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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 11th 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 20 Software and Computer training, learning and tutorial web sites, with a total of 112 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.

 

University of Denver Course Handouts: 
http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts.html

Access 2002 (XP):

  Beginning Access
    Tables
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/access/access2002/begaccesstables2002.htm

    Queries
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/access/access2002/begaccessqueries2002.htm

    Forms
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/access/access2002/begaccessforms2002.htm

    Reports
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/access/access2002/begaccessreports2002.htm

  Intermediate Access

    Handout #1
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/access/access2002/intaccess12002.htm

    Handout #2
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/access/access2002/intaccess22002.htm

  Advanced Access

    Web Pages
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/access/access2002/advaccessweb2002.htm

    Modules
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/access/access2002/accessmodules2002.htm

    Macros
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/access/access2002/advaccessmacros2002.htm


Excel 2002 (XP):

  View overall Excel index
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/onlineindex/excelsupport.html

  Excel 2002 FAQs
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/onlineindex/excelfaq.html

  Beginning Excel - Creating & Formatting a Spreadsheet
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/excel/excel2002/beg2002.htm

  Intermediate Excel

    Formulas & Functions
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/excel/excel2002/formulas2002.htm

    Charts
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/excel/excel2002/charts2002.htm

  Advanced Excel

    Templates & Macros
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/excel/excel2002/templates2002.htm

    Databases
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/excel/excel2002/database2002.htm

    Advanced Functions
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/excel/excel2002/advfunctions2002.htm

    Pivot Tables
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/excel/excel2002/pivot2002.htm


Outlook 2002 (XP):

  View overall Outlook index
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/onlineindex/outlooksupport.html

  Beginning Outlook - E-mail
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/outlook/outlook2002/begoutlook2002.htm

  Intermediate Outlook - Contacts, Calendar & Tasks
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/outlook/outlook2002/intoutlook2002.htm


PowerPoint 2002 (XP):

  View overall PowerPoint index
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/onlineindex/pptsupport.html

  PowerPoint 2002 FAQs
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/onlineindex/pptfaq.html

  Beginning PowerPoint - Creating & Animating a Presentation
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/ppnt/ppnt2002/begppt2002.htm

  Intermediate PowerPoint

    Creating & Customizing Design Templates
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/ppnt/ppnt2002/ppttemplates2002.htm

    Graphics, Multimedia & Other Objects
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/ppnt/ppnt2002/pptmultimedia2002.htm


Word 2002 (XP):

  View overall Word index
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/onlineindex/wordsupport.html

  Word 2002 FAQs
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/onlineindex/wordfaq.html

  Beginning Word 2002

    Creating a Basic Document
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/word/word2002/begword2002.htm

    Basic Formatting
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/word/word2002/basicword2002.htm

  Intermediate Word 2002

    Tables & Forms
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/word/word2002/tablesforms2002.htm

    Templates & Macros
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/word/word2002/templatesmacros2002.htm

    Graphics
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/word/word2002/graphics2002.htm

  Advanced Word 2002

    Mail Merge
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/word/word2002/mailmerge2002.htm

    Formatting
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/word/word2002/advformatting2002.htm

    Long Documents
    http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/word/word2002/longdocs2002.htm

 


Microcomputer Applications:
http://www.cs.uwm.edu/classes/cs211/

This course covers Microsoft Office applications Word, Power Point, FrontPage, Excel, and Access. It also covers the Internet, Internet Explorer, Email, and the Windows operating system. Free lecture notes and slides are available.

 


Access 2000 Tutorial:
http://www.wiu.edu/users/mfsjr1/access.htm

This Access tutorial provides you with several units, each containing several lessons. In Unit A, you will learn the basics of database terminology and design, the relationship between Access objects (Forms, Reports, Queries, and Tables), how to create a new database, enter and edit a record. Other units teach you table and query design, forms design and report creation.

 


Microsoft Access 97: An Intermediate Guide: 
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/ITS/Topic/Database/DaPAcc9702/

This tutorial guides you through Speeding up Table Creation, Relationships, Finding Unmatched Records, Action Queries, Form Design, Switchboards, and Macros.

 


MS Access SQL Query Examples, Samples, Tips and Tricks:
http://www.blueclaw-db.com/database_consulting.htm

This page provides 'how to' examples for several situations where you'll need to get into the Access SQL editor to customize your query.





 

3) The Best New Free Training Sites for Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, and other Adobe and Macromedia Applications

 

University of Denver Course Handouts:
http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts.html

  View overall Web Development index
 
http://www.du.edu/uts/training/onlineindex/websupport.html

  Beginning FrontPage 2002 - Creating a Basic Website
 
http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/front/front2002/begfront2002.htm

  Intermediate FrontPage 2002 - DU Templates
 
http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/web/templates.htm

  Advanced FrontPage 2002 - Graphics
 
http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/front/front2002/frontgraphics2002.htm

  Advanced FrontPage 2002 - Online Email Forms
 
http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/front/front2002/frontgraphics2002.htm

  FrontPage 2002 Themes
 
http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/front/front2002/frontthemes2002.htm

 


Flash Tutorials and  Training Movies:

  Flash 4
 
http://www.lynda.com/tips/flash_tips.html

  Flash 5
 
http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=1

  Advanced Flash 5
 
http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=11

  Intermediate Flash 5
 
http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=7

  Optimizing Flash 5 Content
 
http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=8

  Animation Principles
 
http://www.lynda.com/products/videos/animcd/sample_movie.html

  Flash MX
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=29

 


ImageReady Tutorials and  Training Movies:

  ImageReady 2
  http://www.lynda.com/tips/ir2.html

  ImageReady 3
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=14

 


Dreamweaver Tutorials and  Training Movies:

  Dreamweaver 3
  http://www.lynda.com/products/books/dw3hot/dw3movies.html

  Dreamweaver 3
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=18

  Dreamweaver 4
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=2

  Intermediate Dreamweaver 4
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=3

  Ultradev 4
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=21

 


Photoshop Tutorials and  Training Movies:

  Photoshop 5.5
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=13

  Photoshop 6
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=13

  Photoshop 6 for the Web
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=14

  Advanced Photoshop 6
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=4

  No Pixels Harmed
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=27

  Photoshop Elements
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=26

  New in Photoshop 7
  http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=28

 


Acrobat 5 Tutorials and  Training Movies:
http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=20





4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites

 

Web Site Development by Oklahoma City Community College: http://www.webct.com/exemplary/viewpage?name=exemplary_2003_philipp

Students gain a basic knowledge of web design and coding, apply these to exercises, and then create a complete website.

 


Web Page Construction and Design from Wake Forest University:

  Site Management and Web Editing with Dreamweaver 4.0
  http://io.wfu.edu/Library/ITC/training/dreamweaver/dw4.pdf

  What's New in Dreamweaver 4.0
  http://io.wfu.edu/Library/ITC/training/dreamweaver/dw4new.pdf

  Basic Animation in Flash 5
  http://io.wfu.edu/Library/ITC/training/webpages/flash/flash51.pdf

  Image Techniques in Dreamweaver 4.0
  http://io.wfu.edu/Library/ITC/training/dreamweaver/dw42.pdf

  Sample Files for Image Techniques in Dreamweaver 4.0
  http://io.wfu.edu/Library/ITC/training/webpages/dreamweaver/dw42samples/

  Resources for HTML and Web Design HTML
  http://io.wfu.edu/Library/ITC/training/webpages/webresrc.htm

 


University of Denver Course Handouts:
http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts.html

  View overall Web Development index
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/onlineindex/websupport.html

  Web Development FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/onlineindex/webfaq.html

  Beginning HTML
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/web/html.html

  Collecting Data on the Web: From an Online Form to Microsoft Excel
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/front2000/cgifile.htm

  How to FTP & Troubleshoot Web Publishing
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/front2000/troubleshooting.htm

  Converting Microsoft Office 2002 Documents to the Web
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/web/converting2002.htm





5) The Best New Free Windows, Linux, Hardware and General Computer Training Sites

 

Windows XP Basics:

  Introduction to Windows XP
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/xpbasics/introxp.htm

  Windows XP File Management
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/xpbasics/filemgmtxp.htm

  Windows XP Classic View File Management
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/xpbasics/filemgmtxp.htm

  Office XP New Features
  http://www.du.edu/uts/training/handouts/xpbasics/xpnewfeatures.htm

 


Windows XP:

  The Windows XP Professional Environment

    Logging On and Using the Mouse
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp1.htm

    Exploring the Windows XP Professional Desktop
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp1_2.ht

    Working with an Open Window
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp1_3.htm

    Using Help
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp1_4.htm

  Managing Folders and Files

    Introduction to Windows XP Professional Hierarchy
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp2.htm

    My Documents, My Computer, and My Network Places
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp2_2.htm

    Using the Search Companion
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp2_3.htm

    Creating Folders
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp2_4.htm

    Copying and Moving Objects
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp2_5.htm

    Using the Recycle Bin
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp2_6.htm

  Orientation to Windows XP Professional Programs

    Working with WordPad
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp3.htm

    Working with Paint
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp3_2.htm

    Working with Windows Movie Maker
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp3_3.htm

  Customizing the Windows XP Professional Desktop

    Working with Shortcuts
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp4.htm

  Using the Network

    More About My Network Places
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp5.htm

    Working Remotely
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp5_2.htm

  Managing and Administering the Workstation

    Microsoft Management Console
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp6.htm

    Using the Control Panel
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp6_2.htm

    File Systems and Recovery
    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lcwinxp6_3.htm





6) Software, Office and Computer Sites and Downloads Worth Mentioning

BizOffice:
http://www.bizoffice.com/soft_msoffice.html

This site contains many free and shareware Add-Ons for Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and miscellaneous MS Office tools.

 


Microsoft Office Add-ons and Utilities: 
http://www.winwarelinks.com/apps/business_productivity/office_addons.htm

Here are 36 more Add-on programs and utilities for all the MS Office applications.

 


Must Have Free Utilities:
http://pcworld.shopping.yahoo.com/yahoo/article/0,aid,111639,00.asp

This is a collection of the top ten no-cost tools for your PC.

 




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.

January 2004 Question: 
Where can I download copies of the Microsoft Office software for free?

Answer: 

Many sites that offer copies of the Microsoft Office software to download for free are often offering pirated or stolen copies. EducationOnlineForComputers.com does not offer any pirated software for you to download. We can give you some suggestions on how you can obtain low-cost software though.

If you are a student Microsoft offers discounted software. Many times you can get copies of this software from your local campus bookstore. Some retail outlets will also sell you discounted software with a valid student ID.

You can also find used copies at auction sites such as ebay (http://www.ebay.com). Be careful when purchasing used copies from a website to make sure that you are buying a licensed copy.

If you still want a free Office solution you can look at OpenOffice (http://www.openoffice.org). OpenOffice is a free alternative to Microsoft Office that works on many different operating systems such as Windows, Mac, and Linux. OpenOffice contains a Word Processor, spreadsheet, and presentation applications. It reads and writes files that are in the same format as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com

 




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