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Printing Tip: Printing in Computer Lab 832 and Library
The printing system in the Computing Lab 832 (and Jessup Library) is a combination Copier/Printer provided by Xerox. The cost is 5¢ per page.
The basics steps in printing are as follows:
1) Send your print job to the printer using the default printer on your computer. This should be the Xerox DocuCenter 420. This prints black and white only.
2) Note your computer number before you go to the printer. You will use this to find your print job from the job list on the printer.
3) To activate the printer, you will need to insert money or a copy card (available via a vending machine in the Computing Lab and Library) sufficient in value to complete the job. If you use a copy card, you may add money to it at any time, up to $20
4) The list of printer jobs should be displayed on the touch panel of the printer. It is best to scroll to the BOTTOM of the list and look for your print job, since most recent jobs are listed last. Your print job should be identified by your machine number. Press the line with your print job. You should see a detail of your job and a "release" soft-button on the screen. Press this release button and your job should print. When finished, you can get remaining change from the money/copy card counter by pressing the change plunger or the white button on the card reader.
Office Tip: Office 2007 / 2003 Compatibility
Now that Office 2007 is available, users of Office 2003 may experience difficulty opening files created in the new version. If you find compatibility of document formats is an issue, try the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats download from Microsoft. Read the overview and details from the page to ensure that this software is right for your computer. This product provides the necessary converters to allow many Office 2007 documents to be read with Office 2003.
Vista / Office 2007 Rollout
Microsoft Vista (Business) and Office 2007 are the newest additions in select classrooms. Here are the rooms that have new Vista installations:
Labs 834, 829, 832-E and Grove Street 104 are now converted to Microsoft Vista and Office 2007.
Labs 154 and 822 have removable drive sets which offer Microsoft Vista and Office 2007. The rooms still have drive sets with traditional software.
Lab 823 has Office 2007 added. (This lab still operates under Windows XP, to accommodate our current CADD software.)
The Open Computing Lab in 832 has been split, with a bank of new computers added with Vista and Office 2007 capabilities. To maintain compatibility with other labs, there is still a bank of computers with Windows XP and Office 2003.
In addition to the PC computing Labs, the Physics Lab in room M830 has received six new Vista PCs for use in lab work.
Internet Explorer 7 Tip: New Internet Explorer Shortcuts
Internet Explorer 7 provides many new feature for users. Full-page zooming is included in this version.
Clicking on the percentage dropdown at the lower right corner of the IE7 browser allows you to select viewing percentage.
Quick shortcuts may also be used: Hold down Ctrl and tap the plus (+) key to increase the zoom and hold Ctrl and tap the minus (-) key to decrease it. Similarly, you may use the Ctrl with the zero key to quickly return to 100%.
SIS 8.9 Tip: Helpful Bookmark Reference
SIS 8.9 has been implemented with a new interface for users. Print this Helpful Bookmark Reference on your printer.
Word Tip: Using Mouse to Select Text
The following methods are excerpt from the Microsoft Office 2003 Help documents.
Any amount of text
Drag over the text.
Double-click the word.
A line of text
Move the pointer to the left of the line until it changes to a right-pointing arrow and then
Hold down CTRL and then click anywhere in the sentence.
Move the pointer to the left of the paragraph until it changes to a right-pointing arrow and then double- Or triple-click anywhere in the paragraph.
Move the pointer to the left of the paragraphs until it changes to a right-pointing arrow and then click and drag up or down.
A large block of text
Click at the start of the selection, scroll to the end of the selection and then hold down SHIFT and
An entire document
Move the pointer to the left of any document text until it changes to a right-pointing arrow and then triple-
Word Tip: Navigate Word through Thumbnails
When editing a large document with Word, you can view the pages by thumbnails in the left column for quick navigation and selection of pages. To turn on, choose "View Thumbnail" from the Word menu. To navigate to a page just click its thumbnail.
Research Tip: Using the Research features in MS Office and IE
The research button may be used to quickly search for definitions, synonyms and encyclopedia entries. The button is available in Office 2003 products, as well as Internet Explorer.
Word Tip: How to count words in your Word document
You may be typing a paper that requires a minimum number of words. How do you know when you have reached your goal? In Word, choose File / Properties from the menu and select the Statistics tab. Your word count will display (with many other interesting statistics about your document.)
Cisco Phone Tip for PVCC Offices: Quick Rewind and Slow Down while Listening to Message
Do you sometimes miss something someone has said in a voicemail message? Simply press the 7 key on your phone to skip back a few seconds to hear it again. You can repeat this process to back up further.
Still having a hard time understanding the caller? Try pressing the 4 button while the message is playing to slow down the caller's message.
Windows Tip - Keyboard Shortcut: Windows key-D - Minimize all open windows at once to display desktop.
This tip is handy when you are trying to view your desktop and you don't want to close all windows individually.
Hold the Windows key (the one with the Windows Logo ) on your keyboard and press D. All open windows will be minimized to the taskbar. Repeat this step and the windows will restore to their original locations.
Word Tip: Simultaneously view two parts of your Word document
You may click Window / Split from the menu bar and click midway on the page to create a split. Both the top and bottom regions are independently scrollable. This helps you work on one page while still viewing a page in another part of the document. To turn this feature off, click Window / Remove Split.
Word Tip - Keyboard Shortcut: CTRL-1 and CTRL-2: Selecting Single And Double Spacing As You Type
When you are typing paragraphs in a Word document, you may wish to change from single to double spacing, or vice versa.
The quick way to change your text to double spacing is to hold down the Ctrl key and press 2. To change it back to single spacing, press Ctrl-1.
Extra tip: If you would like 1.5 spacing, use Ctrl-5.
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