This is to follow up with the last post about finding doctrines and principles as you are studying your scriptures.
After I study a certain scripture block, I will often turn to talks from the Brethren concerning the main doctrine or principle that impacted me the most in that story.
Of course you could just print it off and read it, but the format wouldn’t fit into your journal.
But if you want it to fit into your journal – here is the formula:
Warning: This process may seem difficult (it really isn’t though), but once you get it down you can do it over and over.
1- Go to the web page with the talk you want to study.
2- Highlight the entire talk and copy it by right clicking on your mouse and hitting “copy”
3- Open a Word document and paste the text to the document (right click and hit “paste”)
4- Narrow the margins so you can fit more words on the page. I did “0.5” on this document, often I go smaller.
5- Change the orientation of the page from “portrait” to “landscape”
6- Change the document so it is in 2 columns
7- It is hard to see, but I went through and numbered each paragraph. This allows for easy referencing.
7- Since this document is taking up more than 2 pages, I need to condense it down. So I highlighted the entire text and opened “Paragraph” and changed the spacing to “O point” instead of the default spacing where it leaves spaces before and after the paragraphs.
Now we can make a pamphlet… after one more step…
It won’t fold into a pamphlet correctly set up like this.
8- So highlight the entire first column, “cut” it by right clicking and hitting “cut”
This will move the other 3 columns up and leave a space at the end. Paste the first column there.
9- Print onto one page front and back (this may take some brain power to figure out how to put your paper back in on the second time around)
11- Tape into your journal. But DON”T tape down the ends so it will still turn like a page.
There you go! Hope you can use this a lot in your scripture study!
Here is this talk if you want it:
judge not and judging (Word document)
judge not and judging (PDF document)