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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.

 

How to Tutorials and Articles for Office 2003:
http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2488/en-us/?aid=1

Here are 25 articles from Microsoft for learning about Microsoft Office 2003. Some of these are tutorials which will help you use Office 2003 more effectively and efficiently. And some are explanations of things such as how to order a replacement CD, support policy, and a history of Office 2003 updates. Also, here are some good Troubleshooting Articles for Office 2003: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2488/en-us/?aid=3

 



Viewlet Video Tutorials for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Here are viewlet video tutorials for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, hosted by the University of Glasgow. These will help you learn some of the functions and features of these Microsoft Office applications.


Microsoft Word Video Viewlet Tutorials:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/%7Ejwalk001/dwresourcesweb/using_word.html

Microsoft Excel Video Viewlet Tutorials:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/%7Ejwalk001/dwresourcesweb/using_excel.html

Microsoft Poweroint Video Viewlet Tutorials:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/%7Ejwalk001/dwresourcesweb/using_ppt.html

 



Workshop Tutorials and Materials for Excel, PowerPoint, and Access

Mississippi State University offers the some great free training materials, tutorials, and workshops. Here is their content for Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. All of these workshop training handouts are provided in PDF format. In addition to the handouts, the Powerpoint presentations and exercise files used during the workshop are provided.


Microsoft Excel Training Workshops:
http://www.its.msstate.edu/Information/Documentation/excel_workshop.php

Microsoft PowerPoint Training Workshops:
http://www.its.msstate.edu/Information/Documentation/ppt_workshop.php

Microsoft Access Training Workshops:
http://www.its.msstate.edu/Information/Documentation/access_workshop.php

 



16 Video Viewlet Tutorials for Microsoft Word

Here are 16 Microsoft Word video Viewlet Tutorials that will help you learn how to use some of Word's intermediate and advanced features.


Adding Color:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...add_colour_viewlet_swf.html

Inserting Hyperlinks:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...hyperlinks_viewlet_swf.html

Creating a Dynamic Index:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...dynamic_index_viewlet_swf.html

Using Tables:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...using_tables_viewlet_swf.html

Sourcing and Incorporating Graphics:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...graphics_viewlet_swf.html

Adding Pop up Boxes to Graphics:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...screen_tips_viewlet_swf.html

Saving in the Appropriate Format:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...saving_files_viewlet_swf.html

Create a Drag & Drop Exercise:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...drag_drop_viewlet_swf.html

Add Comments:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...adding_comments_viewlet_swf.html

Use the Track Changes Function:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...track_changes.htm

Adding Sound:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...adding_sound_viewlet_swf.html

Create a Multiple Choice Test:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/...drop_down_list.htm


4 More Word Viewlet Tutorials:

Changing Toolbars to 2 Rows
http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/etc/Corder/buttonicons/buttonicons.htm

Adding Dot Leaders:
http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/etc/Corder/DotLeaders/dotleaders.htm

Double Indented Quotations:
http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/etc/Corder/Hangingindent/hangingindent.htm

Vertical Labels in a Table:
http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/etc/Corder/VerttextWord/Verticallabels.htm

 



Excel 2000 Training Tutorials:
http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib7/sbooktoc_ie.htm

This site offers many well written training tutorials that will help you learn how ot use Excel to its fullest extent. Each of these tutorial topics contains several pages of screen shots to help you understand and apply the techiques and application features being demonstrated. Most of these tutorials also apply to Excel XP and Excel 2003.

 



Excel 2003 Tutorials and Free Video Training:
http://www.teacherclick.com/excel2003/index.htm

Teacherclick.com is designed to offer to the educational community completely free and high-quality software tutorials and online courses. Here are their Excel tutorials, including some excellent video training tutorial modules that are well designed and documented. Also included are step by step exercises. This is an exceptional site considering it is completely free.

 



Excel Tips and Tricks and a Great Excel Charting Tutorial:
http://peltiertech.com/Excel/

Here are some excellent Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks from Jon Peltier. The following are sample Excel files with some of the tricks he's learned over the years. This is only about 10% of what He has to post to his website and he says he'll add more later. Also included here is his well written tutorials on Charting in Excel. These will help you learn how to design and contruct charts and graphs using Excel.

