Thank you for providing this feedback. As always, when reporting issues with computers, please give us a machine number so that we can locate the specific computers.
I check with my crew, and can provide the following information:
- We don't have MS Office available on all public machines for budgetary reasons. It is installed on all machines on level 2 in Mills as well as on all machines in Thode and Innis.
- When using a Mac that has MS Office, you will see the customization screen pop up where you can enter your initials, as is typical with a first run of newly installed Office software. This occurs because we run programs to clean the computers between users.
- This should not be occurring, however, on PCs, so if it is, please let us know exactly where and we will investigate.
One thing we could do to make things more uniform and less troublesome would be to replace MS Office with Open or Libre Office. Would that be a viable solution for you?
Answered by: Dale Askey (Associate University Librarian, Library Learning Technologies)