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October 26, 2009

Flash and ActionScript References and Cheat Sheets

Here are some excellent Flash and ActionScript References and Cheat Sheets at appletree’s quick reference cards. Adobe Flash is a multimedia platform for adding animation and interactivity to web pages. Flash is commonly used to integrate video and sound into web pages to create animation and compelling multimedia presentations. These ActionScript and Flash reference materials will help you work more efficiently and effectively with Flash. These are in pdf and jpg format.

Adobe Flash Platform Rich Internet Application Development 2.1M 
This document provides an insight of the Adobe Flash platform for creating rich internet applications.

Flash CS4 OSX Shortcuts 275K
This document discusses the keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Flash on the OSX platform.

Flash CS3 Quick Reference 347K 
This is a quick reference that details the fundamentals, tools and keyboard shortcuts of Flash CS3.

Flash ActionScript quick reference 200K
This document is a quick reference to the operators, program flow control, global functions, constants and compiler directives in ActionScript.

Actionscript 3.0 Flash Display 217K  
This document discusses the display functions used in ActionScript for displaying various objects.

Actionscript 3.0 Migration 90K 
This is a migration document for converting ActionScript 2.0 code to ActionScript 3.0.

Actionscript 3.0 Packages 24K 
This document provides a list of ActionScript 3.0 packages.

Actionscript 3.0 Top Level 50K 
This document provides a brief look at the top level functions of ActionScript 3.0.

Actionscript 3.0 Migration Cheatsheet 90K 
This document acts as a cheatsheet for migration to ActionScript 3.0.

AcitionScript 3.0 Cheatsheet Migration 90K
This document is a quick preference that provides migration information on migrating applications to ActionScript 3.0.

AcitionScript 3.0 Cheatsheet Top Level 50K
This document provides a top level look at the functions, constants, classes and arguments used in ActionScript 3.0.

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Microsoft Access Tutorial

Here is a Microsoft Access Tutorial, at Orbit Computer Solutions, that teaches you how to use Access, Microsoft Office’s database application. This Access database tutorial covers creating new databases, and creating and managing tables. The topics include how-to screenshots that help explain what is being described.

Getting Started With Access 2007
Here you will get a quick introductory tour through the world of Microsoft Access 2007.

 - The Microsoft Office Button
 - The Ribbon
 - Quick Access Bar

How To Create A New AccessDatabase
In this section of the tutorial, you will be able to learn how to create a new database in MS Access 2007. You will also learn about new database terms like query, recordset, forms and reports.

 - Database Terms
 - Query
 - Record Set
 - Forms
 - Report
 - How To Create A New Database
 - How To Create A New Database Using Templates

How To Create an Access Table
In this section of the tutorial, we are explaining about creating a table inside the Access database. Adding new fields to the tables. editing and formatting data types are also explained.

 - Table View
 - Design And Datasheet View
 - How To Add New Fields
 - How To Add New Fields In Design View
 - How To Edit Data Types In Fields
 - How To Format Data Types In Design View

Managing Tables
In this final section you will learn how to manage the tables which you created in MS Access.

 - How To Rename A Table
 - How To Add A Description In A Table

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October 17, 2009

11 Excel 2007 Tutorials

Here are 11 excellent Excel 2007 Tutorials, at the University of Florida, that discuss and present many of Excel’s important features. These Excel turorials, as handouts and notes, cover calculations, navigation, graphing and charting, pivot tables, printing, and sorting and filters. They are in pdf format, and can be downloaded and saved for later reference.

Charts Handout  (918 Kb, 15 pages)
This is a handout that discusses how and why charts are created and used for communicating and presenting things.

Charts Notes  (31 Kb, 3 pages)
This Word document contains important notes on Excel charts and how they are used to represent important details.

Math & Fun Handout  (194 Kb, 11 pages)
This handout discusses math functions used in Excel to carry out calculations from raw data.

Mult Handout  (348 Kb, 11 pages)
This handout demonstrates to users how to use multiple spreadsheets and worksheets.

Mult Notes  (28 Kb, 3 pages)
This Word document provides users with notes and tips on how to use multiple worksheets in Excel.

