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March 29, 2010

3 Dreamweaver Reference Guides

Here are 3 Dreamweaver Reference Guides, hosted by Ohio University, that provide details and understanding on several Dreamweaver features. Adobe Dreamweaver is a web development application for both Windows and Mac operating systems. The features discussed here include the basics of Dreamweaver CS3, Dreamweaver 8, Dreamweaver MX, CSS and Dreamweaver templates. These Dreamweaver tutorial referencecs are in pdf format and can be downloaded and saved for later use.

Dreamweaver Reference Guide  15 pages, 378 KB
This guide introduces the working of the internet and Dreamweaver, the planning of web sites, creating web sites and adding contents to the web site.

 - Introduction to the Internet
 - Planning Web Sites
 - Introduction to Dreamweaver
 - Creating a Web Site
 - Creating a Basic Web Page
 - Adding Content to a Page

Dreamweaver Advanced Reference Guide  8 pages 197 KB
This guide introduces users to forms, frames and rollover images. It also explains how these items can be used in a web page.

 - What is a FORM
 - What Is a FRAME

Dreamweaver Shortcut Keys
This guide is a quick and easy way to get to know the keyboard shortcuts in Dreamweaver.

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March 22, 2010

3 Photoshop Reference Guides

Here are 3 Photoshop Reference Guides, hosted by Ohio University, that delve into the intricacies of working with Photoshop and working with it at basic, intermediate and advanced levels, depending on user experience. Each guide explains and details various Photoshop features, tools and workflows and are designed in such a way to help you easily understand and use them immediately. Each of these Photoshop references is in pdf format.

Photoshop Introduction Reference Guide 19 pages, 994 Kb
This Photoshop tutorial guide starts by introducing Photoshop and its interface, acquainting users with a file’s EXIF information, the File Browser and working with selections

 - Introduction
 - Starting Photoshop
 - Examining Photoshop
 - The File Browser
 - EXIF Information
 - Using Tools
 - Transforming Selections

Intermediate Photoshop Reference Guide 13 pages, 1.04 Mb
This Photoshop tutorial guide is a primer for intermediate users. This guide explains how to create a new image, working with layers, adding text and drawing in Photoshop

 - Building With Layers
 - Creating a New Image
 - Adding Text
 - Drawing with Photoshop
 - The Color Replacement Tool

Advanced Photoshop Reference Guide 14 pages, 975.25 Kb
This Photoshop tutorial guide details some advanced Photoshop features, namely working with masks, channels and resolution.

 - Using Masks
 - Channel Basics
 - Scanning Resolution

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4 HTML Reference Guides

Here are 4 HTML Reference Guides, from Ohio University, which provide technical references into the intricacies of HTML, web forms, CGI scripts, frames, HTML tags, creating HTML files, and testing these files. These HTML tutorial guides are designed in a way that beginners can move onto advanced topics easily. They are easy to follow and understand with all of them having examples. All guides can be downloaded for later reference and are in pdf format.

HTML Advanced Reference Guide 16 Pages, 154 Kb
This HTML tutorial guide explains what a Web Form is, how CGI scripts work, what frames are, frame tags and the creation of HTML files.

 - What is a Web Form
 - What is a CGI Script File
 - Initiating the HTML File
 - Composing the Form Tags
 - Saving Your HTML Form
 - Testing Your Web File
 - Uploading the HTML File
 - What is a Frame
 - Frame tags

HTML Intermediate Reference Guide 13 Pages, 128 Kb
This HTML guide discusses the do’s and don’ts of designing web pages, working with tables and images, and an introduction to forms.

 - Different Web Servers
 - Planning Steps
 - Designing Do’s and Don’ts
 - Creating the HTML Files
 - Tables
 - Images
 - Image in a Table
 - Forms Introduction

HTML Reference Guide 13 Pages, 282 Kb
This HTML reference guide explains the back end process of the working of HTML files such as saving and testing web files and putting files on the web server.

 - Getting Ready
 - What Will Be On a Page
 - Creating the HTML Files
 - Saving Your HTML File
 - Testing Your Web File
 - Putting Your File on the Server

HTML Tag Reference Guide 5 pages 69 Kb
This guide explains the various tags in an HTML file.


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March 19, 2010

25 Office Reference and Help Docs

Here are 25 Office Reference, Help and Support Documents, hosted by admi-lan, along with 7 Internet Explorer help documents. These include keyboard shortcuts, efficiency and security tips, and techniques for getting more out of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Office, Sharepoint, and IE.