 



Free Intermediate Excel Course:
http://www.ed2go.com/courses/nxl3381/

This free online Intermediate Excel course, offered by ed2go.com, will show you how to use several advanced features of Exce, including charting, data filters, goal seeking, pivot tables, the solver, macros, and functions.

 



"How to Use" Outlook Tutorials from Outlook-tips.net:
http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/

This How To section of Outlook-Tips.net offers many step-by-step tutorials that show you how to use many of the features in Outlook. They also explain the reasoning behind some of Outlook's features.

 



Microsoft Access Tutorials:
http://mis.commerce.ubc.ca/courses/comm391/tutorials.html

Here are 5 Microsoft Access tutorials are hosted by the Univeristy of British Columbia.

 



The PowerPoint FAQ - Best Powerpoint Help and Tutorial Site:
http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

This is the best how to and tutorial site on the web for Microsoft Powerpoint. It offers Help, Tips, Techniques, and Tutorials about how to use Powerpoint. It is your PowerPoint information resource where you'll find PowerPoint Help, Hints and How-tos; PowerPoint Answers, Add-Ins and Assists; PowerPoint Tips, Tricks and links to other PowerPoint add-ins, This site is where you want to look if you're seeking PPT resources and PPT sites.

 



PowerPoint Video Tutorials:
http://www.cbtcafe.com/powerpoint/index.html

CBT Cafe is short for "Computer Based Training Cafe" and they offer some of the best produced free web based software training and tutorials on the web today. Their free training includes these following 5 PowerPoint tutorials in QuickTime Video format.






 

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

Flash MX 2004 Tutorials and Free Video Training:
http://www.teacherclick.com/flash2004/index.htm

Teacherclick.com is designed to offer to the educational community completely free and high-quality software tutorials and online courses. Here are their Flash MX 2004 tutorials, including several excellent video training tutorial modules that are well designed and documented. This is an exceptional site considering it is completely free.

 



Free Flash MX Course:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/

This free course offers an introduction to the Macromedia Flash multimedia authoring environment. It incorporates hands-on experience developing streaming web-based multimedia presentations including animation, sound, and graphics with Macromedia's Flash MX application. This content is freely available as an educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners. No instructor or moderator is present. Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate their ability to work with Flash and the primary elements of multimedia such as time, space, sound, motion, navigation, and user interface design. Students will gain a basic understanding of project definition and project management.


Flash MX Lessons:

Lesson 1 - Introduction to Flash MX:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson01.html

Lesson 2 - The Flash Interface:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson02.html

Lesson 3 - The Flash Timeline:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson03.html

Lesson 4 - Shape Tweening:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson04.html

Lesson 5 - Text Effects:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson05.html

Lesson 6 - Symbols and Libraries:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson06.html

Lesson 7 - Labels & Navigation:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson07.html

Lesson 8 - Movie Clips & Scripting Instances:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson08.html

Lesson 9 - Masking:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson09.html

Lesson 10 - Onion-Skinning:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson10.html

Lesson 11 - Sound:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson11.html

Lesson 12 - Optimization & Publication:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/flash/lessons/lesson12.html

 



Free Flasb MX Tutorials and Video Training:
Flasb-MX-Tutorials-and-Free-Video-Training

CBT Cafe is short for "Computer Based Training Cafe" and they offer some of the best produced free web based software training and tutorials on the web today, covering the most popular web design and graphics software programs. Their free training modules include the Flash MX tutorials in HTML, QuickTime Video, and Flash Video training formats in this post.

 



Workshop Handouts for Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, and Premier:
http://www.ncsu.edu/it/education/schedule/downloads.html

This page contains zipped files of class handouts and materials for software workshops, including Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, and Adobe Premier. Some of these files are self-extracting zip files and have an .exe extention. These files decompress without requiring decompressiong applications. Some files are .zip files and require a decompression application such as 7Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/).

 



1911 Photoshop Tutorials:
http://psworkshop.net/psworkshop/

PS Workshop offers categorized links to 1911 Photoshop Tutorials, giving you a great selection to choose from for that exact Photoshop effect or technique you're looking for. Most tutorials are complete with step by step instructions that will give you the know-how and understanding to create some great images for logo designs or web sites.


