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Accounts and Bookkeeping skills

(see more in Practical Accounts and Bookkeeping in easy steps)

What are the different types of business?

What are accounts?

Does a business need an accountant?

 

Android app-building skills

(see more in Building Android Apps in easy steps)

What is Android?  

How to build an Android app

How to add behavior to an Android app 

How to add components to your Android app 

How to prepare devices for testing Android apps  

How to run an Android App

How to manage projects in App Inventor 

 

Android phone skills

(see more in Android Phones for Seniors in easy steps)

Accessibility settings on an Android phone

Creating a Google Account

How to use a touch screen

Notifications on an Android phone

Using Settings on an Android phone

 

Android tablet skills

(see more in Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps)

Understanding the Home screen on an Android tablet

How to navigate around an Android tablet

How to move apps on an Android tablet

How to add apps to an Android tablet

How to add Widgets to an Android tablet

How to lock your Android tablet

How to lock and unlock screen rotation on your Android tablet

 

Bash skills

(see more in Bash in easy steps)

Discovering the Bash shell facility

How to install Linux on Windows 10

How to initialize the Linux distro

How to understand commands in the Bash interpreter

How to recognize metacharacters in the Bash shell

How to quote phrases in the Bash shell

 

 

C programming skills

(see more in C Programming in easy steps)

Writing a C Program

Compiling a C program

Understanding compilation in C programming

Creating variables in C programming

C programming keywords and escape sequences

 

C++ programming skills

(see more in C++ Programming in easy steps)

Writing your first C++ program

Compiling and running C++ programs

Creating variables in C++ programming

Employing variable arrays in C++ programming

Employing vector arrays in C++ programming

Declaring constants in C++ programming

 

C# programming skills

(see more in C# Programming in easy steps)

Introducing C# programming

Exploring the Visual Studio IDE

How to start a Console project in C# programming

How to write your first C# program

C# programming syntax rules

 

Cloud Computing skills

(see more in Cloud Computing in easy steps

How cloud computing works

The possibilities of the cloud

What you can achieve with cloud computing

Who is offering cloud services?

 

CSS skills

(see more in CSS in easy steps)

All about CSS

Creating rules in CSS

Applying rules in CSS

Selecting type in CSS

Selecting class in CSS

Selecting identity in CSS

Selecting relatives in CSS

Selecting attributes in CSS

 

Digital Marketing skills

(see more in Digital Marketing for Businesses in easy steps)

Adding social sharing tools and social media links

How to check if your website is mobile friendly

Adding important and legal information on your website

Getting started with Instagram for your business

Getting started with Facebook for business

Creating and branding your Twitter business profile

Getting started with Pinterest for your business

 

 

Dreamweaver CS6 skills

(see more in Dreamweaver CS6 in easy steps)

What is Dreamweaver?

How to use the Start Screen in Dreamweaver

How to use Workspaces in Dreamweaver

How to change preferences in Dreamweaver

How to use the Insert Panel in Dreamweaver

How to use the Properties Inspector in Dreamweaver

How to use External Editors in Dreamweaver

How to set Page Properties in Dreamweaver

How to set Page Tabs in Dreamweaver

Understanding the Toolbars in Dreamweaver

How to change accessibility options in Dreamweaver

How to get help in Dreamweaver

 

Electronics skills

(see more in Electronics in easy steps)

Electrical terms

Primary and secondary cells in electronics

Understanding electrical units

Understanding electrical insulators and conductors

Electrical circuit components

Standard symbols in electronics

 

Excel skills

(see more in 100 Top Tips – Microsoft Excel)

Entering data with Auto Fill in Excel

Using Flash Fill in Excel

Inserting multiple rows and columns in Excel

Totaling values with SUM in Excel

Using What-If? scenarios in Excel

Adding a watermark in Excel

 

Excel VBA skills

(see more in Excel VBA in easy steps)

Getting started with Excel VBA

How to record a macro in Excel VBA

How to view macro code in Excel VBA

How to test a macro in Excel VBA

How to edit macro code in Excel VBA

How to reference relatives in Excel VBA

How to save macros in Excel VBA

 

