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In This Issue:
1)... Editor's Greeting
2)... Best New Free Microsoft Office Training & Tutorial Sites
3)... The Best New Free Training Sites for Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, & other Adobe / Macromedia Applications
4)... Best New Free Web Development Training Sites
5)... Best New Free Windows, Linux, Hardware & Computer Training
6)... Software, Office and Computer Sites Worth Mentioning
7)... Question of the Month about Software Training
8)... Please Support Our Computer Training Mission
1) Editor's Greeting:
Hello everyone, and welcome to our new subscribers!
This is our 10th monthly Newsletter for our new site, EducationOnlineForComputers.com, giving you the most current Free online Software Training and Tutorial Resources that we have recently discovered and researched. This newsletter is free to anyone subscribing (instructions at bottom, no username/password is needed). To access our member site, however, you do need a user name and password - registering as a member of EducationOnlineForComputers.com costs only $14 for two months, for more information please see below 'Become a Member of EducationOnlineForComputers.com'.
My desire is that these free resources will help you with your computer education and training and are tools to advance your career. Our main mission is the training of those less fortunate who are seeking to become computer literate, from a user's perspective.
By means of this email newsletter, you have knowledge of and access to these sites before our web site visitors do. The best of these resources will be added to our Member Training pages and the remainder to our Free Training pages.
*** Current Issue ***This issue describes a total of 34 Software and Computer training, learning and tutorial web sites, with a total of 114 tutorial courses linked. It features many free Microsoft Office training tutorials for your learning profit and enjoyment.
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2) The Best New Free Microsoft Office Training & Tutorial Sites:
This section of our newsletter contains the best new Free Microsoft Office training and tutorial sites that we have found and researched in the last few weeks.
Microsoft Office 2000 is a software suite that consists of different applications that perform various activities. MS Office 2000 is by far the most widely recognized software suite in the world.
Workshop Handouts from Seattle University:
Filtering & Sorting:
Slide Show Structure:
Columns & Tables:
Styles, Table of Contents, Index:
Training Handouts from the University of South Carolina:
Introduction to Excel:
Introduction to Word:
Introduction to Access:
Introduction to PowerPoint:
Computer Training Handouts from the University of Maryland:
Introduction to Access:
Introduction to Excel:
Introduction to PowerPoint:
Learning Access 2002:
Chapter 1: Getting Started:
Chapter 2: Getting Assistance:
Chapter 3: Adding and Editing Records:
Chapter 4: Designing a Table:
Chapter 5: Working with Data:
Chapter 6: Using a Form:
Chapter 7: Using a Select Query:
Chapter 8: Using a Report:
Learning Microsoft PowerPoint 2000:
Learning Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 is designed to introduce you to the basic features of PowerPoint 2000 for Windows 95 and Windows 98. The lessons include practice exercises to work through as well as examples for creating documents in your work.
Microsoft Access Reports Tutorial:
In this tutorial learn how to create professionally formatted reports automatically from database information.
Learning Microsoft Excel:
Learning Microsoft Excel is designed to introduce you to the basic operation and functions of Microsoft Excel 97. The lessons include practice exercises to work through as well as examples for using spreadsheets in your work.
3) The Best New Free Training Sites for Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, and other Adobe and Macromedia Applications
Photoshop Tutorials by Photoshop Wire:
Animation and Interactive:
Color Correction and Theory:
Color correction, color theory, color separation, color profiles, monitor calibration and other color related tutorials.
Graphics Optimization and Compression:
Graphics file formats, Jpeg and gif compression, Tiff, Eps and many other Photoshop image optimization techniques.
Photoshop Illustration Techniques:
Use Photoshop tools and filters to create a different drawing and illustration.
Layers and Channels:
Layer effects, layer styles, channel operations, blending modes, layer sets, and other layer related tutorials.
Photo Retouching and Restoration:
Combine images, erase backgrounds, extract elements from an image, bring to life old photos and modify reality!
Textures and Special Effects / FX:
Textures, 3D effects, scanlines, lightning effects and many other amazing effects using Photoshop tools.
The most requested Photoshop effects! Wood type, beveled type, marble type, aqua, fire, water, plastics, metals, etc.
Tools and Commands:
Learn how to conquer Photoshop and discover the features hidden behind the tools and commands!
Photoshop Scanning Techniques:
Useful tutorials to learn the insights of the scanning process including some technical printing theory.
Contains dozens of Photoshop tutorials ranging from Beginner to Advanced.
Tutorials from ComputerArts:
In this tutorial we'll show you how the object-oriented features of ActionScript can be used to create a versatile and modular game.
How do you achieve a navigation system that's both original and user-friendly, using Dreamweaver, Photoshop and/or Fireworks? This Web tutorial shows you how.
We show you how to design modular pages quickly and easily using nested tables in Dreamweaver 4. I you're learning to design on the Web, one of the trickiest aspects you'll come across is how to physically control the positioning of page elements. The best technique is to use tables.
