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September 29, 2015
by Rachael Inake
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Gmail drag-and-drop images

In Gmail (and your Google@UH Gmail, too), you can now drag-and-drop images right into the body of your email message so it appears embedded.

  1. Compose a new message.
  2. Drag and drop the image in the body of the message.
  3. By default, it will insert the image as “best fit.” If you want the original size, click on the image and click on “Original size.” Or, if you want to resize the image, click on the image and click and drag on an image handle (square in the corner of the image).

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Also, just like how you can hyperlink text in your email message to a website, you can hyperlink the embedded image, too.

  1. Click and drag to highlight the embedded image in your message.
  2. With your image highlighted (selected), click on the link button in the toolbar to insert a link.
  3. In the popup box, type or paste the URL you want to link to in the, “To what URL should this link go to” and click “OK.”

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May 14, 2014
by Rachael Inake
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Gmail desktop notifications

There is a feature in Gmail to enable desktop notifications. Desktop notifications alert you of new chat and email messages that come in by a popup window in the lower right corner of your screen, as shown below.

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Desktop notifications are enabled by default, but for me it wasn’t, so to enable it, go to your Gmail settings by clicking on the grey gear button near the top-right corner of your Gmail screen and click on “Settings”. On that “General” tab, scroll down until you see “Desktop Notifications” (as shown below) and click on the link that says, “Click here to enable desktop notifications for University of Hawaii Mail.”

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February 26, 2014
by Leanne Riseley
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Apply or remove highlighting in a document

Highlighting text in a document can be done easily and quickly, saving you time in finding important sentences or passages. The following are step-by-step instructions on applying and removing highlighting in both MS Word and Google Docs.

MS Word

Apply Highlighting

  1. Select the text that you want to highlight.
  2. On the Home tab, in the Font group, click the arrow next to Text Highlight Color.
  3. Click the color that you want.

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Removing Highlighting

  1. Select the text that you want to remove highlighting from, or press CTRL+A to select all of the text in the document.
  2. On the Home tab, in the Font group, click the arrow next to Text Highlight Color.
  3. Click No Color.

Google Docs

Apply Highlighting

  1. Select the text that you want to highlight.
  2. Click the Text Color icon.
  3. Click Highlight.
  4. Click the color that you want.

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Removing Highlighting

  1. Select the text that you want to remove highlighting from, or press CTRL+A to select all of the text in the document.
  2. Click the Text Color icon.
  3. Click Highlight.
  4. Click None.

February 8, 2014
by Rachael Inake
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How to import your class roster into Gmail Contacts

It’s handy to have your students’ email addresses in your Gmail Contacts and organized into groups for each of your classes for easy retrieval. With this trick in Excel, you can take your class rosters from MyUH Portal, format it in Excel with their first name, last name, and email address, and import it into your Gmail Contacts as a group for each of your classes. Now you’ll be able to send emails by typing in the name of the group (class) or student’s name and it will automatically insert their email address(es). Watch this short video below to learn how to do this.

Note: You can also remove their middle initial by inserting two empty columns (instead of one) and delimiting by “comma” and “space” which will separate their first name and middle initial into two separate columns. Then, delete the column that has their middle initial before saving and importing into Contacts. Caution: If a student has multiple first or last names with spaces between them, remove the space(s) until after you split the names, otherwise it will split each name into a column.

If you’re interested in learning more about Gmail, consider registering for the “Using Gmail Like a Pro” workshop this month.

January 8, 2014
by Leanne Riseley
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A New iPad?

santaDid Santa give you a new iPad/tablet for Christmas? If so, use these instructions to setup your iPad to check your hawaii Gmail and use the Leeward wireless network.

  1. Setup automatic wireless access for your iPad – this allows you to use the Leeward wireless network while on campus without having to login each time.
  2. Setup your email on your tablet – this allows you to easily check your hawaii.edu email using the mail app.  (For Android devices use these instructions.)
  3. Setup iCloud and Find My iPhone (For Android devices activate Device Manager.)

Image by Davy on LeawoSoft blog {link to http://www.leawo.com/blog/2010/12/top-5-christmas-gifts-for-christmas-2010%E2%80%94get-the-best-christmas-gift-ideas-for-you/}

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