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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 9th 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 40 Software and Computer training, learning and tutorial web sites, with a total of 110 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 Training from Macalester College:

  Beginning PowerPoint XP for Windows:
  http://www.macalester.edu/cit/docs/classes/powerpointbegxp.pdf

  Beginning PowerPoint 2000 for Windows: 
  http://www.macalester.edu/cit/docs/classes/powerpoint00beg.pdf

  Intermediate PowerPoint XP for Windows: 
  http://www.macalester.edu/cit/docs/classes/powerpointintermxp.pdf

  Intermediate PowerPoint 2000 for Windows: 
  http://www.macalester.edu/cit/docs/classes/powerpoint00interm.pdf

 


Tutorials from OfficeTutorials.com:

  Access (database) Tutorials:
  http://www.officetutorials.com/accesstutorials.htm

  Excel (spreadsheet) Tutorials:
  http://www.officetutorials.com/exceltutorials.htm

  FrontPage (web) Tutorials:
  http://www.officetutorials.com/frontpagetutorials.htm

  Outlook (email) Tutorials:
  http://www.officetutorials.com/outlooktutorials.htm

  PowerPoint (presentation) Tutorials:
  http://www.officetutorials.com/powerpointtutorials.htm

  Publisher (desktop publishing) Tutorials:
  http://www.officetutorials.com/publishertutorials.htm

 


Training Handouts from Berkeley University:

  Beginning Excel 97:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/PCBeg_Excel5.pdf

  Intermediate Excel 97:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/PCInter_Excel5.pdf

  Advanced Excel 2000:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/pc_excel_3.pdf

  Beginning Word 97:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/PCBeg_Word97.pdf

  Intermediate Word 97:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/PCInter_Word97.pdf

  Beginning Excel for Macintosh:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/MacBeg_Excel.pdf

  Intermediate Excel for Macintosh:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/MacInter_Excel.pdf

  Beginning Word for Macintosh:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/MacBeg_Word6.pdf

  Intermediate Word for Macintosh:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/MacInter_Word6.pdf

  Introduction to Pagemaker for Macintosh: 
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/mac_pm_1.pdf

  Intermediate Pagemaker for Macintosh: 
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/mac_pm_2.pdf

 


Training Manual from Seattle University:

  Introduction to Microsoft Excel:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/exl001a.pdf

  Worksheets, Database Management and Printing:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/exl002a.pdf

  Microsoft Excel Charts:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/exl003a.pdf

  Microsoft Excel Formulas, Functions, Linking & Protecting:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/exl004.pdf

  Importing and Exporting for Microsoft Office: 
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/ofc001a.pdf

  Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/ppt002a.pdf

  PowerPoint Graphics:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/ppt002b.pdf

  PowerPoint Presentation Options:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/ppt002c.pdf

  Introduction to Microsoft Word:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/wrd001a.pdf

  Mail Merge with Microsoft Word:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/wrd002a.pdf

  Microsoft Word Forms:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/wrd003a.pdf

  Organization and Layout of Microsoft Word Documents: 
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/wrd004.pdf

 


Word 2002 Beginning:
http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/etc/paul/software/Word/begwordxp.pdf

An excellent 15 page intro to Word 2002. In pdf format.

 


University of Sydney: Word Help:
http://staff.library.usyd.edu.au/training/wordhelp.html

University of Sydney: Word Troubleshooting Course Handouts:
http://staff.library.usyd.edu.au/training/Word_Handouts.htm

 


PowerPoint 2000 Basics Tutorial:
http://www.iupui.edu/%7Ewebtrain/tutorials/powerpoint2000_basics.html

PowerPoint 97 Basics Tutorial:
http://www.iupui.edu/%7Ewebtrain/tutorials/powerpoint97_basics.html

Word 97 Tutorial:
http://www.iupui.edu/%7Ewebtrain/tutorials/word97.html

 


How to Track Changes in Word 97 and 2000:
http://www.woodyswatch.com/wowmm/archtemplate.asp?v3-n03 http://www.woodyswatch.com/wowmm/archtemplate.asp?v3-n04 http://www.woodyswatch.com/wowmm/archtemplate.asp?v3-n05

This is a three-part tutorial on how to tell Word to Track Changes.





