Category Archive: General CNSIT

By John Purdy
July 26, 2019 3:28 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

The https://www.natsci.colostate.edu website was recently moved to a new webhost provided by ACNS. This transition included a number of updates and changes to the WordPress installation that powers our website. One of the bigger changes to the website is the login form and account setup. Previously, users had a separate WordPress account tied to their […]

By Ross Madden
July 5, 2019 10:31 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

The information in this article is designed to inform users interested in purchasing Adobe InDesign of a potential free alternative.  Adobe InDesign is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud now, and involves annual licensing costs that turn most folks off (https://ramtech.colostate.edu/departmental/software/#adobecc). Scribus is a free and open source page layout program and is available here: […]

By Ross Madden
July 1, 2019 3:31 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

Managing the membership of a SharePoint Online site without the intervention of CNSIT Staff is another one of the great advantages that SharePoint has over some traditional network file sharing and collaboration services. In this article, SharePoint site owners will learn how to manage the memberships and permissions for their SharePoint online sites. This article […]

By Aaron Vanasse
June 19, 2019 2:09 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

At some point it may be that changing your Microsoft Office theme and background color may prove beneficial or desired. Some people find that a darker background is easier on the eyes or you may find that it is just a more pleasing appearance. The directions below will help you change the look of your […]

By Ross Madden
June 19, 2019 8:57 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

Viewing PDF files in an optimal manner is something we often struggle with across platforms and browsers. Typically, the best way to view and interact with a PDF file is to view it directly with the desktop version of Adobe Acrobat DC or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. However, many browsers choose to display these files […]

By Aaron Vanasse
May 6, 2019 8:26 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

To free up space from locally available OneDrive files to save space on your local PC, do the following: Once all your files are synced, open File Explorer Navigate to your OneDrive folder by clicking on the OneDrive icon on the left Right click on it, and select Free up space from the context menu. This will […]

By Aaron Vanasse
April 2, 2019 2:17 pm MT
Posted in E-mail, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

Sometimes it will be necessary to share an email folder or sub-folder with someone. This walk through is broken into 2 steps. Step 1 is setting up the sharing permissions and Step 2 is connecting your shared mail box folders with another user’s Outlook client. Step 1 – Set up Permissions On the Outlook client […]

By Ross Madden
February 20, 2019 11:34 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

The information in this article is designed to inform users interested in purchasing Adobe Illustrator of a potential free alternative.  Adobe Illustrator is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud now, and involves annual licensing costs that turn most folks off (https://ramtech.colostate.edu/departmental/software/#adobecc). Inkscape is a free and open source vector graphics editor for professionals and is […]

By Ross Madden
January 28, 2019 2:27 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Pangea, The Cloud

In this article I will walk you through migrating your personal Pangea space into your CSU O365 personal OneDrive space.  The advantages to using OneDrive for personal storage are outlined here: https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/collaboration-and-file-sharing-tools  This migration process is stage one for our Pangea sunset plan as outlined here: https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/pangea-sunset-plan First, users should be sure to have their […]

By Ross Madden
January 28, 2019 2:27 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Windows

It is official, we are sunsetting Pangea.  While this phasing out will take some careful consideration and migration, we wanted to make sure to document up front what we believe will be the process. Why are we doing this? Pangea has been our go-to collaboration tool since 2006.  It has gone through many iterations in […]

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