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4)... Best New Free Web Development Training Sites
5)... Best New Free Windows, Linux, Hardware & Computer Training
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This is the March 2006 issue (#23) 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.
8 Free Ebooks for Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Office 2003
This site hosts the following 8 free ebooks covering Microsoft Word, Excel, Excel VBA, Access, FrontPage, Office Web Components, and Office 2003. Also included here are ebooks on OpenOffice.org and Quickbooks 2006. These are in .rar format, which needs to be uncompressed after downloaded. (www.7-zip.org can be used to uncompress .rar files.)
- Excel 2002 Formulas
- Excel Programming Weekend Crash Course May 2004
- Excel VBA Macro Programming
- Teach Yourself MS Office Word 2003 In 24 Hours
- Teach Yourself Microsoft Office Access 2003 in 24 Hours
- Absolute Beginner's Guide To Microsoft Office Access 2003
- Frontpage 2003
- Programming MS Office 2000 Web Components
- Microsoft Office 2003 All in One
Software Learning Guides for Microsoft Word, Excel,
and PowerPoint from Penn State Erie College
Penn State Erie College offers these free how-to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Learning Guides in pdf format.
Word 2003: Word Basics free how-to Software Learning Guide
from Penn State Erie College (27 pages, pdf)
Word XP/2002 Basics free how-to Software Learning Guide
from Penn State Erie College (27 pages, pdf)
Mail Merge Using Word XP free how-to Software Learning Guide
from Penn State Erie College (34 pages, pdf)
Create Word 2000 Forms free how-to Software Learning Guide
from Penn State Erie College (18 pages, pdf)
Create Word 2000 Tables free how-to Software Learning Guide
from Penn State Erie College (21 pages, pdf)
Excel XP/2003 Basics free how-to Software Learning Guide
from Penn State Erie College (8 pages, pdf)
Creating an Excel Worksheet Exercise free how-to Software Learning Guide
from Penn State Erie College (7 pages, pdf)
Formatting an Excel Worksheet Exercise free how-to Software Learning Guide
from Penn State Erie College (8 pages, pdf)
PowerPoint 2000 Basics free how-to Software Learning Guide
from Penn State Erie College (14 pages)
Office 2000: Helpful Hints and Short-cuts free how-to Software Learning Guide
from Penn State Erie College (22 pages, pdf)
Microsoft Office Course Handouts and Templates
from the Cal Pact Microsoft Office Courses
Here are the Course Handouts and Documentation for the CAL PACT Microsoft Office courses for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.. These materials include course module handouts (left column), and the templates to use for the course modules (right column). The handouts are in pdf format.
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Workshop Tutorials and
User Guides from California Polytechnic State University
Here are Workshop Tutorials and User Guides for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint from California Polytechnic State University. These cover both beginnining and more advanced topics and features of these applications. These tutorials are in pdf and word doc formats.
Microsoft Office 2000 Tutorials from Bay City Public Schools
Bay City Public Schools offer the these excellent Office 2000 tutorials covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher. These can also be used for learning the more recent versions of these applications, as most of the features are the same.
Microsoft Word 2000 Tutorial
Microsoft Excel 2000 Tutorial
Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Tutorial
Microsoft Access 2000 Tutorial
Microsoft Publisher 2000 Tutorial
Microsoft Word Intermediate Users' Guide
For over a year, Microsoft worked closely with some of the leading experts in the legal community to create the Microsoft Word Legal User's Guide. The Guide contained step-by-step instructions to help legal users accomplish the tasks necessary to build robust legal documents in Microsoft Word 97 or Microsoft Word 2000. This Intermediate Users' Guide contains all the text from the original Legal Users' Guide together with additional guides and links to other resources.
Microsoft Word 2000, XP, 2003, 97 Tutorials and Tips
Malektips.com provides tutorials, tips and trickes for several Microsoft Office applications, including these for Word 2000, Word XP, Word 2003, and Word 97.
Microsoft Word 2000 Tutorials and Tips from Malektips.com
Tips and tricks for Microsoft Word 2000 including shortcuts, tweaks, and protecting Word documents.
