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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

8)... Please Support Our Computer Training Mission

 



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This is the April 2006 issue (#24) 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. 



Illustrated Tutorials for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

The following are illustrated tutorials of how to perform many tasks and functions in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. These are courtesy of the Center for Instructional Materials and Computing at the University of Wisconsin.


Basics of Word 2000 - 2002 Illustrated Tutorial

Basics of Excel 2000 Illustrated Tutorial

Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Illustrated Tutorial

 



User Guides for Word and Excel

Here are 2 well written and informative Microsoft Office user guides, one each for Word and Excel. The Word booklet is aimed for the type of user who is familiar with Word and would like to learn and use some of its more advanced features. It is aimed particularly at those who compile large documents, books, reports, etc. The Excel booklet helps you learn some basics, along with charting, pivot tables, Gantt charts, and using Excel as a database. Two Excel video viewlet tutorials are also included here.


Using Word - 25 page guide in pdf format

Using Excel - 21 page guide in pdf format

Error Bars Viewlet Tutorial

Inserting a Trendline Viewlet Tutorial

 



Tutorials for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Western Carolina University offers these Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint tutorials which will help you learn and become much more familiar with many of features and functions of these applications. They gives concise step-by-step instructions on how to perform these tasks while showing the appropriate screenshots of each application running in both the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.


Microsoft Word Tutorial

Microsoft Excel Tutorial

Microsoft Powerpoint Tutorial

 



Free Training Videos for Microsoft Office Applications

Here are 7 video.google.com searches for free educational and training videos covering the Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Publisher, along with 2 links for free OpenOffice videos. These should give you a good flavor of what kinds of free videos are available at this site and how to search for them.


Free Microsoft Word Training Videos

Free Microsoft Excel Training Videos

Free Microsoft PowerPoint Training Videos

Free Microsoft Outlook Training Videos

Free Microsoft Access Training Videos

Free Microsoft Publisher Training Videos

Free Microsoft Office Training Videos

Free OpenOffice Training Videos

Free Open Office Training Videos

 



Microsoft Office Reference Guide

Informit.com offers reference guides on many areas of software, IT, and application development. The following are the articles in their Microsoft Office Reference Guide. This guide covers Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Publiser, Visio, and OneNote.


Surrealty: An Organic Case Study

Working with Microsoft Word

Accelerating Your Knowledge of Excel

Maintaining a Positive Outlook

"Where Are My Socks?" Accessing Your Important Information

Presenting Professionally with PowerPoint

Posting a Web Site with FrontPage

Publish or Perish

Get Visual with Visio

Tools That Integrate Your Office Applications

Getting Organized with OneNote

 



Microsoft Word Tutorials, Helps, Tips, and Trick

Shauna Kelly, a Microsoft MVP, provides many excellent Microsoft Word online tutorials, helps, tips, tricks, and a FAQ. These have a special emphasis on Word styles, formatting and numbering.

 



Free Quick Reference Cards for Excel and FrontPage

These quick reference cards for Excel and FrontPage supplement traditional hands-on training. Each card outlines the most common tasks, illustrates shortcuts, include screen shots and how-to text on each software application.


Free Excel 2000 Quick Reference Card

Free FrontPage 2002 Quick Reference Card

 



Excel 2002 Training Course

This freely available Excel course focuses on preparing you to take the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Excel 2002 Core exam. It assumes familiarity with Excel 2000 or Excel 2002, and is intended to assist users in reviewing how to use Excel 2002 in developing and creating spreadsheets. In this course, you will review the Excel 2002 features used when working with cells, including entering data into cells, editing cells, moving cells, and creating hyperlinks in a spreadsheet.

For each training module below, a link for text-only training content is listed first, followed by the link for computer based training (CBT) with Graphics, for which the quizzes are not freely available and Internet Explorer is required.


Excel 2002: Working with Cells:

Text-only training
CBT training
In this unit, you will explore the types of data that can be entered into a spreadsheet, as well as ways to select a cell and format its contents.

Excel 2002: Working with Files:
Text-only training
CBT training
In this unit, you will discover how to locate and open a file using different search options. You will also learn how to use Excel to create folders to help you organize your files. Finally, you will use templates to create workbooks.

Excel 2002: Formatting Worksheets:
Text-only training
CBT training
In this unit, you will learn different methods for applying formatting changes to cells, including font changes, borders, patterns, and background color.

Excel 2002: Page Setup and Printing:
Text-only training
CBT training
In this unit, you'll learn how to preview and print worksheets, and you'll learn how to use the print options available to you in the Print dialog box and the Print Preview window. You'll also learn how to preview a worksheet as a Web page before you convert it.

