Trivia Winner/ Easy Transfer

by jleany - Jun 11, 2010


Thanks to all who answered our Thursday Trivia question! …And the winner is:

Brian McConnell!

The answer is mentioned in the Easy Transfer clip below- check it out!

Windows Easy Transfer guides you through the process of transferring files and settings from one Windows computer to another. Using Windows Easy Transfer, you can choose what to transfer to your new computer and how to transfer it.

Check back on Monday for the next installment of Windows 7 clips!


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Perform a Clean Install Using Windows 7

by jleany - Jun 10, 2010


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Interested in learning how to start fresh with Windows 7? Expert Ammon Wiese will walk you through what you need to prepare.

Check it out!

Stay tuned for more video clips. Go here (or click the “Windows 7 Training” link in the navigation on the left) for a full archive of the videos posted so far. Tomorrow’s video will focus on Easy Transfer.


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“The 10 Commandments of the PC Tech” with Mike Meyers

by jleany - Jun 07, 2010


Before watching “The 10 Commandments of the PC Tech” clip at the end of this post, here’s a pre-story written by the Alpha Geek himself, Mike Meyers.

Enjoy!

Be careful about what you say in front of those whacky LearnKey productions guys- you never know what they’re going to do with it.

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Photoshop Tricks and Tips

by Nathan Darling - Jan 12, 2010


LearnKey is known for offering high quality training videos to help people who want certification, or simply want to enhance their skill set.  One of the training packages of which we are most proud is the Adobe Creative Suite which includes the ever popular Photoshop. We are, of course, eager to provide you with the complete Photoshop training program which you can purchase on our Photoshop CS4 Online Training page.  

If you are just looking for some quick ideas to enhance your Photoshop abilities check out the Photoshop Tricks series we have on our YouTube page.

Photoshop CS4 File Formats

Photoshop CS4 Photo Retouching

Photoshop CS4 Image Adjustments

Photoshop CS4 Preparing for Output

Photoshop CS4 Selection Tools

Photoshop CS4 Working With Images

For up to date Tips and Tricks about other programs, go to our Youtube Page and Subscribe


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Featured Product : Indesign CS4

by Nathan Darling - Dec 03, 2009


For anyone who read this post on Dec 3rd, I offer a sincere apology.  It was woefully inaccurate.  Just so the rest of you are in the loop, in attempting to describe Adobe’s Indesign CS4 product, I compared it to a print version of Adobe Photoshop CS4.  Let it be known that I am (now) fully aware that Indesign and Photoshop are entirely different programs.  For one thing Photoshop functions as a verb.  You are not likely to hear anyone saying, “That brochure looks indesigned.”
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The Art of Meetings

by Nathan Darling - Oct 28, 2009


Not many people know this about me because I keep a real tight lid on it, but I hate meetings.  I find them to be the single biggest impediment to my job.  Nothing irritates me more than to have to stop working on a project so I can give a status report in a meeting about why the project is not done yet.  “It’s because I am here talking about it instead of where I should be, doing it.”

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Windows Virtual Machine : What do you want to pretend today?

by Nathan Darling - Oct 21, 2009


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For children, a favorite game starts out with the magical words “Let’s pretend.”  In fact almost every childhood game has an element of pretending to it.  We can be astronauts, or generals commanding an army of plastic soldiers, or fairy princesses, whatever strikes our fancy.  However, as we grow up and are reprogrammed at learning facilities we learn stuff like the scientific method, and the truth about Santa Claus, and we find that the capability for serious pretending fades into obscurity.

Luckily the folks at VMWare and Windows Virtual Machine, stubbornly held on.   They said, “Let’s pretend we have 7 servers, even though we really only have one.”  But instead of calling it “pretending” they called it “virtualization”.  Then to really celebrate the concept, they built a variety of software packages, and developed an exam so that you can get certified in pretending virtualization.

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Microsoft Word 2003 demo

by Nathan Darling - Sep 04, 2009


Some people are still using Word 2003 and it is to those select individuals that I dedicate this entry today. You see I was one of those people who heard the word Macro only as something that helps viruses (viri?) spread. But much to my surprise, that was not Microsoft’s original intention. No a macro is supposed to be a time saving device that helps folks such as you and I automate tasks that we may do on a regular basis. Like if you find that you frequently use the phrase “nasty as I wanna be” in your writing, you can create a macro that will allow you to use a simple two to three keystroke sequence that types the entire phrase for you. And it’s repeatable meaning you can use it as often as you may want.

nasty as I wanna be. nasty as I wanna be. nasty as I wanna be.

see? Much simpler than taking the time to type your oft used phrase. There may be better examples of how to use macros, but I can’t think of one right now. So let me provide you with a video that shows one. (It also kinda shows how to create macros at the same time, so bonus.).

… oh one more thing before you watch. If you happen to be one of those folks still using Office 2000. You may be more interested in our clearance items .


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