Microsoft Word 2003 Tutorials and Tip from Malektips.com
Save time using Microsoft Word 2003. Read our helpful topics including keyboard shortcuts, adding a table of contents, customization, and Word 2003 security.
Microsoft Word XP Tutorials and Tips from Malektips.com
Help for Microsoft Word XP including tweaks and adding multimedia.
Microsoft Word Tutorials and Tips from Malektips.com
Help increase your productivity when writing documents with Microsoft Word by following our tips.
Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Access Workshop
Training Handouts from Immaculata University
These are free Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Access workshop training handouts provided by the The Office of Technology Services at Immaculata University. Each tutorial handout includes short, step-by-step lessons ranging from the most basic how-to's to more advanced features and program applications. These are in PDF format. Also included here are 3 Word tutorials and 2 Access tutorials from Microsoft.
Microsoft Excel Workshop Training Handouts
from Immaculata Univeristy
These are free Microsoft Excel training tutorials and workshop handouts provided by the The Office of Technology Services at Immaculata University. Each tutorial includes short, step-by-step lessons ranging from the most basic how-to's to more advanced features and program applications. These are in Adobe PDF format. Also included here are 2 Free Excel Training Tutorials from Microsoft.
Integrating Word and Excel Workshop Training Handout (pdf)
Excel for Students Workshop Training Handout (pdf)
Introduction to Excel Functions Workshop Training Handout (pdf)
Introduction to Graphs Workshop Training Handout (pdf)
Using the Data Analysis Tool Workshop Training Handout (pdf)
2 Free Excel Training Tutorials from Microsoft
Graphs and Spreadsheets Training Tutorial from Microsof
Using the Equation Editor Training Tutorial from Microsoft
Lessons on Effective Presentations
using PowerPoint from FunctionX
FunctionX provides these Microsoft PowerPoint lessons which review and demonstrate different techniques for creating effective presentations using Powerpoint. The lessons are mostly incremental and cumulative. This means that, for example, Lesson 2 assumes that you have reviewed Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 is a prerequisite to Lesson 3.
Microsoft Access Tutorials, Templates,
and Examples from FunctionX
Microsoft Access is the database environment and tool for the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Functionx.com provides tutorial lessons, sample databases, and resources on how to use and develop with MS Access. Also provided are some tutorials covering VBA, which is the programming scripting language that comes with Microsoft Office and Access.
Microsoft Access Tutorials from sfubusiness.ca
sfubusiness.ca hosts the following well designed and written intermediate to advanced Access training tutorials in pdf format.
- Preface - Access Tutorial
- Scenario - Access Tutorial
- Data Modeling - Access Tutorial
- Introduction to - Access
- Tables - Access Tutoria
- Foreign Keys - Access Tutorial
- Relationships - Access Tutorial
- Importing and Linking - Access Tutorial
- ODBC - Access Tutorial
- Basic QBE - Access Tutorial
- Calculated Fields - Access Tutorial
- Basic SQL - Access Tutorial
- Forms - Access Tutorial
- Subforms - Access Tutorial
- Bound Controls - Access Tutorial
- Parameter Queries - Access Tutorial
- Action Queries - Access Tutorial
Tutorials, Articles, Tips and FAQ's for
Microsoft Access from Databasedev.co.uk
Databasedev.co.uk hosts these well written and informative tutorials teaching you how to effectively use Microsoft Access.
Microsoft Office Tutorials from aspira.org
Here are several free training tutorials for Micosoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. These cover the basics and some intermediate features of these applications. These tutorials are provided by the Aspira Community Technology Center.
- Introduction to Word Processing, Microsoft Word Part II - PDF file 93KB
- Using Mail Merge in Word 2000 - PDF file
- Introduction to Word Processing, Microsoft Word Part I - PDF file 103KB
- Spreadsheet Fundamentals, Microsoft Excel - PDF file 185KB
- Demo spreadsheet
- Learning Microsoft Excel (Tutorial & Lesson)
- Introduction to Microsoft Outlook - PDF file 107 KB
- Using Outlook Calendar
- Using Outlook Contacts - PDF file 866 KB
Free Online KeyStone Learning Systems Courses for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
This is KeyStone Learning Systems free course try-out for Excel 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Word 2003 courses. After logging into their course web site, you can select from the courses they have available, which are listed here. After selecting the course, its topics will be listed on the left navigation column. All topics are freely accessible, but for a limited time. When clicking on a topic you may be required to agree to a free license that is good for one day.
