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4 Free Word 2007 Classes

Here are 4 Free Word 2007 Classes, from HP's Learning Center, which offers free 24/7 online computer and software classes covering many areas. These Word classes are located in this site's Microsoft Office and Adobe course section. Also linked below are free marketing and promotion templates for Word and Publisher. Free registration is required.

Microsoft Word 2007: Advanced
This free Microsoft Word 2007 tutorial will teach you how to create complex documents and master advanced features.

Microsoft Word 2007:Take a Tour of Special Features
Microsoft Word 2007 offers new special features. Follow along with this demonstration to learn how to use a few of them.

Microsoft Word 2007: Take a Tour of the Ribbon
This animated demonstration shows you how to use the Ribbon, the new, tabbed navigation system in Microsoft Word 2007.

Microsoft Word 2007: Use the Track Changes feature
This step-by-step demonstration shows you how to track revisions to documents in Microsoft Word 2007.

Create your own marketing materials with free templates
Customize HP's free office templates with Microsoft Word or Publisher to create business cards, letterhead, brochures, postcards and more.


Macro Tutorial for Word and Excel

Here is an excellent one-page Word and Excel Macro Tutorial from Brown University. This will help you understand when to use and how to create macros for Word and Excel.

Macro Tutorial Objectives:

 - Understand what a macro is and how it works
 - Learn how to conceptualize and record your own macros
 - Learn how to run them simply and efficiently via shortcut keys
 - Learn how to install pre-written macros
 - Learn how to save and embed them into your documents


6 Free Excel 2007 Classes

Here 6 Free Excel 2007 Classes, courtesy of HP's Learning Center. These online Excel courses cover several important features of this spreadsheet application, such as filtering data, linking data between workbooks, learning the interface, making PivotTables, creating web queries, and creating macros and VBA scripts. These Excel classes are found in this site's section offering 28 Free Software Classes. Free registration is required.

Microsoft Excel 2007: Extreme
Learn how to push the limits of Microsoft Excel 2007 by learning essential VBA programming, ActiveX controls and web queries.

Microsoft Excel 2007: Filter Data
This animated demonstration shows you how to filter data in Microsoft Excel 2007.

Microsoft Excel 2007: Link and Unlink Content between two Workbooks
This animated demonstration shows you how to link and unlink information between Microsoft Excel workbooks.

Microsoft Excel 2007: Record a Simple Macro and Edit It in VBA
This animated demonstration shows you how to record a simple macro in Excel and edit it in VBA.

Microsoft Excel 2007: Take a Tour of the Interface and Learn Basic Skills
This animated demonstration introduces you to the new Microsoft Excel 2007 interface, which is very different from earlier versions.

Microsoft Excel 2007: Create a PivotTable
This step-by-step demonstration shows you how to summarize a large amount of data to glean some meaning from it using PivotTables in Microsoft Excel 2007.


5-Lesson Excel 2003 Tutorial

Here is a quick 5-Lesson Excel 2003 Tutorial, from Wesleyan University. It provides instructions on how to perform the fundamentals of using Excel, including entering  your data, formatting and editing data with the cells, creating and using formulas, and using charts.

 - Introduction and Orientation
 - Entering Data
 - Formatting and Editing Data
 - Using Formulas
 - Creating Charts


2 Video PowerPoint 2007 Tutorials

Here are 2 Video Tutorials for PowerPoint 2007, from HP's Learning Center. The first one shows you how to create a slide master and the second one teaches you how to customize PowerPoint's user interface.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Create a New Slide Master
Learn how to create master slides in PowerPoint to add or change design elements and formatting in presentations. (2:43)

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Customize the PowerPoint Interface
This video tutorial will show and teach you how to change options and customize the interface to find the toolbars and functions you need most.   (4:44)


15-Lesson PowerPoint 2003 Tutorial

Here is a 15-Lesson PowerPoint 2003 Tutorial, from Wesleyan University. This PowerPoint tutorial covers many important features of this presentation application, such as Design Templates, Slide Layouts, Hyperlinks, Charts and Graphs, Images, Colors and Backgrounds, Packaging your Slide Presentation, making your Presentation available on the Web, Printing, and running a Slide Show.

