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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, and other Adobe and 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!

This is our 7th 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 32 Software and Computer training, learning and tutorial web sites, with a total of 81 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.


Microsoft Office Training from University of Bristol:

  What's new in Microsoft Office 2000:
  http://www.bris.ac.uk/is/selfhelp/documentation/office00-r1/office00-r1.htm

  Basics of Microsoft Office 2000:
  http://www.bris.ac.uk/is/selfhelp/documentation/office00-i1/office00-i1.htm

  A guided tour of Microsoft Office (42 pages): 
  http://www.bris.ac.uk/is/selfhelp/documentation/office00-t1/office00-t1.htm

  Supporting Microsoft Office 2000:
  http://www.bris.ac.uk/is/selfhelp/documentation/office00-s1/office00-s1.htm

  Integrating Office 2000 - Putting it all together: 
  http://www.bris.ac.uk/is/selfhelp/documentation/office00-s1/office00-s1.htm

  Working with Graphics Objects in Office 2000: 
  http://www.bris.ac.uk/is/selfhelp/documentation/office00-t3/office00-t3.htm

 


Tutorials and Online Computer Workshops from Lehman College:

  Word 97 and 2000 Tutorials:
  http://humanities.lehman.cuny.edu/techservices/wsword97.htm

  Excel 2000 Tutorials:
  http://humanities.lehman.cuny.edu/techservices/wsexcel2k.htm

  Outlook Tutorials:
  http://humanities.lehman.cuny.edu/techservices/wsoutlookex.htm

  FrontPage 2000 Tutorials:
  http://humanities.lehman.cuny.edu/techservices/wsfp2000.htm

  PowerPoint Tutorials:
  http://humanities.lehman.cuny.edu/techservices/wsppt.htm

  Access Tutorials:
  http://humanities.lehman.cuny.edu/techservices/wsaccess.htm

  Mailmerge Tutorial:
  http://humanities.lehman.cuny.edu/techservices/asstpdfs/mailmerge.pdf

  Publisher 2000 Tutorial:
  http://humanities.lehman.cuny.edu/techservices/publisher/pub2000.doc

  Getting Results using Office 97 by Microsoft: 
  http://humanities.lehman.cuny.edu/techservices/GettingResults/CONT1.HTM  
  A manual showing how to create memos, letters, mail merge, and many other documents.

 


PowerPoint Class from the University of Manchester: 
http://www2.umist.ac.uk/isd/lwt/apt/ppclass/index.shtml

  Working with Text
  http://www2.umist.ac.uk/isd/lwt/apt/ppclass/text/index.shtml

  Backgrounds:
  http://www2.umist.ac.uk/isd/lwt/apt/ppclass/bckgrnds/index.shtml

  Graphics
  http://www2.umist.ac.uk/isd/lwt/apt/ppclass/graphics/index.shtml

  Multimedia
  http://www2.umist.ac.uk/isd/lwt/apt/ppclass/dynpp/index.shtml

  Time saving Tips
  http://www2.umist.ac.uk/isd/lwt/apt/ppclass/timesave/index.shtml

  Interactive PowerPoint
  http://www2.umist.ac.uk/isd/lwt/apt/ppclass/interact/index.shtml

  Delivery
  http://www2.umist.ac.uk/isd/lwt/apt/ppclass/deliver/index.htm

  Publish to the Web
  http://www2.umist.ac.uk/isd/lwt/apt/ppclass/deliver/web/index.shtml

 


The first 3 chapters of these online training courses from vtc.vom are available for Free:

  Microsoft Word 2000:
  http://www.vtc.com/word2000.htm?dealercode=A168

  Microsoft Excel 2000:
  http://www.vtc.com/excel2000.htm?dealercode=A168

  Microsoft Project 2000:
  http://www.vtc.com/project2000.htm?dealercode=A168

  Microsoft Access 2000:
  http://www.vtc.com/access2000.htm?dealercode=A168

  Microsoft Outlook 2000:
  http://www.vtc.com/outlook2000.htm?dealercode=A168

 


Office XP Tips and Resources from Microsoft.com:

  OfficeXP Resources:
  http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q293/3/03.ASP

  Office XP Main Page:
  http://www.microsoft.com/office/default.asp

  Office XP Tips Center:
  http://office.microsoft.com/assistance

  Office XP Developers:
  http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/xp/

 


PowerPoint Tutorials:
http://www.magma.ca/~daoust/tutorials.html

At the Makeover Zone, you will learn how easy it is to add professional polish to your PowerPoint presentations. With example projects, we will guide you in transforming your presentation with simple techniques that provide powerful results.

