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By Brenda Essig aka Zanymuse on October 8, 2010

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ImageLarryR
Oct 11, 2010 12:12 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Hi Brenda--I don't know if anyone else has discovered this. If I have a specific layout, graphics, and typeface in mind, I simply set the page up in PowerPoint, select all, and click copy. Then I go to my Cubits article, position my cursor, and simply click paste. Voilà! Here is an example: http://cubits.org/articlesongardening/articles/manage/view.p...

I have a separate graphics program (Microsoft Picture It), but find that for most of my needs, PowerPoint is easier and faster. I don't know if this works for all graphics software, but it certainly has allowed me to be much more creative than I could ever be, if I just used our Cubits editor. And I don't have to use the time-consuming, more cumbersome Cubits upload procedure.
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ImageZanymuse
Oct 11, 2010 1:08 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Larry, the link takes me to your home page. Are you saying that your articles are set up using power point and then copy/pasted into the editor here, layout and images all as one smooth operation?
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ImageLarryR
Oct 11, 2010 10:34 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Sorry about the link, Brenda. I thought I had tested it. Try this one: http://cubits.org/articlesongardening/articles/view/541/ (My "A Garden Wedding in Photos" article.)

Yes, one simple, smooth operation. I was astounded when it worked!
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ImageZanymuse
Oct 11, 2010 11:15 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
That looks wonderful! Is the script print added and scrapbook style pages done in power point or do you create them first as jpeg pictures and then add them to the power point pages? I know I can make a scrapbook page with pictures, embellishments like banners or other decorations and titles or other text using any font. Saved as a jpeg image it can then be loaded into the editor.The text font remain the same because it is then part of the image rather than part of the articles text.

Text added through other sources such as Word or powerpoint will revert to the type sets recognized by the editor. As far as I can tell it will retain it's standard font which I think is San Serif or for some odd reason it will also retain Comic Sans but any other fonts are converted back to San Serif by the editor (although it will usually retain choices like bold and Itallics)

You can easily test this theory by preparing text in powerpoint in a handwriting script and pasting it into the editor. If I am correct, The type will revert to San Serif when published. If it publishes in script without converting it to an image you will have definitely found a way to beat the system Big Grin
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ImageLarryR
Oct 12, 2010 10:01 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
I set up the complete page in PowerPoint (using fonts available and copying in images) and saved each page as a jpeg. I thought that I had copied it directly into the editor, but I just checked, and that's not the case. I uploaded the pages to the Files Control panel and then from there into the editor. So the text was part of the jpeg file, and there's no way to make changes, once it's in the editor. If you need to make changes, you have to go back to PowerPoint, make the changes there, and then upload the changed page.

Since our options for text and images are so limited in the Cubits editor, I'll continue to use the PowerPoint trick when I write an article that I feel would benefit from images and text not available to us here.

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ImageZanymuse
Oct 12, 2010 10:15 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
That sounds good. Larry. Thumbs up
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