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Office 2016 for Mac is now available

Office 365 subscribers get early access to Office 2016 for Mac

Download now: https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx

What’s New 

Unmistakably Office
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac features a redesigned Ribbon menu similar to the Windows and iPad® versions. You can navigate your Word, Excel and PowerPoint files with familiar Mac OS Multi-Touch gestures. And it’s all sharper and clearer than ever on your Retina display.

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Office 365 is now available across devices – access Office 365 applications on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, work from virtually anywhere with 1TB of online storage (Tablet/Smartphone: Make sure you have downloaded the Microsoft app for your device.)

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Connect to the college wireless network.

Once you have connected to Sidmouth30, you will either be prompted to sign in using your username and password automatically, or when you first browse to a website as below.

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A useful resource offering guides and answers to many of the feature of Outlook 2010, 2013, Outlook Web App and Outlook 2011 for Mac. For many business users, Microsoft Outlook is the go-to client for email. That includes a good part of the more than 1 billion Office users worldwide.

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Web Print is a new feature which allows users of PaperCut to print a file from their laptop, Smartphone, or tablet device without the need for driver installation or setup.
To access Web Printing you can navigate to http://backup:9191/user in your browser or click on Details… on the Papercut Client window illustrated below:

You will then be presented with a login screen. You should use your standard network details to complete this form.

Then click on Web Print on the left hand side of the window.

You should then click on Submit a Job. At which point you will be presented with the following screen:

Select which printer is closest to you and thus which you would like the print job to be delivered to by clicking on the check box to the left of the correct name. Then click on the Print Options and Account Selection button to proceed to the next stage.

Then select the number of copies you require, being careful to avoid any unnecessary amount of prints.

Then proceed to click 3. Upload document:

You will then be able to Browse and choose a file to upload by browsing to it, whether it is on your USB memory device or network user area.

The list of file formats below detail exactly what types you are able to upload. You can upload any Microsoft Word Document, PowerPoint File, Excel Spreadsheet, XPS and PDF documents.

Finally click Upload & Complete you will then be able to watch as your file is uploaded and sent to the printer you have chosen.

If you have chosen a printer in a classroom your print will come straight out and be sitting in the output tray, please be aware of this and collect your document immediately.

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The latest version of Read & Write Gold 11 is now available to all students and staff and a copy can be obtained from the library.

This version is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.  The software is very useful for those students struggling with their reading and writing.  Apart from the new look and feel the application includes some new items; Nuance Vocalizer text-to-speech voices, support for Chrome and Firefox, support for Google Docs, and two new features – Word Cloud and Voice Note.

There are enhancements to many of the features including the phonetic spell checker, word prediction, dictionary and much more. Read More

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer.  You can use it to create ‘How to…’ videos for any software program or create a set of videos answering your most frequently asked questions?  It is also a useful tool for creating video tutorials and resources for classes and could be helpful when preparing cover materials.  Once created these resources can be made available through the college VLE or You Tube or…..

You can download and use it completely free – http://camstudio.org/ – scroll down for the download links.

 

Make sure you download the Codec as well as CamStudio.

Getting started with CamStudiohttp://www.screencast.be/video/using-camstudio

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Defraggler is a free disk defragmentation program released by Piriform with enhanced features which allow you more options to increase the ‘speed’ and productivity of your computer. Other defragging programs (such as the one that is built into Windows) only allow you to ‘defrag’ a whole disk at once (which can be laborious and time consuming).

Defraggler has a quick defrag if you want to save time or there are other options such as the ability to defragment an entire file, a folder, or a single file. Tell Defraggler to search for files of a particular size or type. Or tell it to exclude files by name, file type as well as  other criteria. It also organises free disk space helping to limit further fragmentation.

A really good feature is the ability to move large files to the end of the hard drive. Your PC will access files faster if they are at the start of your hard drive. This programme has the ability to put the large files you probably don’t use that often at the end of the drive so that Windows can seek and access the smaller files with increased speed and efficiency.

The programme is very small to download and install (typically 3mb) and due to its configuration runs really resource light meaning you can carry on with tasks on your computer without having a ‘laggy’ machine whilst the defrag service is running in the background.

The reviews below show just how good the programme is

“Defraggler is easy to understand and performs its job well… if you want to improve computer performance, this is a great place to start.” CNET –  Download.com
Read the full review at:
http://download.cnet.com/Defraggler/3000-2248_4-10752905.html

“Freeware file defragmentation utility Defraggler analyzes your hard drive for fragmented files and can selectively defrag the ones you choose. The graphical interface is darn sweet.” LifeHacker
Read the full review at:
http://lifehacker.com/306393/defrag-individual-files-with-defraggler

“… you can choose to defragment individual files – Defraggler is one of the few programs I’ve seen with this capacity – and focus mainly on those most in need of immediate attention… Past free offerings in this category did not have the speed or features of Defraggler. I now count this as one of my must-have utilities.” The PC Guy – NorthJersey.com

“Defraggler will show you all your fragmented files. You can click one to see where on the disk its various pieces lie, or defragment just that one. This can be useful when dealing with very large, performance critical files such as databases… Piriform Defraggler is free, fast, marginally more interesting to watch than the default, and has useful additional features. What’s not to like?” PC World
Read the full review at:
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,72958/description.html

Download Defraggler here

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