The aim in this case is to centre the page or a section of a page (a div) but not centring the text or images within the page or block.
So you can’t use text-align: center in your CSS as this will centre text.
The solution is to use either in the CSS for the DIV being centred after the width property:
margin-left: auto ;
margin-right: auto ;
or you could try:
margin: 10px auto 10px auto;
(the syntax being margin: top right bottom left;)
The article, How to Centre a DIV Block Using CSS by Christopher Heng shows very clearly how to do this in detail.
Folks, This post is an omnibus post to document an assortment of questions on SharePoint 2010 that I have had recently.
SharePoint 2010 and Farms
This area is a bit out of my territory – but here is some light reading on getting started: Continue reading “SharePoint Q & A”
F12 Internet Explorer Developer Tools for Troubleshooting CSS Issues
A quick tip I picked up from a Microsoft SharePoint tutorial – on CSS and SharePoint was that in IE9 – the F12 function key brings up a set of useful developer tools. This will be very helpful to me in troubleshooting a new page layout for a client – which behaves itself in all browsers except Internet Explorer.
IE10 Compatibility Checker
While I am sorting out IE9 issues – it will be handy to test for potential IE10 issues while I am about it – learn more about the IE10 Compat Inspector
The following flash movie shows how to create simple calculations in LiveCycle Designer
An important initial step is not shown in the video – choosing the scripting language.
In the video I am using FormCalc
To set the form to use FormCalc
- Select File Menu
- Choose Form Properties
- Click the Default Tab or Page
- Click OK
The video is in swf format and is 1270×720 of around 6MB, you may need to scroll to the right to see it properly – when time permits I’ll tidy up the positioning.
Video after the break Continue reading “Simple Calculations in LiveCycle Designer”
I have had a few questions about this recently, so here is a brief Q and A discussing cost, why, RPL and time commitments.
Q Why did you do it?
I had a Cert III from a long time ago. As part of my planning in late 2010/early 2011, I reviewed the job ads in Seek and similar resources. All the trainers jobs and contracts were asking for Cert IV. I also needed a current training certification as part of meeting the standards for Adobe and Microsoft trainer certification programs. In late 2010/early 2011, I was looking at broadening my client base, the Cert IV was an important marketing tool.
Q Why didn’t you just RPL?
It costs the same to do the subject as it does to go through the Recognition of Prior Learning process and I’d have to prepare evidence as well. So I thought doing the course would spread out the work and I might learn something (I did). Continue reading “Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110”
Q What Course-ware do you use for Captivate?
I use and recommend the Captivate Manuals form Icon Logic available from Amazon or from the author (who also has a good newsletter)
These books are 2 days each in full, but I have done customised courses over 2 or 3 days
Q What do I study to prepare for Exam 77-886?
Q What resources are there to help prepare for SharePoint 2010 training of end users?
As the answers overlap this post is a mixture of resources useful:
I am doing a mail merge in Word with data from an Excel spreadsheet. One of the merge fields displays a date from a column in the Excel data, but the date doesn’t display in the expected format. How do I change the date format?
- Open the Word Document
- Right click on the Date field
- Choose Toggle Field codes Continue reading “Mail Merge dates in the wrong format”
Question: Can we record training simulations or assessments using Word or PDF based forms?
With the PDF forms – Captivate in training or assessment mode added click boxes to the drop down lists, check boxes and text fields as I clicked on them (good).
With Drop down lists and check boxes – It expects the user to click on the exact option you clicked on when recording _ so you will need to make your test instructions clear.
The click boxes were smaller the actual objects – so you will need to resize them to cover the drop down list . Continue reading “Recording Assessment or Training Simulations on Word or PDF Forms with Adobe Captivate”
Sharing an accumulation of answers and resources covering recent questions I have been asked.
Which SharePoint books have you read and found useful?
I have both of the books below on my bookshelf at Safari Books Online. I have downloaded many chapters as pdf to my e-book reader.
SharePoint® 2010 How-To
- By: Ishai Sagi
- Publisher: Sams
- Pub. Date: August 15, 2010
- Print ISBN-10: 0-672-33335-X
- Print ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33335-4
- Web ISBN-10: 0-13-248748-9
- Web ISBN-13: 978-0-13-248748-1
- Pages in Print Edition: 400
Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Plain & Simple
- By: Johnathan Lightfoot; Chris Beckett
- Publisher: Microsoft Press
- Pub. Date: November 1, 2010
- Print ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-4228-7
- Pages in Print Edition: 256
Continue reading “SharePoint End User Assorted Questions”