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April 28, 2006

Fireworks MX Illustrated and Movie Tutorials

Cbtcafe.com offers the following excellent illustrated and movie tutorials for Fireworks that will help you learn how to use this Macromedia graphics application. You will need Quicktime for the movie tutorials.

Fireworks MX Illustrated and Movie Tutorials


All Fireworks Tutorials at Cbtcafe.com:


Paste Inside

Fireworks MX 2004: Paste Inside Masking Tutorial

In this Fireworks tutorial you’ll learn how to place one image inside of another image using vector masking

View Tutorial

Cloning

Fireworks MX 2004: Cloning an Area of One Image to a Specified Area of Another Image

Learn how to combine the Bitmap Selection tools with the Rubber Stamp tool to copy an area from one image into a constrained area of another image

View Tutorial

Custom Color Swatches

Fireworks MX 2004: Custom Color Palettes

Learn how to create your own custom color palettes in Fireworks MX 2004 without being an expert on color

View Tutorial

Isolating Changing Color of an Object

Isolating and Changing the Color of an Object by Combining Selection Tools

Fireworks MX tutorial designed to help you learn to combine your selection tools to isolate difficult objects

QuickTime | HTML

PaintMasking

Using Masking to Replace One Object with Another

In this tutorial you’ll learn to replace one object with another using masking.

QuickTime | HTML

Removing a solid colored background color

Removing an Image From a Solid Colored Background and Placing it Over A New Background

Learn how to remove an object or image from its current background and place it over a new background

QuickTime | HTML

Fireworks MX Color Change

Selected Color Change

Using the selection tools in Fireworks 4 you can isolate and modify selected areas of an image. In this lesson, you’ll learn to change the color of a selected area of an image.

View Tutorial

Fireworks MX Perspective Shadow Effect

Perspective Shadow-MX

Create realistic perspective shadows for your objects and images

Flash Video Lesson | HTML Lesson


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5 PowerPoint Movie Tutorials

The following are five PowerPoint tutorial movies that demonstrate some of the tips & tricks you can do to unlock PowerPoint’s capabilities. You will need Quicktime to view these.

5 PowerPoint Movie Tutorials


More Ways Than One In PowerPoint

More Ways Than One

There are more ways than one to do the same tasks in PowerPoint and this PowerPoint tutorial will look at the various options you have.


Customizing PowerPoint

Customizing The Toolbar

This PowerPoint tutorial will show demonstrate how you can customize PowerPoint to work the way you do


Using Guides In PowerPoint

Multiple Guides

This PowerPoint tutorial will demonstrate how to create multiple guides when laying out your PowerPoint slides


Greyscale Preview In PowerPoint

Greyscale Preview

Optimize your PowerPoint presentation to print or fax in Black & White without affecting the color


Inserting Unique Symbols In PowerPoint

Inserting Unique Symbols

This PowerPoint tutorial will demonstrate how to insert copyright, trademark, monetary & other unique text symbols into PowerPoint



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April 27, 2006

Mail Merge in Office XP and Office 2003

Here is a nicely written and illustrated 4-page tutorial, in pdf format, teaching how to perform the mail merge feature using Office XP or Office 2003. It contains great screen shots as it moves step by step through the process of merging name and addresses to be mailed.

Mail Merge in Office XP and Office 2003

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Javascript and CSS Tutorials

Here are davesite.com‘s Javascript tutorial pages and their Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) tutorial, along with links to their web design tutorial and their beginner’s guide to the Internet. The CSS tutorial is very well done and will engage you with its content interactively.

Dave’s JavaScript Guide
Looking to learn how easy it is to program JavaScript? This Java Script tutorial is for you!

CSS: An Interactive Tutorial for Beginners
Learn Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) interactively by example in this Interactive Tutorial for Beginners. With the help of this hands-on CSS tutorial, you can learn virtually every aspect of CSS1, by example, according to the official W3C specifications.
  1. Introduction to CSS
  2. Basics of CSS
  3. All About Selectors
  4. CSS Background and CSS Color
  5. CSS Fonts and Text
  6. CSS Links
  7. CSS Lists
  8. CSS Margin
  9. CSS Padding
  10. CSS Border
  11. Good CSS Design
  12. Resources

Dave’s Web Site Design Tutorial

Dave’s Beginners Guide to the Internet

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Preparing Your Dreamweaver Coding Environment

In this free book chapter covering the Dreamweaver Coding Environment, you’ll learn how to access and use the many options you have for working with code in Dreamweaver, and how to configure your coding environment to support your own style of working with code. Building Web applications is back-end work that focuses on coding. This chapter explains the details on how to set up your Dreamweaver coding environment before you start working directly with code. Dreamweaver has several document view options, which include Code, Design, and Split (Code and Design combined). While all three views can be useful when developing Web applications, you’re likely to use Code view most often, because application development usually involves more work with code than with design.  Dreamweaver lets you do all your code work by hand or automate coding tasks with Dreamweaver’s code tools.

