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  • What is the difference between series and frameworks?

    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.

  • 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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