Document-Making Video Tutorial

I get a lot of questions about how I create my documents.  This is a video that shows the very basics of creating something in Power Point (where I create all of my stuff!).  If you already create documents, then this video is not for you!!!  It is also unedited, and I sound like a huge dork, so don't hold that against me :)
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Hope this helps those of you who are thinking about blogging or creating things for TPT!  I'm off to get showered and ready for bed!  See ya on the flip side :)

34 comments:

Vickie said...

Powerpoint makes my life so much easier!! Definitely the way to go!

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

I adore Powerpoint as well and I loved learning some new tips! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Erika said...

I couldn't live without PowerPoint. Great video. You don't sound like a dork, either!

2B Honey Bunch
The Best Endings

YearntoLearn said...

Do you use Mac or PC? I have a Mac and find that many of my fonts show in Font Book but aren't accessible/don't show as an option when I go to create something in Word or PPT. Wondering if you had a trick I don't know about especially if you have a Mac.

Yearn to Learn Blog

twilliams said...

This is so awesome! Thank you so much for this video! I have been wanting to try and make some documents to share, but did not know how to begin. Thanks for sharing!

T. Williams

Sara S. said...

Thank you! Thank you! I just blogged about this! I'm so used to using Microsoft Word and today I decided to make a larger packet of activities. Let's just say my computer is lucky she's still alive. Yeesh.

Sara :)

Smiling In Second Grade

Sandra said...

Such an awesome tutorial!!!! Thanks sooo much! I would love to see more!

Sandra

Sweet Times in First



:)

Sandy said...

Thank you so much for sharing! You are awesome!!!

Megan said...

Thanks Amy! That helps me with a starting point. I played around a bit today and it was so much easier than using Word for sure!!!

Jamie said...

In the words of Junie B. Jones: Wowie, wow, wow! I just made my first little packet to upload to TpT and it was SO tricky with Word to make a larger packet {not to mention that I couldn't rearrange pages}. What a headache! BUT, thanks to you, I just played around with my next packet in PowerPoint and the formatting is so. much. easier. Thank you!

I'm a total newbie (with less than 10 followers), so please Follow Me! :)

Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

Team Carroll said...

Okay, so I know you said this wasn't for people who already know how to do this stuff, but I wanted to peek anyway...you're so stinkin' cute!!! Love this girl! You did a GREAT job!!! XOXO

Cara :)
The First Grade Parade

Kathy said...

GREAT job with the video!! THANKS for sharing your tips!

Kathy
First Grade a la Carte

Caroline Brantley said...

Thanks for sharing! I needed this because I want to start sharing my ideas but didn't know where to start. I'm so thankful to all the teachers that create items. Now, I just need to find some cute borders. THANK YOU!

SugarFoot Designs said...

Such a great simple video!!! You should make more! Love it!

Elisabeth said...

Thanks for posting the video, very helpful! I have one question though- is there a way to make a portrait document instead of landscape through power point?

Elisabeth
talesofanelementaryteacher.blogspot.com

amy.lemons said...

Thank y'all for your sweet comments!! I haven't been able to watch it yet and it's killing me... The hubs got it together for me :)

Elisabeth... Yes you can! Go to page setup, and change the orientation or design, page layout!

Hadar said...

Love it Amy!! I really like Publisher, but it doesn't have some cool features like PP does. I might have to switch over...

Thanks for sharing your expertise!
Hadar :)

Katie said...

Great video! Thanks! Someone else asked it too, but how do you make it a vertical document on power point?

Thanks
Katie
smileykate52@hotmail.com

Tania Knapp said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I just purchased some digital paper...can't wait to try!!

Cynthia Vautrot said...

THANK YOU!!!! I appreciate all of your e-mails and help you have given me. I loved the tutorial!

Pam said...

Thank you! I loved the tutorial and I don't blog OR create for others...yet! I just love all you do and I've been following your blog for a few months now. Congrats for moving over to TPT! (I was always AH-mazed at all you shared for FREE for all of us - so generous!)

Pat's Paper Passion said...

Question...When you're adding a graphic for the frame, do you use gif or png? I've tried gif backgrounds and in ppt it seems to be pretty pixelated. Any suggestions? Or does it depend on where you get your graphics?

Pat

amy.lemons said...

Pat- I use png, but some of the graphics get messed up if you make them too large. So, it's really just trial/error. It seems like scrapbook pages that are already pretty large work the best. If you insert a graphic and it's small to begin with, then it will probably get pixelated as you enlarge it. Does that make sense? Hope that helps :)

Pat's Paper Passion said...

Thanks Amy, I hadn't thought about using digital scrapbook pages (I have some). I tried Thistle Girl backgrounds and that didn't work very well.

Kids come tomorrow, so my creating will have to wait until this weekend.I need to make some graphics for my class's poetry movies and I use ppt (converted to jpeg) for the beginning.
Pat

Leanne said...

What are you talkin' about? You sound great girl!!! Good job on the videos:)

Mrs. L said...

You are adorable! Seriously.
Life with Mrs. L

Anonymous said...

Very Helpful!!!! Thank you so much!

Shanna said...

You inspired me to try to create a document like yours! I got it all finished but am having trouble with printing - I think. Do you print from Power Point or do you save your page as a PDF? When you print it, is there a little white border around your digital scrapbook page?

amy.lemons said...

Shanna- I save as a PDF, or if you print from PP choose "fit to printable area". You will still get a white border but it won't be as thick

butchermama said...

What happened to this video? I can't view it.

Miss J said...

Thanks so much Amy!! This is so helpful.

Miss J
Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

Laura said...

Who would have thought you can do that in PPT! I'm amazed and already totally addicted!!! Can I ask how you make shapes other than rectangles over your background papers? In many of your documents you have squiggly lines or other shapes, and I am just curious if those are also in PPT or if they are graphics you found online. I found the Scrappin Doodles website after watching your video (thanks for that tip, too!!!), and was wondering if you could post your favorite sites for finding papers, clip art, and other graphics. I'm using as many of your creations as I can, but since I teach 3rd graders I need to start cranking out my own for our curriculum. Thanks for all your help and inspiration!!!

S. Simpson said...

Amy thank you so much for such a great tutorial. I still haven't worked up to getting a TPT store but it is on my list of things to do this summer. I just started following your blog and I'm looking forward to reading more from you in the future.
Stacy

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Veronica Porche said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I am just starting out making products for TPT and launching my blog this summer...this was so helpful! I now know that I can start with quality work! Thanks again! Veronica Porche