Excel 2002: Worksheets and Workbooks:
Text-only training
CBT training
In this unit, you will learn how to insert and delete rows and columns. You will also learn how to hide and unhide rows and columns. Finally, you will learn how to freeze and unfreeze rows and columns, and split a worksheet.

Excel 2002: Formulas and Functions:
Text-only training
CBT training
In this unit, you will be working with formulas. You will learn how to create a formula by typing and by selecting cell references. You will also learn how to revise formulas.

Excel 2002: Charts and Objects:
Text-only training
CBT training
In this unit, you'll learn two ways to create a chart. You'll learn how to create a default chart quickly. You'll also learn how to create a chart specific to your needs using the Chart Wizard.

 



Excel Training Tutorials in Flash format

Here are execellent, well written, and free video t raining tutorials for Microsoft Excel. These training tutorials many features and functionality of Excel, including basic concepts, pivot tables, charts, advanced functions, building Excel applications, and VBA. These are in Flash format.

 



Tutorials and Help for Microsoft Office Excel 2003

Here are lots of tutorials, articles, and support documents for helping you learn and use Microsoft Excel 2003. These will get you up-to-speed on and using many of the basic and advanced features of this spreadsheet application. These are authored by Microsoft.

 



Access Training Tutorials in Flash format

Here are execellent, well written, and free video t raining tutorials for Microsoft Access. These training tutorials many features and functionality of Access, including beginning concepts, reporting, query tips, forms, and VBA. These are in Flash format.

 



Tutorials and Help for Microsoft Office Access 2003

Here are lots of tutorials, articles, and support documents for helping you learn and use Microsoft Access 2003. These will get you up-to-speed on and using many of the basic and advanced features of this database application. These are authored by Microsoft.

 



Tutorials and Help for Microsoft Office Project 2003

Here are lots of tutorials, articles, and support documents for helping you learn and use Microsoft Project 2003. These will get you up-to-speed on and using many of the basic and advanced features of this project planning application. These are authored by Microsoft.

 



Free O'Reilly Book Chapters for Word, Excel, and Access

Here are 33 free technical and end-user book chapters from O'Reilly for learning how to use Word, Excel, and Access better and more efficiently. Most of these book chapters are in PDF format.

 



Visio Templates and FAQ

Here are some excellent templates for Microsoft Visio, and also Microsoft's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Visio 2003, providing you some useful information about this graphical application that is part of their Office suite of applications. There is also a community of Visio experts where you can ask your Visio related questions and receive answers.


Visio Templates
  - Calendars
  - Diagrams
  - Flowcharts
  - Layouts
  - Maps
  - Organization Charts
  - Sports

Visio 2003 FAQ:

 



Free Microsoft Office Templates

Microsoft offers many free templates for their Office suite of applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, InfoPath, Project, Publisher, Visio, and FrontPage. Here are links to all of the templates for these applications. These will help you create useful and attractive documents using Microsoft Office applications.


Word Templates
Excel Templates
PowerPoint Templates
Access Templates
OneNote Templates
InfoPath Templates
Project Templates
Publisher Templates
Visio Templates
FrontPage Templates

 



Many More Free Microsoft Office Templates

Here are many more free Microsoft Office Templates, provided by Microsoft. These include templates for all of their Office applications in the areas of business, finance, legal, calendars, labels, planners, stationery, career, home, and community. I hope you enjoy these.






 

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


Free Ebooks for Adobe Applications

Here is a Google Groups post that contains several links to freely available ebooks covering most of the Adobe software applications, which are listed below. After clicking on the link for the ebook you want, to access the download link, click on the Free button at the bottom of the rapidshare page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. (You will need to wait 1 hour between large downloads.). To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip.


Google Groups post with Free Ebooks for Adobe Applications

Here are the applications covered by these ebooks:
  - Adobe Acrobat
  - Adobe After Effects
  - Adobe Creative Suite
  - Adobe FrameMaker
  - Adobe GoLive CS2
  - Adobe Illustrator
  - Adobe InDesign
  - Adobe LiveMotion
  - Adobe PageMaker
  - Adobe Photoshop
  - Adobe Premiere
  - Learn Programming with Flash
  - Microsoft Office VBA

 



Video-tutes.com: Free Video Training Tutorials

Video-Tutes.com is a new site that offers a wealth of free video training for Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash 8, Fireworks, at Video-Tutes.com. Here you will find a large range of video tutorials targeted towards all levels of users. Their free video training tutorials range from tool and menu tutorials through to techniques, advanced effects and design concepts. Each tutorial comes with a point by point outline on the preview page and detailed explanations and instructions inside. Each video tutorial is a SWF based streaming movie allowing full motion for ease of use and learning. These video tutorials come with a movie control bar and can be rewound to watch the tutorial as many times as you like. Here are their free Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash 8, Fireworks, video tutorials.


Free Flash 8 Video Tutorials

Free Photoshop Video Tutorials

Free Dreamweaver Video Tutorials

Free Fireworks Video Tutorials

 



Free Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript Training Course

This is a freely available training course covering the material you need to learn and understand how to program and develop Flash applications using Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript.

Audience:
This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to use the ActionScript component of Flash MX.


Text-only Training

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Getting Started

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Directing and Managing Movies

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Using Variables, Properties, and Functions

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Creating Objects and Interactive Elements

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Working with Text, Buttons, and Menus

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Statements, Expressions, and Testing


Computer Based Training with Graphics
(quizzes not freely available, Internet Explorer required)

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Getting Started

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Directing and Managing Movies

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Using Variables, Properties, and Functions

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Creating Objects and Interactive Elements

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Working with Text, Buttons, and Menus

Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: Statements, Expressions, and Testing

 



Flash Reference Guide

This is informit.com's excellent Flash Reference Guide. The following are the articles and tutorials in their Macromedia Flash Reference Guide. This guide mainly covers both curent and previous versions of Flash,.

 



15 Free O'Reilly Book Chapters for Flash

Here are 15 free book chapters from O'Reilly for learning how to use Macromedia Flash better and more efficiently. Most of these book chapters are in PDF format.

 



Photoshop Crash Course

Here is a Photoshop Crash Course, courtesy of www.webmonkey.com, containing six lessons. This course steers you through the Photoshop fundamentals, starting with cropping, changing mode, resizing, and file formats. It also explains and demonstrates the all-important selection tools and filters, and then teaches you typesetting basics (inside: text tool, anti-aliasing, layers, and the rule of 51). Next, this free online Photoshop course demonstrates how to use the Path tool and shows you the ins and outs of merging graphics seamlessly. Then the author shows you how to make your very own NASCAR racer. Then the finer points of cutting stuff out and adding shadows are explained. Also, here is Webmonkey.com's Photoshop 7.0 Overview:

 



Free Photoshop Book

This book, 'Teach Yourself Photoshop in 14 Days', will help you not only become proficient in the basics of Photoshop, but will also make you feel comfortable enough to experiment, test, and develop your own tips, tricks, and skills using Photoshop. This book covers Photoshop 4, however many of the techniques and tips are applicable to later versions of Photoshop. This book will show you everything from the basics of opening files, manipulating selections, and working with layers all the way to creating images for publishing on the World Wide Web. Notes are scattered throughout the chapters. These focus on higher-level techniques, tricks, and information that is not essential but useful. You can use them to supplement your understanding of Photoshop.

Teach Yourself Photoshop in 14 Days

 



Photoshop Reference Guide

Informit.com offers reference guides on several areas of software, IT, and application development. The following are the articles in their Adobe Photoshop Reference Guide. This guide mainly covers Photoshop CS and Photoshop CS2, and there are also articles for previous versions of Photoshop.

 



Free Illustrator Book

This book, 'Teach Yourself Illustrator 7 in 24 Hours', is for anyone who wants to learn Adobe Illustrator. Whether you're an experienced Photoshop user who wants to enjoy the precise illustration benefits of Illustrator, a FreeHand convert, or a beginner, this book is a great way to quickly learn Illustrator.

This book has been carefully organized so that you can systematically progress, learning more and more about Illustrator--whether you do it in a few days, weeks, or even months.

Teach Yourself Illustrator 7 in 24 Hours

 



Free Add-ins, Templates, and FAQ for Microsoft FrontPage

Here are some good free resources for add-ins and learning more about FrontPage, from microsoft.com. Included here are links to the FrontPage Add-in Center, 69 FrontPage Web Templates, FrontPage Themes, and Frequently Asked Questions for FrontPage 2003.


FrontPage Add-in Center
The Add-in Center was designed to provide a place where thousands of developers and designers that use FrontPage can download and submit add-ins. It also provides access to FrontPage newsgroups, where users of all types can discuss FrontPage, add-ins, downloads, and more with their peers.

69 FrontPage Web Templates

13 FrontPage Themes

FrontPage 2003 Frequently Asked Questions





4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites
 


Books on Web Programming and Serving with Linux Site 1

Books on Web Programming and Serving with Linux Site 2

Here are 6 online books that will teach you how to develop, program, and web sites with Linux. Topics covered include Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl DBI, and CGI - Perl Programming.

