Software on the MacBooks includes the following:
- AOL Instant Messenger
- iDVD Player
- Internet Explorer 5.2
- Microsoft Office 2008 (includes Word 2008, Excel 2008, Powerpoint 2008)
- Microsoft Messenger
- Secure OASIS
- VUSpace Mounter
- Yahoo Messenger
Icons for these programs are on the desktop or in the Applications folder. Double-clicking on any of them will launch the application. (Remember: If you mount your VUSpace, be sure to drag the User icon that represents your VUSpace account to the Trash when you are done so that anyone after you can't access your files.)
Please do not load personal software on the MacBooks.
Library staff can provide assistance if you have difficulties with the MacBook's software. We recommend, however, that you become familiar with the programs that you will be using.
Saving Word Processing Files
You can save your files to your VUspace (find out more about VUspace), e-mail the files to yourself, burn them to a CD, or save them to a flash drive. Floppy disk drives are not available with the library's MacBooks.
If you save your document to the MacBook, it is best to drag it to the Trash before you return the MacBook--otherwise, anyone using the MacBook after you can easily read that document.
The library is not responsible for the loss of any of your files while you are using a MacBook.
Printing from the MacBooks
All print jobs from the MacBooks will go to the printer in the Fireplace Reading Room on the first floor of the library. You will need to authorize each print job on the print release station across from the printer.