When working on documents saved to the university file stores using different PCs in the library there are a couple of things you can do to ensure that you see the most up-to-date version with your latest edits in place.
- Save your file and allow a bit of time for file changes to be uploaded to the server copy before you switch your PC off or log off. This will help to counter busy periods on the network.
- Save your work before shutting down rather than relying on the prompt to save work as software is closed automatically as the system shuts down.
- Run a manual sync for individual files by right clicking the file and going into ‘Properties’, ‘Offline Files’ and select ‘Sync Now’.
- Right click on the Synchronisation icon on the Windows 7 ‘System Tray’ and select ‘Sync All’
Ever wanted to embed a screenshot in a document or presentation? With Windows 7 this is now easier than ever to do.
Click on the Windows start button (bottom left of screen) and choose All Programs, Accessories and Snipping Tool. The screen will now go slightly pale and the cursor will change to a crosshair (+). Simply move the cursor to the top right of where you what to copy, then hold the left-mouse button down and drag the cursor to the bottom right.
When you release the mouse button a new window will pop up showing your screenshot. There are option to take a new screenshot (if your not happy with the results), save the screenshot (in PNG format by default) or copy the image ready for pasting into a document.
And remember if you think you’re going to use the snipping tool a lot then why not pin it to your start menu.