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August 28, 2006

142 Flash MX Tutorials

Developingwebs.net hosts the following excellent 142 Flash MX Tutorials. These cover of the most important features of Flash that you will need to know to use this tool effectively. From this site you will learn the following Flash functionality: movie properties, timeline, and symbols, drawing, text, shape tween animations, motion tween animations, sound, guides, scripting variables, scripting properties of symbols, conditional statements, scripting movements about the timeline, scripting event handler actions, and math.


142 Flash MX Tutorials


Tutoral Categories:

Movie Properties, Timeline, Symbols

Drawing Tutorials

Frame by Frame Animation Tutorial

Shape Tween Animations Tutorials

Motion Tween Animations Tutorials

Sound tutorials

Tutorials with the Use of Guides and masks

Text Tutorials

Scripting Variables In Flash

Scripting Properties of Symbols

Conditional Statements

Scripting Movements about the Timeline

Scripting Event Handler Actions

Math in Flash

Holiday Projects

All Flash Scripting Tutorials 



Drawing in Flash


The Movie and Timeline


Symbols

Shape Tweening Techniques


Motion Tween


Sound


Guides

Text Tutorials

Assigning and Retrieving Variables

Scripting, Variables, Multiple timelines, Multiple movies, properties

Flash Swish Tutorials


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Excel Tutorials and Access VBA Functions

Meadinkent.co.uk provides the following well documented help and tutorials for Microsoft Excel and Access. This site will help you to learn and use many features of Excel and shows you how to code visual basic functions for Access, keeping you productive with these two office applications. A detailed Excel help index is also available.


Excel Help and Tutorials

Here are many helpful Excel tutorials containing information on many features and functions of Excel, including functions and calculations, IF conditions and selecting, formatting cells and values, dates and times, sharing data with other programs, reference, navigation, graphs, and short cuts.

Functions and Calculations


IF, conditions and selecting


Formatting Cells and Values


Dates and Times


Sharing data with other programs

Reference, Input and Navigation


Auditing and other stuff



Access Visual Basic Modules

The following are examples of various visual basic functions and procedures that can be used in Access databases. Some of these are linked to particular event properties on forms and reports. Most can be copied and pasted into modules and then called as needed. Be sure to always thoroughly test all of the code in your databases.



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August 18, 2006

32 Tips for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word

Here are a total of 32 tips and tricks for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. These will help you better utilize the features of these Microsoft Office applications.

  • Microsoft Excel
    • Fill in a Series of Dates or Numbers
    • Rid Yourself of Fine Lines
    • Open Specific Spreadsheets at Start-Up
    • Fractions or Decimals?
    • Enter More than one line of Data in a Cell
    • Protect Cells From Data Entry
    • Give your Worksheet a Backgroun
    • Don’t Lose Sight of Your Headings
    • Change the Cursor’s Default Direction
  • Microsoft Outlook
    • Archive Your Data
    • Manage Junk E-Mail
    • Distribution Lists
    • E-mailing Notes
    • Display Contacts by Nickname
    • Customize Your Startup
    • Improve your Message Mobility
    • New Contacts from Incoming E-mail
    • Ensure E-mail Delivery

  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Annotating Slides
    • Maintain Proportions While Resizing Elements
    • Import Outlines From Word
    • Animate your Slide Show
    • Create Semi-transparent Objects
    • Use Curved Text
    • Check Your Formatting
    • Use Portions of Images
    • Making Notes in Slide Sorter View
  • Microsoft Word
    • ‘Webbed ‘ Tables
    • Watermark Your Documents
    • Convert Tables to Plain Old Text
    • Center Text Vertically
    • Get Rid of Curly Quotes
    • Collate Documents
    • Bring Straying Lines Back Into Fold
    • Create Email Signatures
    • Take the Synonym Shortcut



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Free Web Development and Infrastructure Ebooks

Here are 22 free ebooks and online books covering web development and web infrastructure building. These are somewhat dated, but many are still valuable resources to learn from.

