Rufina Stencil is one of Oregon State University’s brand fonts, and defaults to using hanging numerals, as seen in the top example.

However, our brand calls for using full-height numerals, as seen in the lower example.
To change the figures in InDesign, there are a few different options. First is to select the number you want to change one-by-one, and select the full-height numeral that appears next to it.

This can also be done one-by-one by going to Window > “Type and Tables” > Glyphs, and double-clicking the correct version.

The easiest for us that takes care of all the numbers at once is to create a paragraph style. Go to Window > Styles > Paragraph Styles and create a new paragraph style. Double-click and in the ‘OpenType Features’ tab, next to Figure Style, change to Proportional Oldstyle. Now all numbers in that paragraph style for this document will stay full-height.

Microsoft Word also allows you to change numeral height. Select the text and on the advanced Font Options, open the Font dialog box. Go to the advanced tab and next to number forms, select Old-Style.

Unfortunately Microsoft Powerpoint doesn’t allow for changing numbers to full height, so we advise if numbers are being shown prominently to use either Stratum or Kievit Office instead.

Thank you and good luck.

 

To change a photo that’s locked on the Slide Master, first go to View> Slide Master, and you’ll see all the layout options available to you. These aren’t being seen in the final presentation, but they are the starting place that your presentation bases it’s design on.

To change the image, select the picture and go to Format Picture>Change Picture. Locate the photo you’d like to use, and click Replace.

Because the photo you choose might not be the same dimensions as a Powerpoint slide, you may need to change the size of the photo to make it full screen.

From Format Picture, click crop, and hover over the edges to get your cursor to change to a black T or L.

Expand this to the size of the slide, and then enlarge the photo to fit within. Move around the photo to make sure nothing vital gets cut off, or to leave room for the text to be readable. Click off of the photo to apply the changes.

When you’re done, go to Slide Master>Exit Master view to return to your presentation. If your changes haven’t been updated, you may need to use the drop down for Layout and choose the slide with your new image.

Thank you and good luck.

 

If you find you’re stuggling with too many folders in your ‘All Files’ in Box, there is a quick solution to make favorites and only use the folders most relevant to you.

 

First, click the ‘More Options’ icon next to any folder, and select ‘Favorite’ on the drop-down. Your favorites can be found off to the left-hand sidebar to view your favorites. For even quicker access, you can create a bookmark in your browser for your Favorites folder, so you can bypass ‘All Files’ completely.

 

One of the most common things we get asked about is Powerpoint Templates.

Many think their only option is to use the slide they see as the title, and the default title slide shows a whale in this arrangement. If you go to the layout drop-down, you can see there are many title slides to choose from. We have a couple different images to work with as placeholder, or if you’d like to use your own photo you can edit it from the Slide Master.

The same applies to the interior slides, so you can choose a different layout, color variation, or if you’d like to have just a blank slide. Thank you and good luck.