Getting Started
Starting PowerPoint
Selecting a Design Template
Choosing a Slide Layout
Creating Your First Slide
Working with Multiple Slides

Adding and Editing Content:
Web Links
Charts, Tables, Graphs
Images and Graphics
Slide Colors and Backgrounds
Slide Effects

Presenting Your Show:
"Package for CD"
Put Your Presentation on the Web
Printing Handouts
Running Your Slide Show


Free Outlook 2007 Class

Here is HP's Free Outlook 2007 Class, where you will learn how to manage your Inbox, present a professional image, and protect your personal data. This online 24/7 course teaches Outlook 2007 features such as the Ribbon, how to send and receive email safely, how to customize email using font styles and themes, and how to email pictures. You'll also learn techniques for managing your Inbox using file folders and email message archiving, along with using antivirus software to protect your Inbox. You can enroll in this class for free at any time.

Outlook 2007 Class Lessons:

Lesson 1: Getting to know Microsoft Outlook 2007
Lesson 2: Managing your Inbox, email addresses, Calendar and more
Lesson 3: Email tips for adding professionalism and efficiency
Lesson 4: Email safety tips for protecting your Inbox, contacts and data


A Nice Outlook 2003 Tutorial

Here is a good Outlook 2003 Tutorial, from the University of New Hampshire. This Outlook tutorial provides very nice screen shot illustrations and step-by-step instructions for using many important features of Outlook, such as creating and sending email, changing your user settings, adding and editing the address book, working with the calendar, creating rules, archiving, and working offline.

Contents of Outlook 2003 Tutorial:

Different Outlook views

Changing settings

Creating & sending mail
Creating signature files
Viewing other mailboxes

Address Book
Global Address List
Contact Folder
Creating new contacts
Distribution lists

Creating Appointments
Planning Meetings

Creating Sub-Folders
Creating Rules

Saving Space

Offline Access
Offline Folders
Enabling Offline Access


Free Microsoft Project 2007 Class

Here is HP's Free Microsoft Project 2007 Class, which will give you a good introduction to Project management using Microsoft Project. This online course, available 24/7, will help you to sharpen and demonstrate your project management skills. You'll learn the basics of project management  and how to manage a project's scope, deadlines, costs and resources using Project 2007. You can enroll for free at any time.

Project 2007 Class Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction to Project Management
Lesson 2: Working with Tasks
Lesson 3: Managing Resources
Lesson 4: Tracking and Reporting




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

51 Flash Tutorials from

Here are 51 great Flash Tutorials from They cover and teach many Flash features, tasks, and activities in Flash CS4, Flash CS3, and Flash 8 using screen cam videos and step-by-step illustrated instructions. These Flash tutorials are linked below, with the most recent at the top.

Flash Tutorials at layersmagazine:

 - Flash Audio, Part 1
 - Flash Audio, Part 2
 - Video Filters and Blend Effects in Flash
 - Adobe Sound Documents
 - Creating Motion in Flash with Bones Tool
 - Flash CS4 Deco Tool
 - Flash to Video
 - Adobe Soundbooth Audio Files with Flash Video
 - Animate a Flying Bird using Illustrator and Flash, Part 1
 - Animate a Flying Bird using Illustrator and Flash, Part 2
 - Creating Rain in After Effects, Part 2
 - Creating Smoke in Adobe Flash
 - Illustrator to Flash
 - Dreamweaver XML Flash Slideshow Extension
 - Trace Bitmap in Flash CS4
 - Flash Video the Easy Way
 - Flash Video the Easy Way, Pt. 2
 - Flash Video the Easy Way, Pt. 3
 - Flash CS4 Motion Easing
 - Flash CS4 Animating Puppets
 - Flash CS4 Motion Tweening
 - Flash CS4 Motion Editor
 - Flash CS4 Folded Book
 - Flash CS4 SprayBrush
 - Flash CS4 Media Encoder
 - Basic Coding For Flash Video
 - Falling Snow in Flash CS3
 - HD Video in Flash Professional CS3
 - Code-Free Flash Video
 - Flash CS3: Made-To-Order Text
 - Flash Buttons with Action Script 3
 - Mastering Keyboard Shortcuts
 - Closed-Captioned Video in Flash CS3
 - Moving Illustrator Art in Flash CS3
 - Handlin’ Photoshop and Illustrator Content in Flash
 - Animated Zoom Blur in Flash CS3
 - In a Flash
 - Importing Photoshop Files Into Flash
 - Controlling the Timeline with ActionScript 3
 - Converting Video Files into Flash Format
 - Turning Animation into Code in Flash CS3
 - 9 Slice Scaling in Flash
 - Passing Variables Using Flash and Dreamweaver
 - Creating a Simple Calculator Using Adobe Flash
 - Complex Button Animation in Adobe Flash
 - Flash Slideshow Image Gallery
 - Animating a Match in Adobe Flash
 - Custom Video Player in Adobe Flash
 - Creating an Interactive Story in Adobe Flash
 - Creating an Interactive Story – Part 2
 - E-card Announcement using Adobe Flash
 - Animating Shadows in Adobe Flash
 - Animating Your Adobe Photoshop Files in Flash 8
 - Attaching Movie Clips in Flash Using ActionScript
 - Motion Blur in Flash
 - Tweening with Ease: Using Easing Controls
 - Blending and Filtering in Flash 8 Professional
 - Using Illustrator Symbols in Flash
 - Integrating Video in a Flash Movie
 - Photoshop Layers into Flash
 - Water Ripples


177 Photoshop Tutorials at

Here are many excellent Photoshop Tutorials from These will teach and show you how to perform a great number of Photoshop tasks and use many of its tools. This site hosts a total of 177 Photoshop tutorials for several, 62 of which are linked below covering Photoshop CS4 and CS3. Older versions of Photoshop are included in their Photoshop tutoral library. They make use of  screen videos and also illustrated step-by-step directions.

Photoshop Tutorials at layersmagazine:

 - Installing an Image Slideshow in WordPress
 - Table Styles in Photoshop
 - Blend Tool Backgrounds
 - Taking Image Slicing from Photoshop to Dreamweaver
 - The Photoshop Guys Discuss Photoshop CS4 (Part 1 of 4)
 - The Photoshop Guys Discuss Photoshop CS4 (Part 2 of 4)
 - The Photoshop Guys Discuss Photoshop CS4 (Part 3 of 4)
 - The Photoshop Guys Discuss Photoshop CS4 (Part 4 of 4)
 - Banner Ad Templates from Illustrator to Photoshop
 - Adobe Photoshop Variables
 - Exposure Blending in Photoshop
 - Background Experiments with Photoshop and Illustrator
 - Retouching Eyes with Photoshop CS4
 - Retouching Eyes with Photoshop CS4, Part 2
 - Photoshop CS4 Interface Overview
 - Photoshop CS4 Configurator
 - Photoshop CS4 Photomerge
 - Photoshop CS4: New Beauty, Part 1
 - Photoshop CS4: New Beauty, Part 2
 - Photoshop CS4: New Beauty, Part 3
 - Photoshop CS4: New Beauty, Part 4
 - Photoshop CS4 Graduated Filters
 - Photoshop CS4 Tone Correction
 - CS4 Camera Raw Post-Crop Vignette
 - Photoshop CS4 Camera Raw Adjustment Brush
 - Background Designs
 - Nesting Smart Objects for Multimask Effects in Photoshop
 - Working with Hair in Photoshop
 - Trendy Circle Brush in Photoshop
 - Animate the Splash Using Photoshop and After Effects
 - Black and White Fine-Tuning in Photoshop CS3
 - Illustrator Brush Patterns Into Photoshop
 - Turn Down the Noise in Photoshop CS3
 - Mastering Keyboard Shortcuts
 - Developing Outlines in Photoshop CS3
 - Retouching Eyes in Photoshop
 - Feathered Transparency With Photoshop & Dreamweaver
 - Designers, Get the Grunge Out in Photoshop CS3
 - Photoshop CS3: Underexposure S.O.S.
 - Creating a DVD Menu in Photoshop CS3 Extended
 - Photo Composite Template
 - Image Slicing in Photoshop CS3
 - Smart Border Effects
 - Masking Hair in Photoshop CS3
 - Understanding Channels in Photoshop CS3
 - Creative Contrast in Photoshop CS3
 - Black and White Toning in Photoshop CS3
 - Offset Dashes in Photoshop CS3
 - 2D/3D with Photoshop CS3 Extended and After Effects
 - Wedding Album: Illustrator and Photoshop Warping
 - Creating a Background in Photoshop, Part 1
 - Creating a Background in Photoshop, Part 2
 - Applying Digital Makeup in Photoshop CS3
 - Zoomify Objects in Photoshop CS3
 - Smart Strokes in Photoshop CS3
 - Importing Photoshop Files Into Flash
 - Pop the Image in Photoshop CS3
 - Photoshop CS3: Output Sharpening
 - Dreamweaver and Photoshop Integration
 - Building Your Web Gallery in Photoshop CS3
 - Mixing It Up With CS3
 - Creative Gradient Mapping in Photoshop CS3


