Tips and Tricks

Font Change to Save Ink

A student at the University of Wisconsin discovered that switching fonts from Arial to Century Gothic uses about 30 percent less ink. The cost of ink is on the rise, so this small change may be very beneficial in the long run.

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Avoiding Phishing Attempts

“Phishing” (pronounced fishing) is when criminals send e-mails that look like they’re from SJU or another institution. They then try to lure you to fake websites, where you’re asked to disclose confidential information, for example, passwords or login IDs. Like spam and junk email, these phishing emails are unfortunately becoming more and more abundant at…

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FREE Microsoft Applications Workshops Available to Students

The Office of Information Technology is offering free day and evening Microsoft Office (for Windows) workshops beginning in the Spring 2010 semester. Topics include: • Understanding the Basics of Microsoft Word • Creating Spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel • Creating Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint To register for a course or information regarding a specific course, please contact Ben Jezierski,…

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Avoiding Spyware and Viruses

Spyware and viruses are constantly changing and becoming harder to identify. Here are some simple tips for preventing spyware and viruses: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (1) Install your computer updates regularly – When your computer alerts you that you have updates ready to be installed, make sure to install them right away. Many updates are crucial to your…

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Computer Equipment over Holiday Breaks

As a note, we would like to express the importance of turning off your computer equipment during holiday breaks. We are asking all faculty, staff and students to maximize energy savings by shutting off computers, monitors, copiers, and printers before leaving for the break. This also prevents unnecessary strain on the equipment and the possibility…

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H1N1 Prevention

The Information Technology Helpdesk Support staff in BL 30 and staff at the Student Technology Center in SC 129 are taking precautionary measures to maintain a sterile work environment in an effort to keep the university community healthy. Listed below are just few examples of what we are doing to keep you healthy in regards…

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Computer Preparations

There are a number of things you can do to help ease your transition back to campus, at least as far as your computer is concerned. Before coming back to campus, you can: Make sure have the latest Windows Updates (PC only) – To make sure your computer is up to date, please visit: http://www.update.microsoft.com/…

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