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In This Issue:

1)... Editor's Greeting

2)... Best New Free Microsoft Office Training & Tutorial Sites

3)... New Free Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver & FrontPage Training

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 second edition of this newsletter!

This is our second 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.

This issue describes a total of 19 Software and Computer training, learning and tutorial web sites, with a total of 69 tutorial courses linked. 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.

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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.


Free Microsoft Office Interactive Video Lessons: 
http://www.ustudy.org/training/microsoftofficeflash/index.html

Learn to use Microsoft Office with Free interactive lessons by Ustudy.org, here they are:

Video 1: Starting a Microsoft Office Program (897 Kb): 
http://www.ustudy.org/training/microsoftofficeflash/task1.html

Video 2: Selecting Menu Commands (463 Kb): 
http://www.ustudy.org/training/microsoftofficeflash/task2.html

Video 3: Using Toolbars (0.98 Mb):
http://www.ustudy.org/training/microsoftofficeflash/task3.html

Video 4: Using Shortcut Menus (318 Kb): 
http://www.ustudy.org/training/microsoftofficeflash/task4.html

Video 5: Getting Help (565 Kb):
http://www.ustudy.org/training/microsoftofficeflash/task5.swf

Video 6: Switching between open programs (875 Kb): 
http://www.ustudy.org/training/microsoftofficeflash/task6.html

Video 7: Exiting a program (342 Kb):
http://www.ustudy.org/training/microsoftofficeflash/task7.html

 


Microsoft Office Quick References from Byu.edu:

Word 2000 Quick Reference:
http://it.byu.edu/docs/Qref/word.pdf

Excel 2000 Quick Reference:
http://it.byu.edu/docs/Qref/excel.pdf

Outlook 2000 Quick Reference:
http://it.byu.edu/docs/Qref/outlook.pdf

PowerPoint 2000 Quick Reference:
http://it.byu.edu/docs/Qref/ppoint.pdf

 


MS Office Tutorials by Tutorialbox.com:

Word Tutorial:
http://www.tutorialbox.com/tutors/off2000/word/index.html

Excel Tutorial:
http://www.tutorialbox.com/tutors/off2000/excel/index.html

PowerPoint Tutorial:
http://www.tutorialbox.com/tutors/off2000/ppt/index.html

Access Tutorial:
http://www.tutorialbox.com/tutors/off2000/access/index.html

 


Office 2000 Tutorials from Microsoft:

Creating Online Presentations with PowerPoint: 
http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=PptTutorial
 
Learn how to easily create a presentation with PowerPoint and add graphics and Excel files to your slides to make them visually and content rich.

Analyzing Data with Microsoft Excel:
http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=ExcelTutorial  
Learn how to:
- Gather real-world data from different sources, including text files, databases, and the Web 
- Use PivotTables and PivotCharts to ask questions of complex data 
- Save your analysis as an interactive Web page

Analyzing Data Using Access:
http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=AccessTutorial  
Learn how to:
- Create a database to store and analyze your data 
- Use queries to organize and simplify large quantities of data
- Format and customize data for printing by using reports 
- Create Web pages to display the contents of your queries and reports

Collaborating with Others Using Outlook and Exchange:
http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=OutlookExchTutorial  
Learn how to:
- Improve communication and organization by using the features of Microsoft Outlook 
- Use public folders to share information efficiently 
- Use e-mail effectively to communicate with colleagues and students 
- Use the Outlook Calendar to better organize your time

Managing Your Time Using Outlook:
http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=OutlookTutorial  
Learn how to:
- Use Outlook Today for an always current, at-a-glance view of your day 
- Schedule meetings for times when attendees are available using Plan a Meeting 
- Stay on top of your "to do" list by creating and assigning tasks 
- Flag a message and set a date for follow up 
- Use the Journal to keep track of your work day

Word and the Writing Process:
http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=WordTutorial  
Learn how to:
- Begin a new writing project with Microsoft Word 
- Use the document map and outline view to help you organize your work into logical sections 
- Use Word as a powerful, collaborative, process-oriented writing tool 
- Save your document as a Web page and use a Web for discussions to develop the topic 
- Add comments to a document, keep track of changes, and save evolving versions of your work

