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Senior Computer Tutor Don Edrington

Senior Computer Tutor Don Edrington PC Columnist for The Californian & San Diego's North County Times
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Canciones Inolvidables
Presentados por Varios Artistas...
  • Adiós
  • Adiós, Mariquita Linda
  • Adiós Muchachos
  • Adiós Pampa Mía
  • Amanecí en Tus Brazos
  • Amapola
  • Amor, Amor, Amor
  • Ansiedad
  • Aquellos Ojos Verdes
  • Bésame Mucho
  • Buenas Noches, Mi Amor
  • Burbujas de Amor
  • Caminito
  • Cómo Han Pasado Los Años
  • Con Los Años que Me Quedan
  • Contigo Aprendí
  • Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado
  • El Día que Me Quieras
  • El Reloj
  • Estrellita
  • Fascinación
  • Frenesí
  • Historia de UnAmor
  • Júrame
  • La Barca
  • La Media Vuelta
  • La Paloma
  • La Ultima Noche
  • María Elena
  • Noche de Ronda
  • Nosotros
  • Nostalgia
  • Perfidia
  • Quiéreme Mucho
  • Regálame Esta Noche
  • Sabor a Mí
  • Sabrás Que Te Quiero
  • Siboney
  • Sin Tí
  • Somos Novios
  • Uno
  • Usted





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      Digital Photo Basics
    1. Getting Pictures from Camera into Computer
    2. Getting Acquainted with Irfanview
    3. Basic Terms: View Size vs Print Size, etc.
    4. Virtually Free Photography - Naming Pics, Albums
    5. When Digital Camera Photos Can't Be Found
    6. Digital Photography for Not So Digital Seniors


    7. Crop, Resize, Align, Colors
    8. How to Crop and/or Resize a Photo
    9. Problem Enlarging Digital Pictures
    10. Understanding CYMK & RGB Colors
    11. How to Straighten (Rotate, Align) a Photo
    12. Darkrooms Replaced by Computers
    13. Be Your Own Photo Processing Studio


    14. Adding Text to Pictures
    15. Adding Text to a Photo
    16. Text & Picture In a Word Text Box


    17. Displaying Your Pictures
    18. Printing Multiple Photos on a Single Page
    19. Displaying Your Photos as a Slideshow
    20. Merging Two Graphics Into One
    21. When Multiple Photos Don't All Fit on a Print-Out
    22. Print Yourself or Have Pics Processed Elsewhere?


    23. Online Images - Emailing Pics
    24. Reducing a Digital Photo's File Size
    25. Red X Instead of a Picture
    26. Reducing the File Size of a Video
    27. Print Pics Yourself or Have Them Processed Elsewhere?
    28. Copying Images from a Web Site or an Email


    29. Pic Formats - File Extensions
    30. Digital Picture Formats (JPG, BMP, GIF, TIF, etc)
    31. Difference Between "Drawing" & "Painting" Programs
    32. Digital Cameras & Megapixelss
    33. Choosing File Associations for Picture Files
    34. Understanding "Animated GIFs"
    35. Comparison of JPG and GIF Image Files
    More PC Help &
    Free Programs
    Can Be Found Here.

    Varios Arreglos de
    Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado,
    El Día Que Me Quieras,
    y Contigo Aprendí



    Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado
    Known inEnglish as
    What a Difference a Day Made

    Tony Bennett
    Richard Clayderman
    Eydie Gorme y Los Panchos
    Luís Miguel
    Maxine Sullivan
    Dinah Washington


    El Día que Me Quieras

    Plácido Domingo y Paloma San Basilio
    Conjunto Las Alturas
    Roberto Carlos
    Carlos Gardel
    Desconocido Guitarrista
    Julio Iglesias
    Carlos Lombardi
    Luís Miguel
    Perlla


    Contigo Aprendí

    Altemar Dutra
    Lucho Gatica
    Armando Manzanero
    María Marta
    Luís Miguel
    Nelson Ned
    Teresa Valesca


    Instructions for Downloading
    Songs from These Pages


    If you have a Windows PC and
    Windows Media Player
    you should have no problems
    downloading songs from these pages.

    This is especially true if you have Windows XP
    and Windows Media Player 10 or 11.

    However, if other media players have been
    installed on your PC (such as RealPlayer,
    Rhapsody, QuickTime, MusicMatch Jukebox,
    or WinAmp,) you may have all kinds of
    problems downloading the music.

    1. These songs can be downloaded via Internet Explorer by right-clicking the song's title and left-clicking Save Target As. (Firefox and Netscape users will left-click Save Link As).
    2. This will display the name of the song, its three letter extension (such as .mp 3, .wav, .wma, or .mid) and the name of the folder into which it will be saved (usually your My Music folder, which is inside your My Documents folder).
    3. If you do a single left-click on a song, it should open up in Windows Media Player and begin to play. On some computers, left-clicking a song will display a box with the song's name along with a PLAY or SAVE option. Clicking SAVE, will download the song to your PC as described above.

