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This is the November 2005 issue (#19) of our Free monthly Newsletter for EducationOnlineForComputers.com, giving you the most current Free online Microsoft Office and Web Development 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 Become a Member of EducationOnlineForComputers.com.
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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.
Free Microsoft Office Video Training
Here are great Microsoft Office Video Training Modules that will teaching you how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and FrontPage, all from learningelectric.com. These are totally Free and will teach you all of the most commonly used features of the Micorsoft Office applications. These free training videos are in Apple's QuickTime format, so you'll need to download QuickTime for free if you don't already have it installed: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
Free Microsoft Word Video Training:
Free Microsoft Excel Video Training:
Free Microsoft PowerPoint Video Training:
Free Microsoft Publisher Video Training:
Free Microsoft FrontPage Video Training:
Microsoft Office XP, 2000, and 97 Training Tutorials:
These are excellent Microsoft Office training tutorials from California State University Los Angeles are freely available for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and FrontPage. Versions 97, 2000, and XP are covered. This blog post describes in detail and links to all of these training documents: Microsoft-Office-XP-2000-and-97-Training-Tutorials
6 Microsoft Office Tutorials
The University of San Diego's IT Academic Services Training Center has developed and offers the following 6 Microsoft Office tutorials to help you learn Word, Mailmerge, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Introduction to Word Tutorial:
Word Mail Merge Tutorials:
Introduction to Excel Tutorial:
Free Online Courses for Microsoft Office 2003:
Free Online Courses for Microsoft Office XP/2002:
Course.com offers free Online MS Office Courses, each with many learning tutorials, for all of the Microsoft Office 2003 and XP/2002 applications. These are structured into Presentations (where you can learn how to use the functions) and Tutorials (where you can practice what you have learned). Data files are also provided to assist with the topics being presented and practiced. You can check out all of the descriptions and links for Course.com's Office 2003 free online courses here:
Free Word XP Online Course
Here is an excellent free online course covering many basic and advanced features and functions of Microsoft Word XP. To view the course modules you will need to download and install Macromedia Authorware. To exit a module at any time, click the Quit navigation button, then the browser Back button.
Free Excel Templates:
Here is a directory of various types of free templates that you can use with Excel.
Excel Review Materials - Tutorials, Tips, & Workbooks:
This site contains excellent documents, tutorials, tips, and workbooks for students seeking to improve their skills and understanding of Microsoft Excel. The examples and illustrations used are primarily for the 2002 (XP) version of Excel, however, most of this Excel training information is not version-specific and can be useful for users of versions 2000, 2002, and 2003 as well.
Getting Started with Excel:
Hundreds of Microsoft Excel Tips
If you are looking to increase your knowledge and skillset of Microsoft Excel, here is an excellent web resource to review. Exceltip.com (http://www.exceltip.com) contains hundreds of great and useful tips and techniques for using Microsoft Excel. Here is my blog post containing all the categorical links for these Excel tips: Hundreds-of-Microsoft-Excel-Tips.
Microsoft Access 2000: Building Applications with Forms and Reports:
This free book, Microsoft Access 2000: Building Applications with Forms and Reports, gives you an introduction to designing and creating Microsoft Access applications. In this book, you'll be introduced to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), the programming language included in Microsoft Access.
Chapters 1 through 3 show you how to tie database objects together into a coherent system and introduces VBA, the programming language used in Access.
Chapters 4 and 5 describe the objects and collections you can work with in Visual Basic and the events you can respond to.
Chapters 6 through 8 show you how to accomplish complex data management tasks in your application, including manipulating sets of records in code, and how to optimize, secure, and deliver your application to users.
Chapters 9 and 10 explore powerful features that address special development needs such as using ActiveX controls and developing applications for the Internet and the World Wide Web.
Free Course: The Power of PowerPoint
This free course, The Power of PowerPoint, (http://www.suite101.com/course.cfm/19088/lessons) will teach such basics as creating a new presentation to more intermediate features like links to external files. Each lesson will provide step-by-step instructions to accomplish common tasks. At the end of this course you will be able to create a presentation that includes text, images, animation, and links. You will also be able to view and create a "portable" presentation. Note: This course will reference PowerPoint version 2000. However, the features of other PowerPoint versions are very similar. Here is my blog post containing all the lessons and links for this free online course: Free-Course-The-Power-of-PowerPoint
Free Microsoft PowerPoint Training Course:
Kidzonline.org offers this free Microsoft PowerPoint training course giving you the following 12 Lesson Modules. These are all delivered in a video format via Windows Media format. Kidzonline.org is a federally-funded, nonprofit organization, which combines the concept of peer-to-peer training with a web-based content delivery system.