Preparing Your Dreamweaver Coding Environment

Contents

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April 26, 2006

An Interactive Tutorial Course in HTML and Web Site Design

This is an excellent HTML Coding Tutorial Course and Guide, courtesy of davesite.com. Learn how to code HTML with this free help guide and tutorial. This HTML coding tutorial and guide is easy, interactive, and uses examples to help you understand the tags and concepts. The HTML code and tag topics cover writing code, uploading pages, tables, frames, counters, and sounds. Also included here are web site design tutorial chapters for learning design considerations, layouts, backgrounds, colors, page divisions, and using tables for layouts.

This tutorial course is for anyone who is serious about learning how to code HTML and how to design attractive and compelling web sites. Perhaps you want your own web page, or an entire web site. Perhaps you’re setting up a web site for your business or organization. You’ve come to the right place. You do not need any prior experience in making web pages to take this course.

An Interactive Tutorial Course in HTML and Web Site Design


Basic Tutorial Chapters

Advanced Tutorial Chapters

Web Site Design Tutorial Chapters


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50 Photoshop Tutorials from Photoshoptower.com

Here are 50 nicely illustrated, step-by-step Photoshop tutorials offered by Photoshoptower.com. These will help you create and develop your own web layouts and graphic designs.

50 Photoshop Tutorials from Photoshoptower.com



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Tutorials and Help for Microsoft Visio 2003

Here are lots of tutorials, articles, and support documents for helping you learn and use Microsoft Visio 2003. These will get you up-to-speed on and using many of the basic and advanced features of this graphical, diagramming, and workflow application. These are authored by Microsoft.

Tutorials and Help for Microsoft Visio 2003


» Startup and Settings
Installing and Activating Visio | Accessibility | Getting Help | More…

» Setting Up Your Workspace
Working with Menus and Toolbars | Arranging Windows and Stencils | Restoring Original Settings

» Creating Drawings
Block Diagrams | Brainstorming Diagrams | Building Plans | More…

» Working with Drawings
Viewing Drawings | Working with Pages | Working with Layers | More…

» Working with Shapes and Text
Finding and Adding Shapes | Positioning Shapes | Adding and Formatting Text | More…

» Printing
Printing Large Drawings | Preparing Drawings for Printing | Printing Drawings

» Sharing Information
Reviewing Drawings | Sharing Information with Other People | Sharing Information with Other Programs | More…

» Work Essentials with Visio
Administration | Team Collaboration | Consulting | More…

» Visio and the Web
Office System files on Web servers | Publishing to the Web | Using Hyperlinks in Drawings | More…

» Using Your Data in Drawings
Entering Data in Shapes | Creating Reports from Data | Linking Shapes and Drawings to Databases

» Security and Privacy
Digital Signatures | Macro Virus Protection | Privacy | More…

» Automating Tasks and Programmability
ActiveX Controls | Macros

» Language-Specific Features
Working with Asian Languages | Working with Vertical Text

» Visio at Home

» Columns, Demos, and Quizzes
Crabby Office Lady | Taming Templates | Demos | More…


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April 25, 2006

2 Free Microsoft Office Ebooks

Here are 2 free Microsoft Office Ebooks: ‘Microsoft Office 2003 in 10 Steps’ and ‘Excel for Dummies’.

The links for these 2 ebooks are in this google groups post:
2 Free Microsoft Office Ebooks


To access the download link for ‘Microsoft Office 2003 in 10 Steps‘ on rapidshare.de, click on the Free button at the bottom of the rapidshare page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. To uncompress the .rar files you can use 7-Zip. The download file size is 12.3 MB, when uncompressed it is a PDF file. This Office ebook has 645 pages.