 

Facebook skills

(see more in Facebook for Beginners in easy steps)

How to get a Facebook account

How to add a profile picture to your Facebook account

How to upload your contacts lists to Facebook

How to search for new friends on Facebook

How to deal with a friend request on Facebook

How to control who can friend you on Facebook

How to check who can see your posts on Facebook

 

 

HTML5 skills

(see more in HTML in easy steps

HTML document structure

How to create a HTML document

How to validate a HTML document

How to bestow titles in a HTML document

How to supply metadata to a HTML document

How to describe the contents of a HTML document

 

 

InDesign skills

(see more in InDesign in easy steps, covers CS3, CS4 & CS5)

How to set up an InDesign document

How to choose InDesign tools

How to open InDesign documents

How to use Adobe Bridge

How to use Mini Bridge

How to use InDesign Workspaces and Panels

 

iPad skills

(see more in iPad for Seniors in easy steps)

Using an Apple pencil

Smart keyboard shortcuts on the iPad

Navigating the Home screen and using the Home button on the iPad

Locking and unlocking an iPad

Using the Dock on an iPad

Using the App Switcher Window on an iPad

Using the Control Center on an iPad

 

iPhone skills

(see more in iPhone for Seniors in easy steps)

iPhone gestures and using the Control Center

Setting up Face ID and a passcode on the iPhone

Updating software (iOS) on an iPhone

Using Notifications on an iPhone

Using the Dock on an iPhone

Customizing Dark Mode on an iPhone

Reachability on an iPhone

Setting up Do Not Disturb on an iPhone

 

 

Java skills

(see more in Java in easy steps)

Writing a Java program

Creating a variable in Java

Recognizing data types in Java

Creating constants in Java

Adding comments in Java

Troubleshooting problems in Java

 

JavaScript skills

(see more in JavaScript in easy steps)

Including scripts in JavaScript

JavaScript console output

Making statements in JavaScript

JavaScript keywords

Doing arithmetic in JavaScript

Assigning values in JavaScript

Making comparisons in JavaScript

Assessing logic in JavaScript

 

jQuery skills

(see more in jQuery in easy steps)

How to enable jQuery

How to recognize readiness in jQuery

How to avoid conflict in jQuery

How to select by tag name in jQuery

How to select by ID and class in jQuery

How to select attributes and order in jQuery

 

Kids coding skills

(see more in Coding for Kids in easy steps)

What is HTML?

How do web browsers work?

How to make a basic web page

How to add web page details

How to test your web pages

 

Linux skills

(see more in Linux in easy steps)

What is Linux?

Choosing a Linux distro

Providing disk space for Linux

How to create boot media for Linux

How to start a live session in Linux

How to install Linux

 

Mac skills

(see more in macOS Catalina in easy steps)

Around your Mac

Using Launchpad on your Mac

Using Stacks on the Dock on your Mac

Working with the Dock on your Mac

Working with the Finder and folders on your Mac

 

Microsoft Access skills

(see more in Access in easy steps)

Understanding the Microsoft Access interface

Managing files Backstage in Microsoft Access

Converting older databases in Microsoft Access

How to arrange related data in Microsoft Access

Understanding relationships in Microsoft Access

 

 

Photoshop skills

(see more in Photoshop CC in easy steps)

What are Bitmaps and Vectors?

What are Pixels and Resolution?

What are RGB and CMYK Color Models?

How to change the Color Management settings

 

 

Photoshop Elements skills

(see more in Photoshop Elements Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts in easy steps)

What is Photoshop Elements? 

How to find your way around Photoshop Elements

 

PHP & MySQL skills

(see more in PHP & MySQL in easy steps)

Understanding PHP & MySQL

Embedding PHP script in an HTML document

Connecting PHP and MySQL

Creating variables in PHP

Managing strings in PHP

Doing arithmetic in PHP scripts

 

PowerPoint skills

(see more in PowerPoint 2010 in easy steps)

What is PowerPoint?

