Internal resources


This page is intended as a resource for GIF students. Find useful links below.


SLIM Printer

The SLIM printer can be found on this web page. You will need the codes (in "order") 39787 and 56631 to log into "direct print".


PowerPoint themes and logo

For the PowerPoint themes: Go to "View" -> "Slide Master" then click the down error below "Themes" and "Browse for themes". Insert the theme. To have the theme be your default PowerPoint theme (instead of the white slide) follow the instructions found here. The best way to have a complete presentation is to use both the Slide Master and the theme (sets the colours and background). If you need to apply the Slide Master to a presentation, the instructions to do that can be found here.

  • 4 x 3 GIF Slide Master: (.potx)
  • 19 x 6 GIF Slide Master: (.potx)
  • GIF theme (.thmx)
  • GIF logo: (.ps)
  • GIF logo: (.eps)

For a useful tool in creating nice equations, the suggestion is IguanaTex. It saves it as a picture for later use and backwards compatibility (yet one can continue to edit the equation through the add-in). The website can be found here.

Cluster programs

Here is where you can find the new airborne E3D (tiled) located on the cluster (.txt).


GIFRAID2 resources (library)

The GIFRAID2 has a library (NOTE: link works if you are at ESB) of PDFs for journals (references) and presentations or class notes (internal). It uses JabRef as the .bib database handler. To search for PDFs or PPTs go to the "References" or "Internal" folder and open the html document (links will be provided there). The JabRef Java executable (no installation required) is in the JabRef folder jpnl file.

First time run

The first time running JabRef...

  1. Add to your Java accepted websites path (Configure Java -> Security -> Edit Site List... -> Add).
  2. Run jpnl file and then import preferences (options -> preferences -> import preferences) and import the preference.xml located in the JabRef folder

Adding an entry

  1. Start the jabref.jpnl file
  2. Place the PDF and PPTX (if applicable) in the "filed" folder. NOTE: It can be named anything you want, but do not overwrite any files already there! 
  3. Create the bibTeX entry (green + button), fill out the info under "Required fields", and add the file(s) to the data base through the "file" field. Make sure these are relative paths (e.g. \filed\myPresentation.pptx)
  4. Make sure you add keywords (not in the title) to the entry. Here is a list of suggested keywords. NOTE: If you are adding notes or an extra PDF to the entry, add the keyword "notes".
  5. Export to the existing html file (takes a couple of seconds) (file -> export -> GIFreference or GIFinternal format)
  6. Check to make sure links work and entries appear

Use of toFile folder

  • This file is for if you do understand the above or are quite busy and do not want to lose the reference/talk (i.e., it is meant for temporary storage!).
  • Place the PDF and PPTX (if applicable) in the toFile folder. Come back later and add the entry.


GIF's own "dropbox" (and your own drive)

We are now using GIFRAID2 (which is where you will find the references) for file storage and an "owncloud" setup (i.e., dropbox). To set this up here are the steps you need:

  1. Visit Roman and have him set you up a user name (you will have to provide a password)
  2. Download owncloud (link for multi-platform) - "Install Desktop Clients"
  3. Follow the instructions: the server name is and you will use your user name and password (you can also set up where to put the folder on your computer)
  4. To share a folder (or file), go to the server address (link in the ownCloud control dialog) and click on "share." You can choose an email, group (GIF), or person that has access to the server.