the material being discussed.

See:
Bisantz Sparklines

The Sparkmaker can create Sparklines for Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. They can also be produced in HTML.

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Sunday, December 06, 2009 – Permalink –

## Curves

### and More

Famous curves from Cal State at LA. All your favorites from Astroid to Witch of Agnesi.

Here is a collection of Functions relating to astronomy from Stargazing.net.

Can't tell who might be interested in the obliquity of the equator given date in days after J2000.0. See: Astro VBA

Other Curve stuff:

DelphiForFun.org: converting polar coordinates to Cartesian coordinates.

"Students of analytic geometry, (the kind that combines algebra and geometry), often work in one of two coordinate systems: Cartesian or Polar - and frequently must convert from one to the other.

The Cartesian system locates points on a plane by measuring the horizontal and vertical distances from an arbitrary origin to a point. These are usually denoted as a pair of values (X, Y).

The Polar system locates the point by measuring the straight line distance, usually denoted by R, from the origin to the point and the angle of an imaginary line from the origin to the point, θ, (Greek letter Theta), measured counterclockwise from the positive X axis."

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Friday, September 11, 2009 – Permalink –

## AutoShapes

### Drawing bar objects

Kim Hedrich has put together a series of basic articles on AutoShapes for TechTrax.

AutoShapesPart 1 - How to draw circles, ovals, squares and rectangles; also modifying fill and line colour

AutoShapes Part 2 - Fill Effects

AutoShapes Part 3 - Shadows and 3-D

AutoShapes - Text Inside a Shape

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Monday, August 10, 2009 – Permalink –

## Thousands of items

If you find the need for Armed Forces photos and art, here is the place to look.
Regardless of your opinion about their present mission, the military does present a spectacular visage.

"06/17/06 - An F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft sits at the ready as storm clouds pass overhead aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Philippine Sea June 17, 2006.
(U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Burden)

All of these files are in the public domain unless otherwise indicated. However, we request you credit the photographer/videographer as indicated or simply "Department of Defense."

HqDA.Army.Mil - Clipart

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 – Permalink –

## Clip Art at Home

### Install more

Do you remember all of the clip art that was available locally with Office XP?

When you have an Internet connection, you have access to the Office Online collection, but if you would like more clip art installed on your machine:

A small amount of sample clip art images was included The 2007 Office systems and Office 2003 and is part of the "local collection" that is searched when you do not have Internet access to the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site. Office 2003 no longer included a media content CD with additional clip art. However, the Microsoft Office XP Media Content CD can still be installed locally or on a network share.

The Office XP Media Content CD contains approximately 35,000 clips that are a subset of the clips that are available on the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site. The Office XP Media Content CD was included with Microsoft Office XP Professional, Microsoft Office XP Standard, and Microsoft Publisher 2002 Deluxe Edition.

To install the contents of the Office XP Media Content CD on a computer, follow these steps:
1. Exit all programs that are running

2. Insert the Office XP Media Content CD into the CD drive or into the DVD drive
(Hold down the SHIFT key to prevent the program from automatically starting. If Microsoft Windows Installer automatically starts, click Cancel)

3. Click Start, click Run, type the following command, and then click OK:
`msiexec.exe /i CD_drive:\CAG.MSI ADDLOCAL=ALL /qb`
(CD_drive is the letter of the drive that contains the Office XP Media Content CD)
Support.Microsoft.com
How to add clip art to Clip Organizer in a 2007 Office system and in Office 2003

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Monday, January 26, 2009 – Permalink –

## Remember it the way you want to

Original fifties clipart? Just in time for the holidays, some Ozzie and Harriet style pics.

"Most communities in the fifties had small town print shops that doubled as printers of local news and advertising papers. These printers could not afford graphic artists so they used stock clipart supplied by large companies who distributed common graphics for use in advertising sections of the papers. They were provided for the printer in lots of categories to meet any advertiser's needs."

Retrographix.com

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009 – Permalink –

## Sprinkle carefully

Judicious use of Clip art can spice up a document. Here's an article about how to customize existing pictures including:
• Display clip-related toolbars
• Cropping
• Sizing
• Blurring
• Rotating and flipping
Edit clip art in Word

Also:
Clip art gallery

Halloween clips
Clip Art demo
5 new things about the Clip Art and Media site
Mary Sauer's Design Gallery Help
Microsoft Clip Art & Media Help

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Saturday, August 02, 2008 – Permalink –

## Powerful tool

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint use similar toolbars to edit graphics.

In 2007, these appear on the Ribbon when the graphic is selected.

Here's a description of how it works:

Masterviews International:

Edit Images And Photos Within PowerPoint: Picture Toolbar

"In PowerPoint you can control images using the Picture toolbar which automatically appears whenever you insert a picture in a slide. In case you do not see this toolbar, you can right-click on the image you have just inserted and choose 'Show Picture Toolbar'."

• Change the image to grayscale, black-and-white or watermark, thanks to the Color Control feature.

• Change the picture's contrast, with the More Contrast and Less Contrast controls.

• Change the picture's brightness with the More Brightness and Less Brightness controls.

• Cut off part of the picture with the Crop control.

• Recolor vector images (not applicable to bitmap images such as JPEG) with the Recolor Picture function.

• Format the picture with the Format Picture control.

• Select a color in the image and make it transparent, with the Set Transparent Color function.
(For 2007 this is under "Recolor" > Adjust . Set Transparent color)

• Undo all operations that you have applied to the selected images with the Reset Picture control.

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