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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

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7)... Question of the Month about Software Training

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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.


Skidmore Help Sheets:
http://www2.skidmore.edu/cits/selfhelp/helpsheets/index.cfm

  Introduction to Microsoft Word 2000:
  http://www2.skidmore.edu/cits/selfhelp/helpsheets/intro_%20Word2000.pdf

  Using Word Templates:
  http://www2.skidmore.edu/cits/selfhelp/helpsheets/word_templates.pdf

  Word Collaboration:
  http://www2.skidmore.edu/cits/selfhelp/helpsheets/word_collaboration.pdf

  Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2000:
  http://www2.skidmore.edu/cits/selfhelp/helpsheets/intro_%20EXCEL2000.pdf

  Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2000: 
  http://www2.skidmore.edu/cits/selfhelp/helpsheets/intro_PPT_2000.pdf

  Introduction to Microsoft Access 2000:
  http://www2.skidmore.edu/cits/selfhelp/helpsheets/intro_Access.pdf

 


Instructional Resources from Minnesota State University: 
http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/office2000.htm

These are instructional technology tutorial handouts for Microsoft Office applications.

  Word: Mail Merge:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...word2.htm

  Word: Numbers, Bullets and Outlines:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...OuliningNumBul.htm

  Word Part I:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...word1.htm

  Word - Setting tabs:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...setting_tabs.htm

  Word - Tables:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/Word/tables.htm

  Word - Tips and Tricks:
  http://www.microsoft.com/office/previous/tips/word2000.asp


  Excel Basics:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...BasicFeatures.htm

  Excel Part I:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...excel1.htm

  Excel Part II:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...excel2.htm


  PowerPoint:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...powpt.htm

  Publishing PowerPoint files to the Web: 
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...PublishToWeb.html

  Recording Narration in PowerPoint:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...RecNarration.htm


  Access Part I :
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...accesspt1.htm

  Access Part II:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...microsoft_access_part_2.htm

  Access Queries:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...QueryHandout.htm

  Access Definitions:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...AccessIntro.htm

 


Microsoft Office Training Tutorials and Help documents: 
http://www.smith.edu/its/tara/office.html

  Microsoft Word:
  http://www.smith.edu/its/tara/word.html

  Microsoft Excel:
  http://www.smith.edu/its/tara/excel.html

  Microsoft PowerPoint:
  http://www.smith.edu/its/tara/powerpoint.html

  Microsoft Access:
  http://www.smith.edu/its/tara/access.html

 


Computing Services IT Training Manuals: 
http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/

Some of the courses require files to work on. These are available here:
http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/CourseFiles/

  Word Introduction:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/WordIntro.pdf  
  Can be used also with Word 97, 98, 2000, 2001, 2002 and X.

  Word Intermediate:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/Word%20Intermediate.pdf  
  Applies to Word 97, 2000 and 2002 and can be used with 98, 2001 and X.

  Word Advanced:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/Word%20Advanced.pdf  
  Applies to Word 97, 2000 and 2002 and can be used with 98, 2001 and X.

  Excel Data Presentation:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/...Excel%20Data%20Presentation.pdf  
  Applies to Excel 97, 2000 and 2002 and can be used with 98, 2001 and X.

  Excel Introduction:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/Excel%20Intro.pdf  
  Applies to Excel 97, 2000 and 2002 and can be used with 98, 2001 and X.

  Excel List/Database Management:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/...Excel%20Lists%20and%20Databases.pdf  
  Applies to Excel 97, 2000 and 2002 and can be used with 98, 2001 and X.

  Excel Advanced:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/Excel%20Advanced.pdf  
  Applies to Excel 97, 2000 and 2002 and can be used with 98, 2001 and X.

  Excel VBA Macro development:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/ExcelVBAIntro.pdf

  Access Introduction:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/Access%20Intro.pdf  
  Applies to Access 97, 2000 and 2002.

