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Creating Accessible PDF Documents
Lynda.com needs your input! Lynda.com is planning a course to help you create accessible PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat. They'd like to hear what topics interest you most as you approach accessibility with your PDF documents. Visit http://blog.lynda.com/2011/11/04/creating-accessible-pdf-documents/ to rate the importance of each listed topic on a 1-5 scale, with 1 being most important and 5 being least important.
New Course - Cleaning Up Your Excel Data
In this course, Dennis Taylor explores the functions, commands, and techniques in Excel that restructure data, remove unwanted characters, convert date data into the desired format, and prepare data for efficient analysis. This course helps get data from a business management system file, other database software, a text file, or a poorly designed Excel worksheet into optimal shape for working with in Excel. Exercise files are included with the course.
New Course - Building and Monetizing Game Apps for iOS
Author Todd Perkins uses Objective-C and Xcode to build Mole It!, a full-featured game app for the iPhone and iPad that can be downloaded for free from the iOS App Store. The finished app implements Game Center functionality as well as channels for generating revenue. The course introduces the open-source gaming framework cocos2d and explains the fundamental classes necessary for creating a game. The course also shows how to incorporate multi-touch capabilities, customize a game's appearance, set up iAds and in-app purchasing, and configure leaderboards that record and display scores. Exercise files accompany the course.
Time Management Fundamentals
Effective time management is an indispensible skill. In Time Management Fundamentals, Dave Crenshaw explains how to sensibly allocate time in order to achieve greater productivity. Starting with an exploration of productivity styles, Dave details a set of principles for staying organized, consolidating the workspace, keeping a clear mind, and developing a time budget. Also covered are techniques for managing a full inbox, processing email, and reserving time for the most important activities. Exercise files accompany the course.
A new version (1.4.0) of the
iPhone/iPad app is now available at the
App Store. Some highlights of this new version:
- Added iPhone and iPad app AirPlay support so you can watch lynda.com courses on your Apple TV.
- Customized the iPad video player to support playing the previous and next movies in a course.
- Updated the iPhone app search to auto-complete course names.
- Added lyndaCampus support.
To enable AirPlay, you will need a second-generation Apple TV with iOS 4.3 or later installed, and the iOS device and the Apple TV must be on the same local network.