Working with text

Courses on using word processing applications and bibliographic software.

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Course list

Our courses normally become available for booking approximately five weeks before the event date.

LaTeX for Beginners

Description

Primarily aimed at students, this course will provide an introduction to the LaTeX document preparation system for people who have not used it before. It will use TeXworks, which is available on some open access lab Windows PCs and is free to download for a range of operating systems. The course will cover document structure, typesetting text, tables, figures and equations. The presentation and handout for this seminar are available from the link below.

Further Details: https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/x/JwZ8Bg

Prerequisites: Basic computing experience

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Managing Bibliographies with EndNote X6

Description

An introduction to the basics of EndNote X6 reference management software. Learn how to manually enter references or import them from on-line databases, before generating your bibliography in a word-processing document. This course will briefly cover synchronising your references with EndNote Web (the free online version of EndNote), but if you wish to learn more about using EndNote Web please sign up for "Using EndNote Web to Manage your References".

Please note, this is a introductory course. If you need support for EndNote on laptops or other EndNote problems please contact the IS Helpline at is.helpline@ed.ac.uk

EligibilityAll staff PGT and PGR students
Date Wednesday 23-Apr-2014, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room 1.12, Meeting Suite, first floor, Main Library, George Square Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course.
EligibilityAll staff PGT and PGR students
Date Thursday 15-May-2014, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room 1.12, Meeting Suite, first floor, Main Library, George Square Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course.

Power Hour: Creating a Table of Contents the Easy Way in Word 2010

Description

Does your document need a table of contents? This short demonstration session shows you how to save time and effort by creating a table of contents that can be generated and updated automatically.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Power Hour: Formatting Made Easy with Styles in Word 2010

Description

Want to know how to improve the appearance of a document with just a few key strokes? In this short demonstration session, find out how to use styles in Word 2010 to control your formatting. You will also find out how styles can make creating numbered headings and tables of contents easy.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Power Hour: Numbered Headings Made Easy in Word 2010

Description

Applying numbering to your headings has been known to cause a great deal of grief. This short demonstration session takes you through the process for creating a reliable numbering scheme quickly and easily.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Power Hour: Structuring your Document with Section Breaks in Word 2010

Description

Have you ever needed to include a landscape page in a portrait document, or wanted to change the content of the header or footer from one part of a document to the next? This session shows you how to use section breaks to change the structure of a Word file.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Power Hour: Working with Images in Word 2010

Description

Pictures and illustrations can be an effective way of getting your message across. This session covers techniques to help you position images so they stay where you want them. It also covers tools for arranging, editing and compressing images.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Power Hour: Working with Tables in Word 2010

Description

You can use tables in two ways in Word: to display data and to organise content. This short demonstration session covers the techniques you need to produce professional and stylish tables.  

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Producing a Thesis in Word 2010

Description

This course introduces you to the features in Word 2010 that can help you produce a quality document. Topics include: formatting with styles; creating numbered headings; working with tables and images; structuring with section breaks and headers and footers; using referencing tools; creating tables of contents and figures.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Office 2007 or 2010

EligibilityPGT and PGR students
Date Tuesday 27-May-2014, 09:30 - 13:00
Venue Room 1.12, Meeting Suite, first floor, Main Library, George Square Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course.
EligibilityPGT and PGR students
Date Tuesday 24-Jun-2014, 09:30 - 13:00
Venue Room 1.12, Meeting Suite, first floor, Main Library, George Square Central Area
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Using EndNote Web to Manage your References

Description

Primarily aimed at students, this seminar is an introduction to EndNote Web online bibliographic management software, which is free for members of the University to use. Please note that this course does not include the use of EndNote desktop software - if you would like to learn to use EndNote desktop please sign up for "Managing Bibliographies with EndNote X6".

Create an EndNote Web account. Learn how to build your online reference library. Import references directly from Web of Knowledge. Share your references with other EndNote Web users. Use Cite While You Write to easily cite references and create a bibliography in your Word document.

Further Details: https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/x/LZ8DCg

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Word 2010: Beyond the Basics

Description

This course takes you beyond the basics, and introduces you to the tools you can use to format and customise your documents. The topics covered include:

  • Formatting with styles
  • Applying and modifying numbered headings
  • Formatting tables and inserting data from Excel
  • Working with images
  • Creating diagrams with SmartArt
  • Structuring with headers and footers and section breaks
  • Creating tables of contents and figures

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

EligibilityAll staff
Date Wednesday 14-May-2014, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room 1.12, Meeting Suite, first floor, Main Library, George Square Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course.

Your References - Get It Right First Time

Description

This short session looks at referencing. Topics covered include:

  • What is a reference?
  • Cite it right
  • EnnNote Web
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

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