How to Use Software Tutorials
are many types of tutorials for different types of software
applications. Some tutorials are made into movies that can be viewed on
screen, some are interactive tutorials that require the user to perform
an action in order to continue and others are documents with
step-by-step instructions that the user can refer to while working with
the software. Regardless of the type chosen, software tutorials make it
easier for users to learn how to use software programs.
Use Software Tutorials
on the areas in which you need assistance. You might be having problems
with a program or there may be a feature of your operating system you
are trying to understand. Figuring out what exactly you are having
problems with will help you choose the right tutorial.
your software for a built-in tutorial. Most programs have built-in
tutorials that are easily accessible and detailed enough to help you
understand how to use the different features. The tutorials are usually
accessible through the "Help" menu.
for a tutorial within your operating system. If you need help with a
feature of your operating system, you can use the built-in tutorials.
The location of the tutorials will depend on the operating system you
the developer's website. If there is an aspect of your software that
you need help with, you may be able to find a tutorial on the software
developer's website. Search for the subject with which you need help.
You may be able to find this in the technical support area of the
the type of tutorial you want. Movie tutorials allow you to see the
software program in action, interactive tutorials help you to practice
what you are learning as you go along and non-interactive,
document-like, tutorials enable you to get to the topic you are
interested in much faster.
Look for tutorials you can download from the internet.
Check that your computer has the minimum requirements to use these
tutorials without any problems. Note that some of these tutorials will
require a payment.
for tutorials you can take on the Internet. There are many such
tutorials. Because you can take them online, they save you the space
you would need on your hard drive if you had to download them, and you
can access them from any computer that is Internet ready.
How to Learn to Type for Kids Software
are many learn to type for kids software programs available these days.
These programs make it easier for your children to learn typing. Some
of these software programs you will have to purchase while other typing
resources such as learn to type tutorials are available online for
free. Although it is always a good time to start teaching your children
to type, you should note that most children won't take much interest
until the age of ten. Here are some helpful pointers to help your child
typing software for your child. Keep in mind the age level the software
was designed for. Here is a brief list to choose from: For 7 to 11 year
olds you can try "Disney's Adventure in Typing with Timon and Pumba."
For children aged 11 to adult you can purchase "Mavis Beacon Teaches
free online typing lessons and tutorials. Check out "Learn2Type" at
http://kidslearn2type.com. If you need more help in selecting typing
software for children then you may browse through all the reviews at
put pressure on your kids when it comes to typing. Stay positive and
keep looking for fun and interesting ways to promote your child's
keyboarding practice. Always be on the lookout for new software and
online typing resources.
How to Use Kid Pix Software
Pix, a creative, artistic and educational software, allows kids to add
all types of creations onto a virtual canvas. Kids can draw, paint,
type and add moving pictures as well as sound. "The Learning Company
Kid Pix Deluxe 4" is for ages four and up. Easy to learn and navigate,
kids have fun exploring their options while creating masterpieces.
Follow these steps to use Kid Pix.
Load Kid Pix Software onto your computer. It's Windows XP and Macintosh compatible. Then type your name in the required field and press enter.
Go to the Help menu and click on the "Getting Started" video. Watch this helpful tutorial.
your canvas, the large, blank, white area where you add your creations.
On the left side of your canvas you can find your menu, containing
illustrations of each art
tool, including drawing, painting, stickers, stamps, animations and
more. Run your mouse over each picture and the word pops up telling you
what it is.
on an art tool. At the bottom of your canvas, choose how thick you want
your tool. Then choose a color by scrolling over the paint blob in the
bottom left corner of your screen.
your mouse over the bald-headed man's face, located just above the
color menu, if you want to make a correction. The small eraser allows
you to erase just part of your picture. The large eraser clears your
the dog icon to create animation in your picture. At the bottom of your
canvas, scroll through the menu of animations, then choose one and drag
it with your mouse onto your canvas. Click on the play button, lower
left in the rectangle, to start your animation.
Run your mouse over the green arrow play button at the bottom right of your screen to turn on animation and sound.