Selecting a Printer in Windows7

The following instructions are written generically for Windows7 and most Windows programs.

  1. Open the document you want to print
  2. In a Microsoft Office program, from the OFFICE button» select Print
    in other programs, from the File menu » select Print…
    HINT: If the File menu is not visible, press [Alt]
    The Print dialog box appears.
  • From the Name pull-down list, select the desired printer for the lab you are working in
    NOTE: If the correct printer does not appear, to add the correct printer to this list.
  • If necessary, make any other adjustments to the dialog box
  •   Click OK

The document prints to the selected printer.

Installing Fonts from Other Sources

Access the Fonts folder

  1. From the Start menu » select control panel and open the Fonts Folder
    HINT: If you do not see the menu bar, press Windows key.
  1. Use the Folders scroll box to navigate to the drive and directory containing your new fonts.
  2. From the List of fonts scroll box, select the desired font
    HINTS:
    To select multiple fonts, hold down [Ctrl] and click the fonts you want.
    To select the entire list, click SELECT ALL.
  3. At the bottom of the dialog box, verify that Copy fonts to Fonts Folder are selected.

Installing Fonts from Other Sources: Copy & Paste Option

  1. Access the Fonts folder
  2. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the drive and directory containing your new font(s) and select the desired font(s)
  3. From the Edit menu » select Copy
    HINT: If you do not see the menu bar, press Windows key » Control Panel or Open the Fonts Folder.
    OR

    Press [Ctrl] + [C]
  4. In the Fonts folder, from the Edit menu » select Paste
    HINT: If you do not want to see the menu bar, press Windows key.
    OR

    Press [Ctrl] + [V]
    The Install Fonts Progress Folder appears.

2nd Option: We can download the font styles on Internet or add in Fonts Folder. The new font will be  appears in the Fonts folder.

Personalizing the Appearance of Windows7

This document will show you how to personalize the appearance of Windows7 for your own use.

  • Accessing the Personalization Settings
  • Changing the Windows Theme
  • Changing the Window Color and Appearance
  • Changing the Desktop Background

Ø  Accessing the Personalization Settings

The screen you see after logging in is called the Desktop. You can personalize the Desktop to fit your needs in the Personalization settings.

Accessing the Personalization Settings: Start Menu Option

  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel
    The Control Panel appears.
  2. Click APPEARANCE AND PERSONALIZATION
    The Appearance and Personalization pane appears.
  3. Click PERSONALIZATION
    The Personalize appearance and sounds pane appears.

Accessing the Personalization Settings: Right Click Option

  1. Right click anywhere in a blank part of the Desktop » select Personalize

The Personalize appearance and sounds pane appears.

Ø  Changing the Windows Theme

  1. Access the Personalization Settings
  2. Click THEMEThe Theme Settings dialog box appears.
  • From the Theme pull-down menu, select the desired theme
  • Click APPLY
    The theme is changed.
  • Click OK

Ø  Changing the Window Color and Appearance

Changing the Window Color

Access the Personalization Settings

  1. Click WINDOW COLOR AND APPEARANCEThe Window Color and Appearance pane appears.
  • To select a color, click on the desired color
  • OPTIONAL: To adjust the color intensity, from Color intensity, click and drag the sliding bar
  1. To create your own color,
    1. Click SHOW COLOR MIXERDescription: Show Color Mixer button
    1. From the color mixer, click and drag the sliding bars to adjust the color’s Hue, Saturation, and Brightness
  2. Click OKThe changes are made.
    You are returned to the Personalize appearance and sounds task pane.

Changing the Window Appearance

Ø  Changing the Desktop Background

  1. Access the Personalization Settings
  2. Click DESKTOP BACKGROUNDThe Desktop Background pane appears.
  3. To change the background, from the scroll list, select an image
    HINT: When you select an image, a preview appears on the desktop.
    OR
    To locate an image file
    1. Click BROWSE…
      The Browse dialog box appears.
    2. Navigate to and select the appropriate image file
    1. Click OPEN
  4. To change the picture position, from How should the picture be positioned?, select the desired position
    NOTE: The options are Stretched, Tiled, and Centered.
  5. To apply the background, click OK

Working with Screen Savers

  • Applying a Screen Saver
  • Adjusting Screen Saver Settings

Adjusting Power Options

Working with Shortcuts

Creating a shortcut allows you to quickly access files, folders, drives, or programs. This might be useful if you frequently access your drive, a certain folder, or a specific file. It can also be helpful if a class requires you to frequently access a professor’s folder from the drive.

  • Creating a Shortcut
  • Using a Shortcut
  • Deleting a Shortcut

Ø  Creating a Shortcut

Folders, drives, printers, programs and general files can be linked with a shortcut. The following section provides instructions for two ways to create a shortcut: the dragmethod and the quick menu method.

Creating a Shortcut: Drag and Drop Method

  1. On the Desktop, click START» select Computer [name]
    Windows Explorer launches, displaying your computer’s drives, devices, and networks.
  2. Navigate to the file, folder, drive, or printer you want to create a shortcut for
  3. Click the item and drag it to the Desktop
  4. Release the mouse buttonThe shortcut icon for the selected file or folder appears on your Desktop.

Creating a Shortcut to Files and Folders: Quick Menu Method

  1. On the Desktop, click START» select Computer [name]
    Windows Explorer launches, displaying your computer’s drives, devices, and networks.
  2. Navigate to the file, folder, drive, or printer you want to create a shortcut for
  3. Right click the item » select Send To » select Desktop (create shortcut)
    The shortcut appears on the desktop.

Ø  Using a Shortcut

Using a shortcut is as simple as opening the file, folder, drive, program, or printer it references.

  1. On the Desktop, double click the shortcut
    The item which the shortcut references opens.

Ø  Deleting a Shortcut

Deleting shortcuts is as simple as deleting typical files on your computer.

NOTE: Deleting a shortcut does not delete the file or folders it references, nor does it disconnect from the drive or printer it references.

  1. On the Desktop, right click the shortcut you wish to delete » select Delete
    A confirmation dialog box appears.
  2. Click YES
    The shortcut is deleted.

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