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Keep Your MacBook Clean

  • You should take care to clean your MacBook properly. Select a part of your laptop to learn how to safely clean it.  Keyboard LCD Screen Case Keyboard Take care not to spill any liquid on the...

Lenovo ThinkPad Docking Stations

  • The new T460s ThinkPad does not have a VGA monitor port like some people may be using on the older x230i model ThinkPad. A Display Port Adapter to connect a VGA monitor or projector is available from...

Live Layout and Alignment Guides in Word

  • Microsoft Word is equipped with live layout and alignment guides to help you align, resize, and move objects.  The example below draws a shape and lines it up using the alignment tool.  1. In the "...

LTE No Connection Troubleshooting

  • This page is a part of a series of pages for LTE troubleshooting. If you haven't already done so, please start the LTE troubleshooting process by going to the LTE Troubleshooting (Start Here) page...

LTE Performance Troubleshooting

  • LTE Performance Troubleshooting This page is a part of a series of pages for LTE troubleshooting. If you haven't already done so, please start the LTE troubleshooting process by going to the LTE...

LTE Troubleshooting (Start Here)

  • Are you trying to connect to NMU LTE as a current student, faculty, staff, or NMU retiree?    YES continue below with NMU LTE Troubleshooting    NO then contact NMU EAN Support NMU LTE...

Mac OS

  • Mac OS, or Apple's operating system, comes preinstalled on all NMU-issued MacBooks.  Below is a list of training resources for OSX.  Using OSX (Apple Support) Getting Started with OSX...

Mac OS X Mail Setup

  • Mac OSX Mail is an application you can utilize to check your @nmu.edu mail. Instructions for setting up Mac Mail as a POP account are below. To learn how to use MAC OS X, visit the Using MAC OS X...

Macbook Backup and Restore

  • It's always a good idea to back your files up regularly and especially if you are planning to transfer them to a new machine. In addition to dragging and dropping files onto an external device, you...

MacBook Specs

  • 2020 MacBook Specifications:13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Space Grey)1.4 GHz quad-core 8th gen Intel core i5Intel Iris Plus Graphics 64516 GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 256GB SSDRetina display with True...

macOS Recovery

  • macOS Recovery should only be used when you are instructed to do so. This is typically used when you purchase your MacBook. You should make sure you have a known good and verified backup before...

Mail Merge

  • 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 form letter you are going to use. The Mail Merge...

Make Web Notes with Microsoft Edge

  • Edge lets you make notes on webpages and save them. To learn how, follow the instructions below. 1. With Edge open, click the Web Note icon.       2.You can now use the tools in the upper left to...

Manually Defragmenting my Hard Disk

  • One way to speed up a computer is to defragment the Hard Disk. If you would like to learn how this works, visit our "How Defragmenting Works" page.  Note: Defragmenting can take from several minutes...

Mapping a Network Drive and DepartmentShare

  • Faculty, staff, and some students have access to an NMU network drive. This offers the opportunity to share files with others in the department. It is important to note that these folders are only...

Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft's data analyzing tool, comes pre-installed on all NMU-issued computers. Below is a list of training resources for Microsoft Excel 2016.           What's new (...

Microsoft Expression

  • ​Microsoft Expression Web 4 is a free program for students through Microsoft Dreamspark. It is a web design software that does not require coding knowledge and is relatively easy to use. You can...

Microsoft Office Suite Not Activated

  • Microsoft Office is configured to activate when you first use it, however sometimes this activation can fail if your time and date are incorrect or you are not connected to an NMU Network. In order...

Microsoft OneNote

  • Microsoft OneNote, or Microsoft's digital note-taking service, comes pre-installed on all NMU-issued computers.  Below is a list of training resources for Microsoft OneNote 2016. OneNote...

Microsoft Outlook

  • Microsoft Outlook, or Microsoft's email and calendar program, comes pre-installed on all NMU-issued computers.  Below is a list of training resources for Microsoft Outlook 2016. ...

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