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Microsoft Office at Home

Microsoft Office at Home

*Updated January 2018* Your employee computer at Vanier includes Microsoft Office, enabling you to use all the common productivity tools included in it, like Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. However, you are also eligible to install Office on your home computer,...
Speeding up Printing Times

Speeding up Printing Times

If you send an Microsoft Word or PowerPoint file that has many graphics inserted in it, or especially if your Word/PowerPoint file has relatively high-resolution photos inserted into it that you took with your own camera, you may find that it takes well over 10...
Password & Account Security

Password & Account Security

Internet privacy is an especially hot topic these days, between surveillance programs, social network tracking, and the Heartbleed SSL bug. While websites are getting more secure, hackers themselves are also smarter than before. In 2005, 1.6 million identity theft...
Save as a PDF

Save as a PDF

When sharing a document with people, especially by email, there are several advantages to sending it as a PDF (Portable Document Format) instead of as a Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages, Numbers, or Keynote document. The greatest advantage is that your content is locked...
Customize Windows 7

Customize Windows 7

Change wallpaper Shake up your desktop wallpaper, the image that you see whenever you login. You can either find an image online (make sure it is large and high quality, at least 1400 px wide), or find a photo in your documents. Then right-click on the image file and...
Choosing a New Computer

Choosing a New Computer

1. What’s your budget?  How much can you really afford to spend on a computer? Be honest with yourself, and make sure you keep your technology spending in proportion to your overall budget. There’s always going to be a computer that’s even better that costs...