Update your Computer? Please Don’t … Yet .. Check here first!

 

In this day and age we are conditioned to make sure that we apply the updates for our computer operating systems as soon as they’re released. As you probably know, tech folks call this your “OS”.

If you have a Microsoft Windows computer, Windows 10 (or 8.1 or 7) is your “OS” or operating system.  If you have an Apple Mac computer, then you are running some variant of OSX (pronounced “O S – ten”).

There are times over the course of the school year when Microsoft and Apple release updates to their operating systems.

Please DO NOT apply these updates immediately if you are planning to use your computer to take mid-term and final exams.

Pepperdine Law uses a secure exam software to administer exams from ExamSoft.com.  This software is sensitive to changes in operating systems because it is designed to ensure a totally secure exam environment.  When there is a change to your OS, ExamSoft may no longer function properly.

Please check with this site: lawtech.pepperdine.edu or our vendor’s site: examsoft.com before your update your OS.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to check in with the support desk in the Law Library or send an email to support@law.pepperdine.edu

Installing Printers (Windows and Apple)

A quick step by step instruction guide for installing on a Windows computer:

 

1. Open a new explorer window (not Internet Explorer).
a. Type (Windows Button)+(R)


2. Enter the following in the address bar.  \\walnut
3. Locate and open the folder PCCLIENT.

4. Open the WIN folder and double-click on the CLIENT-LOCAL-INSTALL installer.


5. Accept the UAC if prompted.
6. Enter your network credentials.  DOMAIN\USERNAME
EX: student\juser


7. Run through the installer and leave all of the default settings.
8. Leave the checkbox checked to LAUNCH CLIENT… and click FINISH.


9. Enter your credentials into the pop-up client as noted in step 6.

EX: student\juser

 

Install FindMe Queue:

1. Open CONTROL PANEL and launch DEVICES and PRINTERS.
2. Click ADD A PRINTER.
3. Click THE PRINTER I WANT ISN’T LISTED.
4. Select the radio button to add PRINTER BY NAME and enter the following. Click NEXT.
\\walnut\FindMeBW

5. It may take a few minutes to locate the printer.
6. When prompted, enter your credentials.  DOMAIN\USERNAME
EX: student\juser

 

 

A quick step by step instruction guide for installing on an Apple computer:

 

  1. Download the Mac Driver.
  2. Install the driver by opening the image file from the download. (e.g. MX_C37_1603a_Mac104-1011.dmg)
    • Click on “MacOSX”.
    • Choose the driver for your operating system (e.g. Version 10.11). Go to the Apple Menu > About This Mac to see the operating system version.
    • Click on MX-C37 to install the driver
    • The Installation Window will appear. Click Continue and follow the on-screen instructions. Use the password that you use to log into your machine when asked for the password.
  3. Go to System Preferences > Printers and Scanners.
  4. Click “+” to add a new printer.
  5. Control-click the toolbar; then select Customize Toolbar.
  6. Drag the Advanced icon onto the bar; then click Advanced.
  7. In the “Type” drop down menu, select “Windows printer via spoolss”.
  8. Enter the Device URL, smb://walnut/FindMeBW or smb://walnut/FindMeColor, depending on the current printer you are installing.
  9. In “Name”, enter FindMeBW or FindMeColor depending on the current printer you are installing.
  10. In the “Use” drop down menu, click “Select Software.”
  11. Select Sharp MX 7040N PPD and click OK.
  12. Click Add.
  13. Click “+” and repeat 7-12 for both FindMeBW or FindMeColor depending on which one you have already installed.
  14. Now, when you print to FindMeBW or FindMeColor, a window asking for your credentials should pop-up. If you are staff or faculty, enter your Network ID and password. If you are a student, add “student\” before your Network ID and enter your password as usual.
  15. Go to any Sharp copier and swipe your Pepperdine ID card. Select the job(s) to release and retrieve your document from the print tray.

Printing Selected Pages using PDF – Windows

Using our new print system here at Pepperdine can be a bit of a challenge at times.

Particularly if you just want to print a few pages of a word document.

Since the web interface for printing requires PDF files to print, you may find yourself looking for an easy way (any way?) to print selected pages without buying an expensive copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro.

One approach is to install a  PDF “printer” that will allow you to select a series of pages (example: 7,11,21,57)  or a range of pages (example: 56-65) and send them to the PDF “printer” which really just creates a PDF file of the pages you have selected.

MAC users should be able to do this with their existing software, however, Windows users will find it much easier with an additional program.

FOR WINDOWS users:

We have done some limited testing on a product called PDF-XChange Lite which is a free product for those using it for non-commercial purposes.  There may be other good solutions but we have found this one to work fairly easily.

If you decide to try it, you must first download and install the software which takes a few minutes.

After it’s installed, it is listed as a printer in your list of printers on your Windows computer.

When you want to print, select PDF-XChange Lite as your printer, enter the pages you want to print:

If you want a range of pages enter the first page then a hyphen then the last page (so it might be 56-65).

If you want a non-consecutive selection of pages, separate them with commas.  So let’s say we want to print pages 7,11,21,57 — just enter them like that and you’ll get a file with only those pages.

You will be prompted to name the file — I suggested saving the file to your desktop so it’s easy to find to upload to the file server at print.pepperdine.edu.

For more info on printing to the Sharp Copiers go HERE.