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After you become a subscriber and upon successful login, you will always be brought to the subscriber home page. Here you can see what frameworks have been recently added, find out what PowerFrameworks is/has been doing, check your account, make a suggestion, or any number of activities.

You can click a question below to find out more about what you can do within PowerFrameworks.

  • What is the difference between series and frameworks?

    PowerFrameworks is pleased to be your production partner. Let's get started. After you become a subscriber and upon successful login, you will always be brought to the subscriber home page. Here you can see the recently added series of frameworks, find out what PowerFrameworks has been up to, read the new articles, check your account, make a suggestion, or any number of activities. Click on the topics below to learn how to get the most from your PowerFrameworks.

    Series

    An downloadable animated example in many cases.

    Group of frameworks having a similar look and purpose. Series also contain …

    • An example (as shown below) using one of the frameworks to convey a concept
    • A tutorial providing formatting options and tips
    • A downloadable animated example in many cases

    Series FR056

    Frameworks

    Individual frameworks representing the various segment configurations in appropriate download formats. They are the graphics that are downloaded and imported into presentations and then formatted to reflect/complement the presentation's appearance.

    Frameworks in FR056 Series

  • How do I find series?

    Find Series Advanced Options

    CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

    Click on the menu tab "Frameworks & Resources," and then click on Series. This will bring up a menu of Series Categories (shown to the right) to help you target your search. Click on the question mark icon next to a category to see a description of that category.

    You can find series in two ways

    1. Browse Category:  click on the category name to see all the series within that category
    2. Advanced Search: perform some/all of the following:
      • Select check boxes for one or more categories
        (selecting none is the same as selecting all categories)
      • Select "with Wings" or "without Wings"
        Click here to understand what with/without Wings means
      • Under View Options select the number of results you wish to view.
        (Subscribers and Registered Users can change the defaults in their profile)
      • Select whether you want to view Series Examples, Series Thumbnails or both.
      • Insert key words if you have a concept in mind
      • Click Find Series Now button
      • If you are logged in as a visitor or subscriber, you can rate the series. The higher-rated series will show up in searches. Note: changing a rating while sorting this way will trigger a re-sort.

    You'll arrive at a page showing the series that fit that search criteria. You can navigate through the search result pages using the links like those shown below.

    Series Results page links

  • Series results

    Click on the Series Thumbnail to see a larger view of the thumbnail and a description of the series.

    Click on the Series Example to see a larger view of the example.

    Series Result - browser view

    Click on a the Series Heading to go to the Series Detail. The Series Detail contains …

    • a library of all of the frameworks within the series
      You can download any of the frameworks you like from here
    • a link to the tutorial for the series
      If you need information about how best to customize these frameworks, the tutorial is a great place for ideas. Should you go into the tutorial, there is a link at the bottom of the tutorial that will bring you back to the series
    • a description of the series frameworks and some of their uses,
      many with links to other series that may be of interest to you
    • a larger view of the example,
      which you can click on to enlarge even further
    • a downloadable animation scheme (available for most series)
      Click your "back" button to get back to the search results
  • How do I find frameworks?

    Find Frameworks Advanced Options

    CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

    Click on the menu tab "Frameworks & Resources," and then click on Frameworks. This will bring up a menu of Frameworks Categories (shown to the right) to help you target your search. Click on the question mark icon next to a category to see a description of that category.

    You can find frameworks in two ways

    1. Browse Category:  click on the category name to see all the frameworks within that category
    2. Advanced Search: perform some/all of the following:
      • Select check boxes for one or more categories
        (selecting none is the same as selecting all categories)
      • Enter a number of Primary (Horizontal) or Secondary (Vertical) Divisions.
        Click here to learn more about divisions
      • Select "with Wings" or "without Wings"
        Click here to understand what with/without Wings means
      • Under View Options select the number of results you wish to view.
        (Subscribers and Registered Users can change the defaults in their profile)
      • Insert key words if you have a concept in mind
      • Click Find Frameworks Now button
      • If you are logged in as a visitor or subscriber, you can rate the series. The higher-rated series will show up in searches. Note: changing a rating while sorting this way will trigger a re-sort.

    You'll arrive at a page showing the frameworks that fit that search criteria. You can navigate through the search result pages using the links like those shown below.