Basic:
http://psworkshop.net/psworkshop/Category.asp?CatID=1&

Basic tips and shortcuts

Color:
http://psworkshop.net/psworkshop/Category.asp?CatID=2&
Issues dealing with color and color manipulation

Photos and Scanning:
http://psworkshop.net/psworkshop/Category.asp?CatID=3&
Photo editing and Scanning tips

Text:
http://psworkshop.net/psworkshop/Category.asp?CatID=4&
Text effects

FX:
http://psworkshop.net/psworkshop/Category.asp?CatID=5&
Special effects

Textures:
http://psworkshop.net/psworkshop/Category.asp?CatID=6&
Textures and backgrounds

Interface:
http://psworkshop.net/psworkshop/Category.asp?CatID=7&
Interface design

Tools:
http://psworkshop.net/psworkshop/Category.asp?CatID=8&
Learning the Photoshop tools

Miscellaneous:
http://psworkshop.net/psworkshop/Category.asp?CatID=9
Odds and Ends

 



Photoshop Tutorials in Video and PDF Formats

Designsbymark.com offers the following 9 Photoshop video tutorials and 26 pdf formatted Photoshop tutorials for your learning pleasure on this popular graphics and photo editing application from Adobe.


9 Photoshop Video Tutorials:
http://www.designsbymark.com/freetips/ps/psvideos.html

26 Photoshop Tips and Tutorials
http://www.designsbymark.com/freetips/ps/pstips.html

 



Photoshop Elements Tutorials:
Photoshop-Elements-Tutorials

Photoshop Elements is a very powerful program for editing and creating digital images. These Photoshop Elements tutorials, in both html and pdf formats, are offered by classroomhelp.com, and cover many of the features of this graphics and photograph editing application.

 



Free Photoshop Video Training and Tutorials:
Free-Photoshop-Video-Training-and-Tutorials

CBT Cafe offers very well designed and free web based software training and tutorials, covering the most popular web design and graphics software programs. Their free training modules include the following Photoshop Tutorials in html and QuickTime Video training formats.

 



Photoshop Elements for the Web Tutorials:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/photoshop/index.html

Here are some good basic tutorials showing you how to use Photoshop Elements, especially for the web and your web pages. These are offered by the Kent School District, Kent, WA.


Creating Text with Photoshop Elements:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/photoshop/text.html

Creating Buttons:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/photoshop/buttons.html

Photo Editing: Edges and Alterations:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/photoshop/photos.htm

Photoshop Elements Filters Examples:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/photoshop/filters/index.html

Image Effects:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/photoshop/effects/index.htm

The Web Photo Gallery command:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/photoshop/gallery.html

Animation:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/photoshop/animation.htm

Image Maps:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/photoshop/imagemaps.html

 



Free Dreamweaver Tutorials and Video Training:
Free-Dreamweaver-Tutorials-and-Video-Training

CBT Cafe offers very well designed and free web based software training and tutorials, covering the most popular web design and graphics software programs. Their free training modules include the Dreameaver tutorials in html and QuickTime Video training formats in this post.

 



Dreamweaver MX 2004 Tutorials and Free Video Training:
http://www.teacherclick.com/dream2004/index.htm

Here are teacherclick.com's Dreamweaver MX 2004 tutorials, including several excellent video training tutorial modules that are well designed and documented. Teacherclick.com is designed to offer to the educational community completely free and high-quality software tutorials and online courses. This is an exceptional site considering it is completely free.

 



FrontPage 2003 Tutorials:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/frontpage/index.html

Here are some good FrontPage 2003 tutorials showing you how to plan, design, and develop a web site that is interactive and entertaining. These are hosted by the Kent School District, Kent, WA.


Define Audience and Purpose:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/frontpage/1_aud_pur.htm
View models | Discuss guidelines

Plan and Create Pages:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/frontpage/2_plan_create.htm
Brainstorm page titles | Storyboard site | Start a new Website | Create pages

Apply Structure and Theme:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/frontpage/3_struct_theme.htm
Navigation structure | Shared borders | Shared border content (page banners and navigation bars | Themes | Views

Add Basic Elements:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/frontpage/4_basic_elem.htm
Text | Hyperlinks | Graphics (and image formatting) | Tables | Other documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)

Add Advanced Elements:
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/wwwdev/frontpage/5_adv_elem.htm
Fixed backgrounds | Image maps | Page properties (non-themed pages) | Transitions | Thumbnails | Bookmarks | Interactive buttons | Forms | Edit > Replace | QuickTime Movies | Counters | Sounds | Search ability | Calendars

 



Free Books on Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw, Paint Shop Pro, 3DS Max

Here are several free ebooks in pdf format and books in html format. Included here are 2 Photoshop books, 1 Illustrator book, 2 Corel Draw books, 2 Paint Shop Pro books, and 1 3DS Max book.


