The iTeam is a volunteer employee-initiative, which works with ITS and MoibleServices, to bring together members of the Carleton community who use iPhones & iPads on campus. We maintain this How-To library, and offer custom workshops to your department or faculty, on request: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Determine which version of IOS, which iPad, & which iPhone you have
- Reset or restart your iPhone, iPad
- Name your device, secure with a passcode, set up Find My IPhone…
- Configure Carleton‘s WiFi, VPN (more), email: staff/faculty, students, W-drives (more)
- Read books on your iPad/iPhone (or iPad/iPhone manuals)
- Type notes in iOS Notes app (Use iCloud sync to access from any PC/Mac)
- Read and Edit MicroSoft Office file
- Handwrite Notes
- Print from your iPad/iPhone
- Backup using iCloud
- Update iOS (more)
- Connect a projector to your iPad/iPhone
- Share your PC/Mac screen to your iPad (RDP/VNC client for iPad)
- …More Apps
| Additional Notes:
|7. Editing MicroSoft Office Files
- DISPLAY MS OFFICE FILES:
iOS has built-in support to display MS Office files — Powerpoint, Word, Excel — you do not need to buy a 3rd-party App! The fidelity of an Office file being displayed will depend on its complexity. If the built-in iOS MS Office viewer is not adequate, additional options include Microsoft’s own Excel, PowerPoint, and Word for iPad apps.
- EDIT MS OFFICE FILES:
…but to Edit MS Office files you do need to install a 3rd-party app. Microsoft provides free Excel, PowerPoint, and Word for iPad apps.
- PS. Mac-based iPad owners, who are already using Apple’s Office suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), will find the iPad equivalents — Pages, Numbers, Keynote apps — not only can edit MS Office files, but will also integrate well with their OS X counterparts. See Also: Using your iPhone to control Keynote on your Mac
|8. Handwritten Notetaking
|Both these suggested apps require a stylus and a learning-curve commitment. Neither does OCR, but they will let you email, transfer to the cloud service of your choice, or share your handwritten notes and sketches as PDFs.
- Notability ← less daunting user interface (UI) than NoteTaker HD (See also April 23 2013 session)
Note: Notability can convert MS Office files to PDF format, over which hand-written markup can be added.
- NoteTaker HD ← more features than Notability, but steeper learning-curve
|14. Find Still More Recommended Apps
- Fun apps from the iTeam’s MacOdrum Library Staff day workshop
- Healthy apps from the iTeam’s Healthy Workplace workshop
- Uniconsole App: Insert emoticons & special characters into your tweets and emails