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Working with Documents. Josh Lazar CGS 2585. Today’s Agenda. Notetaker Fun from your e-mails Desktop Publishing Basics Pegasus Webmail. Fun things about your classmates. Was on Price is Right Great Uncle is Jackie Gleason Some want to move to London, others to Australia

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Working with Documents

Josh Lazar

CGS 2585

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Today’s Agenda

  • Notetaker

  • Fun from your e-mails

  • Desktop Publishing Basics

  • Pegasus Webmail

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Fun things about your classmates

  • Was on Price is Right

  • Great Uncle is Jackie Gleason

  • Some want to move to London, others to Australia

  • Some lucky student has bowled over 30 300 games in bowling

    • I have my two 10 pins from my 278… Opened with the front 8 in a row.

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Fun things about your classmates

  • A member of the UCF Table Tennis team

    • Ranked 13th in the nation

  • A former UCF Football player

  • A male gymnast for over 10 years

  • One skater with 2 broken teeth

  • One pianist and one guitarist

  • Had Mariah Carey as a babysitter

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Candy you like

  • Majority is chocolate

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What is Desktop Publishing

  • Desktop publishing is the use of the computer and specialized software to create documents for desktop or commercial printing. Source

    • Before this, publishing was completed with large phototypesetting machines and/or free-hand.

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What can you produce?

  • Newsletters

  • Advertisements

  • Brochures

  • Calendars

  • Business Cards

  • Labels

  • Websites

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Basics Steps to Produce a Document

  • Plan the document.

  • Select a design.

  • Insert text.

  • Insert graphics.

  • Prepare the document for publication.

  • Print the document.

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Plan a Publication

  • The first step in preparing a Desktop Publication is to plan the basic format of your document.

  • Create a mock-up

    • Rough draft of your future publication

    • Should be paper/pencil, not a template on a computer

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Create a New File

  • Using a template

  • Default settings

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Save, Close, and Reopen a Document

  • Save vs. Save As

  • Open

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Change the Document View

  • Toolbars

  • Title Bar

  • Menu Bar

  • Task Pane

  • Ruler

  • Vertical Toolbars

  • Ctrl + Scroll Bar

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Add and Edit Text

  • Text can be added with a Text Box

    • Insert>Text Box

    • This is the same as in PowerPoint

  • Editing text is similar to editing word text

  • Undo (CTRL + Z) and Redo (CTRL + Y)

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Save Changes to a File

  • File>Save

  • Save vs. Save As

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Insert a Picture

  • Insert>Picture

    • From file

    • Clip Art

    • Blank Picture

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Preview and Print a Document

  • File>Print Preview

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Pegasus and PuTTy

  • PuTTY will be used to setup your Pegasus Homepage

    • Download and run PuTTY

    • Hostname:

    •  Select the SSH Option button

    •  Click Open

  • Use your Pegasus ID to login (your NID) and your correct password

    • Your password will not show up and *’s will not appear when you are typing

  • At the Pegasus% prompt, type “homepagesetup” and press Enter.

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What does homepagesetup do?

  • In essence, it sets up your Pegasus account to allow a website to be posted to your account.


  • You will see a dummy website if you have not uploaded anything for another class.

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What if you do not remember your password?

  • Try to use the utility at the Pegasus Webmail homepage.

  • Go to an ACS Campus lab (Classroom 1, CC2 labs) or the Pegasus helpdesk.

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How to upload your website

  • Directions from UCF

  • Posted here for future reference