Archive for February, 2010

Friday, February 26th, 2010

This was a productive week.  Note the following improvements across campus:

  • New group study area computers in Crumb Library.  Trickle-down dual-boot iMacs from the facility upgrades over Winterim were prepared and placed in the new downstairs group study area in Crumb.
  • The Non-Trad lounge in Carson received sorely-needed replacement of the two computers there.
  • The Geology Student lab in Timerman 217 received replacement computers.
  • Newer PCs have been prepped to replace the aging 2 PCs in the Chemistry Student lab in Stowell 303.  They will be replaced on Monday.

More updates and upgrades will happen next week.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

The drivers for the Epson scanners in the Levitt Center were added to Windows XP last night.  Users should now be able to use the scanners from Windows.

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

A “Quick Print” station has been set up in the Crumb Library right next to the student printers.  This station is a standard Lab computer with both the MacOS and Windows XP available.  It is to be used for printing ONLY.  Please see the signage next to the computer for more details.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Q. How do I open a file which name ends in “.pages” on a campus computer?

A. You don’t.  A .pages file was created with Apple’s iWork word processor program called (you guessed it) Pages.  SUNY Potsdam standardizes on Microsoft Office for its word processing and spreadsheet needs.  If you own a Mac and have iWork and want to edit your documents on campus, you must use Pages’ “export” feature to save your document as a Word file before you bring that document to campus.

You can then edit the document on campus.  When you take it home, Pages should still open it.  But subsequent Saves will result in a .pages document again.  So always remember to export your document before bringing it to campus for editing!