Wordle & Tagxedo Presented By: Brian Gannon & Connie Jaeger
Word Clouds  
Wordle & Tagxedo This presentation will explore Wordle.net and Tagxedo.com 1) Creating word clouds 2) Different importing ...
  Creating a Cloud in  Wordle
  <ul><li>Enter your text using copy/paste, or type manually </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the URL of a web page you want to ana...
PRESS GO
  Click “Randomize” until you have a look you enjoy Or, we can make our own changes...
<ul><li>  Font </li></ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul>Things we can change
Printing and saving <ul><li>The only bad part of Wordle. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a direct Print option </li></ul><ul><l...
Tagxedo Very similar to Wordle Big difference: create different shapes
Getting started Two ways to create
Creating & Changing To add text
Creating & Changing To Save, Print, Share
Creating & Changing To change the way it looks } Respin - randomly change Lock - don’t allow changes Menu - manually chang...
Creating & Changing To use a shape instead  of a “cloud”
Creating & Changing Advanced options, not used often
Advanced Options Vocabulary Frequency Modifier - allows you to increase the number of times a word is used without retypin...
Code tricks MDMC :50  - will automatically increase the frequency of “MDMC” to 50 San ~ Diego - will keep the words San an...
Printing/Saving/Sharing Much easier than Wordle, although some options are complicated.
Examples
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  1. 1. Wordle & Tagxedo Presented By: Brian Gannon & Connie Jaeger
  2. 2. Word Clouds  
  3. 3. Wordle & Tagxedo This presentation will explore Wordle.net and Tagxedo.com 1) Creating word clouds 2) Different importing options 3) Changing the look of the cloud 4) Exporting, saving and printing clouds
  4. 4.   Creating a Cloud in Wordle
  5. 5.   <ul><li>Enter your text using copy/paste, or type manually </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the URL of a web page you want to analyze </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the username of a del.icio.us user to see their tags </li></ul>OR OR Wordle
  6. 6. PRESS GO
  7. 7.   Click “Randomize” until you have a look you enjoy Or, we can make our own changes...
  8. 8. <ul><li>  Font </li></ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul>Things we can change
  9. 9. Printing and saving <ul><li>The only bad part of Wordle. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a direct Print option </li></ul><ul><li>No Save option </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- you can use a “screen capture” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Mac: Command+Shift+4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-PC: “print screen” button, then paste </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Tagxedo Very similar to Wordle Big difference: create different shapes
  11. 11. Getting started Two ways to create
  12. 12. Creating & Changing To add text
  13. 13. Creating & Changing To Save, Print, Share
  14. 14. Creating & Changing To change the way it looks } Respin - randomly change Lock - don’t allow changes Menu - manually change options
  15. 15. Creating & Changing To use a shape instead of a “cloud”
  16. 16. Creating & Changing Advanced options, not used often
  17. 17. Advanced Options Vocabulary Frequency Modifier - allows you to increase the number of times a word is used without retyping the word Normalize Frequency - Will make a list of unrepeated words look like a normal word cloud Spread - how different do you want the biggest and smallest words to be? (preset at 40)
  18. 18. Code tricks MDMC :50 - will automatically increase the frequency of “MDMC” to 50 San ~ Diego - will keep the words San and Diesgo together when forming the cloud. Word :#ff0000 - you can make any single word any color you want. (Requires knowledge of color hex codes)
  19. 19. Printing/Saving/Sharing Much easier than Wordle, although some options are complicated.
  20. 20. Examples
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