Nav & Form Handout  (446 Kb, 21 pages)
This handout discusses the navigation and formatting, including moving between cells and editing data.

Nav & Form Notes  (58 Kb, 7 pages)
This Word document provides important notes for users regarding navigation and formatting in Excel 2003.

Pivot Tables Handout  (324 Kb, 14 pages)
This handout explains to users what Pivot tables, how to create them and how they work.

Print Handout  (603 Kb, 16 pages)
This handout explains to users how the Print function works in Excel 2003 and how printing can be customized to suit ones needs.

Print Notes  (44 Kb, 5 pages)
These notes on printing in Excel 2003 offer users quick tips and trick that can be used to suit their printing styles.

Sorting & Filters  (203 Kb, 9 pages)
This tutorial imparts knowledge on how sorting is done in Excel 2003 and how filters can be applied on raw data to get the desired results.

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7 Flash ActionScript eBooks

I just wrote a post on for 7 Flash ActionScript 3.0 eBooks that  you may want to take a look at if you’re seeking more information and to learn about Flash ActionScript. Here is the direct link to these ebooks.

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October 16, 2009

Photoshop References and Cheat Sheets

Here are some excellent Photoshop References and Cheat Sheets at The following Photoshop references and cheat sheets explain and list many techniques and shortcuts used in this popular graphics editing application. By using these documents you’ll be able to perform Photoshop’s graphics editing tasks easier and faster. These quick reference guides are available for both PC and Mac platforms, and are in pdf format.

   Adobe PenTool Cheatsheet  506K  
   Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Quick Reference Card for Mac OS  328K   
   Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Quick Reference Card for Windows  271K  
   Adobe Photoshop CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts  51K  
   Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 Quick Reference Card for Mac OS  165K   
   Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw Shortcuts Mac   98K  
   Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw Shortcuts Win 97K  
   Adobe PhotoShop CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts Mac  42K  
   Adobe PhotoShop CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts PC  43K  
   Adobe PhotoShop CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts Mac  45K  
   Adobe PhotoShop CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts PC  45K  
   Photoshop Brush Cheatsheet  466K   
   Photoshop Lasso Cheatsheet  444K   
   Photoshop CS3 Quick Reference Card Mac  307K  
   Photoshop CS3 Quick Reference Card Windows  525K  
   adobe lightroom cheat  1.5M  
   adobe photoshop elements 5 quick reference card  343K  
   photoshop bw cheatsheet.psd  5.1M 

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14 Excel 2003 Tutorials

Here are 14 excellent Excel Tutorials, hostsed by the University of Florida. These tutorial handouts and notes discuss and teach many important features of Excel 2003, including calculations, graphing tools, pivot tables, printing, sorting and filters, and macros. These Excel 2003 tutorials are in .doc format, and can be downloaded and saved for later reference.

14 Microsoft Excel 2003 Tutorials:

 - Charts Handout 339 Kb, 14 Pages
 - Forms Handout 120 Kb, 7 pages
 - Macros Handout 145 Kb, 10 Pages
 - Macros Notes 35 Kb, 3 Pages
 - Math & Fun Handout 170 Kb, 11 Pages
 - Math & Fun Notes 73 Kb, 10 Pages
 - Mult Handout 177 Kb, 10 Pages
 - Mult Notes 29 Kb, 2 Pages
 - Navigation & Forms Handout 289 Kb, 17 Pages
 - Navigation & Forms Notes 57 Kb, 7 Pages
 - Pivot Tables Handout 377 Kb, 13 Pages
 - Print Handout 292 Kb, 14 Pages
 - Print Notes 39 Kb, 4 Pages
 - Sorting & Filters Handout 179 Kb, 8 Pages

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October 14, 2009

XML Document Type Definition (DTD) Tutorial

Here is is a XML Document Type Definition (DTD) Tutorial, hosted at the New Mexico Tech Computer Center. This DTD tutorial describes the Document Type Definition notation for describing the schema of an SGML or XML document type. The purpose of a Document Type Definition or DTD is to define the structure of a document encoded in XML. This DTD tutorial also can be downloaded as pdf.

