Carthage ISD Technology Department July 2017
For example, if you are typing a document in Microsoft Word, click on File and Save As to save and name the file. Be sure This PC is selected along with the Documents folder. After you click on the Documents folder, the Save As window will open and this is where you can create folders and name your file so it is easy to find when you need it. So you can type a lesson plan for the week of August 21, save it to a folder called August, inside a folder called Lesson Plans 2017.
Let me know if you need any help creating folders or saving files. I promise this is one of the best ways to organize your files.
There are several advantages to using Google Drive.
1. Google Drive allows you to work on files at home or anywhere you have internet access.
2. Google Drive allows you to share your files with others. This prevents you sending multiple emails with attachments.
3. Google Drive allows you to share files and allows collaboration between others. Multiple people can be editing a file all at the same time.
4. You can also upload files you have in your Documents folder to Google Drive. For example, you can upload a Word document into Google Drive and it will convert it to a Google Doc so you can continue to edit it at home.
There are a lot more options to using Google Drive. Try it out!
How can I edit a PDF?
Here are the steps if you want to edit a PDF that is mainly a text file. Go to the file that you have saved and point to it with your mouse. Then right click, choose Open with, and choose Word 2016. Word will open and the following message will appear, "Word will now convert your PDF to an editable Word document. This may take a while. The resulting Word document will be optimized to allow you to edit the text, so it might not look exactly like the original PDF, especially if the original file contained lots of graphics." Then click OK. Wait and the document will open and allow you to proofread and make changes.
It isn't perfect, but it could save you a lot of work retyping documents.
Debby Simpson--Administrative Assistant
Terry Caudle--Systems Administrator
Richard Sullivan--Network Administrator
Mark Baisden--Technology Specialist
Penni Munroe--Technology Specialist
Message from the Director
Please feel free to let me know if there is an area of technology that you would like more training, suggestions, or advice. Don't forget to put in tickets for all your technology needs. Tickets helps us a lot more than emails because they don't get lost or buried. We are here to help.
Have a great July!