posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 10:11 PM
I was a drill Sargent today with Des. We sat done earlier today, and I ran her through the process of her printing out her labels with her running
the mouse and activating the printer. I told her before I left she would have to write a tutorial out.
We had other work to do today, moving some heavy stuff she couldn't move on her own, so after we got that done, we sat back done at the computer, and
again, went through the procedure, with her documenting everything in her own handwriting. She even was saying "don't tell me what to do", and she
figured out what to click, and how to get to the boot menu, and load up 2 different OS's to do different things. Des is one awesome gal.
As a final step for her knowing how to run the label printing process, I instructed her how to make a new folder with subfolders to contain the labels
for all her products, and how to "save as PDF" for every file she opened. Eventually, she'll get everything moved to the new folder, save it to a
flash drive, and be able to print from any computer. There's no reason for her to use Illustrator 8.0 JUST to print labels. She knows that now.
I've talked with her, and she would like to make new products, but now has no way to create new labels. I'm leaving that ONE thing up to fellow ATS
members, and I'm asking a few of you to step up to the plate, and heed her new requests. Neither Des nor I have any substantial ability in artwork,
but I know that people will volunteer with help to make a new PDF for a new product she makes, and that'll be between you and her. You know you love
her. I know I do.
I am proud of her, not only for dealing with her loss, and all the crap that has gone with it, but also for having the tenacity to learn something
new. She is on a solid path now.
I can't express how much I've appreciated the feedback, and Des feels the same.