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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

IT Division - Labs

Tips for Reducing Lab Printing

Guideline for lab printer usage: Academic course-related printing only.


  1. Ask your professors if papers can be submitted electronically.
  2. Use the “print preview” option.
  3. Save your documents on the network, a jump drive, or save it in your e-mail as an attachment.
  4. Print out Powerpoints as “handouts” (6 slides per page) or print the “outline view” only.
  5. Remove the backgrounds on Powerpoints by printing in “grayscale”.
  6. Print only the pages you need, by printing specific page ranges.
  7. Only use the color printer for pages that require color.
  8. Print a single proof before printing multiple copies.
  9. When printing internet pages, copy & paste several items onto one page in Word.
  10. If you submit the document to print and then decide you don't wish to print, don't release the print job and it will disappear from the queue within two hours.
  11. Reduce the text size of your document and/or the margins of the pages.
  12. Look for the “printer friendly” option when printing from the web.
  13. Look for "Page Scaling" option under "Page Handling" in the print properties. Choose the "Multiple Pages Per Sheet" option to print more than 2 pages on the same page.
  14. Make sure you log out when you are done.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/24/14