Free Online Desktop Courses for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Excel 2000 Level 02 Intermediate Course Topics:
1.0 Changing Worksheet Layout
1.1 Inserting Columns, Rows and Cells
1.2 Deleting Columns, Rows and Cells
1.3 Moving Cells
1.4 Copying Cells
2.0 Additional Formatting
2.1 Formatting Cell Attributes and Alignment
2.3 Numeric Formatting
2.4 Center Text Across Columns
2.5 Hiding & Unhiding Columns & Rows
3.1 Using Print Preview and Page Setup
3.2 Printing Controls
3.3 Using Page Break Preview
4.0 Using Cell References
4.1 Absolute References
4.2 Mixed References
5.0 Tools Options Command
5.1 Show/Hide Gridlines
5.2 Show/Hide Formulas
5.3 Recently Used Files List
5.4 Sheets in New Workbook
5.5 Default Settings
Quizzes 1 ,2, 3, 4, 5
PowerPoint 2003 Level 2 Course Topics:
1.1 Creating Slides for Intermediate Lessons
2.0 Formatting Text Based Content
3.0 Formatting Pictures, Shapes and Graphics
3.1 Clip Art
4.0 Formatting Slides
5.0 Applying Slide Transitions
6.0 Applying Animation Schemes
7.0 Working with Slide Masters
7.1 Slide Masters
8.0 Adding, Editing and Deleting Comments
9.0 Comparing and Merging Presentations
Quizzes for sections 1 through 9
Word 2003 Level 2 Course Topics:
1.0 Managing Documents
1.1 Document Views
1.2 Working with Multiple Documents
1.3 File and Folder Management
2.0 Additional Editing Tools
2.1 Find and Replace
2.2 Sorting Text
2.3 Format Painter
3.0 Page Layout
3.1 Margins and Page Setup
3.2 Page Breaks
4.0 Customizing Word
4.1 Changing Defaults
5.0 Understanding Formatting in Word
5.1 Formatting Choices
5.2 Reveal Formatting Task Pane
6.0 Paragraph Formatting
6.2 Indents and Line Breaks
6.3 Bullets and Numbering
6.4 Borders and Shading
7.0 Document Formatting
7.1 Numbering Pages
7.2 Headers and Footers
8.0 Mail Merge Basics
8.1 Understanding Mail Merge and Form Letters
8.2 Mailing Labels
9.0 Introduction to Graphics
9.1 Inserting Clip Art
9.2 Drawing and Modifying Shapes
Quizzes for sections 1 through 9
Online System Requirements:
- Internet Explorer 5.5 or above (IE6 Recommended)
- Windows Media Player 9 or above (download latest version)
- Windows 2000 or above (Windows XP recommended)
- Broadband Internet Connection (256K download speed or above)
Many Tutorials for Outlook 2003, 2002, 2000 from Microsoft
Here are many tutorials and articles covering the three versions of Microsoft Outlook: 2003, 2002, and 2000. These Oulook tutorials will teach you many of the functions and features of this email, appointment, and calendaring application and help you understand how it works so you can use it efficiently. These are provided by microsoft.com.
Many Tutorials for Visio 2003, 2002, 2000 from Microsoft
Here are many tutorials and articles covering the three versions of Visio: 2003, 2002, and 2000. These Visio tutorials will teach you most of the features of this application and help you understand how this program works so you can use it effectively. These are provided by microsoft.com.
VBA Tutorials, References, and Help
- Back issues of the VBA Tutor Newsletter
You can read through and study these back issues of the 'VBA Tutor Newsletter' (which is no longer distributed), as well as the ' VBA Tutorials' associated with the newsletter. The resources referenced in the newsletters and the tutorials themselves offer techniques, tips, help, demonstrations, and lessons which you can use to become a Word and Excel VBA power user. VBA is an abbreviation for Visual Basic for Applications and is a scripting language to use with Microsoft Office applications to make them more powerful and robust.