Microsoft Office Reference and Support Documents:

10 obscure Word tricks that can expedite common chores
Word 2003 Keyboard Shortcuts
Cut your Word docs down to size with these OLE techniques
50 indispensable Microsoft Word tips
Word 2003 Document Privacy and Security Options

Excel Keyboad Shortcuts
85 Keyboard Shortcuts for moving faster in Microsoft Excel

How to Compact Outlook Powerpoint PST Files
Put a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on a CD
Creating Animated build Sildes in PowerPoint 2002

10 Things you can do to Become an Outlook Web Access (OWA) power user
80+ Keyboard Shortcuts to move faster in Microsoft Outlook
Accessing Exchange public folder data outside of Outlook
Create easy-to-use Outlook e-mail templates

6 Tips for Optimizing Exchange Server performance
Add a secondary domain to your organization
Discover Exchange 2003′s improved mailbox move feature  
Exchange 2000 planning – ADS and IM preparation

General Office:
10 Windows registry hacks for Microsoft Office
Expand Microsoft Office functionality with these 10 free add-ins
Corporate Error Reporting – A double-edged sword
10 things you should know about fighting spyware in Windows XP

10 Things you should know – Microsoft’s SharePoint Services
10 Ways to make SharePoint more Secure
Plan and design a successful SharePoint 2003 infrastructure

Internet Explorer:
10 things you should know about Internet Explorer 7 Security
10 things you should know about Internet Explorer 7.0 enhancements
Fine-tune IE’s behavior by utilizing it’s advanced settings
Investigate Internet Explorer add-ons in Windows XP
Keep IE secure by configuring the right settings
Make Internet Explorer as secure as possible with this step-by-step guide
Uninstall Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

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Publisher Tutorial

Here is a Publisher Tutorial, at University of the Incarnate Word, that explains how to use Publisher, which is the desktop publishing application in Microsoft’s Office suite. Publisher is excellent for documents with complex formatting, multiple page documents, newsletters, brochures, flyers, websites, resumes, reports, and handouts. This Publisher tutorial also shows how to import clip art, work with fonts, edit artwork, and use mail merge. The tutorial document is 5.10 Mb in size, contains 87 pages, and is in pdf format.

Publisher Tutorial
 - Importing Clip Art
 - Importing Fonts
 - Tool Bars and Task Panes
 - Choosing a document
 - Adding borders
 - Editing artwork
 - Groping and Ungrouping
 - Adding text
 - Addressing the document using Mail Merge

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March 18, 2010

99-slide Access 2007 Tutorial

Here is a Microsoft Access 2007 Tutorial in a 99-slide presentation format (ppt, 2.2mb), at the University of the Incarnate Word. This Access tutorial gives you insight and understanding on all of the important features of Access 2007, and demonstrates topics such as defining tables, queries, reports, and forms. This Access tutorial also teaches database planning; and developing tables from table templates, from manual entry,from external data, and in the Design view. The documents essential to complete the exercises for this tutorial can be downloaded from here.

Access 2007 Tutorial
 - Definitions
 - Planning a Database
 - Creating a Table
 - Relationships
 - Queries
 - Forms
 - Reports

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March 17, 2010

Access 2003 Tutorial

Here is a 90-page Microsoft Access 2003 Tutorial, at University of the Incarnate Word, containing all you ever wanted to know and learn about Access. This Access tutorial covers various topics that include: creating a database with the table wizard, defining tables, queries, reports and forms, database planning, developing tables, creating relationships, running queries, creating forms, generating reports and creating charts. This document is in pdf format and is 2.02 mb in size.

Access 2003 Tutorial
 - Definitions
 - Planning a Database
 - Creating a Table in Design View
 - Create a Table Using External Data (Excel)
 - The Primary Key
 - Relationships
 - Queries
 - Forms
 - Reports

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March 15, 2010

2 Outlook Tutorials

Here are 2 Microsoft Outlook Tutorials, at University of the Incarnate Word. These Outlook tutorials cover Outlook tips and techniques. They also demonstrate how to use important features of Outlook Web Access (OWA). These tutorials will guide you through Outlook’s and OWA’s various features so you can effectively manage this email and personal messaging tool.

Outlook Tips and Tricks  (2.56 Mb, 70 pages)
By going through this tutorial on Outlook you will be able to handle Outlook much more effectively. Some of the tips and techniques covered here include mail options, contacts, calendar options, and tasks.

 - Difference Between OWA and Outlook Client
 - Mail Options
 - Contacts
 - Managing Outlook
 - Calendar Options
 - Tasks

Outlook Web Access (OWA) Tutorial  (1000 Kb, 41 pages)
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use and work with Outlook Web Access, or simply OWA. You will learn more about managing OWA efficiently and how to use the calendar tool effectively.

 - How to get your Username & change your password
 - OWA (Outlook Web Access)
 - Options
 - E-mail
 - Managing Outlook
 - Calendar

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3 Excel 2003 Tutorials

Here are 3 Excel 2003 Tutorials, at the University of the Incarnate Word, which outline and teach important features of Microsoft Excel 2003. These Excel tutorials are divided into three sections for better understanding of this popular spreadsheet tool. The documents are in pdf format.