  Access Advanced Queries:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/...Access%20Advanced%20Queries.pdf  
  Applies to Access 97, 2000 and 2002.

  PowerPoint Introduction:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/PowerPointIntro.pdf

  Outlook Express Introduction:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/OEIntro.pdf

 


Outlook 2000 Tutorial:
http://www.publicworks.ab.ca/outlook_tutorial.htm

This one-page tutorial covers: Categories, Groups, Inbox, Organization, Rules, Distribution Lists, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Journal, and Notes.

 


Screenbook Computer Tutorial Library
http://www.evisa.com/e/sb.htm

These are very in-depth training tutorials for Microsoft Word and Excel.

Microsoft Word:
http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/sbframetoc_ie.htm A comprehensive set of 30+ tutorials with 500+ screenshots for Microsoft Word covering all important features of the application.

Word Basics

   My First Document:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s01/slide01.htm
   Open an Existing Document:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s02/slide01.htm
   Opening a Document from the Internet: 
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s03/slide01.htm
   Open a Document from Email:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s04/slide01.htm
   Opening Multiple Documents:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s05/slide01.htm
   Templates:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s06/slide01.htm
   Editing a Document:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s07/slide01.htm
   Special Characters:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s08/slide01.htm
   Formatting Text:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s09/slide01.htm
   Copy Formatting:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s10/slide01.htm
   Spatial Formatting:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s11/slide01.htm
   Bullets and Numbers:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s12/slide01.htm
   Tables:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s13/slide01.htm
   More on Tables:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s14/slide01.htm

Word Printing

   Print Preview:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s15/slide01.htm
   Print:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s16/slide01.htm
   Printing an Envelope:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s17/slide01.htm
   Printing a Label:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s18/slide01.htm

Word Viewing and Navigating

   Document Views:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s19/slide01.htm
   Zoom:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s20/slide01.htm
   The Document Map:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s21/slide01.htm

Word Special Elements

   Document Information:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s22/slide01.htm
   Breaks:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s23/slide01.htm
   Page Numbers:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s24/slide01.htm
   Date and Time:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s25/slide01.htm
   Header and Footer:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s26/slide01.htm
   Autotext:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s27/slide01.htm
   Comments:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s28/slide01.htm
   Footnotes and Endnotes:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s29/slide01.htm
   Hyperlinks:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s30/slide01.htm
   Bookmarks:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s31/slide01.htm

Word Features and Tools

   Mail Merge:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s32/slide01.htm
   Printing Labels with Mail Merge:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s33/slide01.htm
   Text Effects:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s34/slide01.htm
   Clip Art:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s35/slide01.htm
   Columns:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s36/slide01.htm
   Table of Contents:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s37/slide01.htm
   Outlines:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib10/s38/slide01.htm

Microsoft Excel:
http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/sbframetoc_ie.htm  
This is a comprehensive set of 60+ tutorials with 500+ screenshots for Excel 2000, all the way from absolute beginner level (how to start the program) up to pivot tables and macros. Sample files are included which you can run on your own computer.

A Sample Excel Application

   Formatting:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s01/slide01.htm
   Using Formulas:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s02/slide01.htm
   More on Formulas:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s03/slide01.htm
   Filtering and Sorting:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s04/slide01.htm
   Pivot Tables:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s05/slide01.htm

