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File History is a Windows application that continuously backs up specific files. This article walks you though the process of using File History to...
To use Mail Merge all you need is an Excel spreadsheet with your contact information and any other fields that you need to add to your letter and the...
↵Google Chrome is an internet browser that allows the user to use many advanced features, including bookmarks, add-ons, themes, and more. Signing in...
Firefox is Mozilla Corporation's open-source web browser, and it comes on all NMU computers. It is fully customizable, has a popup blocker, bookmark...
The size, location, and icons on the taskbar can be changed to fit your needs. This article will guide you through the three processes below. Though...
You You You can personalize your computer by changing your background image and Windows colors. Click a link below to learn how.  Change the Desktop...
You can re-arrange, remove, and re-size your desktop icons to suit your preferences. This article will outline these processes. 1. Right click on an...
Sticky notes are already on your NMU ThinkPad and are useful tools for remembering information. Once you write on a sticky note it will contain that...
Computer distribution and other TLC distribution information may be found at the Northern Michigan University Notebook Distribution page.  
The sounds that Windows makes on Startup, when a program is closed, or during other program events can be changed. The following steps outline this...
The Windows screen saver can be changed to fit your personal preferences and make your computer more secure by requiring the Windows password after a...
If your work schedule is something different than the typical hours from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday, you can change Outlook's calendar to what...
File History feature replaces Backup and Restore in previous versions of Windows and currently exists in Windows 8, 8.1, and 10. It is an application...
These steps can help clean and speed up your computer along with running malware scans. The Helpdesk offers more advanced cleanup support that you...
Here are some tips to help you identify if an email is spam: Northern will NEVER ask you for any personal information such as your NMU password or...
Windows Voice Recorder is a simple, easy to use tool built into the Windows 10 operating systems to record audio. It is a great tool that you can use...
You can rehearse your presentation to make sure that it fits within a certain time frame. While you rehearse, use the Rehearse Timings feature to...
At the HelpDesk, and throughout campus, there has been an influx of phishing attempts on NMU accounts. In response to this we would like to get the...
Microsoft Outlook offers the ability to track your meeting proposal responses to monitor who will be attending a meeting. In order for this feature...
Users are able to send a copy of their shared calendar as an attachment of an e-mail. When another Microsoft Outlook user grants you permission to...
You are able to process and track meeting responses. You will first need to be sure that your Outlook is set to automatically process meeting...
Things come up and sometimes you have to cancel a meeting. By canceling a meeting in Microsoft Outlook you are able to let all attendee's know that...
You can back up your bookmarks/favorites in your internet browser and input them back into the browser if you are having any issues with the browser...
With the newest version of Microsoft Office 2013, you are able to save and export regular word documents as PDF files.  1. With the document that...
Microsoft Office has enhanced photo editing features to help when adding pictures in your documents.  You can adjust the picture brightness or...
If your battery doesn’t hold a charge and only last for a short period of time you may be in need of a new battery. If you have an T420i or an X230i...
Many organizations, NMU included, allow some users the functionality of sharing calendars in order to better schedule meetings and appointments...
You can export contacts to a file that can be then imported into other applications. This way also if you have to change computers you won't lose any...
This page outlines the many useful features in using the Presenter's View in PowerPoint. 1. PowerPoint 2013 will automatically be in presenter's view...
Occasionally the Windows software on NMU issued machines may state that it is not activated or genuine (especially if you haven't connected to an on-...

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