Free Online Photoshop CS2 Class

Here is an excellent Free 24/7 Online Photoshop CS2 Class, from HP's Learning Center. This Photoshop course, located in the Free Software Classes section of this site, will teach you advanced Photoshop techniques such as special image selection, color correction, layer masks, vignettes, and composite images. You'll learn how to create complex images and special techniques for image creation, editing, selection and correction. In addition, this Photoshop class covers working with layer masks and creating simple and complex composite images. Free registration is required.

 - Lesson 1: Simple image compositions and selection methods
 - Lesson 2: Color and more
 - Lesson 3: Layer masks and advanced vignettes
 - Lesson 4: Complex composite images


125 Illustrator Tutorials at offers 125 free Adobe Illustrator Tutorials that will teach you how to use the many features and tools of this graphic and image editing application. The Illustrator tutorials linked here are their most recent ones covering Illustrator CS4 and CS3. Older versions of Illustrator are also included in this tutorial collection.

Adobe Illustrator Tutorials at layersmagazine

 - Cool Logo Effects in Adobe Illustrator
 - Blend Tool Backgrounds
 - Banner Ad Templates from Illustrator to Photoshop
 - Patterns and Shapes in Adobe Illustrator
 - Animate a Flying Bird using Illustrator and Flash, Part 1
 - Animate a Flying Bird using Illustrator and Flash, Part 2
 - Background Experiments with Photoshop and Illustrator
 - Adobe Illustrator in 3D
 - Illustrator to Flash
 - Simple Silhouettes in Illustrator CS4
 - Roundtrip Logo From Illustrator to Photoshop
 - Mapping Photos to 3D Objects in Illustrator
 - Illustrator CS4 Artboards
 - Illustrator CS4 Multi Artboards
 - Illustrator CS4 Blob Brush
 - Illustrator CS4 Gradients
 - Illustrator CS4 Appearance Panel
 - Background Designs
 - Blend Tool Revisited
 - Illustrator Brush Patterns Into Photoshop
 - Blueprint-Style Text in Adobe Illustrator
 - 3D Graph Effects
 - Blending Gradients in Illustrator
 - Using Illustrator’s Mesh Tool as Nature Intended
 - Leather Stylin’ in Illustrator
 - Creating 3D Shapes in Illustrator
 - Smart Border Effects
 - Fun Film Design Using Illustrator
 - Vector Art Goes Hollywood
 - Wedding Album: Illustrator and Photoshop Warping
 - Swingin’ Retro Look in Adobe Illustrator
 - Crazy 3D Shapes in Illustrator
 - Designing Ultra SceneXCore Apparel in Photoshop and Illustrator
 - Night Lights: Creating a Glowing Neon Effect in Illustrator
 - Creating Silhouettes in Adobe Illustrator
 - Brushed Metal Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 - Creative Masking Techniques in Illustrator
 - Grunge Borders in Adobe Illustrator CS3
 - Circle of Stars in Adobe Illustrator
 - Using Public Domain Images for Art in Adobe Illustrator
 - Adobe Illustrator’s Transform Again Command
 - Creating Reflecting Web Icons in Illustrator
 - Using Kuler with Illustrator
 - Live Color in Illustrator CS3
 - Adobe Illustrator: Creating an I-Pod
 - Product Boxes Made Easy in Adobe Illustrator
 - Illustrator: Large Brushes for Abstract Backgrounds
 - Graffiti-Like Website Layout Using Adobe Illustrator
 - Adobe Illustrator: CS3 Templates
 - Spacing Boxes in Adobe Illustrator
 - Dashed Lines in Illustrator
 - Create a Pyramid in Adobe Illustrator CS3
