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October 2, 2007
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Have Computing Questions? Check Stanford Answers

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by Ammy Hill

Stanford Answers allows you to search through hundreds of answers to frequently asked questions about computing topics at Stanford. In addition to answers unique to computing at Stanford, there are also answers to questions about common software used on campus like Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Adobe Photoshop; Dreamweaver; Acrobat; and many other software titles.

IT Services offers you a new way to find answers to your computing questions.

Start at Answers.Stanford.edu by searching for an answer or by browsing through the database using the browse function in the left hand column. When you search, your search results display below the search box. Answers that were created here at Stanford show with a Red Stanford icon icon in the list. Answers that are not specific to Stanford have either a text icon or a video icon icon. Items with a video icon icon include a video demonstration of the answer. Once you have searched, you can browse through your search results page by page, or by narrowing your search further browsing topics in the left-hand column.

Once you find an item that looks like it may answer your question, click on the hyperlink to see the full description. From there, you can help us improve Stanford Answers by clicking a yes or no to let us know whether or not this item answered your question. You also have the option to submit a HelpSU request from this page to get more help.

Stanford Answers provides a fast and easy way to find answers to your IT questions. Give it a try and let us know what you think.