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November 21, 2006

Xml driven Slideshow

Title: Xml driven Slideshow URL: tutorial.templates247.com/tutorial5/ Time: 10 Mins Difficulty Level: Intermediate Summary: How to make a xml driven slideshow Assumed knowledge: Xml, Components Author: Chris Calangi Website: Templates247.com Tutorial Files: Source Description: How to make a xml driven slideshow. With a use of a component, you can easily make a slideshow in flash. URL: tutorial.templates247.com/tutorial5/ :icon_cool:

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Custom Easing in Flash 8

Title: Custom Easing in Flash 8 URL: tutorial.templates247.com/tutorial4/ Time: 30 Mins Difficulty Level: Intermediate Summary: How Custom Easing in flash 8 works. Assumed knowledge: Tween, Custom Easing Author: Chris Calangi Website: Templates247.com Tutorial Files: Source Description: How Custom Easing in flash 8 works. The tutorial describes the basics of Custom Easing a new feature in flash8. URL: tutorial.templates247.com/tutorial4/ :icon_cool:

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Actionscripted Fader

URL: tutorial.templates247.com/tutorial3/ Title: Actionscripted Fader Time: 30 Mins Difficulty Level: Intermediate Summary: How to fade an mc using Actionscript. Assumed knowledge: Tween, Functions / Global, Movieclip Actions Author: Chris Calangi Website: Templates247.com Tutorial Files: Source Description: How to fade an mc using Actionscript. This is a useful script that you can use to fade any movieclip in your flash. URL: tutorial.templates247.com/tutorial3/ :icon_mrgreen:

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Pseudo Zoom Effect with Actionscript

URL: tutorial.templates247.com/tutorial2/ Time: 30 Mins Difficulty Level: Intermediate Summary: How to make a pseudo-zoom effect Assumed knowledge: Tween, Photoshop Filters Author: Chris Calangi Website: Templates247.com Tutorial Files: Source Description: How to make a pseudo-zoom effect. It gives the illusion that you are zooming the actual object from flash. :icon_mrgreen:

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November 13, 2006

Cascading Style Sheets Reference Guide

Anaturb.net offers the following Cascading Style Sheets Reference Guide, with examples, covering text properties, font properties, box properties, list style, background and units.  

Cascading Style Sheets Reference Guide



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Microsoft Publisher Tutorial

Microsoft Publisher is a very effective desktop publishing program that helps you design and develop professional quality documents, including creating newsletters, flyers, logos, signs, forms and much more.  With Publisher’s features, you can also combine text, graphics, illustrations, and photographs.  Publisher also uses additional tools over and above those usually found in word processing packages.  The application also includes design templates, graphic manipulation tools, color schemes, and multiple page wizards and templates.

Anderson School District in Pendleton, SC, has provided the following Publisher Tutorial.  It teaches you how to use many features of Publisher, such as creating an advertising flyer, adding color and border to a text frame and editing graphics.  All of the features demonstrated here are also available in Publisher 2003.

Microsoft Publisher Tutorial
(pdf format, 5 pages, 148kb)

  • Starting Publisher
  • Creating an Advertising Flyer
  • Editing Text
  • Graphics
  • Adding Color and Border to a Text Frame:
  • Adding an Attention Getter:
  • Saving
  • Newsletters
  • Importing a File into a Newsletter
  • Editing Personal Information Components
  • Editing Attention Getters
  • Editing the Graphics
  • Inserting a Line with Arrows


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November 9, 2006

187 Excel Formula Tutorials and Examples

Here are a total of 187 Excel articles, tutorials, and examples for learning how to create, work with, and use Excel Formulas. These learning materials are hosted by three Excel tutorial sites: MrExcelChip Pearson, and John Walkenbach, which host over 500 excellent Excel Articles and Tutorials.

187 Excel Formula Tutorials and Examples



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November 8, 2006

67 Excel Tutorials on Charting, Pivot Tables, Add-ins

Here is a comprehensive linked list of 67 Excel articles, tutorials, and tips covering Excel Add-ins, Excel Charting and Graphing, and Pivot Tables. These learning materials are hosted by three excellent Excel tutorial sites: MrExcelChip Pearson, and John Walkenbach, all together containing over 500 Excel Articles and Tutorials.

These Excel articles and tutorials are presented in this post within these categories:

  • Add-Ins for Excel – Find out where to get Excel add-ins and how to use them.
  • Charts and Graphing in Excel – Learn how to Chart and Graph in Excel, from beginning to end.
  • Pivot Tables – Learn this important Excel data analysis feature.

  • 9 Add-Ins for Excel


    31 Charting and Graphing Excel Tutorials


    27 Excel Tutorials on Pivot Tables



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    November 6, 2006

    Over 1600 Microsoft Word Tips

    Allen Wyatt’s Word Tips provides you over 1,600 free tips and tricks on how to use Word better, faster, and more easily. You can quickly access the answers you need in two ways:

    1. Find a topic or feature area below that you need to learn more about, then click on the link. (A bracketed number after a topic indicates the number of articles related to that topic.)
    2. Enter your question or keywords in the search box at the top-right corner of every page.
    Search for answers:
      

    Information in this Word learning resource site covers several versions of Microsoft Word, including Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, and Word 2003. Tips are clearly marked as to the versions to which they apply.