 - Masking in Illustrator CS3
 - Creating a Halftone Background in Adobe Illustrator
 - Exporting from Adobe Illustrator to Flash
 - Editing Gradients Inside Adobe Illustrator
 - Decorate with Ribbons in Illustrator
 - Creating Custom Brushes with the Transform Each Command in Illustrator
 - Illustrator CS3 Interface
 - Illustrator CS3 Document Profiles
 - Adobe Illustrator CS3 Anchors
 - Halftone Dots in Adobe Illustrator
 - Adobe Illustrator: the Pathfinder Palette
 - The Pen and Paths in Adobe Illustrator
 - Illustrator: Golden Section
 - Startup File in Adobe Illustrator
 - Adobe Illustrator: Sliding Graphs
 - Adobe Illustrator: Intro to the Gradient Mesh Tool
 - Photoshop and Illustrator: Preparing Your Art to Pop


1-page Dreamweaver Tutorial
Here is a quick 1-page Dreamweaver Tutorial from Brown University that will show you how to create web pages using Dreamweaver. Using Dreamweaver, you can develop a new web site or maintain and work on an existing site, no matter how it was created previously. You can use Dreamweaver to create a brand new web site or to update a current site, even if it wasn't created in Dreamweaver. To start editing your web pages, simply open Dreamweaver and select File > Open from the menu to access a web page.

This Dreamweaver tutorial will get you going with learning how to create and work with:

 - Tables
 - Text
 - Images
 - Hyperlinks


FrontPage 2003 Tutorial from Wesleyan University

Here is a FrontPage 2003 Tutorial from Wesleyan University, providing step-by-step instructions for creating and maintaining web pages and web sites using Microsoft FrontPage.

 - How a Web Page Works
 - Getting Started
 - Page Settings
 - Text Options
 - Creating Links
 - Images
 - Tables
 - Preview
 - Design Tips
 - Managing Your Web Site



4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites

2 Free Classes for Developing Web Pages

Here are two free online classes for learning how to create web pages. The first one teaches you how to use and code HTML to develop your web pages, and the second one show you how to use Microsoft Expression Web software. These courses are located in HP's Learning Center, in their Programming and Web Design and Development class section. Free registration is required.

Building your First Web Page

There are a lot of easy web editors available to help you make your own web pages, but this free HTML tutorial includes the HTML basics you need to make your web pages from scratch. In this course, you'll create your first web page with HTML and then publish it online. You'll also learn how to find the right HTML editor, work with website images, and more.

Lesson 1: HTML basics: the language of the web
Lesson 2: HTML tutorial: document structure and text
Lesson 3: Beyond plain text: images, text formatting, and hyperlinks
Lesson 4: Web publishing: putting your page online

Microsoft Expression Web: Building Websites

This class covers the basics for creating a website with Microsoft's Expression Web with features such as toolbars, formatting, page layouts and link creation. With this easy website creation software, you'll apply cascading style sheets, then learn how to create complex queries, how to configure the software for different browsers and how to create interactive web pages with ASP.NET 2.0 capabilities.

