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Interested in learning how to use Microsoft Excel 2010? The first in a series, this Excel tutorial covers how to edit and format spreadsheets, enter data, and create basic charts. Motion Training will also teach you simple tips and tricks to help you get started with this powerful software. Although the lesson focuses on Microsoft Excel 2010, the concepts covered can be applied to earlier versions of Excel.


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Become a word whiz with this introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 for beginners! This opening overview of a series of lessons on Microsoft Word from Motion Training takes you through the initial basics of navigating Microsoft Word. Learn about typing, correcting errors, using Word’s spell check and autocorrect features, and formatting your text. Find out how to save documents and use and keyword shortcuts, and then move beyond text by inserting tables and pictures into your document.


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Show off your slideshow skills with this tutorial in the basics of PowerPoint! In this beginner lesson from Motion Training, learn to create professional and engaging slideshows. See how to: add slides; create bullet points; write and edit text make custom slide layouts; format your presentation with themes; add images, animate your presentation; and much more. Although this lesson is specific to PowerPoint 2010, the concepts presented here can be applied to any edition of PowerPoint.


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New to Microsoft Excel 2003? Unfamiliar with the program and its basic functions and applications, or intimidated by this complex software? This tutorial demystifies the program and teaches you the basics of creating a spreadsheet and chart from a series of data, while demonstrating the advantages of using Microsoft Excel to manage information.


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Tired of calculating things by hand? This lesson for all versions of Microsoft Excel will show you how to use built in functions to calculate AVERAGE (MEAN), MEDIAN and MODE. In addition you will see how to use a combination of functions to calculate the range from a list of numbers. The worksheet featured in the lesson can be downloaded - just click the paperclip icon at the top right of the lesson player


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Installing Mountain Lion OS X needn't be as hard as wrestling a real mountain lion! This lesson from Mac and Computer Help gives you step-by-step instructions on updating your Mac's operating system. Learn how to check if your computer is compatible with Mountain Lion, and see a list of hardware requirements. See where and how to buy the system, complete the installation, and set up iCloud. You’ll be using great new features in no time!


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Build a WordPress site! in seconds! Once you have purchased a domain and installed WordPress in cPanel, all you need to do is pick a theme to have a gorgeous, customized website for personal or business enterprises. This tutorial by Websites Made Easy walks you through the process. As a bonus, you will learn how WordPress helps websites reach the first page of Google, Bing, and Yahoo with search engine optimization (SEO).


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Don’t be embarrassed to ask the question on everyone’s mind: “What is Adobe Flash, really?” As one of the most highly-used multimedia design suites, Flash is used for everything from animations to games to websites. This lesson by Incredible Tutorials, the first in a series, introduces you to the very basics of Flash: what it is, how to get it, and how to navigate the interface and workspace.


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Need to store, organize, or manipulate data? In this lesson, Amicron explains precisely what is a Microsoft Access Database, and gives you a tour of its parts and their functions. Find out about early databases and spreadsheets, and then learn about the six main parts of a database: the tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, and modules.


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We use fonts every time we type, but do we really understand them? In this first in a series of typography lessons from Yes I'm a Designer, get an introduction to the wonderful world of fonts. You'll learn how to use InDesign to view the full range of glyphs in a font (beyond the characters you're used to seeing on your keyboard), discover how fonts are stored on your computer, and unravel the mystery of unicode.


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If you run your own business, you know how hard it is to keep track of payroll, inventory, customers, and vendors. Guess what? There is an easy way to manage these and other accounting tasks without breaking a sweat! In this first lesson of a beginner QuickBooks course, get an overview of this powerful accounting software and learn just how easy it is to master! Learn to set up a company file, enter critical information, and get ready to use QuickBooks!


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You've created your Curious video lesson, sharing your knowledge with the camera. Now it's time to share your lesson with the world! Learn how to use the Curious LessonBuilder to: break your lesson up into easily digestible sections; name your lesson and sections; create exercises to quiz your students on key points; add attachments to provide helpful external materials for your students; preview your lesson; and publish it live on Curious.com!


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Think the sphere or cube you just created in 3ds Max is a shape? Think again! Learn the difference between shapes and splines, and 3D objects in this sixth lesson in the 3ds Max for beginners series by Jerry Gonzalez. Jerry demonstrates how, when using parameters, shapes can easily be changed into 3D objects by a process known as extruding. But keep in mind, despite the fact that 3D objects may seem more fun to make and design, mastering shapes is an incredibly useful skill to have.


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Bring your creative vision to life, and learn how to animate a modifier in 3ds Max! In this fifth installment of the 3ds Max series for beginners, Jerry shows you how to use the timeline at the bottom of the screen. Learn about the time configuration, the easiest way of animating, and how to combine the two to get your object dancing, jumping, or sliding across the screen. Finally, add further depth and interest to your animation by learning the art of scaling.


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You’ve learned well from Jerry Gonzalez’s series on 3ds Max for beginners and are becoming proficient with the program, so now its time for the real fun to begin! Open up the modify panel and discover why parameters are so important. Jerry demonstrates how segments work (and why its best to take a moderate approach with them) with the bend, melt, and twist modifiers, but your creative choices are endless. Discover how each modifier interacts with the others.


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So you know how to create shapes and objects in 3ds Max—now learn how to transform and move your objects! In this third part of the 3ds Max for Beginners series, learn how to move your object in three different directions, and more helpful shortcuts that will help you along the way. Jerry demonstrates how to tell if you are moving the object or the grid, as well as why when you are moving an object, it is always best to be watching the transformation in every viewport simultaneously.


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Let your computer animation skills shine! Now that you are familiar with 3ds Max, create an object! In this second part of the 3ds Max for Beginners series, Jerry walks you through the process - from which viewport to create an object in - to how to adjust the height of said object. Learn why right-clicking in the middle of a command can be a lifesaver, and acquaint yourself with shapes and extended primitives. Finally, master the most important skill and use your imagination!


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So you want to get started in 3D animation—learn the basics! In this first installment of the 3ds Max for Beginners series, become familiar with the program. Jerry describes what each viewport is for, as well as the shortcut keys to return each viewport to its centered position. Learn how to pan, zoom, and orbit in a viewport, as well as the locations of various toolbars and control panels. Once you get comfy with the program, the next step is learning how to create objects.


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One of the most important aspects of recording music is keeping time. Using the click track feature in Audacity will help you do just that! Modeled after a metronome, the click track option establishes a steady rhythm to guide you as you play and record. You can customize the beats per minute and beats per measure to give you the cadence you need. This audio editor also allows you to easily shift your recording and match-up your music!


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