 



Free Books for Web Design, Development, Programming, and Scripting

This site hosts many free books covering web design, development, programming, and scripting. Areas covered include the following: HTML, DHTML, Shockwave, ColdFusion, IIS, Website Marketing, Perl, CGI, Javascript, VBScript, ActiveX, and VBScript.


Free Books from docs.rinet.ru

Here are some of the web design and website development books available at this site:

Web Design, Construction And Publishing: - Apache Server Survival Guide
 - CGI Programming Unleashed
 - CGI Manual Of Style
 - Web Scripting
 - Web Programming Desktop Reference
 - Web Programming Unleashed
 - HTML by Examples
 - Using HTML 4.0
 - WebMaster Solutions
 - Web Publishing With HTML

Graphics and Web Page Design:
 - Web, 3D and VRML
 - Web Publishing, Professional Ed.
 - Web Marketing
 - Creating Commercial Web Sites
 - Guide To Sizzling Web Sites
 - ShockWave WebPages
 - ColdFusion
 - Designing And Implementing Microsoft IIS
 - Dynamic HTML in Communicator

Perl
 - Perl 5 In Examples
 - Quick Reference To Perl
 - Perl In A Week
 - Perl 5 In Web Programming
 - CGI Programming With Perl 5

Other Scripting Languages:
 - Using JavaScript
 - JavaScript Style
 -  JavaScript In A Week
 - VBScripts Unleashed
 - ActiveX And VBScript
 - Client-Side JavaScript Guide
 - Client-Side JavaScript Reference

 



Web-Wise-Wizard - A Web Developers Internet Toolbox

Learn how to plan, develop and promote your Website using modern web design principles offered by web-wize-wizard.com. Free tutorial sections are provided on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Internet, web graphics and Photoshop.

 



Free Book on ASP.NET 2.0

This freely available book (accessible from this blog post) gives web developers real-world scenarios of the new code features in ASP.Net 2.0 (ASPdotNet). It includes samples in both Visual Basic (VB) and C# (CSharp) that demonstrate how to constuct and develop ASP.NET 2.0 software applications. This book is for programmers and developers who are making a transition to ASP.NET 2.0.

 



Free CIW Foundations Certification Exam Training Course

This is a freely available training course covering the material you need to learn and understand in order to pass the CIW Foundations Certification Exam (Certified Internet Webmaster).

Audience:
This course is for anyone who is interested in learning the fundamentals of the Internet and the World Wide Web, and for anyone preparing for the CIW Foundations exam 1D0-410.


Text-only Training

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: The Internet and the World Wide Web

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: E-Mail, FTP, Newsgroups, and Telnet

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Objects, Plug-Ins, Viewers, and Security

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Search Engines and E-Commerce

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Page Authoring and HTML Coding

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Graphical Elements, Hyperlinks and Tables

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Forms, Images and Frames

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: HTML Editors and Extensions

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Networking, Protocols, LANs and WANs

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: TCP/IP, Internet Addressing and Servers

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Scripting, Connectivity and Security


Computer Based Training with Graphics:
(quizzes not freely available, Internet Explorer required)

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: The Internet and the World Wide Web

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: E-Mail, FTP, Newsgroups, and Telnet

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Objects, Plug-Ins, Viewers, and Securityttp://tinyurl.com/rwwy8

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Search Engines and E-Commerce

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Page Authoring and HTML Coding

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Graphical Elements, Hyperlinks and Tables

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Forms, Images and Frames

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: HTML Editors and Extensions

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Networking, Protocols, LANs and WANs

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: TCP/IP, Internet Addressing and Servers

CIW Foundations 1D0-410: Scripting, Connectivity and Security

 



Dynamic HTML (DHTML) Training Course

This is a freely available training course covering the material you need to learn and understand Dynamic HTML (DHTML) and to develop attractive, compelling, and interactive web sites. This training course teaches you how to use DHTML and how its collection of technologies are designed to work together.

For each training module below, a link for text-only training content is listed first, followed by the link for computer based training (CBT) with Graphics, for which the quizzes are not freely available and Internet Explorer is required.


Dynamic HTML: DHTML and Style Sheets:
Text-only training
CBT training
In this training unit, you’ll learn how Cascading Style Sheets, scripting languages, advanced multimedia effects, and data binding all work together to help you create compelling Web-based documents and applications.

Dynamic HTML: Using JavaScript:
Text-only training
CBT training
In this training unit, we'll examine a basic requirement of Dynamic HTML — a scripting language for instructions. We'll briefly compare the two major scripting languages available, and why JavaScript is a strong choice. We'll also begin examining the basic building blocks of JavaScript, including statements, blocks, and comments.