3) The Best New Free Training Sites for Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, and other Adobe and Macromedia Applications
10 Freely Available Ebooks for Dreamweaver, Flash, Macromedia Studio,
Adobe Premiere, Digital Photography, and Bryce
Here are 10 freely available ebooks covering several software applications such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Macromedia Studio 8, Adobe Premiere, Digital Photography, 3D, and Bryce. Most of these are compressed in .rar format, you can use 7-Zip to uncompress them, available here.
- Creating a Web Page in Dreamweaver 8 Visual Quick Project Guide
- Macromedia Flash 8 for Windows and Macintosh Visual QuickStart Guide
- Flash Hacks 2004
- Special Edition Using Macromedia Studio 8
- Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0
- Classroom in a Book A Short Course in Digital Photography
- Digital Photography Hacks
- Advanced 3D Photorealism Techniques
- Bryce 5 Manual
- Lightwave 3D Character Animation
Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop Tutorials from Teamphotoshop
Teamphotoshop.com offers several good tutorials to help you learn Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Here are the links for most of them.
Dreamweaver. Flash, Photoshop Workshop Tutorials and
User Guides from California Polytechnic State University
This blog post of ours contains workshop tutorials and user guides for Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, and Acrobat from California Polytechnic State University. These cover both beginnining and more advanced topics and features of these applications. These tutorials are in pdf format.
Flash MX Tutorials and Articles from Ultrashock.com
Ultrashock.com hosts some great Flash MX tutorials and articles that will teach and show you how to use Flash MX to create some great and compelling Flash graphics, animations and user interactions. I hope enjoy their Flash MX Tutorials and Articles.
Flash Tutorial from tizag.com
In Flash you can create unique text, animations, movies, web applications, games and more. Although flash is somewhat more complex than traditional web development technologies like HTML and CSS, this tutorial will give you the basics you need to immediately get started with designing your own flash projects.
This Flash tutorial, from tizag.com, was written using Macromedia Flash 8, but if you have an earlier version of Flash you should still be able to follow along the tutorial without a problem.
Free Flash 8 Training and Tutorials from
Macromedia Flash Developer Center
Here are the best free tutorials, training modules, and articles from the Macromedia Flah Developer Center. These Flash 8 tutorials cover and teach you the features and functionality that you will use to fully make use of this important web animation and multimedia development application.
High Quality Photoshop Tutorials from absolutecross.com
Adobe Photoshop is considered by many web developers and graphic designers to be best software application for creating and editing 2D graphics and photographs. With practice and a bit of imagination, there's no limit to the imagery you can create with Photoshop. The skills and techniques these high quality Photoshop tutorials teach will provide you a strong foundation of how Photoshop works and what its features and nuances are. You can learn techniques Photoshop experts use to create killer designs and layouts. Areas covered are: Tools and Basics, Text Effects, Interfaces / Layouts, Special Effects, Colorizing Photos, and Textures.
Photoshop Tutorials from Mike's Sketch Pad
Mike's Sketch Pad offers many free Adobe Photoshop tutorials, tips and techniques. These tutorials will show you how to use Photoshop layers, channels, textures, clipping paths, text effects and drop shadows plus other undocumented tips and techniques. Photoshop is the industry standard image editing program. Photoshop is capable of so much and yet it does it all so well. Whether you prepare images for print media or the Internet, Photoshop should be included in your tool chest of graphics applications. Use these Photoshop tutorials to increase your skills.
Free Instructional Guides for FrontPage and
Dreamweaver from Penn State Erie College
The following are several well written and comprehensive free training guides for FrontPage and Dreamweaver. These are provided by Penn State Erie College.
These 3 Front Page guides cover how to use the basic features of FrontPage in a step-by-step instructional method.