Excel Basics

   Start Excel:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s06/slide01.htm
   Creating a File in Excel:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s07/slide01.htm
   Saving a File:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s08/slide01.htm
   Open a Workbook:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s09/slide01.htm
   Finding a Work Book:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s10/slide01.htm
   Switching between WorkBooks:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s11/slide01.htm
   Email a Workbook:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s12/slide01.htm
   Edit or Delete Data:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s13/slide01.htm
   Move or Copy Data:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s14/slide01.htm
   Finding Data:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s15/slide01.htm
   Spelling Check in Excel:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s16/slide01.htm
   Inserting Rows or Columns:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s17/slide01.htm
   Deleting Rows or Columns:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s18/slide01.htm
   Hiding Columns:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s19/slide01.htm
   Naming Cells:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s20/slide01.htm
   Undo:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s21/slide01.htm
   Zooming In or Out:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s22/slide01.htm
   Splitting Worksheets:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s23/slide01.htm
   Entering a Formula:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s24/slide01.htm
   Entering Functions:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s25/slide01.htm
   Adding Numbers:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s26/slide01.htm
   Copying a Formula:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s27/slide01.htm
   Inserting a Worksheet:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s28/slide01.htm
   Switching between Worksheets:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s29/slide01.htm
   Renaming a Worksheet:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s30/slide01.htm
   Moving a Worksheet:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s31/slide01.htm

Excel Formatting

   Changing Column Width or Row Height:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s32/slide01.htm
   Font Face and Size:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s33/slide01.htm
   Bold Italic or Underline:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s34/slide01.htm
   Colors:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s35/slide01.htm
   Cell Alignment:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s36/slide01.htm
   More on Cell Formatting:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s37/slide01.htm
   Number Formats:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s38/slide01.htm
   Data Formats:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s39/slide01.htm
   Adding Borders:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s40/slide01.htm
   Copy Formatting:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s41/slide01.htm
   Clear Formatting:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s42/slide01.htm
   Autoformat in Excel:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s43/slide01.htm

Excel Printing

   Print Preview:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s44/slide01.htm
   Print:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s45/slide01.htm
   Page Orientation:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s46/slide01.htm
   More Print Options:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s47/slide01.htm
   Changing Margins:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s48/slide01.htm
   Page Breaks:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s49/slide01.htm
   Specifying Number of Pages:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s50/slide01.htm
   Add Page Labels:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s51/slide01.htm
   Adding a Header or Footer:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s52/slide01.htm

Excel Lists and Macros

   Creating a List:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s53/slide01.htm
   Filtering Data in a list:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s54/slide01.htm
   Sorting Data in a list:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s55/slide01.htm
   Adding Subtotals to a List:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s56/slide01.htm
   Macros:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s57/slide01.htm

Excel Charts

   Creating a Chart Part I:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s58/slide01.htm
   Creating a Chart Part II:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s59/slide01.htm
   Changing Chart Type:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s60/slide01.htm
   Moving Resizing or Deleting A chart:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s61/slide01.htm
   Adding Data to a Chart:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s62/slide01.htm
   Printing a Chart:
   http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib9/s63/slide01.htm





 

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

 

Computing Services IT Training Manuals: 
http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/

Some of the courses require files to work on. These are available here:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/CourseFiles/

  Dreamweaver Introduction part 1:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/DreamweaverIntroPt1.pdf

  Dreamweaver Introduction part 2:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/DreamweaverIntroPt2.pdf

  QuarkXPress Introduction:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/...QuarkXPress%20Introduction.pdf

  PageMaker Introduction:
  http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/.../PageMaker%20Introduction.pdf

 


Instructional Resources from Minnesota State University: 
http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/web_page_dev.htm

These are instructional technology tutorial handouts for Web Page development.

  Macromedia Flash 5:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/Flash/FlashV5_tutorial/index.htm

  Flash MX Overview:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/Flash/FlashMXOverview.htm

  Flash MX Workshop:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/Flash/FlashMXWorkshop.pdf


  FrontPage 2000:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...FrontPage2000/Default.htm

  FrontPage Forms:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...Frontpage_forms.htm

  FrontPage with Database:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...formsdbhandout.htm


  Dreamweaver 4:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/Dreamweaverv4/index.htm

  Connecting to WWW in Dreamweaver:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...ConnectToWWW.htm

  Dreamweaver MX:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/DreamWeaverMX/index.htm


  Adobe Acrobat:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/Adobe/Acrobat6/create.htm

 


Skidmore Help Sheets:
http://www2.skidmore.edu/cits/selfhelp/helpsheets/index.cfm