357 Microsoft Access Tutorials, Tips, and Techniques:
The Access Web (http://www.mvps.org/) offers 357 excellent learning articles and tutorials to help you master the features and functions of Microsoft Access. Below is the listing of all the tutorial articles, tips, and techniques covering Access on this website, grouped by the these topics: APIs, Bugs, Date/Time, Forms, General, Modules, Queries, Reports, Resources, Strings, and Tables. Here is my blog post containing the descriptions and links to all of these Access tutorials and tips: 357-Microsoft-Access-Tutorials-Tips-and-Techniques
56 Microsoft Access Tips
Tony's Microsoft Access Tips web site (http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/tipsindex.htm) offers 56 useful tips and techniques for using Access correctly and squeezing more functionality out of its features. Here is my blog post containing the descriptions and links to all of these Access tips: 56-Microsoft-Access-Tips
67 Microsoft Office Tutorials by Microsoft for Students, Teachers, and Staff
By using these Microsoft Office Tutorials by Microsoft, you will learn how to use and integrate Microsoft software in the classroom. These tutorial guides are for students, teachers, and staff and provide in-depth step-by-step instructions and demonstrate many important and useful features of these software productivity tools. Here is my blog post giving you descriptions and links to all of these tutorials: 67-Microsoft-Office-Tutorials-for-Students-Teachers-Staff
Training Tutorials for Micrsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
Mount Holyoke College offers the following training tutorials for Micrsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. These will teach you most of the important features of these applications so you can become more productive in using them. Some of these tutorials are in pdf format.
Basic Word (356kb, 5 pages):
Advanced Formatting in Word (108kb, 8 pages):
Microsoft Excel Basics:
Covers launching Excel, Excel Help, Selecting Cells, Moving from One Cell to the Next, Entering Numbers, Correcting a Mistake, Formatting Cells, Building a Formula, Copy a Formula, Freeze Panes, Page Setup, Multipage Sheets, Print Preview, and Making a Chart.
Selected Topics in Advanced Excel:
Covers Formatting, Presenting Worksheets, Exploring Data, Retrieving External Data, Printing, Formulas, Excel Charts, and Exporting Excel Data and Charts.
Excel Charting (1.5mb, 9 pages):
Introduction to Powerpoint (165kb, 6 pages):
Quick Reference for PowerPoint:
3) The Best New Free Training Sites for Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, and other Adobe and Macromedia Applications
10 Free Macromedia Flash MX eBooks
Here are 10 free ebooks covering Macromedia Flash MX. These should greatly help you learn the details and features of Flash MX and how to develop great animations and web sites with it.
Flash ActionScript - Your Visual Blueprint for Creating Flash-Enhanced Web Sites rar 11M
Complete Tutorial - How 2 Build a Flash Site pdf 513K
Macromedia - Flash MX Tutorials - 1st Ed 2002 [PDF] rar 3.9M
Macromedia - Using Flash MX pdf 7.9M
Flash MX Level 1 for Windows pdf 1.7M
Flash MX Level 2 for Windows pdf 2.1M
FlashWebDesign-The Art of Motion Graphics chm 4.9M
Macromedia Flash MX Advanced For Windows and Macintosh Visual QuickPro Guide pdf 15M
Macromedia Flash MX Advanced - Windows - Macintosh Visual QuickPro Guide [PDF] rar 8.7M
Flash MX Savvy pdf 12M
Free eBooks and Guides for Flash MX
Here are 3 free books and 9 5-10 page guides to help you learn how to use and develop web applications with Macromedia Flash MX. Various areas are covered giving you a good repetoir of Flash features. These ebooks and guides are in pdf format.
Developing Web Apps with Flash MX (pdf):
Macromedia Studio - Using Macromedia Fireworks (pdf):
Macromedia Flash MX Security (pdf):
5-10 page Guides on Flash:
Building Data-Driven Flash Movies (pdf):
Building Web Forms in Flash (pdf):
Flash 101 (Part 1) - The Hammer and the Chisel (pdf):
Flash 101 (Part 2) - Lights, Camera, Flash! (pdf):
Flash 101 (Part 3) - Bouncing Around. (pdf):
Flash 101 (Part 4) - Don't Touch Me! (pdf):
Flash 101 (Part 5) - Spiralling Out of Control (pdf):
Flash 101 (Part 6) - The Final Countdown (pdf):
XML Sockets in Flash (pdf):
Adobe Photoshop CS in 10 Simple Steps or Less:
Adobe Photoshop CS in 10 Simple Steps or Less.pdf
Here is a free download for an excellent Photoshop ebook, titled Adobe Photoshop CS in 10 Simple Steps or Less. It is 15.6 mb is size, 625 pages in length, and in pdf format.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Photoshop Basics
Part 2: The Work Area
Part 3: Color Essentials
Part 4: Color Adjustments
Part 5: Selections
Part 6: Path Essentials
Part 7: Transformations
Part 9: Advanced Painting Techniques
Part 10: Channels and Masks
Part 11: Layer Essentials
Part 12: Layer Styles and Shape Layers
Part 13: Type
Part 14: Filters
Part 15: Automations
Part 16: Print Essentials
Part 17: For the Web: ImageReady
Photoshop Tips and Techniques
The University of San Diego's IT Academic Services Training Center has developed and offers the following 5 tutorials to help you learn these Photoshop techniques.