Dynamic HTML: Objects and Events:
Text-only training
CBT training
In this training unit, you will learn what an object model is and how it relates to raw data.

Dynamic HTML: Styles and Content:
Text-only training
CBT training
In this training unit, you'll learn about dynamic styles. This DHTML feature lets you dynamically change the characteristics of style elements during runtime. You'll learn how to change font styles, sizes, and colors.

Dynamic HTML: Data from Other Sources:
Text-only training
CBT training
In this training unit, you will learn about the differences between traditional forms of server-side data binding and newer forms of client-side data binding. You will also learn how DHTML client-side data binding has made advances over early methods of JavaScript client-side data binding.

 



Web Design Reference Guide

This is informit.com's excellent Web Design Reference Guide. The following are the articles, tutorials, and learning materials in their Web Design Reference Guide. This guide covers all types of web site creation, development, and hosting methods and techniques, for both Microsoft and Open Source technologies.

 



Free Ebooks on Web Development, AJAX, ASP.NET, and XSLT

Below is a Google Groups post with links to several free ebooks for Web Development and Programming, AJAX, ASP.NET, C++ Programming, Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual C Sharp (C#), and XSLT.

To access the download link for the ebooks on rapdishare.de, click on the Free button at the bottom of the rapidshare page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. (You will need to wait 1 hour between large downloads.). To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip.






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


Basic Computer Operations

 



Windows 2000 Operating System Fundamentals

Use the Mouse

Manipulate Windows

Adjust the display settings

Create a file and a folder

Format a diskette

Create a shortcut

 

Internet Explorer Web Tutorial

Understand how to find and evaluate web sites

Understand basic search techniques, use of AND OR “ “

Understand the difference between search engines and search directories

Bookmark a favorite site & organize favorites

Understand how to download programs and files

 





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


DataPig Freeware for Excel and Access:

Here are some great utilities for Excel and Access that are totally free to download and use.

Excel Explosion 3.0

This Utility will split your Excel dataset into separate Excel workbooks or separate tabs based on criteria you define!  So you can create a separate workbook for each Employee in your dataset or each City, or State...etc.   All this with one click! (For MS Excel 97,2000,2002,2003)

File Manager 3.0
Sort and Index all Files on your system, create a centralized spreadsheet of all with hyperlinks to your files! (For MS Access 97,2000,2002,2003)

Access Tools 3.0

Perform compact and repair on all your Access .mdb files, Create an index of all Tables and Fields in your databases,  and Create an index of all Queries in your databases.

DataPig Access Explosion

This Utility will split your Access datasets into separate Access Tables, Excel workbooks or separate Excel tabs based on criteria you define!  So you can create a separate workbook for each Employee in your dataset or each City, or State...etc.   All this with one click!

DataPig Instant TreeView

Ever wanted to add a Treeview to your application, but didn't know how?  DataPig Instant Treeview does all the work!  Just point to your hierarchy table and a custom Treeview is created instantly.  Best of all, you can incorporate this form into any one of your applications!

DataPig Google-Eye
A utility that allows you perform advanced Google searches through an Access form!  Search for a topic, search for a definition, get weather info, get stock quotes, and search for movie reviews.  This is an excellent tutorial on making use of the Web Browser Active X control.

DataPig ROI/ROE Calculator

Basic Return on Investment/Return on Equity calculator that makes use  of Access Slider Controls in order to allow for "what if analysis".




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 2006 Question of the Month: 

What are some good web resources and sites where totally free technical and computer help and support are available from real people answering your questions?

Answer:
Here are some Help Sites where you can ask and receive help and answers to your technical questions. Get free online technical support - these sites will help you solve or troubleshoot your computer, programming, or internet related problems.

Tech Support Guy Forums
This site is run completely by volunteers and paid for completely by donations and sponsors. Their support forums cover many technical areas, including many operating systems, general computing, Internet, and security topics.

5 Star Suppot Free Technical Support Form
Your questions are answered by a team of techs. The usual response time is within 24 hours or less. Also check out their Free Support Forums covering many areas.

Computer Online Help, from Computerhope.com - Uses one of 4 methods to receive free computer help from computerhope.com

SuggestaFix PC Support Forums
Expert computer help on Hardware, Operating Systems and Web mastering in plain English, without the techno-babble.

Tech Support Forum
A great free online tech support forum community where people come to discuss and get help with all issues related to computers in over 390,000 posted discussions.

SupportFreaks.com Freebie Support Forums::
http://www.supportfreaks.com/appiesboard/index.php

SupportFreaks General Technical Support

SupportFreaks Design / Content Creation Support

SupportFreaks Programming Support

The Tech Report Forums
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