Document Type Definition Tutorial:

  What is a DTD?
     - Definitions
  Where does a DTD live?
     - Linking an XML file to an external DTD
     - Including the DTD inside your XML file
  Types of DTD declarations
  Element declarations
     - Declaring empty elements
     - Elements with text content only
     - Elements with mixed content
  Attribute declarations
     - Tokenized attributes
     - Enumerated attributes
  Declaring and using entities
     - General entities
     - Character entities
     - Parameter entities
     - Binary (non-parsed) entities
  Notation declarations

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XSLT Reference Tutorial

Here is the post on XSLT Reference Tutorial, located at the New Mexico Tech Computer Center. This XSLT tutorial describes the XSLT language for transforming XML documents. Because of XSLT’s ability to change the content of an XML document, XSLT is referred to as the stylesheet for XML. This tutorial can also serve as a reference guide to XSLT and it can also be downloaded as pdf.

XSLT Reference Tutorial:

  What is XSLT?
  A brief example
  Namespaces and XSLT
  XPath reference
     - Data types in XPath
     - Node types
     - Node tests
     - Axis selection in XPath
     - XPath operators
     - XPath functions
  Overall XSLT stylesheet structure
  The root element <xsl:stylesheet>
     - <xsl:stylesheet> attributes
  Top-level elements
     - <xsl:output>: Select output options
     - <xsl:preserve-space>: Preserving white space
     - <xsl:strip-space>: Removing non-significant white space
     - <xsl:import>: Use templates from another stylesheet
     - <xsl:key>: Create an index to optimize input document access
     - <xsl:decimal-format>: Define a numeric format
  Basic template elements
     - <xsl:template>: Define a template
     - <xsl:variable>: Define a global or local variable
     - <xsl:apply-templates>: Process a node set with appropriate templates
     - <xsl:include>: Insert another stylesheet
     - <xsl:param>: Define an argument to be passed into a template
     - <xsl:with-param>: Pass an argument to a template
  Output instructions
     - <xsl:text>: Output literal text
     - <xsl:value-of>: Output the value of an expresssion
     - <xsl:element>: Output an element
     - <xsl:attribute>: Output an attribute
     - <xsl:number>: Output an element number or formatted number
  Branching elements
     - <xsl:for-each>: Iterate over a set of nodes
     - <xsl:if>: Conditional processing
     - <xsl:choose>: The multiple-case construct
     - <xsl:call-template>: Invoke another template
  Advanced elements
     - <xsl:apply-imports>: Use an overridden template
     - <xsl:attribute-set>: Define a named attribute set
     - <xsl:comment>: Output a comment
     - <xsl:copy>: Shallow copying
     - <xsl:copy-of>: Deep copying
     - <xsl:fallback>: What to do if an extension is missing
     - <xsl:message>: Write a debugging message
     - <xsl:namespace-alias>: Assign a prefix to a namespace
     - <xsl:processing-instruction>: Output a processing instruction
     - <xsl:sort>: Process nodes in a given order
  XSLT functions
     - current(): Return the current node
     - document(): Pull in content from other documents
     - format-number(): Convert a number to a string
     - generate-id(): Generate a unique identifier
     - key(): Refer to an index entry
     - system-property(): Return a system property value
  Built-in templates
  Extension elements
     - The exsl:document extension
  Using the xsltproc processor

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13 Access 2007 Tutorials

These 13 Microsoft Access 2007 Tutorials, hosted by the University of Florida, will help demonstrate the features and functionality of Access. Access 2007, the latest version of Access from Microsoft, is a relational database management system that combines a database engine with a graphical user interface. The Access tutorials, in the format of handouts and notes, will help increase your skills using its features such as Forms, Forms, Reports, Relationships, Select Queries, and Tables. These Access 2007 tutorials are in .doc format and can be downloaded and saved for later reference.

