Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How to Make an Outline of Any Font!

It's Tuesday again... which means it's time for another technology tutorial!  The winner for this week was how to make an outline of any text!


This option won the poll its first week!


So you know, the tutorial has three parts:
  1. Outline of Any Font in Microsoft Word (Mac or PC)
  2. Outline of Any Font in Microsoft PowerPoint (PC)
  3. Outline of Any Font in Microsoft PowerPoint (Mac)
I hope that makes it a little easier for you to find the option that works best for you!




You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Docs.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!


For next week's poll, I'm going to add how to make any picture into a coloring image.  I really hope this comes up before the holidays!  I think it would be so cute to make a coloring book with pictures of the students and give each student a copy as part of their holiday gift!


This definitely works better with pictures of people rather than little furry dogs... but that's just an example!



21 comments:

  1. You are my AWESOMENESS of the day! Thanks so much for the tutorial!
    Happy Holidays!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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  2. You are a genius! I love your tech Tuesday posts- thanks!
    Anita
    Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

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    1. :) thank you! I love writing them... They always challenge me to figure things out in new programs and find easier ways to do them to make it easier for everyone else to do!

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  3. I love all of your tech posts. I've learned so much from you!!!!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  4. Is this tip available for download? I usually download your tips so I can go back and look at 'em later! :)

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    1. I totally forgot to add the download option.... I'll go back in and add it! Thanks for reminding me!

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    2. No problem! Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  5. I tried this but I have the 2010 version and it didn't work like above. There were a few more steps. After highlighting, right clicking, selecting font, in 2010 go down to "text effects" and uncheck "text fill" then click on "text outline" and select "solid line". There is also the option to select "gradient line" which is really cool.
    Thanks for your tech tips!

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    1. I've linked to this blog in my latest. Thanks for the tips!
      Debbie Harris
      http://inthelifeofamusicteacher.blogspot.com/2012/12/things-learned-from-other-blogs-while.html

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing this tip for 2010... I've yet to update so I never know how to explain it to users of 2010! I really appreciate you writing out the step by step directions for everyone else using 2010! Thanks for linking it on your blog as well.. You're too sweet!

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  6. In PowerPoint, you also have the option to fill the text with a gradient, texture or a picture!

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    1. True! Perhaps I'll have to focus on those in some of my future tutorials!! PowerPoint is truly an awesome program!!!

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  7. WOW, what a GREAT tip...I have already used this function today and the kiddies will love tomorrows craft activity!
    Thank you.

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    1. Awesome! I'm so glad you could use this tip already!

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  8. I've been using MS Office for years and never even noticed that option when editing my text! Thanks - what a great tip!

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    1. Microsoft Office has lots of little features like this which I am always pleasantly surprised to find! :)

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