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Month: November 2009

Adobe Acrobat 9: Need a Quick PDF? What a Drag!

by David R. Mankin  You have a file that needs to be converted to PDF format. You’re in a hurry, and the thought of waiting for your document’s native application to load and convert the file to PDF is making you crazy under your rushed deadline. Here’s a very cool trick that is extremely handy. […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Just for Fun

By Barb Binder Are you always waiting around for a big print job to process, while tapping your foot and feeling frustrated? Maybe customizing the progress bar colors will help. Note: Before attempting the following steps, please make a back-up copy of the maker.ini file in case you need to restore it later. Open C:\Program […]

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Adobe InDesign: Header Rows

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated: Dec 11, 1016 When you create a long table, the table may span more than one column, frame, or page. You can use header rows to repeat the information at the top or bottom of each divided portion of the table. You can create Header Rows […]

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Adobe InDesign: Aligning Punctuation in Numbered Lists

By Barb Binder Updated July 7, 2020 When I teach numbered lists to InDesign users, about many of them ask me how to line up the punctuation on a numbered list. (Punctuation can be real or assumed.) The picture on the left shows the default alignment (note that the numbers line up on the left […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Removing Table Overrides

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Oct 6, 2019 My authors prepare their tables in Word or Excel. They frequently take the time to format them and make them look pretty, and then I import them into FrameMaker. FrameMaker will maintain most of the formatting upon import, but that’s rarely my goal. I […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Anchor Management

By Barb Binder FrameMaker uses two types of anchors: table anchors and figure anchors. These thick, upside down Ts appear at your cursor position when you insert a table or an anchored frame. FrameMaker uses them to anchor the object to the text so that they can move automatically with the text as you edit […]

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Adobe Acrobat 9: Adobe Giveth, & Adobe Taketh Away (but not really)

by David R. Mankin   Having been an avid and regular user of Adobe’s Acrobat software for more than a dozen years, there are some tools on which I have grown very reliant.   Want to go to the next page? Click the right hand arrow on the toolbar and you’re there.   Want to go to the […]

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Adobe Photoshop CS4: Crop and Straighten

By Barb Binder Are you digitizing your paper photographs to preserve them for the future? If not, you should be thinking about it, because our priceless paper photographs are fading and yellowing even as you read this article. Here’s a quick tip on scanning multiple images into Photoshop: Place several of your photos on your […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: The Function Key Shortcuts

By Barb Binder I’m a big fan of FrameMaker’s unique Esc key shortcuts. I’m all about using the keyboard to get my work done in a timely manner, but I know that many of my students really find the three-key shortcuts both cumbersome and overwhelming. How about trying some function key shortcuts? Here’s a quick […]

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Adobe InDesign: GREP to Replace Hyphens with En Dashes

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated on Sep 30, 2016 What in the world is General Regular Expression Print (GREP)? Wikipedia defines it as “… a command line utility that was originally written for use with the Unix operating system. Given a list of files or standard input to read, GREP searches […]

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