Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Creative Writing, the Phrase Series

Psiplex has
s! Well, three new pieces of creative writing on
to be precise :-) Clicking the image will take you to the page.




Additionally, the Psiplex LifeSeries presentations that I create for the
are converted for ISSUU 'books' also. In the upload stage, there is an option to choose for adding audio which is nice. In preparing the iWork Keynote files for YouTube, I just export a PDF version to be used for the Psiplex
It makes for a tidy production flow and keeps all the fun intact by focusing on content rather than hoops to jump through.
Over the course of the last month or so, it has been a lot of fun to share with you some observations on life in the form of photos, prose and poetry. The Phrase series is an assemled ongoing collection of these observations that I hope you enjoy. The cool thing about using ISSUU is that the PDF files created can be uploaded and shared to view, print locally, embed in web pages and download. It looks like you are flipping through a book with a lot of options to zoom in, zoom out on images or text and to scroll through pages in an intuitive manner.

As for adding audio to your ISSUU document, you just have to have an audio clip, like an MP3 file on a server with the absolute URL ready to go. During upload, expand the media tab or go to my library, select one of your documents, and press edit. Expand the media tab and enter a url for the a playlist (m3u) or a single mp3. Press 'test' to verify and the save. You can see an example of a poem I created called '
with an MP3 instrumental added, just look for the little speaker icon to turn it on and off. This is useful if you want to add your voice to a document that better explains your content. You can also add video to documents in a similar manner.

Hope you get a chance to see what ISSUU can do for your projects, share your experiences here and make some comments. I am more than happy to share with you how I created these documents, exported as PDF files and uploaded and tagged the series. ISSUU has made it all very simple and quick.
There is a video on ISSUU that explains how to
and share your content with the world

Make some use of it and have fun!

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” - Steve Jobs

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  1. Hey, how are you doing? Hope all is well.

  2. Wow!
    That is really impressive!
    I just started blogging and I barely have time to post, answer the comments and socializing.
    I don't know if I have time to publish any of my work.
    So for now I'll stick with the blogging but I made a note of this. It looks really promising.
    Can you do me a favor and keep me informed on how well this works for you?
    Thank you and good luck to you!



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