TCNJ Tech Talk 

January 2004 Vol. 2 Issue 1


Adding a Network Printer

Printing to a network printer is a good idea for large print jobs. To add your department's network printer: 
  1. Go to ‘Start’, then to ‘Settings’, and then double click on the ‘Printers’ folder.
  2. Double click on the icon ‘Add Printer’
  3. An Add Printer Wizard window will open.  Click on the ‘Next’ button to continue.
  4. Select ‘Network Printer’ and click ‘Next’
  5. In the Locate Your Printer window, Select ‘Type the printer name…'  and type in the name of the printer. 

Example: Type in Name:   \\TCNJ\PEnglish1.FAC.EWG.TSC





Note:  To find the printer name, go to a co-worker's computer who already prints to the printer and open her printer folder.  Click on the printer once and the printer name will display on the left hand side.

  1. Click on ‘Next’ to continue.  Files will copy to your PC
  2. Select 'Yes' to make this printer your default printer.  A default printer means that all your print jobs will default to this printer.  Otherwise select 'No'. Click 'Next'.
  3. Click ‘Finish’ to complete the installation.

 This information is also available on our Frequently Asked Questions page




Ahoy Mac Users!  Do you sometimes feel lost in a sea of PC's?  Then check out Andy Brunetto's homepage:

There is a boatload of information for Mac users, including:

  • New Features in Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)
  • Quick overview for new Mac OS X users
  • Getting Started with Mac OS X
  • Peachpit Press' OS X Tips (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
  • Responses to questions (or, "How do I...?")
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Outside Links

Are you over quota in Email? When you are over quota in email, you are often unable to delete messages.  To get around this, you have to first turn off the 'Trash' folder in email.  By turning off 'Trash' you will be able to delete messages and get your quota down. 

Netscape Messenger Users:
You must be logged into Netscape Messenger to follow these instructions.
Video clip of these instructions - Note:  This video is best viewed in Full Screen.

1.  Select 'Edit' from the menu bar on top and open 'Preferences' from the menu. 
2. Select the 'Mail and Newsgroups' option from the left side.  If the menu option is not expanded, click on the plus (+) sign next to 'Mail and Newsgroups'. 
3.  Select 'Mail Servers'. 
4.  To the right of 'Mail Servers' click on the 'Edit' button. 
5.  Click on the IMAP tab
6.  Change the trash option to 'Remove it immediately'
7.  Click on 'OK'

Time Saving Tip:  In Netscape you can sort by size allowing you to quickly delete the large emails that could be holding up your space.  To sort by size, click on the heading 'Size' in your mail window.

Netscape Address Book Tip

If you have an Excel document with email addresses,
did you know that you can insert that document into your Netscape Address Book?  It is so simple and requires only two steps!

For PDF instructions with pictures, Click Here

Step One
1)Open your Excel document.  Copy the column that just contains the e-mail addresses. 
2)Open a blank Excel document.  Paste the column into this new document. 
    Save this as an excel document in the format: Microsoft Excel Worksheet  *.xls  For example:  testlist.xls 
3)With this new Excel document open,  Go to 'File' and select 'Save As'. 
    Save the Excel document in the format:  Text file Tab delimited  *.txt For example:  testlist.txt
4)Close MS Excel.

Step Two
1)  Open Netscape.  Go to 'File' and select 'Import'.  Choose Text File (Address Book).  Click 'Next'.
2)  Click 'Browse' to locate your text file.  i.e. testlist.txt
3)  Highlight document and click 'Open'.
4)  In Communicator Field, choose 'Email'.  Click 'Import'.

That's It!  Now all you have to do is verify that it is in your Address Book.
Open Netscape, go to 'Communicator' and open 'Address Book'.
You now have a new address book in Netscape. ie. Testlist. 

Would you like to turn that new book into a list?
To create a new list in Netscape from the Testlist address book:
1.)  Open Netscape, go to 'Communicator' and open 'Address Book'.
2.)  Go to 'New List'.  From 'Add Mailing list to', choose 'Personal Address Book'. 
      Type in a List Name, Nick Name and Description. Click 'Ok'.
3.) Click and drag the names from the Testlist Address book
to the group under Personal Address Book. 



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