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Brainstorming What this handout is about This handout discusses techniques that will help you start writing a paper and continue writing through the challenges of the revising process. Brainstorming can help you choose a topic, develop an approach to a topic, or deepen your understanding of the topic’s potential. Introduction If you consciously take advantage of your natural thinking processes by gathering your brain’s energies into a “storm,” you can transform these energies into written words or diagrams that will lead to lively, vibrant writing. Whether you are starting with too much information or not enough, brainstorming can help you to put a new writing task in motion or revive a project that hasn’t reached completion. When you’ve got nothing: You might need a storm to approach when you feel “blank” about the topic, devoid of inspiration, full of anxiety about the topic, or just too tired to craft an orderly outline. Brainstorming techniques Freewriting Break down the topic into levels Cubing

pptPlex 1. What is pptPlex? 2. How do I install it? 3. Is this the same software Bill Gates demoed at the Microsoft CEO Summit 2008? 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Overview and Installation pptPlex is a research prototype developed by Microsoft Office Labs as an exploration of an alternative method of presenting Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 slides. Top 1) Check that your computer meets the requirements (Windows XP or Vista and Office 2007) 2) Download and install pptPlex 3) Open a presentation in PowerPoint 4) Click the pptPlex tab at the top to see all the buttons needed to use pptPlex. 5) Click the “insert new section” button to add a few sections. 6) Click the “Canvas background” button to select a background for the canvas. 7) Click the “From Overview” button to view your presentation. You may also want to watch the four videos on the pptPlex home page to learn more about how to use pptPlex. pptPlex works with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. Authoring pptPlex decks 14. Other topics

Outliner View of very basic outline with graphics. Notepad view in Ecco Pro. Outliners are typically used for computer programming, collecting or organizing ideas, as personal information management or for project management. Design[edit] The principal attribute of outline editors is that they support or enforce the use of a hierarchy of their items. Editing: Sound parent-child relationships are enforced when the user modifies the document structure. Layout[edit] There are two basic types of outliners: one-pane or intrinsic, and two-pane or extrinsic, each with its strengths and weaknesses. A one-pane outliner is known as an intrinsic outliner because the text itself is organized into an outline format—individual sections (such as paragraphs) of text can be collapsed or expanded, while keeping others in view. A two-pane outliner separates structure from content—the structure is extrinsic to the text. Ecco Pro with EccoMV pane. A one- and two-pane outliner may be combined as a hybrid. See also[edit]

Share files with Send This File yWriter5 - Free novel writing software to help you write a book yWriter is a powerful writing program which is free to download and use. yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative tasks of any kind. yWriter was designed by an author, not a salesman! yWriter5 is free to download and use, but you're encouraged to register your copy if you find it useful. If you're just embarking on your first novel a program like yWriter may seem like overkill. I mean, all you have to do is type everything into a word processor! (Although yWriter was designed for novels, enterprising users have created their own translation files to customise the program to work with plays, non-fiction and even sermons.) I'm Simon Haynes, the designer and programmer. "Hands down the easiest and most versatile writing software I've tried and used"M. You'll find the yWriter facebook page here. Categories:

6-3-5 Brainwriting 6-3-5 Brainwriting (also known as the 6-3-5 Method, or Method 635) is a group creativity technique used in marketing, advertising, design, writing and product development originally developed by Professor Bernd Rohrbach in 1968.[1] Based on the concept of Brainstorming, the aim of 6-3-5 Brainwriting is to generate 108 new ideas in half an hour. In a similar way to brainstorming, it is not the quality of ideas that matters but the quantity. The technique involves 6 participants who sit in a group and are supervised by a moderator. Jump up ^ Rohrbach, Bernd: "Kreativ nach Regeln – Methode 635, eine neue Technik zum Lösen von Problemen". ZoomIt Introduction ZoomIt is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations. ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs. Using ZoomIt The first time you run ZoomIt it presents a configuration dialog that describes ZoomIt's behavior, let's you specify alternate hotkeys for zooming and for entering drawing mode without zooming, and customize the drawing pen color and size.

Idéateur Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. On appelle idéateur (néologisme canadien) ou « processeur d'idées » une catégorie de logiciels bureautiques qui permettent à l'utilisateur d'organiser des idées hiérarchiquement. Les tout premiers « processeurs d'idées » étaient simplement des outils destinés à gérer le plan d'un texte linéaire. En 2007, on distingue trois classes de logiciels idéateurs : logiciels organisateurs de textelogiciels de présentation graphiquelogiciels utilisant les graphes sémantiques Ces trois catégories de logiciels sont utilisées quotidiennement par des millions d'utilisateurs qui s'en servent pour organiser des données de manière hiérarchique. Un idéateur est également un professionnel dans le milieu culturel (télévision, théâtre...), dont le rôle est de fournir des idées dans le cadre d'un projet de production[1]. Logiciels organisateurs de texte[modifier | modifier le code] Logiciels de présentation graphique[modifier | modifier le code]