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1)... Editor's Greeting

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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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7)... Question of the Month about Software Training

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Here is our August 2006 issue (#28) 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.

My desire is that these free resources will help you with your computer education and training and will help you 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.

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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. 

 

TrainingByEmail

Visit TrainingByEmail to receive Free Training for Word, Excel, Outlook, C#, ASP.Net, and SQL via your email every week! We will send out a new training in the topic of your choosing every week. You can then save this, print it out, or delete it all at your convenience. And you can't beat the price, FREE!

 



Microsoft Office XP and 2003 eLearning Library of Free Training

The Instruction Technology Group at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln provides the following free Microsoft Office training modules in their Microsoft eLearning Library. These interactive Office application training modules and tutorials were created by Microsoft. Note that to view the main training tutorials, you must be using Windows and Internet Explorer, however, you can use any platform/browser to view the Tutorial How-to Steps for each Lesson in each blog post below.


Free Training for Excel 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, and Word 2003


Free Training for Advanced Excel 2003, Advanced Outlook 2003, and Advanced Word 2003

Free Training for Access 2003, FrontPage 2003, and Project 2003

Free Training for OneNote 2003 and Visio Standard 2003

Free Training for Access XP, Excel XP, Outlook  XP, PowerPoint XP, and Word XP

Free Training for Advanced Excel XP, Advanced Outlook XP, and Advanced Word XP

Free Training for FrontPage 2002, Project 2002, and Visio 2002

Free Training for Office XP

2 Free Training Courses for SharePoint

 



4 Freely available Ebooks on Microsoft Word

Here are 4 freely available ebooks on Microsoft Word. These provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this popular word processing applicaiton.

 



24 Freely available Excel Ebooks

Here are 24 freely available ebooks covering all of the many features of Microsoft Excel  These ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use Excel's features and functions. They are in either pdf or chm format.

 



More Free Ebooks for Microsoft Word and Excel

Here are five free ebooks, one for Microsoft Word 2003, and four covering Excel 2003 and 2002, two of which teach you how to code using VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) with Excel.


Using Microsoft Word 2003 (chm)  20M

Teach Yourself Microsoft Excel 2003 (chm)  9M

Using Microsoft Excel 2003 (chm)  25M

Excel 2003 VBA Programming (zip)  13M

Excel 2002 VBA Programming (pdf)  8M

 



6 Freely available Ebooks on Microsoft Access 2003 and 2002 (XP)

Here are 6 freely available ebooks on Microsoft Access 2003 and 2002 (XP). Access is the database application for the Microsoft Office application suite. These Access ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this database applicaiton.


Access 2002 Bible (pdf)  16mb

Easy Microsoft Access 2003 (chm)  7mb

Teach Yourself Access 2003 (chm)  11mb

Access Cookbook (chm)  7mb

Using Microsoft Access 2003 (chm)  39mb

Beginning Access 2002 vba (chm)  25mb

 



3 Free Microsoft Outlook 2003 Ebooks

Here are 3 freely available ebooks on Microsoft Outlook 2003. Outlook is the client email application for the Microsoft Office application suite. These Outlook ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this email, calendaring, and scheduling application.

Easy Microsoft Outlook 2003 (chm)
(6mb)

Managing Your Business with Outlook 2003
(pdf, 6824 kb)

Useful Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Microsoft Outlook 2003
(chm, 14468 kb)

 



5 Free Ebooks for PowerPoint 2003

The following are 5 freely available ebooks on Microsoft PowerPoint 2003. PowerPoint is the text, graphical, and multi-media presentation application for the Microsoft Office application suite. These PowerPoint ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this presentation applicaiton.

Easy Microsoft Office powerpoint 2003 (chm)
(7mb)

Teach yourself powerpoint 11 in 24 hours (chm)
(13mb)

Powerpoint 2003 Just The Steps For Dummies
(pdf, 6774 kb)

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
(chm, 8582 kb)

Guide to PowerPoint 2003
(pdf, 10950 kb)

 

 


 

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

 

22 Illustrated Photoshop Tutorials

80four hosts 22 free, nicely illustrated, step-by-step Adobe Photoshop tutorials. These will help you learn this important graphics editing and manipulation program.

3D Text
Funky, simple text effect.

Chrome Text
Great text effect, quite a long process though.

Chunky Bevel
Real good for titles or headings.

Crescent
Useful shape for logo's and titles.

Dreaming
An effect to make images seem dream like, soft and over exposed.

Duotone
An effect to tone an image using only two colours.

Eroded Text
Another classic text effect.

Gel Button
Funky button effect using layer styles, great for navigation images.

Gel Text
Funky text effect using layer styles.

Ice Text
Create a great and unique Frozen Icy Text effect.

Light Burst
Simple light burst effect, using only Photoshop filters.

Metal Texture
Good texture technique, every tutorial site has to have this one

Perforated Ball
A nice, useful technique for buttons or other images.

Pixel Stretch
Trendy effect, good for title images.

Reflection
Nice effect that can add depth to any text.

Scratched Text
Simple, yet effective text effect.

Shattered Text
A quick and easy wasy to make a great effect.

Stencil Text
An effect to make text seem like its been spray painted.

Stroked Text
Good text effect including shadow

Tools
An quick listing of the photoshop toolbar.

Tunnel Effect
Create a flairing light effect.

Water Texture
Another good texture technique, every tutorial site has to also have this one

 



3 Freely available Ebooks for Photoshop CS and Photoshop 7

Here are 3 freely available ebooks covering Adobe Photoshop CS and Photoshop 7. These Photoshop ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this graphics and photo editing application.


Photoshop CS All-in-one Desk Reference (pdf)  26mb

Adobe Photoshop CS in 10 Simple Steps or Less (pdf)  14mb

How to Use Adobe Photoshop 7 (chm)  14mb

 



Photoshop Tutorials from Inside Graphics

Inside Graphics offers the following well writter step-by-step Photoshop Tutorials. These cover many areas and features of Photoshop, and help you use this tool in a variety of tasks, including Text Effects, Filters, Tools, Image Effects, Channels, Blending Modes, Blending, Textures, Photo Retouching, Artistic Effects, Lines and Grids, Frames, Web Buttons, and Black and White.

 



Free Photoshop Elements Ebook

Here is a blog post about a freely available ebook for Photoshop Elements 4. It demonstrates how to fix up your images and organize all your photos by date, event, place, or subject for easy viewing, and then turn them into projects.

This Photoshop ebook shows you how to do the following:
To access the download link on rapidshare.de, click on the Free button on the right, near the bottom of the page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip.

 



6 Freely available Ebooks for Macromedia Flash

Here are 6 freely available ebooks for Macromedia Flash. These cover Flash 5, Flash MX 2004, Flash Actionscript, Flash Tips and Tools, Flash Remoting, and Flash Communication Server MX.


Flash 5 Bible (pdf)  5mb

Flash Actionscript Cookbook (chm)  1mb

Flash Hacks - 100 Industrial-strength Tips & Tools (chm)  5mb

Flash Remoting (chm)  2mb

Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Actionscript (chm)  11mb

Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX (chm)  7mb

 



2 Top Flash MX 2004 Professional Tutorials

This is a pdf document that details how to set-up and code 2 professional features in Flash MX 2004.

Flash Tutorial #1:
Create a Video Slideshow with Cue Points in 13 steps.
Using Flash MX 2004, you can quite easily create a slide presentation with cue points.

Flash Tutorial #2:
How to code a script to Play FLV (Flash Video) Files

 



Free Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Ebook

Here is a blog post about a freely available ebook that covers advanced features and functions of Dreamweaver 8. This book takes a visual, task-based approach and guides you through the topics, which include the following: step-by-step tutorials and instructions on working with servers, setting up database connections, using SQL, building dynamic pages, how to build dynamic forms and dynamic tables, create a search page for your site, and control access to your site with a user log-in and password. This ebook also works as a reference book, where you can look up the topic you need and start learning about it immediately.

To access the download link on rapidshare.de, click on the Free button on the right, near the bottom of the page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip.

 



10 Free Ebooks on Dreamweaver MX and Dreamweaver MX 2004

Here are 10 freely available ebooks on Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and Dreamweaver MX 2004. Dreamweaver is a popular web site programming and development tool that let's developers see the web pages as they are written, in wysiwyg mode. These Dreamweaver ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this important web development application.

 



Beginners Dreamweaver and Fireworks Tutorials

DW-FW-Beginners.com hosts a series of tutorials excerpted from two Dreamweaver and Fireworks books which will get you started using Dreamweaer and Fireworks.. These include 2 tutorials on integrating Dreamweaver and Fireworks.


Dreamweaver Tutorials

Tutorial #1 Planning your first web site
Covers the fundamental questions that everyone must consider when developing their first web site. Includes a handy planning guide for focusing on how your site should be structured to reach your intended audience. This is the essential first step that everyone should use before they begin building any web site.

Tutorial #2 Creating a site structure
This tutorial, excerpted from Module 2, explores how an initial site plan is translated into a rock-solid site structure using Dreamweaver's Site window. Important tips about the steps you'll need to use before you ever build your first web page are covered in this informative lesson.

Tutorial #3 The Printed Word—Working with Text
From Module 5, this tutorial leads you through the process of inserting and formatting text in an HTML document. Considerations you need to keep in mind when working with text, why HTML limits the types of fonts you can use, and how text can be formatted for an improved viewer experience are just a few of the topics covered in this informative lesson.

Tutorial #4 Designing with Dreamweaver Templates
Excerpted from Module 9, this quick tutorial steps you through the process of designing a template and defining editable regions—allowing you to create a consistent look for your site that can be repeated over and over again.

Tutorial #5 Applying a Simple Swap Image Behavior
Ever want to pull off one of those neat little tricks that allow a link to display an image in another part of a page? It' s easy with Dreamweaver behaviors as this quick tutorial will show.


Fireworks Tutorials

Tutorial #1 Creating a new Fireworks document
In this introductory tutorial to the Fireworks interface you'll learn how to create a new document, set canvas size and color, and open existing documents. A quick overview of many of the fundamentals you'll need to know to begin working with Fireworks.

Tutorial #2 Using bitmap selection tools

Tutorial #3 Beginner's Guide to Fireworks Animations
In addition to the many ways that Fireworks can be used for editing and optimizing graphics for the web, it is also the premier tool for creating animated GIFs. Learn the basics of how animations are created using frame-by-frame techniques as well as some of the ways that creating animations can be automated.

Tutorial #4 Creating a Transparency Mask
One of the most requested techniques at the Fireworks newsgroup. Masking allows you to to create an effect that fades an image from opaque to transparent. Easy and fun!

Tutorial # 5 Disjoint Rollovers
With the tools provided by Fireworks you can create some fabulous effects through the magic of disjoint rollovers. Learn how to create an effect where rolling over one object on the page causes another object to appear.


Integrating Dreamweaver and Fireworks

Beginner's Guide to Pop-Up Menus
Pop-up menus are all the rage, and a great new feature found in Fireworks 4. But if they're so wonderful, why do so many people have problems with them? Learn the essential steps you need to take to insure that your pop-ups work every time—from properly structuring your site to creating, exporting, and employing these great site navigation objects.

Creating Seamless Backgrounds
Page and table backgrounds are a great way to add visual interest to a web page, but how to create the background so that it tiles seamlessly? This tutorial leads you through the process of creating seamless backgrounds for a horizontal graphic in Fireworks and demostrates how the background can be employed in Dreamweaver.

 



Free Training for Microsoft FrontPage XP and 2003

Here are free Microsoft FrontPage training courses for FrontPage XP/2002 and FrontPage 2003, hosted by the Instruction Technology Group at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln as part of their Microsoft eLearning Library. These interactive  training modules were created by Microsoft. Note that to view the main training tutorials, you must be using Windows and Internet Explorer, however, you can use any platform/browser to view the Tutorial How-to Steps for each Lesson.

 



11 Free Ebooks for Maya, 3DS Max, and Lightwave

Here are 11 freely available ebooks covering Maya, 3DS Max, and Lightwave. These are in either pdf or chm (help) formats.

Maya is is a high-end 3D computer graphics and 3D modelling software package, originally by Alias Systems Corporation but now owned by Autodesk under its Media and Entertainment division. Maya is often used in the film and TV industry, as well as for computer and video games.


3DS Max is a 3D modeler developed by Autodesk Media & Entertainment. 3ds Max is one of the most widely-used off the shelf 3D animation programs. It has strong modeling capabilities, a ubiquitous plugin architecture and a long heritage on the Microsoft Windows platform. It is mostly used by video game developers but can also be used for pre-rendered productions such as movies, special effects and architectural presentations.


Lightwave is (or, more properly, LightWave 3D) is a computer graphics program for 3D modeling, rendering, and animation. Lightwave has long been known for its excellent rendering abilities and unusual user interface. Like many other 3D packages Lightwave is composed of two parts, an object modelling environment where 3d models or meshes are created and an animation environment where models are arranged and animated for render.


 





4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites

 

HTML, CSS, PHP, and Perl Tutorials from DevelopingWebs.Net

DevelopingWebs.Net is a great place for learning about for web site development. Here aspiring web developers and those needing to brush up their skills can spend some time learning web programming, specifically HTML, CSS, PHP, and Perl. This site is also a web developers' community where webmasters communicate, tutor and get help.


Basic and Advanced HTML Tutorials and Lessons


HTML Lessons:
  1. Basic page
  2. Font, Size, Breaks and Alignment
  3. Bold, Italics, Underline
  4. Inserting Images and Backgrounds
  5. Image Attributes
  6. Hypertext, Linking and Hyperlinks
  7. Embedding Sound on your page
  8. Ordered and unordered Lists: (Bullets and numbered lists)
  9. Internal Targets or Bookmarks
  10. Horizontal Rules and Email Links
Basic HTML TutorialsAdvanced HTML Tutorials
Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Tutorials

Using External files:

Inline and page styles:

PHP Tutorials

Perl Tutorials

 



Web Design and Development Tips and Tricks

The web design and development tips and tricks section of Webdevelopersnotes.com contains these essential articles for web developers. These tips and tricks cover several aspects of web design and development and have been classified into 3 categories: HTML tips, JavaScript tips, and Web Design tips.

 



.35 JavaScript Tutorials

JavaScript is a client-side scripting language and adds interactivity and user involvement to web pages. JavaScript enables browsers to take decisions and process information. JavaScript is based on Object Oriented Programming and its syntax is quite similar to C, C++ and Java. However, it is much easier to learn and implement. These 35 online Javascript tutorial lessons, from Webdevelopersnotes.com, were written for those having no programming experience. The Javascript tutorials start with JavaScript methods and event handlers and then take you through variables, loops, functions etc. In the following tutoral lessons, you will learn how to detect browsers, print current date and time on a web page, change images on mouse-over, display statements in the browser Status Bar and several other nifty things.

This site also offers excellent Beginning and Advanced Flash Tutorials to help you learn this important interactive web site creation tool.

 



Top 20 AJAX Tutorials for Beginners

AJAX uses a combination of Javascript and XML to allow web pages to be updated with new data from the server, without forcing the user to wait for a page refresh. Web applications can do a page update without refresh using Javascript, PHP and XML's XMLHTTPRequest object (also known as 'remote scripting'). As a deveoper, using AJAX allows you to build web applications having user interfaces like those of desktop applications, thus offering the user better experiences.

I have researched the web for the 20 best tutorials to help those new to AJAX get started in this important web development technology. These will hopefully help you to start coding web applications using AJAX and get you up to speed quickly. Some of these will also be helpful for more advanced AJAX developers.

 



Free Web Design Ebook

Here is a blog post about a freely available Web Design Ebook that explains and demonstrates the latest Web-building techniques, how to redesign a site for optimum usability, how to limit user bandwidth needs, how to keep user experience consistent with CSS, and manage content.

This ebook covers the following web development and design topics: full-site makeovers (user speed, color themes, improved accessibility), page makeovers (page sizing, working with tables), text makeovers (font selection, graphic alternatives), image makeovers (incorporating text with images, file sizing), navigation makeovers (improving navigation bars, menu additions), content makeovers (better Web writing, enhancing the home page message), and an extreme makeover (combining several smaller makeovers into a major site overhaul)

To access the download link on rapidshare.de, click on the Free button on the right, near the bottom of the page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip.

 



Web Developer's Handbook

Web Developer's Handbook is an well maintained linked list of essential free training tutorial web resources for learning about many important web design and development topics. This directory makes the life of web developers easier. It is compiled and updated by Vitaly Friedman.

 



Complete CSS Guide from WestCiv

This is WestCiv’s Complete CSS Guide, a comprehensive tutorial and reference to every aspect of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). If you need help learning CSS or if you're looking for info about selectors, properties and all the other aspects of cascading style sheets, this is the place to visit and learn CSS. The following are their CSS Tutorials.

 





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

Free Training for Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2

Here are free training courses for Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 offered by the Instruction Technology Group at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln as part of their Microsoft eLearning Library. These interactive Office application training modules and tutorials were created by Microsoft. Note that to view the main training tutorials, you must be using Windows and Internet Explorer, however, you can use any platform/browser to view the Tutorial How-to Steps for each Lesson.


Core Training for Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2

 



14 Free Ebooks on Windows XP, Networking, and PC Hardware

 

 




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



2 Free Windows Registry Cleaners

EasyCleaner
EasyCleaner is a small program which searches the Windows registry for entries that are pointing nowhere. EasyCleaner also lets you delete all kinds of unnecessary files such as temps and backups. You can search for duplicate files and you can view some interesting info about your disk space usage! You are also able to manage startup programs, invalid shortcuts and add/remove software list.

RegCleaner
Easily get rid of those old and obsolete registry entries created by software that you have destroyed ages ago. Key Features: - Remove file types - Remove entries of old software - Uninstall and remove Software from the Add/Remove list - Remove unused DLL files - Remove unused Shared DLLs (Automatically detected) - Automatic backup feature.

 



Wink

Wink is a free tutorial and presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add eXPlanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.

 



2 Free Firewalls

ZoneAlarm
Prevents spyware and other malicious programs from sending your personal information across the Internet. Automatically makes your computer invisible to anyone on the Internet. Protects your programs from malware.

Jetico Personal Firewall
Protect your computer against hackers and malicious software when networked or connected to the internet. Choose and edit a pre-defined Security Policy or create your own. Monitor running applications that access the network. Monitor selected or all network packets as well as selected network events.

 



4 Free Digital Image Editors

GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMPShop
GIMPShop is a free Open Source image editor that is similar to the popular Adobe Photoshop. Specifically GIMPShop is a version of the GIMP that has been edited to be more user-friendly for Photoshop users.

Paint.NET
Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software that supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. It has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing.

PhotoPlus 6 - Image and Photo Editing Software
PhotoPlus 6 is incredible image editing software that enables you to create, manipulate and enhance photographs, bitmap graphics and web animations.

 




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.


August 2006 Question of the Month: 

I have some files on my computer which are not associated with any program and I don't know which program they belong to. Can you help me research and find out which programs are associated with specific file formats?

Answer:
A filename extension is an extra set of alphanumeric characters that is appended to the end of a filename to allow computer users, and software on the computer system, to quickly determine the type of data stored in the file. It is one of several popular methods for distinguishing between file formats. The following are three excellent web resources that will help you find out which program is associated with a given file extension.

FILExt is a database of file extensions and the various programs that use them. Simply enter the file extension you want to learn about into their search box on the left and click on the Search button. Many of the file extensions are linked to the programs that created the files. FILExt now has a Google Desktop Gadget that allows you to search their database, and you can also use the "Tell Us About an Extension" link on the menu bar and submit details about a file extension that they don't have.

Whatis.techtarget's File Extension list contains a list of file extension names or suffixes that indicate the format or usage of a file and a brief description of that file extension.

File Extension Archives is a free and open public service, offering more than 190,000 descriptive file extensions. Its mission is to offer Internet users the opportunity to research and learn more about specific file extensions. It is one of the best and most comprehensive resources for file extensions on the web.


I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com






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