Category Archive: General CNSIT

By Aaron Vanasse
September 9, 2019 11:04 am MT
Posted in Backups, General CNSIT

For this article’s purposes I’ll refer to Cobian Backup software as “Cobian”. This is a free tool for flat file backups. Flat file backup means that your files will be backed up as is, one at a time to a different location. You can read about Cobian and it’s history here: https://www.cobiansoft.com/cobianbackup.html Let’s begin. You […]

By Ross Madden
September 3, 2019 9:43 am MT
Posted in Apple, E-mail, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

Every so often we are contacted with a MacOS Outlook client that his having trouble searching. The symptoms typically resemble something like “No Results” found or a severely limited set of results returned, such as only the past week’s worth of e-mail. Outlook on MacOS utilizes the built-in Spotlight indexing system for its search, and […]

By Ross Madden
September 3, 2019 8:33 am MT
Posted in E-mail, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

One common request CNSIT sees is for a custom e-mail address to be used for a conference, special group, or any other reason where a personal e-mail address might not be the best solution in the future. CSU provides functionality for a couple of different solutions; one of which will hopefully work for your purposes. […]

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 […]

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