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February 28, 2008

25 Flash 8 Tutorials

Here are 25 very informative Flash 8 Tutorials, courtesy of brainbell.com. These Flash tutorial lessons teach and demonstration many key features and areas of functionality that you need to know and use when creating compelling and interactive Flash documents for your web pages.


Create a Flash Document
Discover the power of Macromedia Flash Basic 8 and Macromedia Flash Professional 8. Find out how you can create a compelling web experience that combines video, text, graphics, and media control behaviors.

Creating an Animated Banner in Flash, Part 1
This Flash 8 tutorial shows you some of the fundamental aspects of the program, and how to get started using them to build a real project. You don’t need to know anything about Flash or animation to complete this tutorial; in fact, you’ll discover how easy it is to start using Flash 8 to add elements to your web pages.

Creating an Animated Banner in Flash, Part 2
This is Part 2 of this three-part that teaches creating an animated banner using Macromedia Flash 8. Now you will create symbols, animation, and even write some simple ActionScript to make the banner function in this continuation tutorial.

Creating an Animated Banner in Flash, Part 3
This is Part 3 of this three-part that teaches creating an animated banner using Macromedia Flash 8, and the adding it to a web page using Dreamweaver. In this Flash tutorial, you learn about file size, banner standards, how to set publish settings, how to add the banner to a Dreamweaver web page, and how to add Flash Player detection.

Create Accessible Flash Content
This Flash tutorial shows you how to create an accessible document, designed for use with screen readers (which read web content aloud for visually impaired users) and other assistive technologies.

Flash Layers
Learn how lasyers are used in Flash. Layers are like having transparent acetate sheets one on top of the other. If the areas of a layer do not have content, then you can see through it to see the layers below.

Create a Flash Application
Learn how to create a Flash application that lets users view the cost of selecting multiple products. A Calculate button then adds the total cost.

Flash Layout Tools
This Flash tutorial demonstrates how to use the layout tools in Flash to create a user interface.

Create Flash Symbols and Instances
This Flash tutorial teaches you an efficient method of using symbols, which are reusable objects. An instance is an occurrence of a symbol on the Stage, so when you use instances of a symbol, it does not increase the file size and is part of a strategy for keeping a Flash file size small.

Add Button Animation and Navigation in Flash
This Flash tutorial explains how to create and change buttons, along with adding animation to a button.

Create a Flash Presentation with Screens
Discover how Flash Professional 8 provides a new technique for creating presentations with slide screens. This involves adding nested slides that inherit media from other slides, and using the built-in controls to navigate through the slides at runtime.

Draw in Flash
When you draw in Flash, you create vector art, which is a mathematical representation of lines, curves, color, and position. This Flash tutorial describes how to create vector art of a bolt and logo.

Create a Flash Timeline Animation
In this Flash tutorial, you will be taught the two types of tweening that you can create in Flash: a motion tween and a shape tween.

Making Animations in Flash
This Flash tutorial shows you how to create an animation by tweening different properties of a graphic using the various tweening controls in the Flash authoring environment.

Applying Gradients in Flash
This Flash tutorial takes you through the process of using the gradient tools in Macromedia Flash.

Applying Graphic Filters and Blends in Flash
This Flash tutorial teaches you how to create compelling graphic effects using some of the authoring features in Macromedia Flash Professional 8.

Add Text to a Flash Document
This Flash tutorial shows you how to add text and text fields to a Flash document. It demonstrates the three types of text you can add static text for titles, labels, or other text content you want to appear in a Flash document.

Use Flash Script Assist Mode
This Flash tutorial teaches the steps of using Script Assist mode to add interactivity to a Flash application. How to add ActionScript code to an object (a button) and to frames in the Timeline. This Flash tutorial also demonstrates some best practices for adding scripts to your Flash document.

Adding Interactivity in Your Flash Document
This Flash tutorial will show you some of the ways to implement interactivity in Flash.

Writinbg ActionScript
With ActionScript you can write reusable code to control document playback in response to events; add interactivity to a document in response to user actions; use built-in objects, create custom classes and objects; and create more compact and efficient applications.

Create a Form with Conditional Logic and Send Data in Flash
You can create a form with conditional logic in Flash that allows it to respond to user interaction and send the form data to an external data source. This Flash tutorial shows you how to create a simple form.

Objects and Classes
Learn how to create and modify Flash classes.

Data Integration
This Flash tutorial shows you several methods to use data binding and data components in Flash Professional 8.

Using the Macromedia Tips Web Service
In this tutorial, you will find out how to use thge Web Services panel to connect to a web service (to return a random tip about Macromedia software).

Using XML for a Timesheet
This Flash tutorial teaches you how to create an application for editing timesheet data. The timesheet data is stored as XML within a native XML database.


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February 27, 2008

5 Outlook Tutorials from Kansas University

Here are 5 Outlook Tutorials, from Kansas University, that will teach you many features of using and working with Microsoft Outlook, which is an email messaging and collaboration application. Using Outlook, you can manage your contacts, tasks, and calendar, and also collaborate and share information with others. Outlook allows you to organize, find and view all of this, using a consistent interface.


Outlook Email Basics Tutorial
(24 pages, 442kb, pdf format)

Upon finishing this Outlook Basics tutorial you will be able to perform the following Outlook tasks:
 - navigate the Outlook application window.
 - view and sort email in different ways.
 - create, forward and reply to email messages.
 - send and receive attachments.
 - maintain information about your contacts.
 - use distribution lists to contact a group of people with one email message.

Contents of Outlook Email Basics Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions
Outlook window
Using the Outlook Bar
Outlook Today
Inbox folder
Creating a message
Replying to a message
Forwarding a message
Printing a message
Signatures
   Creating a signature
   Manually adding a signature to messages
   Editing/Removing a signature 
Sharing Files in a Message
   Attaching files to a message
   Inserting text files in a message
   Viewing an attachment
   Saving an attachment 
Sent Items folder
Outbox folder
Drafts folder
Deleted Items folder
   Moving items to the Deleted Items folder
   Undeleting items 
   Emptying the Deleted Items folder
Contacts folder
Creating a New Contact
   Creating a Contact from an email message you receive
Creating a Personal Distribution List
   Editing a Personal Distribution List 
Creating an Exchange Distribution List 
Quitting Outlook
Changing your password


Tutorial on Controlling Your Inbox in Outlook
This Outlook Inbox tutorial shows you how to control and manage messages in your inbox, including rules, the Out of Office Assistant, junk mail filters, folders, and message flagging. (25 pages, 263kb, pdf format)

Upon completing this Outlook Inbox tutorial you will be able to:
 - Use the Rules Wizard and the Organize features to create new rules.
 - Modify, rename, copy and re-order rules.
 - Take advantage of the Out of Office Assistant.
 - Flag messages for follow-up.
 - Create folders to move messages into.

