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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 6th 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.
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 ***This issue describes a total of 27 Software and Computer training, learning and tutorial web sites, with a total of 141 tutorial courses linked. It features many free Microsoft Office training tutorials for your learning profit and enjoyment.
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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 Microsoft Office Training from University of Pittsburgh:
Getting Started with Word 2002 (9 pages):
Getting Started with Word 2000 (10 pages):
Formatting Text and Graphics in Word 2000 (11 pages):
Formatting Text and Graphics in Word 97 (13 pages):
Getting Started With Microsoft Word 97 (10 pages):
Getting Started with Excel 2002 (9 pages):
Getting Started with Excel 2000 (10 pages):
Creating Charts and Graphs in Excel 2000 (8 pages):
Creating Charts and Graphs with Microsoft Excel 97 (8 pages):
Getting Started with Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows (10 pages):
Getting Started with PowerPoint 2002 (10 pages):
Getting Started Using PowerPoint 2000 (12 pages):
Getting Started With PowerPoint 97 (13 pages):
On-line Course Handouts from Florida State University Training:
Beginning Microsoft Word (10 pages, 193kb):
Intermediate / Advanced Microsoft Word (10 pages, 369kb):
Beginning Excel (9 pages, 27kb):
Intermediate Excel (11 pages, 31kb):
Microsoft Outlook (12 pages, 756kb):
Beginning PowerPoint (5 pages, 964kb):
Intermediate / Advanced PowerPoint (9 pages, 66kb):
Beginning Microsoft Access (13 pages, 447kb):
Intermediate / Advanced Access (15 pages, 633kb):
Microsoft Publisher (6 pages, 294kb):
Office Training Materials from the University of Florida:
Word 2000 (15 pages, 1.16mb):
Excel 2000 Tutorial (12 pages, 78kb):
PowerPoint 2000 (8 pages, 1.38mb):
How-To's for Office Software:
Basic Explanations to terms inside of Office Applications:
Office XP Toolbars Explained:
Create and Send Faxes with Office 2000:
Tracking Changes in a Shared Excel Spreadsheet:
Working with Pivot Tables in Excel:
Convert Text to Numbers in Microsoft Excel 2002:
Creating Incredible Charts in Excel:
Create HTML Documents in Word 2002:
Creating Online Forms in Word:
Creating Tables in Word:
10 Power Point Tips:
Creating Quality Power Point Presentations:
10 Visio Tips and Tricks:
Creating Websites with Publisher 2000:
Tips and Tricks for Project 2000:
Customizing Outlook 2002 Security Settings:
Adding Rules to your Inbox in Outlook:
Share Custom Categories in Outlook:
Repairing Personal Folders in Outlook:
How to make Picture Bullets in Office Applications:
Easy Way To Make a "Template" in Outlook:
Add an appointment from e-mail to your calendar in Outlook:
Office XP Tips:
A new collection of tips and tricks designed to help you understand and support Office XP. It'll help you get the most from all the Office XP apps. (4 page pdf document)
Office XP Tips and Tricks:
These six tips show you just some of the ways you can tweak and customize Office: Relocate your Task Panes, Install speech, Create speech macros, Turn off Smart Tags, Make documents private, and Make any Office your own.
3) The Best New Free Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and FrontPage Training Sites
Beginning Web Animation with Flash MX from Hewlett Packard:
In this course, you learn the most important aspects of Flash: using drawing tools, using animation timeline, editing sound, creating interactivity through ActionScripts, and using the Bandwidth Profiler and HTML templates to publish low-bandwidth content reliably. At the end of the course, you will be able to create animations and Web interface elements using almost all of Flash's interactive capabilities.
Pegaweb Web Design & Photoshop Tutorials:
Daniel Piechnick runs a graphics and web design information site, and provides free email support and advice to people learning about graphics, and especially advice and guidance for using Photoshop.
Training from the University of Rhode Island:
FrontPage 2000: Getting Your Bearings (19 pages, 176kb):
Introduction to Photoshop (9 pages, 65kb):
FrontPage Book Chapters and Tutorials from Informit.com:
Adding and Using FrontPage Components and Features:
Learn how to open a saved web site and begin editing existing pages and adding new pages, how to configure many of FrontPage 2002's components and features.
The Page View: Windows, Icons, and Menus:
Beautify your workspace: discover what is involved when using icons, windows, and menus.
Creating Pages with FrontPage Templates:
This chapter teaches you how to use bibliography and layout templates to coordinate your pages. Randall and Jones also outline the steps for creating your own custom template.
Learn how to use advanced settings to configure FrontPage.
Developing the Basic Page: Text and Lists:
In this chapter, the authors delineate the basic design principles behind a quality Web page.
Tutorials from Macromedia.com:
Using Flash MX Tutorials (pdf, 2.8mb):
Using Flash 5 Tutorials (pdf, 2.2mb):
Using Dreamweaver MX Tutorials (pdf, 816kb):
Using Dreamweaver 4 Tutorials (pdf, 2.6mb):
Using Fireworks 4 Tutorials (pdf, 4.0mb):
Using Freehand 10 Tutorials (pdf, 4.1mb):
Using Director 8.5 Tutorials (pdf, 2.8mb):
Using Ultradev 4 Tutorials (pdf, -777kb):
On-line Course Handouts from Florida State University Training:
Dreamweaver (14 pages, 386kb):
Photoshop: Introduction (42 pages, 5.1mb):
Photoshop: Intermediate (70 pages, 4.2mb):
Photoshop and Flash Training from City Collegiate:
Six Free Photoshop 5.5 Training Lessons:
These lessons cover: Primary Settings, Drawing Toolbar, Selection Tools, Marque Selection Tools, Magic Wand Tool, Move Tool, Lasso Tool, Paint Brush Tool, Zoom Tool, Line Tool, Eye Dropper Tool, Pencil Tool, Brush Size & Shape, Dodge Tool, Blur Effects, Rubber Tool, Eraser Tool, Color, Layers, Layer and Gradient Effects.
