PLU Help Desk
Quick-Starts & Online Tutorials

Quick Starts and Online Tutorials

These brief quick-starts, tutorials, and summaries explain basic tools and tasks of our supported applications.

You may reinforce your learning by:

  • Replaying the tutorial
  • Pausing the tutorial (use the control bar just below the tutorial screen--the Pause button has 2 vertical bars) and open a document on which to practice
  • Opening the instructional summary on selected tutorials

If you need further assistance, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@plu.edu or 253-535-7525.  We will be happy to provide individual or group training or consultation based on your unique individual support needs.

Email

  • Email Differences - POP vs. IMAP
    • PowerPoint presentation: Click here

Thunderbird

  • Thunderbird/Firefox 1.5 Basics
    • Download the summary: Click here
  • Create an Address (Mailing) List
    • Start the tutorial: Click here
    • Download the summary:  Click here
  • Create a Signature File in Notepad
    • Start the tutorial: Click here
    • Download the summary:  Click here
  • Attach a Signature File to your Mail Profile
    • Start the tutorial: Click here
    • Download the summary:  Click here
  • Create a Folder
    • Start the tutorial: Click here
  • Create a Filter
    • Start the tutorial: Click here
  • PLU Faculty and Staff Directory setup in Thunderbird
    • Download the summary: Click here
  • PLU Student Directory setup in Thunderbird
    • Download the summary: Click here

Microsoft Office

Word 2007

  • Overview
    • Start the tutorial:  Click here

Word 2000/2003

  • Mail Merge Helper: Differences between 2000 and 2003
    • Start the tutorial: Click here
    • Download the summary: Click here
  • Format Painter Tool: Copying formatting in Word
    • Start the tutorial: Click here 
    • Download the summary:  Click here
  • Using Tabs
    • Start the tutorial: Click here
    • Download the summary:  Click here

Excel 2000/2003

  • Create a Spreadsheet with a Running Balance
    • Start the tutorial: Click here
    • Download the summary:  Click here

Netstor - PLU's Network File Storage

  • Map to Netstor and Create a Shortcut
    • Start the tutorial: Click here 
    • Download the summary: Click here

Windows XP

  • Setting Power Management Options for Windows XP
    • Download the summary: Click here
  • File Searching on XP
    • Download the summary: Click here

Phone & Voice Mail

  • Reference Guide
    • Download the summary: Click here
  • Voice Mail: Setting Up Your New Voice Mailbox
    • Download the summary: Click here