Contents of Tutorial on Controlling Your Inbox in Outlook:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions
Rules Management.
   Using Organize to create a Rule
   Using Rules Wizard to create a Rule
   Modifying a Rule
   Printing Rules
Using the Out of Office Assistant
   Creating a Rule in the Out of Office Assistant
Automatic Reply to Rules
Setting up a Spam Rule
Dealing with additional Junk mail
   Turning on the Junk mail filter
   Adding a sender to the Junk mail list
   Editing the Junk mail list
Flagging a message
   Marking a flagged message as completed
Folders in Outlook
   Creating a new folder or subfolder
   Opening a folder or subfolder in a new window
   Copying a folder or subfolder
   Moving a folder or subfolder
   Deleting a folder or subfolder 
   Renaming a folder or subfolder
   Understanding Folder Properties


Tutorial on Granting Folder Access in Outlook
This Outlook tutorial explains and demonstrates how to grant other users permissions to your Outlook inbox and other folders. (15 pages, 452kb, pdf format)

After completing this Outlook Folder Access tutorial you will be able to:
 - Access another user’s account based on the permissions that person has set for them
 - Set permissions so that others can access your account

Contents of Tutorial on Granting Folder Access in Outlook:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions
Granting Folder Access
Providing Delegate Access to a folder
Granting permissions for individual folders
Accessing folders for which you have been given permissions
   Opening another Exchange user’s folder in a separate window
   Adding another Exchange user’s mailbox to your Folder List
Sending messages on behalf of another user
Receiving messages sent on behalf of someone else
Scheduling an appointment for another person
Scheduling a meeting on behalf of another person
Deleting Delegates
Additional Tips when working with other user’s folders


Tutorial on Managing Your Time using Outlook
This Outlook Time Management tutorial describes and teaches how to accomplish Outlook tasks related to creating, modifying, and managing appointments and meeting requests. (36 pages, 984kb, pdf format)

After finishing this Outlook Time Management tutorial you will be able to:
 - Create and edit single and recurring appoints.
 - Make appointment requests as well as respond to them.
 - Create tasks (both one-time and recurring).
 - Manage a task (editing, marking it complete, and updating task progress).
 - Assign tasks.
 - Create and manage notes.

Contents of Tutorial on Managing Your Time using Outlook:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions 
Calendar folder
   Viewing Calendar items
Scheduling a single Appointment
Scheduling a recurring Appointment
Go to a date far in the future
Coloring Calendar items
   Coloring a single Appointment 
   Coloring an Appointment automatically
   Change Appointment Color Labels
Printing Calendar items
   Printing a single Appointment 
   Printing in Calendar format 
Creating an Event 
Creating a recurring Event
Re-scheduling Recurring Appointments and Events
Tasks Management
   Using the TaskPad to create a task
   Using the Task folder to create a task
   Creating a recurring Task
   Stopping a Task from recurring
   Check off a Task as completed
   Deleting a Task
Task assignment
   Creating a Task request
Responding to a Task Request
Sorting tasks 
Customizing your Task list
Notes Management
   Creating a Note
   Printing a Note
   Editing a Note
   Forwarding a Note
   Deleting a Note
   Customizing the Notes folder
Managing meetings – Introduction
Managing a group schedule
Customize a group schedule
   Planning a meeting
   Responding to a meeting request
   Proposing a new meeting time
   Verify attendee responses
   Changing meeting information after sending the invitation
Finding an Appointment
Working with Reminders
   Responding to a reminder
   Adding a reminder to an existing Appointment 
   Changing the reminder’s default options
Customizing your Calendar
   Adding Holidays
   Setting the days and hours of your work week
   Display Appointments with end times and as clocks


Storing Email in Outlook Tutorial
This Outlook tutorial shows you how to use AutoArchive to move items to an archive file (.pst). AutoArchive allows you to set up a schedule and archive multiple folders at the same time at set intervals. These .pst folders are referred to as Personal Folders. (15 pages, 420kb, pdf format)

At the end of this Outlook Storing Email tutorial you will be able to:
 - Use the AutoArchive feature to move “old” messages
 - View archived items.
 - Setting up a schedule and archive multiple folders at the same time at set intervals.
 - Create a new data file (.pst) called Personal Folders.
 - Move, store, and view items in a .pst file.
 - Explore the difference between copying items or moving items.

Contents of Storing Email in Outlook Tutorial:
Introduction 
Objectives
Definitions
Check the Storage Limits on Your Account
How AutoArchive Works
Set AutoArchiving Globally
Set AutoArchiving Per-Folder
Excluding Individual Items from AutoArchiving
Archiving Items Manually
Viewing Your Archived Folders
Personal Folder Files
   Creating Personal Folder Files
   Removing a Personal Folders File From the Folder List
   Re-Adding an Existing Personal Folders File to the Folder List
Compacting Your Personal Folders File
Deleted Items Folder
   Moving Items to the Deleted Items Folder
   Undeleting Items
   Emptying the Deleted Items Folder
Default Location of Archive and Data Files


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February 25, 2008

4 Access XP Tutorials from Kansas University

Here are 4 Access XP Tutorials, from Kansas University. These include an Access tutorial that will introduce you to Access, and three others that teach you more advanced Access features and tasks, such as create and run a select query, create pivot tables and charts, work with forms and subforms, sort and filter for records, work with reports, add grouped sections and sort fields in reports, and create calculated controls in reports.