Lesson 1: The basics for creating a website
Lesson 2: Cascading style sheets examples
Lesson 3: How to build a web page with presence and accessibility
Lesson 4: Leveraging ASP.NET 2.0 to make your own website dynamic


Excellent CSS Reference Sheet

Here is an excellent CSS Cheatsheet from (pdf format), giving you a one-page reference sheet, listing all selectors (as of CSS 2.1) and properties. It includes a visual example of the box model, unit reference for CSS units and the various media types CSS makes allowance for.

Contents of CSS Cheatsheet

 - Selectors
 - Pseudo-Selectors and Pseudo-Classes
 - Sizes and Colors
 - Box Model
 - Positioning
 - Dimensions
 - Color / Background
 - Text
 - Fonts
 - Boxes
 - Tables
 - Paging
 - Interface
 - Aural
 - Miscellaneous


1-page XHTML & CSS Tutorial
Here is a quick 1-page XHTML & CSS Tutorial, from Brown University. This tutorial will show you how to write valid XHTML (just HTML with a few minor tweaks) and then use CSS to control the typography, layout, and look-and-feel of your web pages and sites. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) permits a minimal HTML code base for your pages while giving you a high degree of formatting and layout flexibility. This will result in your users having a better and more compelling experience, while giving you the ability to control your web site behaviour and layout from one CSS file.

Contents of this 1-page XHTML and CSS Tutorial:

 - The Picky Bits up top
 - Sample XHTML page
 - Habit Forming
 - Code-Phobic Alternatives

 - CSS explained
 - The Three Different Ways to Bring in CSS
 - Linked CSS
 - Embedded
 - In-line
 - Anatomy of a CSS Rule
 - Selectors
 - Tag
 - Class
 - ID
 - Nesting Selectors
 - Link Pseudo-class Selectors
 - div and span tags
 - Basic Formatting
 - Positioning and Layout
 - Links


1-page HTML Tutorial
This is a quick 1-page HTML Tutorial, from Brown University. It goes over the basics of coding HTML for your web pages, as shown in the contents below. HTML (or Hypertext Markup Language) is the actual code that web pages are written in. HTML controls the structure of your webpage (where things are placed on the screen) as well as some aspects of the appearance (how text and other items are displayed).

Although you can develop web pages using a graphical user interface using applications such as Dreamweaver and FrontPage without learning or using HTML, HTML is still useful for tweaking and making those webpages more exciting and efficient. Therefore, using these applications along with manually editing the HTML code can make you a more effective web site developer and designer.

Contents of this 1-page HTML Tutorial:

 - Web Publishing Process
 - Tag Basics
 - Simple HTML Page
 - Tag Properties
 - Images
 - Links
 - Special Characters and More on White Spaces
 - Lists
 - Naming and Coding Conventions
 - Resources



5) The Best New Free Windows, Linux, Hardware and General Computer Training Sites is a resource center for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, providing tips, tricks, troubleshooting procedures, and how-to articles.

Windows Categories:

 - DNS
 - Encryption
 - Firefox
 - Free Utilities
 - General
 - Internet Explorer
 - MS Office
 - Multimedia
 - Networking
 - Outlook Express
 - Security
 - Server Monitoring
 - Virtualization
 - Windows 2000
 - Windows 7
 - Windows Mobile
 - Windows Security
 - Windows Server 2008
 - Windows Vista
 - Windows XP
 - Windows XP SP3
 - Windows-Server-2003
 - Wireless


9 Free Windows Vista Classes

Here are 9 free 24/7 online Vista courses from HP that will help you use Vista more effectively.

Five easy ways to speed up your computer

Does it seem to take hours for programs and files to open on your computer? If so, it’s time to give your PC’s performance a boost! Here are five easy tips that will bring it up to speed in no time.

Microsoft Windows Vista Sidebar: adding gadgets  (2:15)
Make your desktop work for you by adding gadgets to the Windows Vista Sidebar.