Creating Custom Edge:
How to Sharpen Image:
Creating Drop Shadows:
Quick Mask-Edge Effect:
29 Photoshop Tutorials
Here are 29 Photoshop Tutorials from Idigitalemotion.com. Check out their tutorial home page here: http://idigitalemotion.com/tutorials/tutorials.html. My blog post gives all of the descriptions and links to these: 29-Photoshop-Tutorials
90 Adobe Photoshop Tutorials
Here are 90 Adobe Photoshop Tutorials from 3 excellent tutorial training sites for Photoshop: www.pegaweb.com, www.webclass.ru, and www.myjanee.com. I hope you enjoy these and learn alot of good features to use in Photoshop. My blog post gives all of the descriptions and links to these: 90-Adobe-Photoshop-Tutorials
57 More Photoshop Tutorials
Here are 57 more Photoshop Tutorials, from various Photoshop sites. I hope you enjoy these. My blog post gives all of the descriptions and links to these: 57-More-Photoshop-Tutorials
Free 369-page Photoshop eBook: 50 Fast Photoshop 7 Techniques:
This free 369-page Phtooshop ebook fives you step-by-step techniques to tweak, embellish, and transform photos. The author claims that inexperienced Photoshop users can create some outstanding results by learning how to use just a few features extremely well. This book teaches you 50 step-by-step techniques with 50 sets of before and after images. These are also are for those who have worked in a traditional darkroom for many years and now want to work digitally, as well as for experienced Photoshop users who want to learn more about Photoshop 7 and the digital photo techniques that can be found in this book. File size is 32.3 mb.
2 Free Photoshop 6 eBooks
Here are 2 ebooks in pdf format covering all of the features and functions and Adobe Photoshop 6. Most of the features taught in these books are also available in more recent versions of Photoshop.
Adobe Photoshop 6 Classroom in a Book (pdf):
Photoshop 6 Bible eBook:
Training Tutorials and Workshops for Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Image Ready, and Illustrator:
Mount Holyoke College offers the following training tutorials and workshop handouts for teaching you the follwoing: 1) how to build web sites and use Dreamweaver, and 2) how to prepare images for the web and how to start using Photoshop, Image Ready, and Illustrator. These will teach you many of the important features of these applications so you can become productive in using them.
27 Photoshop and Illustrator TutorialsHere are 27 excellent Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials, hosted by Gurusnetwork.com, covering a variety of effects, tools, masks. These will help you learn Photoshop and become better at using this important graphics application.
Teach Yourself Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 In 24Hours eBook:
For readers who are new to FrontPage and want to get up and running quickly, this book, Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft FrontPage 2003 in 24 Hours, will do the trick. This book includes shortcuts and ways to accomplish the most common tasks in FrontPage. You can work at your own pace through the easy to understand, one-hour lessons. After completing the lessons, you'll have a solid foundation of the basics and know the most efficient way to utilize this version of FrontPage. Zip file download size is 6.0 mb, 480 Pages, ebook format is .chm (windows help file format)
22 Adobe GoLive Tutorials
Here are 22 excellent training tutorials teaching you how to use Adobe GoLive. I hope you enjoy these. My blog post gives all of the descriptions and links to these: 22-Adobe-GoLive-Tutorials
Adobe InDesign Tutorials and Tips
Here are several good tutorials and tips for Adobe InDesign. InDesign CS2 provides the user with fluid creative environment for designing professional layouts with sophisticated graphics and typography. This tool is integrated with other Adobe applications. Here is my blog post giving you all of the titles and links for these tutorials: Adobe-InDesign-Tutorials-and-Tips
Adobe After Effects Free Training Tutorials:
Here are many excellent free training tutorials that will help you learn Adobe After Effects. This is an essential tool for creating and working with motion graphics and visual effects in motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, DVD, and the Web. It also integrates well with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Encore DVD, Adobe Audition, Photoshop CS, and Illustrator CS software. Here is my blog post giving you all of the titles and links for these tutorials: Adobe-After-Effects-Free-Training-Tutorials
59 Adobe After Effects Tutorials
Here are 59 Adobe After Effects Tutorials, mostly from Creativecow.net and a few from some other site, such as Adobe.com. These will help you learn how to use this tool made by Adobe. I hope you enjoy these. My blog post gives all of the descriptions and links to these: 59-Adobe-After-Effects-Tutorials.