Access Introduction Tutorial

This Access Introduction Tutorial will get you started using the Microsoft Access relational database application. This program which allows you to create, organize, and edit large quantities of data. The tutorial covers creating a blank database, creating and importing tables into the database, establishing primary and foreign key fields, entering records into tables, sorting fields in tables, and filtering for specific records in tables. It also demonstrates how to set up different types of relationships between tables and enforcing rules on those relationships. (21 pages, 286kb, pdf format)

The goals of this Access Introduction Tutorial are to teach you to:
 - Create a new, blank database
 - Create new tables in design view and import tables
 - Enter and delete records
 - Edit table design
 - Display and organize data in a table
 - Create and edit relationships

Access Introduction Tutorial Contents:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions
Planning for a Relational Database
Creating a New Blank Database
   The Database Window
Creating a Table
   Creating a Table in Design View
   Importing a Table
Entering and Deleting Information
   Adding Records
   Deleting Records
Editing the Table Design
Displaying and Organizing Data
   Rearranging Columns
   Sorting
   Filtering Records
Creating Relationships
   Types of Relationships
   Enforcing Relationship Rules
   Creating a Relationship
Modifying a Relationship
Getting Additional Help


Intermediate Access Tutorial

This Intermediate Access Tutorial teaches how to design a query, use queries to display related information from two or more tables, and construct selection criteria to extract specific records from tables using queries. It also shows you how to create and utilize pivot tables and charts based on query information. (18 pages, 349kb, pdf format)

Upon completing this Intermediate Access Tutorial, you should be able to:
 - Create and run a select query to display data from one or more related tables
 - Sort data in a query
 - Add criteria to a query to display specific records
 - Create pivot tables and charts based on query data

Contents of Intermediate Access Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Running and Creating Select Queries.
Editing Select Queries
Adding Criteria to Select Queries
Creating Calculated Fields
Using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts (New in Access XP).
Creating PivotCharts
Getting Additional Help


Access Forms Tutorial

This Access Forms Tutorial explains how to use and work with forms in Access. Forms give you a way to enter data into a database and work with other objects in a database. This tutorial shows the tasks needed for creating forms via AutoForm and the Form Wizard, and also for designing and modifying forms in design view with the help of the Toolbox toolbar. It also shows you how to add subforms to main forms, to sort, filter, and work with conditionally formatting data in forms. (22 pages, 273kb, pdf format)

At the end of this Access Forms Tutorial, you will be able to:
 - Create a form from a table or query using AutoForm
 - Create a form from a table or query using the Form Wizard
 - Create a form directly in the Design View
 - Modify a form in the Design View
 - Add subforms to main forms
 - Sort and filter for records in a form
 - Format controls conditionally

Contents of Access Forms Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Introducing Forms 
Using AutoForm
Creating Forms with the Form Wizard
   Viewing and Editing
Creating a Form in Design View
   Sections of a Form
   Adding Controls
   Other Types of Controls
Adding Controls from the Toolbox 
Modifying Properties
Setting Tab Control 
Sorting and Filtering in Forms
   Sorting Information 
   Filtering Records 
Conditional Formatting 
   Adding a Conditional Format 
   Deleting a Conditional Format 
Getting Additional Help


Access Reports Tutorial

This Access Reports Tutorial explains how to use reports within Access. It will teach you how to create reports using AutoReport and the Report Wizard. It also demonstrates how to design and modify reports in design view with the help of the Toolbox toolbar. And finally, it describes the tasks to create grouped sections, calculated fields, and sort information in reports. (17 pages, 248kb, pdf format)

When you are finished with this Access Reports Tutorial, you will be able to:
 - Create a report from a table or query using AutoReport
 - Create a report from a table or query using the Report Wizard
 - Create and modify reports in the Design View using the tools from the Formatting and Toolbox toolbars
 - Add grouped sections and sort fields in reports
 - Create calculated controls in reports

Contents of Access Reports Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Prerequisites
Related Training Available from Instructional Services
Introducing Reports
Using AutoReport
Creating Reports with the Report Wizard
   Viewing and Editing
Creating a Report in Design View
   Sections of a Report 
   Adding Controls
   Other Types of Controls
Adding Controls from the Toolbox
Modifying Properties
Sorting and Grouping Records
   Sorting Records
   Grouping Records
   Creating Calculated Field
Getting Additional Hel


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February 22, 2008

2 Dreamweaver Tutorials from Durham University

Here are 2 Dreamweaver Tutorials, from Durham University. The first one is an introductory Dreamweaver tutorial, and it will show you the basics of using Dreamweaver to create a web page and insert images, links and tables into it. It also introduces you to Dreamweaver’s Site Management tools. The second on is a more advanced Dreamweaver tutorial, titled “Further Dreamweaver”. It covers web  site navigation methods, layouts, tables, behaviors, and adding multimedia and video to your web pages.


Introduction to Dreamweaver Tutorial

This introductory Dreamweaver tutorial takes you through the basic steps of using Dreamweaver to create web pages. It teaches you how to create a web site using Dreamweaver’s site management tools, and how to insert images, links and tables into web pages using HTML. (26 pages, 443kb, pdf format)

Contents of Introduction to Dreamweaver Tutorial:
1   Getting started
2   Site management 
  2.1 Restricting access to your pages 
3   Creating a new folder
4   Creating a new page
  4.1 Entering text
  4.2 Adding objects
  4.3 Page Title
  4.4 Saving and testing your page
5   Inserting images
  5.1 Editing images 
6   Adding links within the page, to other pages and to files
  6.1 Linking within the page
7   Tables
  7.1 Sorting tables
8   Linking to other resources
9   HTML – editing in Code View
  9.1 Adding text 
  9.2 Creating lists 
  9.3 Linking to sites
  9.4 Adding comments
  9.5 Roundtrip HTML overview
  9.6 Cleaning up HTML
  9.7 Clean up Word HTML
10 Putting mathematical formulae on the WWW 
11 Spelling 
12 Using Help in Dreamweaver 
13 Closing Dreamweaver 
14 Further information 
15 Testing your website for accessibility 
  15.1 To run an accessibility report on a current document 
  15.2 Inserting accessible media objects to a new document


Further Dreamweaver Tutorial

This more advanced Dreamweaver tutorial shows you how to create navigation among web pages, including navigation bars and jump menus. It also gives you examples of several methods of layout using tables, layers, and frames, and teaches you more advanced uses of Dreamweaver’s Site Management. (33 pages, 321kb, pdf format)