To access the download link for ‘Excel for Dummies‘ on megaupload, wait 45 seconds, click on the ‘X’ on the ‘Megaupload Links’ box at upper right, then click on ‘Click here to download’. The downloaded file is a PDF, and the file size is 15.6 MB. This Excel ebook has 410 pages.

April 24, 2006

Free Flash Ebook

Here is a Free Macromedia Flash ebook, titled ‘Flash 5 Bible’. This ebook is in pdf format, is 1324 pages in length, and has a file size of 15.9 mb. Flash 5 Bible Ebook: tinyurl.com/h9zx6 Contents: Part 1: Mastering the Flash Environment Part 2: Creating Flash Graphics Part 3: Sound Planning Part 4: Adding Basic Interactivity to Flash Movies Part 5: Programming Flash Movies with ActionScript Part 6: Using Flash with Generator & Other Server Technologies Part 7: Using Flash with Other Programs Part 8: Distributing Flash Movies

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4 Free Ebooks for Microsoft Excel

Here are 4 free ebooks for Microsoft Excel.

To access the download links on rapidshare.de, click on the Free button at the bottom of the page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip.

Microsoft_Office_Excel_2003_-_Step_By_Step
11.7 mb, 382 pages, pdf after uncompress rar file

Manage Your Money and Investments with Microsoft Excel, part 2
(password: educ843)
Manage Your Money and Investments with Microsoft Excel, part 1
(password: educ843)

Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Bible
(password: bibleguru)

Guide to Microsoft Excel 2002 for Scientists and Engineers Third Edition
5.5 mb, 338-page pdf after uncompress rar file
(password : www.blueportal.org)
To access the download link, wait 45 seconds, click on the ‘X’ on the ‘Megaupload Links’ box at upper right, then click on ‘Click here to download’.

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April 14, 2006

Free Fireworks Video Tutorials

Here are more great, free video training tutorials from Video-Tutes.com, these are for Macromedia Fireworks. Their free video training tutorials range from tool and menu tutorials through to techniques, advanced effects and design concepts. Each tutorial comes with a point by point outline on the preview page and detailed explanations and instructions inside. Each video tutorial is a Flashed based streaming movie allowing full motion for ease of use and learning. These video tutorials come with a movie control bar and can be rewound to watch the tutorial as many times as you like. Here are their free Fireworks video tutorials.

Free Fireworks 8 Video Tutorials


Complete Fireworks Tutorials
» Grunge Text
» Making a Complete Site
» Making icons
» Gel Effects
» Tab Menu
» Making Collages
» Tracing Pictures
» Picture Retouching

Fireworks Tools Tutorials
» Select and Lasso
» Paintbrush
» Brush Preserve
» Blur Dodge Sharpen
» Rubber Stamp
» Colour replace
» Removing Redeye
» Vector Pen Tool
» Vector Brush Tool
» Smart shapes
» Image Masks
» Free-form Tools
» Recording Actions
» Batch File Edit
» Custom Brushes
» Slicing I
» Slicing II
» Selective Compression
» Animated Gifs
» Using Type
» Animating
» Exporting Transparency
» Working with Gradients
» Custom Texture
» Combine Path Objects

Fireworks Techniques
» Paste Inside Masking
» Clone Tool
» Custom Colours
» Perspective Shadows
» Changing Colours
» Rollovers & Hotspots
» Adding Extensions
» Making a 3-D ball
» Text on a Path
» Bevelled Text
» Swap Image
» Fade Images
» Chrome Text
» Feathering Selections
» Making Interactive Maps
» Energy Orb
» Twist and Fade
» Masking
» Transparent Text
» Making Buttons
» TV Lines
» Making Menus
» Animation
» Animated Banners
» Making Logos
» Clipping Paths
» Optimising Pages

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Many More Free Microsoft Office Templates

Here are many more free Microsoft Office Templates, provided by Microsoft. These include templates for all of their Office applications in the areas of business, finance, legal, calendars, labels, planners, stationery, career, home, and community. I hope you enjoy these.

