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How do I get my laptop (PC) to project my monitor image on the screen when using a projector? (link)

Once you have the laptop and projector connected you might find you only see the monitor display or the screen.  On many Dell laptops you hold the Fn key and press F8 to cycle through the various monitor modes.One will be only your monitor, one only the projection, and one both monitor and projection.

Applies To: Faculty, Staff

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How do I get my laptop computer to display on the projector? (link)

Most laptop computers require you to turn on the external monitor output in order to send the computer image to the projector.
Follow these steps for WINDOWS based laptops:
-Be sure you have a proper cable connected from your laptop's external monitor port directly to the projector or to the classroom podium connectors.
-Press and hold the Fn key on your keyboard (usually located in the lower left).
-Press the specific key for your laptop (F1-F12) that controls your external monitor port.  The key is usually indicated by an external monitor icon or the words "CRT/LCD".  For example, on a Dell laptop the proper keystroke combination is Fn+F8. Other brands may use Fn+F5, Fn+F7 or another combination.  Check your owner's manual if you are unsure.
-Repeat the keystroke combination if the laptop does not project after the first attempt.

ForMAC laptops:
-An adaptor cable is usually necessary to connect a MAC laptop to one of the classroom systems or directly to a projector. There are several different styles that are model dependent.  This cable normally comes with your laptop.  See your owner's manual for more details.
-Hook the adaptor cable directly to the projector or to the classroom podium connectors.
-It is best to turn on your MAC laptop after making the proper cable connections.  The laptop will see the external monitor and set itself up to send an image to it.

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Where else can I get a projector? (link)
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How do I reserve a projector and projector screen for a presentation? (link)
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Score: 47.5 - Updated: 6/24/2011 2:23:44 PM - Was this helpful?
How do I reserve (reservation) equipment? (link)

There are three ways to make a reservation.

Put a ticket in our webhelpdesk system under Equipment Reservations

Email helpdesk@wlu.edu

Or call the Help Desk at x4357.

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How do I create a PowerPoint 2007 presentation? (link)

After watching this 5 minute video from Microsoft Online, you’ll be creating your first PowerPoint 2007 presentation.


Microsoft video

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How do I convert an old presentation to PowerPoint 2007? (link)

1.  Open the presentation

2.  Click the Office button and choose convert on the drop-down list.

     A dialogue box appears to let you know what a conversion is.

3.  Click OK.

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How do I change the screen resolution on my computer? (link)

Windows XP -

  • Right click on your desktop
  • Click Properties
  • Click the Settings tab
  • In the Screen Resolution section, use the slider bar to choose the resolution you want.
  • Click the Apply button

Windows 7 -

  • Right click on your desktop
  • Click on Screen Resolution
  • Use the drop down box beside Resolution, use the slider bar to choose the resolution you want.
  • Click the Apply button



  • Click on System Preferences
  • Click Displays (If necessary, click the Display tab)
  • Choose the appropriate resolution from the list
Score: 7.5 - Updated: 10/1/2010 4:04:36 PM - Was this helpful?
How do I create a project site in Sakai? (link)

In Sakai:

  1. Go to the My Workspace tab.
  2. Click on Worksite Setup.
  3. Click New.
  4. Choose Project Site (not Portfolio Site)
  5. Click Continue
  6. Give your site a title.
  7. Click Continue
  8. Choose the tools that you would like to use in your project site.
  9. Click Continue twice
  10. Click Create Site
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How do I save my PowerPoint 2007 presentation to a CD? (link)

Here's a link to a great little 1 minute vidoe from Brainstorm Inc. that explains it all.

Microsoft video on saving presentations in PowerPoint 2007




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How do you apply a theme to a PowerPoint 2007 presentation? (link)

To apply a theme:


1.  Open or create a new presentation in PowerPoint

2.  In the Ribbon / Toolbar, click the Design tab.  In the Themes group, choose  your desired theme.  Hover your mouse over any theme to get a preview. Themes will affect the formatting of colors and fonts of your slides

3.  To see more themes, click the More button.

4.  When you apply a theme to a single blank slide in a new presentation, the theme for a title slide is applied.  Add additional slides by clicking the Home tab in the Ribbon/Toolbar.

