Road Work at Roundabout Near School of Law

March 15, 2014:  Construction Notification120g-Reflective-Vest

Please note that there will be an installation of an updated temporary white pedestrian delineation system at the roundabout. This system will be installed in place of the existing temporary system at the roundabout at the intersection of Seaver Dr. and Presidents Dr.

The work will begin this Saturday, March 15th. Work will be performed between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

During the work all roads and sidewalks will remain open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Any noise related to the work will be confined to the work site.



Word Keyboard Shortcuts

Below is a list of major shortcut keys in Microsoft Word, as compiled by Computer Hope at

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Ctrl + 0 Adds or removes 6pts of spacing before a paragraph.
Ctrl + A Select all contents of the page.
Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection.
Ctrl + C Copy selected text.
Ctrl + D Open the font preferences window.
Ctrl + E Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
Ctrl + F Open find box.
Ctrl + I Italic highlighted selection.
Ctrl + J Aligns the selected text or line to justify the screen.
Ctrl + K Insert link.
Ctrl + L Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
Ctrl + M Indent the paragraph.
Ctrl + P Open the print window.
Ctrl + R Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
Ctrl + T Create a hanging indent.
Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection.
Ctrl + V Paste.
Ctrl + X Cut selected text.
Ctrl + Y Redo the last action performed.
Ctrl + Z Undo last action.
Ctrl + Shift + L Quickly create a bullet point.
Ctrl + Shift + F Change the font.
Ctrl + Shift + > Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increases font +2pts.
Ctrl + ] Increase selected font +1pts.
Ctrl + Shift + < Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower, if above 12 decreases font by +2pt.
Ctrl + [ Decrease selected font -1pts.
Ctrl + / + c Insert a cent sign (¢).
Ctrl + ‘ + <char> Insert a character with an accent (grave) mark, where <char> is the character you want. For example, if you wanted an accented è you would use Ctrl + ‘ + e as your shortcut key. To reverse the accent mark use the opposite accent mark, often on the tilde key.
Ctrl + Shift + * View or hide non printing characters.
Ctrl + <left arrow> Moves one word to the left.
Ctrl + <right arrow> Moves one word to the right.
Ctrl + <up arrow> Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
Ctrl + <down arrow> Moves to the end of the paragraph.
Ctrl + Del Deletes word to right of cursor.
Ctrl + Backspace Deletes word to left of cursor.
Ctrl + End Moves the cursor to the end of the document.
Ctrl + Home Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + Spacebar Reset highlighted text to the default font.
Ctrl + 1 Single-space lines.
Ctrl + 2 Double-space lines.
Ctrl + 5 1.5-line spacing.
Ctrl + Alt + 1 Changes text to heading 1.
Ctrl + Alt + 2 Changes text to heading 2.
Ctrl + Alt + 3 Changes text to heading 3.
Alt + Ctrl + F2 Open new document.
Ctrl + F1 Open the Task Pane.
Ctrl + F2 Display the print preview.
Ctrl + Shift + > Increases the highlighted text size by one.
Ctrl + Shift + < Decreases the highlighted text size by one.
Ctrl + Shift + F6 Opens to another open Microsoft Word document.
Ctrl + Shift + F12 Prints the document.
F1 Open Help.
F4 Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
F5 Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.
F7 Spellcheck and grammar check selected text or document.
F12 Save as.
Shift + F3 Change the text in Microsoft Word from uppercase to lowercase or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
Shift + F7 Runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.
Shift + F12 Save.
Shift + Enter Create a soft break instead of a new paragraph.
Shift + Insert Paste.
Shift + Alt + D Insert the current date.
Shift + Alt + T Insert the current time.

In addition to the above shortcut keys users can also use their mouse as a method of quickly do something commonly performed. Below some are examples of mouse shortcuts.

Mouse shortcuts


Click, hold, and drag Selects text from where you click and hold to the point you drag and let go.
Double-click If double-click a word, selects the complete word.
Double-click Double-clicking on the left, center, or right of a blank line will make the alignment of the text left, center, or right aligned.
Double-click Double-clicking anywhere after text on a line will set a tab stop.
Triple-click Selects the line or paragraph of the text the mouse triple-clicked.
Ctrl + Mouse wheel Zooms in and out of document.

More on Word- Don’t forget to view Best Practices in Word for tips on saving and good habits. Learn how to keep track of your edits until a final version is needed in Collaborating with Word. Like how a document looks? Save it for reuse as a template (see topic on Creating Templates).

WaveNet, Kronos and the Trouble with IE

Information Technology (IT) would like to share with you information regarding WaveNet and Kronos:

A number of people in the Pepperdine community have had issues while using the Internet Explorer browser to access WaveNet and Kronos. These issues range from modest inconveniences such as visual inconsistencies to more significant obstacles including the inability to use some services.

Please understand that the IT division is doing everything that it can to ensure compatibility between Internet Explorer, WaveNet, and Kronos, but until these vendors collaborate on a solution, Pepperdine’s IT division recommends the Firefox browser for use with WaveNet and Kronos.

Should you insist on using Internet Explorer, the following steps may improve your experience:

1.       Delete your browser history

2.       Add as a trusted site

3.       Add to the pop-up blocker

4.       Add to the compatibility list

If you need help with any of these steps, then please follow these instructions:

Securing Your Future

So, there you are, sitting in the library and sipping your coffee while putting the final touches on your appellate brief. You get up to get a refill and chat with a friend. When you return to your work space you discover that your laptop, and more importantly, the appellate brief you’ve been working on for weeks and is due in a few hours, are gone. Not moved or put away, just gone.

This is an all too familiar story on campuses around the country. Students leave their personal belongings for just a few minutes and bam, they’re gone. Fortunately, for some, these things can be recovered because they saved their data to an off site server or cloud drive. But for others, it is a nightmare scenario come true. Even areas presumed to be safe and secure can be the most vulnerable to theft. The library, a classroom, even your personal vehicle is not a guarantee that your stuff is going to be safe. Sadly, many students fall victim to this false sense of security.

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How to Prolong Battery Life

Over the years, the number of tech users has come to the same conclusion. How do I get more out of my battery? It’s a question that feeds a large portion of today’s consumers with doubt over whether or not they are going to have a dependable device when they need it the most. Make no mistake; it’s going to take some participation on your part. But with some practice and due diligence, you’ll get the most out of your mobile devices.

For starters, always keep in mind that you purchased a mobile device to be just that, mobile. So, why do some people always have their devices plugged in? Most users have to replace their device batteries within a year to a year and a half from purchase. The best way to prevent this is to only charge your device when it needs it. It’s simple, but true. I mean, you only eat when your hungry, right? Well, the same goes for your laptop. Don’t feed it until it needs it. Otherwise, you’re overfeeding it and depleting its effectiveness. Ever try to run a mile with a belly full of food? I think we all know the end result to that poor decision.

Every device comes out of the box with a factory charge. This ensures that the consumer can start using their new device as soon as they get it. Usually, this charge will last about an hour. Long enough to go through the initial setup and first time play around. After this, you’re going to want to charge the device. However, once it reaches a full charge, only run the device on battery until it starts to warn you for another charge. Run the battery until it reaches about 5% life remaining. Then, give it another full recharge. This is called calibrating the battery. Basically, you are training your battery to use its full power storage potential. If a battery is over-charged, it will think it needs constant power from an alternate source to function.

Repeat this little trick just a few times and continue to practice it every time you use your devices and you will notice excellent battery life well beyond the expected life cycle.