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Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:13 pm
by Algeorge
FYI I designed some tutorials. Hope they are suitable. Here they are:
OpenOffice - Getting Your Feet Wet with base INTRODUCTION http://vimeo.com/20044322
OpenOffice - Getting Your Feet Wet with base Tutorial #1 http://vimeo.com/20049283
OpenOffice - Getting Your Feet Wet with base Tutorial #2 http://vimeo.com/20083827

Perhaps INTRODUCTION could be omitted, I dont know? but would appreciate any comments before I go further with
continuing the series; I am doing a #3 which will be up soon, then following #4 which will be more complex database design.
God bless,
Alistair.

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:16 pm
by JohnV
Find it hard to believe no one else has responded.

I don't use Base but have an upcoming project that calls for it. I watched your videos and learned quite a bit.

They could stand some improvement as the last one (3 of 3) ends in the middle of a sentence. So, great idea
but it needs better implementation. The more "how to" stuff there is the better to draw users to OOo.

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:18 am
by symtex
I like it. Keep them coming :)

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:15 pm
by dpmpls
Hi JohnV,

Thanks for doing these. Personally, I user video tutorials a lot, and have learned a lot about numerous programs using them. Will you be doing any more?

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:48 pm
by JohnV
JohnV didn't do these, Algeorge did.

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:54 am
by mateolan
Is there a reason that these videos aren't public? I would appreciate not having to give yet another website my info...and just to watch on my own, anonymously.
Please make them available to the world.
Cheers,
mateolan

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:00 pm
by Meraviglioso
I'm just getting acquainted with the forum. Founf these tutorials. Algeorge many thanx go to you if you still watch this thread) :super:

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:29 pm
by Algeorge
Meraviglioso wrote:I'm just getting acquainted with the forum. Founf these tutorials. Algeorge many thanx go to you if you still watch this thread) :super:

You're very welcome.

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:36 pm
by YellowJeep
Nice!

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:51 am
by jenny143
Nice but theres no update?

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:33 am
by B767mike
Really enjoyed the tutorials. When can we expect more? Only request I have is when you do something, like ungroup or group, you don't tell what keys you use to do the operation. In video 2 you just say I hit a key sequence to ungroup. I am new to this and although it will help me to look it up, would be nice to be able to follow along on my computer.

Thanks ... I am learning a lot from the video sequence....

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:00 pm
by sgbotsford
Critique:
1. You talk way too slow.
2. Don't read your slide. People can read far faster than most people can talk.
3. Your screen dumps use too fine a resolution. It's a good idea to temporarily set your screen resolution to something like 800 x 600 to do the screen movies. This will make text that is large enough to read fairly easily.
4. DON'T get distracted with what-ifs. Go through the whole thing at once.
5. Edit your presentation after to take out pauses.
6. If you can, make the mouse cursor a bright color. This will allow people to track the cursor if you edit later.

Importing data should NOT be the first lesson in this series.

I would suggest by building a VERY simple list, such as a phone list.

Then build a form to work with this very simple phone list.

Re: Video Tutorials - Get Your Feet Wet in Base

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:45 pm
by Warren T Rogers
Thank you for making these tutorials. I am new to Open Office Base and need easy to understand instructions. Thank you for speaking slowly because that makes it easier to catch every word. I like the suggestion that what ifs be eliminated. Just explaining what you are doing and how makes the tutorial as simple as possible. I like the idea of starting the series with something very simple such as building a simple phone book form. On the other hand it is possible that the simplest things are available on tutorials from other sources.