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Graduate students: Contact the IT Help Desk for ETDR assistance

Staff from the Information Technology Assistance Center (iTAC) are available to meet with graduate students to help with any problems they’re having  using Word or LaTeX to write and format ETDRs (Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports). To graduate in this spring semester, ETDRs must be submitted by April 26.  See Graduation Deadlines for details.  Continue reading “Graduate students: Contact the IT Help Desk for ETDR assistance”

New ETDR videos for Word for Mac 2011 users

iTAC has produced three new videos for graduate students using Word for Mac 2011 to write their electronic theses, dissertations, or reports (ETDR).  These 2-3 minute videos focus on using the ETDR template and illustrate how to do specific operations in Word.  Continue reading “New ETDR videos for Word for Mac 2011 users”

Windows RT: Is it right for me?

The Windows RT operating system came out in October, at the same time as Windows 8.  Windows RT:

  • Is a slightly different version of Windows 8
  • Is designed for portable  devices (typically tablet computers) that are using an ARM processor
  • Cannot be purchased alone, but comes pre-installed on select devices

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“Microsoft Word tips, tools, and troubleshooting” sessions on Library Day Nov. 7

K-State faculty/staff and graduate students who want to learn more about Microsoft Word’s timesaving features — or who have Microsoft Word problems, questions, and puzzles — are encouraged to attend any of four “Microsoft Word tips, tools, and troubleshooting” sessions at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Hale 401 during Library Day.  Continue reading ““Microsoft Word tips, tools, and troubleshooting” sessions on Library Day Nov. 7″

Graduate students: Invite an ETDR consultant to your meetings

Does your department have a weekly seminar for graduate students? Does your graduate student association have regular meetings? If so, plan to invite an ETDR consultant to one of your meetings to review the best ways to use Microsoft Word to format your  electronic thesis, dissertation, or report (ETDR)Continue reading “Graduate students: Invite an ETDR consultant to your meetings”

Grad students: Don’t miss the ETDR Overview

The Graduate School and the Information Technology Assistance Center are offering a one-hour overview of the electronic theses, dissertations, and reports program (ETDR). The sessions will be on these dates:

  • Friday, Sept. 21, 2-3 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-noon

Both sessions will be in the Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building.   Continue reading “Grad students: Don’t miss the ETDR Overview”

Excel tip: Counting cells

When working with data in a spreadsheet, you will often want to count how many cells are in a particular section. The count function in excel lets you count:

  • cells with numbers
  • blank cells
  • cells with text
Watch the video below to learn about the various count functions.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsUTFVNu9HU

For more tips on the use of MS Excel, check out the Excel blog.

OnLive Desktop: Windows and Microsoft Office on iPads

If you have ever wanted to have the same Windows desktop on all of your devices, the era is near. OnLive is supplying an application where you can access a Windows 7 desktop with Microsoft Office 2010 for free. Currently the OnLive Desktop is only available for iPad, but the company has plans to expand the application to Android, Windows, and Mac operating systems.

What exactly is OnLive Desktop? In short, it is a Windows PC in the cloud. You can access it from anywhere you have Internet access. OnLive gives you access to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as 2GB of storage space in the free version. In the future when the application is available for multiple devices, you will be able to access the same desktop from all of your different devices.

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CloudOn: Free iPad app for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

CloudOn is a free iPad app for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You can easily create and edit documents on your iPad.

CloudOn uses Dropbox for all document management tasks. Therefore, prior to installing CloudOn, create a Dropbox account and install the Dropbox iPad app. Watch the following video for an overview of the app.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8FQYI30QaQ&feature=youtu.be&a

Microsoft Access training classes in November

iTAC is offering Microsoft Access (database) classes for all K-Staters in the month of November. The schedule is:

  • Monday, Nov. 1, 9-11 a.m. in Fairchild 9 – Introduction to Access 2007
  • Thursday, Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m. in Hale 301 – Basic Tables in Access 2007
  • Friday, Nov. 5, 1-3 p.m. in Hale 301 – Basic Queries in Access 2007
  • Thursday, Nov. 11, 1-3 p.m. in Hale 301 – Basic Forms in Access 2007
  • Friday, Nov. 12, 1-3 p.m. in Hale 301 – Basic Reports in Access 2007

If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, see the Technology Training website for course announcements or contact bcad@k-state.edu with the date and class you plan to attend.