Adobe Photoshop 5 (9.8M):
http://podgoretsky.pri.ee/ftp/Docs/Image/Adobe%20Photoshop%205.pdf

Teach Yourself PhotoShop In 14 Days:
http://podgoretsky.pri.ee/ftp/Docs/Image/PhotoShop%20In%2014%20Days/

Teach Yourself Illustrator 7 in 24:
http://podgoretsky.pri.ee/ftp/Docs/Image/Illustrator%207%20in%2024%20Hours/

Corel Draw 12 (52.0M):
http://podgoretsky.pri.ee/ftp/Docs/Image/CorelDraw12.pdf

Corel Draw 12 Itself (47.0M):
http://podgoretsky.pri.ee/ftp/Docs/Image/CorelDraw12itself.pdf

Teach Yourself Paint Shop Pro 7 in 24 Hours (44.2M):
http://podgoretsky.pri.ee/ftp/Docs/Image/psp7-24.pdf

Paint Shop Pro 7 Itself:
http://podgoretsky.pri.ee/ftp/Docs/Image/psp7itself.pdf

3DS Max 6 (68.6M):
http://podgoretsky.pri.ee/ftp/Docs/Image/3DSMax6.pdf





4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites
 


Web Design Video Tips and Tutorials:
http://www.designsbymark.com/freetips/webdesign/index.html

Designsbymark.com offers the following excellent 13 video training tutorials for teaching various areas of Web Design. These are in mov format, so you need an application or browser plugin that can play these files, such as Quicktime.

 



Web Page Authoring Course:
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/html/
http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/html/lessons.html

This is a free beginning hands-on introduction course to using Hypertext Mark-Up Language (HTML) to create web pages which can be uploaded and displayed in a browser on the Word Wide Web. Students will study and learn how to use HTML to create web pages with text in various sizes and colors, links to other sites, background color or patterns, graphics, tables and mailto links. Principles of design and color as they apply to screen presentations will be included. Also included are assignments for each lesson.

 



Free Course on Web Development with .NET:
Free-Course-on-Web-Development-with-NET

On my Best New Free Computer IT Training Tutorial Resources blog at intelligentedu.com, I have posted the details for this free course about how to develop web applications and web services with the .NET (dotNet) development platform. It covers the building of web applications and web services using the Microsoft .NET development platform. The student will learn the basics of programming in the C# language, what the .NET Common Language Runtime is and how it works, how to use many of the .NET framework classes, how to use ADO.NET to access relational databases, and how to use ASP.NET to build web applications and services. In addition the student will learn about XML and how it is used in .NET. Most aspects of web applications and services will be covered: architecture, design, coding, data access, etc. The architecture of the .NET development platform will be discussed, as well as practical development issues such as debugging, deployment and security. Design for scalability, performance and availability will be emphasized.

 



Web Workshop: How to Build Dynamic, Interactive Web Sites:
Web-Workshop-How-to-Build-Dynamic-Interactive-Web-Sites

Here are many tutorials and articles showing how to build dynamic and interactive web sites, from msdn.microsoft.com.The following tutorials and articles provide access to training content that was previously found in the Web Workshop.

The Index for the Web Workshop available here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/index/default.asp

 



Free Web Design and Development Books

Here are several free books for web design and development covering HTML, Javascript, Web Programming, Webmaster, Web Animation, Graphics and Web Design, Internet Security, CGI Programming.


Index of /ftp/Docs/Internet:
http://podgoretsky.pri.ee/ftp/Docs/Internet/


Index of /ftp/Docs/JScript
http://podgoretsky.pri.ee/ftp/Docs/JScript/

 



Dynamic HTML Tutorials and Articles:
http://webdesign.about.com/library/weekly/topicsubdhtml.htm

Here are several good tutorials and articles that will teach you how to program web pages and web sites using Dynamic HTML (DHTML). They also show how to use related web programming technologies, sush as JavaScript, and CSS.

