Go and make a Wordle today and post it on your blog! Or save it in the Public Gallery on Wordle.net and let me know and I’ll try and add it here…..worth a try…
For more information on how to use the Wordle Programme read on…
For Mac Users: To take a partial screen grab with a Mac: press Command (Apple key on old keyboard) and shift together and hold them down. Then press 4. You will see a cross hair (like a gun sight) appear. You can let go of the keys now. You can then click and drag your mouse to make a rectangular shape over the area you want to grab. Once you release the mouse it will make a click sound like a camera (well it used to!) and should put a .png file of your screen shot on the desktop of your Mac.
Edit : For Windows users : To take screen grabs if you are unfamiliar with this procedure.
Go to this site and they show you very clearly how to do it. There’s even a little video on there showing you how to do it in Windows. If this is all a ‘bit much’, but you would like to have your Wordle on your computer (as I started this!) save the image to the Public Gallery on the Wordle site. Copy the link and let me know, by posting the link in your comment, and I will go and take a screen grab and email it to you and then it will be yours! I don’t promise to do it instantly but I’ll do my best.
Major Edit here:
OK I can either start again and write another post or just add on here so I’ll try that first….I’ve added some screen grabs below to try and illustrate the process. I’m not a pro at computer talk or step by steps so I hope this makes it a bit clearer. I’ve emailed the creator of the programme to make sure that he is Ok with me doing this…I just heard back from Mr Feinberg and he says it’s fine! Isn’t that nice?
I’m so scatty brained and I should have thought before I posted this Word Play post. My apologies to my lovely friends who always try and play along with my whims.
I’ve had another look at the site this morning and here are some instructions on how to use and save the Wordles to your blog. Providing you know how to cut and paste you should be allright.
Make the list of words you want to use before you enter them. If you want a word to stick to another one. i.e. Zeb Bakes together then you need to enter a tilde symbol between the two words like this
If you want a word to be more prominent, i.e. larger in size then you need to add it to the list twice or more
Zeb~Bakes Zeb~Bakes bread bread oats barley wheat rye milk sourdough sourdough.
Copy and paste your text into the Create window on the Wordle site as here and press Go:
This will generate an image which you can play with. Click on the Language, Font, Layout, Colour tabs to see what you can do… then when you are happy click on the Save to Public Gallery option in the bottom right hand corner…
a window like the one below will open asking you to input a title and so on, you can put anything you want or leave it anonymous. Just remember not to put your pin numbers and phone numbers and identifying data in there of course.
Here is an example of what the code looks like and where to find it on the wordle site once you have saved your image there.
The code you need is highlighted in blue in the picture above and blown up as an example below…
If you are using a WordPress blog switch to the html view in your edit window and paste the code in and the magic of WordPress will make it appear as an image that links back to the Wordle site. I don’t know what happens in Blogger I’m afraid. Why not try copying and pasting the code below into a trial post and see if you can make it work?
<a href="http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/3196993/bakes_again" title="Wordle: bakes again"><img src="http://www.wordle.net/thumb/wrdl/3196993/bakes_again" alt="Wordle: bakes again" style="padding:4px;border:1px solid #ddd"></a>
Alternatively if you don’t want to bother with code, copy the browser address of your saved image from your browser and just post that in a comment and it will work like a clickable blog link does. i.e. like this http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/3196993/bakes_again
I have posted this one below in my reply to Debra as an example of how it comes out. If you click on the little image it will take you to the bigger image in the Gallery.
You can also save the image as an image using a screen grab as I described above and not save it at all in the Gallery on the public site.