      What you should know about various media players:

    4. Windows Media Player comes with all recent versions of Windows, and works seamlessly with most of the popular digital audio/video formats (such as MP 3, WMA, WAV, MID, ASF, MPG, and WMV).
    5. If you don't see the 3-letter filename extensions, click here for instructions on fixing the problem.
    6. These formats will also play on RealPlayer, QuickTime, and most of the other media players.
    7. However, some of these other players tend to be very intrusive and will try to disable Window Media Player, along with steering you to web sites that want to sell you something — usually songs, albums, and upgrades to their media players.
    8. Unless you have some very compelling reason for using any player other than Windows Media Player, I would recommend uninstalling it and re-activating WMP.
    9. To uninstall a media player, click on Start>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs. When you find the name of the player you want to remove, click on its name and choose Change/Remove. You'll be asked if you're sure you want to uninstall the program. Click Yes.
    10. Unfortunately, deleting a media player does not guarantee the program won't plague you in other ways. Its name may still be listed in your Startup Menu.
    11. Fix this by clicking Start>Run and typing msconfig into the field that appears. Click OK. In the window that opens click on the Startup tab (last one on the right).
    12. If the errant media player's name appears on the list, deselect the check box and click OK. If you are told you should restart your PC, click OK.

      Click here for more useful information about msconfig.

    13. The reason songs sometimes work with one media player — and not another — is that their filename extensions (such as WMP) have been told to "associate" with one particular player.
    14. When you bought your Windows computer it came with Windows Media Player, and all the various music/video extensions were associated with WMP. If a different player is later installed (such as, say, QuickTime) you are asked which extensions you want associated with QuickTime. Most people click ALL, since they often don't understand the question and will do whatever is recommended by the player being installed.
    15. If you subsequently uninstall QuickTime, all your media filename extensions will continue looking for QuickTime, since they've not been told to return to their WMP status.
    16. Windows XP users can fix this by launching Windows Media Player 10 and clicking the little down-arrow (inverted pyramid) in the upper right corner. Then click Tools>Options>File Types. Click Select All to switch all media filename extensions back to WMP.
    17. Another option available to WinXP users is to right-click any song found on their hard drive (most are likely to be in the My Music folder). Then click Open With. Next click Choose Program, followed by clicking Windows Media Player. Finally, click Always Use the Selected Program to Open this Kind of File.
    18. If a song chosen in the above example was an WMA, all of your WMAs will now play via Windows Media Player when clicked. However, all your MID, MP 3, and WMV files will still be looking for QuickTime. The "Open With" procedure needs to be done with each music or video format.
    19. If you have a pre-XP version of Windows, it's best to uninstall Windows Media Player altogether and then install Windows Media Player 9, which can be downloaded from www.download.com.
    20. Following the above steps should reinstate WMP as your default media player. However, other media players which may have been installed on your PC will have placed dozens of entries in the Windows Registry. A page with instructions for removing these annoying hangers-on will be posted soon.
    D I S C L A I M E R

    I am occasionally asked if it's legal to download songs
    found on various non-commercial sites, such as this one. Well, I'm neither a lawyer nor a technician, and I've begun to wonder if it was legal for us to tape music off the radio back when tape recorders first came into existence.

    And were we committing a crime when we recorded a movie shown on TV with our VCRs? And was it really legal to buy a dual-deck audio recorder for the express purpose of duplicating cassettes?

    My answer to all of the above is, "I don't know."

    Nonetheless, here is a statement in sort of a legalese that appears to apply to this kind of file availability:

    The songs on this site are copyrighted by their respective artists and are placed here for evaluation purposes only. Please support the artists you like by buying their commercial CDs and downloads.

      Microsoft Word Logo
    1. Creating Labels & Envelopes with Word, Excel, & MSWorks
    2. Replacing NORMAL.DOC when Word Becomes Unstable
    3. Password Protecting Word & Excel Documents


    4. Pictures & Text Boxes
    5. Picture in a Text Box
    6. Placing Both Text & a Pic in a Text Box


    7. Other Document Types
    8. MSWord, Wordpad, Notepad, Google's Writely/Docs
    9. Converting Data between MSWord & PDF Files


    10. Working with Columns
    11. Dividing a Page into Columns
    12. Lining Up Numbers in a Column


    13. Bullets & Page Numbering
    14. Using AutoCorrect for Bullets & Numbering
    15. Add Page Numbering to a Word Processing Document


    16. Newsletters, Ads, Brochures
    17. Creating & Mailing a Holiday Newsletter
      Help with Email Questions
    1. Moving Outlook Express DBX Files to a New PC
    2. Moving Email Address Book Names from one PC to Another
    3. Using BCCs (Blind Carbon Copies) to Protect Privacy
    4. Pictures, Attachments, Senders Blocked in Outlook Express
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