Category Archives: Tech Tips

Office Time Saver: Customize How Documents are Saved

I author a lot of documents, and when it’s time to save them, I generally need to save them on our server. In fact, 90% of my documents end up in a shared drive. Currently, when I go to save … Continue reading

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About Wiki.SMU

  Wiki.SMU is an online documentation system that allows for collaboration and shared editing of articles. Uses Instructons/ How- to articles Process documentation Frequently-updated documents Document versioning Benefits of using Wiki.SMU Wiki documentation is available on the web, from anywhere. … Continue reading

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Internet Browser Troubleshooting

By Rachel Mulry The IT Help Desk receives reports daily from individuals having trouble using different websites. These reports seem to be growing more and more frequent and functionality within websites seems to be impacted with each browser upgrade. The following … Continue reading

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Lyris Email Lists

Have you been looking for a bulk email option that allows you to use non-SMU emails? Or maybe you want to start a conversation chain for a class? Then take a few minutes and check out this mini-webinar by Assistant … Continue reading

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Lens Profile and Upright Corrections in Lightroom 5

by Moez Janmohammad Lightroom has tools built in that allow users to quickly and easily correct lens distortion and vingetting in images. Lenses have distortion because the light “bends” as it enters the front glass, so when it hits the … Continue reading

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SMU’s Password Reset Tool

This mini-webinar by IT Help Desk Consultant Zach Peterson show you how to enroll and use SMU’s password reset tool.  

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You Sent What Email?

Wouldn’t you know it, right after I posted my last blog “Never miss an email again“, I found myself being humbled in a conversation saying “You sent what email?” In my prior post, I talked about setting alerts in Outlook for those … Continue reading

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Webinars & Timesavers in Microsoft Office

I’m constantly looking for tips on how to work more efficiently in Microsoft. The Office suite is so powerful that I’m pretty sure we underutilize the resources at our fingertips. If you’re struggling with the “I want to learn, but … Continue reading

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Free & Easy Cloud Backup Solutions

As each semester comes to a close, I like to take stock of all of the documents I’ve written over the last few months and make sure they are backed up. There are plenty of options available to backup and … Continue reading

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Illustrator Image Trace Tutorial

By Moez Janmohammad Most images come in specific sizes, where the file contains each pixel’s information. This means that when a user scales the image to be larger, the program “fills in” the missing information, often making it look blurred … Continue reading

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