Contents of Further Dreamweaver Tutorial:
1   Further Site Management 
  1.1 Defining a site 
  1.2 Working with files in the Site panel 
    1.2.1 To add a new folder to a site
    1.2.2 To add a new file to a site
    1.2.3 To rename a file or folder in a site
  1.3 Transferring files to a remote server
    1.3.1 Associating a remote server with a local site
  1.4 Using Check In/Check Out
    1.4.1 Checking files out
    1.4.2 Checking files in
    1.4.3 Synchronizing files
    1.4.4 Design notes 
    1.4.5 Using reports 
  1.5 Getting and putting files
    1.5.1 To get files from a remote server
    1.5.2 To put files on the remote server
2   Layout 
  2.1 Layout tables and Cells
    2.1.1 Drawing layout tables and cells
    2.1.2 Layout cells
    2.1.3 Layout tables
    2.1.4 Resizing layout cells and tables
  2.2 Layers
    2.2.1 Creating layers
3   Navigation
  3.1 Adding a Navigation Bar
    3.1.1 Inserting a navigation bar
  3.2 Jump menu
    3.2.1 To create a jump menu
4   Templates
  4.1 Introduction to templates
  4.2 Creating and editing templates
  4.3 Defining editable regions in a template
    4.3.1 Making new editable regions
    4.3.2 Changing an editable region to a locked region
  4.4 Creating documents based on templates
    4.4.1 To create a new document based on a template
    4.4.2 To apply a template to an existing document
  4.5 Updating the site
5   Frames
  5.1 What are frames?
  5.2 When do I use frames?
  5.3 Inserting a predefined frameset 
  5.4 Frames and Accessibility Attributes 
  5.5 Naming frames
  5.6 Selecting and saving the frameset
  5.7 Adding content to frames
  5.8 Adding existing material to a frame
  5.9 Using links in one frame to control the content of another frame
  5.10 Page properties
  5.11 Saving files and a frameset to preview
    5.11.1 To save a frameset file
    5.11.2 To save a document that appears in a frame
    5.11.3 To save all files associated with a set of frames
  5.12 Testing your frames
  5.13 Nested frames
  5.14 Deleting frames
6   Behaviours 
  6.1 Behavior inspector
  6.2 Applying a behavior
    6.2.1 To attach a behavior
7   Adding video and media to web pages
  7.1 Video
    7.1.1 Streamed video
    7.1.2 Compression (codecs)
    7.1.3 Software
    7.1.4 Accessibility 
  7.2 Copyright
  7.3 Audio
  7.4 Further information on video and audio 
8   Assets, Library and History panel
  8.1 The Assets panel and Library items
    8.1.1 Adding a Library item 
  8.2 Using the History palette


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February 21, 2008

3 PowerPoint 2003 Tutorials from Kansas University

Here are 3 PowerPoint 2003 Tutorials, from Kansas University, which includes a 2-page quick tutorial sheet for Powerpoint presentation features. The introductory PowerPoint tutorial explains the basics of using this presentation application, including editing slides, applying slide design, rearranging slides, working with the slide master, working with images and graphics, and saving and printing a slide presentation. The intermediate PowerPoint tutorial teaches the following PointPoint tasks and features: making an icon button; inserting a graphic, table or chart; animating text and graphics; creating slide transitions; and putting your presentation on the web.


PowerPoint Introduction Tutorial
This introductory PowerPoint tutorial gets you up and running with using basic PowerPoint tasks, such as creating new PowerPoint presentations, applying design templates and auto-layouts, using master pages, creating simple graphic objects, and inserting images from files and clip art. (20 pages, 464kb, pdf format)

After using this introduction to PowerPoint tutorial, you will be able to:
 - Create a simple presentation
 - Edit slides from the normal view, slide view and outline view
 - Apply a slide design
 - Rearrange a slide show
 - Manipulate the slide master
 - Insert and manipulate graphics
 - Save a presentation
 - Print a presentation
 - Pack and Go
 - Display a slide show

Contents of PowerPoint Introduction Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Prerequisites
Related Training Available from Instructional Services
Definitions
Getting Started in PowerPoint
   Toolbars
Creating a Presentation
   Choosing and Applying a Template
   Slide Layouts
   Adding a Slide
   Deleting a Slide
   Adding Text to a Slide
   Editing a Text Box
   Adding Pictures
Views in PowerPoint
   Working in Slide Sorter View
   Working in the Outline
Using the Slide Master
   Formatting Text
   Adding date, page numbers, and footers to slides
Saving Your Presentation
   Special save: “Pack and Go”
   Notes
Printing
   Printing Options
   Viewing the Slide Show
   Navigating Keys
For More Information
Getting Additional Help


Intermediate PowerPoint Tutorial
This intermediate PowerPoint tutorial shows you how to perform more advanced PowerPoint tasks, such as creating hyperlinks to other slides, presentations, files, and Web sites; inserting action buttons and charts into presentations, animating text and graphic objects; and adding slide transitions. (20 pages, 414kb, pdf format)

After using this intermediate PowerPoint tutorial, you will be able to:
 - Create an action button.
 - Insert a graphic, table and chart.
 - Animate text and graphics.
 - Prepare slide transitions and timings.
 - Prepare a presentation for the Web.

Contents of Intermediate PowerPoint  Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Prerequisites
Action Settings
   Create a hyperlink
   Action buttons
   Create an Action button
   Editing the hyperlink and buttons
Insert a table
Insert a chart or an external document/file
   Importing data for a chart
   Inserting existing documents 
Animation
   Animate Entire Slides and Presentations
   Animate a single object on a slide
   Change the display order of animated objects
Slide Show Enhancements
   Transitions
   Timings
   Custom Shows
Save as Web page
   Web Page Preview
   View the Saved Web Version
For More Information
Getting Additional Help


PowerPoint Power Hour Quick Tutorial
This quick tutorial handout describes several PowerPoint time and labor saving tools. It explains three ways to create presentations quickly, using the Autocontent Wizard, the Outline tab, and the Photo Album features. It also provides the steps for creating and updating your design template using the Slide Master. (2 pages, 59kb, pdf format)

PowerPoint Power Hour Quick Tutorial Contents:
 - Creating a Photo Album Presentation
 - Creating a Presentation from a Text Outline in Word
 - Creating a Presentation Using the AutoContent Wizard
 - To Change the Design Template
 - Giving Your Presentation
 - Printing Your Presentation
 - Downloading Design Templates from the Web


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February 18, 2008

HTML Programming Wikibook

HTML is the markup language that is used for creating web pages. HTML pages are text files stored on computers connected to the Internet. These files contain markup, which are browser instructions for displaying, or rendering, the text, images, tables, links, etc. on the web page. Here is the HTML Programming Wikibook, a free open-content textbook that teaches and shows you how to use and code HTML on your web pages.


The HTML Programming Wikibook
:

Basic HTML

The html, head and body elements denote the general outline of every HTML document. We will now examine the HTML elements in more detail.

Advanced HTML Techniques that shouldn’t be used:
Appendices

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CSS Programming Wikibook

CSS is a way to describe the “style” of a web page, namely, the colors, fonts, layout, and other presentation aspects of the document. A single CSS file can describe a common “style” to be applied to many HTML, XHTML, and XML documents (which describe the content and structure of the elements of each document). Typically a particular element in an HTML page has a “cascade” of CSS style rules that can be applied to it. The highest priority style rule is applied to each element. CSS is a very powerful tool that gives a web designer great power over their site if used properly. For example, if you are writing a large website, you can have a consistent display presentation for every title, sub-title, paragraph, text, etc. Here is an excellent, free textbook that will show you how to use and program with CSS, the CSS Programming Wikibook.


