Ever create a PowerPoint containing a number of slides that need editing before it’s ready to go? Instead of scrolling through slide by slide to edit, try organizing your slides into sections.
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Computer Services produces technology news items called TECH Bits geared primarily to Temple University faculty and staff. TECH Bits are distributed via e-mail on a weekly basis during the semester. An archive of these messages appears below. For more information about Temple resources, visit the Faculty or Staff websites.
If you're working on a document in Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2016 and you're not sure about using a word or reference or particular terminology, stay in the program and try out Smart Lookup:
Highlight the word, right click and select Smart Lookup.
Highlight the word, click Review on the menu and then Smart Lookup.
To keep web browser performance running smoothly on your smartphone, it’s a good idea to periodically clear out the browser cache (pronounced cash). The cache is a holding area where your phone temporarily places web pages that you've viewed.
The web browser also saves cookies, such as your shopping preferences for various web sites, and a history of the web addresses you have visited.
As the cache fills up, it can slow down your browser's performance. To resolve this issue, do some digital housekeeping by following the instructions below:
In a previous Tech Bit, we featured how to set up a quick online meeting and share out the meeting computer screen with a classmate(s). Building on that topic, learn now how your classmate(s) can share their screen(s) too by “passing the ball.”
In a previous Tech Bit, we featured how to set up a quick online meeting and share out the meeting computer screen with a colleague. Building on that topic, learn now how your colleague(s) can share their screen(s) too by “passing the ball.”
The last thing you need during this busy time of the semester is to lose all the work you've done on your papers and projects. To avoid this risk, back up your work in the cloud using Temple's free cloud-based storage options:
These resources enable you to access your files from anywhere and to easily collaborate on projects.
Did you know that you can quickly add a screenshot or a portion of a screen to your Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2016 files?
To try out the Screenshot feature:
Apple and Google release software updates for your smartphone on a regular basis. It's important that you install these updates because they include security patches, bug fixes and new features.
At least once a month, check to see if you need to install any updates:
When you've finished using a computer in a conference/class room or shared space, just closing the browser is not enough.
For security reasons, it is important to actually log off when you're done so others can't open the browser and get into your accounts.
This is critical when you use a computer to access email, work-related systems, social media or other private accounts.
To avoid putting your information at risk, follow these three steps when you're finished:
Looking for a new way to manage and organize your smartphone photos and videos? Download the new photo gallery app from Google called Google Photos.
The app automatically backs up your photos and videos, allowing you to free up storage space on your smartphone. Choose a storage size: unlimited free storage (for phones and point-and-shoot cameras) or limited free storage (for higher resolution cameras).