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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 12th monthly Newsletter for our new site,, 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 costs only $14 for two months, for more information please see below 'Become a Member of'.

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 27 Software and Computer training, learning and tutorial web sites, with a total of 134 tutorial courses linked. It features many free Microsoft Office training tutorials for your learning profit and enjoyment. 

For your convenience, this newsletter is also available to subscribers in HTML format at this special url:

If you are looking for free technical or programming training, please visit our sister site:

I wish you the best with your computer studies and learning.

Warm Regards,
Jeff Love Newsletter and Web Site Editor


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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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), documentation and Viewlet Tutorials from the University of Wisconsin:






Free Microsoft Office Training from Microsoft - In and Out of the Classroom Tutorials:

  FrontPage 2000:

  Publisher 2000:

  Managing E-Mail:

  Office 97:

  Excel 97:

  PowerPoint 97:

  Word 97 :


Help Sheets - IT Support from the University of Tasmania:

  Word Processing:

  Introduction to Word, Part 1:

  Introduction to Word, Part 2:

  Introduction to Excel, Part 1:

  Introduction to Excel, Part 2:

  File Management:

  Starting with HTML:

  XML for Fun and Profit:


Guides to Using Microsoft Word:

  Guide to Writing Paragraphs, Essays, Letters, and Memos:
  Learn the basics of writing with a computer.

  Guide to Using Bullets, Numbering, Tab Stops, Headings, and Styles:
  Emphasize with headings, bullets, and numbers.

  Guide to Using Tables:
  Display numbers or text in columns and rows.

  Guide to Creating Charts and Graphs:
  Use Word and Excel to create bar, line, and pie charts (graphs).

  Guide to Creating Outlines and Bibliographies:
  Create formal outlines and bibliographies (with Internet sources).

  Guide to Designing a Resume:
  Use columns and rows to organize.


Microsoft Excel Tutorials from Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College:

  Excel Basics:

  Creating Charts:

  Working with Excel Lists:

  Multiple Worksheets:

  Data Tables and Scenario Management:

  Formulas and Functions:

  Using Solver for Complex Problems:

  Developing an Excel Application:


Advanced Excel Tutorials:

Advanced Excel concepts and methods are introduced in the context of several useful spreadsheets. The spreadsheets are in Excel97 format.

  Household Budgeting: Sorting, Filtering and Subtotaling Data:

  Loan Calculations: Commenting & Protecting Cells, Goal Seeking:

  Order Log: Naming Cells and Pivot Tables:

  P&L Statement: Auditing, Scenarios, Creating Macros:

  Creating Macros:

  Using Solver:


Microsoft Access Tutorials:

  Introduction to Microsoft Access:



  Basic Queries Using QBE:

  Basic Queries using SQL:

  Creating Basic Forms:


  Combo Box Controls:

  Advanced Forms:

  Parameter Queries:

  Action Queries:

  An Introduction to Visual Basic:

  Event-Driven Programming Using Macros:

  Data Access Objects:

  Advanced Triggers:


Outlook 2000 Tips from Purdue University:

  Outlook 2000 Email Tips:

  Outlook 2000 Calendar Tips:

  Other Outlook 2000 Tips:

  Download a printable version of the Outlook 2000 Tips:

  Download Instructions on how to manage junk and adult content e-mail:

Microsoft Office FAQs:

Frequently Asked Questions covering Excel, Word, Outlook and Access.


MS Word's grammar and style check - A step-by-step customization guide:

This is a step-by-step customization guide to the Grammar and Style Checking tool in Microsoft Word.


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


Flash Tutorials:  
The following tutorials are written for Macromedia Flash 5. They may still be used with Flash MX, but there may be cosmetic differences in the interface. Also, things such as menu commands may be in slightly different locations.

The Ins and Outs of Drawing in Flash:
This tutorial introduces you to the many drawing tools and techniques in Macromedia Flash.

This tutorial teaches the basic skills necessary to create animations using Flash.

VCR Style Controls:  
This tutorial will teach you how to include VCR style controls for your Flash animations.

Slider Bars:
This tutorial teaches you how to integrate slide bar controls into your Flash creations.