Office Templates for Business, Finance and Legal

Business Finance
Business Financial Letters | Business Financial Planning Tools | Business Financial Statements
Meetings and Projects
Microsoft PowerPoint Designs | Meetings and Seminar Planning | Project Management | More…
Accounting and Reporting
Business Management
Legal
Business Legal Forms | Real Estate and Rental Legal Forms | Family Law | More…
Charts and Diagrams
Flowcharts | Organization Charts | Network Diagrams | More…
Human Resources
Payroll | Time Sheets and Work Schedules | Hiring Employees | More…
Marketing
Marketing Materials | Marketing Plans and Presentations | Letters to Customers | More…
Manufacturing, Orders, and Inventory
Order Management | Inventory Control | Shipping | More…
Real Estate
Design Sets | Flyers | Postcards | More…
Sales
Sales Letters | Sales and Customer Tracking Tools | Sales Plans and Presentations
Training
Microsoft Office Training Presentations | Training Resources
Business Travel and Maps
For Travelers | For the Travel Industry | Maps

Office Templates for Calendars, Labels, Planners, and Stationery

Calendars
2006 Calendars | 2007 Calendars | 2008 Calendars | More…
Stationery
Fax Covers | Business Cards | Personal Correspondence | More…
Planners and Schedules
Labels
Binder and Folder Labels | CD/DVD and Video Labels | Decals | More…

Office Templates for Your Career

Resumes
Basic Resumes | Job-Specific Resumes | Situation-Specific Resumes
Cover Letters
Basic Cover Letters | Job-Specific Cover Letters | Situation-Specific Cover Letters
Interview Letters and Tools
Job Search Letters and Tools
Job Offer Responses
Letters to Management
References and Recommendations

Office Templates for Home and Community

Community and Fundraising
Volunteer and Membership Materials | Community and Fundraising Correspondence | Community and Fundraising Events | More…
Cooking and Entertaining
Family
Health, Diet, and Exercise
Exercise and Activity Logs | Nutrition and Recipe Planning | Medical Needs
Crafts, Hobbies, and Collections
Hobbies and Collections | Genealogy | Arts and Crafts
Home and Auto Care
Personal Finance
Personal Financial Letters | Personal Financial Tools
Personal Travel and Maps
Travel Complaint Letters | Travel Itineraries and Planners | Maps
Pets
Sports and Games


Free Ebooks on Web Development, AJAX, ASP.NET, and XSLT

Below is a Google Groups post with links to several free ebooks for Web Development and Programming, AJAX, ASP.NET, C++ Programming, Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual C Sharp (C#), and XSLT. To access the download link for the ebooks on rapdishare.de, click on the Free button at the bottom of the rapidshare page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. (You will need to wait 1 hour between large downloads.). To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip, available here: www.7-zip.com/download.html. Free Ebooks on Web Development, AJAX, ASP.NET, and XSLT: tinyurl.com/jxmzy

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April 12, 2006

15 Free O’Reilly Book Chapters for Flash

Here are 15 free book chapters from O’Reilly for learning how to use Macromedia Flash better and more efficiently. Most of these book chapters are in PDF format.

Flash Hacks:


Flash Book Chapters:



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Free O’Reilly Book Chapters for Word, Excel, and Access

Here are several free technical and end-user book chapters from O’Reilly for learning how to use Word, Excel, and Access better and more efficiently. Most of these book chapters are in PDF format.

Microsoft Word Hacks:


Microsoft Word Book Chapters:


Excel Hacks:


Excel Book Chapters:


Microsoft Access Hacks:


Microsoft Access Book Chapters:

  • Use a Query to Show the Relationship Between Employees and Supervisors
  • Make Slow Forms Run Faster
  • Create a Generic, Reusable Status Meter
  • Access Database Design & Programming, 2nd Edition: Chapter 4
  • Access Database Design & Programming, 3rd Edition: Chapter 4


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April 11, 2006

Tutorials and Help for Microsoft Office Project 2003

Here are lots of tutorials, articles, and support documents for helping you learn and use Microsoft Project 2003. These will get you up-to-speed on and using many of the basic and advanced features of this project planning application. These are authored by Microsoft.

Tutorials and Help for Microsoft Office Project 2003


Startup and Settings
Getting Help | Accessibility | Installing and Customizing | More…

Working with Project Files
Creating and Opening Projects | Saving and Closing Projects | Finding Files

Creating a Project Plan
The Project Map | Establishing the Project Start or Finish Date | Entering Tasks | More…

Viewing Project Information
Using Views | Work with the Network Diagram View | Work with a Predefined or Custom Form | More…

Working with Calendars

Working with Resources and Assignments
Add Resources to Your Project | Resource Pools | Enterprise Resources | More…

Collaboration
Using Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 | Collaborating with the Team | Managing Documents | More…