  Intro to Dreamweaver MX:
  http://www2.skidmore.edu/...intro_Dreamweaver_MX.pdf

  Dreamweaver Site Management:
  http://www2.skidmore.edu/...Dreamweaver_site_management.pdf

  Using Fireworks to Design & Edit Web Graphics: 
  http://www2.skidmore.edu/...intro_%20fireworks4.pdf

  Create an Online Form:
  http://www2.skidmore.edu/cits/selfhelp/helpsheets/online_forms.pdf

 


Free Photoshop Tutorials from Photoshop-stuff.com:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/photoshop-tutorials.html


Interface Photoshop Tutorials

3D Sphere:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/sphere/3D-sphere.html  
Make a smooth 3D sphere, can also be used for buttons.

Navigation Bar :
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/navbar/Navbar1.html  
Make your own tool bar using custom gradient techniques.

Simple WinAmp Skin:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/WinAmpSkin/WinAmpSkin1.html  
Putting together a simple WinAmp Skin. Making a lyout using the Pen tool, beveling, adding buttons, adding details.

3D Button:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Button/Button1.html  
A way of creating a 3D button using radial gradients, and then making an illusion of a button being pressed using inside shadow.


Basic Photoshop Tutorials

Using Actions:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/UsingActions/UsingActions.html  
Learn how to load, save, and record your own actions.

Loading Brushes:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Loading Brushes/LoadBrush.html  
Learn how to simply load brushes.

Photoshop Patterns:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/DefinePattern/DefinePattern1.html  
Define your own photoshop patterns.

Photoshop Magic:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Photoshop-Magic/Photoshop-Magic.html  
Discover some of the hidden images that programmers hid in photoshop.

Define Custom Brush:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/DefineBrush/DefineBrush1.html  
Create your own brushes.


Photoshop Effects Tutorials

Making your own rusty style:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/RustyStyle/RustyStyle1.html  
A step-by-step tutorial on creating rusty style in photoshop. First, create your own pattern, make the style using custom pattern, save style.

Quick Beveling:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Quick Beveling/Quick-Beveling.html  
A very quick way to create bevel, after beveling you may apply layer styles to make it look even better.

Grungy Effects:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Grunge/Grunge-Effect.html  
Create grungy effects using custom displacement maps.

Reflection:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Reflection-Tutorial/Reflection.html  
Text reflection, this method can also be used for objects and making shadows.

Metallic Screws:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Screws/Screws1.html  
Create realistic metalic screws using radial gradient and curve adjustments.

Hell Fire Effect:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Hell Fire Effect/Hell-Fire-Effect1.html  
An easy way to create a great looking fire effect. Just follow the filter techniques and you'll get it eventually.

Frozen Text:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/FrozenText/FrozenTutorial.html  
Give your text a realistic freezing look, using some of the photoshop filters and curve adjustments.

Metallic Text:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/MetallicTutorial/MetallicTutorial.html  
A rather long way to create metal text, using channels and lighting effects, however you come up with a good metal effect and learn channels and lighting as do it.

3D Logo:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Gradients/Gradients1.html  
Using the gradient tool and some layer style effects to create a good looking 3D logo.

Lemon text tutorial:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/LemonText/LemonPage1.html  
Use a variety of techniques such as layer styles, overlaying, blurring, adding noise and more. Create lemon looking text.

Golden-crispy text tutorial:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/GoldenText/GoldenText1.html  
Add some crisp to your text using layer styles and overlaying techniques.

Raylight Wave tutorial:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/WaveTutorial/WavePage1.html  
Learn how to create an energetic raylight wave using wave filter, blur techniques and overlaying.

Glowing text tutorial:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/GlowingText/Glowing-Text1a.html  
Glowing text with overlaying modifications.

Glow Effect:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Dodge-Glow-Effect/Dodge-Glow-Effect-Page1.html  
Learn to create the all wanted Dodge Glow Effect since it was "lost" in Photoshop 7.0.