- FrontPage 2003 Basics Instructional Guide (pdf, 31 pages)
- FrontPage XP/2002 Basics Instructional Guide (pdf,30 pages)
- FrontPage 2000 Basics Instructional Guide (pdf, 27 pages)
Here are 2 Dreamweaver Guides to help you learn this web development application:
- Dreamweaver 8 Guide: Configuration and Site Definition (pdf, 24 pages)
- Dreamweaver 8 at a Glance Guide (pdf, 24 pages):
Dreamweaver MX Tutorial: from siteownersdesign.com
Dreamweaver MX is an excellent, dynamic HTML editor that lets you create and develop web sites in a graphical user interface mode. With the help of this HTML Editor you can create powerful web sites that have animations, graphics, and complex scripting. You can create web sites linked with databases and more. Dreamweaver gives you the power of adding components such as Flash animated buttons, Mouse rollover scripts, Navigation bar with menu’s, etc. MX technology is the new state of the art technology devised by Macromedia (now part of Adobe) that integrates, client, tool and server technologies together in order to give your website an extra edge over others. This Dreamweaver MX tutorial gives you an excellent introduction to many of the important features of this tool.
FrontPage 2002 Tutorials hosted by Dakota State University
Here are several FrontPage 2002 tutorials hosted by Dakota State University. These are illustrated with screen shots to show you how to use many of the features and functions of FrontPage, which is a graphical GUI tool you can use to create web pages and sites. It is a part of Microsoft Office.
- Before you begin...Common Design Errors using FrontPage 2002
- Beginning Student Workshop for FrontPage 2002 (Word Document)
- Advanced Student Workshop for FrontPage 2002 (Word Document)
- Beginning Faculty/Staff Workshop for FrontPage 2002 (Word Document)
- Advanced Faculty/Staff Workshop for FrontPage 2002 (Word Document)
FrontPage 2002 and 2003 Articles and Tutorials from Microsoft
Here are many articles and training tutorials (from Microsoft) for Microsoft FrontPage 2002 and FrontPage 2003. These will help you learn how to use this graphical web page development tool, constructing compelling and interactive web sites.
FrontPage 2003 Articles and Tutorials from Microsoft
FrontPage 2002 Articles and Tutorials from Microsoft
Illustrator Tutorials from Designsbymark.com
Designsbymark.com offers the following 7 Illustrator tutorials (pdf format) to help you learn the features and functions of this vector drawing and graphics editing application from Adobe. With Illustrator you can convert bitmaps to vector artwork and paint with intelligent palettes. It also provides close integration with other Adobe software allowing the creation of graphics for print, video, the web, and mobile devices.
4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites
15 Freely Available Ebooks for Web Development, Hosting, MySQL,
Linux, HTML, PHP, Apache, Security, and ASP.Net
Here are 15 freely available ebooks covering various web development, hosting, and infrastructure subjects, including HTML, ASP.Net (ASPdotNet), E-Commerce, Apache Web Server, PHP, MySQL, Linux, Network Security, and TCP-IP. Many of these are compressed in .rar and .zip formats, you can use 7-Zip to uncompress them, available here: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
- Learn HTML 4 In a Weekend
- ASP.NET 2.0 Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Starter Kit Electronic Commerce - 4th Edition
- Creating Commercial Websites
- Apache Server 2 Bible
- Beginning PHP
- MySQL Web Development PHP and MySQL for Dummies, 2nd Edition
- Setting Up LAMP: Getting Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP Working Together
- Computer, Network & Internet Security
- Firewalls For Dummies Second Edition
- Halting The Hacker A Practical Guide To Computer Security
- Network Security Bible
- Active Defense - A Comprehensive Guide to Network Security
- Web Hacking Attacks And Defense
- Teach Yourself TCP-IP in 24 Hours
HTML and CSS Tutorials from southerntwilight.com
Southern Twilight Design offers this well written tutorials showing you how to and design and develop your web sites using HTML and CSS.
- Complete HTML Tag Listing with Code examples and instructions on use
- CSS Tags, Basics and Tutorials for custom scrollbars, lists, borders, margins, positioning and cursors
- ASCII Special Characters
- Server Side Includes (SSI) with Examples
- Free Polls, Message Boards, Guestbooks, Counters, Etc
- How to Make and Publish a Web Page
Web Design Course Handouts, Templates and Documentation
for the CAL PACT Web Design courses
Here are the Course Handouts and Documentation for the CAL PACT Web Design courses. These materials includes course module handouts and the templates to use for the course modules. The handouts are in pdf format.