 



More Dynamic HTML (DHTML) Tutorials:
http://wdvl.com/Authoring/DHTML/

Web Developers Virual Library offers the following tutorials on DHTML, or Dynamic HTML. DHTML gives web site developers control sto configure and design any page element and to change styles, positioning, and content at any time. It provides a richer, more dynamic experience on web pages, making them more like dynamic applications and less like static content. Dynamic HTML presents richly formatted pages and lets your users interact with the content on those pages without having to download additional content from the server. This means that a page can respond immediately to user actions, such as a mouse click, without having to retrieve an entire new page from the server.

In an Intoduction to Dynamic HTML, 3 main components of Dynamic HTML authoring are demonstrated:
http://wdvl.com/Authoring/DHTML/Intro/

  1. Positioning; precisely placing blocks of content on the page and, if desired, moving these blocks around (strictly speaking, a subset of style modifications).
  2. Style modifications; on-the-fly altering the aesthetics of content on the page.
  3. Event handling; how to relate user events to changes in positioning or other style modifications.


Here are several more tutorials for learning Dynamic HTML (DHTML) at "The Web Developer's Virtual Library":

Tools and Resources:
http://wdvl.com/Authoring/DHTML/Resources.html

Cross Browser DHTML:
http://wdvl.com/Authoring/DHTML/CB/

Beginner's Guide to DHTML:
http://wdvl.com/Quadzilla/DHTML/

DHTML Pop-Up Menus: A Parable of Triumph and Loss (Based on a True Story):
http://wdvl.com/Authoring/DHTML/Menus/


Beyond HTML Goodies:
http://wdvl.com/Authoring/DHTML/Beyond/

Go beyond the basics and learn how the pros add and use dynamic HTML features and advanced JavaScript techniques. This two part excerpt takes a look at Chapter 3: Neat Stuff with Text and Images. From Que Publishing.

 



The XML FAQ: Frequently-Asked Questions on the Extensible Markup Language:
http://xml.silmaril.ie/

This is the list of Frequently-Asked Questions about the Extensible Markup Language (XML). It has answers to most of the common questions people ask about XML. It also provides some information and links for related areas such as HTML, SGML, CGI scripts, PHP, JSP, Java, and databases. The FAQ is intended as a first resource for users, authors, developers, and the interested reader.

The XML FAQ v4.1 (2005-01-01) in a single HTML page:
http://xml.silmaril.ie/faq.html

 



JavaScript Tutorials for Beginners and Programmers:
JavaScript-Tutorials-for-Beginners-and-Programmers

Using JavaScript, even less-experienced developers are able to direct responses from a variety of events, objects, and actions. It provides anyone who can compose HTML with the ability to change images and play different sounds in response to specified events, such as a users' mouse click or screen exit and entry.

The Web Developer's Virtual Library is a resource for web development, including the following JavaScript tutorial. This is aimed primarily at those who have had at least some exposure to another programming language. The tutorial's purpose is to cover and illustrate the syntax and methodology of JavaScript.

Also in this blog post are several excellent Javascript articles and tutorials that will help you learn this important web site authoring language. Most of these tutorials are for those web site designers and developers who are just learning this technology.

 



Web Site Design Tutorials:
Web-Site-Design-Tutorials

Web site design is more than just some text and pretty graphics. It consists of 3 important elements: sensory, conceptual, and reactive. Successful web dessign isn't only what you see, it's also what you think and feel as you navigate a web site. When designing a website, you need to consider the business aspect of the site along with the look and the feel of the site. This is what makes up the design. The following web design tutorials from wdvl.com discuss and demonstrate some of the basic and more advanced principles of web site design. There are articles here that will help you consider the design and usability of the site, as well as the internationalization of your site.

