Tech Tip

Export PowerPoint slides… in any way!

Did you know you can do more than just save your PowerPoint as a handout? Here we’ll show you how to export PowerPoint slides as a handout (because yes – it’s such a good thing to know!), as a PDF, as images, and as a video. First, for any way that you want to export your PowerPoint: Open your PowerPoint. Go to File > Export. Then, choose what you want to do! Create Adobe PDF To export PowerPoint slides as a PDF – so that each slide is a page in a single PDF document – simple choose “Create Adobe PDF”. It will…
OTWAdmin
December 5, 2016
Tech Tip

How to take a screenshot on iPhones and Android Phones

“Just take a screenshot and send it to me,” someone asks you. Maybe you know how to do this on your computer, but without a dedicated "print screen" button on a phone, it's not as intuitive on your mobile device. How do you do this? Don’t worry – it’s easy! If you have an iPhone, do the following: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button (you can find this on the top or side of your phone). At the same time, press and release the Home button. Find your screenshot in the Photos app > Albums > Camera Roll. If you have…
OTWAdmin
November 21, 2016
Tech Tip

3 ways to convert a Word document to a PDF

Sometimes you need to convert your Word document (.doc or .docx) to a PDF, so you can share it more readily, or protect its contents from modification. But how do you do that? Here are 3 ways to convert a Word document. Method #1: Use Save As in Word This is the fastest, most widely available option! Since you have a Word document, you almost certainly have Microsoft Office and the desktop version of Word. In Word 2016 Go to File > Save As. Choose “PDF (*.pdf)” from the file extension drop-down, beneath the document title. Then click the Save Alternatively……
OTWAdmin
November 7, 2016
TestimonialsVideos

Client Experience is OXEN Strong for Country Club

For the Fun of IT: Ames Golf & Country Club Country clubs are famous for pampering their members. It's no wonder that Cory Strait, General Manager for Ames Golf & Country Club, looks for a high level of service from the vendors he chooses to support him. For many years, OXEN Technology has delivered service and client experience that he holds in high regard. A true partner is invaluable when running a business. OXEN Technology understands that. Surrounding yourself with solid organizations to complement your strengths is sound business leadership. Your Network Can Be "OXEN Strong..." It's vital that you…
OTWAdmin
October 31, 2016
Tech Tip

Exporting and importing Favorites in Internet Explorer

If you’ve switched computers, or are going to uninstall and reinstall Internet Explorer, you may be asking… how do I move my Favorites? In Internet Explorer, bookmarks are called Favorites. And yes, you can move them! To transfer your Favorites to another installation of Internet Explorer, you export a file of your favorites. Then you import it into the new installation. Here’s how! Exporting Favorites Open up Internet Explorer with your Favorites. Click on the Star icon in the upper right corner. Click the down arrow next to Add to Favorites. Select Import and Export. An Import/Export Settings window will…
OTWAdmin
October 24, 2016
Tech Tip

Searching your email in Outlook 2016

Do you have thousands of emails stored in your Outlook account? Do you sometimes need to find the one email from five months ago that mentions the access key for a software program you didn't think anyone was still using? Here are some tips for searching your Outlook email!
OTWAdmin
October 17, 2016
Managed ServicesTestimonialsVideos

Construction Company Keeps On Building with OXEN

Floods and Fires Can't Stop OXEN Strong IT for Sta-Bilt Construction Al Burchett has relied on OXEN Technology's WorryFree Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions to restore his data and protect his family's business in the future. After multiple devastating events, OXEN's business continuity solutions have helped Sta-Bilt recover. His team is confident in knowing their data is safe from hackers and physical destruction, due to OXEN Technology's tools and helpful experts. Sta-Bilt Construction is a regional expert in road construction in the Iowa/Nebraska markets. They have tight project deadlines, thousands of contacts to maintain, and project data that is critical…
OTWAdmin
October 10, 2016
Security

5 Email Security Tips for Employees and Organizations

We send an astonishingly huge amount of email: over 205 billion emails per day. And the number is still growing.1 Email is a critical communication tool for businesses. It's also a gateway for hackers, viruses, and other nasties. Here are 5 email security tips for keeping your email and your information secure. 1. Stay watchful and cautious It's easy for an unauthorized person to email you and pretend to be a vendor or business partner. Be cautious and double-check before responding to sensitive requests. 2. Understand junk and spam filters Learn how to use your junk email folder and your organization's…
OTWAdmin
October 3, 2016
Tech Tip

Searching your Office 365 Outlook email

You may have thousands of sent and received emails in your Office 365 email account. If you’re looking for one email in particular, how do you find it? The desktop version of Outlook has powerful email search tools – where are they in Office 365? Here we’ll show you how to search Office 365 email as well. The “Search Mail and People” field is on the left of the Office 365 Outlook window, above the left sidebar Folder list. Type your first search term in this field and hit Enter! Then, the sidebar will display options to narrow your search,…
OTWAdmin
September 26, 2016
Business ProductivityTech Tip

Enable or disable Internet Explorer add-ons

How do you manage Internet Explorer add-ons? Perhaps you have an unwanted extension or a pesky toolbar cluttering up your browser. Maybe another program installed an extra toolbar you really don’t need. Or maybe your favorite extension is disabled and you want to bring it back. Here’s how! Finding where to manage Internet Explorer add-ons is very easy! Click on the Tools gear icon in the upper right corner of the program. On the menu that appears, click Manage Add-ons. On the left, under Add-on Types, make sure to select Toolbars and Extensions. On the right is a list of each toolbar…
OTWAdmin
September 13, 2016