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How do I stop Java from auto updating?

For desktops with Windows 7 operating systems, there are times when Java would keep popping-out, asking for an update and then failing to do so. As suspected this problem was due to the Java control panel requiring Admin Privileges to disable the automatic update. These instructions apply to Windows 7 (click […]


How do I reset my MIIS email password?

If your MIIS Wifi or email has suddenly stopped working, you’ve come to the right place! Every 6 months, you must reset your MIIS email password for security reasons. 1. Go to http://go.middlebury.edu/activate. Here you will need to enter your 8-digit Student ID number and your 6-digit BannerWeb PIN. If are unsure about […]


How do I add an image to the top right corner of a webpage?

Note: These instructions apply to the “Basic Content” content type on our Drupal content management system. This article also assumes that you’ve already uploaded your image(s) to the appropriate “Files (hidden)” webpages and optimized the photo to these dimensions: 238 x 180 pixles. Make sure you are logged on and […]


What to do if your data is an absolute mess… in Excel

Use the “Text to Columns” function! Let’s say this is your data: Select the data you want to use…  Select “Delimited” for the file type. Click “Next” Select the proper delimiters for your data. For mine, I had Commas and Spaces. Click Next for more formatting options or click Finish. […]


How to make calculations in Excel

Average, Count, and Sum appear on the bottom of your window when you select 2 or more cells. *Note: On a PC, all three show up in a row; on a Mac, you can choose which one to see with the down arrow for the drop-down menu.  To get the sum of […]


How to sort and/or filter your data in Excel

If your data is a mess, you can easily sort in is ascending and descending order. You can also Filter it to show you only certain values. These two functions work both with numbers and text. For more information on Data Analysis tools, please visit The Commons Blog.


How to copy a pattern in Excel

If you want Excel to extend your data into other cells, you can show it a pattern, then click on the T in the right-hand corner of the box and drag it into however many cells you need. For example:                      […]


How do I add a Facebook Like button to a webpage or story page?

There are two steps involved in adding a Facebook Like button to a webpage or story page: first you must add the Facebook Element content type and then you must complete the Open Graph tags. Click on “Add” in the “Edit Console.” Select “Facebook Element” from the list of content […]

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