    Series Results page links

  • Frameworks results

    Series Result - browser view

    Click on the Framework Thumbnail or Framework Heading to see a larger view of the Framework thumbnail and framework details. Subscribers will also have download links.

  • Rating series, frameworks, articles, and FAQs

    If you are logged in as a Registered User or Subscriber and your web browser has javascript enabled, you can give ratings to series, frameworks, articles, and FAQs. These ratings are not shared with others. They are for your reference. When searching series and frameworks you can have higher rated items show first in search results.

    To rate an item such as series, click on the star icons.

    0 Stars

    To give a 1-star rating, click on the first star, the second star gives a 2-star rating, etc. To set a rating back to 0-stars click the current rating (i.e., on a 3-star rating, click the third star).

    0 Stars

  • Hot list / Wish lists

    Subscriber hot lists

    Subscribers can add series to hot lists for quick access to favorite series. To add a series to your hot list click the grayed-out flame icon: not on hotlistThis will put the icon on your hot list and the icon will no longer be grayed out: on hotlist

    Registered user wish lists

    If there are series you are considering purchasing add them to your wish list for quick access. To add a series to your wish list click the grayed-out gift icon: not on wishlistThis will put the icon on your wish list and the icon will no longer be grayed out: on wishlist

    These series added to hot lists or wish lists will show up in user user dashboard. To View your dashboard click the "My Dashboard" button in the right bar.

  • Adding notes to series, frameworks articles, and FAQs

    Find Frameworks

    CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

    Subscribers can add notes to these resources. These notes will not viewable by other users. To add a note, click on the note icon in the advanced series and frameworks search resultsNote icon. The note popup window will open, and you can add text. The note icon is also on the detail pages for series, frameworks, articles, best practices, and FAQs. Resources that do not currently have notes will show a Note icon grayed-out note icon, those with notes wil show a Note icon color notes icon. To view/edit current notes click on the notes icon, or go to the detail page for that resource.

    Find Frameworks


    To use notes, you will need to have javascript enabled on your browser.

  • Set status of articles, best practices and FAQs

    Subscribers and registered users can keep track of whether they have read an article by setting to it. Add articles to a reading list and they will be added to your reading list which you can find by clicking on the "My Dashboard," in the right column of this site.

    Available statuses are:

    Unread Unread     Unread On Reading List     Unread Currently Reading     Completed Reading



  • Creating, modifying, and adding resources to project lightboxes

    Find Frameworks

    CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

    You need to be either a subscriber or a registered user to create and modify project lightboxes. Your also need to have javascript enabled on your browser.

    Resources that are not currently in a project lightbox will show a Project Lightbox grayed-out project lightbox icon, those with notes wil show a Project Lightbox color project lightbox icon.

    To create a project lightbox, find a resource that you want to add. You can add series, frameworks, articles, best practices, and FAQs. In either the search result box or the notes box you will see a project lightbox icon: Project Lightbox Clicking the icon will open the notes popup shown to the right. Click on image to see a larger view.

    To add a project lightbox, enter a name under project name and a description under project description. Then click the "Create Project Lightbox" button.

    Find Frameworks

    If the resources is currently in a lightbox, it will be listed under "Currently in these Lightboxes." Click the "X" to the left of lightboxes in this list to remove the resource from the selected lightbox.

    You can add the resource to lighboxes you have created by selecting a lightbox from the drop-down list under "Add to Project Lightbox," and clicking the "Add to Project Lightbox" button.

    When you are done working with the lightbox click outside the Lightbox popup to close out the box.

    You can view your lightboxes and the resources with them by going to your dashboard. You must be logged in to access this page and javascript must be enabled on your browser. Access your dashboard by using the "My Dashboard" button in the right column of this site. In your dashboard you will see links to all your lightboxes. Click on the lightbox you want to view. Example lightbox shown at left.

  • How do I download a file from PowerFrameworks?

    Determine the file type

    Once you find the framework that you want to download, you need to determine what file type best suits your purposes. If you are downloading an animated example then the only option you have is a ppt (powerpoint file). However if you are downloading a framework you may have a couple different choices: ppt, emf/png.

    If you are unsure of what file type is best for you read this FAQ. You can click the back button to return here when you are done.

