Friday, December 31, 2010

Windows 7 Printing tip

Do you routinely print to multiple printers from your laptop? Now you don't have to manually switch printers when you go from, say, home to work. Windows 7 does it automatically.

The new feature, included in the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7 (sorry Home version users), works like this: Whenever you print, Windows 7 remembers which network and printer you're using. Next time you return to that spot, Windows automatically switches the default printer to match the one you last used. You can also manually pair printers and networks.

Setup walkthrough from Microsoft can get you started, and the tip HERE from the LT Unlimited blog provides an end user experience to review. ◦

Monday, December 27, 2010

AutoCAD LT 2011 30 Day Online Trial

Autodesk recently announced the availability of a completely online (as in nothing to download and nothing huge and permanent to install on your PC) free 30-day trial for AutoCAD LT 2011 software.

Anyone can now test-drive the drafting and detailing software without downloading the 1Gig+ behemoth app, and can try and test and use it firsthand to discover how the software has advanced from earlier versions in terms of productivity and new features set.

Look for links soon at the LT webpage at Autodesk. ◦