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Training Schedule for the Week of February 25th

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2008 by

Digital Imagery – Introduction Course, Physics 175
February 26, 2008 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
PAWS Intermediate Course, John Mitchell Rm 281
February 27, 2008 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
PowerPoint Instructor Workshop – Working With ClipArt, Arts 110A
February 29, 2008 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
For EMAP and UniFi course offerings, please visit ITS Training website.

PowerPoint: “Package for CD” Option

Posted in Did you Know? on February 25, 2008 by

Use Microsoft PowerPoint’s “Package for CD” feature to burn your presentation onto a disc. Along with the presentation, this feature automatically adds to the CD a copy of the Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer. This program can run PowerPoint presentations–even those with password protection–on computers that don’t have PowerPoint installed.
Should you need to run your presentation from someone else’s computer, you don’t have to worry if their PC has PowerPoint installed. To save a PowerPoint presentation using the Package for CD feature, select File / Package for CD.

Microsoft Outlook: Create a List

Posted in Did you Know? on February 25, 2008 by

Do you find yourself sending messages over and over to the same six people? Instead of typing e-mail addresses for Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey, Monica, and Phoebe each time, put them into a group or list so you can type just one word (“Friends”) to reach all six.
To start the process in Microsoft Outlook open the address book and select File / New / Distribution List.

Training Schedule for the Week of February 18th

Posted in Uncategorized on February 18, 2008 by

EMAP – Studio in a Box Production Package Training, Studio B, Room 30 Education Bldg
February 19, 2008 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Blackboard Learning System for Instructors Workshop (formerly WebCT), Arts 110A
February 20, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Excel – Advanced Course, Physics 63.1
February 20, 2008 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
UniFi – Extended FAST Queries, 281 John Mitchell
February 20, 2008 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
EMAP – iDVD Advanced, Ag 3D85
February 20, 2008 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
UniFi – Journal Voucher Training, 281 John Mitchell
February 21, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Outlook – Introduction Course, Library 161
February 21, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Access: Nine Shortcut Keys that Save You Time

Posted in Did you Know? on February 18, 2008 by

Moving through and entering data can be speeded up significantly by using shortcut keys.
Here’s a list of some of the more useful shortcuts:
To undo typing CTRL+Z or ALT+BACKSPACE
To Undo changes Hit ESC once for current field, ESC twice for current record
To insert the current date CTRL+SEMICOLON (;)
To insert the current time CTRL+COLON (:)
To insert the default value for a field CTRL+ALT+SPACEBAR
To insert the value from the same CTRL+APOSTROPHE (‘) field in the previous record
To add a new record CTRL+PLUS SIGN (+)
To delete the current record CTRL+MINUS SIGN (-)
To recalculate the fields in the window F9

The “continuous” mode for fast-action pictures.

Posted in Did you Know? on February 18, 2008 by

Every digital camera has a single-shot mode. It lets you take one picture at a time. This works fine when taking pictures of things that don’t move.
But if you want to take fast-action pictures — like sports — you need to change the camera’s settings. If your camera has a “continuous” mode that lets you take several pictures right after another, use it. If not, turn off the LCD screen preview and the camera may work faster.

Training Schedule for the Week of February 11th

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10, 2008 by

PowerPoint Intermediate – Customizing & Integrating PowerPoint, Arts 110A
February 11, 2008 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and
February 13, 2008 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Word – Advanced Course, Physics 63.1
February 12, 2008 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm and
February 14, 2008 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Outlook Rules, Tasks, Notes and Categories – Intermediate Workshop, Library 161
February 12, 2008 9:00 am – 11:30 am and
February 14, 2008 9:00 am – 11:30 am
SPSS Using Syntax Workshop, Arts 110A
February 12, 2008 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
UniFi – Extended FAST Queries, 281 John Mitchell
February 13, 2008 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
EMAP – iDVD for Beginners, Ag 3D85
February 13, 2008 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
UniFi – Purchase Requisition Training, 281 John Michell
February 14, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
PowerPoint Instructor Workshop – Master & Template Design, Arts 110A
February 15, 2008 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Adobe Software Trials

Posted in Did you Know? on February 10, 2008 by

Did you know that you can try almost every piece of Adobe software before you buy?
Find out first hand how Acrobat 8.0 Pro can help you communicate, collaborate and improve your organization’s workflow.
Give Creative Suite 3 a try and see what kinds of rich media you can develop to spread your message. Visit Adobe Downloads Center to download Adobe featured products trial versions.

CutePDF

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10, 2008 by

Maybe you want to save everything electronically but don’t need all the features of expensive PDF creation software. CutePDFTM Writer installs as a printer that you use to create a PDF file.
To create PDF files using CutePDF:
1. Go to CutePDF website and follow the installation procedure.
2. When you print, select the CutePDF Writer as the printer.
PDF files let you send your customer electronic documentation in a format that everybody can view.

Excel – Get the Right Answer

Posted in Did you Know? on February 4, 2008 by

When writing formulas, make sure the results will be calculated as you intended.
Excel adheres to the standard order of precedence for calculations and calculates percentages, exponents, multiplication, and division in this order before calculating addition and subtraction.
For example, =7+5*3 results in an answer of 22, not 36. To force a calculation to be completed before other calculations, place it inside parentheses: =(7+5)*3 will result in 36.
If you’re unsure how Excel is evaluating a formula, click on the cell and choose Tools > Formula Auditing > Evaluate Formula. Click on Evaluate to watch as each part of the formula is successively calculated.