Photoshop Texturing Tutorials

Old Grungy Texture:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Old-Grunge/Old-Grunge.html  
Using a lot of Photoshop filters together to achive some cool looking effects - the old grungy texture.

Melting Plastic:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/MeltingPlastic/MeltingPlastic1.html  
Create a melting plastic effect using a combination of photoshop filters.

Stone Texture:
http://www.photoshop-stuff.com/Stone Texture/Stone-Texture1.html  
Another tutorial using Photoshop filters, just follow the steps and you will get a unique stone texture.

 


FrontPage 2002 Tutorials by Tina Clarke: 
http://www.accessfp.net/frontpage2002tutorials.htm


Maintaining your FrontPage Website:
http://www.accessfp.net/maintenance.htm  
How to maintain your website using FrontPage Tools and Features and the methods to employ.

How to save your Favorites and sort them for Broken links: 
http://www.accessfp.net/favourites.htm

Using FrontPage and Internet Explorer.

Adding Table of Contents to your website with FrontPage 2002: 
http://www.accessfp.net/fptoc.htm

All about the FrontPage Table of contents and how to utilise it.

How to Backup FrontPage:
http://www.accessfp.net/backupfp.htm
Learn how to back up your FrontPage site in a variety of different ways.

Adding Navigation To Your Website with FrontPage 2002: 
http://www.accessfp.net/frontpagenavigation.htm
 
Creating and Inserting a Navigation Structure.

Adding Included Content To Your Website With FrontPage 2002: 
http://www.accessfp.net/frontpageincludedcontent.htm
 
How to use include pages on your FrontPage website.

FrontPage Discussion web 2002:
http://www.accessfp.net/frontpagediscussionweb2002.htm  
Tips and tricks for the FrontPage Discussion web, including how to send yourself emails when a message has been posted to the forum.

Adding Banners To Your Website With FrontPage 2002: 
http://www.accessfp.net/frontpagebanners.htm
 
All about Working with Page Banners, Adding Comments, Inserting Timestamps.

Optimizing your FrontPage site for Search Engines: 
http://www.accessfp.net/optimizingfrontpage.htm

Everything You Wanted To Know About the 'Insert Hyperlink' Dialog Box In FP2002 But Were Afraid To Ask: http://www.accessfp.net/frontpagehyperlinks.htm

FrontPage 2002 PhotoGallery:
http://www.accessfp.net/frontpagephotogallery.htm

FrontPage Subwebs and Permissions:
http://www.accessfp.net/frontpagesubwebs.htm

 


FrontPage 2000 Tutorial from Accessfp.net:
http://www.accessfp.net/frontpage2000tutorials.htm

  How to print a Broken Links Report in FrontPage 2000: 
  http://www.accessfp.net/brokenlinks.htm

  How to Configure your backgrounds and avoid the default look: 
  http://www.accessfp.net/backgrounddefault.htm

  Where is best place to get some Help for FrontPage?: 
  http://www.accessfp.net/frontpagehelp.htm

  Graphically Speaking:
  http://www.accessfp.net/graphics.htm

  FrontPage 2000 FAQS, Tips, Add-ons and How-to's: 
  http://www.accessfp.net/fp-2000.htm

  Three FrontPage 2000 How-to's:
  http://www.accessfp.net/fp2khowto.htm

  FrontPage 2000 Frequently Asked Questions: 
  http://www.accessfp.net/faq1.htm

  FrontPage 2000 Tips:
  http://www.accessfp.net/fp2k-tips.htm

  FrontPage 2000 Resource and Help Links: 
  http://www.accessfp.net/fp2klinks.htm

  FrontPage 2000 Add-in's:
  http://www.accessfp.net/fp2kaddons.htm

 


FrontPage 2000 Training Tutorial:
http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/


  New Page and Adding Color:
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/1.htm

  Adding and Formatting Text:
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/2.htm

  Adding, Moving and Positioning Images and Clip Art: 
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/3.htm