How to install PowerPoint 2010

How to start PowerPoint 2010

How to explore the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2010

How to use the Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2010

How to get help in PowerPoint 2010

 

Python skills

(see more in Python in easy steps)

Understanding the Python interpreter

Writing your first Python program

Employing variables in Python

Correcting errors in Python programming

Python keywords

 

Raspberry Pi 3 skills

(see more in Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps)

Introducing Raspberry Pi 3

Gathering the components for Rasbperry Pi 3

How to set up the SD card for Rasbperry Pi 3

How to configure the system for Raspberry Pi 3

How to log into the Raspberry Pi 3 console

How to start the desktop on Raspberry Pi 3

How to automate the login for Raspberry Pi 3

 

R programming skills

(see more in R for Data Analysis in easy steps)

Understanding data and R programming

How to create an R script

How to store a single value in R programming

How to add comments in R programming

How to recognize data types in R programming

 

Sage Accounts skills

(see more in Sage Accounts in easy steps)

Setting up Company Preferences in Sage Accounts

Currency settings in Sage Accounts

Setting up customer and supplier defaults in Sage Accounts

Setting up finance rates in Sage Accounts

Creating supplier records in Sage Accounts

Recording supplier invoices in Sage Accounts

Creating and viewing nominal accounts and codes in Sage Accounts

 

Scratch programming skills

(see more in Scratch Programming in easy steps)

How to create a program in Scratch

How to save your Scratch project

How to open projects in Scratch

How to change a sprite’s position in Scratch

How to use the pen in Scratch

 

Smart home skills

(see more tips in 100 Top Tips – Create Your Smart Home to Stay Safe and Save Money)

Using Wake words for smart devices

Adding Alexa skills

Setting up rooms for smart light bulbs

Setting up smart plugs

 

 

Smartphone photography skills

(see more in Smartphone Photography in easy steps)

Focusing your smartphone camera

Selecting the best exposure in your smartphone camera

Zooming with your smartphone camera

Using a Bluetooth selfie stick with your smartphone

Using the self-timer on your smartphone camera

 

 

SQL skills

(see more in SQL in easy steps, 3rd edition)

What is SQL?

How to make SQL queries 

How to install MySQL on Windows

How to install MySQL on Linux

How to install an ODBC driver

How to use Microsoft Query Tool

 

Swift programming skills

(see more in Swift Programming in easy steps)

How to run your first project in Xcode

How to test an Xcode project on a device

How to set up Playgrounds in Xcode

Understanding variables in Xcode for Swift programming

 

 

Ukuele skills

(see more in Ukulele for Beginners in easy steps)

The main parts of a Ukulele

Understanding chord diagrams

How to read chord charts

Understanding pitch

 

 

Visual Basic Skills

(see more in Visual Basic in easy steps)

Starting a new project in Visual Basic

Saving and reopening projects in Visual Basic

Editing property values in Visual Basic

Coding property values in Visual Basic

Specifying dialog properties in Visual Basic

 

Windows 10 skills

(see more in Windows 10 in easy steps)

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

Getting a Microsoft Account for Windows 10

Using the Windows 10 Start button

Understanding the Windows 10 Start menu

Customizing the Start menu in Windows 10

Working with Groups on the Start menu in Windows 10

Resizing tiles on the Windows 10 Start menu

Creating folders on the Start menu in Windows 10

 

Windows 8 skills

(see more in Windows 8 in easy steps)

What is Windows 8?

What is the Windows 8 Interface?

How to navigate Windows 8

 

Word skills

(see more in Word 2019 in easy steps)

Formatting characters in Word

Formatting paragraphs in Word

Setting up mail merge in Word

Spelling and grammar checking in Word

 

WordPress skills

(see more in WordPress in easy steps)

How to set up hosting your WordPress site with HostGator

Understanding the WordPress dashboard menu

How to add and change user roles in WordPress

How to add a WordPress Theme

How to upload a WordPress Theme

How to customize your WordPress Theme