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Quick Path to the Desktop

Friday, March 13, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
You can get to your computer desktop right away with one keystroke.  Simply press the Windows key and "D" simultaneously (that's F11 for Macs), and you'll hide all the windows.  When you're ready to bring them back, simply press the Windows key along with the "D" key again.
 
 

Files Supported by E-zekiel.tv

Monday, March 09, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
E-zekiel.tv supports a variety of audio and video files, with certain limitations.  Audio and video uploads are limited to 100MB or less; audio files are  limited to 30 minutes in length; and video files are limited to 10 
minutes in length.

Supported video files include: 3GP, 3GPP: 3GPP Media File (Cell Phones), ASF:  Advanced Streaming Format (Windows), AVI: Audio Video Interleave File  (Windows), DIVX: Movie, FLV: Adobe Flash Video,   MOV, QT: QuickTime (Macintosh), M4V, MP4, MPG, MPEG, MPEG4: Motion Picture Group video formats, OGG, OGV: Ogg Video, WMV: Windows Media Video (Windows).

Supported audio files include: AAC: Advanced Audio Coding (Macintosh), AIFF: Audio Interchange File Format, AU: Sun Audio, OGA: Ogg Audio, MP2: MPEG Layer 2, MP3: MPEG Layer-1 Audio, WAV: Microsoft WAVE file, WMA: Windows Media Audio (Windows).
 

Uploading Audio or Video to E-zekiel.tv

Friday, March 06, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
E-zekiel.tv is free, and it only takes a few minutes to upload your audio or video: 

1. Create or login to your account.
2. Click on the "Add Your Audio or Video" icon in the top right 
corner.
3. Click Browse to select an audio or video file from your computer.
4. Enter a title, description and keyword tags that will help others 
find your media.
5. Check the appropriate Categories for your media.
6. Select Yes or No to Share your media on E-zekiel.tv.
7. Click the Save button and uploading will begin.

When the upload is complete, you will see a "Processing Complete" window.  To view your media go to My Media. 
 

At Your Service

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
If you've called Customer Support and gotten Jimmy on the line, you may have noticed a different accent than other team members.  He was born in the UK and has lived in Australia but now has made the United States his permanent residence.  Jimmy enjoys being a part of the college and career group at his church as well as participating in international mission trips when given the opportunity.
 
As with any customer support team member, Jimmy talks with and emails customers from our own office.  Telephone customer support is available from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.  Or you can send an email anytime with your question or issue, and we'll get back with you as soon as we can
 

How to Sign Up for E-zekiel.tv

Friday, February 27, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Signing up for the free video-sharing site E-zekiel.tv is simple and quick.  Start by visiting the site at www.e-zekiel.tv.  In the top left corner, you'll see two options:  "log in" or "join for free."  Select "join for free," and a login page will appear on your screen.  Complete the login information and click "save."  You're automatically registered, and within moments, you should also receive an email message from the video administrator to verify your account.  Click the link as directed, your registration will quickly be completed, and you'll be ready to upload and share your audio and video.
 

Using Video to Promote Your Church

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
The launch of E-zekiel.tv made it easy for churches to post short videos online for free, but some are still unsure about ways to use this great tool.  A few ideas follow:
 
Introduce your church to site visitors.  Have your pastor record a brief message of welcome.  Or use the scenes from various church events to give visitors a feel for the variety of worship and fellowship opportunities available.  Don't try to tell everything in the video – just try to help your visitors make an emotional connection to your church.
 
Show them your service.  Help your visitors overcome the fear of the unknown by showing them in advance what they can expect by posting a service excerpt.
 
Share personal stories and testimonials.  Let someone who has joined the church in the last year, or for whom the church has really made an impact, tell a little bit about why and how.
 

Getting Audio and Video on the Web

Friday, February 20, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
With the recent improvements to E-zekiel.tv and an updated Media Manager, getting audio and video on the web is now incredibly simple.  Staff and members (if permitted) can upload audio and video files directly from the organization's website or within the website Control Panel, creating a media sharing mini-site of your own.  Additionally, shared media files can now include a downloadable attachment – like sermon notes or a printable outline, for example.
 
If you're not currently using E-zekiel.tv, give it a try by clicking on the Media manager in your Control Panel. If you're already using E-zekiel.tv, enjoy the new features and better integration. As always, E-zekiel.tv offers unlimited audio and video uploads for free. So go ahead, share your faith – on your website and on E-zekiel.tv.
 

Setting Tabs in a Microsoft Word Document

Friday, February 13, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
You can set four types of tabs in Microsoft Word – left, right, center and decimal – to help set off columns or lists.  For the easiest method, you can use the ruler toolbar across the top of your document but for the more precise method, the Tabs command would be the better choice.
 
Using the Ruler Toolbar:
 
1 If the Ruler toolbar does not already appear on your screen, go to the View menu and select Ruler. 
2 Look for the box at the far left end of the ruler.  This is the tab button.  Click on this box to select the type of tab you want to insert.  Hovering over the box will confirm what the picture icon is displaying.
3 Select the position along the horizontal ruler in your document window where you want to place the tab.  Click on the ruler in that place, and a tab mark appears.
 
Using the Tabs Command in the Format Menu:
 
1 Select the text where you want to apply tabs.
2 In the Format menu, select Tabs.
3 Select the type of tab in the alignment section (left, right, center, decimal).
4 Enter a number in inches in the Tab Stop Position box.
5 Click the Set button.
 

How do I find out where a file in My Files is being used on my site?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
When viewing the files in the My Files area, you will notice that to the left of each file name is a small magnifying glass icon.  Click this icon to see a list of locations where the file is being used on your site.
 
Note - files being used in design templates will not have their locations listed.  Only files linked to or placed directly on pages or items on your site will be listed.
 

What is the best way to copy and paste content into my site?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Whenever you need to copy and paste content from any source into your site, there are three methods you can use.  (This applies to text and tables only, not to images or multiple text boxes.)
 
1. Paste the content into a plain text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac) before copying and pasting it into your site.  This is the preferred method.
2. Remove all formatting from the text just before copying it by using the formatting eraser in the document program.
3. Click the Paste from Word button on E-zekiel's editor toolbar and paste the content into the dialog box that comes up.
 
All of these methods are intended to scrub the content of any non-standard code that may interfere with the page's proper operation.  The code used by various programs to format content is not always compatible with the HTML standards, thus it's necessary to remove most, if not all, of the code before pasting it into your site.
 
Once you have the content in your page, you can use the editor tools to reformat it for the Web.