Raster Mode Printing Error

The new Canon driver has been released.  If you get an error about “Raster Mode”, download and install the UFR II v.2.4 driver.  This should fix the problem!

This is a fix for users that are not able to print and get an error about “Raster Mode”.  The problem is that you’re computer has updated to Mac OS X 10.6.7 which does not work correctly with the current Canon printer drivers.  Until UFR II v.2.4 is released from canon this is the best work around.

Work Around Steps:

  1. Click “Print” under the “File” menu of the program you last used.
  2. On the Print box that popped up, choose “Quality” from the drop down menu.
    1. There may be more than one drop down menu, it’s usually below “Presets” drop down menu
  3. Click “Quality Settings…”
  4. Choose “Raster Mode”
  5. Click “OK”
  6. Next you will save this setting for future use:
    1. Click the drop down menu “Presets”
    2. Choose “Save As…”
    3. Give it a name you’ll notice like “Use this Setting!”
    4. Click “Ok”
  7. You should be good for printing!

If you get the error after making this change make sure the Preset menu is set to the one you saved in step 6.

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Google Docs on old computers (iBook G4s)

Not all older iBook G4 student laptops work with Google Docs.  To be compatible they must have Safari 3 or newer installed.  The newest versions of Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome are only compatible with intel processor based Macs and not the iBook G4.

If Safari 2 or older is installed on the iBook, run “Software Update” which is found under the Apple logo at the top left corner of the screen.  Software updates may be needed before you can install Safari 3 or 4.  Just keep updating the software until it shows up.

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Install / Uninstall Flash Player

Need to install Adobe Flash Player?  here’s the link to download the newest version.  You will need to enter the computer’s admin password to install.

Need to uninstall flash player?  here’s the link to download the flash uninstaller.

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Issue 1 – October 2010

Each month I’ll be sending out an SHS Website Newsletter.  They will be filled with ideas for using your class website and ways to improve the use of technology in your classroom.  If there is something you would like to learn more about or have a question let me know.

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Print Double-Sided From Your Computer

When printing via the school’s Canon photocopier you can print double-sided, staple, choose binding position, and choose the super paper saving option of booklet style.
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imageRunner 3225 driver and setup

Click here to for a list of the most up-to-date drivers for the Canon imageRunner 3225 copier.  Make sure you install the newest driver version to ensure full compatibility with your computer.  This driver adds support the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series.

Steps to installing the driver:
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WikiPop

WikiPop is a fun plugin that lets you add little popup boxes that include information from wikipedia.  It’s a quick and fun way to define words or add extra information to you text without sending the reader to another site.  Try it out by clicking on any of theses links.

To add WikiPop to you site just select some text and click on the “W” button in the editor toolbar.

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