CSS Programming Wikibook, an open-content textbook.

   1 Introduction
      1.1 What is CSS?
      
   2 Basic CSS
   3 Advanced CSS
   4 Troubleshooting
   5 Index
   6 Hacks & Filters
   7 Links


Basic CSS Wikibook section:

  1. Applying CSS to HTML – Each method has its place however the linked method is the most important and the one this wikibook will reference.
    1. Linked CSS Method (using an external CSS file to link to multiple pages on a web site)
    2. Embedded CSS Method (linked CSS is preferred in most cases)
    3. Inline CSS Method (linked CSS is preferred in most cases)

  2. Applying CSS to XML

  3. CSS Construction
    1. CSS Syntax
    2. Defining Style Rules
    3. CSS Lengths and Units
    4. CSS Selectors
    5. CSS Inheritance Rules
    6. The !important Keyword

  4. CSS Presentation
    1. Color
    2. Fonts and other text properties
    3. Hyperlink Behavior
    4. Lists
    5. Setting the size and shape of elements with the “Box Model”
    6. Background
    7. CSS Shorthand Properties

  5. CSS Layout
    1. Positioning Elements (includes floating elements)
    2. Tables
    3. Floating elements
    4. Media Types


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4 Excel 2003 Tutorials from Kansas University

Here are 4 illustrated Excel 2003 Tutorials from Kansas University that demonstrate how use use many important features of Excel. These tutorials take you step-by-step through each task being taught using screen shots and easy-to-follow instructions. 


Excel Introduction Tutorial

This introductory Excel tutorial will get you going with using Excel to perform fundamental tasks, such as creating, saving, and opening new Excel workbooks and worksheets; selecting, copying, and moving data; constructing formulas; formatting worksheets; and setting up worksheets for printing. (22 pages, 424kb, pdf format)

After using this Excel tutorial, you will be able to:
 - Create, open, and save Excel workbooks
 - Select, copy, and move data
 - Create formulas using relative and absolute references
 - Format worksheets
 - Use Page Setup to set up worksheets for printing

Contents of Excel Introduction Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions
Creating and Opening Excel Workbooks
Inside an Excel Worksheet
Creating Formulas
Editing & Deleting Formulas
Copying Formulas and Values
Changing the Workbook or Worksheet Appearance
Getting Additional Help


Excel Data Management Tutorial
This Excel 2003 tutorial describes you how to use Excel to work with lists, data forms, filtering, and subtotals features, along with managing windows and link to data and formulas. (18 pages, 267kb, pdf format)

After using this Excel tutorial, you should be able to:
 - Sort a data list
 - Filter a data list according to criteria
 - Extract data list information
 - Use the subtotal function
 - Adjust the spreadsheet windows

Contents of Excel Data Management Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Using Excel lists
   Creating a List 
Sorting
   To perform a Simple Sort
   To Sort by Multiple Columns
Data Forms
   Adding Data Using the Data Form
   Finding Records Using Criteria
Filtering Data
   AutoFilter
   Advanced Filters
   Special Features for Filtered Lists
Totals and Subtotals
   Total Row
   Subtotals 
Managing Windows
   Multiple Windows
   Splitting Windows
   Freezing Panes
Linking Data
Getting Additional Help


Excel Tutorial on Functions and Data Analysis Tools

This Excel 2003 tutorial will show you how to use Excel’s functions and data analysis tools. Topics explained include functions such as Average and Sum, and data analysis tools such as pivot tables and conditional summations. (19 pages, 371kb, pdf format)

After reading and applying this Excel tutorial, you will be able to:
 - Define terms related to using functions
 - Create and edit a function
 - Identify add-in functions
 - Perform data analysis using Data Analysis Tools
 - Create a formula with the Conditional Sum wizard
 - Learn to troubleshoot a formula

Contents of Excel Tutorial on Functions and Data Analysis Tools:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions
Inserting Functions
   Sample Functions
Add-In Commands and Functions
   Loading an Add-In
   Unloading an Add-In 
Data Analysis Tools 
   Histogram
   Conditional Sum
   Analyzing Data with the PivotTable
   Array Formulas
Getting Additional Help


Excel Charting Tutorial

Learn how to use Excel to create and edit charts, modify chart options, and format chart objects, as well as use trendlines, forecasts, and error bars to present data graphically. (17 pages, 361kb, pdf format)

You will be able to do the following after going through this Excel tutorial:
 - Create and edit charts
 - Modify chart options
 - Format chart objects
 - Apply trendlines and error bars

Contents of Excel Charting Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions
Creating a Chart 
   Using the Chart Wizard
Modifying Charts
   Formatting Chart Objects
   Trendlines
Pie Charts
   Creating a Pie Chart
Printing Charts
   Printing an Embedded Chart on a Separate Page
Getting Additional Help


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February 16, 2008

Accessible Web Design Guide

What is Web Accessibility? A web page is accessible if all users are able to access the document and read the content. Users should be able to access it without needing to change their browser, or adjust the browser settings. A well-designed site will work in any browser with any reasonable settings. Many accessibility improvements also make it easier for everyone to use the site. For example, improving the navigation structure of a web site helps everyone, but also especially helps people with poor memory. There are also pure usability problems such as broken links, which affect everyone equally.

Here is an Accessible Web Design Guide, from Durham University, that will help you design and make your web sites accessible to all users, regardless of disability or choice of browser. This Guide explains the benefits of accessible design, and techniques for writing accessible websites. (22 pages, 174kb, pdf)