    Over 1600 Microsoft Word Tips



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    November 3, 2006

    Free Imaging and Graphics Video-based Training

    Nortellearnit.org offers these fantastic free video-based training modules for learning how to work with images, graphics, and photos. By taking and going through these imaging training videos you will learn about the different type of images, image resolution, and image colors. You will also and gain the skills necessary to capture images using digital camaras, screen captures, and scanners. After that you can take the training modules for working with and publishing your images, graphics, and photos, learning how to manipulate and adjust them, and to how format them for the web. Some of these training videos demonstrate the use of Irfanview and Photoshop. Irfanview is a completely free imaging and graphics application.

    Free Imaging and Graphics Video-based Training


    Introduction

    Digital Images [2:31]
    An introduction to digital images and the move from film to digital imaging.  
    Real
    | Windows Media | Flash

    Digital Imaging Project [2:41]
    In this series you can get hands-on experience by completing a collage project using either Irfanview or Photoshop.
    Real
    | Windows Media | Flash


    Digital Image Basics


    Raster and Vector Images [6:34]
    An introduction to raster and vector images, their file types and when to use them.  
    Real
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    Image Resolution [5:25]
    What is image resolution and how does it affect things like file size and image quality?  
    Real
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    Image Colors [5:11]
    How do digital images support colors and how does it work – a little math in this one.  
    Real
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    Raster File Types [9:47]
    A detailed look at raster file types including tiff, png, gif, bitmap, and jpeg.  
    Real | Windows Media | Flash

    Vector File Types [5:48]
    A detailed look at vector file types and the differences from rastor files as well as how they are supported in software and online.  
    Real
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    Creating Digital Images


    Digital Cameras [10:35]
    Learn the basic functions of digital cameras and what exactly does 3 Mega pixels mean.  
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    Screen Captures [4:39]
    How do you capture images from your computer so you can edit and share them?  
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    Scanners [8:22]
    A scanner is an inexpensive computer peripheral for capturing digital images and more – get to know your scanner.  
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    Digital Camera Peripherals [4:47]
    Learn more about digital camera peripherals that can help make digital imaging easier for you.  
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    Online Images [2:52]
    There are lots of digital images online - how do you access them?  
    Real | Windows Media | Flash


    Working with Digital Images


    Digital Imaging Tools [4:47]
    An introduction to the many software tools to help you with your digital imaging needs.
    Real
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    Irfanview - Image Adjustment [5:40]
    Irfanview is a free download. This video starts with an introduction to Irfanview and how to do basic adjustments that will make the most of your images.  
    Real
    | Windows Media | Flash

    Irfanview - Selection Tools [5:17]
    Irfanview and how to use the selection tool to edit and crop your images.  
    Real | Windows Media | Flash

    Irfanview - Photo Manipulation [5:35]
    Irfanview and how to do more advanced editing such as red-eye reduction and special effects.  
    Real
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    Irfanview - Collage Project [6:55]
    Create a collage using your images captured from different sources using Irfanview. Learn by practicing all the skills you have seen in this series of videos.  
    Real
    | Windows Media | Flash

    Photoshop - Image Adjustment [5:37]
    An introduction to Photoshop and basic adjustments to make the most of your images.  
    Real | Windows Media | Flash

    Photoshop - Selection Tools [7:11]
    Photoshop and how to use the different selection tools to edit and crop your images.  
    Real
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    Photoshop - Photo Manipulation [8:32]
    Photoshop and how to do more advanced editing, reduction and special effects.  
    Real
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    Photoshop - Layers [6:30]
    Layers offer a distinct advantage to editing in a more advanced program like Photoshop. Try them out and see how much more you can do.  
    Real
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    Photoshop - Collage Project [5:17]
    Create a collage using your images captured from different sources and Photoshop. Learn by using all the skills you have seen in this series of videos.  
    Real
    | Windows Media | Flash


    Publishing


    Formatting for the Web [7:19]
    What are the basics of getting your images ready for display on the web or computer screen – file size and resolution make a big difference.  
    Real
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    Storing Pictures [7:55]
    You are in the age of digital images and you need to learn new ways to deal with all of the images you are collecting.  
    Real
    | Windows Media | Flash

    Printers [7:28]
    In the end you will want to print some of your images. What is important so you get good quality printed images of all sizes?  
    Real
    | Windows Media | Flash


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    Free Training for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

    The Microsoft Office Specialist Certification program (MOS) provides computer program literacy, measures proficiency, and identifies opportunities for skills enhancement. Successful candidates receive an Office Specialist certificate that sets them apart from their peers in the competitive job market. Microsoft’s MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification is meant for people in any industry and with various job roles who want to demonstrate a high-level of proficiency in the various Office applications: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.. The Microsoft Office Specialist program is the only comprehensive, performance-based certification program approved by Microsoft to validate desktop computer skills using the following Microsoft Office programs:

    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Access
    • Microsoft Project

    Here are several free training documents and tutorials that will help you study and pass the Microsoft Office Certifcation Exams for each given application. These tutorials and practice exams will help you learn and master the Microsoft Office applications, you can use and study these even if you are not planning to take the exam(s). The Cramsession training documents here (pdf format) are available after you register for free.

    Word
    XP MOS Practice Exams with Answers


    Excel XP MOS Practice Exams with Answers
    Outlook XP MOS Practice Exams with Answers
    PowerPoint XP MOS Practice Exams with Answers


    Access XP
    MOS Database Practice Exams with Answers

     

    MOS XP Cramsession Study Guides


    MOS XP Cramsession Expert Study Guides



    MOS 2000 Cramsession Study Guides


    MOS 2000 Cramsession Expert Study Guides



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