Nine Free Flash Training Lessons:
These lessons cover: Drawing Tools, Rectangle Tools, Arrow Tool, Paint Bucket Tool, Movie Properties, Alignment, Convert bitmaps into vector, Color, Gradient color, Timeline, Layers, Animations, Motion tween, Shape tween, Rotate animations, Animate colors, Masking, Sound, Buttons, Tips and Techniques.
FrontPage 2000 Training from the University of Florida: (2.70mb, 15 pages):
Free Training from Cornell University:
Introduction to Flash:
Dreamweaver 4.0 (188 pages, 3.7mb):
FrontPage 2000 (174 pages, 3.2mb):
4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites
On-line Course Handouts from Florida State University Training:
HTML Programming - Introduction (22 pages, 963kb):
Cascading Style Sheets:
Using your Browser (9 pages, 407kb):
HTML Programming Training from the University of Hawaii:
An Introduction to Web Technology:
An HTML Primer:
Basic HTML Codes:
A Web Glossary:
Writing Good HTML and Optimizing for Slow Links:
Advanced Features in HTML:
Online Course Materials from Cornell University:
Enhance Your Web Page:
Introduction to HTML:
Intermediate HTML: Tables:
Intermediate HTML: Frames and Multimedia:
Managing Web Projects:
Advanced Web Design Tutorials from the University of Windsor:
XML & DTDs:
Style Sheets 1:
Document Object Model:
Document Object Model Examples:
Examples of Events:
ActiveX & VBScript:
E-Commerce & Security:
Server Side Scripting:
PHP 1 - Introduction:
PHP 2 - Forms:
PHP 3 - Files
PHP Examples from lectures:
5) The Best New Free Windows, Linux, Hardware and General Computer Training Sites
Free Windows and Linux Training from University of Pittsburgh:
Getting Started with Windows 2000 for Windows and Macintosh Users (11 pages):
Getting Started with Windows Millennium (Me) for Windows Users (10 pages):
Getting Started with Linux Workstations (4 pages):
On-line Course Handouts from Florida State University Training:
Introduction to Windows 98/NT/2000 (7 pages, 63kb):
Streaming Media (4 pages, 70kb):
Personal Computer Security:
Windows XP and 2000 Tips and Tricks:
Many good techniques to customize Windows and make it run smoother and more efficient, with less problems.
PC Basics Training from the University of Florida: (179kb, 5 pages):
An excellent collection of information and tutorials about hardware in general and PC hardware in particular.
6) Software, Office and Computer Sites and Downloads Worth Mentioning
The Bumper EBook of Outlook 2002 Tips:
Over 70 tips, many with screenshots. Contains tips on Email, Calendar, Customising and Contacts. Although designed for Outlook 2002, most tips will work with Outlook 2000 as well. (You will need Winzip to open this file), sile size is 1.8MB.)
Computer Tips Directory:
This ebook contains over 100 computer, software and internet tips and tricks to save you time and provide lots of fun. (802kb)
The Windows Registry Guide:
This excellent guide shows lots of tips for the Windows Registry. Also shows Tips for Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and Microsoft Office. (939kb)
The Best Tips, Secrets and Shortcuts for Windows ME: http://www.ebook-answers.com/free-ebooks/windowsme.zip
Contains 48 tips for using Windows ME. Useful for Beginners, Advanced and Expert. (You will need Winzip and Acrobat Reader to view this file, size is 254kb,)
Cnet Guide to Using Windows XP (Demo):
Contains 29 pages of tips including the top 20 Security Tips for Windows XP and How to Burn a CD-R or CD-RW. (1.4mb)
7) Question of the Month about Software Training:
Each month Jeff Love will answer a current or important question that we have received about computer and software training.
August 2003 Question:
Are there any free resources for those who are disable to learni how to access Microsoft Office and other applications?
If you have difficulty reading or handling printed materials, you can obtain the documentation for many Microsoft products in more accessible formats on this page,
Accessible Documentation for Microsoft Products:
Windows, Office, and Internet Accessibility Step by Step Tutorials: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/default.aspx
Here are many keyboard shortcut guides and tutorials from these sites:
Word 2000 Step by Step Tutorials for Accessibility Options: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/office2000/default.aspx
Outlook 2000 Step by Step Tutorials for Accessibility Options: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/outlook2000/default.aspx
Word 2002 Step by Step Tutorials for Accessibility Options: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/word2002/default.aspx
Outlook 2002 Step by Step Tutorials for Accessibility Options: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/outlook2002/default.aspx
Windows 2000 Step by Step Tutorials for Accessibility Options: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/windows2000/default.aspx
Windows XP Professional and Home Step by Step Tutorials for Accessibility Options: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/windowsxp/default.aspx
Windows Me Step by Step Tutorials for Accessibility Options: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/windowsme/default.aspx
Internet Explorer 6 Step by Step Tutorials for Accessibility Options: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie6/default.aspx
Making it easier to work with Windows with low or no vision:
I hope this helps you.
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