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How do I reserve a hands-on computer lab for a class? (link)
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How do I reserve a room in Leyburn library? (link)

To reserve rooms in Leyburn Library please click this link

To reserve the Computer Training Lab Leyburn Room 301 contact Lisa Dunlap ldunlap@wlu.edu in ITS.

Applies To: Faculty, Staff, Students

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What equipment is available for faculty and staff to reserve (reservations)? (link)
Digital projector and laptop carts
Digital projector and laptop travel bags
Document camera
Mac Laptop
Mini Dell
Overhead projector
PA system
PC laptop for travel


Slide projector
Speaker sets

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How do I insert sound files in my PowerPoint 2010 presentation? (link)

Log into Atomic Learning and under PowerPoint 2010 Advanced click on Section E Adding Audio.

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How do I connect my Macintosh computer to a TV, VCR or a projector? (link)

Mac Basics: Ports and connectors

This page: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH3672?viewlocale=en_US has information that will help you identify your video ports on your Macintosh.

For more information about your ports and connectors on your Macintosh, click on this link: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2494?viewlocale=en_US


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How do I reserve a room (Northen) in Leyburn Library? (link)

Go to library.wlu.edu
Under Services click Room Reservations
There you can reserve the room, view the weekly reservations, or ask questions.

To reserve Computer Training Lab Leyburn Room 301 contact Lisa Dunlap in ITS. 
Call X 8842 or e-mail 


Score: 5.0 - Updated: 4/21/2011 10:43:17 AM - Was this helpful?
Inking in PowerPoint 2007's Presenter View to Display Results on the Projector (Problem: How to stop slides from advancing when inking during a presentation) (link)

On PowerPoint 2007, Presenter View is an option under the Slide Show menu. Check the "Use Presenter View" box to enable it.

Presenter View expects your computer to be connected to a projector (or external monitor) where the projector is enabled as an extended desktop. This mode doesn't work if the external display mirrors the laptop display. When giving a presentation, the laptop/tablet's screen shows a small window of the slide content, navigation controls, and notes. The external or projected screen shows the full slide without the notes or navigation.

Enabled in PowerPoint 2007 is a button to ink on the current slide and have the results displayed on the external projector. However, when I tried this it kept advancing to the next slide after inking a stroke. I finally figured out how to work around this problem - select all the slides under "Animations", and disable "On Mouse Click" under "Advance Slide." Of course you can no longer click to advance, but that's not relevant when you have the navigation controls of Presenter View. One other hint: I have to click "apply to all slides" after unchecking "advance on mouse click" in order to get it to stop.

Unfortunately, Presenter View doesn't show mouse movements, so I would have to actually highlight the thing I'm referring to or draw a line to it or something.


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How do I reserve a room in the Science Center and/or Great Hall? (link)

To reserve Classrooms in the Science Center and/or the Great Hall, use the Calendar.
For questions about room reservations in the Science Center contact
Linda Davis.

Score: 3.8 - Updated: 4/21/2011 10:44:12 AM - Was this helpful?
Why is a pay period record missing on my Time History screen in Webadvisor, even though I was paid for those days? (link)

If you do not electronically sign and submit your time card to your supervisor, there is no web transaction to display for that pay period in the Time History screen on Webadvisor. What happens is your default work schedule, or days you entered manually, are pulled into payroll and the verifications are done through the normal payroll files. There is no detail from the web that was saved to reference. Also, at this point, any verification of hours or approvals needed are done by the Payroll Department in conjunction with your supervisor before you are paid.

Score: 3.0 - Updated: 6/4/2012 2:24:36 PM - Was this helpful?
How do I add a QuickTime video (.mov, .mp4) to my Power Point 2010 presentation? (link)

With PowerPoint 2010, when you have the QuickTime player installed on your computer, you can insert an Apple QuickTime movie (.mov, .mp4) file.

The PowerPoint 2010 64-bit version is not compatible with 32-bit versions of QuickTime or Flash. You must install a 64-bit version of QuickTime or Flash, or a 32-bit version of PowerPoint 2010.

To embed or link to a QuickTime video from your PowerPoint presentation, see Embed a video in your presentation.

Score: 3.0 - Updated: 1/2/2012 1:17:20 PM - Was this helpful?
How do I add an email address on the top "Favorite" screen for Fax/Scan on the BizHub? (link)
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