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    Upgrading Java

    Step-by-Step

    Users of centrally controlled administrative systems should be running Java 8 update 101 as of August 2016. Follow the steps below to upgrade to that version of Java if you are not prompted when you log into a system. If you have any questions about whether or not to upgrade your Java version please call the IT Help Desk at 603-646-2999 7:30am - 5:30pm ET Monday-Friday.

    Acrobat Reader for Macintosh

    Details

    Adobe Acrobat Reader is a freeware program that allows you to read files that were saved in a PDF format. Preview is an application built into the MacIntosh OS that also allows you to read files that were saved in a PDF format.

    PDF is the acronym for Portable Document Format, which is a file format used for capturing fully formatted documents from almost any application, thus making them easily exchangeable and application independent.

    Stata for Macintosh OS X

    Step-by-Step

    This application is KeyServed and requires KeyAccess be installed on your computer, as well as a connection to the Dartmouth network each time you run Stata. If not on campus, you will need to establish a VPN connection.

    Software Update on a Macintosh Computer

    Details

    Starting with Mac OS X 10.6.8, Apple provides an easy way of downloading updates to their operating systems and other Apple applications from the Apple App Store. Your computer is set to automatically download updates.

    To check the Apple App Store for updates currently available:

    1. Select the Apple icon, then Software Update.
    2. In the App Store window, select Updates.

    Alternately, you can:

    Stella for Macintosh

    Step-by-Step

    1. Download and install KeyAccess for Macintosh if not already installed on your computer.
    2. Download Stella for Mac OS X, installation instructions are provided in the ReadMe-Dartmouth file.

    Windows Updates

    Details

    Microsoft provides an easy way of downloading updates to their operating systems, as well as other common Microsoft desktop applications via the Web:

    Leaving Dartmouth - Canvas

    Details

    Canvas allows you to download a zip file of all your assignment submissions in all of your present and past courses, packaged into a single zip file. In Canvas, go to your profile settings, and then click Download Submissions to generate the zip file.

    IDL at Dartmouth

    Details

    IDL (Interactive Data Language) is a complete computing environment for the interactive analysis and visualization of data. IDL integrates a powerful, array-oriented language with numerous mathematical analysis and graphical display techniques. Programming in IDL is a time-saving alternative to programming in FORTRAN or C. You can explore data interactively using IDL commands, then create complete applications by writing IDL programs.

    Download and Install Sibelius 7 for Windows

    Step-by-Step

    1. Download Sibelius 7.5 for Windows.
    2. If prompted, click Save File so that the circle next to the words are filled in. Click OK.
    3. Navigate to where your web browser downloads files and double click Sibelius7.zip.
    4. Double click Sibelius7.
    5. Double click Sibelius7Installer.exe.

    IDL for Windows

    Step-by-Step

    This application uses a network license manager and requires a connection to the Dartmouth network each time you run IDL.

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