13 Microsoft Access 2007 Tutorials:

 - Access 2007  (1.08 Mb, 30 slides)
 - Basics Handout  (372 Kb, 11 pages)
 - Basics Notes  (4.43 Mb, 23 pages)
 - Forms & Macros Handout  (340 Kb, 11 pages)
 - Forms Handout  (639 Kb, 14 pages)
 - Intro Forms & Reports Handout  (1.25 Mb, 20 pages)
 - Intro Forms & Reports Notes  (37 Kb, 3 pages)
 - Queries II Handouts  (756 Kb, 24 pages)
 - Relationships Handout  (263 Kb, 13 pages)
 - Reports Handout  (206 Kb, 10 pages)
 - Select Queries Handout  (902 Kb, 16 pages)
 - Tables Handout  (756 Kb, 26 pages)
 - Tables Notes  (29 Kb, 3 pages)

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22-page Dreamweaver Tutorial

Here is a nice Dreamweaver Tutorial, hosted by the University of South Dakota. This Dreamweaver tutorial covers a host of topics of website development such as setting up a site, either locally or on a network, and adding website components such as tables, cells, pictures and hyperlinks. Actions such as moving, drawing, resizing and coloring, that can be carried out on these components are also explained in detail. This Dreamweaver tutorial is in pdf format, is 471kb size and 22 pages in length.

Contents of Dreamweaver Tutorial:


Setting up a Site
 -  Local/Network

Windows and Panels Overview

Menus Overview
 - Create and modify a table in Standard view
 - Insert a table
 - Merge and split cells
 - Change row height and column width
 - Add color to a table
 - Add a border color
 - Set a relative width table in Standard view
 - Create a pixel width based table
 - Design a page in Layout view
 - Create and save a new document
 - Draw a layout cell
 - Add multiple layout cells
 - Move or resize a layout cell
 - Resize a layout cell
 - Set a relative width table in Layout view
 - Working with Text
 - Inserting Pictures
 - Creating Hyperlinks
 - Combining What you Learned

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October 12, 2009

15 Access 2003 Tutorials

Here are 15 Access 2003 Tutorials, at the University of Florida, that discuss various features of Access 2003 that make it a useful relational database management application. These Access tutorials, in the format of handouts and notes documents, show users how to use Access 2003 features such as Forms, Reports, Relationships, Select Queries, and Tables. The Access tutorials are easy to understand and follow, and are in .doc format so you can use them later offline.

15 Access 2003 Tutorials:

 - Basics Handout  (197 Kb, 10 pages)
 - Basics Presentation  (738 Kb, 30 slides)
 - Basics Notes  (4.83 Mb, 23 pages)
 - Forms & Macros Handout  (2.91 Mb, 10 pages)
 - Forms Handout  (316 Kb, 11 pages)
 - Intro Forms & Reports Handout  (386 Kb, 16 pages)
 - Intro Forms & Reports Notes  (27 Kb, 2 pages)
 - Queries II Handouts  (547 Kb, 22 pages)
 - Queries II Notes  (28 Kb, 3 pages)
 - Relationships Handout  (286 Kb, 14 pages)
 - Reports Handout  (165 Kb, 10 pages)
 - Select Queries Handout  (287 Kb, 14 pages)
 - Select Queries Notes  (53 Kb, 4 pages)
 - Tables Handout  (345 Kb, 18 pages)
 - Tables Notes  (25 Kb, 2 pages)

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CSS 2.0 Tutorial

Here is a CSS Tutorial, at New Mexico Tech Computer Center, that will help you with styling web pages and sites using CSS 2.0. This tutorial acts as a reference guide for Cascading Style Sheets 2.0, which is used for describing the style, layout, etc. of Web pages. In this CSS tutorial you will learn how to use CSS to control the style and layout of multiple Web pages all at once. It contains everything that is required for you to master CSS 2.0. This CSS tutorial also can be downloaded as a pdf.