Training Tutorials for Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, HTML and Web Design from the University of Nebraska:

  Photoshop Tutorials:

  Dreamweaver Tutorials:

  HTML Tutorials:

  Web Design Tips:


Using Dreamweaver MX 7.0:

  Dreamweaver MX 7.0: Set up Secure File Transfer:

  Dreamweaver MX 7.0: Cascading Style Sheets:

  Dreamweaver MX 7.0: Accessibility Tools:

  Dreamweaver MX 7.0: Templates:

  Dreamweaver MX 6: Secure FTP:

  Dreamweaver MX 6.x: New Features:


More Dreamweaver MX Tutorials:

  Dynamic Dreamweaver MX:

  Dynamic Dreamweaver MX - Part 2:

  Dynamic Dreamweaver MX - Part 3:

  Dynamic Dreamweaver MX - Part 4:

  Inside Dreamweaver MX:

  Inside Dreamweaver MX - Part 2:


FrontPage Tutorials:

  Working with Text:

  Working with Pictures:

  Working with Tables:

  FrontPage 2000 and JavaScript:

  Customizing Web Pages:

  Using Tables for Page Layout:

  Working with Hyperlinks:

  Creating a New Web:


FrontPage Tutorials:

These tutorials provide training to begin creating webpages using Microsoft FrontPage. Throughout the tutorial, you will learn the essentials of web design in FrontPage, and will create a basic web page of your own.


Photoshop Tutorials :

This free training covers Photoshop Symbols, Scanning Images, Scanning Slides, Setting Text Around a Circular Path.


Introduction to Web Design with Adobe Photoshop:

A 3-day, 50 topic comprehensive Photoshop training tutorial.

4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites


HTML Workshop Documentation:

  Client side image maps:

  Linking audio files:

  Web browsers:

  Linking Java applets:

  Animated image maps:

  HTML Text:


  Sample graphics:

  A sample and test of Javascript cookies:

  A few simple sample scripts:


HTML Code Summaries:

These summaries provide a quick reference for the HTML codes needed to create a specific feature. All the pages include the 'on' and 'off' tags, an explanation of what the code does and why, and usually a sample of how the code should be typed in.

  A Summary of Basic HTML Codes:

  HTML Codes for Colors and Backgrounds: A

  HTML Codes for Forms:

  HTML Codes for Images:

  HTML Codes for Tables:


Creating Web Pages with HTML (pdf format):

  Basic Web Design:

  Intermediate Web Design:

  Forms and Tables:

  Cascading Style Sheets:

  Using UNIX to Create Web Pages:

  Basic Web Design Exercises:

  Intermediate Web Design Exercises:

  Forms and Tables Exercises:

  Cascading Style Sheets Exercises


Introduction to JavaScript:

Review the class handouts, examples and practice files for the following


Javascript Tutorials:

These tutorials provide information on the uses of JavaScript. It will provide you with a more complete understanding of certain commands and functions, and provides assignments to test your skill at the end of each lesson. Some basic understanding of JavaScript may be necessary to use this tutorial to its full potential.


Dynamic Web Site Design:

Learn how to create and design dynamic web sites.

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


Microsoft Windows Tutorials:

  Changing Your Screen Saver in Windows:

  Moving Image Files from a Floppy Disk to a Folder on the Desktop:

  Windows 9x: Changing Your Screen Resolution:

  Windows: Finding the Missing Floppy Drive:

  Windows: Re-Sorting Your Programs List:

  Windows: Updating your Computer with Windows Update:


Hardware How-Tos:

  Connecting Multimedia Devices to a NetTV:

  Connecting the InFocus LP500 Projector to a Dell Latitude C840:

  How to Buy a Computer:

  Troubleshooting Your Boxlight Projector:

  Troubleshooting Your HP 1220 Deskjet Printer:

  Troubleshooting Your HP 5370C Scanjet Scanner:

  Updating the BIOS on a Dell Inspiron 8000:

  Using a LCD Projector with your Wireless Laptop:

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


Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus:

Free anti-virus software program for home users.


MyDoom and Doomjuice Worm Removal Tool:

This is a tool provided by Microsoft to help remove the MyDoom and Doomjuice worms that have been sent by e-mail recently.



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.

February 2004 Question: 
Do you have any links to sites that provide tutorials in Spanish?


Here are a several computer and software tutorials in Spanish to help you:

  Access 2002:

  Word 2002:

  Flash 5:


  Windows XP:

  Access 2000:


  Excel 2000:

  Word 2000:

  Windows 98:



  Word 97:

  Viewlets Video Tutorials:

I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love


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