4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites
Here are 5 excellent Free Books to help you become a better web developer and web master. I hope these help you.
Web Developer's Library:
HTML: The Definitive Guide:
CGI Programming on the World Wide Web:
Web Master in a Nutshell:
PHP 5 Tutorials:
These PHP tutorials are designed for students learning Web Development. They assume you are already familiarity with the eXtensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML), basic programming skills, and with the basics of database design and Structured Query Language (SQL). Example scripts run under PHP 5.0, Apache 2.0 or IIS 6.0, and Microsoft Windows 2003 Server. XHTML output displays properly under current versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer.
These XML tutorials are designed for college students in Web Development classes. The language elements that are covered represent those needed to compose the most common types of XML files, XSLT files, and Web pages produced under the .NET 2.0 Framework.
These XHTML tutorials are designed at a college level and are used in Web Development classes. They cover language elements follow the latest XHTML standards published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and implemented by modern Web browser software. Full coverage here of XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) provide the language elements you will need to create and develop most types of Web pages with the most common features.
These Visual Basic .Net (vbdotnet) tutorials are designed for college students in Web Development classes. They serve as a general review of the Visual Basic programming language, particularly those components relevant to the .NET framework and necessary for building ASP.NET applications.
CSS StyleSheet Tutorials and References
Here are some excellent online tutorials and references for learning how to program your web pages using CSS and Stylesheets. This was the major new feature of HTML 4 and makes developing and maintaining web sites easier. I hope you enjoy these.
Many Excellent CSS Tutorials from Sitepoint.com:
Stylesheets (CSS) Tutorial:
Chapter 14: Style Sheets
Free chapter from the book, Creating Cool HTML 4 Web Pages
CSS Basics:18 Lessons:
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the basics of CSS
Chaper 1: HTML and CSS
Free chapter from the book, Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide
CSS Online References:
Many more online learning references and tutorials
HTML 4 Guide - 10 Tutorial Chapters
- Chapter 1 Your 1st web page:
- Chapter 2 Formatting text:
- Chapter 3 Images:
- Chapter 4 Links:
- Chapter 5 Lists:
- Chapter 6 Tables:
- Chapter 7 Frames:
- Chapter 8 Forms:
- Chapter 9 Sounds:
- Chapter 10 Styles:
- Special Symbols:
- Colors in Hex:
- Tag Glossary:
Glossary of Internet Terms:
PHP Training Through Examples:
This free online PHP course consists of 6 Lessons, each containing seveal chapters. If you have any questions about your lesson, click the discussion link. To test your mastery of the lesson material, click on quizzes. Finally, if you want to experience a practical application of the knowledge you gained from your lesson, click the assignments link.
Lesson 01 - PHP Introduction and Overview:
Lesson 02 - Counters, Bulletins, Forms, Arrays:
Lesson 03 - Games, Email, REGEX, Cookies:
Lesson 04 - Includes, Polls, Web Security:
Lesson 05 - Objects, HTAccess, Searching:
Lesson 06 - Advanced Topics:
5 Free Chapters from Web Design: The Complete Reference:
Here are 5 free chapters from the book, Web Design: The Complete Reference, that are available for your online reading. They include online examples and demonstrations that teach you various topics discussed in the book. This is the book's second edition and is fully revised.
What is Web Design?:
Evaluating Web Sites:
Site Evaluation Form:
Examples and Demonstrations:
HTML Reference Book Chapters and More
The book, HTML Reference, offers several free chapters online, a good HTML Reference section, and several HTML coding examples. My blog post containing the descriptions and links for these is here: HTML-Reference-Book-Chapters-and-More
Dynamic Effects: Rollovers, Positioning, and Animation:
Search for Information About Objects by Type: Browser Objects, Built-in Objects, and Document Objects.
Free Web Design Skills Training Course:
Mercury.tvu.ac.uk offers this Web Design SKills course online. It is very comprehensive and covers many of the critical aspects of designing and building a web site.
