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Preview - and Edit if Needed

Friday, March 27, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
When using the Print Preview icon in Microsoft Word and you see one last change you'd like to make, you can do so right where you are.  Print Preview is the magnifying glass and paper next to the print icon, and you use this tool to know how your work will appear on paper once it's printed.  But you can also do more there than just catch a preview.   If you've got one more thing to add or change, simply click the magnifier icon within Print Preview, and the zoom tool will turn into an "I" beam that allows changes.  Make your edit, send it to the printer – and don't forget to save.
 

Giving Time

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
For many of us, time seems like such a precious commodity.  We get the feeling that there's so little left to do the things that matter.  And yet the act of giving time can often help us realize that we had a lot more to offer than we thought we did.  The rewards for what we "give up" are paid back many times over through enriching experiences and relationship building.
 
If you long to participate in meaningful activities, first make the choice to look for opportunity.  You can set aside an hour a week, a weekend a quarter, a week a year … whatever schedule you feel confident that you can follow.  Next, think about logical connections.  Can you team with co-workers, friends, family, a Sunday school class?  Then start your search for worthy deeds.  Do you want to donate food or clothing?  Give blood?  Help with a car-washing fundraiser?  Serve as a weekend tour guide for a local museum or historic site?  Give of your professional abilities to those in need?

Can't find an organization meeting a particular need? Don't be shy about starting something new or planning activities that require more than yourself. It's very rewarding to have others participate with you and remember you can use the Volunteer manager in your website Control Panel, along with HelpRoot.com, to help you find participants and organize your activities and events, whether local or global.
 
The opportunities are as limitless as your creativity and imagination – and as unending as those in your community who have a need that you can help meet.
 

Register Now for Web Training

Friday, March 20, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Managing Media – Video
Wednesday, March 25, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT
 
Make your plans to join us via Internet and telephone for an important web session on dealing with media – in this case, video.  The second in a series of web sessions related to this topic, the session will cover how to manage video on your website from start to finish. Learn about the tools needed to get your videos web-ready as well as storage options and tips for displaying them on your site.
 

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.