As of November 7, 2016 I’ll probably be abandoning this blog as far as new content. I’ll leave this site up for archival purposes.
Our new WFU ITG site will have lots of content from a variety of smart, talented people. That is where I’ll be posting new materials. If you are specifically looking for my content, you can visit my author page on the site.
Are you a Google Apps for Education (or Business) users and love your Microsoft Outlook? Want to use them together? Continue reading
Did you know that WFU has our own URL shortening Service called a Go Link? This service allows you to take a long URL and create a customized link with the wfu.edu domain. Outside of the WFU domain, Bitly and Goo.gl are probably the two most common URL shortening services. Continue reading
At Wake Forest University our networked, multi-function printer/copier/scanners are capable of scanning and emailing PDF files directly from the device. By default the scanner captures an image of each page it scans. It then assembles all the scanned images into a single PDF file and emails it to whatever address(es) the user provides.
For most of us, that works fine. The image of the text is good enough to read when we open the file. It is quick and dirty and we move on to our next task. However, image of text is not always good enough. There are situations where you want or need the text to be text and not just an image of the text. You want the text to be searchable. Continue reading
Over the summer google released a plugin for Microsoft Office (Windows only, 2007-2016 versions) that allows you to open and save native format office files directly to your google drive space. I’ve just gotten around to installing it. So far it seems to work as advertised. If you use both Google Drive/Docs and Microsoft Office in a mixed environment like we do at WFU, then this plug-in is worth exploring. Continue reading