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Tech Tip: Add a Table of Contents in Word

You might have a big group project or report to do this semester. If the paper starts to get difficult to navigate, you can easily add a table of contents in Word. This will enable you to quickly access the

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Tech Tip: Device Issues? Turn it off and back on again. Really.

When your computer acts up or apps stop responding or your Wi-Fi won’t connect, don’t panic.  The easiest thing to try and fix any technology device issue is to turn the device off and then back on again. No, really.

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Tech Tip: Office 365 for the Holidays

Don’t forget, as a student as Elizabethtown College, you can download Microsoft Office products for free from ITS onto 5 different devices. With this download, you’ll have free access to Excel, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Word. Follow the steps in

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Tech Tip: Link to a Document in OneDrive

In OneDrive, a user can send a link to individuals to access specific documents with a single link. Start by logging in to your OneDrive account. Navigate to the file you would like to share and right click on the

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Tech Tip: Downloading Office 365

Office 365 is the complete Office 2016 package available to download on both PCs and Macs. E-town has a licensing agreement with Microsoft that allows currently enrolled students, and all faculty and staff to download Office to their personal computers

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Tech Tip: Change Default Font in Word

Last week’s Tech Tip was about how to change the default margins in Word. This week’s Tech Tip is How to Change the Default Font in Word. Microsoft Word sets the default font as Calibri size 11. Most professors prefer

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Tech Tip: Change Default Margins in Word

Margins in Word create a buffer space between the edge of the page and the document content. Some style guides (e.g. APA, MLA) require a different amount space in the margins than others. Changing the margins every time can get

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Tech Tip: Knowledgebase

Stumped by a technology issue? While we can’t be there for you during the summer, you can visit our extensive Knowledgebase. The Knowledgebase is filled with articles that contain step-by-step instructions on how to do many different tasks. From instructions on how to change your network password

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Tech Tip: Get Rid of Start Menu in Office

When you open an Office program such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, or Publisher, a Start menu is displayed with file templates. This can be annoying, but it is easy to disable. You can certainly disable the Start menu for every

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Tech Tip: Styles and Themes in Excel

Themes allow a user to format an entire document with a certain look. This includes fonts and colors. Editing Themes in Excel can make data easier to read and organize. To edit Styles or Themes, first open a document, then

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Tech Tip: Scale for Printing in Excel

Printing in Excel can be a little complicated. When working with Excel, the document can become large, and sometimes you may need to scale a large document before printing. To start, open the document you would like to print in

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Tech Tip: Office 365 Multiple User Edits

Multiple users can edit a single Office 365 document at one time. You can share editing with both Etown network users, and non-Etown network users. First navigate to “portal.office.com” in a web browser such as Google Chrome. Open the document

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Tech Tip: PowerPoint Slide Master

Slide Master allows the user to edit the entire document’s design and the effects at one time. With slide master, you can set effects such as transitions for an entire PowerPoint presentation at once. To start, open PowerPoint, and select

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Tech Tip: Customize the Ribbon in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office has easy access tabs for commands. Some of these commands are useful, others are rarely used, and some commands you might need are not shown. To customize what commands are displayed in the ribbon, first open the Office

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Tech Tip: Turn on BCC in Outlook

Blind Carbon Copy, or BCC, is a great way to send private emails to individuals or hide someone’s email address to a group. This respects the privacy of the recipients.  First, open Outlook and start a new email by clicking New

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