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TECH Bits

Information Technology Services produces technology news items called TECH Bits geared primarily to Temple University faculty and staff. TECH Bits are distributed via e-mail on a weekly basis during the semester. An archive of these messages appears below. For more information about Temple resources, visit the Faculty or Staff websites.

Format: 2020
Format: 2020-04
2019-01-29

Tech Bits: Mix Portrait & Landscape Pages in One Word Document

Ever worked on a Word document and thought a specific page would look nice in landscape orientation instead of portrait? Maybe you want to insert a bar graph in your report or artwork into a portfolio. 

Don't compromise the visual elements in your document by locking them in portrait orientation. Easily convert those specific pages into landscape in a few easy steps. 

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2019-01-22

Tech Bits: Get a Head Start with Box Notes Templates (Faculty & Staff)

Need to create a meeting agenda on the fly? Meeting going so well, you want to dive right into writing a project plan? To get started, try using a Box Notes template:

  1. Log in to OWLbox and select a folder where your file will be stored.

  2. Click the New button on the on the upper-right portion of the screen and select Box Note from Template.

2019-01-22

Tech Bits: Get a Head Start with Box Notes Templates (Students)

Need to create a meeting agenda on the fly for your student club? Want to quickly create a newsletter for keeping your members up-to-date and engaged? To get started, try using a Box Notes template:

  1. Log in to OWLbox and select a folder where your file will be stored.

  2. Click the New button on the on the upper-right portion of the screen and select Box Note from Template.

2018-11-06

Tech Bits: Two Views of a Word File are Better than One - Try Split View

Wish there was an easy way to see two different sections of a word document to help you copy a paragraph and paste it in a different location in the file, without the need to scroll? How about to simply compare two different sections of the document, such as the introduction and conclusion? Try Microsoft Word's split view feature to "split" your document into two different screens. 

2018-10-24

Tech Bits: Tap into a Treasure Trove of Research

Did you know that students, faculty and staff have access to reports from Gartner, a leading research company? Gartner reports give you background on emerging topics in various industries, "hype cycle" graphs that chart popular and receding trends, and analyses with key findings. You can search for topics on technology, human resources, finance, communications, compliance and more. 

To access the Gartner reports, log in to TUportal and click Gartner Gateway on the alphabetical list on the left. 

2018-10-17

Tech Bits: Go Back in Time with Google Street View

Did you now that you can use Google Maps to take a peek back in time? For some locations, mostly in urban areas, you can view the evolution of neighborhood development by accessing the photographs that Google has taken during previous years. 

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