Complete Idiot’s Guide to HTML.zip

DHTML Black book.zip

HTML The Definitive Guide 2nd Edition.zip

HTML by example.zip

JacaScript Bible 4th edition.zip

JavaScript Bible golden edition.zip

Perl Quick Reference

Perl Web Programming

CGI Programming On The World Wide Web.zip

CGI programming unleashed.zip

Using CGI Special Edition.zip

MySQL.and.mSQL.eBook

Using Linux As A Router.pdf

Building_Internet_Firewalls.zip

Firewalls_Complete.zip

Apache Server HowTo

Apache Server Surviver

Teach Yourself Books:
CGI Programming With Perl 5

Javascript

Perl 5

SQL 2nd Edition

TCP/IP 2nd Edition


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23 Free Ebooks for Flash 5, Flash MX, and Flash 8

Here are 23 freely available ebooks for Flash 5, Flash MX, and Flash 8. These will help you learn advanced techniques and features of using Flash, including coding Actionscript.

ActionScript for Flash MX (chm)

Flash Remoting (chm)

Flash 5 Bible (pdf)

Flash MX Actionscript eBook (pdf)

Flash MX for Windows (pdf)

Flash 5 (pdf)

Flash MX Manual (pdf)

Using Flash MX (pdf)

Flash 5 Bible (pdf)

Flash and XML Developers Guide (chm)

Flash MX (pdf)

Using Flash MX (pdf)

Flash MX Advanced (pdf)

Flash MX ActionScript (chm)

Server-Side Communication Actionscript Dictionary (pdf)

ActionScript for Flash MX, 2nd Edition (chm)

Flash MX Action Script (chm)

Flash 8 Actionscript (rar)

Flash Motion Graphics (rar)

Developing Flashlite Apps (rar) 

Flash 8 Projects for Animation and Interactivity

Flash 8 Bible Flash MX Techniques (pdf)




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August 15, 2006

Outlook User Guide

Here is a nicely written and illustrated  User Guide for Outlook 2000. It covers many of this email and scheduling application’s features and functions. Many of these topics are also applicable to Outlook 2003.

Microsoft Outlook 2000 User Guide


How do I…

Composing Messages
   …compose a new message?
   …insert an attachment?
   …set the importance of a message?
   …flag a message?
   …sign messages with an AutoSignature?
   …use voting buttons?
   …track who has read my message?
   …send a fax?
 
Reading Messages
   …read a message?
   …save an attachment?
   …save an attachment?
   …print a message?
   …delete a message?
 
Working with Items and Folders
   …move an item to another folder?
   …select multiple items?
   …create a folder?
   …delete an item or folder?
   …purge items from the Deleted Items  folder?
   …recover deleted items?


Introducing…

Outlook
   …the Outlook Bar
   …the Folder List
   …items
   …the Information Viewer
 
 Outlook Folders
   …your Mailbox
   …Outlook Today
   …the Calendar folder
   …the Contacts folder
   …the Deleted Items folder
   …the Drafts folder
   …the Inbox folder
   …the Journal folder
   …the Notes folder
   …the Outbox folder
   …the Sent Items folder
   …the Task folder
 
Using Personal Folders
   …create Personal Folders?
 
Using Contacts and the Personal Address Book
   …add a new contact?
   …create a Personal Distribution List?
 
Using the Rules Wizard and Out of Office Assistant
    …use the Rules Wizard?
   …use the Out of Office Assistant?
 
Using the Calendar
   …schedule an appointment, meeting or event?
    …cancel an appointment, meeting or event?
   …set my working hours?
 
Sharing Folders
   …share folders in my Mailbox?
 
Getting Help
    …get more help on Outlook?


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Great Tutorials for Dreamweaver MX 2004 and Dreamweaver MX

The University of Wisconsin hosts the following comprehensive tutorials for Dreamweaver MX 2004 and Dreamweaver MX. These Dreamweaver tutorials cover virtually all of the features and functionality of these versions of Dreamweaver.

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Tutorials


Environment Basics Lists Links Images Image Maps Colors Tables Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Templates Local & Remote Sites Forms Find and Replace Maintaining a Website

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Tutorials


Environment Basics Lists Links Images Image Maps Colors Tables Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Templates Local & Remote Sites Forms Find and Replace Maintaining a Website


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August 14, 2006

Free Course on AJAX Programming

Check out my post on intelligentedu.com‘s free training blog for this excellent free, instructor-led online course for AJAX programming. This AJAX course is offered as a free online course on regular basis 2 or 3 times a year and you can register for it any time, and also take it as many times as you want in the future. Of course, if you’d like you can study the AJAX lessons, slides, and materials on your own at any time, without registering.

