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Register Now for Web Training on Panels

Friday, October 10, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
Make your plans to join us via Internet and telephone for an important web session on using panels.
 
Tuesday, October 14, 1 PM – 2 PM CT
 
Have you ever wondered how to put content in the left or right columns of your pages?  If so, this web session is for you!  Content panels can be used to place content in the left or right columns of your pages as well as display and remove content at certain times – without affecting the rest of the page.  Attend this web session to learn more about this along with other tips and tricks of the Panels manager.  We'll also take a look at how to make the best use of a new feature in E-zekiel – the Community Content Portal.
 

HelpRoot Launched

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
HelpRoot is officially up and running.  And that means, with the HelpRoot Volunteer Manager in E-zekiel.com and HelpRoot.com, your church or ministry has the ability to assess needs, identify volunteers, assign tasks and manage volunteer projects online.  E-zekiel customers with Silver, Gold or Platinum plans have immediate access to the HelpRoot Volunteer manager, so look for it in your Control Panel.  Or visit the public site at www.helproot.com.
 

User Names to Be Updated

Friday, October 03, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
On October 1, we began the process of updating user names for E-zekiel customers.  Your email address will replace your current user name.  To make that happen, the next time you log in, you will be asked to update your profile,  including adding your email address. Once your profile is updated, you will be able to log in using your email address and existing password.

We are moving toward this log-in method so that in the near future customers will be able to use the same log-in to access multiple E-zekiel-related websites.  This will simplify the log-in process and the management of user profiles.

We trust this minor inconvenience is worth the effort in the long term.

The E-zekiel Technology Team
 

Day of Action Set for September 27

Thursday, September 25, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
One good deed multiplied thousands of times can have a ripple effect across the world.  That's sort of the idea behind The Day of Action, set for September 27.  Thousands of communities across America are planning events and activities that demonstrate the impact that service has on our country and on the ability of the citizenry to create change.  To learn more about the ServiceNation coalition and the more than 1,600 service events scheduled for this weekend, visit www.bethechangeinc.org.
 

Register Now for Page Creation Web Training

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
Make your plans to join us via Internet and telephone for an important web session on using the Pages manager.       
 
Helpful Hints and Tips for Creating Great Pages
Thursday, October 2, 10 – 11 AM CT
 
The Pages manager is perhaps the most important manager within your site.  It is certainly used more than any other manager.  It is, after all, where most of the pages in your site are created and maintained.  In this session, we'll look at the various capabilities of the Pages manager including search-friendly page setup as well as tools on the editor toolbar such as hyperlinks, images, and tables. Join us for the how-tos and helpful hints of the Pages manager!
 

Day of Peace Observed September 21

Friday, September 19, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
The United Nations' International Day of Peace, established in 1982, is observed every year on September 21 as a time for individuals, communities, nations and governments to highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace. This year, a new website gives information about where events are taking place worldwide and how to participate. Look for more information at www.internationaldayofpeace.org.
 

Register Now for Design Web Training

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
Make your plans to join us via Internet and telephone for an important web session on customizing your site's design.       
 
Wednesday, September 17, 1 - 2 PM Central Time
 
Learn how to use the Design Manager to make stock designs your own. Personalize an existing stock design with your photos, colors and personal touches. Transform any design into a custom design just for you – all from what you'll learn during this event.
 
Though it's not required, a basic understanding of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) will be helpful. Visit Wikipedia for some helpful information.
 

Take Several Breaks

Friday, September 05, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
Taking a break away from your computer display every hour or so can help reduce eye strain as well as other "comfort" issues that can develop with constant computer use.  Frequent short breaks are likely to be of better benefit than infrequent long breaks.  So take a moment to stand up and stretch – or simply to step away.  Need a reminder?  If you can't remember, set a timer.
 

Adding a Calendar to Your Site

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
A tool that comes with every E-zekiel package, the Events manager provides a way to schedule and promote your events, while removing them once they've gone by. Here's how to use it to add a calendar to your site. 

1. Open the Events manager to begin.
2. Set up the options on the Manager Settings tab if you have not previously done so.
3. Save and Exit to return to the main Events screen.
4. Click the Add New Event button to begin adding events to your calendar.
5. Enter the information for the event and click the Save button in the upper right corner.
6. Use the Event Schedule tab to setup a schedule pattern (even if  it is only a one day event) for the event in order for it to be  displayed on the calendar.
7. Save and Repeat steps 4-6 for additional events.

**Note - if you have the Groups manager, you can also use the  Personalization tab of each event to categorize your calendar by  groups/departments.
 

PowerPoint's Slide Master

Friday, August 29, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
Have you used PowerPoint's Slide Master?  A part of your design template, it's where you can set up formats (font, background colors, graphics and so forth) that will automatically apply to the rest of the slides in your presentation.  If you want to make a change to any of the formatted elements after the presentation is completed, you simply work through the Slide Master, and you're done.  To find it, click on View / Master / Slide Master.  Create whatever setting you'd like, and click Close Master View.