Contents of Accessible Web Design Guide:
1   About accessibility
  1.1 What is accessibility?
  1.2 What is usability?
  1.3 Legal Requirements
    1.3.1 Quotes from SENDA
    1.3.2 Maguire v Socog
  1.4 Browser compatibility
  1.5 Search Engines
  1.6 University Policy
  1.7 The Web Accessibility Initiative
    1.7.1 Priority 1 recommendations
    1.7.2 Priority 2 recommendations
    1.7.3 Priority 3 recommendations
  1.8 Other terms used in this Guide
2   Finding Accessibility Problems
  2.1 Examples of inaccessible pages
  2.2 Tools for finding accessibility problems
    2.2.1 Web Browsers
    2.2.2 Checking Tools
  2.3 Identifying accessibility problems
    2.3.1 Some of the accessibility problems with the example site
3   Fixing accessibility problems
  3.1 Accessible text
    3.1.1 Example of rewriting text
  3.2 Accessible Graphics
    3.2.1 Using Dreamweaver to make accessible images
    3.2.2 Text Equivalents
    3.2.3 Examples of ‘text equivalents’
  3.3 Accessible Tables  10
    3.3.1 Using Dreamweaver to add header information
    3.3.2 Example of adding headers to tables
  3.4 Accessible use of color
    3.4.1 Partial specification of color
    3.4.2 Specification of colour in Dreamweaver
    3.4.3 Examples
  3.5 Scripts, Java applets, Flash and similar technologies
  3.6 Frames
4   Other accessibility issues
  4.1 Structural Markup
  4.2 Validation
  4.3 Navigation
  4.4 Other areas to consider 
    4.4.1 Tables for layout 
    4.4.2 Forms for user input
    4.4.3 Colour contrast
5   Useful tools
  5.1 Browsers
  5.2 Validators
  5.3 Accessibility Checking Tools
  5.4 Other tools
    5.4.1 Specialist accessibility checking assistants
    5.4.2 Link checkers
    5.4.3 Tidy 
6   Summary


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February 14, 2008

Word 2007 Slide Presentation

Getting used to using the new interface, the Ribbon, in Word 2007 takes some time. This Word 2007 Slide Presentation, from Kansas University, will help you learn more about the Ribbon and how you can create and edit Word documents quickly and easily. (28 slides, 1.23mb, pdf format)

Word 2007 Presentation goals:

  – Find out more about the new Word file formats and how they affect you and your work.
  – Learn what the Ribbon does for you to make it easier to create and edit documents.
  - How to find and use the everyday, common Word commands.


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February 13, 2008

4 Word 2003 Tutorials from Kansas University

Here are four excellent, illustrated Word 2003 Tutorials from Kansas University. These tutorials will teach and show you how to perform many Word tasks and use several important features of Word 2003.


Word Everyday Tasks Tutorial
This Word tutorial demonstrates the fundamental tasks, such as creating a new document, formatting that document, using the toolbars, setting tabs, formatting, spell checking, and printing. (16 pages, 192kb, pdf format)

After completing this Word tutorial, you should be able to:
  - Create a new document
  – Use toolbars
  - Apply formatting commands
  – Rearrange text
  - Use the spell checking function
  – Insert and manipulate tabs
  – Save, open, and print a document

Contents of Word Everyday Tasks Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions
Creating a Document
Toolbars
   Moving and Resizing the Toolbars
Rulers
The Status Bar
Task Pane
Page Setup
Selecting Text
   Select Nonconsecutive Items
Copying and Pasting
Drag and Drop Text
Correcting and Deleting
Undoing Mistakes
Formatting Documents
Setting Tabs
Indent Paragraphs
   Create a first-line indent
   Increase or decrease the left indent of a paragraph
   Change the right indent of a paragraph
   Set an indent by using the Tab key
   Create a hanging indent
Spelling and Grammar Checking
Saving Documents
Opening Documents
Easy Access to Documents You Use Often
Word Count Toolbar
Printing
Printing Envelopes
Viewing Multiple Pages in Word
Handy Shortcuts for Word Users
For More Information
   Online
Getting Additional Help


Word Document Enhancement Tutorial
This Word training tutorial shows ou how to use Word features to perform these tasks: creating and managing tables, inserting and editing images, inserting and using hyperlinks, and using editing tools to review and revise documents.  (16 pages, 252kb, pdf format)

When finished with this Word tutorial you will be able to:
  - Create a table
  – Add and delete rows and/or columns from a table
  – Apply borders and shading to a table
  – Insert and edit images in a document
  - Add Section Breaks and Hyperlinks to a document
  - Customize toolbars

Contents of Word Document Enhancement Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions
Tables
   Creating a New Table
   Changing a Column Width Manually
   Adding Columns or Rows
   Deleting Columns or Rows
   Moving or Copying the Contents of a Column or Row
   Creating a Table from Existing Text
   Adding Borders and Shading
   Creating Table Headings
Inserting Images
   Inserting ClipArt
   Inserting Pictures from a File
   Clips Online
Inserting Symbols
Working with Page Breaks
Inserting Hyperlinks
   Creating a Link
   Using and Modifying Hyperlinks
Headers and Footers
   Different First Page Header/Footer
Toolbars
   Customizing Toolbars
Getting Additional Help


Word Tutorial for Creating Long Documents
This Word tutorial shows how to use Word’s features for creating longer documents, such as dissertations, monographs, long reports, and full-length manuals. These features include footnotes and endnotes; section breaks; special page numbering; automatically generated tables of contents, tables of figures, and indices; and concordance files for use with indices.  (29 pages, 303kb, pdf format)

Contents of Word Tutorial for Creating Long Documents:
Introduction
Definitions
Before You Start: Planning Your Document
   Limits of Word
Setting Up Your Document
   Margins
   Styles
   Page Numbers
Using Section Breaks
   Viewing Section Breaks
   Deleting Section Breaks
Footnotes and Endnotes
   Using EndNote and Word
Cross-References
Generating a Table of Contents
   Updating a Table of Contents.
Generating a Table of Figures
   Labeling Images with Captions
   Building the Table of Figures
Building an Index.
   Manually Marking Index Entries
   Using Concordance Files and Automark.
   Generating the Index
Getting Additional Help


Word Mail Merge Tutorial
Here’s a tutorial showing how Word’s Mail Merge feature works, specifically, how to create a form letter and merge mailing lists to create individualized letters.  (12 pages, 117kb, pdf format)

Upon completion of this Mail Merge tutorial, you will be able to:
  - Create and edit a main document and a data source for Mail Merge
  - Create and print envelopes using the Mail Merge tool

Contents of Word Mail Merge Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions
Mail Merge
Creating a Mail Merge using the Wizard
Stopping and Resuming Mail Merge Wizard
Creating and Printing Envelopes for a mass mailing using Mail Merge Wizard
Getting Additional Help


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February 12, 2008

Dreamweaver CS3 Classroom in a Book

Collectionofbooks.blogspot.com offers a freely available download link for the Dreamweaver ebook, Dreamweaver CS3 Classroom in a Book. To download this ebook, click on the link “Mirror: Download from Depositfiles.com“, then on the depositfiles page, click on the red download button, wait 60 seconds, then enter the 4 character code and click on the red “Download the file” button.

