USING AN APPLE MACINTOSH AT SMITH
Mac users: If you recently changed the system password on your Mac and are now being prompted to enter your "old" password to authenticate keychain access, please see the following instructions for synchronizing your passwords: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1631
Connecting to the Novell network
Backing up & restoring files
Upgrading to a new OS or Office version
For information about secure file transfer on a Mac, see the File Transfer page.
For information about using Apple mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) at Smith, see the Mobile Devices page.
Connecting to the Novell Network
Connecting Your Mac to a Network Drive
Macintosh users must create a connection to their DATAVOL on the Novell network in order to access their home directory, dropbox, or shared drives. This document explains how to mount the DATAVOL and create an alias to important folders on your desktop.
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Backing Up & Restoring Your Files
Backing Up Files on your Mac
ITS recommends that you create backups of all of your documents, files, and settings. Getting started with a backup regimen can be daunting, but the most important thing is not your necessarily your method, but just that you do it! This document will help you decide what type of backup is best for you. It will also provide links to directions for different backup applications.
Using Time Machine to Backup and Restore Files on Your Mac
Mac users can use a program called Time Machine to backup (and restore) their documents, files, and settings. This document explains how to use Time Machine to backup files to an external hard drive or network drive, and restore them as needed.
Using Carbon Copy Cloner to Backup and Restore Files on Your Mac
Mac users can use a program called Carbon Copy Cloner to backup (and restore) their documents, files, and settings. This document explains how to use the program to backup files to an external hard drive and restore them as needed.
Burning Files to Disc on a Mac
Learn to use the Finder and Disk Utility to burn files to CDs and DVDs. Mac OS X burns discs that can be used on Windows computers as long as the data that you are copying to disc is also compatible.
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Upgrading your Operating System or Office Version
Upgrading Your Personal Mac to Snow Leopard (OS 10.6)
Follow the instructions in this document to upgrade your personal iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air to OS 10.6/Snow Leopard and keep all your data and applications.
Follow the instructions in this document to upgrade your Smith-owned iMac, MacBook or MacBook Pro to OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard and keep all of your data and applications.
Upgrading your Personal Mac to Leopard (OS 10.5)
This document explains how to upgrade your personal iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air to OS 10.5/Leopard and keep all your data and applications.
Upgrading your Smith-owned Mac to Leopard (OS 10.5)
This document explains how to upgrade your Smith-owned Mac to OS 10.5/Leopard and keep all your data and applications.
Upgrading to Office 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Office for Mac OS X is a significant upgrade to the Office suite. It is the first Universal version of Microsoft Office, which should mean a significant speed increase for Intel Macs. The new version is also designed to be compatible with Office 2007, the new version for Windows. ITS will be rolling out Office 2008 to faculty and staff Mac users over the coming year. This document provides information that will help you make the transition.
Installing Office 2008 for Mac
This document explains the four steps required to install Office 2008 on a Smith-owned Apple computer with Mac OS X.
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Apple Calendar: iCal
iCal, the Apple calendaring program, is easy to integrate with Apple Mail and allows you to import events from your Smith Mail calendar. This document explains how to add the Smith Academic calendar to iCal.
Switching from a PC to a Mac at Smith: A New User's Story
If you just got your first Mac (or are thinking about switching), follow along with one new user as they learn what's the same and what's different about using a Mac in the Smith environment.
This Apple site explains how new users who are accustomed to performing tasks a certain way on a PC can accomplish the same tasks on a Mac.
Printing on Both Sides of the Page
HP LaserJet printers that have the letter D in their model name (D, DT, DN, or DTN) all have built-in automatic duplexing capability. This document contains procedures for checking your printer driver's abilities in Macintosh OS X or Windows XP systems. You will also find general instructions for duplexing a document.
Screen Sharing & Remote Management
It is possible to share your screen with a staff member in ITS using Screen Sharing or Remote Management. These documents explain how to enable Screen Sharing or Remote Management.
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