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    Purchase Used Equipment from Dartmouth


    If you are purchasing a used computer from Dartmouth, the attached "Used Equipment Sales Agreement" needs to be completed, by both the purchaser and by staff in The Computer Store.   

    Locking your computer


    When you walk away from your computer, to prevent unauthorized access while you are away, without having to shut down, do the following:


    To Lock:

    1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del
    2. Press Enter

    Or, use the keyboard shortcut: Windows+L

    To Unlock:

    1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del
    2. Enter your password.


    Final Draft for Windows


    1. Connect to the Internet via Ethernet on Dartmouth Campus, Eduroam wireless, Dartmouth Secure Wireless, or VPN.
    2. Click to download Final Draft 9 for Windows.
    3. You will be prompted to Save, Run, or Open the File. Click Save or Save File and OK.
    4. Navigate to your web browser's downloads and right-click




    Maple is an interactive program that does numerical, symbolic, and graphical computations, and visualization.


    Maple is network licensed and requires a connection to Dartmouth's license manager each time you run Maple.

    Install Maple on your computer.

    If you have questions or problems, contact Research Computing.

    AirPrint and Wireless Printing from Mobile Devices


    For security reasons, AirPrint and direct printing via wireless from a mobile device to a networked printer on campus is not supported.

    However, in support of the GreenPrint system on campus, GreenPrint Mobile is a service that allows printing from mobile devices via email. Click here for more information on GreenPrint Mobile.


    Merging Multiple Apple IDs


    It is not possible to merge Apple IDs.

    If you have purchases that you have made on each Apple ID:

    1. Log in to each Apple ID from your device
    2. Download the items from the store to your device.
    3. On that device, log into the Apple ID that you want to use moving forward.



    How to Obtain MATLAB

    Dartmouth has a site license for Matlab. This includes an unlimited number of licenses for Matlab and several toolboxes for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux which can be found on the matlab download page .  If you have questions about Matlab licensing or installation, send email to Research Computing.

    Microsoft Office Compatibility


    Microsoft Office 2016 is the newest Office version available for Windows and Mac OS X. The most obvious changes in Office 2016 as compared to earlier versions, are that it has been streamlined in its visual style to be more touch and stylus friendly, as well as a flatter, more web-like appearance.

    Microsoft License Agreement


    Mac OS X for Windows Users


    If you are using a Macintosh computer for the first time, the information below may help familiarize yourself with the new operating system.

    Aliases – the same as a shortcut in Windows.

    Command Key – same as the Windows key

    Dock – Similar to the “taskbar” in Windows. It appears, by default, at the bottom of your window and includes short cuts to applications. Applications that are running appear in the dock with a dot underneath them.


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