Usage Notes

This collection of Usage Notes lists usage and known issue information for standard software but also covers basic services like wireless, Microsoft authentication and other technology topics.

Adobe Photoshop General Usage Notes

Adobe Photoshop requires the use of a special file, called a “scratch disk”.  This file is used as a caching location, much like web browsers use, to temporarily copy an item so that some operation can be done on it.  For instance if you edit a photo to shade it, the photo is copied to [...]

Adobe Products Login

The Adobe Cloud suite of products requires a logon for student use. Students can register for an Adobe ID through the USF Software website, more information can be found at

Browser Popup Exception Listings for Use with the USF Libraries Catalog (FLVC’s PRIMO)

To view maps in the USF Catalog, PRIMO, your browser pop-up blocker needs to be configured to list specific URLs as exceptions.

Clearing the Internet Browser Cache

When a web browser presents a website to the user for the first time, it makes a copy of all of the images, links, passwords and other downloaded content. This makes subsequent visits to the same site much faster, because these items do not need to be downloaded or specified again. If some of this [...]

EndNote Notes

EndNote is similar in function to Proquest RefWorks, another citation generating software. EndNote groups citations into “libraries” with the file extension *.enl and a corresponding *.data folder.

EZ-Proxy Issues: Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication for NetID

If you are experiencing problems with accessing library resources via EZ-Proxy, please note the error message information. Error codes can indicate what can be done to assist in resolving the issue, and many of them you can address yourself. Role Error If you find an error message that states : “No Role Assigned” This can [...]

Honorlock Google Chrome Extension Error

Troubleshoot Honorlock error: “This item has been disabled in Chrome” If you run into difficulties launching Honorlock, it is possible that another browser extension is blocking the Honorlock extension. If this occurs, you will likely see the error message, “This item has been disabled in Chrome” when attempting to launch Honorlock. To use the Honorlock [...]

Installing Microsoft Office via the NetID Portal

Short video for students, faculty and staff on how to download and install Microsoft Office from the NetID portal.

Notes for Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere is a video editing application, that is a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications.  Students will need to apply for access to the software through the USF software portal, and then install each application along with the primary Creative Cloud application in order to use it.

Notes for ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro is the online version of ArcGIS, but you must sign on to the organization, usflibrary, to use it.

Office 365 Compatibility Requirements

Please note that there are specific Operating System (OS) requirements for the download of Office 365, available for currently enrolled students, Staff and Faculty through the site, and also available through the MyUSF Portal. It is important to know when you purchase a computer or laptop and plan to use this software, that it [...]

OneNote 2016 Notes

To synchronize Notes, you need to log on via the USF NetID. Regardless of actual email address, users must use as the logon, which connects to the students Office365 account. One Note is available on the ISM 3011 Virtual desktop.

Proctorio Tips

Proctorio test taking tips, computer locations and more.

Reset Browser Settings to Default

There are times when a preference is difficult to find in the settings, or when you suspect that settings, apps, or extensions have been altered by a virus or bloatware, spyware or a phishing attack.  To reset all settings of the browser, choose the browser below and follow the instructions. Google Chrome (WINDOWS)  Note:  Your [...]

Student Laptops for Offsite Extended Use

Students borrowing laptops for off-site use should read this short setup document to set up and secure the device.

Student Use Laptops at USF St. Petersburg campus

Aside from semester-long laptop lending, the Nelson Poynter Library ordinarily provides ten (10) Dell Inspiron and ten (10) Apple Powerbook Pro laptops for USF students, adjunct faculty and staff, excluding SPC students & faculty. Unfortunately this program has been suspended for the duration through Summer of 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns. In the Fall of [...]

Tutorial for FileZilla

Please visit the link below for a hosted tutorial on how to FTP files using the FileZilla client. FileZilla Tutorial

USF St. Petersburg Printing Costs & Free Scanning to PDF

Print costs vary by location, in the USF St. Petersburg Library and the Sembler Success Center, the cost is free for currently enrolled student using BullBucks Student Government allotment of $2.50 per day per person for Black and White prints. Color printing is available in the USF St. Petersburg Library at 20 cents a page, [...]

Last edited on April 27, 2021