 

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


Training Handouts from Berkeley University:

  Beginning Dreamweaver:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/beg_dream.pdf

  Intermediate Dreamweaver:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/inter_dream.pdf

 


Training Manuals from Seattle University:

  Macromedia Dreamweaver MX:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/drwmx1a.pdf

  Introduction to Microsoft FrontPage:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/fpg0012.pdf

  Microsoft FrontPage Graphics:
  http://www.seattleu.edu/it/training/Manuals/fpg002a.pdf

 


Download Books at ebone.at :
http://ebone.at/files.php?show=Books

  Creating Shockwave Web Pages:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/creating_shockwave_web_pages.zip

  Flash 5 Action Script Reference:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/actionscript_reference.zip

  Flash 5 Keyboard shortcuts:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/flash_5_kb_shortcuts.zip

  Macromedia Director 8.5:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/whats_new_85.zip

  Macromedia Dreamweaver 4:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/using_dreamweaver4.zip

  Macromedia Fireworks 4:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/using_fireworks4.zip

  Macromedia Flash 4:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/Macromedia-Flash-4-eng.rar

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

 


Flash Tutorials:
http://www.flashthief.com/tutorials/index.htm

Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Flash Tutorials are available at this site, many topics are covered.

 


FrontPage 2000 Basics Tutorial:
http://www.iupui.edu/%7Ewebtrain/tutorials/frontpage_basics.html

FrontPage XP Basics Tutorial:
http://www.iupui.edu/%7Ewebtrain/tutorials/frontpage_xp_basics.html

 


Help Sheets:

  Macromedia Fireworks 3
  http://www.bsu.edu/ucslabs/SoftwareHelp/Guides/Fireworks3.pdf

  Macromedia Dreamweaver 4
  http://www.bsu.edu/ucslabs/SoftwareHelp/Guides/Dreamweaver4.pdf

  Macromedia Flash 4
  http://www.bsu.edu/ucslabs/SoftwareHelp/Guides/flash4.pdf

  Adobe PhotoShop 5.0
  http://www.bsu.edu/ucslabs/SoftwareHelp/Guides/photoshop5.pdf

 


Photoshop 7 Tutorials:
http://www.cbtcafe.com/photoshop/index.htm

Contains tutorials on creating 3D effects, using the trim command, creating custom actions, and batch processing.

 


Dreamweaver MX Tutorials:
http://www.cbtcafe.com/dreamweaver/index.htm

Contains tutorials for creating anchor links, creating rollovers, creating pop up windows, and closing pop up windows.

 


Fireworks MX Tutorials:
http://www.cbtcafe.com/fireworks/index.html

Contains tutorials for isolating and changing object colors, using masking, removing an image from a background, and selected color change.

 


Dreamweaver MX Tutorials:
http://www.cbtcafe.com/flash/index.html

Contains tutorials for 3D Text Rotation, Flash templates, Layer Folders, and Guide Layers.





4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites

 

Free Training from Macalester College:

  World Wide Web and Netscape:
  http://www.macalester.edu/cit/docs/classes/netscapeclass.pdf

  Netscape Composer:
  http://www.macalester.edu/cit/docs/classes/composer.pdf

  Beginning HTML:
  http://www.macalester.edu/cit/docs/classes/beghtml.pdf

  HTML: Beyond the Basics:
  http://www.macalester.edu/cit/docs/classes/htmlbeyond.pdf

 


Training Handouts from the Berkeley University:

  Beginning HTML Training:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/html1.pdf

  Intermediate HTML Training:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/html2.pdf

  Advanced HTML Training:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/html3.pdf

 


Internet Basics Tutorial:
http://www.iupui.edu/%7Ewebtrain/tutorials/internet_basics.html

WsFTP Tutorial:
http://www.iupui.edu/%7Ewebtrain/tutorials/ws_ftp.html

 


Download Books at ebone.at:
http://ebone.at/files.php?show=Books

  Web Programming with Perl 5:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/WEB_PROGRAMMING_WITH_PERL_5.ZIP

  Perl 5 Quick Reference:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/PERL_QUICK_REFERENCE.ZIP

  MySQL Handbook:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/manual-split.tar.gz

  Laura Lemay's Web Workshop Activex and Vbscript: 
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/activex_and_vbscript.zip

  CGI Developers Guide:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/CGI_DEVELOPERS_GUIDE.ZIP

