To prevent your iPad from switching between portrait and landscape mode, you can configure the side switch to lock the orientation regardless of how the iPad is being held. By default the side switch is set to mute the device. To change the function of the side switch:           From the Home Screen: Tap Settings –> General Locate Use Side switch to: –> and tap Lock Rotation                 …

Why is my file corrupted? What happened?   A few reasons why your file was probably damaged… Microsoft Word or your computer suddenly crashes. There’s a power outage while you are working on a document. Malware could be a problem. It could also be that the part of your drive where the document is saved has become damaged or unreadable. Yanking out your flash drive or external hard drive while your document is still open or while it’s trying to …

Multitask Bar on the iPad

  Multitasking is a feature on the iPad that allows you to switch instantly between apps and to pick up where you left off when closing the app. Basically, when you exit an app, the app is still essentially running in the background.  To display the apps that are still “open” or running in the background you have to access them via the Multitask bar. To access the Multitask bar: Double click on the Home Button.   The main screen …

With PowerPoint 2010 you can now convert your PowerPoint presentation into a video without using complicated video editing software. Why people convert their PowerPoint to video: Any animation, sounds, transitions or narration you use will remain embedded and look how you originally intended it to look. People can’t edit the presentation; so it will always remain as you intended. You don’t need to have PowerPoint 2010 installed on your computer to view the Presentation. You can also pause the video …

Welcome to the ITS Technology Blog!

Welcome to the ITS Technology Blog! Information Technology Services (ITS) will be using this online medium to share tips and tricks and announce technology updates. In the coming months, we will share articles, videos, and provide examples of different ways you can use a variety of software application features. Feedback is encouraged. To comment, click on the title of the post.

Can I just yank out my flash drive or do I really have to go through the process of “safely removing the device”? The Short Answer….. Yes!!!!You should go through the process of safely removing the Device Why….. Yanking it out may cause you to lose all of your data,and it can also shorten the life of the device. Some people would argue that going through those extra steps is unnecessary……..However,  if you don’t like living life on the edge, …

Would you like to use something other than PowerPoint…try Prezi Prezi is a Flash-based presentation system that allows users to create incredibly dynamic presentations You can zoom in and out across a large area (no slides), create motion paths, and embed images and video Do things that previously needed a pretty competent Flash developer Easy to use and is stored online with options to download your presentation to take it with you Visit http://prezi.com/ for further information.

Highlights Now Available for iPad2 Work with core Photoshop tools designed for tablets User your tablet camera to fill area on a layer Select part of an image to extract by scribbling Performa Google searches and share images on Facebook right in the app Sync files to Adobe Creative Cloud and open in Photoshop   Will you be purchasing the new Adobe Photoshop Touch app?   To Learn More:  Click here

Lost your flash drive…..upload your documents to Google Docs so you can access them anywhere! Google Docs is an easy online word processor, spreadsheet generator, presentation editor and form creator that enables you to create, share, store, and collaborate online. You can create the following documents from scratch or upload them safely to the cloud where then can be accessed online from any computer. Documents Spreadsheets Presentations Forms Drawings You can select who you want to share your documents with …

Those checkerboard type black and white squares are starting to pop up everywhere!  What are they?…… Quick Response (QR)Codes QR codes are beginning to appear in magazine ads, websites, posters…anything that allows you to promote and or market things. The purpose of  the QR code is to make it easier for mobile device users to connect with information instantly without typing a (tedious) long URL into a browser.  Scanning with QR codes requires smartphone (or any mobile device with a …

Here’s what Microsoft says….. With Microsoft OneNote 2010 you can collect and organize everything you need—notes, photos, videos, and web links— for any project you are working on. OneNote keeps the information you need at your fingertips and, with powerful search capabilities, you can easily find exactly what you are looking for. Toss those paper-based notebooks in the recycling bin—you’ve got a digital notebook now! Here’s what I say….. It’s an AWESOME (electronic) tool for me to organize all of …

Did you know that holding down the Windows + S  keys will allow you to quickly capture an area on your screen and paste it into OneNote.      OneNote doesn’t even have to be open (just installed).     Pressing both keys will bring up a “frosted” overlay. This overlay lets you know that you can now begin to click and drag your cursor around the area that you want to “clip” out. After clicking and dragging to “capture” your screen, …

At some point the you will want to take your notes from OneNote and put them in Microsoft Word. Copying and Pasting seems like the easiest answer, but at times it can be a hassle, especially if you are trying to maintain formatting. OneNote has a feature that allows you to send your pages directly to Word and maintain formatting. To try this feature, click File-> Send->  Send to Word

With Outlook 2010 you can recover emails that were deleted even after you’ve emptied your deleted items folder. To retrieve a deleted email: Click on the Deleted Items folder in the navigation pane            Click the Folder Tab Click Recover Deleted Items The Recover Deleted Items Window opens Look for the emails you want to recover You can recover all of the emails by clicking the select all button Or you can recover a single message by clicking the recover …

You can capture a screen shot of a menu with the snipping tool by following these steps: Click the Start Button to locate the snipping tool Begin to type Snipping in the Search programs and files search field The snipping program will appear at the top of the list Once located click on the snipping program to open up the snipping tool markup window After you open the Snipping Tool window, press Esc, and then open the menu that you want to …