Tutorials for Cascading Style Sheets from
the Web Developer's Virtual Library
Web Developer's Virtual Library offers these Tutorials covering Style Sheets, or Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). These allow the web site author to control the rendering of fonts, colors, margins, typefaces, and other aspects of style in web pages. Using Style Sheets, or CSS, visual design aspects of web pages and sites, such as page layout, can be implemented apart from the logical structure of the web site.
Web Development Tutorials from from wise-women.org
Here are Web Development Tutorials to help you get your web work done, from wise-women.org. These tutorials cover several areas of web site design, development and programming, including accessibility, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Ultradev, Livemotion, optimizing gif graphic files, website promotion, and CGI form scripts.
Visibone Webmaster's Color Lab
This is the Visibone Color Lab, a 216-color Webmaster palette which will help you select the most optimum colors for the theme of your web site. Discover the colors you need and like, then learn their hex, rgb, and cmyk values, along with views of how contrasting and complementary colors appear side by side.
18 Free Web Development Books
Tizag's HTML Tutorial and Web Site Design Articles
Here is a great HTML tutorial for learning how to code and develop web pages using HTML. Here you will learn the basics of the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), so that you can make your own web pages and feel comfortable using this text mark-up language. Creating an HTML document is easy. To begin coding HTML you need only two things: a simple text editor and the dedication to follow this tutorial. Also included here are their web site design tutorial articles.
Teach Yourself Perl 5 in 21 Days:
Special Edition Using CGI:
Apache Server Survival Guide:
5) The Best New Free Windows, Linux, Hardware and General Computer Training Sites
2 Windows Tutorials:
Introduction to Windows XP from Calpact.Berkeley.edu
Windows XP Keyboard Shortcuts from Calpact.Berkeley.edu
Computer Basics from bcschools.net
Areas covered by these tutorials include the following:
- Learn the keywords associated with your computer
- Turning On Your Computer
- Shutting Down Computer
- Restarting The Computer
- Using Your Mouse
- Using Your Network Drive
- Finding files on your computer
- Locating Your Most Recent Files
- Moving To/Copying From Floppy Drive to Computer
- Renaming a File or Folder
Operating Systems Tutorials from service.dell.com
- Windows XP Tutorials
- Windows 2000 Tutorials
- Windows NT Tutorials
- Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition 2005 Tutorials
- Linux Tutorials
6) Software, Office and Computer Sites and Downloads Worth Mentioning
Free Productivity Utilities from gljakal.com
The following are four totally free utility programs offered by gljakal.com.
gljakal's To Do
Gljakal's to do is a simple yet powerful program that helps you keep track of the things you have to do. This little program has lots of features that can be used with great profit in a matter of minutes.
This is a simple, beautiful and useful clock for your desktop. It remembers your appointments, has an option to display on top of all windows, has the ability to change the background picture, and is configurable to four pre-defined sizes.
Simply choose the drive and directory where your downloaded font files are located. They will appear on the right, with their file names. Then preview a selected font in the bottom window, and if you like it, press the "install" button to install it.
Break a large file into a set of smaller files. It can be useful if you have to send a big file via email and the destination account has a limited space in MB.
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.
March 2006 Question of the Month:
Could you please list some good tutorial and article resources for learning Microsoft Office Automation and VBA scripting?
The Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) provide servers that you can use to manipulate Office documents from Visual Basic or Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code. For example, you could write a Visual Basic program that opens Excel, initializes a series of cells, and uses the cells to display a chart. For another example, you could write a VBA macro in PowerPoint that opens a Word document and copies its headings into PowerPoint slides.
Here are the best learning resources I have found for learning Office Automation technologies:
This is a search on msdn.microsoft.com for "Office Automation" containing results that links to many good tutorials and articles covering this technology.
Microsoft Office and OLE Automation Documentation Links
This page contains useful links to information regarding Office and OLE Automation. Most of the links here are to articles on msdn.microsoft.com.
Automating MS-Office Aplications
This tutorial helps you to automate PowerPoint, with hints to automate other MS-Office applications
Creating an Excel Spreadsheet and Adding Data to It Programmatically
Tutorial: Microsoft Office Automation
VB.Net Office Automation FAQ
I hope this helps you.
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