  CGI Manual of Style:
  http://ebone.at/download.php?id=57&filename=CGI_MANUAL_OF_STYLE.ZIP

  Apache Server Survival Guide :
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/CGI_MANUAL_OF_STYLE.ZIP

  ActiveX Scripting:
  http://ebone.at/files/Books/activexscripting.zip

 


HTML Authoring Tutorial:

  Part 1:
  http://elearning.cant.ac.uk/resources/tutorials/HTML_Authoring/HTML1.pdf

  Part 2:
  http://elearning.cant.ac.uk/resources/tutorials/HTML_Authoring/HTML2.pdf

  Part 3:
  http://elearning.cant.ac.uk/resources/tutorials/HTML_Authoring/HTML3.pdf

  Part 4:
  http://elearning.cant.ac.uk/resources/tutorials/HTML_Authoring/HTML4.pdf

  Part 5:
  http://elearning.cant.ac.uk/resources/tutorials/HTML_Authoring/HTML5.pdf

 


HTML Tutorial:
http://www.pcns.net/chalksoft/webpage

Shows how to add text, graphics, link pages, and create lists. Has a test for you to test your skills at the end.

 




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

 

Training Handouts from Berkeley University:

  Introduction to Windows:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/PCIntro_Win.pdf

  Introduction to UNIX:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/UNIX.pdf

  Intermediate UNIX:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/inter_unix.pdf

  Introduction to the Macintosh:
  http://facility.berkeley.edu/pdf_files/introMac.pdf

 


Introduction to Windows 2000 Training Course Manual: 
http://staff.library.usyd.edu.au/training/Windows2000_Handouts.htm

Covers all of the basic operations that you will use in your day-to-day work like saving documents, finding them again and backing them up. Also discusses computer security and the things you can change on your desktop environment (eg. toolbars) and the things you can't change.

 


Upgrading to Windows XP:
http://www.hplearningcenter.com/course/course.jsp?courseId=47

Objectives include learning about Windows XP, select the appropriate version of Windows XP, XP activation and privacy issues, evaluating hardware needs, and upgrading challenges.

 


Articles About Screensavers:
http://www.elasticsystems.com/articles.html

In these articles you will find background information about screensavers and their history. You will also learn how Windows screensavers differ from other programs and how you can use it to your own advantage. Also there are some tips for users owning laptops, notebooks or CD-burning devices.

 


Unix Basics:
http://www.iupui.edu/%7Ewebtrain/tutorials/unix_basics.html

 


Learning MS-DOS:
http://www.credochs.org/courses/IT/msdos/default.htm

 


Networking Fundamentals:
http://www.d-m.com/tutorial.htm

 


Introduction to Operating Systems Tutorials:
http://www.unila.ac.id/~fe/mgt/courses/pam131/bahan/win95/DEFAULT.HTM
 
http://crisceb.unina2.it/Mari/opsys2.html

 


Introduction to UNIX Tutorials:

http://crisceb.unina2.it/Mari/opsys2.html  
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~greif/cse2_3391/unix13a.html
 
http://www.credochs.org/courses/IT/unix/default.htm
 
http://eserver.bell.ac.uk/mirrors/unix/ostart.htm
http://www.nhh.no/geo/unix-dem/ostart.htm

 




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

 

Excel 97 Add-ins and Templates:
http://www.bizoffice.com/soft_msoffice_excel.html

 


Hotmail Popper:
http://www.boolean.ca/hotpop/

Check your hotmail e-mail from any POP mail client.

 


Spam Inspector 4.0:
http://www.giantcompany.com/(kj5cam45kgu2t231ep1o0cuj)/default.aspx

This is a good spam blocking program it has cut the amount of spam that I receive by 99%.





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.


November 2003 Question: 
Do you have a search engine for your tutorials?

Answer: 

Yes, we do have a search engine. You can access the search engine by going to any page on www.educationonlineforcomputers.com and using the search form on the left-hand side. This will search our entire database of tutorials for the keywords that you specify.

Also, if you have a web site where you would like to let your visitors search for free software training, you can put our search form on your site and customize it any way you'd like. Please check out this page on our site: http://www.educationonlineforcomputers.com/free-software-training-for-your-website-visitors.php

I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com

 




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