    Internet Explorer Download Window

    Firefox Download Window

    Firefox (Mac) Download Window

    Download the file

    The dialog boxes and options will vary somewhat, depending on your browser and operating system. Some browsers may even automatically download your file to your default location without giving you any options. Most browsers, however, will give you the following two options:

    Save the file

    1. Click Download link for the file type you want.
    2. Click "Save" or "Save to Disk" on the window that pops up.
    3. On the "Save As" window that comes up, browse to a specific location on your computer so you'll be able to find it after it's downloaded. The desktop is an easy place to find, or you can create a folder where you store all your downloaded frameworks.
    4. Select "Save"
      1. If you always want to handle files this way you can select "Do this automatically with files like this from now on (if available in your browsers popup).
      2. Click "OK" if your window requires it.
    5. In the "Download Complete" menu, click Close
    6. Minimize the PowerFrameworks screen or log out
    7. Find the downloaded framework on your desktop, or where you placed it on your computer, and import into your document.

    Open the File

    1. Click the Download link for the file type you want
    2. Click "Open" or "Open with" and choose the application you want to open the file with if your computer asks. Note: if you choose a file type that your computer does not have an application to handle, you will not be able to use this method.
      1. If you always want to handle files this way you can select "Do this automatically with files like this from now on (if available in your browsers popup).
      2. Click "OK" if your window requires it.
    3. The file will open in your selected (or default) application. In the case of .ppt files, this would be PowerPoint.
  • How do I import a PPT into my Presentation?

    1. Open your PowerPoint document
      1. Select slide sorter view
    2. Find the PowerFramework you want
      1. Click on Download PowerPoint
      2. Open the downloaded PowerPoint document
      3. Select slide sorter view
      4. Copy the PowerFramework page
    3. Return to your PowerPoint document
      1. Select Paste to copy the framework into your document
      2. Reposition the framework within the document where you want it to appear, if necessary

    Depending on how your defaults are set up within your template, one of the two things will probably happen.

    1. Most likely the page will come in and take on all the attributes of your template defaults (it will look exactly like the rest of the pages within your presentation).
    2. Sometimes it will come in and still have the attributes of the PowerPoint template. There will be a little menu under the newly imported page (Paste Options). Click it and select "Use Design Template Formatting." The imported page will then take on the appearance of your presentation.

    In most cases the line will be black and there will be no fill in the imported PowerFramework.

    You are ready to begin customizing the PowerFramework.

    These instructions are generally for PC users and may vary slightly for Mac users.

  • How do I import an EMF or PNG into my presentation?

    There are sometimes two types of downloads for a PowerFramework: there will always be a PowerPoint download, but there might also be a graphic download. If you download the PowerPoint document containing the EMF or PNG, than just copy it from the download and paste onto your slide. If you download the graphic file, then follow one of the two methods described below:

    A simple way to do this is to "drag and drop"

    1. Be sure you are on the page in your presentation that you would like to import the PowerFramework
    2. Find the downloaded graphic on your computer and drag it onto the page. IMPORTANT, do not drag the graphic and drop it on top of an existing text field or graphic (you will only get the name of the graphic and not the graphic itself)
    3. a) PNGs cannot be ungrouped, so just begin sizing and placement in your presentation or b) select the EMF and ungroup it; you will see a popup that says, "This is an imported picture. Do you want to convert it to a Microsoft Office drawing object?" Select "Yes" and then ungroup again (there will be a blank field behind the PowerFramework, which you can just delete; this happens with all imported, editable clipart)
    4. You are ready to begin customizing the PowerFramework.

    Another method is to insert the graphic into your PowerPoint Presentation

    1. From the "Insert" menu select "Picture" and then "From File"
      (or click on the "Insert Picture" icon)
    2. Browse to the location where you have saved the downloaded graphic
    3. Once found, double click it and it will show up on your page.
    4. You can either ungroup it now and start customizing the PowerFramework or size it now and then ungroup. If you are using several PowerFrameworks together on a page or even on different pages, you may want to import them all and resize together for a consistent size/look/feel. After sizing your graphic(s):
    5. a) PNGs cannot be ungrouped, so just begin sizing and placement in your presentation or b) select the EMF and ungroup it; you will see a popup that says, "This is an imported picture. Do you want to convert it to a Microsoft Office drawing object?" Select "Yes" and then ungroup again (there will be a blank field behind the PowerFramework, which you can just delete; this happens with all imported, editable clipart)
    6. In some cases, the line will be black and there will be no fill in the PowerFramework. Select it by clicking on the line.

    You are ready to begin customizing the PowerFramework.

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