The following documents provide tips that may help in working with the current operating system and application standards in use by the University. In addition, there are several documents provided to help in selecting common computer hardware peripherals. If you would like to see other recommendations and tips, please e-mail your suggestions.
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Provided below are tips and hints for Microsoft Office that you might find helpful. Also read through our collection of MS OFFICE FAQ's for more useful information.
NJCU Word 2003 TemplatesTemplates are a convenient method of creating a document without re-typing departmental information. This link will begin a Zip file download containing Microsoft Office templates that match the University's standard documents. Within the zip file you will find templates for Memo, Letter, Purchase Order Request, Reports, Fax, and Request for Travel. You will need to extract the templates from the zip file to where your Word templates are currently located. After extraction, edit each template and personalize them with your department information. There is a place holder for each information item. Once edited, select File -> New, and then select the appropriate template to begin your document.
Note: To convert these for Office 2007 use, open each template and then save as "Office 2007 template (.dotx)
MS Office "Special Characters"Did you ever try to enter a special character in EXCEL? Unlike WORD, you do not get a selection grid to choose from, making it difficult to find/select a character from the various type fonts available. Here is a chart of Wingdings & Monotype Sorts characters and the associated keyboard keys for each. Note that shifted (upper case) keys give you a separate set of characters to choose from. For example, need a check mark for a features chart? That's Monotype Sorts, keyboard key '3' (normal) or '4' (bold)!
WORD Privacy TipsYou've written a document in WORD but you don't want anyone else who uses the same computer to know that you wrote the document - let alone to see what you wrote ....
Creating A Return Address TemplateHow to create a custom return address template using the NJCU standard business envelope with the NJCU logo ....
Provided below are links to frequently asked questions pertaining to Windows OS as well as informative and useful documents.
Tips To Organize Your PC FilesIf you have ever found yourself looking for one or more lost files, that somehow just disappeared, avoiding this dilemma may be easier than you might think. Here are some helpful hints on how to organize your computer files with ease.
How To Set Up McAfee AV Auto-UpdateThese documents provide graphic, step-by-step instructions for setting up your copy of Norton or McAfee AntiVirus to update itself automatically at a set day and time of your choosing. If you do not have an AntiVirus program running on your computer, place a service call to IT Services to have one installed.
NJCU PrimoPDF Installation & User GuideNJCU has standardized on PrimoPDF to provide a simple means of creating PDF files. The program is free to download and use. While not a full-featured application, this program provides the basics, including security and access controls, and produces PDFs very quickly. This document also provides specific tips on creating PDFs and a comparison of this product with Adobe Acrobat, Standard edition, and the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
PrimoPDF ManualThis is the 19 page user manual provided by ActivePDF (the developers of PrimoPDF) after installation of the program. It includes detailed installation instructions, which some readers may find a useful cross-reference to the NJCU-provided instructions.
Care, Cleaning, and Sanitizing of Computers, Peripherals and PhonesThis document provides simple instructions for cleaning and sanitizing common desktop and portable technology.
Selecting A ScannerYou'll find a concise yet extensive amount of useful information contained within this report. It includes everything you need to know about scanners to select the right one for your application. This report is a compilation of articles from Zdnet.
Selecting the Right UPSThis document provides guidelines for selecting an appropriately sized uninterruptible power supply (UPS). It is highly recommended that you use one to protect your computer investment.
Dell Laptop Power Transformer Recall The Department of IT has received a letter of recall from Dell Inc. for certain laptop power adapters (transformers). That is, the small, black, brick-sized block of plastic that gets plugged into a wall electrical outlet and provides external power -- NOT the battery. According to the notice, some of these transformers could cause a risk of fire or electrical shock. The list of models effected by this recall is extensive. Please review this important safety advisory notice.