Videos

In 2006, I began creating full-length training videos available online, on DVD, or for download. Here’s a reverse chronological list of titles that are completed:

2014

  • lyndalogo_std_wWord 2013: Creating Long Documents, Lynda.com, November 2014.
    See how to use Word 2013 features for authoring reports, white papers, books, and other long documents. First, author Maria Langer explains considerations unique to long documents, before providing best practices and smart strategies for planning your approach. Then see how to set up a logical, effective structure with outlines and master pages, which will help organize your ideas while automatically generating a table of contents, a bibliography, and other document elements. Find out how to add reference items such as cross-references, footnotes, and indexes to guide readers through your work, and place images, tables, and other graphics. Finally, learn about numbering chapters, sections, and pages; adding headers and footers; and formatting and exporting your final document.
  • Up & Running with Meetup, Lynda.com, July 2014.
    Want to make new friends? Connect with other sports enthusiasts? Or network with local industry experts? Meetup is the place to connect with people who share your interests. In this short course, author Maria Langer shows you how to get started with Meetup. Learn how to find a group, join it, RSVP to a meetup, connect with members, and share photos and feedback after an event.
  • Word 2013 Power Shortcuts, Lynda.com, June 2014.
    You already know the basics of Word 2013. Ready to take your skills to the next level? Unlock the full capabilities of this powerful word processor with advanced tips, tricks, and shortcuts from author Maria Langer. First, explore five tips you should know regardless of how you use Word, including tips for selecting text and changing the document view. Then dive into shortcuts for managing files, entering and editing text, formatting documents, and publishing.
  • Up and Running with Twitter, Lynda.com, April 2014.
    They say that on Twitter, news travels not just fast, but faster than the speed of light. Important conversations play out there every day, and Twitter offers one of the few ways to reach out directly to celebrities, companies, and even political figures and news organizations like the New York Times. Learn how to get up and running on Twitter and start engaging in a new kind of conversation. Maria Langer shows you how to set up an account; read and write tweets; add images, links, and tags to your tweets; and interact with other users via replies and mentions. She also shares her insider etiquette tips for tweets and retweets, and shows how to customize your privacy settings as well as personalize your feed.

2012

  • Get more from your software.Twitter Essential Training, Lynda.com, June 2012.
    In this course, author Maria Langer explains how to use Twitter, the social network for sharing short bites of information instantly. The course walks through building and customizing an individual profile, reading and sending Twitter updates (called tweets), and building a network of followers. The training also describes how to get the most out of Twitter by following trending topics, configuring privacy settings, establishing a business presence, and tapping into third-party resources that make it easier to follow, send, and schedule tweets.

2011

  • Lion Video QuickStartMac OS X Lion: Video QuickStart, Peachpit Press, July 2011.
    Visual QuickStart Guides are now even more visual: Building on the success of the top-selling Visual QuickStart Guide books, Peachpit now offers Video QuickStarts. As a companion to this book, Peachpit offers more than an hour of short, task-based videos that will help you master Mac OS X Lion’s top features and techniques; instead of just reading about how to use a tool, you can watch it in action. It’s a great way to learn all the basics and some of the newer or more complex features of the operating system. Log on to the Peachpit site at www.peachpit.com/register to register your book, and you’ll find a free streaming sample; purchasing the rest of the material is quick and easy. This video will have you up and running in no time with Mac OS X Lion. Respected, bestselling author Maria Langer will take you through Mac OS X Lion’s groundbreaking new capabilities and features, including Multi-Touch Gestures, Launchpad, Mission Control, the App Store, Mail, and much more. This effective tutorial is packed with practical information for people who want to jump in and start working and playing with OS X Lion.
  • Get more from your software.Twitter Essential Training, Lynda.com, June 2011.
    In Twitter Essential Training, author Maria Langer explains how to use Twitter, an online microblogging service that offers a way to share short bites of information instantly with others. This course covers how to sign up for a Twitter account, send and read Twitter updates (called tweets), and build a network of followers. The training also describes how to get the most out of Twitter by customizing an individual profile, setting privacy options, following trending topics, and tapping into third-party resources that make it easier to follow and send updates.

2010

  • Get more from your software.Word for Mac 2011 Essential Training, Lynda.com, October 2010.
    In Word for Mac 2011 Essential Training, author Maria Langer shows how to create, format, and print a wide variety of documents in Microsoft Word 2011. The course covers building outlines, formatting text and pages, working with headers and footers, using themes and styles, adding multimedia, and more. It also shows how to customize and automate Word 2011, including how to record macros. Exercise files accompany the course.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Video QuickStart Guide, Peachpit Press, May 2010.
    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Video QuickStart Guide will have you up and running in no time with Snow Leopard, the fastest and most reliable version of the Mac OS X ever. Respected, best-selling author Maria Langer takes you through all of Mac OS X’s groundbreaking capabilities and features. Organized by task, Maria clearly illustrates key techniques and core tools with step-by-step explanations. From Finder basics and File management to networking, security, system preferences and utilities, everything is covered.
  • Twitter Essential Training, Lynda.com, May 2010.
    In Twitter Essential Training, author Maria Langer explains how to use Twitter, an online microblogging service that offers a way to share short bites of information instantly with others. This course covers how to sign up for a Twitter account, send and read Twitter updates (called tweets), and build a network of followers. The training also describes how to get the most out of Twitter by customizing an individual profile, setting privacy options, following trending topics, and tapping into third-party resources that make it easier to follow and send updates.

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2006