 


Project Management Articles and Tools:
http://www.projectmanagertraining.com/articles_pm.html

Contains an index of Project Management Articles and Tools. Over 20 different articles available including one on Microsoft Project http://www.projectmanagertraining.com/art_msdiscuss.html.

 


Office 2000 Tutorials - links:
http://www.uis.edu/~ctl/training/resources.htm

This is a list of Microsoft Office Resources found by the University of Illinois. Includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

 




 

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


Tutorials from the TechiWarehouse:

Photoshop:

  Photoshop Tutorials:
 
http://www.techiwarehouse.com/Photo_Shop/Photo_Shop_Tutorial.html

  35 Photoshop Tips:
 
http://www.techiwarehouse.com/Photo_Shop/index.html


Flash:

  Flash Tutorial:
 
http://www.techiwarehouse.com/Flash/Flash_Tutorial.html  
  This tutorial covers the basic conceptsvof flash and animation and how to make a Flash movie.

  28 Flash Tips:
 
http://www.techiwarehouse.com/Flash/index.html

 


Guides and Books from InformIT:

  Photoshop Reference Guide:
 
http://www.informit.com/topics/index.asp?guide=photoshop

  Flash Reference Guide:
 
http://www.informit.com/...068}

  Teach Yourself Photoshop in 14 Days:
 
http://165.193.123.40/...B67}

  Sams Teach Yourself CorelDRAW 8 in 24 Hours: 
  http://165.193.123.40/...18A}

  Teach Yourself Illustrator in 24 Hours: 
  http://165.193.123.40/...1E0}

 


Acrobat Tutorial Links:
http://www.acrobattraining.com/

This site offers links in a weblog format to free Adobe Acrobat tutorials and resources. Includes tips for creating PDF eBooks and other types of documents.

 


Adobe GoLve Tutorials:
http://www.adobe.com/web/tips/glvvtco/main.html

This site contains dozens of training videos for Adobe GoLive 5 and GoLive 4. Includes Getting Started videos for both Macintosh and Windows.

 


Adobe PageMaker Tutorials:
http://desktoppub.about.com/compute/desktoppub/msubpmkr.htm

Access PageMaker tutorials for working with text and graphics. Learn how to generate PDF and HTML from PageMaker. Resolve prepress issues and get scripting lessons.

 


Desktop publishing tutorials from Lycos:

Tutorials for Quark Express, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Pagemaker:
http://www.corkrum.com/tutorials/publishing.html

  Adobe Pagemaker 6.5-Tutorials:
 
http://howto.lycos.com/lycos/topic/1,,10+58+26068,00.html

  Adobe InDesign Tutorials:
 
http://howto.lycos.com/lycos/topic/1,,10+55+26151,00.html

  Adobe FrameMaker Tutorials:
 
http://howto.lycos.com/lycos/topic/1,,10+55+26033,00.html

  Adobe FrameMaker Projects:
 
http://howto.lycos.com/lycos/topic/1,,10+55+26109,00.html

  Microsoft Publisher Tutorials:
 
http://howto.lycos.com/lycos/topic/1,,10+58+26173,00.html

 




4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites


HTML tutorials:
http://www.lunarpages.com/htmlhelp.html

This site contains some links to sites that provide help with creating HTML.

 


Code Toad:
http://www.codetoad.com/

Free HTML, JavaScript, Java, ASP, DHTML, Visual Basic and XML code tutorials and scripts are offered on this site.

