Mike’s Technical Tip: It’s All About the File Format

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Mike’s Technical Tip: It’s All About the File Format

JPEGs and PDFs and GIFs – oh my! Those and many other graphic file formats can be found out there in the wild, and unless you know the differences among them, the results can be… unpredictable.

The following is a chart with a rundown of the most common file formats for graphics and images and what they’re good for.

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Saying Goodbye to Gmail’s Quick Links

Well… it was fun while it lasted. The Quick Links feature from Gmail’s Labs is being retired soon. One of the more popular blog posts here introduces and explains Quick Links (about three years ago), but it’s now – sadly – time to say “goodbye.”

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Quick Way to Reorder Slides in PowerPoint

Anybody who has used PowerPoint probably needed to reorder their slides at some time, and there’s an easier way to do it than how most people probably try. Read on to learn this time-saving feature.

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Using Google Calendar’s Keyboard Shortcuts

I’m a big fan of keyboard shortcuts (as opposed to clicking and mousing all over the place) and Google Calendar is chock-full of shortcuts you should know if you feel the same way. Read on to learn how to enable and use them.

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Let Photoshop Identify Mystery Fonts

A problem just about everybody using a computer has had over time is identifying a font. Many, many years ago you had to either just recognize fonts by eye, or look through an ever-outdated book of font families, hoping to find the one that matches your sample. But if you have the latest version of Photoshop, it can now be done with just a few clicks.

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