Archive for August, 2010

Designing a book cover

Published by | Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Whether you’re planning to publish a unique short-run novel at Blurb or need to create a brand book for your company, Designing a Book Cover Hands-On Workshop gives instructions and tips from setup to endflaps.

What lynda.com employees love about living here

Published by | Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Our Human Resources department spearheaded a series of behind-the-scenes videos that talk about what it’s like to work at lynda.com, what inspires us, and what we enjoy most about the area in which our company is located.

In this third video, hear what lynda.com employees love most about living here. From surfing, to cycling, to schools, the Santa Barbara area is an amazing place to live.

If you are interested in working at lynda.com, see all of our current postings on our Careers page.

The lynda.com culture: lynda.com employees share why they love working here

Published by | Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Our Human Resources department spearheaded a series of behind-the-scenes videos that talk about what it’s like to work at lynda.com, what inspires us, and what we enjoy most about the area in which our company is located.

In this second video, lynda.com employees share how they feel about lynda.com: how they feel about the product, coworkers, quality, work ethic, benefits, and the company as a whole. They also share how passionate they are about making a difference in so many members’ lives.

If you are interested in working at lynda.com, see all of our current postings on our Careers page.

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training updated for iOS 4

Published by | Friday, August 20th, 2010

We’ve just released an updated version of our course, iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training, to include information about iOS4. Garrick Chow provides in-depth instruction on all aspects of the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, including making calls, emailing, browsing the web, managing time, getting around town, taking notes, taking photos, and listening to music. This live-action course includes hands-on demonstrations of how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and includes tips for setting up the iPhone and iPod Touch so they behave as expected. An extensive section on troubleshooting helps when the occasional glitches happen.

Bruce & Lynda share why they love working here

Published by | Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Our Human Resources department spearheaded a series of behind-the-scenes videos that talk about what it’s like to work at lynda.com, what inspires us, and what we enjoy most about the area in which our company is located.

In this first video, lynda.com founders Bruce Heavin and Lynda Weinman tell us why they love to come to work here every day. From enabling members to make the most of their abilities, to striving to give more to members than expected, to reinventing education and putting the joy and curiosity back into the experience of learning, Bruce and Lynda explain the challenges and joys of being a part of lynda.com.

If you are interested in working at lynda.com, see all of our current postings on our Careers page.

Top Excel Power Shortcut #5: Instant display of all worksheet formulas

Published by | Monday, August 16th, 2010

Excel 2010 Power Shortcuts with Dennis Taylor is now live in the Online Training Library®, so be sure to check it out. Here’s shortcut number five, Instant display of all worksheet formulas:

Did you miss the first four top shortcuts?

Top Excel Power Shortcut #1: Entering the same data into nonadjacent cells
Top Excel Power Shortcut #2: Converting formulas to values
Top Excel Power Shortcut #3: Copying formulas or data in a column
Top Excel Power Shortcut #4: Adjust column widths or row heights

and see all of the Power Shortcuts in the course.

Top Excel Power Shortcut #4: Adjust column widths or row heights

Published by | Thursday, August 12th, 2010

We’re very excited about our upcoming course, Excel 2010 Power Shortcuts with Dennis Taylor, that’s due to be released soon—so excited that we’ve decided to give you a sneak peek at some of his top power shortcuts. Here’s shortcut number four:

Have an Excel spreadsheet that has columns or rows that are sized incorrectly, making the data difficult or impossible to read? This time-saving shortcut shows how you can adjust column widths or row heights in a flash.

Did you miss the first three top shortcuts?

Top Excel Power Shortcut #1: Entering the same data into nonadjacent cells
Top Excel Power Shortcut #2: Converting formulas to values
Top Excel Power Shortcut #3: Copying formulas or data in a column

Top Excel Power Shortcut #3: Copying formulas or data in a column

Published by | Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

We’re very excited about our upcoming course, Excel 2010 Power Shortcuts with Dennis Taylor, that’s due to be released soon—so excited that we’ve decided to give you a sneak peek at some of his top power shortcuts. Here’s the third shortcut:


In Excel, if you want to copy a formula or data down a column, you don’t need to copy and paste or even drag—a difficult task if you have thousands of rows of data. This time-saving shortcut shows how you can copy text or a formula down a column in an instant. If you’re already familiar with this shortcut, this video shows how it is improved in Excel 2010.

Did you miss the first two top shortcuts? Watch Top Excel Power Shortcut #1: Entering the same data into nonadjacent cells and Top Excel Power Shortcut #2: Converting formulas to values.