Tuesday, December 30, 2008

How to print someone's receipt on the receipt printer

Paul fixed it so that we can print receipts on the receipt printer attached to the PC Reservation console. Basically, he set it up so that it opens Notepad, and this means it will format correctly. You do need to delete some of the extra stuff that comes up, though:

  1. Open the person's account and go to their Checkouts.
  2. File -->Print (will open their Checkouts in Notepad)
  3. (In Notepad) delete everything but the books.
  4. File-->Print again in Notepad (receipt printer should automatically be selected, but make sure).

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Clearing the receipt printer buffer

[Updated 12-30-08] You know how irritating it is when you print something that makes the receipt printer go nuts and it won't clear the print job for ages? Thanks to Paul, we now have a way of doing that.
  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Double click on the Restart Printers.bat file on the desktop.
  3. Turn the printer on while holding the select button until it beeps at you.
Let me know if this does or doesn't work for you!

Books returned from other libraries

Reminder that Chris Koeth's list of other libraries' books accidentally returned to one of our libraries is here:
F:\LIBRARY\LIBRARY\Book Returns\Non-Chandler Book Returns

Keep in mind that there's a bit of lag time between when it gets returned and when it's dealt with.

Monday, December 22, 2008

GED transcripts

From Saren's email:
". . . Adult Ed. staff have access to pull up the test scores for students through the Arizona Dept. of Ed. site with a special login. It does not matter if the students did not take the test at our location. Adult Ed. can print off a certified copy or just a copy of the student's GED transcripts. After a certain year (depending on the year the test was taken) they are only able to print off a copy of the results.

I also found out that sometimes students are issued a business check from DES to pay for the GED test, and that is acceptable. They just will not accept any personal checks."

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Foreclosure assistance

From the East Valley Resource Coalition listserv. Added these to the http://chandlerlibrary.org/internet/homes.htm page (on the left)

Foreclosure assistance is also available through:
AZ Foreclosure Prevention hotline.
http: www.azgovernor.gov/MortgageHelp.asp

Homeownership Preservation Foundation (national organization)

Monday, December 01, 2008

GED test dates through March

Adult ed gave me the GED Test dates for next year, but Donna wants to post the next few months, just in case something changes:
Update: will keep a rolling 3-4 months out of GED test dates on the Adult Ed page.