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Mini Blinds

"I've got all this stuff! I have manuals! I have books! I have help files! I'm going bonkers here! What do I do? I can't read all this stuff! I don't know where to start!

Have you ever felt like this?

Well, then, try our Mini Blinds pamphlets. They are small. They are simple, and you only get one small subject per pamphlet. Want to know something small, something specific, don't want to search through a whole book, then Mini Blinds is what you want. You want to cover Windows with mini blinds, not drapes, not curtains, but mini blinds.

Here you go, try this on for size and convenience! If you want drapes or curtains or Venetian blinds, there is a list of resources for excellent books and tutorials at the end of each of these pamphlets. The advantage to Portal Tutoring's mini Blinds is that once you grasp what's going on here, you can read and understand all those books and manuals you've got there. So don't throw them out!

Our Mini Blinds series of pamphlets can be purchased here by using the buttons after each product listing. These pamphlets come in three editions: E-Text $3.00, Electronic Braille files $3.00, audio files $5.00 and Hard Copy Braille $5.00. The complete set can be purchased for $33.00 for E-Text and Electronic Braille editions, and $55.00 for the audio files or the hard copy Braille.

You will want to return to this page often, because we are constantly adding new material that may be exactly what you are looking for in your next tutorial.

Mini Blind #1 - E-mail Do's and Dont's
Because we believe that you need to see what you're buying before you buy, we've decided to make this pamphlet free to you. Download this pamphlet and save it. You're going to need it if you start sending and receiving email. It's not designed to cover the program you use for email, called an application. it's a primer for anyone who's starting out to use electronic mail. Want to know how to avoid email scams? Want to know what an Email Discussion list is? Want a couple of tips to tell kids who are just starting to send and receive email? Then, this pamphlet is for you. Thank you for downloading this bit of information. If you found it helpful, then, purchase more of our Mini Blinds pamphlets and get the same satisfaction!

To view this pamphlet online, access the link below.

Below please fine a link for downloading a zip file containing the Word version plus the electronic Braille version. The audio version is free with any other audio file purchased.

Mini Blind #2 - Creating Folders
Do you need to organize your computer better? Do you want to place your files in separate folders so you can find them again easily? What is a folder, anyway? Then Creating Folders is the pamphlet for you. Find out how to create folders and place your files into them. Have a neat, organized computer.

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Mini Blind #3 - The Windows Desktop
Want to know more about The Windows Desktop? Want to know how to make it work for you, help you to organize your computer, optimize your working environment? Have questions about renaming or deleting icons? What's this System Tray? Your answers are here, in this little pamphlet. Purchase this pamphlet and place it on the top of the stack of books and manuals you've got on that shelf.

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Mini Blind #4 - Dialogs
Are you frustrated with Windows? Do you have trouble understanding its menus and how to configure it for your use? Do you find that filling out forms on the Internet is confusing? Then this pamphlet is for you. Learn all these things by learning about Dialog Boxes and their controls.

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Mini Blind #5 - Concepts For Keyboarding
Are you considering learning to type on a computer keyboard? Do you want to brush up your skills? Are you teaching somebody else to type on a computer keyboard? Then this is the pamphlet for you. Here are tips and tricks which will help you to become a good keyboardist or a teacher of keyboarding.

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Mini Blind #6 - File Types
Ever wonder what computer geeks are talking about when you hear them mumbling about MP3's and RAR files? Did somebody just send you a file whose extension you've never heard of, and you don't know what program will open it? Just what is a file extension? Ever wonder how to choose between the various types of audio files? This pamphlet explains what the most common file types are. It lists each file type, and it tells you what it is.

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Mini Blind #7 - Files and Folders
Have you ever wondered how expert computer users always seem to put their files and folders in order on their computers? Ever want to find a file or a folder you can't remember where it's located on your computer? What's a file anyway? What's a folder? And what, on God's green earth is a path? Read this Mini Blinds pamphlet and find out!

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Mini Blind #8 - Mark Cut, Copy and Paste
Oooo, how do I move this paragraph? How do I copy that web address from my friend's email to Internet Explorer? I put two whole paragraphs in this paper I'm writing that have *got* to go, they're just awful, how do I delete them from my paper without touching the rest? Learn how to Mark, Cut, Copy and paste. If you write anything at all on your computer, doesn't matter what Word Processor you use, you'll have to use Mark, Cut, Copy and Paste. this pamphlet you'll want to put right on your desk so you can refer to it when you need to start editing.

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Mini Blind #9 - My Computer
"Whose computer?, Of course it's my computer, what do ya mean?" My Computer is the utility that is used to locate and manipulate files and folders on your computer. Want to learn how to use this utility to the best advantage? Then, you will want to purchase this pamphlet. It will help you learn how to locate files and folders; delete files, move files, copy files and folders and more.

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Mini Blind #10 - Writing a Simple Document
Ever just want to write a note or jot down some piece of information for later retrieval? Don't need to write a full scale document, but need a space to write ideas, a grocery list, a note to husband or kids? Then this pamphlet is for you. This is not designed to teach you the way to use Microsoft Word and all its many facets. This is just a quick, easy way to write a document, save it and retrieve it again when you need it.

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Mini Blind #11 - File Transfers
Ever purchase an MP3 player and want to know how to download music or audio files to it? Have you ever decided to use a card reader to transfer files between your desktop PC and a laptop or a notetaker/PDA? Ever take pictures with a digital camera and want to store the files on your PC? Well, this pamphlet is for you. Learn to transfer files between a computer and a paripheral with ease and confidence.

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Mini Blind #12 - The Windows Keyboard
Why can't you find all those keys on the keyboard that you used to be able to locate with sight? Want to have a quick reference for the locations of all those pesky special keys? Well, this pamphlet is for you. Purchase this little Mini Blinds pamphlet and never have to wonder again.

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Mini Blind #13 - Using a Braille Display
Are you considering purchasing a Braile Display? Are you curious about what a Braille Display can do for you? Then this pamphlet is for you. Packed with general information, this pamphlet is an excellent starting point if you are considering using a Braille Display. Portal Tutoring is proud to present this pamphlet, written by Catherine Thomas, the Portal Tutoring braillist.

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Mini Blind Set - Get all 13 of Them
Do these all sound interesting to you? You can get all 13 of the Mini Blind pamphlets for only $36, saving the cost of one entire pamphlet. If you wish the CD with audio MP3 files or the paper Brailled version to be mailed to you, the cost for the entire set is only $60, again, you save the cost of an entire pamphlet.

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Textbook

Introduction to Computers
Are you looking for basic information on how to operate a computer? Do you like to study independently? Do you need a text book for beginning students? Then, this is the book for you. Introduction To Computers covers the most basic things you need to know when learning how to use a computer. It is divided into three sections:

  • Basic Computer Orientation
  • Basic Computer Concepts
  • Basic Windows Concepts
Each chapter covers one small aspect of the general section, and there are exercises at the end of each chapter so you can practice what you've learned. If you are looking for a text book instead of a mere informational pamphlet, then this book is what you want.

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Portal Tutoring is not currently able to offer a hard copy braille edition of the text book. This may be possible in future.

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