Frequently Asked Questions about Using Tapestry of Faith Curricula
How do I add page numbers?
In Microsoft Word: Choose Insert > Page Numbers from the menu. (On the Mac, choose View > Headers and Footers first.)
In WordPerfect: Choose Format > Page > Numbering from the menu.
While you are at it, be sure to reduce the page margins if you want to save paper!
How do I use a Tapestry of Faith program in my congregation?
Look the program over on the UUA.org web site, browsing the pages that introduce the program and the details of the sessions or workshops. If you decide to use the program, download the entire program (or individual sessions or workshops) by clicking the "Entire Program" link, as described below.
Tapestry of Faith programs are designed for adaptation by individual congregations and religious education leaders. Once you have downloaded a Tapestry of Faith program to your computer, you are free to customize it to fit the needs of your congregation or religious education program.
Edit the document on your computer to reflect the sessions and activities you plan to lead. Use the features of your own word processing program to format the document so it is convenient for you to use.
You may wish to print out a copy of your “customized” Tapestry of Faith program for each co-leader. Print out Stories, Handouts, Leader Resources, Taking It Home sections, and other elements of the program as you need them. You are also free to photocopy these resources as needed.
How do I download a Tapestry of Faith program to my PC?
To download an entire program, go to the home page for the program and click the "Entire Program" link. A box may appear asking whether to open the file in your word processor or save the program to your computer. Choose Save.
To download an individual session or workshop, go to the home page for that session or workshop and click the "Entire Session" or "Entire Workshop" link.
Double-click the file that you just downloaded, and your word processor (Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, or some other program) runs and loads the Tapestry of Faith file.
Important: If you use Microsoft Word, save the file as a Word document! Choose File > Save As, set the Save As Type option to "Word document," and click Save. Word warns you that your document will lose its connection to external style sheets. Click Continue.
Be sure to add page numbers to the program before you print it. See "How do I add page numbers?" above.
How do I download a Tapestry of Faith program to my Mac?
To download a program, session, or workshop, go to its home page for the program and click the "Entire Program," "Entire Session," or "Entire Workshop" link.
If you see a blank page in your browser, trying holding down the Option key on your keyboard while clicking the link.
If you see a box saying "File could not be opened," click OK. Although your Mac couldn't open the file, it probably did download it; look on your Mac desktop.
To open the file in Word, try double-clicking the downloaded file to see if it opens in your word processor. If not, and you have Microsoft Word installed on your Mac, click the filename on your desktop to select the file and try one of these options.
- Choose File > Open With > Microsoft Word.
- Choose File > Get Info, set the Open With option to Microsoft Word, and close the dialog box. Now double-clicking the file opens it in Word.
Note: The TextFile program cannot open Tapestry of Faith files.
What if I use WordPerfect?
If your version of WordPerfect doesn't format the Tapestry of Faith file nicely when you download it, rename the file. Change the ".doc" extension to " .html", and then open it in WordPerfect.
What if I don't have a word processing program that can read DOC files?
Tapestry of Faith programs download in files with the extension ".doc",which prompts your computer to open the file in your word processing program. However, the Tapestry of Faith files are actually HTML files (web pages) in disguise. If you have trouble opening a Tapestry DOC file in your word processor or other program, follow these steps:
- Download the file and store it on your computer.
- Open the file in Notepad or another text editor.
- Delete the first three lines (down to but not including "") and replace them with a line saying "".
- Save the file, using a filename that ends in .html.
- Open the file in your browser, your word processor, or other program.
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