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Quick Formatting in Microsoft Applications

Posted in Did you Know? on May 25, 2007 by

Most of you have probably experienced the need to format specific words or phrases with the same attributes. The Format Painter tool (on the standard toolbar) can speed up this process by acquiring the text characteristics from one selection and applying them to another.
With the cursor flashing somewhere in a word displaying the desired format,

  1. Click on the Format Painter (looks like a paintbrush).
    The mouse pointer turns into a paintbrush.
  2. Drag over any unformatted text and let go of the mouse.
    The selected text now appears with the same attributes.

If there is more than one word or phrase that requires the new format,

  1. Double click on the Format Painter and continue dragging over each occurrence of text and releasing the mouse.
  2. To turn the tool off click on it one more time.

Training Schedule for the Week of May 28th

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2007 by

Access – Introduction Course, Physics 63.1
May 28, 2007 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and
May 30, 2007 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Creating U of S Web Surveys Workshop, Arts 110A
May 29, 2007 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Outlook Rules, Tasks, Notes and Categories – Intermediate Workshop, Library 161
May 29, 2007 9:00 am – 11:30 am and
May 31, 2007 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Blackboard Learning System CE 6 Orientation Workshop (formerly WebCT), Arts 110A
May 29, 2007 9:00 am – 10:30 am
UniFi – Extended FAST Queries, 281 John Mitchell
May 30, 2007 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
UniFi – Purchase Requisition Training, 281 John Mitchell
May 31, 2007 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Creating Web Forms Course, Arts 110A
May 31, 2007 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Training Scedule for the Week of May 21st

Posted in Uncategorized on May 18, 2007 by

Excel – Introduction Course, Arts 110A
May 22, 2007 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and
May 24, 2007 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Microsoft Publisher Introduction Course, Arts 110A
May 22, 2007 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and
May 24, 2007 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
PowerPoint Customized Environments – Advanced Workshop, Arts 110A
May 23, 2007 10:00 am – 11:30 am
PAWS Intermediate Course, Arts 110A
May 23, 2007 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PowerPoint Template Development – Advanced Workshop, Arts 110A
May 23, 2007 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
UniFi – Journal Voucher Training, JM 281
May 25, 2007 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Quickly Set/Adjust Tabs in Word

Posted in Did you Know? on May 18, 2007 by

You can set tabs directly on the ruler bar. At the left edge of the ruler bar is a Tab Selector button. When clicked it toggles to show:
Left Aligned Tab (Text lines up on the left and spills out to the right)
Centre Aligned Tab (Text lines up in the centre and spills out equally left and right)
Right Aligned Tab (Text lines up on the right and spills out to the left)
Decimal Tab (Text lines up on the decimal – spills left until decimal is typed, then spills out to the right)
Once you have selected a type of tab, simply click on the ruler bar at the place you want the tab to appear.

To adjust the position of a tab, simply drag the tab to its new location on the ruler bar
To change tab type and add dot leaders double click any tab on the ruler bar to display the Tabs dialog box. From the list, select the tab you wish to alter, and select the appropriate Alignment and Leader features for the selected tab.
To delete a tab, simply drag it downward off the ruler bar.
NB: Tab setting applies to the current paragraph only. If you wish to apply the tab to existing lines or paragraphs, you must select all relevant paragraphs before applying or changing a tab, in order to have the change affect multiple lines and paragraphs.

PAWS Training Manuals Now Online!

Posted in General IT Training on May 18, 2007 by

PAWS training manuals can now be accessed online:
On the PAWS login page, under Help & Information, you can now find a PAWS Training link that will take you to the place on the ITS website where you can access following manuals:

– PAWS Introduction
– PAWS Intermediate
– PAWS Calendar
– PAWS Groups
– PAWS My Courses

The same information can also be found under the Help screen inside PAWS.

Training Schedule for the Week of May 14th

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2007 by

Dreamweaver – Introduction Course, Arts 110A
May 14, 2007 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Crystal Reports Basics Course, Physics 63.1
May 14, 2007 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and
May 15, 2007 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and
May 16, 2007 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and
May 17, 2007 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Podcasting – Use, Production and Distribution, AGRIC 3D85
May 15, 2007 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mac OS X – Introduction Seminar, AGRIC 3D85
May 15, 2007 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Dreamweaver Website Design Tools Workshop, Arts 110A
May 17, 2007 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
SiRIUS General Person, JM 281
May 17, 2007 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm