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Tips and Tricks

This section provides information for common "tips and tricks" for using your PC, Mac, or mobile devices.

  • View File Extensions (Windows 10)

    In order to avoid confusion regarding your saved files, you may want to configure Windows to show all common file extensions, such as .zip. This will help differentiate between different archives (and...

  • Creating Persistent Shortcuts to Network Drives (OSX)

    Mac OSX machines do not save persistent mappings to network drive connections and you may find shortcuts are needed to reconnect when on the network and when connecting remotely via VPN.  The followin...

  • Disable Quick Access in Windows 10!

    How to Disable Default “Quick Access” aka “Home View” in Windows 10 File Explorer? If you are using Windows 10 or have seen the OS in any computer, you might be aware of the new Home aka Quick Access ...

  • Release/Renew Your IP Address

    If you can’t access your email or the Internet, it may be possible that you are experiencing problems getting an IP address. This guide will show you how to release your IP address. Release/Renew Your...

  • Reduce the Size of a PowerPoint File (Mac)

    Compress pictures to reduce the presentation size in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac Applies To: PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac PowerPoint 2016 for Mac You can reduce the file size of a presentation and sa...

  • Sign or Initial a PDF with Adobe Acrobat DC

    This article describes how to write or draw a signature or initials in a PDF, or to choose a saved one from an image file (see the notes at the bottom).  If you are looking to create a formal digital ...

  • Using screen in Linux to Keep SSH Sessions Running

    With screen you can create one or more sessions in your current SSH terminal which allows you to leave them (and the commands running) in the background should you disconnect from your session.  Just ...

  • Electronic | Digital Signature - Adobe Acrobat Pro DC -Signing Documents

    You can use Adobe Acrobat DC Pro to digital sign (use an electronic signature identity) PDF documents.  To do this, you must first create a Digital Identity.   If you are looking to write, draw, or in...

  • Electronic | Digital Signature - Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - Create Digital Identity

    If you have need to create, sign, or request signatures in PDFs, the following will guide you using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. To be able to sign, you must first set up a Digital Identity (below).  Once yo...

  • Electronic | Digital Signature - Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - Share Digital Identity

    If you have been asked or granted access to sign on behalf of someone else, you will need to import their Digital Identity into your copy of Adobe so you may use it to sign for them:  IMPORTING THE DI...