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                    THE INTERNET TUTOR
                     September 28, 2006
 
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This week...
 
- Webmaster Tip: No Break
- Surfin' the Web: Viral Video Chart
- Software Spotlight: Contort
- The Oddball Wall: National Treasures
- Computer Tip: Word Up
 
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WEBMASTER TIP - No Break
 
Note: In code examples I add a period after each left arrow
bracket so the code can be viewed in all e-mail programs. If 
you copy and paste, be sure to remove the periods or it won't 
work.
 
Question: I have a line of text that shouldn't be broken apart. 
It isn't in a full browser window, but some people don't have 
their browser opened to full screen and it does break apart 
into two lines with a browser set that small. Is there a way 
to prevent that?
 
Simon Says: But of course, otherwise I wouldn't have used your
questions.  ;)
 
Surround the line with a no break tag:
 
<.nobr>
 
Put the text you want to remain unbroken here.
 
<./nobr>
 
That should do the trick.
 

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"I never have a piece of paper when I need it..." 

Last month I looked up the address of a restaurant I wanted 
to try on the Internet. Since I NEVER seem to have any paper 
when and where I need it I had to dig a receipt out of my 
wallet to write the address on. Well, I've solved that 
problem for ever. I just bought a couple Gopher Central 
Multi-Purpose Paper Mouse Pads. 

* Need to write down an important note? Tear off a sheet. 
* Surface getting dirty from too much use? Tear off a sheet. 
* Phone numbers, addresses, recipes, anything? Tear off a sheet. 

Plus, each page is printed with a blank calendar you can 
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SURFIN' THE WEB - Viral Video Chart
 
Well, here's a real time waster for you...in a good way I suppose. 
Viral Video Chart tracks the most frequently linked videos on Google
Video, MySpace, and YouTube. Since they track the most linked to
videos, one would presume these are the best of the best.
 
Hmm...I guess it depends on what you like. There is something for
everyone though. The site opens with the current day's most popular,
but there are some links at the top of the page that are hard to see
(light gray text on white background color) that allow you to visit
the most popular of the week, month, or past number one videos.
 
Don't eat too much popcorn.
 
http://www.viralvideochart.com/
 
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           GopherCentral's Question of the Week
 
        On the whole, are you happy with Congress?
 
 Please share your opinion, visit: The Question of the Week
 
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SOFTWARE SPOTLIGHT - Contort
 
Contort is a fun little program that lets you contort and 
distort images using various filters. It also lets you blend 
two images together, or parts of two images, to create some 
wild pictures.
 
It's a little clunky, but it let's those with little or no 
experience with high end graphics editors to create special 
affects they'd otherwise never be able to do.
 
http://www.graphicutils.com/contort/index.htm
 
Note: I do not provide support for the featured software. Contact 
the software vendor for support. No warranty is made or implied 
as to the usefulness or appropriateness of featured software.
 

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THE ODDBALL WALL - National Treasures
 
On this day in 1890, Congress established Yosemite National Park.
Let's see what you know about some of America's national treasures.
 
1) In which state is Yosemite National Park located?
a. Colorado   b. California   c. Washington
 
2) Thousands of people go to Glacier National Park each year to travel
this scenic 52-mile stretch of road. What is this famous road called?
a. Going-to-the-Sun Road   b. Mountain Drop Road   c. Glacier Highway
 
3) This 2,175-mile long footpath traverses 14 eastern states from
Maine to Georgia. Also know as The People's Path, what is this trail?
a. Atlantic Seaboard Trail   b. Pioneer Trail   c. Appalachian Trail
 
4) At over 1,000 feet higher than the Empire State Building is tall,
this cliff in the Black Canyon is the highest cliff in Colorado.
What's the name of this spectacular site?
a. Bottomless Cliff   b. Pikes Peak   c. Painted Cliff
 
5) This memorial has been called America's "Shrine of Democracy" and
it feature four former presidents carved into a mountain side. What's
the name of this tribute?
a. Presidential Peak   b. Mount Rushmore   c. Mountain of the Kings
 
6) This was America's first national park.
a. Yellowstone   b. Bryce Canyon   c. Everglades
 
7) Forests are a rarity on a barrier island because of the wind and
salt from sea spray, the Sunken Forest at the Fire Island National
Seashore is somewhat a surprising feature. Where is Fire Island?
a. New York   b. Florida   c. California
 
8) In which state will you find Badlands National Park?
a. Arizona   b. South Dakota   c. North Dakota
 
And now for a tough question sure to color your prism...
 
9) Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest known natural bridge. In
which state is the Rainbow Bridge National Monument?
a. Kentucky   b. Alaska   c. Utah
 

Answers below, here's the scoring:
 
9 correct: Perfection!
7-8 correct: Outstanding
5-6 correct: Very Good
2-4 correct: Fairly Fair
0-1 correct: Turn the TV off
 
Answers:
 
1) b. California
2) a. Going-to-the-Sun Road
3) c. Appalachian Trail
4) c. Painted Cliff
5) b. Mount Rushmore
6) a. Yellowstone
7) a. New York
8) b. South Dakota
9) c. Utah
 

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COMPUTER TIPS - Word Up
 
This is a cool Microsoft word tip. When I want to open a file in Word,
I first look to the File menu to see if there's a link to it in the
recently opened files list. Many times it is, but quite often when I
want to open something like my letterhead or billing form, I've gone
through enough other files what I want isn't there. Wouldn't it be
nice if there were a way to "capture" links for file we use
repeatedly, but not that often?
 
I recently discovered the Work menu, and it is just what I wanted.
 
The Work menu is used to store links to whatever files you choose,
regardless of how long it's been since you've used the file. The only
problem is, most people don't know about it because it isn't on the
menu bar by default.
 
So to put the Work menu to use we first have to add it to our Word
menu using the Customize window.
 
1) With Word open, click Tools on the menu bar.
2) Select Customize.
3) In the Customize window, select the Commands tab.
4) In the Categories list on the left, choose Built-in Menus.
5) Then in the Commands list, locate Work.
6) Drag and drop the Work menu onto your menu bar.
 
You'll need to drop it in the top row where the text menu items are,
at least I couldn't drop it anywhere else.
 
7) Close the Customize window.
 
Now it's time to learn how to use the Work menu.
 
1) If you click on the ?Work menu, you'll find a singe item:
 
   "Add to Work Menu."
 
2) When you click that item, Word will add a link to the active
document to the menu list. If your current document is unsaved it
can't be added, Word must have a file name and save the location.
 
Whenever you need to access that file, simply go to the Work menu and
choose it from the list. One more thing...
 
To remove a link from the work menu:
 
1) Press Ctrl + Alt + _ (underscore) at the same time. This will
convert your mouse pointer into a heavy minus sign.
 
2) Click on the Work menu, select the file you want to delete and
click on it with the minus sign. Presto delete-o, it's gone!
 

Disclaimer: Advice in this column is presented as informational
and is true to the best of my knowledge. Any decisions to follow
this advice is your responsibility. Your computer, your choice.
 

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Until next week, ponder these words John Muir said in 1898: 
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are 
beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going 
home; that wildness is a necessity..."  

[It's even more true today.]
 
Have an interesting day, Simon

Questions? Comments? Email me at: tutor@gophercentral.com

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