Tip of the Week
Don't click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of unsolicited emails
From SANS Institute: Spam filters are catching most unwanted e-mail, but some might still reach you. Most spam is designed to get you to respond with your own email or to click a link to "unsubscribe." When you respond or click the "unsubscribe" link, the sender takes your email address and adds it to a SPAM database of active email addresses. You might then start to receive a large amount of SPAM in your inbox. Do not respond or click the "unsubscribe" links.
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Save your work frequently in the Academic Computer Labs and Libraries
You never know when there will be an electrical spike in the building or a lightning strike close by but either can turn off your computer. Save yourself having to retype an essay or recreating a large spreadsheet simply by saving your work every 5 minutes.
To get help when working in Microsoft Office use the shortcut vs. moving your cursor to the question mark. Just hit the F1 key.
March 4, 2013
If you only want to print on one side of a page and you are printing to an MFD you can do this if your computer has Windows 7 installed. After you select “print” you can change the option from duplexing to single side before printing your document.
To close all open programs, shut down windows, and turn off your computer from the keyboard just hit Alt and F4 at the same time.
Have you ever wondered how fast your ISP really is compared to others? Check
out Netflix's ISP Speed Index to find out.
INCREASE VIEWING AREA IN INTERNET EXPLORER
To increase the viewing area in Internet Explorer press function key F11. To restore the screen to normal press F11 again.
TO START A NEW PAGE IN WORD
Press the Ctrl key followed by the Enter key.
May 6, 2013
SELECTING MORE THAN ONE CELL IN AN EXCEL SPREADSHEET
To select more than one cell click the left-hand mouse pointing at each cell in turn to be selected while holding down the Ctrl key.
May 13, 2013
SELECTING ALL THE CELLS IN AN EXCEL SPREADSHEET.To select all the cells click the left-hand mouse button while pointing at the blank rectangle about the 1 and to the left of the A (left-hand corner of the sheet).
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