  Transparent, Interlaced, and Cropped Images, and DHTML Animations: 
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/4.htm

  Text and Image Hyperlinks, and Image Hot Spots: 
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/5.htm

  Create and Format Tables:
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/6.htm

  Browser Previews and Compatibility, and Spell Check: 
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/7.htm

  View, Organize, and Expand Web site:
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/8.htm

  Add and Customize Style and Themes:
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/9.htm

  Forms, Radio Buttons, Check Boxes, Text Boxes: 
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/10.htm

  Send Data to Email and Database, View Database: 
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/11.htm

  Reports for Broken Links, Slow Pages, and Added Files: 
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/12.htm

  Publish to Server and Go Live:
  http://www.actden.com/fp2000/java/13.htm





4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites

 

Authoring for the World Wide Web:
http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/HTMLIntro.pdf

This 20-page tutorial workbook describes how to create an HTML document for use on the Web.

 


HTML By Example:
http://www.mis.boun.edu.tr/unal/371/materials/HTML%20By%20Example/

A 30-chapter book - each chapter starts by explaining a particular concept, giving examples in "snippets" of HTML markup as you go along. Once you've understood each concept, you are then ready to work with a full-blown example.

 


HTML 2000:
http://www.jouwforum.nl/...modules.php?d_op=getit&lid=151

This help file explains the basics to HTML and web design. It contains everything you need to know to get a basic web site online. (zipped, .chm help file format - 143.55 Kb)

 


Instructional Resources from Minnesota State University: 
http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/web_page_dev.htm

These are instructional technology tutorial handouts for Web Page development.

  Frames:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...Internet/FramesWrk/index.htm

  Stylesheets:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...Internet/CSSHandout/handout.htm

  HTML Code for Special Characters:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...Internet/BasicHTML/specialCharacters.htm

  Introduction to Metatags:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/MetaTags/overview.htm

  Netscape Composer:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/...Internet/WebPages/Composer/netscape_composer.htm

  WinZip:
  http://www.mnstate.edu/instrtech/handouts/WinZip/UsingWinZip.htm

 


Web Programming Tutorials and Training from Builder.com: 
http://builder.com.com/


Web Development Library:
http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084834.html  
http://builder.com.com/2001-31-0.html

 

Authoring & Site Design:

  Building:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084840.html

  CSS:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084825.html

  Design:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084834.html

  Development:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084836.html

  DHTML:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5087750.html

  Dreamweaver:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084823.html

  Flash:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5087754.html

  Forms:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5087742.html

  Frames:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084818.html

  FrontPage:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084820.html

  Graphics:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084829.html

  HTML:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084827.html

  WAP:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5087752.html


Programming & Scripting:

  ASP:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084845.html

  JavaScript:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084860.html

  JSP:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084856.html

  PHP:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084854.html

  Script Library:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5087736.html

  Web Tricks:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084862.html

  XML:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5084849.html


Reference Materials:

  CSS reference table:
  http://builder.com.com/5100-31-5071268.html

  Color code converter:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5087779.html

  HTML tags and attributes:
  http://builder.com.com/5100-31-5074181.html

  Script Library:
  http://builder.com.com/1200-31-5087736.html


Smart HTML State/City picker:
ftp://ftp.download.com/pub/builder/u00220040303TOT01.zip  
An HTML/JavaScript page showing how to create a form where the data presented by one dropdown box is determined by the choice made in another dropdown box.

XML and Microsoft Office:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnofftalk/html/office08022001.asp  
XML allows you to import and work with data that originates from applications outside of Microsoft Office, as well as export data from Office to a myriad of other data formats that your business partners may require.

Beginning Web Development in Access 2002 : 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnacc2k2/html/odc_adap.asp
 
This article discusses Web development in Microsoft Access 2002 using data access pages--how data access pages work, and when to use them--as well as ways to take advantage of new features within Access 2002.





