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Pages document conversion trick

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

I just found this conversion trick, after a desperate student was trying to open their Pages document (the extension is .pages) on our iMacs.  You may need to move the file to a PC, but apparently Pages files are zipped bundles of files which include a .pdf and potentially image files.  So all you need to do is rename the file extension from “.pages” to “.zip”.  You can then unpack or copy back the PDF and image files separately, or convert the PDF to Word DOC with a free converter like this.  It may be a kludge, but it beats having nothing to offer at all!
-Ian

End-of-semester due date!

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The end of the semester is approaching rapidly - less than two weeks! From here on out, all books that are checked out will be due on Wednesday, August 11, the last day of the summer semester. Please make sure to tell patrons this. It’s not enough to simply stamp the date in the book, and it’s not even enough to tell them it’s due on August 11; be sure to emphasize that it’s due on August 11, the last day of the semester. This way, we know that they know, and no one can claim ignorance of the due date or of the date of the last day. Thanks!

Heather S.

Copier paper reminder

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Just a reminder - the color copiers and the black and white copiers take different paper. Renee found B&W 11×17 paper in both color machines this morning. This can cause problems because the machines are calibrated differently, and using the wrong paper can cause jams. Also, the color paper is heavier and nicer, and it’s part of the reason that students pay more for color prints. The color copier paper is clearly marked as such, and is kept in the black and red paper boxes in 664. Please ask me if you have any questions! Thanks,

Heather S.