Sunday, May 20, 2007


Hope everyone is enjoying reading the MLA blog while Sassy is away...

Monday, May 14, 2007

May 14, 2007

Dear Sassy: How can I tell if a website is secure?
~Probably lacking Security

Dear Probably: Great question! You can never be too secure when you are online! Shoot, you can never be too secure when you are off line! If you look up in the address bar you frequently will see: "http://" but if the site is secure you will see: "https://" The "s" designates that the site is a secure one. Also another identifying factor is the little padlock on the bottom right hand side of your internet browser window. If you would like to be extra, and I mean extra, cautious you can double click on the padlock to gain additional information on the security certificate.

Friday, May 11, 2007


This is not an ordinary Sassy post but wanted everyone to have a chance to read the Ask Sassy Systems... poster that will be presented at MLA. This will be Sassy's first trip to Philadelphia and first trip to MLA.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

May 10, 2007

Dear Sassy: I just received an email with several word attachments. Is there a way to save all the attachments in one fell swoop?
~The Thane of Fife

Dear Thane: Interesting Macbeth tie in - very impressive! In order to save all the attachments in one fell swoop you will first need to open up the email message. Next click on File and then Save attachments. This will open a window in which you can designate a location in order to save the attachments. Do know that this method does NOT save the email but only the attachments.

May 10, 2007

Dear Sassy: I accidentally installed Internet Explorer 7 on my machine. Oops! How do I remove it and go back to IE6?
~Help me back to IE6

Dear IE6: Not a problem! You will find removing IE7 to be an easy task. Simply click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. Find "Windows Internet Explorer 7" and click Remove. This will require a reboot of your machine so make sure all files have been saved. Once your machine is restarted IE6 will have returned. VoilĂ !

Friday, May 4, 2007

May 4, 2007

Dear Sassy: I found an Excel document out on the web that I would like to send in an email to a colleague. How would I do that? I opened the document but can't find it to send as an attachment.

Dear TGIF: Sassy agrees Thank Goodness It's Friday! From your question Sassy knows you are almost there, you just need to save the file to your computer first. When you open a document (excel or word, etc.) from the web you must save it to your computer in order to send it in an email as an attachment. Just make sure you save the file in a memorable location.

Sassy has an addendum:
Yikes! Looks like Sassy was mistaken. It appears that some individuals have the a toolbar at the top of the document and can send the document via email through this application.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

May 3, 2007

Dear Sassy: I have noticed the Start menu looks different at the Reference desk vs. my office machine. How can I change this menu on my office machine?
~Just a Little Distraught

Dear Distraught: No worries! This is a feature that you can adjust according to your own tastes. Just Right click on Start and click on Properties. A window will pop up where you can select the Start Menu tab. You are provided two options at this point: Start Menu and Classic Start Menu. When you click the radio button next to each one, a graphic will appear and you can then Customize each menu. With either selection you can control what items are on your Start Menu. Once you have made your selection Click Apply and then Ok.