How to Add a Custom Theme to Google Forms and Make it Your Own

Google Forms is a fantastic free online tool to create surveys and other online polls. What is not so great about them is the lack of visual appeal. Not so anymore, because Google recently brought in some new elements that allows you to add a more personal or professional touch to your documents. In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at how you can create custom themes in Google Forms to turn it from a bland looking page to something more lively and smart. How to Create Custom Themes in Google Forms 1. Create a new form by clicking here. (Sign in with your Google credentials if you haven’t done so). 2. In the toolbar, click Change theme. 3. On the left pane, scroll down to select a theme that suits your form’s subject matter. There are around 24 custom themes in Google Forms that are prebuilt into it at…

How to: Create Your Own Photo Calendar Using Microsoft Publisher 2010

Creating and designing a personalized photo calendar for your desk, or for a school project, or as a gift for the holiday season can be done quickly and easily using Microsoft Publisher 2010. In this Office 2010 tutorial, you will learn how to create your own photo calendar. How to Create Your Own Photo Calendar Using Microsoft Publisher 2010 1. Open Microsoft Publisher 2010. 2. Select the File tab and Choose New. 3. In the Available Templates page, in the Most Popular section, click Calendars. 4. In the Templates gallery, select a calendar. 5. If necessary, in the preview pane that is displayed to the right of the gallery customize the calendar by selecting an option. Click the Color scheme drop-down list and select a template color. Click the Font scheme drop-down list and select a font. From the Business Information drop-down list, select Create new and in the dialog…

10 Tips for Using Google Docs in the Office

Large companies have always maintained central repositories of documents to consolidate data storage and enable sharing of information across workgroups. Organizations of every size and purpose have started to use Google Docs to have access to the same data storage options. Data storage space is unlimited, and security can be tailored for each document, folder, and organization as defined by the user group. Consider these 10 tips for using Google Docs in the office as you make decisions concerning the best approach to data management.

Grab Your Readers Attention with the Hello Bar

Blogs and websites spend most of the time vying for reader’s attention. Well, with so much information out there, how can you not only grab your reader’s attention and hold on to that attention, at least until you get your message across. Well, each blog or website has its own technique including whacky attention grabbing headlines or jazzy eye-popping visuals. To add to all the drama out there, here’s one more toolbar, that does the trick; the Hello Bar. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install the Hello Bar to your website. Cool Ways to Use the Hello Bar 1. Share cool quotes from Quotabl.es. 2. Announce cool giveaways. 3. Sell, Sell, Sell. 4. Highlight your blog’s achievements. 5. Promote a site. Do you know of any other interesting ways to use the Hello bar. Leave us a comment. How to Add the Hello Bar to your Website…

Gifting Ideas Made Easy with Giftalogs

With the beginning of the holiday shopping season, you no doubt need to keep track of the gifts you’re planning to get for your loved ones. Giftalogs is a site that aims to make gifting ideas easy and help you find the perfect gift for any occasion. The service is currently in Beta, but you can sign up now and start tracking and saving your gift ideas. Gifting Ideas Made Easy with Giftalogs Features of Giftalogs 1. Collect and save Gift ideas in one location. 2. Write special notes specific to the gifts. 3. Track prices of the gifts and save links. 4. Set a deadline to purchase a gift. 5. Invite your friends to collaborate on your gift ideas. 6. Compare gift ideas in one location. 7. Get gift ideas from friends. 8. Vote for the best gift ideas. 9. Comment on the gift ideas. 10. Track gift ideas…

How to Sync Gmail With Outlook 2010 Email Client

If you are using Outlook 2010 as your email client for work, you don’t have to login to Gmail every time you want to access your personal Gmail messages. By setting up a Gmail account in Outlook and applying the correct server settings, you can access both your work and personal email messages effectively. In this Outlook 2010 tutorial, you will learn how to sync Gmail with Outlook 2010 email client. How to Sync Gmail with Outlook 2010 Email Client 1. Enable IMAP in Gmail. a. Sign in to Gmail. b. At the top-right of the screen, click Settings. c. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. d. In the IMAP Access section, select Enable IMAP and click Save Changes. 2. Open Outlook, select the File tab, and choose Add Account. 3. In the Add New Account dialog box, select Manually configure server settings or additional server types and click Next.…

How to Create a Survey Using Google Forms

If you work on projects that require you to collect information from a large group of people, or if you need to prepare questionnaires or take surveys, you can take advantage of the useful free utility from Google called Google forms. Not only do Google Forms enable you to create professional looking documents with ease, you can even give it a professional makeover using custom themes. In this Google Apps tutorial, you will learn how to create a survey form from scratch. But before that, let’s take a look at some of the advantages of using Google forms. Advantages of Using Google Forms 1. The recipient of the form need not have a Google account. 2. The results of the survey are auto populated updated. 3. The results can be effectively analyzed using charts and graphs. 4. You can export the results of the survey to another application. 5. You…

Spell Check Your Content With a Free Online Tool – Respelt

Every document that is created needs to be proofed before publishing. For those of us who are using a powerful content authoring tool, doing a spell check may be a simple process. For others there’s Respelt, a free web app that provides a unique spell check feature. You can spell check your content such as your documents, including your web pages and RSS feed. Features of Respelt – A Free Online Spell Checker 1. Spell checks a document. 2. Spell checks a URL. 3. Spell checks an RSS feed. 4. Auto spell checks your RSS feeds. Respelt – Video Preview How to Spell Check Your Content Using Respelt 1. Go to the Respelt website. 2. In the Try it out section, in the first text box, paste your document’s content. 3. Click Check Spelling. 4. To the right of the Try it out section, in the preview pane, make the…

Google Apps: Organize your Gmail Messages Using Labels

There are a number of ways in which you can organize your email messages in Outlook 2010 such as moving related messages to folders, assigning categories to messages and more. In Gmail, you don’t have the option to create folders, but you can use the labels feature to organize related messages. In this Google Apps tutorial, you will learn how to organize your Gmail messages using labels. How to Organize your Gmail Messages Using Labels This is a two-step process. First, you create a label, and then you add a tag. How to Add a New Gmail Label 1. Login to your Gmail account. 2. In the left panel of the Gmail account, click the More drop-down arrow, and click Create a New Label. 3. In the New Label dialog box, in the text box, enter a name and click OK. Alternately, 1. In the top-left corner of the screen,…

10 Improvements I Would Like to See On IndiBlogger

With the growing visibility of social media and the number of social start-ups increasing by the minute, it is becoming more and more important to constantly update and maintain blogger networks to be on par with other networks. We have come up with a list of 10 improvements that IndiBlogger, one of India’s largest social media site for bloggers can consider to enrich itself and its community. 10 Improvements I Would Like to See On IndiBlogger 1. Custom Profile Page A custom profile page for each blogger with easy access to the profiles of all bloggers in the community will be helpful. Identifying bloggers will similar passions and interests will be much easier and help improve networking. 2. Post Submission Time Although IndiBlogger permits submission of two articles every 24 hours, that is actually not the case, as the system does not allow submissions even after 48 hours. This issue,…

How to Organize Your Room Mates Budget Using Excel 2010

This is a guest post written by Yoav Ezer. If you would like to write for theapptimes, check our Guest blogging guidelines. Maintaining friendships is not always easy. It takes a lot of work and give and take. Add money into the mix and things get complicated, but when people are living together, things get even more complicated. You need to keep financial issues clear and organized if you are going to avoid arguments, but doing so in a way everyone can agree on is seldom straightforward. Luckily, we have a solution! This Excel tutorial shows you how to organize your room mates budget using Excel 2010. How to Organize Your Room Mates Budget Using Excel 2010 This spreadsheet will help you keep a record and running total of every room mate’s financial contributions. You will be able to clearly see on one page what the situation is, with no…

How to Perform a Mail Merge in Word 2010

Sometimes, you may be required to send a letter to multiple recipients. In such a situation, it will be time consuming if you have to address each letter individually. Word 2010 allows you to reduce the time and effort involved in typing or copy-pasting each individual address by using a feature known as mail merge. In this Office 2010 tutorial, you will learn how to perform a mail merge for a letter. How to Perform a Mail Merge in Word 2010 To start off with the process of mail merge you first need to have or create two files. 1. The main file that contains the data required to be present in each letter or document. 2. The source file that contains information specific to each recipient, such as name, email address, and so on. The source file can be an Excel file, a Word document, an Outlook file or…

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