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Astonishing Tip to Create a Remarkable Blog with Free Themes

Customizing Print on a Free Theme

Do you want to spend $29 to $129 or more for a custom theme? By accident I discovered a free way to change the look of your post. By the way, if I write about something, it’s because some pesky problem cropped up on my blog, or I copied someone and something worked right!

My first discovery came when I copied part of someone’s post. I lifted an Interview Format post right from http://hacktheentrepreneur.com/, then customized it to my needs. (They said OK right on their website.) Amazingly all of their formatting came along with the post. Hmmmm.

Next I tried creating a post in Google Docs. Guess what? Some of the formatting followed that document, too. In the Google Docs version of this post I created headings in Arial and the normal text in Verdana. I cannot create a heading or change fonts within the free Twenty-Sixteen Theme on WordPress, but I can make it look better using a word processing program. In this article the it seems that although the font size changed, the font did not, but on the Interview Format post, it did. However, in this post I was able to create a heading size font. Score!

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An Aside About Word Processing

I love Google Docs, even more than Word now first because of the simplicity and ease of use, second, and even more importantly it saves automatically. (Another sad story when I wrote Girls on Fire, my first fiction which is still not ready for your eyes.) Most people love it because it’s so easy to collaborate. That is true enough. It also has a research component that is easy to use. Yes, Google Docs is free, my favorite price, and so is the storage unless you have, I don’t know – twenty years of stuff.

Sometimes Free Is Better

If you want to save money, and want to spend some time experimenting, always try free first. If you do not want to experiment, contact me and I’ll try it, or subscribe to my blog and get advice as I stick out my blogging neck, and have it hacked and nicked.

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Marsha over and out!

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    • Not automatically. Drop Box works better with Word. Drop Box does not have its own programs like Google Docs does. It works more with Word or other programs that are computer based. You can link either Drop Box or Google to work offline with your computer, but I don’t know how you link the two of them. I used to use Drop Box a lot more than Google Docs, but now I use Google Docs almost exclusively. I hope that helps. Maybe other folks can share their thoughts as well.

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  1. Never tried Google docs. I use Dropbox for sending full res photographs sometimes. I’ve recently moved from Windows to MacBook, does this make any difference?

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    • I use them both. I admit that I like Google Docs better now because it saves everything. When I write in Word, it does not save automatically, and that is what is eventually saved in DropBox. If you lose it in Word first, it never makes it to Drop Box, as far as I have experienced. Losing a chapter of writing is pretty frustrating! 🙂

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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