“Leave a comment” or “Post comment” area is NOT showing up on Posts/Pages

Apologies to all of my blog readers if the “Leave a comment” or “Post comment” area happen to be missing/disappear in most of my posts, especially to those who are 28 days older. It’s my bad. I did not pay attention to my default settings. There is one setting that I need to untick in order for the comment area not to disappear in any of my older posts or pages.

For the benefits of other bloggers out there, here is how you can solve these issues if you happen to be using WordPress.org and wondering why the “Leave a comment” button is missing.

When you click or open any of my posts, you should be able to “Post comment” at the end of the post. Because of my default settings, the comments section disappeared after 28 days.

All you have to do, under your Settings/Discussion, is to UNTICK the box highlighted in the image above and that will solve your problem of “Post comment” area disappearing.

Don’t forget to tick the boxes as shown in the image below to activate the comments section.

I hope you find this helpful.

Have a good day!

Cheers.

How to export your project Revit Families to your local drive

I’m sure you’ll find the same procedure from Autodesk Knowledge Network when you Google the same topic.

After my 1TB Seagate external hard drive failed to work, I lost lots all my personal files and project-related references. Some of these files are the Revit families I created for some projects that can be re-use for my future Revit projects. Because of this, I decided to go back to those projects I worked with and start exporting copies of, not only specific families but all the families in that project to make it easy and quick.

So, let’s get started.

Once you have your Revit file open, go to:

File – Save As – Library – Family

Then you’ll be prompted where do you want to save your exported families. You may click on the “Documents” folder icon on the left to create your own folder. Keep the rest as default then click “Save”.

And in just a few seconds or minutes, you’ll have all the Revit families exported in your local drive.

Have a great day.

Cheers!

Video Screen Recording using Microsoft PowerPoint

Hi there, Allan Cantos here. I hope you are having a great day.

Today, I share to you about this Microsoft PowerPoint cool features that I just noticed recently.

While looking for video capturing software for my colleague in the office (because I can’t use my personal licensed Screencast-O-matic video recording software on the company laptop), someone told me that you can use Powerpoint. I thought you can use Microsoft PowerPoint to insert videos only to your slides but I was wrong. This will be your “Video Screen Recording” software alternative.

On the new 2016 Microsoft Powerpoint, you’ll notice a new addition to the “Media” ribbon tab under the “Insert” menu. Yes, you’re right! You’ll find the “Screen Recording” button that has been added. Out of curiosity, I ran a test.

This is a really cool feature that Microsoft Powerpoint offers. You don’t need to purchase video capturing software anymore. What Powerpoint allows you to do now is record your screen outside the PowerPoint and import that recording to your slides automatically. Not only that, you can use this feature to record your screen to record something and have it exported as a separate media file.

So, from the “Insert” menu and under the”Media” ribbon tab, select the “Screen Recording” icon.

You will be prompted to select the extent of the area you want to capture.

It greys out your screen, then you can go ahead and select an area you want to capture. It pretty much acts as the other video recording software.

You also have an option to include audio and your pointer. Once you are ready, hit that “Record” button and start recording your video after the 3 seconds delay grace period.

Once you’re done with recording, your video will automatically be added to your PowerPoint slide. But this cool feature does not stop from there. You can actually export your video as an independent media file, in MP4 format.

To do that, just “right-click” on the inserted video in your PowerPoint slide.

And select “Save Media as”. Then you will be prompted where would you like to save the file, then name your media file accordingly.

I hope you find this helpful.

Have a wonderful day.

Cheers!