Free Course on AJAX Programming



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Microsoft Excel Examples and Tips

John Lacher, MBA has more than 10 years of experience as a developer of Microsoft Office based computer applications. His Excel Examples and Tips offer a wealth of free knowledge on how to effectively use many of Excel’s intermediate and advanced features. For each example he provides an instruction page and an Excel spreadsheet containing the feature being demonstrated. Topics covered include forecasting, pivot tables, business related formulas, advanced formulas, charts and graphs, VBA coding, and dates and times. If you are having trouble downloading the spreadsheets or files, here are some downloading tips.

Microsoft Excel Examples and Tips



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August 10, 2006

11 Freely available Ebooks on Microsoft Office 2003

Here are 11 freely available ebooks on Microsoft Office 2003. Access is the database application for the Microsoft Office application suite. These MS Office ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of the applications in this office suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and FrontPage.


Microsoft Office 2003 in 10 Simple Steps or Less (zip) 
(16mb)

Teach Yourself Office 2003 in 24 Hours 
(chm, 7mb)

Microsoft Office 2003 Super Bible
(pdf, 34mb)

Special Edition Using Microsoft Office 2003
(chm, 22mb)

How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office 2003
(pdf, 11499 kb)

Office 2003 Timesaving Techniques for Dummies
(pdf, 18152 kb)

Office 2003 Application Development All-in-One Desk Reference
(pdf, 10400 kb)

Using Microsoft Office 2003 Student Teacher Edition
(chm, 25024 kb)

Degunking Microsoft Office
(pdf, 73740 kb)

Illustrated Office 2003
(pdf, 338673 kb)

Office 2003 XML
(chm, 6360 kb)


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August 9, 2006

Free Books for Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, and Premier

Here are 4 freely available ebooks, two covering Adobe Acrobat, and one each for Illustrator and Premier. These Acrobat, Illustrator and Premier ebooks will give you many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of these Adobe applications.

Adobe Acrobat 6 Bible (pdf) 
54mb

Adobe Acrobat 6 0 Getting Professional Results from Your PDFs
chm, 14327 kb

Adobe Illustrator CS for Dummies (chm) 
16mb

Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere 6 5 in 24 hours (chm)  
2mb


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3 Free Microsoft Project Ebooks

Here are 3 freely available ebooks on Microsoft Project 2003 and 2002 (XP). Project is the task and resource scheduling application in the Microsoft Office application suite. These Project ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this resource allocation application.

Dynamic Scheduling With Microsoft Project 2002
(pdf, 8472 kb)

Show Me Microsoft Office Project 2003
(chm, 19203 kb)

Project 2003 Personal Trainer
(chm, 10063 kb)


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August 7, 2006

Complete CSS Guide from WestCiv

This is WestCiv’s Complete CSS Guide, a comprehensive tutorial and reference to every aspect of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). If you need help learning CSS or if you’re looking for info about selectors, properties and all the other aspects of cascading style sheets, this is the place to visit and learn CSS. The following are their CSS Tutorials.

Part 1: Introduction

About this guideCSS introWhy should I use CSS?

What exactly is a style sheet?How do style sheets work?Linking and embedding a style sheetStatements


Part 2: Selectors

Selectors introductionType selectorsClass selectors
 
ID selectors

Descendant selectors

Link pseudo class selectors

Pseudo element selectors

Dynamic pseudo class selectors

Language pseudo class selectors

Child selectors

First child selectors

Adjacent sibling selectors

Attribute selectors


Part 3: Properties

Properties introductionText style propertiesText layout propertiesBackground propertiesBorder propertiesMargin propertiesPadding propertiesPage layout propertiesElement type propertiesUser interface properties


Part 4: Advanced CSS

Advanced CSS introduction

Cascade and inheritanceGenerated contentMediaPrintingCSS Mobile Profile


Part 5: Real world CSS

Real world CSS introduction

Tables with CSSBrowser supportDesigning for the webValidating


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11 Free Ebooks for Maya, 3DS Max, and Lightwave

Here are 11 freely available ebooks covering Maya, 3DS Max, and Lightwave. These are in either pdf or chm (help) formats.

Maya is is a high-end 3D computer graphics and 3D modelling software package, originally by Alias Systems Corporation but now owned by Autodesk under its Media and Entertainment division. Maya is often used in the film and TV industry, as well as for computer and video games.