Free Application Development for the Web Course:
5) The Best New Free Windows, Linux, Hardware and General Computer Training Sites
Learn how to use Microsoft Windows with these free tutorials.
Tutorial: Windows XP 201: Digital Experiences in the Classroom
In this tutorial you will learn to simplify the use and organization of digital media. You will discover the enhanced hard copy output options for digital images. You will also learn to produce your own digital content for in or out of the classroom and help use media to speak to individual learning needs.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Tutorials:
Learn more about Windows 2000 with 2 slide tutorials and data files to use as practice.
Internet Explorer 6 Step by Step Tutorials:
Following are step by step tutorials on adjusting accessibility options in Internet Explorer 6. Instructions are provided for both mouse and keyboard implementation.
Step by Step Accessibility Tutorials for Microsoft Windows and Office:
These Step by Step Tutorials introduce you to some of the most commonly used accessibility features of Windows and MS Office. The instructions show you how to use the mouse or keyboard to navigate, select options, and change settings. This information is presented in a side by side format so that you can see at a glance how to use the mouse, the keyboard, or a combination of both.
6) Software, Office and Computer Sites and Downloads Worth Mentioning
Publications for Excel 2002 (XP):
Excel 2002 Update: Additional Help Files:
This downloadable file contains the most current Microsoft Excel 2002 Help files and replaces the existing ones. Size: 241 KB
Excel 2002 Add-in: Expanded Help File:
Excel 2002 online Help with pre-expanded content for screen readers. Size: 7127 KB
Samples & Tutorials for Excel 2002 (XP):
Excel 2002 Sample: Data Validation:
This download contains the sample workbook that accompanies the article Excel 2002: Overview and Samples of Data Validation. Size: 97 KB
Excel 2002 Sample: PivotTable Reports:
This download contains sample workbooks for the article: Excel 2002: 25 Easy PivotTable Reports. These companion workbooks contain four PivotChart reports that show you how to present Excel information graphically. Size: 282 KB
Excel 2002 Sample: On-screen, Printed, and Web Forms:
Download the Excel sample workbook that includes several examples of forms, including forms designed for printing, online use, and Web pages. For each form, detailed instructions explain how to set up the Excel features that were used to create it. Size: 117 KB
Updates for Excel 2002:
Updates bring you to the highest levels of performance and security available for Excel 2002. Microsoft recommends that you use the Office Update tool on this site to install updates.
Access 2002 (XP) Add-in: XML Spreadsheet:
This add-in provides an easy way for you to format your Microsoft Access 2002 data to be recognized and used by Microsoft Excel or any application that recognizes the XML spreadsheet format. Size: 163 KB
Publications for Access 2002 (XP):
Access 2002 Sample File: Design Databases with Forms and Excel:
Learn how to use Excel to create prototypes of your Access databases with this sample spreadsheet. Size: 83 KB
Access 2002: Create Dynamic Reports in Access Sample Files:
Sample files for use with the article Create Dynamic Reports in Access Using Linked Tables. Size: 87 KB
Access 2002 Update: Additional Help Files:
This downloadable file contains the most current Microsoft Access 2002 Help files and replaces the existing ones. Size: 281 KB
Samples & Tutorials for Access 2002 (XP):
Access 2003/2002/2000 Sample: Summing in reports sample database:
The Summing in reports sample database provides example reports that demonstrate creating group sums, report sums, page sums, running sums, and how to number the rows in your report. Use this file in conjunction with the Get it done with Access: Summing in reports column on Office Online. Size: 247 KB
Access 2003/2002 Sample: Using Parameters with Queries and Reports Sample Database:
This sample database provides example forms, queries and reports that demonstrate using query parameters, as well as using a custom form to supply parameters to a query or report. Size: 233 KB
Updates for Access 2002 (XP):
Updates bring you to the highest levels of performance and security available for Access 2002. Microsoft recommends that you use the Office Update tool on this site to install updates.
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.
November 2005 Question:
Without access to Adobe Acrobat Writer, what is a good method or way to create PDF documents?
Microsoft will build into its upcoming Office 12 desktop suite a "save to PDF" capability, according to Office program manager Brian Jones. He posted on his blog that Microsoft will add native support for PDF in Word 12, Excel 12, PowerPoint 12, Access 12, Publisher 12, OneNote 12, Visio 12 and InfoPath 12. Microsoft's Office 12 is due to ship in the latter half of 2006. However, if you cannot wait another year to be able to create PDF documents with an office suite, you can go to OpenOffice.org (http://download.openoffice.org/2.0.0/index.html) and download their latest version for Free, with which you can create PDF documents to your heart's content.
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