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Unexpected Zoom in on Desktop Screen

Today there was a student that accidentally zoomed in on her desktop screen on her computer. I assumed that I could zoom out using Command -, like I do on my MacBook, but it didn't work. In case this happens to anyone the solution is Option-Command + or -, if you want to zoom in our out.

Scanning Transparency Slides


The steps to scanning transparency slides are as followed:
1. Place Slides onto the scanner starting with the bottom left corner, and continuing to the right with a good amount of space in between. They do not all have to be in the same row.
2.Open Applications on the Macintosh HD, and look for VueScan.
3. Under Input-
Make sure scan resolution is 1600dpi, Mode is on
Transparancy, and Preview Resolution is on 200dpi.
Under Output-
Make sure the profile checked is TIFF
All other options should already be on the right setting.
4. Scan in the slides.
5. Select a slide, and use the cursor to crop the image with a little bit of the black edges to make sure you have the full image.
6. Click Scan (Don't worry about the window that pops up of the image, you can exit out of it)
7. Repeat until all transparencies have been scanned in.
8. Go to Pictures in Macintosh HD, and the scans should be there. Right click the space under the scanned photos to create a new file. Name them Scans-XXXXXX, the X's will be the first five numbers that every scan has in common. (After the first round have been scanned in, you may need to adjust the name to make sure they are different. Increase the number +1)
9. Open Scratch on the Desktop, and drag the new folder over.
10. Later you could go into GIMP to edit the photos.

First Blog

Hi Everyone!

I know it's a little late for my first post, but better late than never right? My name is Tanya, and this is my first semester working as a Consultant in the BCRC. I'd have to say that so far my favorite thing is changing the ink cartridges in both printers. I also sow the post of changing the posters and I think that's a great idea. We should find some recent science posters, or biographies of some important people in the field.