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

 

Windows Tutorial Part I:
http://www.mnstate.edu/...personal_prod/win95/WIN95INT.HTML

Windows Tutorial Part II:
http://www.mnstate.edu/...personal_prod/win95/win95_part_2.htm

Windows Shortcut Keys Tutorial:
http://www.mnstate.edu/...personal_prod/Windows2000/WindowsKeyShortcuts.htm

 


Windows 2000 Basics:
http://www.3dtree.com/ev/e/sbooks/lib8/sbframetoc_ie.htm

Although the screenshots in this set of 40+ tutorials with 600+ screenshots were taken with Windows 2000, this set of tutorials is not just for Windows 2000. It covers the basics of Windows generally, such as what is a folder, and how to use Windows Explorer. This is information that anyone who uses any Microsoft Windows operating system should know.

 


Set a password-protected screensaver in Win 2000 & XP: 
http://www2.skidmore.edu/...secure_screensaver_win.pdf

Set a password-protected screensaver in Mac OS X: 
http://www2.skidmore.edu/...secure_screensaver_osx.pdf

 


Platinum Edition Using Windows 98:
http://www.vanwijk.com/...Platinum%20Edition%20Using%20Windows%2098

Special Edition Using Windows 98:
http://www.vanwijk.com/...Special%20Edition%20Using%20Windows%2098

 


Windows Introduction:
http://www.css.qmul.ac.uk/training/manuals/Windows%20Intro.pdf




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

 

My Outlook Calendar:
http://www.slipstick.com/files/myolcal.zip

Customizable Word template for generating and printing Outlook weekly and monthly calendars. Print any Outlook calendar that you have access to, including calendars from other users' mailboxes and Public Folders. Add color coding by category or by type of item (one-day event, multiple-day event, etc.) Specify time and date formats and the title for the calendar. Freeware, 121kb, 17 Oct 2000. Available in versions for Office 2000 version (may work with Office 2002 as well) and Office 97/Outlook 98 <http://www.slipstick.com/files/MyOLCal97.zip>.

 


Notebook:
http://www.slipstick.com/files/notebook.zip

Have you used ECCO or Lotus Organizer and miss the outlining capability? Here's a simple way to do much the same thing in Microsoft Outlook. To use it, use File | Open Special Folder | Personal Folder to open the Notebook.pst file downloaded via the link below. Then copy the Notepad folder to your Personal Folders or Exchange Server mailbox. In the Notepad folder, use Compose | New Post in This Folder to open a special form with Chapter, Heading, Page and Page Number fields that are used in the special views created for this folder. Freeware, 26kb, 22 Aug 97. Click here to download.

 


eBay Reminder:
http://www.schmidks.de/ebayrem.aspx

Creates an Outlook appointment with a reminder for the eBay auction you're currently viewing in your browser. Free.

 


Calendar Updates - Free Holiday and Sport Team Schedules for Microsoft Outlook: 
http://www.calendar-updates.com/

Conveniently add holidays and sport team schedules directly to your Microsoft Outlook calendar. Once downloaded to your computer, you will have every game or event for an entire season added to your calendar.

 


Outlook NameDays:
http://www.kalmstrom.nu/default.asp?Page=products/outlook/OutlookNameDays/

Free tool to add "name day" events for names from many countries to any Outlook calendar folder.

 


Public Holiday Calendar for Outlook:
http://www.panoramastudio.co.uk/outlook-calendar.htm

Add holidays to Outlook from your home country and other countries you choose. Free.

 


OutClock:
http://www.emn.fr/spiraclock/outclock/

Clock display that shows your upcoming Outlook appointments as a color-coded spiral. Free.

 

 




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.

April 2004 Question: 

How can I create PDF files for free?


Answer: 

Download and install OpenOffice.org, it runs on both Windows and Linux operating systems. Here is the download page:

Once you have it installed, simply open your Microsoft Office application with it and click on the PDF icon in the toolbar. The process of creating a PDF file is automatic.


I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com

 




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