Microsoft Windows Vista advanced customization: back up the registry  (2:03)
This animated demonstration shows you how to back up the registry in Windows Vista.

Microsoft Windows Vista advanced customization: increase bandwidth for network and internet connections  (3:23)
This animated demonstration shows you how to increase bandwidth for network and internet connections in Windows Vista.

Microsoft Windows Vista: advanced customization
Learn how to customize Windows Vista, improve its performance and change the way Windows and its built-in applications operate.

Microsoft Windows Vista: find files using basic Search  (2:45)
This animated demonstration shows you how to find files using basic Search in Windows Vista.

Microsoft Windows Vista: troubleshooting and maintenance
Learn how to get the most out of Windows Vista, from troubleshooting and updates to improving security and performance.

Microsoft Windows Vista: tune up your PC
From troubleshooting common hardware issues to fixing problems with Windows Vista, learn how to keep your PC in top condition.

Microsoft Windows Vista: use Disk Cleanup  (2:47)
You can use Disk Cleanup Wizard to save hard disk space by deleting files you might not need. Learn how in this step-by-step demonstration.


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.


Keynote is a flexible, multi-featured tabbed notebook, that offers a combination of simple and tree-type notes, rich text editor, ability to mix notes of different types in a single file and optional secure encryption using the Blowfish or Idea algorithms. It can be used as a simple scratchpad for quick notes and ideas, or as a personal contacts organizer, bookmark manager, project manager, password storage and much more. Advanced users can also take advantage of macros and plugins. You can customize the appearance of your entries, add icons and more.



PhoneDeck is a personal address and phone organizer. It offers incremental search, full search, shortcut links, alphabet index and categories with custom icons to organize your contacts. Also supported are email and web links, quick access to favorite email contacts, direct phone dialing and more. In addition, you can create internal shortcuts to link one contact with another. PhoneDeck includes an import/export wizard that allows you to import from .csv and export to text, .CSV and HTML.



MetatOGGer enables you to tag, rename and organize your Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Speex and MP3 files. It allows you to rename files based on their existing tags and also by their folder path (useful if your folder path contains the relevant artist and album names). Other features include file organizing based on tag info (copy, move etc.), manual tagging and cleaning of unwanted tags.



VisiTrax reads your music CDs. Just pop in your music CDs and VisiTrax can fetch their track titles for you automatically from the internet, using the CDDB database. The program efficiently organizes your CDs, records, tapes, and more. You can also name your own categories and media formats or quickly locate material with wild-card matching. Additional features include DJ playlist, tabsheet views, integrated CD player and an example database to get you started. This version is free for small libraries under 1000 tracks or 100 CDs.


File Waster

File Waster allows you to protect your files from prying eyes, using secure encryption technology. You can encrypt files or folders, combine them into secure cabinets and optionally compress them before encrypting. FileBuddy also includes secure file deletion, allowing you to wipe your files beyond recovery, using different security levels.


Paste & Save

You found some useful text on the Web or in a text document and you`ve copied it to the Clipboard. Now, before you can copy another text, you`ll need to open up a text editor, paste the current copy and then save it. Forget about it! Paste & Save will do this for you automatically. The program helps you to sort your information by importance, has many useful features and handy interface.  



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.

February 2009 Question of the Month: 

Why do I need to install Java and how do I find out which version I have installed?


Java is a programming language that allows programs and applications to execute on more several operating systems, namely Windows, Linux, and Unix. You need to have the Java runtime software installed for running these types of programs, which may be run through your browser or outside the browser.

Sun Microsystems provides this page of all the latest Java runtime software releases. If you have Java SE 6 Update 7, then you have the latest security fixes and probably do not need the latest version.. To find out which Java version you have installed, simply visit You can actually have 2, or even more, versions of Java installed, so using is a good way to find out which and how many versions you've got.

Don't get confused with Java versus JavaScript. JavaScript comes with all web browsers. It allows them to present more information quicker so the user experience is more interactive and rich.

I hope this helps you.

Scott Love
Site Editor

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