Friday, January 01, 2021
Sunday, December 27, 2020
(Drawing in Pages)
Miserable as this year has been, still there is a cause to celebrate Christmas as a beginning of somethinig new and better.
Here is a drawing I made with tools available in Pages.
The faces are edited shapes from the Shapes menu.
Eyes, eyebrows and the beard I made with the draw tool, the little pen you see at top right when you click on Shape in the Tool Bar.
Halos are coloured shadows from circle shapes hidden behind the faces.
Note that Mary and Joseph have shadows going down to indicate their bodies.
The second image shows the shapes used in this computer graphics when selected.
If you have any questions ask me.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
|Keyboard Viewer shows letters|
where you can type the grave accent
To type the grave accent, the one that goes to the left, press the Option (Alt) key and tap on the accent key to the left of the Z. Then type an 'a' and you get à the preposition instead of a the form of avoir (to have). This is good for capitals as well — À.
The same works for all other vowels. The screenshot here shows the QWERTY layout with all the keys where you can type the grave accent.
PS: I've checked this trick for Pages 8.1 version, it still works.
Accent grave: Accent qui marque le e ouvert. L’accent grave sert aussi à distinguer des homonymes : où (adverbe) et ou(conjonction); à (préposition) et a (verbe avoir).
Sunday, June 07, 2020
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Thursday, August 01, 2019
(Emoji and Symbols)
Update for Pages 8.1, Mac OS High Sierra.
The telephone symbol can be found in two ways.
In the main menu at the top of the screen, go Edit > Emoji and Symbols.
This opens a huge collections of various non-letter or letter-like symbols, including the beloved of the internet generation silly faces and cute animals. The telephone symbol ☎︎ is right at the bottom of the window, in the section Sign/Standard Symbols and marked ♻︎ in the speed selection panel at the bottom of the window. By clicking on the double arrow sign there you can skip from section to section without having to scroll down a very long cache of options.
The second, more traditional way is to open the same window by clicking/tapping on the Language/Keyboard layout selection icon at the top right of the screen and sliding, again, to Emoji and Symbols.
Note that this works in Pages and in practically all Mac applications and browsers, including Google Chrome.
This post is an update to my previous articles on Mac clipart and various hidden places where you can find it. Click/tap on the clipart tag to read more. The previous post about the telephone symbol is here, I am going to update and link it to this.
The most recent article here described the Character Palette/Viewer. Now, in the current Mac OS (July 2019), it is replaced by Emoji and Symbols palette (viewer or window, describe it as you wish).
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Sunday, April 07, 2019
For several days now there has been an 'endless loop' problem with logging in into Blogger.
When try to log in or go to Blogger from whatever other Google application, such as gmail, by choosing Blogger from the services menu at the top right of the browser page, it takes you to the Welcome page inviting you to create a blog or log in. When you click login it takes you back to the Welcome page.
The solution here is to go to your Google profile and 'change' your profile (displayed) name. In fact, you don't have to change it, just type it in as it is or was and click go to Blogger. Than will take you to your usual Blogger page with blog posts, stat and all the other stuff.
Here is the direct link: https://www.blogger.com/switch-profile.g
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