Get or create your own digital signature

Posted on July 19, 2012. Filed under: Tutorials | Tags: , , , |

Get or create your own digital signature using these instructions.

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Set up a personal, home SSH server

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: networking | Tags: , , , |

Set up a personal, home SSH server with this tutorial from Lifehacker.

Be able to access your home files from anywhere on the Internet.

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10 steps to adding a drop-down menu to a PowerPoint presentation

Posted on June 21, 2010. Filed under: Microsoft PowerPoint, Tutorials | Tags: , , , |

TechRepublic has 10 steps to adding a drop-down menu to a PowerPoint presentation.

“Adding a drop-down menu to a primary or introductory slide is a good way to give viewers a bit of control over a self-running presentation. You can spend a lot of time programming objects, or you can use animation. The latter is easier to implement and doesn’t require the skill level that programming does.”

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spreeder.com – Free online speed reading application

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Tutorials | Tags: , , , , , |

spreeder.com is a Free online speed reading application.

Paste in your text and set the speed for displaying each word. Spreeder then flashes the words at the selected rate. Increase your speed of reading as you continue (and remember to keep changing text!).

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Make Use Of Podcast #43: How to Podcast

Posted on December 9, 2008. Filed under: podcasting, Tutorials | Tags: , , |

MakeUseOf has a tutorial called Make Use Of Podcast #43: How to Podcast

“Here’s a very broad overview of how to create a podcast from scratch.  In future podcasts I will delve more deeply into various aspects of podcasting (software, feeds etc.) but for now, you’ve got a general idea of how it’s done and can at least get started.”

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Tutorials in a Wink

Posted on June 24, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Tutorials | Tags: , , , , |

Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.”

  • Freeware: Distributed as freeware for business or personal use. However if you want to redistribute Wink, you need to get permission from the author.
  • Cross-Platform: Available for all flavours of Windows and various versions of Linux (x86 only).
  • Audio: Record voice as you create the tutorial for explaining better.
  • Input formats: Capture screenshots from your PC, or use images in BMP/JPG/PNG/TIFF/GIF formats.
  • Output formats: Macromedia Flash, Standalone EXE, PDF, PostScript, HTML or any of the above image formats. Use Flash/html for the web, EXE for distributing to PC users and PDF for printable manuals.
  • Multilingual support: Works in English, French, German, Italian, Danish, Spanish, Serbian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified/Traditional Chinese.
  • Smart Capture Tools: Capture screenshots automatically as you use your PC, based on mouse and keyboard input (great time saver and generates professional captures).
  • Performance/Quality: Creates highly compressed Flash presentations (few kbs to few hundreds of kbs, much smaller than competing commercial products) ideal for using on the web.
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CNet online courses

Posted on February 5, 2008. Filed under: Help, Tutorials | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

CNet has a long list of online courses and tutorials, many of them available for free.

Good information from a respected source.

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