3DS Max is a 3D modeler developed by Autodesk Media & Entertainment. 3ds Max is one of the most widely-used off the shelf 3D animation programs. It has strong modeling capabilities, a ubiquitous plugin architecture and a long heritage on the Microsoft Windows platform. It is mostly used by video game developers but can also be used for pre-rendered productions such as movies, special effects and architectural presentations.

Lightwave is (or, more properly, LightWave 3D) is a computer graphics program for 3D modeling, rendering, and animation. Lightwave has long been known for its excellent rendering abilities and unusual user interface. Like many other 3D packages Lightwave is composed of two parts, an object modelling environment where 3d models or meshes are created and an animation environment where models are arranged and animated for render.



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5 Free Ebooks for PowerPoint 2003

The following are 5 freely available ebooks on Microsoft PowerPoint 2003. PowerPoint is the text, graphical, and multi-media presentation application for the Microsoft Office application suite. These PowerPoint ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this presentation application.

Easy Microsoft Office powerpoint 2003 (chm)
(7mb)

Teach yourself powerpoint 11 in 24 hours (chm)
(13mb)

Powerpoint 2003 Just The Steps For Dummies
(pdf, 6774 kb)

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
(chm, 8582 kb)

Guide to PowerPoint 2003
(pdf, 10950 kb)


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August 3, 2006

10 Free Ebooks on Dreamweaver MX and Dreamweaver MX 2004

Here are 10 freely available ebooks on Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and Dreamweaver MX 2004. Dreamweaver is a popular web site programming and development tool that let’s developers see the web pages as they are written, in wysiwyg mode. These Dreamweaver ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this important web development application.



Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Bible (pdf)  20mb

Dreamweaver MX Developer Certification (zip)  7mb

Dreamweaver MX Weekend Crash Course (pdf)   6mb

Dreamweaver MX 2004 Bible (pdf)  34mb

Dreamweaver MX 2004 in 10 Steps or Less (zip)  19mb

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Dynamic Applications (chm)  10mb

Dreamweaver MX 2004 Savvy (zip)  13mb

50 Dreamweaver MX Techniques (pdf)  33mb

Dreamweaver MX E-Learning Toolkit (pdf)  12mb

Beginning Dreamweaver MX (chm)  33mb


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3 Free Microsoft Outlook 2003 Ebooks

Here are 3 freely available ebooks on Microsoft Outlook 2003. Outlook is the client email application for the Microsoft Office application suite. These Outlook ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this email, calendaring, and scheduling application.


Easy Microsoft Outlook 2003 (chm)
(6mb)

Managing Your Business with Outlook 2003
(pdf, 6824 kb)

Useful Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Microsoft Outlook 2003
(chm, 14468 kb)


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August 2, 2006

3 Freely available Ebooks for Photoshop CS and Photoshop 7

Here are 3 freely available ebooks covering Adobe Photoshop CS and Photoshop 7. These Photoshop ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this graphics and photo editing application.

Photoshop CS All-in-one Desk Reference (pdf)  26mb

Adobe Photoshop CS in 10 Simple Steps or Less (pdf)  14mb

How to Use Adobe Photoshop 7 (chm)  14mb


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6 Freely available Ebooks on Microsoft Access 2003 and 2002 (XP)

Here are 6 freely available ebooks on Microsoft Access 2003 and 2002 (XP). Access is the database application for the Microsoft Office application suite. These Access ebooks provide many details and instructions on how to use the features and functions of this database application.


Access 2002 Bible (pdf)  16mb

Easy Microsoft Access 2003 (chm)  7mb

Teach Yourself Access 2003 (chm)  11mb

Access Cookbook (chm)  7mb

Using Microsoft Access 2003 (chm)  39mb

Beginning Access 2002 vba (chm)  25mb


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August 1, 2006

6 Freely available Ebooks for Macromedia Flash

Here are 6 freely available ebooks for Macromedia Flash. These cover Flash 5, Flash MX 2004, Flash Actionscript, Flash Tips and Tools, Flash Remoting, and Flash Communication Server MX.


Flash 5 Bible (pdf)  5mb

Flash Actionscript Cookbook (chm)  1mb

Flash Hacks – 100 Industrial-strength Tips & Tools (chm)  5mb

Flash Remoting (chm)  2mb

Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Actionscript (chm)  11mb

Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX (chm)  7mb


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