TipsThe links below offer best practices and provide suggestions to make your information technology experience at Vanier better, safer, and more productive on Email & Internet and with a Computer.
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How to Use Versatile Rooms
Learn how to use the Versatile Rooms at Vanier, including connecting the built-in computer, your laptop, or wirelessly with Air Media.
How to find Clip Art for Documents & Presentations
Microsoft’s Clip Art, long a staple of presentations from the classroom to board rooms, is finally at its end, joining the ranks of Clippy, Geocities, and the abacus. So, what are you to do when you need to add some color to your class presentation or office guide? The good news is, it’s a lot easier than you’d think.
Improve Display on Dell Optiplex 9020
If you’re using one of the new Dell Optiplex 9020 (or similar Dell All-in-One), you can make some quick adjustments to the display to make your screen provide more accurate colours, while reducing the glare of the display.
Microsoft Office at Home
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, taking advantage of the very considerable discount that Vanier is able to provide.
Speeding up Printing Times
Frequently when sending Word or PowerPoint files with photos inserted, it seems like your print job is never coming out of the printer. The problem is simply that your document is taking many minutes before it begins to print page 1. The solution is a simple one to do.
Password & Account Security
Keep your online accounts secure with these simple tips to follow, from changing your password to utilizing two-step authentication. Learn about some tools to make this simpler for you, and keep on eye on what you do on public WiFI networks!
Transfer contacts from Outlook to Gmail
If you’re leaving your Vanier email, you have the option to take your contacts with you, by transferring them to another provider, such as Gmail. You can export your Outlook contacts to Google Gmail by following these steps.
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 in place – you don’t have to worry that your recipient might see the pages differently than you.
Customize Windows 7
Make your computer match your personality and your needs by changing your wallpaper, sounds, account picture, and more. These quick and simple customization tips can help your computer fit your workflow all the better.
Choosing a New Computer
Time to get a new computer? Don’t forget about academic discounts, laptops vs. tablets, and what you’re actually going to use the computer for. Learn how to make your choice, and get ideas on what to base your decision on.