Dynamic Interface Design:
Use Fireworks MX to create the interface for a trading card game, exporting the results for use within any authoring package. Macromedia MX skills are a valuable asset forWeb designers. The more you know, the more you can creatively exploit the new features within the MX line-up. This is the last of a three-part series on creating a site entirely in Flash MX.
Photoshop Skills: Pixel Art:
Pixel art is a distinctive illustration style that's more popular now than ever before. In this tutorial we'll outline the key elements of creating pixel illustrations. We'll show you how to create objects such as a building and a car that involve lots of straight lines and hard edges, as well as outlining how to create organic objects such as a person, or in this case a monster.
Indesign 2.0 part 1:
One of Adobe InDesign's greatest strengths is undoubtedly its integration with Photoshop and Illustrator. Here we'll look at how the siblings work together in harmony.
Indesign 2.0 part 2:
Producing PDFs for print is now easier than ever, thanks to InDesign. Here we look at the do's and don'ts, preflighting and editing with Enfocus PitStop, and handling transparency.
Microsoft FrontPage Workshop Handouts for Seattle University:
Tables & Links:
Handouts from the University of South Carolina:
Introduction to DreamWeaver:
Introduction to Photoshop:
Tutorial Handouts from the University of Massachusetts:
Part 1: Creating a Basic Web Site:
Part 2: Layout, Images & Maintenance:
Part 1: Flash 5.0 Tools & Workspace:
Part 2: Flash 5.0 Animation, Interactivity, Audio, & Delivery:
Tips on Designing for Flash:
Adobe Illustrator 9.0:
Part 1: Getting Started in Illustrator - Text, Simple Objects, & Layers:
Part 2: How to Use the Pen Tool:
Photoshop for the Web:
Macromedia Dreamweaver Reference Guides from the University of Massachusetts:
How to Set Up a Dreamweaver Site Definition:
How to Work with Images in Dreamweaver:
Maintaining Web sites using Dreamweaver:
Using Dreamweaver's Find and Replace:
Photoshop Training Handouts from the University of Maryland:
Introduction to Photoshop:
4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites
Tutorial Handouts from the University of Massachusetts:
Planning Your Web Site:
Web Development Reference Guides from the University of Massachusetts:
Browser Preferences for Web Development:
How to Create PDFs for the Web:
How to Password Protect a Web Directory:
Naming Conventions for Files and Folders:
Converting Word to HTML:
HTML Training Handouts from the University of Maryland:
Basic HTML Document Structure:
Introduction to HTML:
Intermediate HTML: Named Anchors and Nested Lists:
Intermediate HTML: Tables and Images:
Saving an HTML File in Notepad:
Communicating Over the Internet:
This course will teach you the basics about Internet video conferencing, how e-mail works, strategies for working with MP3's, how to make basic Web pages and more.
5) The Best New Free Windows, Linux, Hardware and General Computer Training Sites
Windows Tips, Tricks, How Tos, Help, etc.:
Windows XP Tutorials:
Windows XP Professional How-to Resources:
Introduction to Linux: A Hands on Guide:
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
Microsoft Windows 98 Questions and Answers:
Windows 98 Tips:
Windows 98 Tips and Tricks:
Windows 2000 Tutorial:
6) Software, Office and Computer Sites and Downloads Worth Mentioning
How To Edit Web Page Templates Tutorial v.1:
This free tutorial will show you how to edit basic web page templates, including free tools & resources, troubleshooting section and more! A great place to start. Requires Internet Explorer 5.5+. [579kb - Freeware - Windows 95/98/2000/XP]
Cool CSS ScrollBar Snippets v.1:
Ever wonder how some sites come with their own colored scrollbar? Now you can create the same effect with simple copy 'n' paste! Included are free codes for 30 scrollbar snippets. [87kb - Freeware - Multiplatform]
Hypertext Guide v.2.0:
Fully-illustrated HTML/CSS/DHTML tutorial. [4.06mb - Shareware - Windows all versions]
1-Hour Search Engine Optimization v.1.3:
Free 1-hour search engine optimization crash course on the basics of search engine optimization and how to submit to search engines. The course is designed for complete search engine optimization beginners. Suitable for all ages. [548kb - Freeware - Windows all versions]
7) Question of the Month about Software Training:
Each month Jeff Love will answer a current or important question that we have received about computer and software training.
December 2003 Question:
Are there any tutorials for using Microsoft Publisher 2003?
Since Publisher 2003 was released just a couple of months ago, many training and tutorial sites are still working on updating their tutorials.
I was able to find some sites that describe differences between Publisher 2003 and 2002.
This site is from a Microsoft MVP explaining the differences between 2002 and 2003 and how it will affect you.
Here is a Publisher 2003 Introductory Tutorial:
Also many features have not changed between Publisher 2002 and Publisher 2003. You can still use many of the tutorials that we feature on our site to help you learn Publisher 2003. Here is where you can find a listing of all of our Publisher tutorials available to our members: http://www.educationonlineforcomputers.com/links/More-Member-Microsoft-Publisher-Training/
I hope this helps you.
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