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In This Issue:

1)... Editor's Greeting

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

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

4)... Best New Free Web Development Training Sites

5)... Best New Free Windows, Linux, Hardware & Computer Training

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

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

8)... Please Support Our Computer Training Mission

 



1) Editor's Greeting:

Hello everyone, and welcome to our new subscribers!

This is our third monthly Newsletter for our new site, EducationOnlineForComputers.com, giving you the most current Free online Software Training and Tutorial Resources that we have recently discovered and researched. This newsletter is free to anyone subscribing (instructions at bottom, no username/password is needed). To access our member site, however, you do need a user name and password - registering as a member of EducationOnlineForComputers.com costs only $14 for two months, for more information please see below 'Become a Member of EducationOnlineForComputers.com'.

My desire is that these free resources will help you with your computer education and training and are tools to advance your career. Our main mission is the training of those less fortunate who are seeking to become computer literate, from a user's perspective.

This issue describes a total of 24 Software and Computer training, learning and tutorial web sites, with a total of 78 tutorial courses linked. By means of this email newsletter, you have knowledge of and access to these sites before our web site visitors do. The best of these resources will be added to our Member Training pages and the remainder to our Free Training pages.

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I wish you the best with your computer studies and learning.

Warm Regards,
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2) The Best New Free Microsoft Office Training & Tutorial Sites:

This section of our newsletter contains the best new Free Microsoft Office training and tutorial sites that we have found and researched in the last few weeks.

Microsoft Office 2000 is a software suite that consists of different applications that perform various activities. MS Office 2000 is by far the most widely recognized software suite in the world.


Free Office 2000 Training from Florida Gulf Coast University:

Word 2000 Tutorial:
http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/word/index.html

Excel 2000 Tutorial:
http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/excel/index.html

Power Point 2000 Tutorial:
http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/ppt/index.html

Access 2000 Tutorial:
http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/access/index.html


Free E-book Courseware:

These tutorial courses are available for download in PDF format:

Access:
http://www.customwebgraphics.com/ebooks/access.pdf

Excel:
http://www.customwebgraphics.com/ebooks/excel.pdf

Word:
http://www.customwebgraphics.com/ebooks/word.pdf

HTML:
http://www.customwebgraphics.com/ebooks/HTML.pdf

Graphic Design:
http://www.customwebgraphics.com/ebooks/graphic.pdf

Word97 Tutorial:
http://tinyurl.com/br46

Excel97 Tutorial:
http://tinyurl.com/br47

Access97 Tutorial:
http://tinyurl.com/br48


MS Office Tutorial downloads in PDF format: 
http://www.scottwaldman.com/tutorials_full.htm

Introduction To Microsoft Word:
http://www.scottwaldman.com/tutorials/Intro%20to%20word.pdf

Starting Microsoft Publisher:
http://www.scottwaldman.com/tutorials/Starting%20Microsoft%20Publisher.pdf

Introduction To Microsoft Excel:
http://www.scottwaldman.com/tutorials/Intro%20to%20Excel%20Workshop.pdf

Introduction To Microsoft PowerPoint: 
http://www.scottwaldman.com/tutorials/Using%20Microsoft%20Office%20PowerPoint.pdf

Using Excel as a List and for a Mail Merge:
http://www.scottwaldman.com/tutorials/exel_list_and_mail_merge.pdf

Learn to use Excel and Create Terrific Charts:
http://www.scottwaldman.com/tutorials/Advanced%20Excel.pdf

Wall Of Fame Using Microsoft Word:
http://www.scottwaldman.com/tutorials/wall%20of%20fame.pdf

Computer Efficiency Tips:
http://www.scottwaldman.com/tutorials/computing%20efficiency.pdf


Microsoft Access Tutorials:
http://rd-robotics.com/accesscommunity/tutes/index.html

This site offers you 26 free Access tutorials with plenty of online screen shots to help you get the most out of this database tool.


Free eBook of Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks:

http://www.mousetrax.com/pub/Microsoft_Word_Tips&Tricks.exe (1.3 mb)
http://www.mousetrax.com/pub/wordtips.zip (zipped Word doc version, 27kb)

You get 50 pages filled with cool tips and tricks for formatting, design tips, editing and more! Lots of useful links to many valuable web sites where you can get tons more free support.


Teaching Excel - A Techtorial:
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/techtorial/techtorial024.shtml

This tutorial teach students in grades 3-12 how to use Excel to enter and manipulate data. Here are all of educationworld.com's techtorials: http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/techtorial/archives/index.shtml


Welcome to Outlook:
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/index.htm

Tutorials, tips and links covering Outlook 97, 98, 2000 or 2002. Also look at their More Outlook User Tips page here: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/usertips.htm




 

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


Two Free Books, one for Photoshop and one for Flash:

Using Macromedia Flash 5:
http://www.ebone.at/files/Books/using_flash_5.zip

Teach Yourself Photoshop in 14 Days:
http://iwi2-biw.iwi.unisg.ch/sw_support/photoshop/index.htm


Entire 15 Hour Flash MX Course:
http://www.scottwaldman.com/tutorials/Macromedia_Flash_MX_Entire_Handout.pdf

This 40 page thorough and practical Flash course covers all the basics, plus animations, actionscripting, interactivity, dynamic content, and web design.

Also check out this site's How To Make A Wacky Web Tale Using Macromedia Flash: http://tinyurl.com/bsfq


Macromedia Fundamentals:
http://www.trainingcafe.com/members/mmf/index.asp http://www.trainingcafe.com/about/mmfdescription.htm

This site offers training modules for these Macromedia Core Development Tools:

Flash MX:
http://www.trainingcafe.com/members/mmf/learn.asp?m_id=16

Flash 5:
http://www.trainingcafe.com/members/mmf/learn.asp?m_id=1

Dreamweaver MX:
http://www.trainingcafe.com/members/mmf/learn.asp?m_id=17

Dreamweaver 4:
http://www.trainingcafe.com/members/mmf/learn.asp?m_id=2

FreeHand 10:
http://www.trainingcafe.com/members/mmf/learn.asp?m_id=5

Fireworks MX:
http://www.trainingcafe.com/members/mmf/learn.asp?m_id=18

Fireworks 4:
http://www.trainingcafe.com/members/mmf/learn.asp?m_id=3

Director 8.5:
http://www.trainingcafe.com/members/mmf/learn.asp?m_id=4

Free registration is requested, although it's not necessary using the above links.


FrontPage 2000 Tutorials:
http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/frontpage/index.html

Beginner Tutorial:
http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/frontpage/index-beginner.html The Beginner tutorial covers the following basic FrontPage topics: Getting Started, Page Properties, Text, Hyperlinks, Tables, Graphics and Pictures, Miscellaneous, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Tips.

Advanced Tutorial:
http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/frontpage/index-advanced.html The Advanced tutorial covers the following topics: Shared borders, Navigation bars, Cascading Style Sheets, Themes, Frames, Components, and Forms.


Creating A Basic School Web Page Using Microsoft Frontpage:
  http://www.scottwaldman.com/tutorials/Creating%20a%20Basic%20School%20Web.pdf

A six page tutorial showing you how to make a school classroom web page.




4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites


Web Development Training Tutorials from Napier University:

WWW Technology by Example:
http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~mm/im/index.html

Web Design and Development:
http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~mm/im/tutorial/index.html


Web Development Training Tutorials from Echoecho.com:

HTML Tutorial:
http://echoecho.com/html.htm

CSS Tutorial:
http://echoecho.com/css.htm

JavaScript Tutorial:
http://echoecho.com/javascript.htm


Web Development Training Tutorials from Crosswinds.net:

HTML Tutorial - Writing Web Pages:
http://www.crosswinds.net/~msh210/html.html

Default Styles for HTML Elements:
http://www.crosswinds.net/~msh210/html_default.html

 




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


Information Technology Tutor:
http://www.jccdrc.org/html/IT/tutor/index.htm http://www.jccdrc.org/resources/IT/tutor/

Download the IT Tutor:
http://www.jccdrc.org/html/IT/ITTExtract/ITxtract.exe

IT Tutor User Manual:
http://www.jccdrc.org/html/IT/tutor/UserManual/ITTV2UserMan.html

The goal of this tutor is to teach you basic skills needed to operate a computer. You will be guided through several modules that will instruct you on the use of and the importance of operating systems, the functions of the different keys on the keyboard, and how to use the mouse. In addition you will also receive guidance on how to use Windows and some of the basic skills needed to work with most software. Here is the license page: http://www.jccdrc.org/html/IT/ITTDocuments/License.htm


Managing Information Systems:
http://tandy.sbu.tcu.edu/~bbeatty/60043%20Main.htm

Technology Guide: Hardware
http://tandy.sbu.tcu.edu/%7Ebbeatty/Tech%20Guides/tg01.pdf

Technology Guide: Software:
http://tandy.sbu.tcu.edu/%7Ebbeatty/Tech%20Guides/tg02.pdf

Technology Guide: The Internet and the Web: 
http://tandy.sbu.tcu.edu/%7Ebbeatty/Tech%20Guides/tg05.pdf


GCF Global Learning Student Center:
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/en/main/students.asp

This site offers you Free Computer, Windows, and MS Office training courses. Free registration is required. If you want to take a quick look, try using these access codes: username=freecomputer, password=training


Windows Tips and Tricks Pages from Activewin.com:

Windows Me:
http://www.activewin.com/winme/tips/index.shtml

Windows 95/98:
http://www.activewin.com/tips/index.shtml

Windows 2000:
http://www.activewin.com/tips/win2000/index.shtml

Windows NT Tips:
http://www.activewin.com/tips/nt/index.shtml

Windows Registry Tips:
http://www.activewin.com/tips/reg/index.shtml

Program Tips:
http://www.activewin.com/tips/programs/index.shtml

Hardware Tips and Troubleshooting:
http://www.activewin.com/tips/hardware/index.shtml

 




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


Mousetrax Downloads:
http://www.mousetrax.com/Downloads.html

Free Word Utilities including these: Directory Cataloger, Word Option Utility, Temp Scrubber, Word Backup Utility, List All Files Utility, File Cataloger, Section Manager Macro, and Image Cataloger.


Office 2000 Freebies:
http://www.wopr.com/officeupdate/freebies.htm

WOPR Print Tools - This is a Microsoft Word 2000 Add-On utility consisting of a free-floating toolbar containing three utilities/tools that take advantage of the cool new printing features built-in to Word 2000: Manual duplex print, Pages per sheet, and Reduce/Enlarge.

WOPR Word Counter - A Word 2000 Add-On utility that displays a modeless dialog box containing a continuously updated word count for the active Word document.


Office97 - Hints and Tips, Downloads, Bug Alerts and Fixes:
  http://www.wopr.com/wopr97/office97.htm

This page lists many good tips and fixes for Office 97 that you will want to know about if you're running this version of Office. Also, this site has several free Office 97 utilities you can download here: http://wopr.com/html/woprfree.shtml




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.

May 2003 Question: Where can I get some good references for shortcut keys for all the major applications?

Answer: 

Here are some great Shortcut Key Reference Guides:

Access 2000:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/access.html

Eudora:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/eudora.htm

Excel 2000:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/excel2k.htm

ICQ:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/icq.htm

Juno:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/juno.html

Microsoft Internet Explorer:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/msie.htm

Outlook Express:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/outlookxp.htm

Outlook 2000:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/outlook2k.html

Quickbooks:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/quickbooks.html

Quicken 2001:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/quicken2001.html

Real Player:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/realplayer.htm

Winamp:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/winamp.htm

Windows 98:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/windows98.htm

Windows Media Player 7.0:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/winmedia.html

Word 2000:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/word2k.htm

I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com

 




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