May, 2004, marks TechTrax second birthday!
For those of you who have just recently joined us, you'll want to check out
our two archives. Why two? Well, I could tell you that it's because we're
just so darn efficient that we provide you with choices. But the truth of
the matter is that, because I'm rotten at knowing all the ways our readers
might want to search for an article, I occasionally miss the proper META
tag and that means you can't find the article you need! So in an effort to
bypass my ineptitude, I've created an ongoing list of issues/articles that
you can simply browse—all on one page. You can find the magazine's searchable
back issues by clicking the Archive button
along the top menu of TechTrax. To view the supplemental list of all articles,
link to go to the MouseTrax listing.
People occasionally ask me how we can offer all this terrific information
without a catch. In other words, how do we survive without advertising? The
answer: TechTrax is Lucky! Lucky that Logical
Expressions has given us a
great deal to use their very
cool publishing software. And very lucky, too,
in that we have a lot of terrific authors who enjoy helping others. Each month
I solicit them for articles...and they come through for TechTrax by sending
me text from their brain.
Why would they volunteer to write? In many cases, the writers are also consultants.
As a way to help promote their expertise, they write about what they know.
The hope here is that you'll get to know us, trust us, depend on our expertise
and look to us for solutions.
Maybe you want to take an online class to learn
how to use your software better? There are tons of places on the net
you can go to sign up for online classes. But if you get to know Linda
Johnson and me (Dian Chapman) through our writings, we hope you'll sign up for
the courses we offer by clicking the Training button
along the top menu in TechTrax.
And when that brilliant idea hits you
and you realize you have a terrific solution for saving your company
money, but you don't know how to implement the programming code or automation
to get the job done, you'll click the Consulting button
along the top menu in TechTrax and hire one of us to help you build
So, as you can see, we do have advertising. We're just much more subtle about
the way we present it!
And this month, we're going a step further to show off our talents by giving
away some of the offerings that our writers usually sell. We have a lot of
talented staff here! As a gift to you, many of our writers have given us
free copies of their software or training courses to give away in honor of
our anniversary. Below are links that will take you to separate articles
explaining more details about each item. On each of those pages, there is
a link at the bottom that you can click to enter a separate drawing for each
At the end of the month, when we draw the winner for the free copy of Office
2003 (a drawing you can enter by filling out our Survey this month), we will
also hold separate drawings for each of the items listed below.
TechTrax Anniversary Drawing Giveaways
TechTrax will draw winners for each of these separate drawings on Wednesday,
May 26th. Winners will be notified via email and the respective author will
be responsible for getting you your prize. Realize that these are all separate
drawings! That means you must enter each one separately. Yes, you can enter
them all! But we would suggest that if you have no interest in the item
being offered that you do not waste a space by entering so those who really
want the item can have a better chance to win. Thanks!
Coan has sold his DataPrompter to the White House! Now he offers you a
chance to win a free copy! Learn more by clicking HERE.
Bajaj sells a beautiful set of professional design templates
for Power Point users. This month he's giving you an opportunity
to get a free set! He's also giving away a free PowerPoint eBook to anyone
who wants it! Learn more by clicking HERE.
Ferri has built a program called PowerPoint to EXE. It allows you
to compile your presentations in a more secure, more portable executible
file. Learn more by clicking HERE.
Johnson offers a training CD that contains lessons for Microsoft
Office. She teaches these courses through Eclectic
Academy or you can
purchase her CD directly from her web site. Linda is giving away a free
copy of her CD. Learn more by clicking HERE.
Chapman teaches three advanced Word courses via Eclectic
These courses are also available through her web site. An enhanced version
of the VBA course is also available on CD through a video course. Dian
is giving away various copies of her courses. Learn more by clicking HERE.