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PDF Format: Some Basics

The ABCs of PDFs

The PDF format is a common document format—we use it all the time, but it’s a good idea to look under the hood at why it’s so popular! This guide will cover the basics of PDFs, why it is useful, when a PDF is a good document format to use, and how to produce a document in PDF formats.


We currently have tutorials in support of the classes we teach for iMovie, Audacity, and Final Cut Pro.
We also have a video basics page which goes over some fundamentals such as composition and framing, shot types, camera movements, transitions, sound and microphones, camera support, lighting, and crossing the line.

Please view our most recent tutorials below.

One Button Studio

The One Button Studio is a video recording space, located in EWFM 522A, where an individual can reserve time and create high-quality video recordings by simply bringing a USB flash drive and pressing a button to start/stop recording. The studio does not require users to have prior video, audio, or lighting knowledge as all of those components have been automated and pre-set for ease-of-use. For more information, please see the Getting Started documentation.

Using an SSH Gateway in MobaXTerm

This set of instructions walks through making an SSH connection to a host using MobaXTerm's 'jump host' feature. This is helpful when making SSH connections to systems behind firewalls that provide an ssh gateway host, like Lehigh. One potential complication is that credentials for the gateway host may differ from those on the desired destination host. MobaXTerm's interface makes these connections easy.

Install ChemBio Office 15 for Personal Use (and Mac OS X)

Note:  A new version of this software suite, called simply 'ChemOffice Professional 17', is available on the software site.  Use the instructions below only if you have a specific need for an older version.

Set Up a Mersive Solstice Screen Sharing System

This procedure is for users of Mersive Solstice pods associated with a mobile equipment setup (such as a tablet or laptop cart) who need to attach the Solstice pod to the classroom's existing display system.

Classroom Documentation Team

Keeping track of technology equipment in the various classrooms, computer labs and conference and study rooms across campus requires attention by knowledgeable staff from many departments. If you're using LTS-supported technology within classrooms and other spaces, the technology provided is listed and described on the Classroom Technology and Public Computers website.

How to install and use Virtual Clone Drive

Virtual CloneDrive is a free Windows program that creates a virtual CD/DVD drive on your computer. Also ISO, BIN, or CCD image files can be mounted on this drive virtually. The image files will behave as if they were inserted from a CD/DVD drive. Virtual CloneDrive is a faster and more convenient alternative to burning .iso images to a CD or DVD.

Virtual CloneDrive may be necessary to install certain very large software programs that are available at .

Wireless access for Smart TVs, Game consoles and devices

Students and staff who have wireless devices that are unable to connect to the secure "lehigh" wireless network can get a connection thru a special wireless network called "luna."


Mac (ethernet) addresses

Please follow the instructions below to find the MAC Address of your game console or streaming device.
A valid MAC Address will have the format of twelve hexadecimal numbers, generally separated by colons (e.g. 01:23:4D:67:B9:0A)

If you don't find your device here, or if the instructions don't work for you, try googling your device with the text "mac address."