This Dreamweaver ebook will show you how to perform many important tasks and features using Dreamweaver, including the following: how to customize a Dreamweaver workspace, apply cascading style sheets, enter headline and body text, insert graphics and rollovers, add links to a page, add interactive elements, add new code or code snippets, and publish your website to the Web. The ebook is 320 pages in length, in CHM format, and 38.94mb in size.


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February 8, 2008

Web Graphics ImageReady Tutorial

Here is a Web Graphics ImageReady Tutorial that will show you how to optimize your images for the web, along with a slide presentation that informs you about the image creation and editing process. Both of these are from Kansas University.


ImageReady Web Graphics Tutorial

This ImageReady tutorial shows you how to do tasks associated with creating, formatting, and manipulating web-based images. It demonstrates using ImageReady to do tasks such as optimizing, slicing, creating rollovers, and GIF animation. (407kb, 14 pages, pdf format)

After completing this Photoshop tutorial, will be able to do the following:
 - Optimize your image file type and file size.
 - Use slicing tools to decrease image/Web page load times.
 - Create interactive navigation buttons using image rollovers.
 - Animate GIF images to use on a Web page.

Contents of ImageReady Web Graphics Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Prerequisites
Web Graphic File Types
   GIF Image File Format
   JPEG Image File Format
   PNG Image File Format
   Optimizing Web Graphics
Using Graphical Slices
   Viewing Slices
   Image Rollovers
   Preview in Browser
Web Animations
   To Insert a Second Frame
   Tween Frames
Getting Additional Help


Graphics Foundation

To create the best possible images you need to make informed choices about various image properties. This slide presentation will help you understand the image production process, from acquisition/creation, through manipulation and editing, saving, and deployment. It covers digital image terminology, such as resolution, color depth, and file formats. (1.9mb, 31 pages, pdf format)


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February 7, 2008

2 Photoshop CS2 Tutorials

Here are 2 Photoshop CS2 Tutorials from Kansas University that will show you how to use Photoshop to perform many image editing and manipulation tasks. Using Photoshop, you can customize graphics, edit photographs and create images for both print and the web. The first tutorial is an Introduction to Photoshop and the second is an Intermediate Photoshop Tutorial.


Photoshop CS2 Introduction Tutorial

This tutorial covers the fundamental features of Photoshop, including common tools and palettes as well as basic image manipulation. (609kb, 18 pages, pdf format)

After completing this Photoshop tutorial, will be able to do the following:
  – Be familiar with the Photoshop environment.
  – Understand and use the Photoshop Toolbox tools.
  – Use options with each tool with the Option Bar.
  – Use the various work area Palettes.
  – Create images using Layers.

Contents of Photoshop Introduction Tutorial:
 - Introduction
 - Objectives
 - Prerequisites
 - The Photoshop Environment
    - Photoshop Toolbox
    - Overview of the tools
 - Using the tool options bar
    - To display the tool options bar
    - To return a tool or all tools to the default settings
 - Using palettes
    - Displaying palettes
 - Correcting mistakes
    - To undo the last operation
 -    To redo the last operation
 -    To revert to the last saved version
 - The History Palette
 -    To delete one or more states of the image
 -    Using context menus
 - The Color palette
 -    To display the Color palette
 - Working with Layers
 -    The Layers palette
 - Related Training Available from Instructional Services
 - Exercise: To create our little penguin


Intermeditate Photoshop CS2 Tutorial

This tutorial teaches you how to perform advanced selection techniques (masks), raster vs. vector drawing, placing type in images, and filters. It also shows you some useful Photoshop tips, tricks and features. (424kb, 14 pages, pdf format)

Upon finishing this Photoshop tutorial, will be able to do the following:
  – Use color correction techniques for photo retouching.
  – Create Paths for image manipulation
  – Make complex selections using Masks
  – Modify image content with Filters
  – Learn to create advance text graphics with the gradient fill tool.
  – Create a Vignette
  – Use the Picture Package feature for photographs

Contents of Intermediate Photoshop Tutorial:
  – Introduction
  – Objectives
  – Prerequisites
  –    Color Correction
  – Color correction tools
  – Painting versus Drawing
  –    Bitmap versus Vector Graphics
  –    Shapes
  –    Paths
  – Masks
  –    Quick Mask Mode
  –    Alpha Channels
  – Filters
  – Creating gradient filled type with the Type Mask tool
  – Vignette
  – Picture Package
  – For More Information
  – Getting Additional Help


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February 6, 2008

Two Word XP Tutorials

Here are two Word XP Tutorials from Kansas Univeristy, located on their Word Tutorial Handout page. The first is an introduction to Word tutorial, and the second is their intermediate Word training tutorial. Both of these are easy to follow with illustrated screen shots.


Word XP: Introduction

This introductory Word training tutorial will show you how to perform the fundamental tasks with using Word XP. These include: creating a new document, formatting a document, using the toolbars, setting tabs, page setup, selecting text, copying and pasting, undoing mistakes, formatting documents and text, spelling and grammar checking, and printing.
(449kb, 22 pages, pdf format)

The goal of this workshop is to introduce participants to the introductory commands and features of Microsoft Word. After today’s workshop, participants will be able to:
 - Create a new document
 - Use toolbars
 - Apply formatting commands
 - Rearrange text
 - Use the spell checking function
 - Insert and manipulate tabs
  - Save, open, and print a document

Contents of Word XP Introduction Tutorial:
Introduction 
Objectives 
Definitions 
Creating a Document
Toolbars
   Moving and Resizing the Toolbars
Rulers
The Status Bar
Task Pane
Page Setup
Selecting Text
   Select Nonconsecutive Items
Copying and Pasting
Drag and Drop Text
Correcting and Deleting 
Undoing Mistakes
Formatting Documents
Headers and Footers
  Different First Page Header/Footer
Formatting text by using styles
  Applying a different style to text
  Modifying a style
  Creating a new style
Reveal and Adjust Text Formatting
Setting Tabs
Indent Paragraphs
  Create a first-line indent
  Increase or decrease the left indent of a paragraph
  Change the right indent of a paragraph
  Set an indent by using the Tab key
  Create a hanging indent
Spelling and Grammar Checking
Saving Documents
Opening Documents
Easy Access to Documents You Use Often
Word Count Toolbar
Printing
Printing Envelopes
Viewing Multiple Pages in Word
Handy Shortcuts for Word Users
For More Information
  Online
Getting Additional Help 


Word XP: Intermediate

This Intermediate Word training tutorial introduces the following Word topics and tasks: creating and managing tables, inserting and editing images, inserting and using hyperlinks, using editing tools to review and revise documents, and use the Mail Merge utility. (401kb, 23 pages, pdf format)

