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Frequently Asked Questions

Getting updates

Q. How can I get automatic updates when there are policy changes?

A. Subscribe to the guide-update mailing list in Mailman (login required).

Printing, Sharing

Q. How does printing work?

A. When you’re on an Administrative Guide Memo page, you have three ways to print:

  1.         Select File>Print from your browser’s toolbar
  2.         Click the printer icon in the right column: Print
  3.         Click “Download as PDF” in the right column to view as a PDF, then click the printer icon


Q. How do I save a Guide Memo to be a Word document?

A. Click "Download as PDF" in the right column; when the printer pop-up window appears, click Cancel. Then, copy the entire document and paste into a blank Word document.

Mobile Devices

Q. Will the site work when I use my tablet or smartphone?

A. Yes, the website pages are mobile aware and will scale to the right size based on the mobile device you’re using. The primary difference is that menus have a vertical alignment.


Interpretation of Administrative Guide Memos

Q. If I have a question about a Guide Memo, how do I know whom to contact?

A. Each Guide Memo has the “Authority” identified by title. Use the President’s or Provost’s organization chart in Chapter 9, or search on the Stanford website, to find the correct person. Also, most administrative offices have a HelpSU category, so you can submit a question in that way as well.