 




 

3) The Best New Free Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and FrontPage Training Sites


FrontPage, Dreamweaver and Photoshop Tutorials by Tutorialbox.com:

FrontPage Tutorial:
http://www.tutorialbox.com/tutors/off2000/frontpage/index.html

Dreamweaver Tutorial (15 pages):
http://www.tutorialbox.com/tutors/dreamw.pdf

Photoshop Tutorial:
http://www.tutorialbox.com/tutors/photoshop/PhotoTut.HTML

 


Training Presentations:
http://www.cit.cornell.edu/atc/materials/FLEX/presentations/presentations.shtml

Download and expand the course files before proceeding, then download and print the handouts. Here are the training materials:

Web Authoring with Macromedia Dreamweaver:
http://www.cit.cornell.edu/atc/materials/FLEX/dreamweaver/dw.shtml

Site Management with Dreamweaver:
http://www.cit.cornell.edu/atc/materials/FLEX/sitemgtdw/

Beyond Basic Page Elements with Dreamweaver:
http://www.cit.cornell.edu/atc/materials/FLEX/advdw/

Editing Images with Adobe Photoshop:
http://www.cit.cornell.edu/atc/materials/FLEX/photoshop/ps.shtml

Intermediate Photoshop Techniques:
http://www.cit.cornell.edu/atc/materials/FLEX/intps/index.shtml

Adobe PDF for Electronic Publishing:
http://www.cit.cornell.edu/atc/materials/FLEX/pdf/

 


As Simple As Photoshop: Animated Adobe Photoshop Tutorials: 
http://digicollage.com/asap/

These two help-books of the ASAP series are offered to you absolutely free.

The Concepts shows you around Photoshop and covers PS interface and general work principles:
http://digicollage.com/asap/2/download.php?title=Concepts

All The Tools is a comprehensive Photoshop Toolbox reference, showing you the purpose and work principle of any Photoshop tool:
http://digicollage.com/asap/2/download.php?title=Tools

 


Todd's Dreamweaver MX Tutorial for Smarties:

Beginner Version:
http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/roadmap/Dreamweaver/tutorial1.htm

Intermediate Version:
http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/roadmap/Dreamweaver/tutorial2.htm

 


Using Flash 5:
http://www.cs.tcd.ie/courses/mscmm/2001/int_auth/using_flash_5.pdf

This is a great 380 page guide on how to use Flash.

 


Flash 5 Visual QuickStart Guide Readings:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/lecture.html

This page has the following training material for Flash 5:

Flash Editing Environment, Creating Simple Graphics: 
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/flash1.html

Modifying Simple Graphics, Complex Graphics On A Single Layer:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/flash2.html

Graphics On Multiple Layers, Saving & Reusing Graphic Elements, and Using Non-Flash Graphics:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/flash3.html

Frame-By-Frame Animations, Animation With Motion Tweening, and Animation With Shape Tweening:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/flash4.html

More Complex Animation Tasks, Interactivity With Simple Frame Actions:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/flash5.html

Interactivity With Objects, Introducing Complex Interactivity:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/flash6.html

Adding Sound To Your Movies:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/flash7.html

Delivering Movies To Your Audience:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/flash8.html

Digital Audio for Multimedia Projects: 
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/audio.html

Flash Dragables:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/dragnotes.html

Create a scrolling text box in Flash: 
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/scroller.html

 




4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites


Web Site Development Lectures:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/lecture.html

This page has the following training material for HTML and Web Design:

Basic HTML tags:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/tags.html

Optimizing Web Graphics:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/graphics.html

Web Alignment Techniques & Horizontal Rules: 
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/align.html

Using HTML Tables for Web Page Layout: 
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/tables.html

Frame-based Layouts:
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/frames.html

Creating Ordered/Unordered Lists & Named Anchors: 
http://art.sdsu.edu/courses/stringfellow/art444/lists.html

 


MSC Multimedia Systems Online Course:
http://www.cs.tcd.ie/courses/mscmm/2002/lectures.htm http://www.cs.tcd.ie/courses/mscmm/2001/lectures2001.htm http://www.cs.tcd.ie/courses/mscmm/2000/lecturenotes.htm

These are excellent lecture notes and guides for Interactive Authoring, HTML, Video Capture, Image Processing, Director, Flash, and Midi. (Powerpoint format).

