Waygook! => Website usage, help, FAQs, Questions, Suggestions. => Topic started by: Dyl on December 06, 2010, 09:00:50 am

Title: F.A.Q
Post by: Dyl on December 06, 2010, 09:00:50 am
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Q: Where are the subscriptions and what if I don't have a paypal account?
A: Subscriptions are located here (http://www.waygook.org/index.php?action=profile;area=subscriptions), however, please note that you do not need a paypal account to purchase a subscription.  In the same manner you go to the subscription page, you select the subscription you want, and make sure you do not have the "make this a recurring payment" option selected.  It's a check mark above the button that says "order with paypal".  It will direct you to paypal, but at the bottom you can simply choose to pay with debit or credit without having a paypal account.  This method is secure, and so we prefer it to others at the moment.


Q: Who can I contact about a complaint or an issue I am having on Waygook?
A: There is a list of moderators on this page >> Forum Staff (http://www.waygook.org/index.php?page=staff).  If you have a subscription issue specifically, it is best to get in touch with the Admin or Site Programmer.  Moderators can also help you with site issues.  You do not need a minimum post count, but you will be limited to 2 messages per day on the private messaging system if you do not have any posts made on the forum.  This is to avoid spamming messages.

Forum Posts

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 message



Q: How can I use fonts from the internet in Word?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2798.msg12941.html#msg12941


Q: How can I watch TV on the internet?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2764.msg12752.html#msg12752


Q: How can I type Korean on my computer?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,38.msg73.html#msg73
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1934.msg6775.html#msg6775


Q: Are there alternatives to Windows Movie Maker?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2705.msg15114.html#msg15114

Q: How can I add subtitles to movies?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2383.msg9830.html#msg9830

Q: I can't get subtitles to work with my computer. What do I do?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1308.0.html

Q: Should I use subtitles with movies?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1547.msg4841.html#msg4841

Q: Where can I find English movies with Korean subtitles?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2383.msg9796.html#msg9796


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/



Q: How do I make Powerpoint games?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1901.0.html

Internet Pages

Q: How do I link to an internet page from Powerpoint?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1442.0.html


Q: I modified a powerpoint and now it doesn't work properly. How do I avoid this?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,3235.msg15300.html#msg15300


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?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1906.0.html


Q: How do I embedd videos in Powerpoint?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1462.0.html

Q: How do I play embedded videos?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2797.0.html

Living in South Korea


Q: Is there an overview to living in Korea that I should read?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1364.msg3999.html#msg3999
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1160.msg3147.html#msg3147

At home

Q: How do I turn on my floor heating?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2374.msg9721.html#msg9721

Q: My washing machine is in Korean - how do I use it?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,578.msg1650.html#msg1650

Q: What is my gas bill likely to be?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2959.msg13409.html#msg13409


Q: Does insurance cover dental cavities?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2476.msg10484.html#msg10484


Q: Where can I get help with depression?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,3159.msg14599.html#msg14599


Q: Do I need a licence to drive a scooter in Korea?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,3205.msg15006.html#msg15006

Q: How do I get a Korean driver's licence and international license?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2592.msg11388.html#msg11388


Q: I'm vegetarian - what phrases can I use?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,3155.msg14573.html#msg14573


Q: What should I know about Korean etiquette?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1323.msg3803.html#msg3803


Q: Where can I learn some survival Korean?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,567.msg5391.html#msg5391

Q: What are some resources to learn Korean?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,36.msg71.html#msg71


Q: Where can I get movie times in English?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,3108.msg14091.html#msg14091


Q: Are there any radio stations I can listen to?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,660.msg1910.html#msg1910

Skiing and Snowboarding

Q: What are good places to go skiing / snowboarding?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2709.msg12476.html#msg12476
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2493.msg10604.html#msg10604

Sending stuff home

Q: How can I send large packages home?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1372.msg4030.html#msg4030


Q: Is there a free Tourist Info /Translation Service over the phone?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,62.msg126.html#msg126


Q: Are there any cheap Korean flight sites?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2835.msg13149.html#msg13149

Teaching in South Korea


Q: I've never taught before. Is there anything I can read to help me teach?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1683.msg5393.html#msg5393
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1680.msg5386.html#msg5386
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,3313.msg15818.html#msg15818

Classroom management

Q: Where can I find general information about classroom management?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,678.msg1966.html#msg1966
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2775.0.html
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2580.msg11293.html#msg11293

Q: How can I minimize and pre-empt behavioral problems?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,677.msg1965.html#msg1965

Q: How can I get my class to be quiet?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1900.msg6503.html#msg6503

Q: Why are points/rewards needed? Should I use them in class?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2666.msg12056.html#msg12056

Q: What do I do when I lose a class?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2333.msg9520.html#msg9520

Q: What are the legalities of disciplining students?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2340.msg9569.html#msg9569


Q: Where can I find ideas for summer and winter camps?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/board,31.0.html

Open Classes

Q: How can I prepare for an open class?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2535.msg10997.html#msg10997

Q: I need to submit a script for my open class. What should I do?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2699.msg12424.html#msg12424


Q: What are good textbooks for adults classes?
A: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1935.msg6788.html#msg6788

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Q: [Question]
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