Tutorial on Styling Web Pages with CSS 2.0:

  What are Cascading Style Sheets and why should you use them?
  Connecting your page to a style sheet
  Overall structure of a style sheet
  How to write CSS rules
  Common value types in CSS
     - Dimensions
     - Specifying colors
     - String constants
     - Universal resource identifiers (URIs)
     - Counters
     - Specifying angles
     - Times
     - Frequencies
     - Element type selectors
     - Selecting elements by class
     - Selecting elements by their context
     - Child selection
     - Adjacent element selection
     - Selecting by attribute values
     - Selecting specific single elements by ID
     - Pseudo-classes
     - Pseudo-elements
     - The universal selector -When rules collide
     - Cascading
     - Specificity: Which selector applies?
     - Inheritance
  Font properties
     - The font-family property
     - The font-style property
     - The font-variant property
     - The font-weight property
     - The font-size property
     - The font property
  The display property: What kind of box is this?
  Other text properties
     - The line-height property
     - The text-indent property
     - The text-align property
     - The text-decoration property
     - The text-transform property
     - The white-space property
     - The letter-spacing property
     - The word-spacing property
     - The vertical-align property: Shifting the baseline
     - The quotes property: Specifying quote characters
  The color property
  The background properties
  Designing with box elements
     - Side lists
     - The height and width properties
     - The clear property
     - The float property
     - The padding properties
     - The border properties
     - The margin properties
     - The overflow property: What if it doesn’t fit?
     - The clip property: Specify a clipping rectangle
     - The visibility property: Can we see the content?
     - The position property: Positioning boxes
     - The box offset properties: top, bottom, left, and right
     - The z-index property: Stacking order
  The content property: Specifying content in pseudo-elements
     - The counter-reset property
     - The counter-increment property
  The list properties
     - The list-style-type property
     - The list-style-image property
     - The list-style-position property
     - The list-style property
     - The marker-offset property
     - Table column properties
     - How table size is computed
     - Table border properties
     - The speak-header property: Aural rendering of tables
  User interface options
     - The cursor property
     - Selecting colors to match UI components
     - Dynamic outlines
  Aural stylesheets
     - Spatial presentation: the azimuth property
     - Voice properties
     - The volume property
     - The speak, speak-punctuation , and speak-numeral properties: spelling it
     - General voice qualities: voice-family, pitch, pitch-range, stress, and richness
     - Timing properties: speech-rate, pause-before, pause-after, and pause
     - Element cues: cue-before, cue-after, and cue
     - Audio mixing: play-during
  The @import rule: Importing another stylesheet
  The @media rule: Tuning for different rendering platforms
     - Media types
  The @page rule: Paged media
     - The size property for paged media
     - Controlling page breaks
     - Orphan control
     - Widow control
     - Crop marks and alignment targets: the marks property
     - The page attribute: Selecting a page type

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43 Photoshop Tutorials

Here are 43 Photoshop Tutorials, hosted at Tutorials Portal, that will help you quickly customize and learn Photoshop’s interface and workflows. Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program and is the market leader for image manipulation software. These Photoshop tutorials describe various text and color effects and how they can be applied to vector images. Some of these effects include bubble text, glowing text, adding a reflection, paint effect, carved text and animated loaders. Also discussed are colorizing an image, rain effects, and an old photo effect. All Photoshop tutorials provided here are easy to understand and follow, whether you’re a novice or expert user.

43 Photoshop Tutorials:

 - Smarter Than The Average Bears
 - The Creation of Lava Woman
 - The Making of a Humanoid
 - How to make a “Text on Fire”!
 - How to make a Black & White picture
 - 3D Cover For Software Box
 - Video Tutorial – Adding a new sky and reflection in an image
 - Bubble Text
 - Love Heart Picture
 - Gold Text Effect
 - Glamour Effect
 - Electric Glow Text
 - Focus Zoom
 - Watercolor Image
 - Zombie Face
 - Ice Text Effect
 - Add Advertisement to a Taxi Cab
 - Rain Effects
 - Shadow Image
 - Carved Text
 - Paint Effect
 - Starburst
 - Redwood Texture
 - Effective Airbrushing
 - Color Overlay
 - Barcode Tutorials
 - Loading Firefox
 - Website Badge
 - 3D Callout Icon
 - Image Clone
 - Tech Border
 - [GIMP]Quick Sig Tutorial
 - Cartoon Background
 - Reflection with Water Reflect Effect
 - Simple Old Photo Effect
 - Again, Simple Sig Tutorial
 - Brighter Your Image
 - Glowing Text Effect
 - Colorize Your Image
 - Another Tech Border
 - Animated Matrix Effect
 - Grunge Edge
 - Simple Sig

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