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it2go Episode 28 – FREE Workshops For Faculty and Staff

On this week’s episode, we’re telling you all about our new initiative to offer free workshops to faculty and staff at Indiana University! Listen in and hear all about it!

it2go – The IT Training Podcast

Free Workshops for Faculty and Staff

This spring, and this spring only, UITS IT Training is offering our workshops to faculty and staff for no charge!

That’s right, instructor-led UITS IT Training workshops covering various topics are free for university faculty and staff this spring 2012.

This is a pilot program to assess the demand for barrier-free training for IU faculty and staff. So, if there is a workshop that you’ve been wanting to take, but couldn’t spare the extra cash, let us know by signing up for that workshop today!

Have you always been wanting to learn how to use Photoshop so you can advance your photography hobby? Have you wanted to better your skills in Excel to make your workday less stressful? Have you been wanting to explore different ways to program a computer? Now is your chance to learn these things, and more, for FREE!

Along with signing up for our workshops for free, you can request a special session of one of our workshops to be taught to your group or class for free. Visit our special request page to see more details and to request a workshop.

We are excited to offer these workshops to IU faculty and staff for free and hope you are just as excited to attend them!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section of this post.

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 9

Over the past several months I have been attempting to use Internet Explorer 9. Even though I have read about its strengths (hardware acceleration, security enhancements, option to pin favorites to the Windows 7 taskbar, etc.), I have not been pleased. While I haven’t done a great deal of trouble-shooting to try and figure out why it is not working well for me, this newest version of Microsoft’s web browser freezes up, doesn’t display content, and frequently displays pop-up messages informing me that it is opening web pages in compatibility mode.

A few days ago, I decided that this was simply too annoying to deal with any longer. I deleted IE9 and restored IE8 on my computer.

Are you in the same boat but don’t know how to go back to a previous version of Internet Explorer? If so, and you are working on a PC that is running Windows 7, you can follow the directions below:
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Creating a Gmail-Like Experience in Outlook: Using Macros to Mimic Starring

This is the second in a series of articles about how to create specific functionality from Gmail in Outlook using various tools and features. Today’s article uses built-in Outlook functionality combined with macros to attempt to create staring functionality.

Outside keyboard shortcuts to move conversations to folders, there is no good way to ‘star’ messages in Outlook with the keyboard. In this article, I will show you a macro that builds on the macro functionality explained in this article by using follow-up flags to mimic the star functionality in Gmail.

Before I go any further, I’ll add the same warning I included in the last post here:

This article is not for beginning users of Microsoft Outlook or for users who only use one incoming mail folder. It requires a decent understanding about how to organize email, work with the Office 2010 interface, and knowledge about how to create and modify a macro. Information about how to create a macro can be found in the workshop Excel 2010: Basic Automation Using Macros and more in-depth Visual Basic for Applications information can be found in the workshop Excel 2010: Advanced Macros and User Defined Functions.

Now that that’s out of the way, I’m going to show you how to use a macro to add a one day flag to a particular message and then move it to a folder called ’01 – Today’.

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Episode 27 – Demystifying Adobe Products

On this week’s episode, Jason and Andy are discussing the different Adobe applications and discussing how they are different and what kinds of projects you might complete with them.

it2go – The IT Training Podcast

Quick Tip: Add Your Picture to Your Business Card in Outlook 2010

In my last few posts, I have been discussing how to create and use business cards in Outlook 2010. Today I will explain how you can add your picture to your business card.

Follow the directions below:

  1. To get started, open the Contacts folder in Outlook.

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Quick Tip: Create an Electronic Business Card from a Microsoft Template

In a previous post, I explained why electronic business cards could be useful and how you can create one from scratch in Outlook 2010. If you don’t consider yourself to be very creative, or if you simply don’t have the time to design a professional-looking business card, you can always download a template from Microsoft Office Online instead.

To download a template, follow these steps:

  1. Open an internet browser and go to the following web page:  http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?qu=outlook&av=zol
  2. Select one of the electronic business cards from the list and download it. When the Save As dialog box opens, use the default save in location that is specified.
  3. The electronic business card will automatically open in an Outlook contact form.
  4. Replace the name and contact information that is displayed in the fields with your own (or with someone else’s information if you are creating the card for another person).
  5. On the Ribbon, in the Options group, click on the Business Card button. The Edit Business Card dialog box opens. Edit the card as desired.
  6. When finished, click the OK button at the bottom of dialog box.
  7. On the Ribbon of the Contact form, click the Save & Close button.The new business card is now stored with the rest of your contacts in Outlook.
  8. To find out how to insert it into a message, read the previous blog post titled¬† “Quick Tip: Create a Business Card in Outlook 2010.”

Quick Tip: Create a Business Card in Outlook 2010

The very first business cards were used in France in the 17th century. Gentlemen wrote their signatures and contact information on a small rectangular paper and presented these visiting cards to a host. Later, in the 19th century, business cards became an essential accessory for any fine lady or gentleman. They were frequently engraved and extremely ornate. Today most professionals keep a stack of business cards in their briefcase or wallet, and they are usually always anxious to pass them out to clients and friends. But times have changed. We’re living in the computer age now. Since most people keep their contact lists on their computers these days, have business cards outlived their usefulness?

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