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Apr. 4th, 2010 | 08:33 pm
mood: accomplishedaccomplished

As I think I've mentioned before, I will be heading home this weekend to do a booktalk on Saturday the 10th at the Open House of the new library. This is most exciting. And what do exciting things get? FLIERS.

(Well, okay, not all exciting things have fliers. They should. Although I suppose it could end up being an issue with paper waste.)

So, I did a drawing today which is on the fliers. Woo!

(Click to make it bigger, though still not as big as it is on the Flier to End All Fliers.)



This is totally what I look like in my head. Although, strictly speaking, my eyes are not larger than than the lenses of my glasses.

The books shown are two of the ones I'll be booktalking. Who can guess which they are? (If you know me, then I suspect the one on the right won't be hard.)

I'm almost ashamed to admit this, but I made the actual flier in Word. The handout I'll have at the booktalk, which contains more pictures (though they aren't drawings) was also made in Word. I still love my Mac with a True Love That Will Never Die, but am beginning to be a bit disenchanted with AppleWorks. Strange, because graphics programs are the very reason my family has Macs - my artist parents have always used them, and they just sort of carried over into family use. But I tried making the handout in AppleWorks first, and it was not happy times.

On the other hand, I still like AppleWorks for writing, despite the fact that my Information Tools class has shown me some neat stuff Word can do for which I can't seem to find a good parallel in AppleWorks. The main thing is that I appreciate how, unlike some Microsoft composition programs I could (re)mention, AppleWorks does not constantly try to autoformat everything. It doesn't assume it knows better than I do. Theoretically, I should be able to turn off this aspect of Word, but I think this may be a myth. I've never been able to find a way to turn off the autoformat stuff in Word. I imagine that if I did find one, the program would resist. "I wouldn't do that, Dave."

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"Also, I can kill you with my brain."

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from: toastedcheese
date: Apr. 5th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
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I just want to point out that you are going to be doing fliers and signs and things for the rest of your library career. Apparently an artistic person on staff is worth their weight in gold, and people with actual graphic designs skills occasionally get waylaid into doing that full-time....

Get OpenOffice and you can save fliers as PDFs, which makes them more easily sharable.... :D

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"Also, I can kill you with my brain."

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from: toastedcheese
date: Apr. 6th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
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Also, I'm not going to deign part of your flier question with a response, but the hardware-toting fairy represents Artemis Fowl, right?

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Anica Lewis

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from: anicalewis
date: Apr. 6th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
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Right you are.

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