Display archivesAfter Effects tip: move the in-point or out-point of a layer

October 5th, 2015
I just discovered a great tip for After Effects: let’s say you pasted a layer from one composition to another, and the layer is very far away from the CTI, which you’re probably looking at. Rather than zooming out, scrolling, pushing, etc, and rather than manually typing the time code for the in-point in the layer, just press “[" (the left square bracket key). That moves the layer, so the in-point is at the CTI. Alternatively, press "]” (the right square bracket key) to move the out-point of the layer to the CTI. In either case, the duration of the layer will remain unchanged.





Display archivesOutlook 2016 for Mac doesn’t play well with Exchange

July 23rd, 2015
Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac always throws a security error when connecting to an Exchange server. What does Microsoft suggest as a workaround? Disable SSL. Not only does this not solve the issue, it’s an unwise choice to make. Major fail.





Display archivesMicrosoft Office for Mac now looks like Windows

July 17th, 2015
Applications in the new Office for Mac 2016 (a/k/a version 15) look just like their Windows counterparts, not like one-off versions or even like native OS X applications. This makes it easier for you to switch between the two platforms.


If you subscribe to Office 365, you have access to the new Mac versions right now. If not, you’ll need to wait for September for the Office applications to be released with a regular purchase license, rather than by subscription.


Here’s a screen shot of Excel 2016 for Mac:



Display archivesEasier attachments in Outlook 2016

June 22nd, 2015
A welcome feature in Microsoft Outlook 2016 (currently in public beta) is that when you want to attach a file to an e-mail message, appointment item or other screen, the Attach File icon shows the last several files you attached, so you can attach one, again:



Display archivesLinkedIn buys lynda.com for $1.5 billion

April 9th, 2015
I guess they liked my Excel courses! Here’s a link to the article:





Display archivesMobile scanner app from Microsoft

April 3rd, 2015
Microsoft just released iOS & Android versions of Office Lens, a mobile scanner app that works standalone and also integrates with OneNote. Previously, Office Lens was available only for Windows phones.


More info and screen shots from Tech Crunch.