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Register Now for Blogging 101 Web Training

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 2 PM – 3 PM CDT
Blog – short for Weblog – is a web page that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and hyperlinks provided by the author.  More importantly, blogs are a great way to connect with visitors of your site.  You can use them to provide insights into your mind, your organization, and just about anything else you can think of.  Attend this web session to learn how to use the Syndication Manager to create and maintain your own personal blog.

Will Your Links Be Unbroken?

Friday, October 12, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
You know how it goes – you conduct an Internet search, and while scrolling through your results, you zoom in on an article title that's the very topic you're looking for – an almost verbatim display of the search words you just entered.  Hurray! And yet... you click the link, and what happens? Your hopes are dashed by a white page with black type telling you the technological equivalent of "too bad, so sad" (which typically comes out something like "page could not be found").

Broken links are at best a disappointment to site visitors and often an irritation. Keep that from happening by keeping your links current.  Make a practice to review your links regularly and fix any that are broken. To check out free online link checkers, visit www.dead-links.com or http://validator.w3.org/checklink.

How to single space in the Page Editor

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
The Page Editor is programmed to automatically double space when you press Enter (Return for Mac users). To single space, hold down the Shift key and then press Enter where you want the next line to start. Note that you can accomplish the same feat by using no returns in your text until the end of the paragraph.

Register Now for Design Web Training

Friday, October 05, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
Make your plans to join us via Internet and telephone for an important web session that will help you improve your ability to customize your site’s design.
Customizing Stock Designs: How to Make Them Your Own
Thursday, October 11, 11 AM-12 PM CDT
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 our Training page to register for this session.

E-zekiel.com Gets a New Look

Tuesday, October 02, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
If you've visited E-zekiel.com lately, you've noticed the new E-zekiel design. We've also made some exciting changes in the application as well as the E-zekiel logo and tag line. To read more about these updates, read this month's E-zekiel News and Updates.

Add a Layer of Security When Collecting Sensitive Information

Friday, September 28, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
As we mentioned earlier, forms are a great way to collect volunteer names, interests and contact information for upcoming events.  You'll also be glad to know that when information is sensitive or private, you have the option to add a layer of security.
After you have created a form, simply right-click on the form and select "Form Properties." In the dialog box that appears, click "Use Other Processor" button. When the "Explorer User Prompt" window opens, use your mouse or the arrow key to navigate to the beginning of the URL line. Just before the forward slash, enter the following: https://secure.websrvcs.com
Click "OK." Then click "OK" again in the dialog box and you're done!

Sending Out a Call for Volunteers

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
Churches are surely among the largest volunteer organizations of any type. Every Sunday, volunteers are keeping nurseries, teaching classes, greeting visitors, recording attendance, directing parking, running sound systems and so on and so on. The next few months will see these needs brought into greater focus with family festivals, Christmas programs, concerts and more.
While the need for people to fill volunteer slots may be never-ending, the use of forms on your E-zekiel site can help you collect names, contact information, interests and abilities for any volunteer area.
On a page promoting an upcoming Christmas performance, for instance, you could provide a drop-down menu of volunteer opportunities – costumes, set construction, parking attendees, donation collection, decorations, etc.  A site visitor could then choose how they want to help. Add a few identification fields for them to fill in, and you'll have a name you can call on whether it's for a critical assignment, a routine task or anything in between.

Beware of Insert Key

Friday, September 21, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
Don't you hate when this happens?  You're typing along in, say, a Word document when a little slip of the finger causes you to overwrite the words you were trying to edit.  That's because you just pressed the Insert key, which is typically the default mode on a PC, and now you're in overwrite mode.  So the words and punctuation you'd usually be able to insert are now writing over what was already there.  The solution is simple:  press the Insert key again, and you're back in Insert mode.

Email Spell Check Shortcut

Friday, September 14, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
Proofreading is a necessary, yet time-consuming, task. Our haste in writing emails can easily lead to the most common reason to proofread - spelling errors.

So why not let the computer help? For Windows users, try F7. When you're typing in an email program like Outlook, just hit the F7 key to spell check before you send. Mac users will notice spell check happens automatically when they mistype a word by seeing a dashed red underline. A quick right click (or control click) on the word will show you possible corrections.

Save Early and Often

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
If you're editing your website on a computer that's not easily accessible by others, you should consider checking the "Keep Me Logged In" box on the login screen. Otherwise, you will want to remember to save early and often to avoid losing your work. That's because when the "Keep Me Logged In" box is not checked, your editing session will automatically end after 20 minutes of inactivity to keep your website content safe. Each time you save, navigate to a new page or switch managers the application extends your session by another 20 minutes.