After using this Word turorial, you will be able to:
 - Create a table
 - Add and delete rows and/or columns from a table
 - Apply borders and shading to a table
 - Insert and edit images in a document
 - Add Section Breaks and Hyperlinks to a document
 - Use the Track Changes tools for reviewing documents
 - Create and edit a main document and a data source for Mail Merge
 - Create and print envelopes using the Mail Merge tool
 - Customize toolbars

Contents of Intermediate Word XP Tutorial:
Introduction
Objectives
Definitions 
Tables 
   Creating a New Table
   Changing a Column Width Manually
   Adding Columns or Rows
   Deleting Columns or Rows
   Moving or Copying the Contents of a Column or Row
   Creating a Table from Existing Text
   Adding Borders and Shading
   Creating Table Headings
Inserting Images
   Inserting ClipArt
   Inserting Pictures from a File
   Clips Online
   Formatting Images
Inserting Symbols
Working with Page Breaks
Inserting Hyperlinks
   Creating a Link
   Using and Modifying Hyperlinks
Mail Merge
   Creating a Mail Merge using the Wizard
   Stopping and Resuming Mail Merge Wizard
   Printing Envelopes Using Mail Merge Wizard
Reviewing Documents
Inserting Comments
   Modifying Comments
   Deleting Comments
   Deleting Multiple Comments
Tracking Changes
   Displaying Tracked Changes
   Reviewing Tracked Changes
   Changing the Look of Tracked Changes
     Changing the size or appearance of balloon text
     Changing the default style for comment text 
     Changing other display and layout options
   Merging Tracked Changes from Several Reviewers into one Document
Toolbars
   Customizing Toolbars 
Getting Additional Help 


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Flash MX 2004 Tutorial

Here is a Flash MX 2004 Tutorial that takes you step-by-step, with screen shots, through the process of learning and using Flash to create and publish animations. It teaches you these Flash topics: basic drawing tools and the drawing environment; animation control using the timeline; frame-by-frame, shape tween, and motion tween animations; simple animation control using ActionScript; importing graphics into Flash; and publishing Flash animations in various formats. (319kb, 27 pages, pdf format)


Flash Tutorial Contents:
 - Introduction
 - Definitions
 - Using Flash
 - Basic Tools
 - Vector Graphics
 - Stage Elements and Properties
 - Layers
 - The Timeline
 - Frame-by-Frame Animation
 - Motion Tween Animation with Symbols
 - Editing Symbols
 - Motion Guide Animation
 - Frame Adjustments
 - Shape Tween Animation
 - Breaking Apart Symbols
 - More on Tweening
 - Importing Graphics into Flash
 - Introduction to ActionScript
 - Frame Actions: stop()
 - Button Actions: Event Handlers
 - Publishing Flash Files to the Internet
 - For More Information
 - Getting Additional Help

Here are the Flash Definitions from this document:
ActionScript - Adds interactivity and/or playback efficiency to a movie via coding. Similar to JavaScript, ActionScript is an object-oriented programming language.
Alpha effect – Adjusts the transparency of an instance.
Bitmaps - Images using colored dots, called pixels, arranged within a grid. Typical of most web graphics.
Breaking apart - Converts symbols into basic shapes so that shape tweening can be used.
Button symbol – Used to create interactive buttons in a movie that respond to mouse clicks or other actions.
Component - A pre-made movie clip that provides some functionality, such as a button, a scroll pane, or a progress bar. Components allow you to create animations with complex functionality, but with a minimum of effort.
Easing option – By default, the rate of change between tweened frames is constant. Easing creates a more natural appearance of transformation by gradually adjusting the rate of change.
Frame-by-Frame animation - An animation technique that involves subsequently creating a slightly altered image in sequence and then playing back the entire sequence.
Graphic symbol – Used for static images and to create reusable pieces of animation that are tied to the Timeline of the main movie.
Keyframe - A frame in which a change in an animation is defined. Keyframes are an important part of tweened animation.
Layer - Helps organize symbols and other separate animation entities by allowing you to draw and edit objects on one layer without affecting objects on another layer.
Library – Stores symbols, such as graphic symbols and button symbols, and allows you to view and organize these files as you work. Helps in selecting and copying instances of symbols on the main stage.
Motion guide – Lets you draw paths along which tweened instances, groups, or text blocks can be animated from one keyframe to another.
Motion tweening – To tween the changes in properties of instances, groups, and type, you use motion tweening. Flash can tween position, size, rotation, and skew of instances, groups, and type. Additionally, Flash can tween the color of instances and type, creating gradual color shifts or making an instance fade in or out.
Shape tweening – In shape tweening, you draw a shape at one point in time, and then you change that shape or draw another shape at another point in time. Flash interpolates the values or shapes for the frames in between, creating the “morphing” animation. Symbols must be broken apart before using shape tweening.
Symbol - A reusable graphical object that is stored in a Library. You can then create multiple instances of the symbol. There are three symbol types: graphic, button, and movie clip.
Timeline - Organizes and controls a movie’s content over time in layers and frames. The major components of the Timeline are layers, frames, and the playhead.
Vector graphic – Describes images using lines and curves, called vectors, which also include color and position properties. You can move, resize, reshape, and change the color of a vector graphic without changing the quality of its appearance.


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February 4, 2008

5 Excel XP Training Guides and Tutorials

Here are 5 Excel XP Training Guides and Tutorials, courtesy of Durham University. These Excel learning documents are will written and will show you many important Excel features, including Charting, Formulas, Functions, Macros, and Data Management. These Excel tutorials are in pdf format. The sample files referred to in these Excel training documents are available here.


An Introduction to Microsoft Excel XP (476kb, 41 pages)
A hands-on beginner’s training tutorial for working with spreadsheets using Excel. Features covered include:  the Excel screen, Task panes, Cell references, entering and editing data into cells, ranges, column widths, formatting cells, working with sheets, borders, spell checking, entering and copying formulas, and creating and working with charts.

Creating Charts in Microsoft Excel XP (677kb, 51 pages)
This Excel tutorial teaches you the steps and knowledge for creating and working with charts in Excel.

Using Formulas and Functions in Microsoft Excel XP (508kb, 50 pages)
This training tutorial gives you step-by-step instructions for performing calculations in Excel XP.

Introduction to Using Macros in Microsoft Excel XP (757kb, 63 pages)
This training guide demonstrates how to use macros in Excel XP. You will learn how to record macros, and write simple macros in Visual Basic for Applications.

Lists and Data Management in Excel XP
(420kb)
Learn how to work with and manage lists and data in Excel 2002. 


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