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How to Stop Word Opening in Read Mode

It can be annoying when email attachments or SharePoint documents open in read-only view every time. You may be noticing this if you have just been upgraded to Windows 10 and Office 2016, as the default is to open attachments in “Read Mode”. This is a protective feature to help users avoid getting viruses from email attachments. A document that is open in Read Mode shows this button active in the lower right corner of the Word window:

However, if you are sure the attachment is from a trusted source,  for example from UC colleagues or UC SharePoint sites, then you can stop Word opening documents in Read Mode, and instead have it open them in the standard Print Layout view we are used to working in.

  1. Open Microsoft Word
  2. Click the File menu (at the far left end of the Ribbon)
  3. Click Options (at the bottom of the File menu)
    The Word Options dialogue box displays.
  4. Click the General tab (in the upper left corner of the dialogue box)
  5. Scroll down – almost to the bottom – to the check box / tick box: “Open e-mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading view”
  6. Un-check/un-tick the check box
  7. Click the OK button to save the change.


For more great time-saving tips, look up our Archive of Tech Tips or look through the the Technology Information for Staff website.

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Lost the ribbon in Microsoft Office? Auto-hide.

This falls into the category of something you may want to do, or something you may be trying to fix!

The Microsoft Office programs Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint have a feature called Ribbon Display Options that enables you to hide the Ribbon of Tabs and Commands that lie across the top of the program window. Doing this gives you more screen real estate on which to view your document, worksheet, email, calendar, or presentation.

It is also one of those things that you may have mistakenly activated, and ever since be wondering what happened!

The Ribbon Display Options button is positioned at the upper right corner of the program window, next to the Minimise, Maximise and Close buttons, and looks like this:

Clicking the button displays these options:

To HIDE the Ribbon of Tabs and Commands, or reduce the space they take up:
1. Click the Ribbon Display Options button
2. Click the option Auto-hide Ribbon, or Show Tabs

To SHOW the Ribbon of Tabs and Commands, or change them to a different state of display:
1. Click the Ribbon Display Options button (it’ll be less obvious this time)
2. Click the option Show Tabs and Commands, or Show Tabs


For more great time-saving tips, look up our Archive of Tech Tips or look through the the Technology Information for Staff website.

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Techniques for Building on Participants’ Prior Knowledge

Techniques for Building on Participants’ Prior Knowledge
Elizabeth Lochhead and Jessica Ritchie, UC Academic Skills Centre
Wednesday 22 August, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Room 210, Puaka James Hight Building, Ilam Campus

Have you ever wished you could use what your participants already know to help them learn more effectively?

Prior knowledge is important for learning new skills. This workshop covers techniques for building on prior knowledge in learning sessions. As a participant you will explore how prior knowledge is relevant to your learning contexts and practise applying these techniques.

Elizabeth Lochhead and Jessica Ritchie are Learning Advisors at the University of Canterbury Academic Skills Centre. They have run tutor training sessions for the Pacific Development and Student Care teams, in addition to training advisors in their own team.


You will find more professional development offerings  at Learning and Development.

Advanced Data Analysis (DA-2) Workshop

The UC Statistical Consulting Unit is offering a second two-day data analysis workshop over 5-6 September from 10am to 4pm (location: TBA).
 
The workshop extends concepts covered in our Introductory Data Analysis Workshop (DA-1) to include mixed effect models (useful for repeated measures), and generalized linear models (GLMs, useful for analysing counts and binary responses).
 
This two-day workshop consists of seminars and computer labs using the statistical software R. The workshop is open to staff and students.
 
To register, please email Daniel Gerhard at daniel.gerhard@canterbury.ac.nz.
 
All participants are expected to have good working knowledge of linear models, and a basic understanding of using the statistical software R.
 
For an introduction to data analysis with R, we highly recommend attending our DA-1 workshop in the next semester before participating in the advanced workshop.

25 Great Efficiency Tips

If you haven’t seen these yet, you are in for a treat:

25 Great Tips To Help You Get Your Work Done

Each one only takes a moment to implement, but can save you hours each month.

And remember, if you can’t find something, look up our Archive of Tech Tips or look through the the Technology Information for Staff website.


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