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Friday, May 17, 2013 - 3:23pmDawn McIlvain Stahl0
In the Midwest, the dandelions have already gone to seed, their fluff floating across the areas where a week earlier the flowers stood tall and bright and yellow, like lions with perfectly arranged manes. Dandy lions. Are there traces of lion or dandy in the dandelion’s name? Yes and no.
Dandelion has been with us since the early 15th century and comes from the earlier Middle French dent de lion, which literally means "lion's tooth" and refers not to the yellow, mane-like bloom but to the toothed (jagged, serrated) leaves.
I’ll easily surrender the dandy, but it’ll be harder for me to disassociate the lion’s mane from my...Read More »
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 10:06amDawn McIlvain Stahl0
I’ve made my peace with the functions of the Ribbon in Word 2007 and 2010 (and 2011 in Word for Mac), but there’s still something about it that irks me: It takes up too much space.*
If you want to reclaim some vertical real estate in Word (or any of the MS Office programs), I have good news for you. The disappearing-Ribbon trick is super easy.
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To minimize: Ctrl+F1. Or, double-click any of the Ribbon’s tabs (i.e., the menu headings: Home, Insert, etc.). Or, click the small up-arrow on the far right of the tabs bar. Or, right-click anywhere on the Ribbon (except in the Styles gallery or a drop-down menu) and choose “Minimize the Ribbon.” The body of the Ribbon will disappear, but the tabs (menu headings) will remain....DMS, Electronic Resources, How to, MS Office, MS Word, Ribbon, Tech Tip, Word 2007, Word 2011, Word for Mac 2011
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 5:20amErin Brenner0
Featured Topic: Usage
So many usage rules, so little time! Today we examine the shift in common idioms, singular they, and how of sneaks into sentences when we shift the word order.
- “Spit That Image Out”: How and comes to replace in and -ing to replace -en. (Lingua Franca)
- “Why You Dislike Singular They”: John McIntyre takes on eight arguments against singular they. (You Don’t Say)
- “Of with Adverbs of Degree”: Shift the word order and suddenly we’re inserting random ofs. Why is...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 9:08amDawn McIlvain Stahl0
The Herald-Mail is seeking an editor to lead its night newsroom in Hagerstown, Maryland. Hagerstown has a growing population of about 40,000 and is 75 miles northwest of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The Herald-Mail is a daily paper that began in 1873 and has been owned by Schurz Communications since 1960. Daily average print readership is about 60,000, with 20 percent of the readership in nearby Pennsylvania and West Virginia; Herald-Mail.com averages 4 million page views per month.
The city night editor will lead the newsroom, edit...Read More »DMS, editor jobs, featured job post, Hagerstown MD, Herald-Mail, journalism jobs, newspaper copy editor, newspaper jobs
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