How do you format your 1-page event pages on GOOGLE DOCS

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How do you format your 1-page event pages on GOOGLE DOCS

Post by Nba2302 » December 12th, 2018, 1:05 pm

I really need help on formating for disease detectives. Should I do columns? What font?Size of font?New line for new definition or subject?

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Re: How do you format your 1-page event pages on GOOGLE DOCS

Post by windu34 » December 12th, 2018, 1:15 pm

Nba2302 wrote:I really need help on formating for disease detectives. Should I do columns? What font?Size of font?New line for new definition or subject?
Your first mistake is using google docs imo...
Microsoft Word: 3-4 columns, but not using the columns feature, arrange text boxes in columns, Arial Narrow size 4 (decrease as needed)
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Re: How do you format your 1-page event pages on GOOGLE DOCS

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » December 12th, 2018, 3:23 pm

windu34 wrote:
Nba2302 wrote:I really need help on formating for disease detectives. Should I do columns? What font?Size of font?New line for new definition or subject?
Your first mistake is using google docs imo...
Microsoft Word: 3-4 columns, but not using the columns feature, arrange text boxes in columns, Arial Narrow size 4 (decrease as needed)
I add text on google docs and then use LibreOffice Writer (or MS Word for all you Microsoft nerds) to format it before printing it. It seems to work for me; your results may vary.

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Re: How do you format your 1-page event pages on GOOGLE DOCS

Post by bobthebuilderman » December 12th, 2018, 3:37 pm

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Re: How do you format your 1-page event pages on GOOGLE DOCS

Post by Unome » December 12th, 2018, 7:07 pm

windu34 wrote:Your first mistake is using google docs imo...
Definitely needs repeating :P
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Re: How do you format your 1-page event pages on GOOGLE DOCS

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » December 12th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Unome wrote:
windu34 wrote:Your first mistake is using google docs imo...
Definitely needs repeating :P
Aw come on... my disease detectives notesheet is on google docs. Can't wait until LibreOffice Online comes out if it ever does

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Re: How do you format your 1-page event pages on GOOGLE DOCS

Post by l0lit » December 12th, 2018, 9:01 pm

I like Google Docs, you can format into whatever amount of columns with practically 0 space between them. However, if you're really picky about space saving and still want it to be shared, Google Slides is probably a good bet.

Margins: Depends on printer, I do 0.2 to be safe, Font: Any (Arial Narrow to save space) with size 6, Columns: Usually 3 with about 0.1 between, Images: Set as wrap with 0 margin
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Re: How do you format your 1-page event pages on GOOGLE DOCS

Post by pikachu4919 » December 14th, 2018, 2:01 pm

imo you have more freedom with your cheat sheet design using Google Slides/MS PowerPoint over Google Docs/MS Word, then exporting the slides as a PDF, then printing the PDF. You can put all your text into boxes and move them around however you wish (same with pictures), which is definitely more flexible than any amount of columns/margins could do on a word processing software. You could do the same withAdobe CS software such as InDesign or Illustrator if you have access to it. Personally, I did my Designer Genes and Cell Bio cheat sheets in Google Slides, and I did final formatting of my cheat sheets for Dynamic Planet for nationals in Adobe InDesign (because I was a spoiled newspaper designer who had access to it all the time).
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Re: How do you format your 1-page event pages on GOOGLE DOCS

Post by Galahad » December 16th, 2018, 1:09 am

honestly for these types of events you don't need a lot of info, i end up memorizing a lot.

i just go with a cool .25 margins w/ vertical format. no columns, no special boxes, just lines and highlights man.

it's worked pretty well for me in DD, and it's my 2nd year doing the event

as i said before and something ill always preach: you shouldn't rely on your notes
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Re: How do you format your 1-page event pages on GOOGLE DOCS

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » December 16th, 2018, 12:08 pm

Galahad wrote:honestly for these types of events you don't need a lot of info, i end up memorizing a lot.

i just go with a cool .25 margins w/ vertical format. no columns, no special boxes, just lines and highlights man.

it's worked pretty well for me in DD, and it's my 2nd year doing the event

as i said before and something ill always preach: you shouldn't rely on your notes
dang what cool disease tests are you taking that don't just ask you to list stuff and ask about random diseases

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