Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Questions

How Can You Find Out If Campus is Closed Due to Weather Conditions?

How can I create a PDF when I don't have Acrobat Pro?

Is there a way I can capture just a selection of the screen I’m currently looking at?

How do I get an Icon (such as the icon for Internet Explorer) to always show up in the task bar?

Can I connect my Mac laptop to a classroom projector?


Miscellaneous Answers

How Can You Find Out If Campus is Closed Due to Weather Conditions?

There are numerous ways to check whether or not our campus is closed or on a delay. Go to our weather conditions page...

How can I create a PDF when I don't have Acrobat Pro?

You can use the new Word 2010 to create a PDF. Learn how... 

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Is there a way I can capture just a selection of the screen I’m currently looking at?

The Snipping Tool is a great way to capture just a selection of the screen in Windows 7.
The Snipping Tool is located under the Start menu:  

  1. Click on the "Start Menu."
  2. Click on "All Programs."
  3. Click on "Accessories" at the top of the list of programs.
  4. Select the Snipping Tool from the list of Accessories.  
  5. The screen will become opaque and the mouse will change to cross hairs.
  6. Draw a rectangular selection over the part of the screen you want to capture.
  7. This opens a window that contains an image of the part of the screen you captured.
  8. In this window you can make minor modifications to the image (see the tool bar at the top of the window.
  9. When you are finished, you can save the image as an HTML, JPEG, GIF or PNG file (image file). 

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How do I get an Icon (such as the icon for Internet Explorer) to always show up in the task bar?    

  1. Go to Start Menu
  2. Click on "All Programs"
  3. Find the application you want to put on the task bar
  4. Right click on the application name to bring up a menu
  5. Choose “Pin to Taskbar”

Can I connect my Mac laptop to a classroom projector?

Yes you can:    

  1. Connect VGA cable from projector to Mac using one of the adaptors provided by the helpdesk (DVI, MiniDVI, etc.)
  2. Log in to Mac
  3. Open system preferences, located either on the dock or at the top left under the apple menu
  4. In system preferences click on the display icon
  5. Two windows will pop-up, one being for the Mac display the other being for the projector
  6. In the projector window, click on the arrangement Tab
  7. Click on the button that says mirror displays

Now what is being displayed on the Mac is also shown on the projector

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