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Q: What is the meaning of abbreviations used on the forum?
A: Here are some common abbreviations that people use and their meanings:
CT = Co-teacher
KT = Korean teacher
NT = Native teacher
NET = Native English teacher
OP = Original Poster (i.e. the person who created the thread)
PM = Private messageComputersFonts
Q: How can I use fonts from the internet in Word?
Q: How can I watch TV on the internet?
Q: How can I type Korean on my computer?
Q: Are there alternatives to Windows Movie Maker?
Q: How can I add subtitles to movies?
Q: I can't get subtitles to work with my computer. What do I do?
Q: Should I use subtitles with movies?
Q: Where can I find English movies with Korean subtitles?
Q: What's OpenOffice?
A: OpenOffice.org is a free productivity suite similar to Microsoft Office. While it will let you do most things that you can do with Microsoft Office, it isn't fully compatiable.
Q: Where can I get OpenOffice?
A: You can download it from http://download.openoffice.org/other.html
Q: I'm not sure I'm allowed to install OpenOffice on my school computer(s). What should I do?
A: A portable version is available which you can install to a USB drive. You can get it at http://bit.ly/OOffice-portable
Q: I downloaded a .ppt and opened it in OpenOffice but it doesn't work properly. What happened?
A: OpenOffice isn't fully compatiable with .ppt. If you're using Windows but don't have Microsoft Office you can use Microsoft's Powerpoint viewer. You can get it at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=048DC840-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en
Q: How can I get more backgrounds or templates for OpenOffice?
A: Extensions are available at http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en/taxonomy/term/43
Q: I don't like OpenOffice. Are there any alternatives?
A: Yes - http://tutorialblog.org/best-free-microsoft-office-alternatives/Powerpoint
Q: How do I make Powerpoint games?
Q: How do I link to an internet page from Powerpoint?
Q: I modified a powerpoint and now it doesn't work properly. How do I avoid this?
Q: I can't read the outline from (PPT's name). No text converter is installed for this file type.
A1: To resolve this issue, install each update for your version of the Office program. [Thanks daveyc18]
A2: Use Microsoft's Powerpoint viewer available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=048DC840-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en
Q: How do I open .ppx files with an older version of Powerpoint?
Q: How do I embedd videos in Powerpoint?
Q: How do I play embedded videos?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2797.0.htmlLiving in South Korea Overview
Q: Is there an overview to living in Korea that I should read?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1160.msg3147.html#msg3147At home
Q: How do I turn on my floor heating?
Q: My washing machine is in Korean - how do I use it?
Q: What is my gas bill likely to be?
Q: Does insurance cover dental cavities?
Q: Where can I get help with depression?
Q: Do I need a licence to drive a scooter in Korea?
Q: How do I get a Korean driver's licence and international license?
Q: I'm vegetarian - what phrases can I use?
Q: What should I know about Korean etiquette?
Q: Where can I learn some survival Korean?
Q: What are some resources to learn Korean?
Q: Where can I get movie times in English?
Q: Are there any radio stations I can listen to?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,660.msg1910.html#msg1910Skiing and Snowboarding
Q: What are good places to go skiing / snowboarding?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2493.msg10604.html#msg10604Sending stuff home
Q: How can I send large packages home?
Q: Is there a free Tourist Info /Translation Service over the phone?
Q: Are there any cheap Korean flight sites?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2835.msg13149.html#msg13149Teaching in South Korea Overview
Q: I've never taught before. Is there anything I can read to help me teach?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,3313.msg15818.html#msg15818Classroom management
Q: Where can I find general information about classroom management?
Q: How can I minimize and pre-empt behavioral problems?
Q: How can I get my class to be quiet?
Q: Why are points/rewards needed? Should I use them in class?
Q: What do I do when I lose a class?
Q: What are the legalities of disciplining students?
Q: Where can I find ideas for summer and winter camps?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/board,31.0.htmlOpen Classes
Q: How can I prepare for an open class?
Q: I need to submit a script for my open class. What should I do?
Q: What are good textbooks for adults classes?
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