 




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


The Expert Guide to Microsoft Windows XP: 
http://www.microsoft.com/reader/includes/ExpertGuidetoMicrosoftWindowsXP.lit

This is a Free eBook teaching you all about Windows XP. You'll need Microsoft Reader to access it: http://www.microsoft.com/reader/default.asp

 


Basic Windows Tutorials:
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/windows/ http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/windowsxp/

These free tutorials will help you understand aspects of Windows that are often overlooked in many learning materials. They are designed to be informative and practical, explaining what things do, and how you do them.

Microsoft Windows 98 (57 tutorials):
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/viewlets/windows98/

What Is Windows?:
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/windows/whatis.shtml

Windows Folders and Directories:
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/directory/

How to Find Files on your computer:
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/findfiles/

Install an Operating System (Windows): 
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/buildpc/

List of Windows Keyboard Shortcuts:
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/winshortcuts/

Bytes and Kilobytes: Understanding File Sizes: 
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/windows/filesize1.shtml

How to Back Up your Hard Drive:
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/windows/backup1.shtml

Keyboard Functions in Windows:
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/windows/keyboard1.shtml

Using Character Map:
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/quick/charmap/index.html

Windows Registry Tips and Tricks:
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/registry/

Introduction to the Windows XP Interface & Desktop: 
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/windowsxp/desktop.html

What are the Information Bubbles that Popup Occasionally?: 
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/windowsxp/desktop.html

Windows XP Automatic Updates:
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/windowsxp/autoupdates.html

Make Windows XP Look Like Windows ME or Windows 2000:
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/windowsxp/w2k.html

 


Getting Started with Linux:
http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/toc.html

If you're new to Linux and want to find out how to use the fastest growing operating system today, all you have to do is follow these lessons and you'll be using Linux efficiently in no time. Getting Started with Linux is designed as a self-study course.

 


Computer Basics:
http://www.multcolib.org/seniors/seniors/tutorials/basics/

Learn about the parts that make up a computer, what software is, how to use the mouse, and some simple terms.

 


Internet Basics:
http://www.multcolib.org/seniors/seniors/tutorials/internet/

Learn what the Internet is, how to sign up for e-mail, and how to search for information on the web.

 




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


rjhExtensions:
http://www.rjhsoftware.com/rjhextensions

This is an excellent free utility program that adds eight handy commands to the pop-up menu whenever you right-click a file or folder in Windows. The available commands are: Print directory list; Save directory list; Encrypt and Decrypt files; Shred files to erase them completely; Duplicate a file; Copy a file's path to the clipboard; Open a DOS window in the currently selected folder; and Rename batches of files.

 


Webshots:
http://www.webshots.com/

From this site you can download an application that controls your wallpaper and loads a screen saver which shows a slide show of all your webshots wallpaper collection. The wallpaper can be configured to show a calendar in the upper right hand corner of the screen. You receive six wallpapers with the application, but you can add more from their collections in many categories from Renaissance art to Mountains to Sport Heroes to Cats. There are also thousands of user posted wallpapers in webshot format.

 




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 2003 Question: What resources does Microsoft provide for learning and getting help with Microsoft Office?

Answer: Here are some of the best support and help sites that Microsoft offers for Office:

Office 2000 Suite Support Center:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/default.asp?SD=SO&PR=ofw2k

Office XP Suite Support Center:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?ID=FH;EN-US;offxp

Microsoft Office Newsgroups to ask questions and get answers: http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?icp=prod_office

Updates/Addins/Tips/How-to/Downloads:
http://office.microsoft.com

MS Graphics and Clipart:
http://dgl.microsoft.com

I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com

 




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