Well, after some extensive searching, I can't see how it can't be done. The PDF link was basic stuff covered in the manual one can get when they first download the OS. Not too helpful. To be honest, it had nothing at all to do with desktop settings. Thanks for the effort, though.
Ancient Toshiba laptop: Zorin Lite OS, Samsung R80 laptop: Mint 14 Cinnamon, dell HTPC Win7/ Mint 14 dual boot, ancienct Compaq desktop: TBD, 5 old Acer laptop: Mint LDXE. Currently reading: Linux for Dummies.