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
<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
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><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>
Tagxedo Very similar to Wordle Big difference: create different shapes
Creating & Changing To change the way it looks } Respin - randomly change Lock - don’t allow changes Menu - manually change options
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 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)
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)
Printing/Saving/Sharing Much easier than Wordle, although some options are complicated.