ECT 250 : Survey of E-commerce Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains questions that are commonly asked about this course.  If your question is not answered by this page, please e-mail me or post a message to the HyperNews.

Printing lecture notes

In order to print multiple slides per page using PowerPoint:

  1. Select File/Print
  2. Take the option to print handouts instead of slides.  (The default is to print slides).
  3. You can then specify the number of slides you wish to place on each page.

If you are using the PowerPoint viewer:

  1. Right-click to reach the Print dialog box.
  2. Select the Finishing tab.
  3. Choose to print multiple slides per page.

If you are using Internet Explorer to view the lectures, be aware that it may automatically launch a presentation, and in that case, you will not be able to print the slides.  You can tell that this is happening when you right-click on the presentation you do not reach the Print dialog box.  The solution is to use Netscape Navigator or Netscape Communicator to view the slides.  When it asks you if you should open or save the file, tell it to save the file.  You can then open the file using PowerPoint and print it normally.

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Accessing using Windows' telnet

If you want to access (the machine upon which your student account resides) using a machine that is running the Windows OS, you need to do the following:

  1. Click on Start
  2. Click on Run
  3. Type telnet

Note that if you are trying to access another machine (such as condor, hawk, etc.), simply type the name of the machine instead of  For example, to access hawk you would type telnet in Step 3 above.

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Attaching files to e-mail using Pine 4.10

The following instructions apply only to Pine 4.10.  There is information about using Pine available elsewhere.  

  1. Compose a new mail message.
  2. Type Control-J to attach a file.
  3. Now either type the name of the file or type Control-T to browse the files on your account.
  4. Hit return when you have typed in the name of the file or when you have located the file you wish to attach.

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Unlocking your account

If your account is locked (perhaps because you logged in incorrectly three times), you should do one (or more) of the following:

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This page was last updated Tue., Mar. 20th, 5:00 pm