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Adobe FrameMaker 9: Apply vs Update All

by Barb Binder Oh, the confusion caused by these two little buttons! Take this short quiz to test your knowledge of when to use one over the other. You want to change all the Body paragraphs in your document to Minion Pro 10/12 in the Paragraph Designer. You make the changes and click: a.) Update All […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Numbered Headings

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Oct 24, 2016 I love paragraph numbering in FrameMaker, mostly because no matter what numbering style a student shows me, I can make it happen by mixing and matching the building blocks in Numbering properties. Today, a former FrameMaker student asked me to help her fix this: You […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Turning off Hyphenation

by Barb Binder What do religion, politics and hyphenation have in common? These are emotional subjects for most of my students, and I try to keep discussion on all three of them out of the classroom. If you are thinking that hyphenation couldn’t possibly fall into that category, then you probably haven’t spent much time teaching […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Fix Inconsistent Color Definitions

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated May 27, 2018 When I produce a book in FrameMaker I usually begin by importing Word documents that have been sent to me from a variety of authors. These files will frequently contain colors that float into my FrameMaker documents with the Word files, but I rarely […]

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Adobe Acrobat 9: Grayscale PDF = A Smaller PDF

by David R. Mankin PDF files come in all sorts of color profile flavors: CMYK (cyan-yellow-magenta-black) colors used in the traditional 4-color offset press process RGB (red-green-blue) colors used in video screen rendering Grayscale (varying shades of black-gray-white) Monochrome (line art) It is logical that these file types would “weigh” differently.  Images with millions of colors […]

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Adobe Acrobat 9: berry cool!

by David R. Mankin There’s a commercial on TV for a major cellular phone carrier in which a young businessman gets out of a cab, the cab drives away, and he realizes that his presentation for his meeting is still in the cab.  The sales pitch is for how one can reliably have a document sent […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Can You Define Anti-Aliasing?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Photoshop Updated on Jul 25, 2017 Sure, you can google it. But can you tell me what it is, right now? Anti-aliasing is one of those terms that a lot of long-time Photoshop users see in the Options bar, and manage to avoid for years on end. Here’s what […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Page Navigation

by Barb Binder Sure you know how to get from one page to another in a FrameMaker document, but are you a Page Navigation Expert? If not, you certainly should be. As I’ve said many times, shaving seconds off your work here and there can quickly add up to minutes or even hours of production time […]

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Adobe InDesign CS5, CS6 & CC: Rounded Corners

by Barb Binder Back in the day, if you wanted a frame with just one or two rounded corners in Adobe InDesign, you either had to be pretty darn good with the Pen tool or you poked around the obscure Scripts panel long enough to locate the CornerEffects script in the Applications folder. Anyone on CS4 […]

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Adobe Acrobat 9: PDF Portfolio Exchange

by David R. Mankin When Adobe released Acrobat 9, I couldn’t stop toying with the amazing PDF Portfolio feature. In the initial release (Acrobat 9.0), there was a small set of pre-designed layout choices from which to choose. It was easy to customize the layout colors, so you could at least make your Portfolio look different […]

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