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Computer Lab Blog - Tips from the staff

January 11, 2015 - 18:55 — GretchenNovakXu

What is a PDF? What software can you use to open, create, or edit one? When is it a good idea to save a file as a PDF instead of in another format, such as a Word document?

October 30, 2014 - 15:21 — GretchenNovakXu

Sometimes, when you try to print something from a website, the page comes out blank, contains advertisements you don't want, or looks nothing like it's supposed to. How can you fix this problem?

June 20, 2014 - 18:25 — GretchenNovakXu

Are there any tasks that you wish you could make your smartphone, your e-mail account, or websites like Facebook and Twitter do for you automatically?

February 17, 2014 - 12:22 — GretchenNovakXu

Image recognition technology can seem like the stuff of science fiction.

January 21, 2014 - 18:58 — GretchenNovakXu

Are you tired of carrying around a flash drive to store your documents? Do you ever e-mail yourself a copy of a document because you don't have anything to save it on?

December 27, 2013 - 20:40 — WayneLex

The other day someone at the library asked me for help in creating a poster from an image. Here's one method of many. This is a non-app method.

December 22, 2013 - 15:06 — GretchenNovakXu

Using pushpins to mark locations on a map can be a great way to represent information visually.

November 29, 2013 - 15:56 — WayneLex

Do you search the web for subjects you like daily, hourly?
No need to. Have the stories come to you! Use RSS.

October 23, 2013 - 16:51 — AshaHaran

Have you ever wondered about creating your own website without any technical skills and not having to deal with complex HTML and CSS coding? There is good news.

September 30, 2013 - 08:13 — GretchenNovakXu

Faxing is a topic that we get a lot of questions about in the computer lab.