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8 great computer tricks

According to Stuff.co.nz, these are the best computer tips submitted by readers.

8 great computer tricks everyone should know

Tech Tips is away for February and will return in mid-March.


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Why a Tech Tip?

Why Tech Tips?

My aim is to help you get the computer program side of things out of the way so that you can get on with what it is that you actually want to do. That’s it. Minimise interference. Because as powerful as our computers are in assisting us with our work, they sure have a knack for getting in the way.

So look through the Tech Tips Archive and see what grabs your interest. Have you seen the Technology Information for New Staff? (You don’t have to be new at UC to find it useful.) Let me know in the comments section below if there are particular things you’d like to know.

Unless, of course, you actually want to wrestle with the computer!


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Set Your Out Of Office Today

It only takes a moment to set up your Out of Office message in Outlook. Whether you’re leaving the office today or in two weeks, you can do this now so that it’s one less thing to remember to do.

Set Your Out of Office now.


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Remotely access your email and calendar

It is easy to access your email and calendar from outside UC using the Outlook Web App.

On your mobile device or computer, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open a Web browser, eg, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc
  2. Open the University of Canterbury website:
    www.canterbury.ac.nz
  3. Click Staff, in the top centre of the webpage window
    – this takes you to the Information for staff webpage
  4. Click Current staff
    – taking you to the UC Staff Intranet webpage
  5. Click Exchange Email, beneath the heading My Tools (on the left side of the webpage)
    – 
    the Outlook Web App window opens
  6. Select This is a public or shared computer if you are logging in from a public place such as a cafe, shopping centre, airport, hotel, etc.
    Alternatively, select This is a private computer if you are logging in from home.
  7. Select Use the light version of Outlook Web App if you are connecting via a slow internet connection
  8. Enter your username and password
  9. Click the sign in button
    – The Outlook Web App displays, showing your Outlook account.
  10. Use your Outlook account as you would normally

NOTE: Outlook Web App is not as fully featured as Microsoft Outlook, so some features may not work as usual.

If you need to set Out of Office (eg, if you are at home sick), click options in the upper right corner and click set automatic replies.

When you are finished, click sign out  in the upper right corner.

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Find your computer program answers here

If you have a how-do-I question with a computer program, what are the fastest and simplest ways you can find answers?

  1. Your Answer is in a Google Search
  2. Find Your Microsoft Office Answers Here

And ask a colleague to share their knowledge.

Check out our Archive of Tech Tips – open it and hit the “End” key on your keyboard to jump to the end of the Archive list where the most recent Tips are.

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