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Cyber security: yes, lock your doors

It’s National Cyber Smart Week.

Are you still leaving your digital security wide open? So many people do. But so many people get hacked, and…

IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!!!
Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Start moving in the right direction now.
Here are 2 great links to help you get started:

Link 1: Protect your online self this Cyber Smart Week

Link 2: Keen to know where to start with cyber security? Learn the basics here.


For 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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Access Your Computer Remotely

Are there times when you are away from your computer and would like to access your full computer desktop as if you are sitting at your desk – with access to your network drives, Outlook, and applications – from somewhere outside the University, or perhaps from another computer elsewhere in the University?

If so, Remote Access is for you. Options for Remote Access are explained in the Technology Information for Staff website.

Note that:

  1. To have remote access, you must contact the IT Service Desk to organise setting up remote access to your computer.
  2. If you have been upgraded to Windows 10, you must install the UC Remote Desktop Utility before your remote access will work.

The Technology Information for Staff website is your go-to place for information about the technology that you are likely to use regularly at the University of Canterbury.


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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


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Outlook Tips: Email management, calendar wrangling, etc

If you are looking for Outlook tips, you have come to the right place. Email management, calendar wrangling, typing using Macrons, emailing files in effortless ways… it’s all in this Outlook compilation from the Tech Tips Archive:

Outlook Tech Tips

Enjoy!


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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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