Friday, August 26, 2011

Student Email Accounts

If you DO NOT have your google ( email account active yet please do it quickly!  This account will also act as your authentication to our Databases from off campus.   Here's the link
Not only is this your official AAMU email, you'll have access to Google Docs Google's "software as a service" office suite. Never lose a document again! Work in real time with others across campus or across the country.  Documents, spreadsheets, presentations can be created with Google Docs, imported through the web interface, or sent via email. Documents can be saved to a user's local computer in a variety of formats including: (ODF, HTML, PDF, RTF, Text, Microsoft Office). Documents are automatically saved to Google's servers to prevent data loss, and a revision history is automatically kept so past edits may be viewed (although this only works for adjacent revisions, and finding changes in long documents is difficult). Documents can be tagged and archived for organizational purposes. The service is officially supported on recent versions of the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome browsers running on Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, and Linux operating systems. 1 GB of storage is included for free.   Google Docs supports 15 file formats:

    * Microsoft Word (.DOC and .DOCX)
    * Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
    * Microsoft PowerPoint (.PPT and .PPTX)
    * Adobe Portable Document Format (.PDF)
    * Apple Pages (.PAGES)
    * Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
    * Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
    * Tagged Image File Format (.TIFF)
    * Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
    * Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
    * PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
    * TrueType (.TTF)
    * XML Paper Specification (.XPS)
    * Archive file types (.ZIP and .RAR)