Tracking Progress
Updating Actuals | Reviewing Progress | Critical Path | More…

Printing
Views | Reports | Printer Setup | More…

OLE and Graphics
Working with Other Programs

Managing Costs
Entering Costs | Viewing Costs | Adjusting Costs

Microsoft Office Project and the Web
Web Toolbar

Work Essentials with Project
Architecture | Consulting | Finance | More…

Columns, Demos, and Quizzes
Crabby Office Lady | Taming Templates | Demos | More…

Reference
Dialog Box Reference | Fields Reference

Programmability
Using the Component Object Model (COM) Add-ins | Using Macros

Security and Privacy
Security | Privacy

Language-Specific Features
Language Setup | Unicode


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April 10, 2006

Free Flash 8 Video Tutorials

Video-Tutes.com is a new site that offers the following free video training for Flash 8. Their free video training tutorials range from tool and menu tutorials through to techniques, advanced effects and design concepts. Each tutorial comes with a point by point outline on the preview page and detailed explanations and instructions inside. Each video tutorial is a Flashed based streaming movie allowing full motion for ease of use and learning. These video tutorials come with a movie control bar and can be rewound to watch the tutorial as many times as you like. Here are their free Flash 8 video tutorials.

Free Flash 8 Video Tutorials


Flash Techniques
» Slideshow
» Preloader
» Ripple Effect
» Flash Forms
» Components
» XML Gallery
» Pop Up Window
» Printing
» Custom Cursors
» Random colour
» Colouring in Book
» Autorun CD/DVD
» Display Dynamic Text
» Draggable Movie Clips
» Blur Focus
» Spotlight Masking
» Motion Guides
» Draggable Masks


Flash Tools
» Using Layers
» Guide Layers
» Transformation
» Adding Scenes
» Adding Images
» Editing Images
» Gradients
» Tweening
» Making Buttons
» Image Buttons
» Adding Text
» Morfing
» Tracing
» Drag and Drop
» Load External SWF
» Buttons Sounds
» Masking
» Animated Highlighting
» Animated Banner
» Bitmap Tweening
» Importing Libraries
» Flash Projectors
» Sequential Images
» Get URL


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Tutorials and Help for Microsoft Office Excel 2003

Here are lots of tutorials, articles, and support documents for helping you learn and use Microsoft Excel 2003. These will get you up-to-speed on and using many of the basic and advanced features of this spreadsheet application. These are authored by Microsoft.

Tutorials and Help for Microsoft Office Excel 2003


Startup and Settings
Getting Help | Accessibility | Installing and Customizing | More…

Printing
Printer Setup | Print Options | Headers and Footers

Workbooks and Worksheets
Formatting Worksheets | Arranging and Viewing | Saving Settings as a View

Working with Data
Entering Data | Selecting Data | Editing Data | More…

Charts and Graphics
Charts | Drawings and Diagrams | Clip Art | More…

Security and Privacy
Digital Signatures | Macros and Virus Protection | Worksheet Security and Protection | More…

Excel and Mapping Programs

Excel and the Web
Use the Spreadsheet Web Part | Put Excel Data on the Web | Get and Analyze Data from the Web | More…

Sharing Information
With Other People | With Other Programs | Troubleshoot Sharing Information

Automating Tasks and Programmability
Macros

Work Essentials with Excel
Administration | Architecture | Consulting | More…

Excel at Home
Projects | Clip Art | Fonts | More…

Columns, Demos, and Quizzes
Crabby Office Lady | Power User Corner | Demos | More…

Language-Specific Features
Language Setup | Indic | South Asian | More…


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April 7, 2006

Free Microsoft Office Templates

Microsoft offers many free templates for their Office suite of applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, InfoPath, Project, Publisher, Visio, and FrontPage. Here are links to all of the templates for these applications. These will help you create useful and attractive documents using Microsoft Office applications.

Free Microsoft Office Templates


Word

Agendas and Minutes
| Binder covers, spines, and dividers | Books and Pamphlets | More…

Excel
Business | Calendars | Education | More…

PowerPoint
Awards and Certificates | Calendars | Charts and Diagrams | More…

Access
Business | Education | Finance and Accounting | More…

OneNote
Stationery by Community Members | Borders and Backgrounds | Business | More…

InfoPath
Business | Finance and Accounting

Project

Publisher
Brochures and Booklets | Business Cards | Calendars | More…

Visio
Calendars | Diagrams | Flowcharts | More…

FrontPage

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