Excel 2003 Basics Tutorial  (802 Kb, 22 pages)
You will be learning some of the basic features of Excel 2003 in this section. The topics that are covered here are managing and formatting spreadsheets, formulas and charts, and Excel options.

 - Toolbars and Taskbars
 - Managing Spreadsheets
 - Formatting Spreadsheets
 - Formulas
 - Charts
 - Excel Options

Excel 2003 Advanced Tutorial  (4.58 Mb, 90 pages)
Some of the advanced features in Excel 2003 that are demonstrated in this section include: formatting spreadsheets, creating more advanced formulas, working with charts, sharing and protecting workbooks, and linking spreadsheets.

 - Toolbars and Taskbars
 - Managing Spreadsheets
 - Formatting Spreadsheets
 - Formulas
 - Page Setup, Headers & Footers
 - Charts
 - Database
 - Sharing and Protecting Workbooks
 - Tracking Changes
 - Linking Spreadsheets
 - Excel Options

Excel Database Tutorial  (963 Kb, 15 pages)
The Excel concepts of creating, filtering, and sorting a database using Excel 2003 is illustrated in this section of the tutorial.

 - Database
 - Adding Data
 - Sort Using Single Field
 - Sort Using Multiple Fields
 - Sort by Auto Filter Sorting with more than one filter

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Photoshop Elements Tutorial

Here is a nice Photoshop Elements Tutorial, at the University of the Incarnate Word. This Photoshop Elements tutorial includes instructions on how to scan images, and will give you insight into techniques for editing graphics using Photoshop Elements. The various scanning processes for different scanners are explained with screenshots. This tutorial teaches various features of Photoshop elements, as listed below, and also provides some tips for editing images in Office. The document is 4.10 Mb in size, is in pdf format, and contains 57 pages.

Photoshop Elements Tutorial
 - Photoshop and Scanners
 - Epson Scanning Basics
 - The HP Scanner
 - Scanning Images
 - Adobe Photoshop Elements
   - The Organizer, Photo Browser View
   - Editing images and graphics
   - Edit Window
   - Quick Fix Window
   - The Photo Organizer Find Menu
   - The Photo Editor
   - Editing Tools and Toolbars
   - The File, Image, and Enhance Editor Menus 
   - Editor Layer, Select, and Filter Menus
   - Editor View and Window Menus
   - Templates
 - Image Editing in Office
   - Screen Captures
   - Pasting Images
   - Resizing
   - Cropping

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March 3, 2010

7 PowerPoint 2007 Tutorials

Here are 7 PowerPoint 2007 Tutorials, at the University of the Incarnate Word’s tutorials page. These Powerpoint tutorials are excellent and well written and include the latest features of PowerPoint 2007. They can be used to enhance your presentation making skills by using features like images, audio and video. A comparison between PowerPoint 2003 and 2007 is also illustrated in these tutorials. The documents essential to complete the exercises for the tutorials can be downloaded (zip, 14mb).

PowerPoint 2007
You will be learning the basics of PowerPoint 2007 in this Powerpoint tutorial, which is as a PowerPoint presentation.

Everything PowerPoint 2007
In this tutorial, you will learn about all the fundamental features and functionality that you need to know about PowerPoint 2007.

PowerPoint Not PowerPointless 2007
Here you will learn about the 12 points that you need to know for making effective PowerPoint presentations.

Video Sound Animation Game
An illustration on playing with video and sound animation is given in this tutorial.

Add Images, Audio, and Video
You will learn more on how to add images, audio and video in a PowerPoint presentation.

Creating Posters
The concept of creating posters in a PowerPoint presentation is explained here.

PowerPoint 2003 & 2007
This tutorial describes the differences between PowerPoint 2003 and 2007 by comparing the menus and toolbars in PowerPoint 2003 with the MS Office button and ribbon in 2007.

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2 PowerPoint 2003 Tutorials

Here are 2 PowerPoint 2003 Tutorials, at University of the Incarnate Word, that explain various tips and techniques for creating and delivering effective PowerPoint presentations. The first Powerpoint tutorials demonstrates some basics tasks that will provide useful to a beginner and the next tutorial discusses various games and animation features of PowerPoint 2003. These are in pdf format.

PowerPoint 2003 Tutorial 3.20 Mb, 80 Pages
Basic features like toolbars and task panes, importing and exporting fonts, image editing, inserting video and audio clips, linking presentations are explained in this section on Microsoft PowerPoint 2003.

 - Toolbars and Task Panes
 - Importing and Exporting Fonts
 - More Image Editing
 - Importing WebTemplates
 - Inserting Video & Audio Clips
 - Linking Presentations
 - Animation (A PowerPointoon! )
 - Options for Saving PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2003 Games & Animation 1.22 Mb, 23 Pages
PowerPoint games are a great opportunity to prepare students for upcoming tests, or review difficult concepts. The purpose of this lesson is to show you how the process works.

 - PowerPoint Games
 - Linking Slides for Games
 - Animation
 - Options for Saving and Playback

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