October 2016

  • Good things come to those who wait...

    OS updates are big and exciting events these days (we look forward to them too!). Unlike years gone by, where you'd be sporting the same OS for 3-5 years, software manufacturers have become increasingly agile (and competitive), resulting in a...

  • Linux.bath

    Our new Linux service is called linux.bath.  Staff and students can access academic software to complete their coursework and run their research using a Linux machine. Using linux.bath We provide a guide on how to access linux.bath from public access...

  • Computing Services at 50

    This year marks fifty years of the University of Bath and within the Computing Services department we've been looking back through our archives to see what treasures we can find. You can browse a selection of our archive photos below...

  • Nick Cooper shares his memories of Computing Services

    As part of a series of special blog posts this week celebrating the University of Bath at 50, one of our longest serving current staff members, Systems Developer, Nick Cooper, shares his memories of the department: Sometime around 1981 I...

  • Closing Office applications

    Hi again, One of the differences I noticed with Office 2013 and 2016 compared with previous versions is that most applications (Outlook being the only exception, I think) have dropped the Exit option within File. All we have is Close which is...

  • Margins for double-sided printing

    Hello again, We've recently been asked if it's possible in Microsoft Word to have a wider margin on the left on odd pages and the same sized margin on the right on even pages (e.g. for when they're printed double-sided and...

  • Editing pdf files

    A few people have asked me about editing a pdf file.  You can do this in Microsoft Word 2013 or 2016 as well as in Adobe Acrobat. Editing a PDF using Microsoft Word There are a couple of ways that...

  • Webmail is being retired on 7 October 2016

    Following on from the migration of email to Exchange, the legacy webmail service (webmail.bath.ac.uk) is being retired on Friday 7 October 2016. Anyone who requires interim access to legacy IMAP mailboxes can still do so using alternative email client applications such as...

  • Welcome back and enjoy your year

    Welcome back from your summer or from your year's placement.  If (like me) you forget your password when you're away for a while, you can always reset your password. Here's a quick catch up on some of the IT services...