 



Books for Web Developers and Web Designers


Here are some books for Web Developers and Web Designers:

http://www.web-developer-india.com/web/

http://www.goldfish.org/books/...index.html


Perl Books:

http://www.waxor.com/...index.htm

http://www.fiec.espol.edu.ec/servicio/...learn/index.htm

 



35 Free XML Book Chapters:
Free-XML-Book-Chapters

Here are 35 free book chapters covering XML related technologies, and specifically XML Schema, ebXML, SOAP, XSL, XSLT, Xpath, XLinks, XPointers, SAX, VoiceXML, Web Services, XML and the .NET Framework, and MSXM.






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


Windows 2000 Basics:
http://www.evisa.com/e/sbooks/lib8/index.htm

This bookshelf contains tutorials covering the basics of running programs and working with files using Microsoft Windows 2000.

 



Windows XP Tutorials:
http://www.teacherclick.com/winxp/index.htm

Here are the topics covered by these Windows XP tutorials:

  1. New elements in WindowsXP
  2. Basic concepts
  3. The Desktop
  4. Windows Explorer
  5. Searching
  6. Recycle Bin
  7. Configuring the monitor
  8. Configuring the mouse
  9. Adding or deleteing software
  10. Adding new hardware
  11. Configuring the printer
  12. System tools
  13. Scheduled Tasks
  14. Windows Media Player Player
  15. Help from Windows

 



Microsoft Windows Tutorials:
http://www.functionx.com/windows/index.htm

Lesson 1: Introduction to Computers
Lesson 2: Fundamentals of Using a Window
Lesson 3: Fundamentals of Applications
Lesson 4: Windows Menus
Lesson 5: Window Representation
Lesson 6: Anatomy of a Window
Lesson 7: The Internet
Lesson 8: Windows Controls
Lesson 9: Introduction to Text
Lesson 10: Text Navigation
Lesson 11: Text Selection Techniques
Lesson 12: Text Processing
Lesson 13: Text Formatting





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


Outlook Helper:
http://www.outlookhelper.com/

Free Outlook add-in to save images from messages, automatically save incoming file attachments to a folder, show an alert for suspected viruses, and perform common tasks on selected messages, forward to distribution lists and omit the sender, etc.

 



MS Access Databases:
http://www.aadconsulting.com/dbases.html

You can download 20 free ready to run business applications that run on MS Access, including six with source code.






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 2006 Question of the Month: 

How does OpenOffice.org 2.0 compare and stack up to Microsoft Office? Does it have better features in any areas, and does it have less advanced features?


Answer:

Here are some articles are resources that will help you understand the similarities and differences betweeen OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office.

Here is an OpenOffice-Microsoft Office Comparison Guide to help users and organizations view the trade-offs between the office suites:
http://www.wordautomation.com/images/OpenOffice-Microsoft_Office_Comparison_Guide.pdf

OpenOffice 2.0 improved, but complex - Review by Rob Pegoraro at washingtonpost.com:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/12/AR2005111200143.html

OpenOffice good choice, except for presentations - Review by Steven Vaughn-Nichols at eWeek:
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1874157,00.asp

Performance concerns with OpenOffice 2.0 - Review by George Ou at ZDNET:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=120

Good overview of Office 2.0 enhancements - Review by Craig A. Adams at tectonic:
http://www.tectonic.co.za/view.php?id=420

OpenOffice 2.0 Writer handles complex documents well - Review by Bruce Eckel:
http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=133553

OpenDocument Standard - OpenOffice vs Microsoft - Review by Gavin Clark at The Register:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/20/openoffice_versus_microsoftoffice/

OpenOffice.org 2.0 Features:
http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/2.0/

Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office:
http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/07/21/1834257&from=rss

OpenOffice.org--as good as Microsoft Office?:
http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,2899202,00.html

Open Office 2.0 Kicks MS Office Around the Block:
http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/1705

OpenOffice Templates and Forms for Document Production:
http://www.wordautomation.com/openoffice.html

Word Automation provides a free download page of OpenOffice templates here:
http://www.wordautomation.com/openoffice_templates.html.

They have also developed and customized templates for specific uses, including integration with Outlook and other contact/address books:
http://www.wordautomation.com/templates.html

501 Things You Wanted to Know About Switching to OpenOffice.org By Tamar E. Granor:
http://www.hentzenwerke.com/catalog/ooo501.htm

The Tiny Guide to OpenOffice.org:
http://www.hentzenwerke.com/catalog/tinyooo.htm


I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com

 




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