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Employee Resources - Google Apps Quick Tips (Labs)

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Employee Resources - Google Apps Quick Tips (Labs)


Your Scottsdale Community College Gmail account has an experimental testing ground for features that aren’t quite ready for prime time. Want to get started with these Labs?  You can do this in a few quick clicks.

Enabling Labs

Sign in to your SCC Gmail account and click Settings in the top right of your Gmail page.

Select the "Labs" tab and identify the labs you want to enable.

Click the "Enable" radio button to turn on a lab and click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page.  Your page may refresh but after the refresh, the lab you just turned on will be available in Gmail. 

How do I know if the Labs are enabled?

You will have this image  turned on when you are in your Inbox between your email name and Settings button.

Lab information for Default Text Style

Tip#1: Google Apps now has a lab for saving the default font you would like to use when composing an email. Would you prefer Times New Roman to Arial, or perhaps large text to small text, in the emails you send out? 

To Enable Default Text Styling

Click Settings > Labs > Enable "Default Text Styling" > click "Save Changes"

To Setup Default Text Style

Click Settings > General "Default text style" and set the font, size and color you would like to use > click "Save Changes"

Lab information for attaching an email

Tip#2:   Attaching an email using the GoogleApps web page by using one of these two methods: 

Method 1:

To Enable Create a Document

Click Settings > Labs > Enable "Create a Document" > click "Save Changes"


Open the email you would like to attach

Choose "Create a Document" from within GoogleApps (right side of page)

Select the "Share button" then choose "email as attachment"

Method 2:

Find and open the email you would like to send as an attachment

Click the "Print all" button from within GoogleApps (right side of page)

Cancel the print dialog box > choose File > Save as > Select Save as type > WebPage, HTML Only

Compose new email and attach the file that was saved.



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Last Modified:Monday, February 28, 2011
Last Modified By: Friedlander_D
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