Usage instructions

Find out about how to use the Arts student computer labs.

For more information about student IT services and support at the University of Auckland see the Student IT essentials guide.

Saving your work

Logging in connects you to your student Home (H:) Drive where you can save your work.

This Home Drive or a removable disk (for example: a USB Flash drive) are the only places on the computer you can save you work in Arts Labs, so if your home drive does not appear on screen you must save to a removable disk.

To save your work:

  1. Click on the File menu.
  2. Select Save As.
  3. The Save As window appears. Save in shows the current drive your file is to save to.
  4. By default, your personal drives appear to save to your personal Home Drive (your H: drive, named with your username).
  5. To change the drive to save, select a location in the Save drop-down menu. For example: To save to your Home Drive select the H: drive named with your username.
  6. You can change your file’s name in the File Name field.
  7. To replace a file on the drive or disk, save it with the same name.
  8. Click on Save.

To open your files:

  1. Click on Open on the File menu or toolbar.
  2. Look in the drive or disk where it is saved.
  3. Right-click on the file and click Open or double-click on the file.

Some saving points:

  • Backup your work: Save copies of your work in different places: a copy on your personal H: drive; a copy on a USB Flash drive; or attached to an email. You then have a backup should the drive or file fail.
  • You can save to USB Flash drives and CD-ROM in the Arts Labs.
  • Your Home Drive size is 100Mb. Once that limit is reached you will need to remove or delete files to save work to your drive.
  • Different Faculties' computer labs have different personal drives for you. This H: drive is only accessible in the Faculty of Arts labs and The Kate Edger Information Commons.
  • Take some time to organise the files on your drives or disks so different versions of files won't become confusing. You can create folders to help you do this.

Scanning images and colour printing

AGSC and Arts Labs have scanning and black and white and colour printing facilities. Colour printers are in the AGSC and the self-access HSB 151 lab.

For more information please see printing and copying.

Specialist software

The following software may require administrator assistance: Contact the Arts Labs Help Desk staff.

  • French - Deux Mondes
  • Italian - Projetto Italiano
  • Russian - Ruslan
  • Spanish - Curso Multimedia de español
  • Translation - Déjà Vu, Trados, MultiTerm, Passolo, Across

See the instructions in the labs for usage of the Language Lab and Macintosh Multimedia Lab.


NetAccount is the system used to access to the University's electronic environment, including your Home H: drive, the internet, printing and copying, and webmail.

For more information about NetAccount, your username and password see the Student IT Essentials Guide.