Pages

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Computer Lesson

I saw something on Facebook one day for the book lover on your gift list.  Karl is not a book lover, but does read occasionally during the winter months when there is absolutely no gardening to be done.  A nice lazy afternoon with a good book is a must........magazines, gardening catalogues are fine.....but a good book will last you for a few hours.
I bought him the new John Grisham book for Christmas and wanted a book mark for him.  This is where the Facebook idea came from.  The link is for Book Riot and you could do this for any occasion.
I wanted something "just for him" and seeing as he is "The Great Dane", I opted for that famous story teller Hans Christian Andersen ~~ no relation that we know of!  I googled images of HCA and found this one
Then I wanted a huge "K".  I decided to go into Microsoft Word and use that.  Most of you will have that on your computer.
I decided to download a new font as it is considered a hollow one.  It is called Arialic Hollow from 1001 fonts.  (Sorry this computer lesson is not going to cover how to download a font as computer systems are different.)
Take a look at the top of your word page.  You can select different fonts, different sizes.  You are not stuck with the largest they give you which is 72.  
I pulled my mouse across the size area which turns blue and then typed in the size I wanted.  (I did change my font after I downloaded this little bit.)

I chose Arialic Hollow at 700
mainly because it will take less ink to run it off.
This is what it looked like.


I ran HCA's image off on card stock and then after running off the letter "K", I laid it on the back of the card stock right side down!  I stapled it together and then cut out the letter with a rotary cutter.  Easy going as it is all straight lines. "K" is rather an empty letter, so I checked the placement before I cut!
It can be used as a gift tag as well as a book mark.  
The only thing I would do differently the next time is use a heavier weight card stock than what I had on hand, but for a first attempt, this will be fine.



Search This Blog

Humboldt Broncos

Humboldt Broncos
This blog is dedicated to the young people that lost their lives from the Humboldt Hockey Team. It is also dedicated to the first responders, the doctors and nurses and to the families and the people of Saskatchewan

by Maya Angelou

"Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life. When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

Print Friendly

Print Friendly and PDF