Friday, October 26, 2007

Office 07 - Post installation tips

1. Shortcuts that point to the Office 2003 will no longer work. You will need to delete any shortcuts that still point to the "old" Office applications! You can then recreate shortcuts for the new Office 2007 applications. You can find the new applications by clicking Start ... All Programs ... Microsoft Office.

2. When looking for the new Outlook ... it's now called Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, don't open Outlook Express by mistake. We don't use Outlook Express.

Office 2007 - it's here!

Here's our Office 2007 Project page -

We've begun to add How To's to the IT website that focus on Office 2007. Look here for the list. More will be added in upcoming weeks as we receive questions from you.

New Office 2007 users should look for the small blue and white Help button in the upper right of Office 2007 applications. It looks like a question mark. The Ed Tech's have a page with links to assist you in learning more about Office 2007 as well.

We also have a How To for staff still using Office 2003. With Office 2007 being installed in the College, staff that are still using Office 2003 may see a message that they need to download a ‘compatibility pack’ to work with a file saved in the newer format. For example, when someone opens a Word 2007 document with Word 2003, a message will appear that says: "This file was created by a newer version of Microsoft Word. Do you want to download a compatibility pack so that you can work with this file?"
If you see a message like that, you should click Cancel.

Follow the steps in the below How To and check for updates and install the compatibility pack. By installing the compatibility pack for earlier version of Microsoft Office you will be able to open, edit, and save files using the 2007 file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

How to Install Compatibility Pack to Read Office 2007 Files

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sun Releases Java(TM) 6 Update 3

As of Oct 2, 2007, the current version of Sun's Java client is 1.6.0_3. If you have previous versions of this Plugin installed, you should remove them. If you have installed Sun's Java client, please follow our "How To Update Sun's Java Software" to update your Java software.