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Learning Commons: Laptops

Laptops

To take full advantage of using a laptop on or off campus, users need to do 3 things:

For more information about using laptops on campus, see the Technology Services page:

http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/technology-services/vdesk/

Additional Laptop Printing Information

Printing from a laptop or other mobile device to any lab or classroom printer is also possible using vDesk.  

For more information about using laptops on campus, see the Technology Services page:

https://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices-services/technology-services/help-support/student-technology-resources/‚Äč

Things to note:

  • For both Windows and Mac laptop users, vDesk must be open and the document must be opened using a vDesk application.
  • Once in vDesk, printers which are nearby to your physical location will automatically appear as options in the usual printer list for the software you are using
  • If the document that you want to print was created using software which does not exist on vDesk (such as Pages, Apples word processing software), then the originating software must first be used to convert the document to PDF format.  This PDF document can then be brought into vDesk and printed with no loss of formatting.
  • The method of producing PDF formatted documents differs depending on the software program.  In some software applications, there is a "File", "Save As File Type" option which list "PDF" as a formatting option.  In other applications without a "Save As PDF" option, the document can be "printed" to a printer called "PDF", which produces a file in PDF format, instead of a hard copy printout.