 


Internet 101:
http://www.winterwren.com/internet101/index.html

This site has a nice tutorial that explains the basics of the Internet.

 


webTeacher Tutorial:
http://www.webteacher.org/windows.html

A self-paced online course that takes you through the following topics: Web Basics, Communicating, Multimedia, Home Page Construction, Peripherals and Utilities, and the Web in Classroom.

 


Sizzling HTML Jalfrezi - HTML Tutorial and Tips:
http://vzone.virgin.net/sizzling.jalfrezi/enter.htm

Sizzling HTML Jalfrezi is a comprehensive guide to writing web sites. Whether you're a beginner or a design professional, you'll find what you need here; quickly and clearly.

 


Internet Brothers HTML Tutorial:
http://internetbrothers.com/html_basics.htm

This free online course is broken into seven sections including HTML Tags, Manipulating Text, Hyperlinks, Graphic Images and more. You may begin at any time and work at your own pace. No registration is required.

 




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


System Setup Secrets for Windows XP:
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=12803122

Fred's real-world, step-by-step advice for setting up a Windows XP-based PC in ways better than the defaults.

 


Operating System Tutorials form the TechiWarehouse:

  Linux:
 
http://www.techiwarehouse.com/Linux/index.html

  Windows 2000:
 
http://www.techiwarehouse.com/W2k/index.html

  Windows 98:
 
http://www.techiwarehouse.com/W98/index.html

  Windows NT:
 
http://www.techiwarehouse.com/WNT/index.html

  Windows XP:
 
http://www.techiwarehouse.com/WXP/index.html

 


Using Windows XP:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/default.asp

Find out how to put the features of Windows XP Professional to work for you

 


Windows XP Tips:
http://www.dzfx.com/workshops/list/2/Windows_XP_Tips

Includes tips on System Restore, burning CDs, Keeping XP up to Date, and 20 other tips.

 


Introduction to Windows XP:
http://www.certyourself.com/index.cfm?pageid=446

This guide summarizes some important new features in Windows XP Professional from a 70-270 exam perspective.

 


10 Things to do First with Windows XP:
http://www.winplanet.com/winplanet/tips/3942/1/

Top Tips and Tweaks for Customization and Convenience

 


Windows XP - Revving The Engine:

Part 1:
http://www.myitforum.com/articles/15/view.asp?id=3858  
With the release of Windows XP it appears that Microsoft was trying to woo the public with a pretty operating system and sacrificed speed for a little bit of visual appeal...

Part 2:
http://www.myitforum.com/articles/15/view.asp?id=3861  
Here are some more tips and tricks to get you speeding down the Windows XP highway.

Part 3:
http://www.myitforum.com/articles/15/view.asp?id=3860  
In the previous two articles we have been discussing ways of speeding up the Windows XP operating system in order to achieve more efficiency. Here are some more tips that will help you soar through your Windows XP experience.

 




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


Update your Microsoft Office with the latest Service Packs:

Office 2000 Service Pack 3:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...71033

Office XP Service Pack 2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...41033

Office 97 Service Pack 1:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...91033

 


Attachment Options:
http://www.slovaktech.com/attachmentoptions.htm

COM add-in by Outlook MVP Ken Slovak that adds an Attachment Security Options page to the Tools | Options dialog in Outlook 2002 to allow you to manage which file attachments are blocked

 


PocketKnife:
http://www.xintercept.com/

System tray add-in to quickly look up Outlook 2000 contacts, use contact data in Word 2000 letters and other documents, assign hotkeys to Outlook folders and tasks, dial contacts, and launch shortcuts.





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.

September 2003 Question:

Is there a good free learning and training site for average computer users to learn about things like computer security, operating systems and computer hardware?

Answer: 

PC911: Friendly Computer Help in Plain English is one of the best resources for the average user to learn how to use and effectively administer a computer. It contains many helpful how-to guides that will help you fix problems, learn more about Windows, software, and hardware, understand your PC better, get more out of your PC, and much more.

Here is the link:
http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto.html


I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com

 




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