Archive for February, 2013

Techie Tip of the Week: Schedule Email in Gmail

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Last week, we talked about how to schedule an email to be delivered at a later date using Zimbra (Stanford Email). This week, we’ll show how to have the same feature in Gmail.

Unfortunately, the feature is currently not automatically built-in to Gmail. To allow for future-sending of email in Gmail, you need to install and activate the Gmail Delay Send script.

Details, including a step-by-step video showing how to implement the script are found on the Google Code site:
http://code.google.com/p/gmail-delay-send/wiki/GmailDelaySendInstall

If you wish to uninstall Gmail Delay Send, follow the steps outlined on the uninstall page:
https://code.google.com/p/gmail-delay-send/wiki/GmailDelaySendUninstall

Techie Tip of the Week: Schedule Stanford Mail To Be Sent Later

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Hey, Stanford users! Did you know that you can schedule your Stanford Email (Zimbra) to be sent at a later date? Suppose you want to send an email out next week on Wednesday. But you know that you’re going to be out of the office. Here’s how you would send that email:

  1. Open your Stanford Email (http://webmail.stanford.edu).
  2. Compose your email as normal (Mail > New).
  3. To the right of the Sendbutton is a black arrow pointing downwards. Click that arrow (but be sure to click ONLY the arrow, and not the rest of the Send button).Then, click Send Later.

     

  4. Enter the date and time the message will be sent, and then click OK.
  5. The message will be sent on the date and time you selected!

 

NOTE: If you change your mind, and want to either edit the message or send it at a different time:

  1. In Stanford Email, select Drafts. Locate and double-click the email. 
  2. Make any changes you wish to make, and then repeat steps 3-5.

Techie Tip of the Week: Future-date Your Page’s Facebook Posts

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Did you know that if your organization has a Facebook page that you can create a post in Facebook but have it delivered at a future date and time?

This can be quite useful if you have many items you wish to talk about on your Page, but want to spread them out over a period of time.

Facebook lets you schedule a post up to 6 months in advance in 10-minute intervals. You can even post-date a post. If the desired posting date is in the past, the post will appear immediately at the appropriate place on your Page’s timeline.

To future-date or post-date a post in Facebook:

  1. Create your post, but don’t click Share.
  2. Instead, click the clock icon in the lower-left of the field.
  3. Choose the future year, month, day, hour and minute when you’d like your post to appear.
  4. Click Schedule.

If your desired posting date is in the future, Facebook will automatically post it at the appropriate date and time. If it’s in the past, it will appear in the Timeline at the appropriate spot.

For details, visit Facebook’s help page:

https://www.facebook.com/help/389849807718635/

Techie Tip of the Week: Change the Color of an Object in Photoshop

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Have you ever wished you could change the color of a part of your photos in Photoshop? Ever wanted to see what that shirt or dress would have looked like as a different color? By modifying the hue of the object using an image editing tool like Photoshop, you can!

Here’s how:

  1. In Photoshop (or other image editing program), open the image and select the desired object. In this example, I’m going to change the color of the car from red to blue.

  2. Change the Hue (in Photoshop, under Image, select Adjustments, and then Hue/Saturation).

  3. Adjust the Hue until the object matches your desired color: