Be sure to check out our new Blogs and discover all the new Free Training!

Education Online: Free Computer Office Software and Web Training Tutorials and Courses



Newsletter for EducationOnlineForComputers.com
Computer Software Education, Training & Tutorial Resources


*** ISSUE #54 - January, 2009 ***


    EducationOnlineForComputers.com


This Newsletter is only sent to its subscribers
and is available on the web at
EducationOnlineForComputers.com/newsletter54.html

Newsletter Archives are here:
EducationOnlineForComputers.com/newsletter.html

Subscribe instructions are at the end.

Please forward this newsletter to all your friends
and associates who might be interested!
 



In This Issue:

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

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!

Here is our January 2009 issue (#54) 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.

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.


*** Current Issue ***

In this issue we are featuring a total of 45 Computer Software Application training, learning and tutorial web sites, with a total of 151 tutorial courses linked. It features many Free Microsoft Office, Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Web Development training tutorials for your learning profit and enjoyment. 

Please take a look at and bookmark our Blogs, these will be updated daily and weekly with New Free Training and Tutorial Resources, as I discover and evaluate them:


EducationOnlineForComputers.com Blogs:

       - Free Microsoft Office Training

       - Free Web Development Training

       - Free Adobe & Macromedia Training


Intelligentedu.com Blogs:

       - Free Technical Computer Training

       - Free Computer Books & Ebooks


If you'd like, also get our Free MS Office, Adobe, and Web Development Software Training updates via RSS.


If you are looking for free technical or programming training, please visit our sister site:
www.intelligentedu.com.

Also, please check out our new free computer training search site at www.edcomp.com.

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

Warm Regards,
Jeff Love Newsletter and Web Site Editor
webmaster@EducationOnlineForComputers.com
http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com

 



"Learn New Skills and Increase Your Earning Power
 - With Free Online Computer Training!"


*** Become a Member of EducationOnlineForComputers.com *** 

Our Members' Site contains the web's best Microsoft Office and other software training resources and tutorials. This content is individually linked and presented in a way to expedite and facilitate your computer learning experience. We have done all the web research and presentation work for you so you can concentrate solely on your computer training. For short FAQ Answers, please see the end of this newsletter.

The total price to join as a member is only $14 total for 2 months, $24 for 4 months, $32 for 6 months, or $56 for a whole year. The funds generated will assist us to help all those seeking computer education and application end-user training. Here's the link to see what's available on our member's site and to sign up.

 



EdComp.com:
http://www.edcomp.com/

This is our new free computer and IT education and training search engine housing over 140,000 free training internet resources! Just type in a topic you're looking for and get tons of great web resources instantly. These search results are much better than the big search engines, like google. You can also check out our predefined search results page giving you tons of free training resources: http://www.edcomp.com/predefined.htm.

 



--> Here is Your Reward for Subscribing to this Newsletter <--

*** Get Your Free Microsoft Office Forms and Templates ***

Click here for tons of Free Office Forms and Templates

 




 

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!

 



4 Word 2003 Training Manuals

Here are 4 Word 2003 Training Manuals, hosted by Villanova University. These will teach you how to use Word to create and work with Paragraphs, Tabs, Tables, Cells, Graphics, Pictures, and Mail Merge. Also available is this short document explaining how to Fix a Word Mail Merge issue that occurs when Excel loses its formatting when data is merged (1 page, 12kb, pdf).


Word 2003 Formatting Training Manual
This shows you how to: Format and Align Paragraphs, and Use, Clear and Delete Tabs. (17 pages, 78kb, pdf)

Lesson 1 - Using Paragraph Formatting:
Formatting Paragraphs
Aligning Paragraphs
Using Click and Type to Align Text
Modifying Paragraph Spacing
Revealing Formatting
Modifying Line Spacing
Copying Paragraph Formats

Lesson 2 - Indenting Paragraphs:
Changing the Left Indent
Indenting the First Line
Creating a Hanging Indent
Creating a Right Indent

Lesson 3 - Setting Tabs:
Using Tab Stops
Setting Tab Stops
Deleting and Moving Tab Stops
Clearing All Tabs
Creating a Leader Tab


Word 2003 Tables Training Manual
Learn how to: Create, Use and Modify Tables and Cells, and Work with Table Headings, Borders, and Shading.  (24 pages, 112kb, pdf)

Lesson 1 - Working with Tables:
Creating a Table
Navigating a Table
Entering Text Into a Table
Inserting a Blank Line
Using Table Autoformat
Hiding and Showing Gridlines
Using the Draw Table Button
Converting Existing Text Into a Table

Lesson 2 - Editing a Table:
Selecting Table Components
Selecting the Entire Table
Inserting Rows and Columns Into a Table
Merging Cells
Rotating Text in a Table
Changing Column Width and Row Height
Aligning Table Text
Distributing Rows and Columns Evenly
Splitting Cells
Deleting Columns and Rows
Setting Table Properties
Converting a Table Into Text
Creating a Table Heading

Lesson 3 - Applying Borders and Shading:
Using Borders and Shading
Adding Borders and Shading to Text
Adding a Border to a Page
Adding a Border to a Table
Removing a Border from a Table
Adding and Removing Shading


Word 2003 Graphics Training Manual
This teaches you how to: Insert Graphics, and Work with Graphics and Images, 3-D Effects, Layering Text and Objects, WordArt, and Watermarks. (20 pages, 217kb, pdf)

Lesson 1 - Working with Drawing Objects:
Creating a Drawing Object
Selecting Filled and Unfilled Object
Moving an Object
Using the Drawing Canvas
Drawing Without the Drawing Canvas
Drawing a Line
Changing and Removing the Fill Color
Formatting Lines
Resizing an Object
Adding a 3-D Effect
Layering Text and Objects
Deleting an Object

Lesson 2 - Inserting Graphics:
Inserting a Picture
Formatting Pictures
Creating WordArt Objects
Formatting WordArt Objects
Using Advanced Layout Options
Creating Watermarks


Word 2003 Mail Merge Training Manual
Covers Setting up and Using Mail Merge, Data Source, Entering Records, Merge Fields, Merging and Previewing the Data, Sorting the Data, and Merging Labels, Envelopes, and Directories.  (21 pages, 85kb, pdf)

Lesson 1 - Using Mail Merge:
Working with Mail Merge
Starting the Mail Merge Wizard
Identifying the Main Document
Creating a Data Source
Adding Fields to a Data Source
Removing Fields From a Data Source
Rearranging Fields in a Data Source
Saving a Data Source
Entering Records Into a Data Source
Using an Existing Data Source
Setting View Options For Merging
Inserting Merge Fields Into a Document
Previewing Merged Data
Merging to a New Document
Sorting Records to Be Merged
Merging to the Printer

Lesson 2 - Merging Mailing Labels, Envelopes & Directories:
Using Mailing Labels & Envelopes
Creating Mailing Labels/Envelopes
Selecting Label/ Envelope Options
Attaching a Data Source
Inserting Label/Envelope Merge Fields
Merging Labels to a New Document
Creating a Directory

 


17 Word Tutorial Videos

Here are 17 well done Word Tutorial Videos at free-training-tutorial.com. These easy follow step-by-step Word training videos provide simple and easy instructions for using Word. They will help you with formatting and selecting text, editing text, working with paragraphs, spell checking, and learning keyboard shortcuts.


Formatting Text
 - Selecting text by using mouse clicks
 - Selecting text with the keyboard keys
 - Selecting non-continuous text areas

Handling Paragraphs
 - Correcting the default line spacing as was in older versions
 - Setting the line spacing
 - Setting the spacing between paragraphs
 - Setting paragraph indentation
 - Setting paragraph's first line indentation

Spelling
 - Correcting spelling mistakes with Word's suggestions
 - Adding a new word to the built-in dictionary

Selecting Text
 - Selecting text by using mouse clicks
 - Selecting text with the keyboard keys
 - Selecting non-continuous text areas

Editing Text
 - Undo - Cancelling your last actions
 - Moving text by using the context menu
 - Moving text by dragging it with the mouse
 - Copying text by using the context menu
 - Copying text by dragging it with the mouse

Keyboard Shortcuts
Here are Word keyboard shortcuts for selecting, formatting, cutting, copying, pasting, and aligning texts and paragraphs in Word.

 


Excel Tutorial Videos

Here are several good Excel Tutorial Videos at free-training-tutorial.com that will help you master using important Excel features, such as editing cells, rows, and columns; using the sum, average, countif, and VLOOKUP functions; using Excel formulas; creating charts and graphs; and working with filters and pivot tables. They give you step-by-step and easy-to-follow directions for managing and presenting your data with Excel. Each of the links below contain several Excel video training tutorials.


Excel Basics:
 - Formatting Cells
 - Worksheets
 - Edit Cells
 - Rows and Columns
 - Find and Replace
 - The Fill Handle

Excel Calculations:
 - Sum, Average, Countif Functions
 - Quick Functions
 - The IF Statement
 - VLOOKUP Function
 - Excel Formulas

Special Excel Features:
 - Charts and Graphs
 - Sort Data
 - Filter Data
 - Conditional Formatting
 - Pivot Table  
 - First Aid

 



Technical Excel 2003 Tutorials

Here are some good technical Excel 2003 Tutorials and Articles from Microsoft. These will help you learn the technical side of Excel, including how to use XML functionality with Exel, Map Data, use Windows Forms, create a Report Templare, and write macros using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Also, here is Chapter 20: Creating Advanced User Forms, from the book "Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Programming Inside Out".


 - Add XML Functionality in Microsoft Office Excel 2003 from Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
 - Creating Charts in Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Using Visual Basic for Applications Code
 - Creating XML Mappings in Excel 2003
 - Different Ways of Using Web Queries in Microsoft Office Excel 2003
 - How Excel 2003 Infers XSDs When Importing XML Data
 - Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Preview
 - Part 1: Automating the XML Data Mapping Process in Excel 2003
 - Part 2: Mapping XML from SQL Server to a Single Cell in Excel 2003
 - Part 3: Replicating Excel 2003 Formulas to SQL Server
 - Populating an Excel 2003 Worksheet with Multiple Related Records from a Windows Form
 - Super-Easy Guide to the Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Object Model
 - Understanding Security for Add-ins and VBA Macros in Excel 2003
 - Using the Excel 2003 XML Tools Add-in Version 1.1
 - Using the Excel XML Toolbox for Microsoft Office Excel 2003
 - Using Visual Basic and ASP with XML to Generate Excel 2003 Workbooks
 - XML and Microsoft Office Excel 2003: Creating an Expense Report Template

 



2 Outlook 2007 Training Manuals

Here are two Outlook 2007 Training Manuals, along with an FAQ for Outlook Web Access, hosted by Villanova University. These materials will help you learn the Outlook's important features for performing tasks related to email, contact, and the calendar. Outlook features taught include: OutlookItems, Message Window, the Ribbon, the Office Button and Quick Access Toolbar, the Navigation Pane, the To-Do Bar , Composing and Addressing Email, Signature, Attaching Files, Recalling Messages, Drafts, Out of Office Assistant, Opening/Saving Attachments, Sorting Messages, Managing Views, Search, Folders, Rules, Contacts, Distribution Lists, Using the Calendar, Scheduling Appointments, Working with Calendar Items, Meeting Requests, Reminders, Sharing Calendars, and Calendar Options.


Outlook 2007 Email and Contacts Training Manual
(50 pages, 2.5mb, pdf)

The Fundamentals:
What’s New in Outlook 
Understanding the Outlook Program Screen
Understanding Items
Understanding the Message Window
Understanding the Ribbon
Using the Office Button and Quick Access Toolbar
Using the Navigation Pane
Using the To-Do Bar 
Using Menus and Toolbars
Using Keyboard Commands
Using Help

Composing & Addressing E-mail:
Composing/ Addressing Email
Creating/Inserting a Signature
Attaching Files to a Message
Attaching Items to a Message
Inserting Calendars into a Message
Specifying Message Options
Recalling a Message
Saving Unfinished Messages (Drafts)
Using the Out of Office Assistant

Receiving and Sorting E-mail:
Reading E-mail
Opening/Saving Attachments
Flagging a Message for Follow-up
Using Color Categories
Sorting Messages
Changing Views

Organizing and Finding Information:
Using Instant Search
Refining a Search
Creating and Using Folders
Managing Folders
Creating a Rule
Creating a Rule with the Rules Wizard

Working with Contacts:
Adding a Contact
Adding an E-mail Sender to Your Contacts
Editing and Deleting Contacts
Changing Contact Views
Working with Distribution Lists


Outlook 2007 Calendar Training Manual
(26 pages, 1.6mb, pdf)

Using the Calendar:
Viewing/Navigating the Calendar
Scheduling Appointments/Events
Editing and Rescheduling Appointments & Events
Working with Recurring Appointments
Color-coding Calendar Items
Viewing Calendar Items
Arranging Calendar Items
Working with Meeting Requests
Setting Reminders
Sharing Calendars
Configuring Calendar Options
Printing the Calendar


FAQ for Outlook Web Access (OWA)
(11 pages, 223kb, pdf)
Outlook Web Access (OWA or WebMail) Frequently Asked Questions

 



2 PowerPoint 2003 Training Manuals

Here are two very good Powerpoint 2003 Training Manuals, from Villanova University. These provide detailed numbered instructions for each feature and task taught, though they do not provide screen shots. Powerpoint topics that are covered include Adding and Navigating Slides, Using Views, Speaker Notes, Slide Design, the Design Template, the Outline Tab, Modifying and Formatting Text, Bullets and Numbers, Using Graphics, the Slide Show, the Presentation Master, Animation, and Printing.


PowerPoint 2003 Training Manual: Creating a Presentation
(51 pages, 270kb, pdf)

Lesson 1 - Using Basic Presentation Skills:
Entering Text into a Presentation 
Saving a New Presentation
Closing a Presentation 
Creating a New Presentation 
Opening an Existing Presentation
Adding a New Slide

Lesson 2 - Working With Presentations:
Navigating Slides
Changing the Magnification 
Switching Views
Creating Speaker Notes 
Changing the Slide Layout 
Changing the Design Template 

Lesson 3 - Using the Outline Tab:
Working With the Outline Tab
Creating a Bulleted List
Collapsing and Expanding Slides 
Demoting and Promoting Text Lines 
Moving Text Lines 
Adding Slides in the Outline Tab 
Deleting Slides From the Outline Tab
Rearranging Slides in the Outline Tab 
Creating a Summary Slide

Lesson 4 - Editing and Proofing Text:
Selecting Text
Deleting Slide Items 
Moving/Copying Text Between Slides 
Using the Paste Options Button
Using Undo and Redo
Importing Text From Word

Lesson 5 - Formatting Presentation Text:
Formatting Text 
Changing an Existing Font 
Modifying the Font Size
Changing Font Style and Effect
Changing the Font Color 
Using the Format Painter
Changing Text Alignment 
Modifying Paragraph Spacing 
Using the Autofit Options Button

Lesson 6 - Formatting Bullets and Numbers:
Adding and Removing Bullets 
Adding and Removing Numbers 
Modifying Bullets and Numbers 
Customizing Bullets and Numbers 

Lesson 7 - Using Graphic Images:
Working With Graphics 
Using the Clip Art Task Pane 
Using Slide Layouts 
inserting a Picture
Cropping a Picture
Moving a Graphic
Resizing a Graphic 
Formatting a Graphic
inserting Clips With Clip Organizer

Lesson 8 - Using Slide Show View:
Running a Slide Show 
Navigating a Slide Show 
Setting Slide Transitions
Adding Speaker Notes 
Using the Pen To annotate 

Lesson 9 - Editing Presentation Masters:
Working With the Slide Master
Formatting the Slide Master 
Formatting the Title Master
Changing a Font For a Presentation 

Lesson 10 - Adding Special Effects:
Applying an animation Scheme


PowerPoint 2003 Training Manual: Formatting Your Presentation for Show/Print
(36 pages, 147kb, pdf)

Lesson 1 - Using Slide Sorter View:
Selecting Multiple Slides
Moving Slides in Slide Sorter View 
Duplicating Slides in Slide Sorter View
Copying Slides in Slide Sorter View
Deleting Slides in Slide Sorter View

Lesson 2 - Editing Presentation Masters:
Working With the Slide Master
Formatting the Slide Master 
Adding Header and Footer information 
Formatting the Title Master
inserting a New Slide Master 
inserting a New Design Master 
Applying Multiple Masters
Preserving a Slide Master 
Changing a Font For a Presentation 

Lesson 3 - Editing Notes and Handout Masters:
Working With the Notes Master
Formatting the Notes Master 
Adding a Notes Master Placeholder 
Formatting the Handout Master
Adding a Handout Master Placeholder

Lesson 4 - Setting Up the Slide Show:
Setting Automatic Slide Timings 
Setting Up a Continuous Loop 
Hiding a Slide 
Rehearsing Slide Transition Timings 
Villanova University information
Technologies

Lesson 5 - Using Slide Show View:
Running a Slide Show 
Navigating a Slide Show 
Setting Slide Transitions
Adding Speaker Notes 
Using the Pen To annotate 

Lesson 6 - Printing:
Printing Presentations
Selecting Page Setup Options
Previewing a Presentation 
Printing Slides 
Printing Speaker Notes 
Printing Outlines
Printing Handouts
Creating Headers and Footers

 



18 Best Powerpoint Tutorials from bnet

Here are many excellent Powerpoint Tutorials, from bnet.com. I have described and linked below what I believe are the 18 best Powerpoint tutorials from this site. (Free registration is required.) Also, here are some more Powerpoint resources from this site.


Training Presentation: PowerPoint 2003 - Create Your First Presentation
How to create your first presentation.

Training Presentation: PowerPoint 2003 - Create Your Own Template

How to create your own Powerpoint template.

Training Presentation: PowerPoint 2003 - Package To A CD
How to bundle your presentation and all the files it depends on to a CD or folder.

Training Presentation: PowerPoint 2003 - Preset And Custom Animation
Use PowerPoint 2003 to build presentations with both custom and preset animations.

50 PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts

More than 50 keyboard shortcuts to help you work faster in PowerPoint.

Design Professional Charts in PowerPoint

Learn about the few basic "information design" guidelines that help make the numbers talk and keep the fluff from confusing your audience.

How To Create Animated Powerpoint Background Slides
Add an animation to the background or master slide so it will play across all slides.

Public Speaking: 3 Rules For Powerpoint Slides
Never want to read what's on the screen,  use bullets and phrases as opposed to sentences on your slides.

Are You Getting Your Point Across?

In some cases, using PowerPoint is a good choice. In other instances, another approach may be more effective.

Copy Excel Data Or Charts To Powerpoint
Copy selected data or charts in Excel and then use the Paste or Paste Special commands in PowerPoint to insert the data or charts into a presentation.

Sales Powerpoint

This presentation explains the sales powerpoint.

Can Your PowerPoint Presentation Rival TV Advertising?
Examines eight techniques to bring the effectiveness of a sales presentation at par with TV advertising.

Public Speaking Power - Not From PowerPoint
Don't hide behind PowerPoint slides. Your personal power will move your audience to buy into your message.

Pointers For Using PowerPoint Presentations Properly
Powerpoint is a tool that could add so much to your public speaking, yet can also be the biggest downfall for a public speaker.

How to Embed YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations
Nothing spices up a PowerPoint presentation like a video clip, and very often the perfect clip can be found on YouTube.

Making Un-Boring Presentations

Boredom is not a design problem, it’s a content problem.

Public Speaking - Use The PowerPoint Effectively
There is a right way and wrong way to give a talk using it as a speaking tool.

Public Speaking: Use Props To Make Your Presentation Memorable
You might consider using a prop when giving a Powerpoint presentation.

 



2 Publisher 2003 Training Manuals

Here are two Publisher 2003 Training Manuals, hosted by Villanova University. The first one teaches you how to create, edit, and work with Flyers in Publisher. The second one shows you how to make and edit a Newsletter using Publisher. Both of these Publisher training manuals demonstrate how to do many tasks, including the following: setup your design using layout and ruler guides; modify the color, page, and page schemes; change fonts and modify text, line, and paragraph properties; work with drawing objects and AutoShapes; adding graphics and clipart; using text boxes; and managing master pages.


Publisher 2003: Creating Flyers  (49 pages, 57kb, pdf)

Lesson 1 - Creating a New Publication:
Opening the New Publication Task Pane 
Using the New Publication Task Pane
Using a Publication Type Wizard
Saving a Publication 
Closing a Publication
Opening an Existing Publication 
Using an Existing Publication 

Lesson 2 - Using Basic Publication  Skills:
Magnifying a Publication 
Adding Text to a Text Box 
Moving an Object 
Resizing an Object
Using Undo and Redo
Using the Layout Guides 
Hiding and Displaying Layout Guides 
Moving the Rulers 
Creating and Clearing Ruler Guides

Lesson 3 - Changing Publication Design:
Modifying a Publication 
Using the Publication Options Task Pane 
Using the Publication Designs Task Pane 
Using the Color Schemes Task Pane
Using the Font Schemes Task Pane
Using the Page Content Task Pane

Lesson 4 - Enhancing Publication Text:
Displaying and Hiding Special Characters 
Changing the Font 
Changing the Font Size 
Changing Font Style and Effect
Changing the Font Color 
Changing Text Alignment 
Modifying Line and Paragraph Spacing
Setting Paragraph Breaks
Using the Format Painter

Lesson  5 - Working with Drawing Objects:
Working with Objects
Using the Objects Toolbar
Drawing a Line 
Sizing and Positioning Objects
Drawing AutoShapes
Adding Text to an Object 

Lesson 6 - Formatting Objects:
Changing the Fill Color of an Object 
Formatting Lines and Borders 
Working with Layers
Selecting Multiple Objects 
Grouping Objects
Deleting an Object 
Rotating and Flipping Objects

Lesson 7 - Using Graphic Images:
Working with Graphics 
Using the Insert Clip Art Task Pane
Inserting Clips with the Clip Organizer
Organizing Clips
Inserting a Picture
Cropping a Picture
Changing Text Wrapping 
Recoloring a Clip or Picture 
Using the Design Gallery 

Lesson 8 - Using Text Boxes:
Creating a Text Box
Moving and Copying Text
Using the Paste Options Button
Importing Text from Word


Publisher 2003: Creating Newsletters  (61 pages, 57kb, pdf)

Lesson 1 - Creating a New Publication:
Opening the New Publication Task Pane 
Using the New Publication Task Pane
Using a Publication Type Wizard
Saving a Publication 
Closing a Publication
Using a Design Set Wizard
Using a Blank Publication Type Wizard 
Opening an Existing Publication 
Using an Existing Publication 

Lesson 2 - Using Basic Publication  Skills:
Magnifying a Publication 
Navigating and Viewing Multiple Pages
Adding Text to a Text Box 
Moving an Object 
Resizing an Object
Using Undo and Redo
Using the Layout Guides 
Hiding and Displaying Layout Guides 
Moving the Rulers 
Creating and Clearing Ruler Guides

Lesson 3 - Changing Publication Design:
Modifying a Publication 
Using the Publication Options Task Pane 
Using the Publication Designs Task Pane 
Using the Color Schemes Task Pane
Using the Font Schemes Task Pane
Using the Page Content Task Pane
Formatting a Blank Publication
Importing a Word Document

Lesson 4 - Enhancing Publication Text:
Displaying and Hiding Special Characters 
Changing the Font 
Changing the Font Size 
Changing Font Style and Effect
Changing the Font Color 
Changing Text Alignment 
Modifying Line and Paragraph Spacing
Setting Paragraph Breaks
Using the Format Painter
Adding Horizontal Rules to a Paragraph 
Using the Styles and Formatting Task Pane 
Creating a New Text Style

Lesson 5 - Working with Drawing Objects:
Working with Objects
Using the Objects Toolbar
Drawing an Enclosed Object 
Drawing a Line 
Sizing and Positioning Objects
Drawing AutoShapes
Adding Text to an Object 

Lesson 6 - Formatting Objects:
Changing the Fill Color of an Object 
Formatting Lines and Borders 
Using Additional Line Formatting 
Using BorderArt 
Working with Layers
Selecting Multiple Objects 
Grouping Objects
Deleting an Object 
Rotating and Flipping Objects

Lesson 7 - Using Graphic Images:
Working with Graphics 
Using the Insert Clip Art Task Pane
Inserting Clips with the Clip Organizer
Organizing Clips
Inserting a Picture
Cropping a Picture
Changing Text Wrapping 
Using the Design Gallery 

Lesson 8 - Using Text Boxes:
Creating a Text Box
Working with Connected Text Boxes 
Connecting Text Boxes 
Disconnecting Text Boxes
Deleting Text from the Overflow Area 
Creating Columns in a Text Box 
Moving and Copying Text
Using the Paste Options Button
Importing Text from Word
Disabling Automatic Copyfitting 

Lesson 9 - Customizing Publication:
Working with Custom Publications
Using the Master Page
Using Headers and Footers
Inserting Automatic Page Numbering 
Ignoring the Master for a Page 
Creating Multiple Master Pages 
Editing a Master Page
Adding Pages
Deleting Pages 
Inserting Sections 
Adding a Background Fill to a Page
Customizing a Color Scheme

 

   


 

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


16 Flash Tutorials from John Nack


John Nack writes a great blog at blogs.adobe.com/jnack. His Flash Category Archives is an excellent resource for Flash application and web developers. Here are 16 Flash tutorials that he expertly introduces and links to. John's insight and understanding of Flash will help you become a better Flash user and developer.


Tutorial: Creating Flash panels for Photoshop
Matthew Keefe has posted a brief tutorial on how to create your first Flash panel for Photoshop CS4. To load any SWF in Photoshop as a panel...

Flash + AE video tutorial
The newly launched Motion Design Center features a video tutorial on using AE to animate text, then import it into Flash.

Next-gen Web galleries: XSLT, Flash, & CSS for all
Lightroom actually supports two kinds of templates: Flash templates, and HTML templates. In this article, I'm going to focus on HTML templates.

Color between Photoshop and Flash: What's the
Sweet man, just ran into this issue with a client, and that tutorial helped. Had no idea Flash was so color-blind.

Use AE+Flash to create interactive video
I think this is just the beginning of what AE & Flash will be able to do in tandem. For more tutorial content on AE, Premiere Pro, Flash...

PatchPanel: Flash panels for multiple CS applications
Follow along with this tutorial for using a framework that embraces running our Flash plug-in in multiple Creative Suite applications (Photoshop and Illustrator). When we are done, our Flash plug-in will work in all three CS applications using code that is appropriate for each host application

PatchPanels: Integrating your ExtendScript
Follow along with this tutorial to create a simple Flash plug-in that gets the RGB, CMYK and HSB values of the foreground color in Photoshop CS4.

Extending Photoshop via SWF Panels: Tutorials
Follow along with this tutorial to create a Hello World Flash panel for Photoshop. In this exercise, you will create a Flash plug-in within

Smokin' AE particles, complex Flash masks
Smokin' AE particles, complex Flash masks, more in Design Center Blur by Jeff Foster (video tutorial); Create a complex mask in Flash 8

Pixel Bender + Your Photos
PB is a way of running fast filter code in Flash Player.

SiteGrinder 2 turns PSDs into HTML/CSS
MediaLab, makers of the popular PSD2FLA Photoshop-to-Flash conversion plug-in, .... I've made the tutorial which explains how to convert a psd file to a CSS.

"Star Wars, nothing but Staaar Waaars..."
Now that Flash CS4 offers "postcards in space"-style 3D On CreativePro.com Jeremy Schultz has posted a tutorial on creating a Star Wars-style text crawl using the new app.

Tips on Lightroom Flash galleries
If you're interested in wringing the most out of Lightroom's Flash-based Web galleries...

Putting Flash video inside the Photoshop UI
Flash inside a PS window is fine if Adobe want to sell services but there's ..... The video tutorial in Photoshop is just a commonly understandable exemple

Sleek Photoshop-Flash integration sneak at Flashforward
At today's Flashforward keynote speech, Flash PM Mike Downey gave a sneak peek of the integration with Photoshop that's planned for Flash 9.

Get better color online through Flash Player 10
Let's not mince words: Presenting your images through Flash is now the best way to preserve the fidelity of their color online.

 



Flash Animation Tutorials from animation.about.com

Here are lots and lots of Flash Animation Tutorials, from animation.about.com. These Flash tutorials and guides provide step-by-step lessons for both Flash fundamentals and advanced topics. Use these tutorials to increase your skills in using the many features and tools of Flash. Also, learn how to create and design compelling Flash animations for your web site.


Flash Animation Tutorials, Guides, and Lessons:

 - ActionScripting Basics (28)
 - Flash Traditional Animation (11)
 - ActionScripting Challenges (17)
 - Holiday Themes (24)
 - Do-It-Yourself (1)
 - Kids' Corner (3)
 - Flash Basics: Tweening (14)
 - Masking (4)
 - Flash for Artwork (4)
 - Miscellaneous Tips & Tricks (35)
 - Flash for Games & Fun Stuff (17)
 - Simple Applications (31)
 - Flash MX Effects (5)
 - Symbols & Related (15)
 - Flash Program Tools (64)
 - Web-Related Flash Lessons (26)

 



Photoshop Tutorials from Psdtuts.com

Here are lots of excellent Photoshop Tutorials from Psdtuts.com. These are broken down into several Photoshop topics and functionality, as shown below. Areas covered by category include Designing, Drawing, Photoshop Effects, Photoshop Interface, Photo Effects, Text Effects, and Photoshop Tools and Tips. The latest Photoshop tutorials for each category are linked here.


Photoshop Tutorial Categories at psdtuts.com:

Photoshop Designing Tutorials
 - Create a Sleek Illustration that Fades from Line Art to Color
 - Create and Then Shatter a Grid, while Making a Typographic Poster
 - Design a High Impact Gig Poster Suitable for Screen-Printing
 - 23 Awesome Examples of Design as a Force For Good
 - Designing a Typographic Concept Poster
 - Design a Detailed Compass Icon in Photoshop
 - Create a Custom Mac OSX Style Ring Binder Address Book Icon
 - Make an Inspiring Artistic Poster with Drawn Elements
 - Mascot Design In Real Time Order - the SOSFactory Way
 - Make a Turn of the Century Vaudeville Poster

Photoshop Drawing Tutorials
 - How to Create a Classic Guitar from Scratch In Photoshop
 - New PLUS Tutorial - How to Make 3D Neon Light Typography
 - Design a Shiny Bass Guitar Illustration Using Photoshop
 - How to Illustrate a Wooden Frame on a Wall Scene
 - How to Create a Delicious Green Apple Illustration
 - Create a Poster Illustration with Floating Floral Elements
 - Design a Detailed Compass Icon in Photoshop
 - Create a Custom Mac OSX Style Ring Binder Address Book Icon
 - How to Make a Bangin’ Woofer Embedded in Wood
 - Make an Inspiring Artistic Poster with Drawn Elements

Photoshop Effects Tutorials
 - How to Simulate Fractals in Photoshop
 - 50 Dirty, Filthy Grunge Photoshop Effects
 - 45 Explosively Colorful Photoshop Effects
 - 50 Creative Photoshop Text Effects
 - 40 Dark and Futuristic Photoshop Effects
 - Inspiration: Water and Ice
 - Using Ink Drops in Your Digital Compositions
 - Create an Energy Drink Ad Design
 - Create a Space Explosion From Scratch in Photoshop
 - Create a Magic Crystal Ball

Photoshop Interface Tutorials
 - How to Create a Grunge Web Design in Photoshop
 - From PSD to HTML - Site Build over at NETTUTS
 - Create a Dark Themed Web Design from Scratch
 - Create a Sleek, High-End Web Design from Scratch
 - Design a Cartoon Grunge Web site Layout
 - How to Create a 3D Shelf Element Similar to Dragon Interactive
 - Creating a Cool Brushed Metal Surface in Photoshop
 - How to Create a Simple & Sleek Web 2.0 Site Footer
 - Handy Web 2.0 Icons In Photoshop

Photo Effects with Photoshop
 - Create a Sleek Illustration that Fades from Line Art to Color
 - How to Illustrate a Wooden Frame on a Wall Scene
 - Create an Explosive Cover with Precise Photo Manipulation Techniques
 - Design a Halloween Pumpkin Wallpaper in Photoshop
 - Design a High Impact Gig Poster Suitable for Screen-Printing
 - How to Make a Musical Giraffe Digital Illustration
 - How to Design a Dramatic Winged Dragon with Photoshop
 - Getting to Grips with the Vanishing Point Filter
 - How To Render a Dramatic 3D Wood Cup in Photoshop
 - Achieve HDR Style Effects Using Photoshop and the Lucis Art Filter

Text Effects with Photoshop
 - How to Quickly Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect
 - New PLUS Tutorial - How to Make 3D Neon Light Typography
 - Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect
 - Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop
 - 6 Quick’n'Dirty Photoshop Text Effects From Scratch
 - Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop Design Soft Stylized 3D Type
 - How to Put Smokin’ Bullet Holes and a Wanted Sign into a Piece of Wood
 - How To Create A Gold Text Effect In Photoshop

Photoshop Tools & Tips
 - A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop Selection Techniques
 - 30+ Useful Resources for Improving Your Photoshop Efficiency
 - Useful Applications for the Clone Stamp Tool
 - Getting to Grips with the Vanishing Point Filter
 - Font Management: Linotype FontExplorer X
 - Tools & Tips: Smart Objects and Smart Filters
 - Tools & Tips: Photoshop Brushes
 - Tools & Tips: Photoshop Actions

 



Psdtut's Photoshop Learning Wiki

Here is Psdtut's Photoshop Wiki, which is an ongoing wiki for learning how to use Photoshop, offering Photoshop Tutorials, Tips, and Resources for the beginner and more advanced users. The tutorials covering many features and tools of Photoshop are linked below. This site also provides a comprehensive list of Photoshop Shortcuts and a section being worked on that teaches and explains Photoshop's Tools. Also, here are all of their Photoshop Articles.


Photoshop Tutorials from wiki.psdtuts.com

 - Actions
 - Adjust Sharpness and Blur
 - Camera Raw
 - Channels
 - Color
 - Color Modes
 - Color Settings
 - Correct Image Distortion and Noise
 - Create Images
 - Create Panoramic Images
 - Crop Images
 - Delete and Extract Objects
 - Draw
 - Filters
 - Getting Started
 - Grid
 - Guides
 - HDR Images
 - Image Size and Resolution
 - Import Images
 - Keyboard Shortcuts
 - Layers
 - Liquify Filter
 - Optimize Images
 - Options Bar
 - Paint
 - Palettes
 - Performance Tips
 - Photomerge
 - Plugins
 - Preferences
 - Preset Manager
 - Print
 - Remove the Background
 - Retouch and Transform
 - Rotate an Image
 - Rulers
 - Save and Export
 - Selection
 - Tool Presets
 - Transform Objects
 - Type
 - Undo Changes
 - Vanishing Point
 - Viewing Options
 - Video and Animation
 - Web Graphics
 - Workspace

 



Dreameaver CS3 and CS4 Tutorials

Here are several Dreameaver CS3 and CS4 Tutorials in video format. These Dreamweaver tutorials are will teach and show you the features and tools for creating for web pages. You will learn how to embed video files, add sounds and interactivity into your web site, along with using the new Spry features. (If necessary, click on the "Play Tutorial" link to run the video tutorial.)


 - The New Live Browser View in Dreamweaver CS4
 - Dreamweaver CS4 Photoshop Smart Objects
 - Create Printer Friendly Stylesheets in Dreamweaver CS3
 - Place Photoshop documents into Dreamweaver
 - Using Page Templates in Dreamweaver CS3, Part 1
 - Creating and using Dreamweaver Templates, Part 2
 - Use the Spry Accordion Panel in Dreamweaver CS3
 - Making a Spry Menu in Dreamweaver CS3
 - Collapsible Content Boxe in Dreamweaver CS3
 - Making a Tabbed Panel with Dreamweaver CS3
 - Define a Site to Use PHP pages with Dreamweaver CS3
 - Use Dreamweaver to add a Flash movie to your page

 



FrontPage 2003 Trainng Manual

Here is a 35-page, 7-lesson FrontPage 2003 Trainng Manual, hosted by Villanova University. This training document will help you with learning the following FrontPage functionality: Using the Page View, Adding Pages to a Web, Inserting Files into a Web Page, Importing a File into a Web, Aligning a Web Page, Formatting Fonts, Web Page Backgrounds, Linking within your Site and to Outside Websites, Link Properties, Inserting Images and Clip Art, Graphic Hotspots, and Inserting and Modifying Tables and Cells. (35 pages, 213kb, pdf)


Contents of FrontPage 2003 Training Manual:

Lesson 1 - Working with Your Website
Getting Started
Working with Frontpage

Lesson 2 - Working with Page View
Using Page View
Switching Between Open Web Pages
Adding, Editing, and Deleting Text
Saving an Existing Web Page
Previewing a Web Page
Previewing a Web in a Browser

Lesson 3 - Creating Webs
Adding Content to a Home Page
Adding Pages to a Web
Saving a New Web Page
Inserting a File Into a Web Page
Importing a File Into a Web
Deleting a Web Page

Lesson 4 - Formatting and Enhancing Web Pages
Aligning Text in a Web Page
Changing the Appearance Of a Font
Inserting a Horizontal Line
Adding a Background Color to a Web Page

Lesson 5 - Working with Links
Working with Hyperlinks
Linking to an Existing File Or Web Page
Creating a Link to an Outside Website
Creating a Link to a New Web Page
Creating a Mailto Link
Following a Hyperlink
Changing Hyperlink Properties

Lesson 6 - Using Graphics and Animations
Working with Graphics and Animations
Inserting a Picture From a File
Adding Hotspots to a Picture
Using the Insert Clip Art Task Pane

Lesson 7 - Working with Tables
Inserting a Table Into a Web Page
Adding and Deleting Rows Or Columns
Entering Text Into a Table
Merging Cells in a Table
Splitting Cells
Splitting a Table
Aligning Text Vertically
Adjusting the Properties Of a Table
Changing the Properties Of a Cell

 



2 Training Manuals for Adobe Acrobat

Here are two Training Manuals for Adobe Acrobat, hosted by Villanova University. The first one teaches you how to create and work with Editable PDF Forms in Acrobat 7. The second one shows you how to use several of Acrobat's advanced editing tools, including Crop Tool, Snapshot Tool, Headers and Footers, Adding Hyperlinks, Combining PDF Documents, Editing Text, and Page Commands .


Creating Editable PDF Forms in Acrobat 7.0  (10 pages, 57kb, pdf)

Getting Started
Creating the Adobe Form
   To insert a Text Field
   To insert a Check Box/Radio Button
   To insert a Combo Box or List Box (Combo Box is drop-down; List Box is scrollable)
   To insert a Button (Save Form, Print Form, Reset Form, Email Form)
   Aligning Fields by Size and Location
   Aligning fields to the same location (plane) on your form
Aligning fields to the same size on your form
Setting The Tab Order On Your Form
Saving and Testing Your Form
   Saving Your Form
   Testing Your Form
Editing Text On Your Form
   Using the TouchUp Text Tool
   Using the TouchUp Object Tool
What To Do If You Need To Redo Your Form
Creating Hyperlinks on Your Form
   To turn typed website addresses in your document into active hyperlinks
   To establish an individual link, including an email link from plain text


Using Acrobat's Advanced Editing Tools  (13 pages, 328kb, pdf)

Introduction
Acrobat Professional vs. Acrobat Reader
Creating a PDF File
   Converting a File from Within MS Office Applications
Crop Tool
Snapshot Tool
Adding Headers and Footers
Adding a Hyperlink to an Acrobat Document
Combining Multiple PDF Documents
Editing Text in PDF Documents
Working with Page Commands in PDF Documents
Saving and Printing Acrobat Files

 

   



4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites



Web Design, CSS, and HTML Tutorials

Here are 45 Tutorials covering Web Design, CSS, and HTML at woork.blogspot.com. These web development and design tutorials are included in this site's Woork Handbook, which is a free eBook that teaches CSS, HTML, Ajax, and web programming.


12 Website Design Tutorials and Tips:

 - Step by step guide for newbie to design a simple web application
 - Set up your Workspace
 - A typical website structure
 - Config.php: define your database connection's parameters
 - Design the page layout using CSS
 - Conceptual design for index.php page layout
 - Load page using URL variables and PHP include() function
 - Load pages using URL variables and Coldfusion cfinclude tag
 - A typical website structure (Coldfusion)
 - Web Navigation bar using CSS, PHP and URL variables
 - Web Navigation bar using CSS, Coldfusion & URL variables
 - Add #navbar elements to default.css file and to index.php


33 CSS, HTML, Web Design Tutorials and Tips:

 - Structured process you must know to develop a web application
 - Useful guidelines to improve CSS coding and maintainability
 - CSS coding: semantic approach in naming convention
 - Simplicity is better: some suggestions for a clean blog layout
 - Are you a CSS fanatic?
 - Liquid layer with rounded corners using css
 - CSS Tutorial to Optimize CSS files to improve code readability
 - Three column fixed layout structure using CSS
 - Digg-like navigation bar using CSS
 - Simple CSS vertical menu Digg-like
 - Table's anatomy: why tables are not so bad
 - Liquid styled input element with CSS
 - Flickr like horizontal menu
 - Socialiconize your site
 - Tabbed search bar using CSS and Javascript
 - Beautiful CSS Form
 - Liquid expandable section with rounded corners using CSS
 - How to design a compelling header for your site using CSS
 - Write a well structured CSS file without becoming crazy
 - CSS Tutorial for Perfect Pagination Style
 - Clean Tab Bar Digg-like using CSS
 - CSS Message Box collection
 - Two CSS vertical menu with show/hide effects
 - Nice comments counter style for your blog post
 - Top-Down approach to simplify your CSS code
 - Use CSS to Create a Pastel Color Menu with Dynamic Submenu
 - Beautiful CSS buttons with icon set
 - Clean and pure CSS FORM design
 - Nice CSS menu with feed reader icons list
 - Navigation bar with tabs using CSS and sliding doors effect
 - Nice login and signup panel Newsvine like using CSS
 - Tips to design your site for mobile devices
 - Elegant glass style Navigation bar using CSS & toggle animated effect

 



CSS Tutorial and Guidelines from DesignReviver

Here is an excellent CSS Tutorial with Guidelines from designreviver.com, titled 13 Training Principles of CSS Everyone Should Know. These CSS tips and design suggestions will help you write better CSS for your website. They will also assist you in writing CSS code quicker and will make your website more efficient. Each guideline is explained in detail, with code examples where applicable.


1. Name CSS Classes Intelligently
2. Use Shorthand Coding Techniques
3. Know Your Audience & Support Their Browsers
4. CSS vs. Javascript
5. Use Premade CSS Templates
6. Validate Your CSS
7. Use The Proper Doctype
8. Use a CSS Compressor
9. Remember Case Sensitive Element Names
10. Download CSS Resource Guides
11. Don’t Declare Default Values
12. Group Your Selectors
13. Simplify Your Coding

 



Free PHP Programming Book

I have posted information about a great Free PHP Programming Book on our other free computer training blog at intelligentedu.com. If you need or are looking for instruction with coding PHP on your web pages, here is , a free online book covering how to program using PHP. The objective of this PHP book is to have fun while you learn how to program web pages and sites using PHP, even if you have not coded with PHP before. 

  1. Introducing PHP
  2. Simple variables and operators
  3. Functions
  4. Arrays
  5. Object-oriented programming
  6. HTML forms
  7. Working with files
  8. Databases
  9. Cookies and sessions
  10. Multimedia
  11. XML and XSLT
  12. Output buffering
  13. Java and COM
  14. Networks
  15. Miscellaneous topics
  16. Security concerns
  17. Performance
  18. Writing PHP
  19. Writing extensions
  20. Alternative PHP uses
  21. Practical PHP
  22. Bringing it to a close
  23. The future of PHP
  24. Choosing an ISP
  25. Glossary 

 

 





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


TweakHound's Super XP Tweaking Guide

This was the first comprehensive, step-by-step Windows XP tweaking guide on the net and it continues to be updated. The author provides recommendations for using each tweak presented and also assigns a "safety" leve to each one. This site also offers this Windows XP Backup Strategies For Home Users.

1 - Before You Begin Tweaking XP…
2 - Windows Built-In Tweaks
3 - Windows Built-In Tweaks Part 2
4 - The Page File
5 - Services
6 - Registry Hacks
7 - Tweaking Apps
8 - Creating Your Own Registry Files
9 - Broadband Tweaks
10 - Make your own free Tweaking Toolbox
11 - Bad Tweaks
12 - Clean, Defrag, Optimize
13 - XP Tweaking Guide Notes & FAQ's
14 - Benchmarking The Tweaks

 



A Guide to Tweak & Optimize Microsoft Vista

This guide takes you through several important tweaks for Vistan tghat will help to give you a better user experience with this operating system. It also explains some keyboard shortcuts.

 - Index
 - Pack 1
 - Desktop, Start Menu, Taskbar, and Notification Area
 - Visual Tweaks
 - Drive & File System Tweaks
 - Security Center & Other Security Related Tweaks
 - The Page File, SuperFetch, and ReadyBoost
 - Windows Vista Services Guide
 - Vista Services Recommendations
 - Internet & Networking Tweaks
 - Clean, Defrag, & Optimize
 - Cool Tools

 



Basic Computer Information from Gadgetcage.com

What is a Computer?
 - Introduction to Computers
 - Components of Computer
 - Other Components
 - Mother Board of Computer
 - Software

Windows Short Cut Keys
 - Windows Shortcut Keys I
 - Windows Shortcut Keys II

Types of Computer and Filesystems:
 - NFS
 - NTFS
 - Difference between Windows, Linux, Mac

Assembling a Computer:
 - Assembling Computer I
 - Assembling Computer II

 



Windows XP Setup and Configuration Tutorials from Microsoft

Here are nine Windows XP set up and configuration tutorials that will help you use Windows XP.

 - Installation and setup overview
 - Activate and register Windows XP
 - Moving files and settings to a new computer
 - Create and customize user accounts
 - Switch between users
 - Join a network
 - Set up Windows XP for multiple languages
 - Validate Windows XP
 - Upgrade to Windows Vista

 



How to Do a Repair Install for Windows XP

At some point you may need to re-install your Windows XP operating system because of bad files, spyware, malware, or a virus. A Repair Install will replace files altered by adware and malware, but it will not fix an adware, malware problem. You will still need to find and remove those malicious programs using a spyware removal tool. A Repair Install will replace the system files with the files on the XP CD used for the Repair Install. It will leave your applications and settings intact, but Windows updates will need to be reapplied, meaning downloaded and installed again. You can use the In place upgrade option to change a Product Key in the event you entered a key that was already activated. The In Place Upgrade also produces the same result as the Repair Install.



 




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

The following programs are totally Free, no popups, no adware, no spyware, and no shareware.



Sunbird

Sunbird enables you to easily manage your schedule, appointments and tasks. It uses the iCalendar format to store your data on the local computer or a network, and can export it to HTML or CSV, and also publish it to the web for sharing. You can easily change and reschedule appointments by simply dragging them from one day to another, or adjust the duration by resizing the marked entry. Sunbird supports multiple levels of color coded calendars that can be displayed within the same interface, allowing you to view your work and personal calendars separately or overlapped. Other features include task management and reminder alerts, recurring events, event categories, customizable calendar views, password protection, and add-ons.

 



Kurlo

Kurlo is a portable contact manager that can be installed on your PC or a USB drive or other portable device. It provides an easy-to-use interface and a surprising range of features that extend the functionality beyond that of a simple address book. In addition to detailed contacts record and personal categories, it can notify you of birthdays, anniversaries and other events, and even includes emailing features to send messages to selected contacts or mailing lists. Kurlo can also help you print address labels and envelopes, using selected contacts from your database. Other features include advanced search, import/export, and data backup.

 



CSS Tab Designer

CSS Tab Designer allows you to easily create a tab style navigation bar from a selection of templates. It includes horizontal designs, as well as some vertical ones, and offers a wide selection of color schemes, as well as several different tab design styles. All you have to do is add your menu items, and save the HTML code to be used in your pages. The program offers preview in multiple browsers, and includes several samples to get started.

 



Vibe Streamer

Vibe Streamer is a personal MP3 Streaming Server that allows you or your friends to listen to your MP3 collection from any web browser across the local network or via the Internet. The program is easy to install and offers a variety of settings to secure and limit access to your music. You can create multiple user accounts and groups, each with specific access privileges, limit the number of connected users, restrict access by IP address, and log all activities. The browser interface provides standard playback functions and also allows the user to queue files, use shuffle and repeat playback.

 



Digital Clip Factory

Digital Clip Factory enables you to create video slideshows from a series of still images. You can customize the transition times and zoom effects and also load background music from WAV or MP3 files. The program supports JPG and GIF images and can output the slideshow to WMV format in different resolutions.

 



MASH - Microsoft Agent Scripting Helper

MASH allows you to bring your desktop and presentations to life with Microsoft Agent animated, talking characters. You can easily compose and playback custom Microsoft Agent scripts by simply selecting the options, characters, styles from the interface. It also allows you to let the character speak one thing and show something else in the balloon. Using the software, you can launch programs, documents, and more with your voice or save your presentations as standalone .EXE file, PowerPoint, Email Stationery, HTML Scripts, WScript, Visual Basic, and VBA. It not only offers a variety of output options that accommodate novice users, as well as webmasters and programmers, but also comes with many options allowing you to configure every aspect of the animation. 

 

 




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.


January 2008 Question of the Month: 

How do web searches in the address bar of Internet Explorer and Firefox work, and how can I configure this feature for each browser?


Answer:

Here are some good resources for learning how this works and how to set it up for each one:

Address-bar Searches in Firefox and Internet Explorer 
An address-bar search is a quick shorthand search typed in the address-bar field. By default Internet Explorer searches MSN. With a little tweaking, you can use keywords to make it search Google, IMDB, or any other web-search you desire. Firefox does it easily, and Internet Explorer can be taught.

Search for Information From the Address Bar in Internet Explorer 
You can quickly search for information on the Web using the AutoSearch feature in Internet Explorer 6 in Windows XP. In the Address bar, simply type “go” or “find” or “?” followed by a keyword or phrase, and then press Enter. Your search results will soon appear. Internet Explorer searches for your word or topic using only one search service. If you don't find what you need, click the Search button on the toolbar and try using different search services.

How to Change Your FireFox Location Bar Search Engine
If you want to restore the Google "I'm Lucky" search then perform this simple steps:
1. Type about:config in Firefox location bar and press Enter
2. Type keyword in Filter textbox and you will see only the preference keyword.URL.
3. Double-click on keyword.URL and change the value to: http://www.google.com/search?btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&q=
That's all it takes to restore default keyword search functionality in Google.
Note: You can use this to change to any search engine for keyword search.

What are Smart Keywords (in Firefox)?
Smart Keywords are an easy way to search websites right from the Location bar

Prevent OpenDNS From Redirecting Google Searches - Fix for Firefox & IE Address Bar
A side effect of using OpenDNS is that you can no longer search Google from Firefox location bar or the address bar of Internet Explorer. If you like to disable OpenDNS Guide search without removing the OpenDNS DNS entries from your computer or router, just follow these simple steps.

To disable Internet Explorer Address bar search from opening a file present in Desktop


I hope this helps you.

Scott Love
Site Editor
EducationOnlineForComputers.com






8) Please Support Our Training Mission

http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com

How You Can Support Our Computer and Software Training Mission

Please help support EducationOnlineForComputers.com's Computer and Sofware Education and Training Mission by visiting our sponsors below and requesting more information. By doing so, you will be helping people who want to learn to use computers in an Information Technology career.

 



EdComp.com:
www.edcomp.com/

This is our new free computer and IT education and training search engine housing over 150,000 free training internet resources! Just type in a topic you're looking for and get tons of great web resources instantly. These search results are much better than the big search engines, like google. You can also check out our predefined search results page giving you tons of free training resources: http://www.edcomp.com/predefined.htm.

 



ITT Technical Institute: Choose from their many programs


University of Phoenix Online: Advance your career
  


DeVry: Online degrees for working adults

 




EducationOnlineForComputers.com
www.educationonlineforcomputers.com


Free Computer Software Training Now!

A free and member-based software educational and training portal web site. We have compiled, categorized, described, and linked many sites that will be of keen interest to computer software application end-users seeking free training and knowledge. Many subject areas are covered, including Microsoft Office, Flash, Photoshop, Dreamwever, FrontPage, Web Development, Windows, Linux, and Computer Hardware. You are able to study and learn all about computer software via Free training, courses, tutorials, documentation, articles, tips, notes, and help. Check us out today.

Copyright Notice: Please note that all of the items hyperlinked are copyrighted by their authors and/or publishers. You are expected to look for, read, and adhere to such notices. Downloaded and online material is copyrighted whether or not a copyright notice is present.

 




***EducationOnlineForComputers.com's Member Site ***

Our Members' Site contains the web's best computer software training resources and tutorials. This content is individually linked and presented in a way to expedite and facilitate your software and computer learning experience. We have done all the web research and presentation work for you so you can concentrate solely on your computer training.

EducationOnlineForComputers.com Member Site FAQ Answers:

  1. All of the web sites and pages in our members site are not in the free section of our web site. The member site training is more detailed and the best available. The online training resources in our members' site are linked and laid out in a much more detailed fashion than those in the free section. This will save you time in finding all the best free training on the web.
  2. You can choose to pay using either Paypal or 2Checkout. If paying pay check and you live in the U.S., please select 2Checkout.
  3. You have a choice to select the non-recurring or recurring method of payment. If you select non-recurring, when your membership period expires, you will not be automatically charged another fee on your credit card or check.
  4. The total price to join our member's site is only $14 total for 2 months, $24 for 4 months, $32 for 6 months, or $56 for a whole year. The funds generated will assist us to help all those seeking software application education training. Here's the link to see what's available on our member's site and to sign up: http://tinyurl.com/7ien You can email Jeff Love with questions at webmaster@educationonlineforcomputers.com

I will give you 5 Great Free Bonuses when you sign up now.

These are as follows:

  1. 28 Modules of Soft Skills Training, covering topics such as Coaching, Delegating, Finance Essentials, Hiring, Leading and Motivating Team, Making a Presentation, Managing Your Time, and Setting Goals.
  2. 19 Online Business and Reference Books, including titles such as Scientific Advertising, The Art of Electronic Publishing, and Small Business Manual
  3. 12 Instructive e-Books, including On Line Stealth Marketing, 7 Secrets to Unlimited Traffic, and Increase Auction Profits.
  4. Instant and Easy Online Access to the 24 Best Free Computer Help & Support Sites.
  5. 45 of the Best, Completely Free Programs and Utilities.





To Subscribe to this Free monthly Newsletter of Computer Education, Training, & Tutorial Resources simply:

Go to this web page and use the subscribe form: 
www.educationonlineforcomputers.com/newsletr_sub_unsub.html

 


Thank You!
webmaster@educationonlineforcomputers.com  
http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com