Scribd Desktop Uploader

If you have a number of documents to upload to Scribd, the web-based uploader can make it a tedious process. Thank goodness there’s a free Scribd Uploader desktop app to make bulk uploads much easier. All you do is click the plus button to add documents to the upload list. Select a document, then click the Information button to display the slide-out details pane and enter your metadata. There’s…

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Formatting for Tablets

My family has discovered the joys of tablets – which has given me an easy and effective way to share our family stories. Thanks to platforms like Scribd and it’s associated mobile apps, along with apps like Documents by Readdle, I’m discovering that I can create some amazing publications full of text and graphics to share with my family. It’s all a matter of formatting. My two favorite apps for…

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Scribd for eReading

If you haven’t visited Scribd lately, now could be a good time. Celebration Cafe has a collection of publications full of Christmas craft ideas just waiting for you. Random House has pulled together a collection of holiday recipes from their many books and made them available to all. (The Chocolate-Pecan-Bourbon Pie caught my eye right away.) One thing I hadn’t noticed until recently is the…

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All About Styles – Updated

Any writing project becomes easier to manage once the writer understands and exploits the features of his writing tools. Larger projects like family histories take advantage of word processing features not normally used in short, everyday projects. These features – table of contents generation, indexing, footnotes and endnotes and bibliographies – take advantage of another handy feature . . . styles.

You can read it here or download a PDF copy by clicking the download icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the reader window.