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Month: March 2010

Adobe FrameMaker: Which PDF Job Option Is Right For You?

By Barb Binder Let’s say you have finished up a publication in Adobe FrameMaker and are ready to deliver the finished product. It seems like a straight-forward process: you choose Save as PDF from the File menu and give the file a name. You click the Save button, thinking, “That was easy.” when suddenly you are […]

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Acrobat 9: Crop Anyone?

by David Mankin It’s a good bet that you’ve used a crop tool in a variety of software applications for many years. The crop tools have typically looked the same, regardless of the program. You’ve probably come to expect that the cropping process is a rectangular trimming of an area. Fair enough… unless you’re working […]

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Expand Your PDF Portfolio Layout Options

by David Mankin By now, many of you have discovered the most amazing new feature of Acrobat 9 Professional – the PDF Portfolio.  The PDF Portfolio is a unique and exciting type of file that allows you to share and distribute ANY type of file – not just PDFs.  These files are wrapped up in a beautiful […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Aligning Punctuation in Numbered Lists

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker When I teach Numbering Properties to new FrameMaker users, about half of them ask me how to line up the punctuation on a numbered list. The picture on the left shows what I am supposed to teach them, the picture on the right show what they actually want. […]

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A History Lesson You’re Gonna Love – Acrobat’s Organizer!

by David Mankin How much time have you spent looking for a PDF file you worked on a while ago? Like most other applications, Acrobat’s File Menu lists your most recently opened files.  By default, you see the last five documents opened, but that sixth one will require some fishing to locate.  This is an […]

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Adobe InDesign: Using Rules & Underlines Together

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated:  May 24, 2020 This post marks the sixth and final entry in the series on InDesign underlines and paragraph rules. Now that you have a solid foundation, here are some fun ways to tie all this information together. For these next tutorials to work, you must […]

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Adobe InDesign: Reverse heads

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated:  May 24, 2020 Adobe InDesign allows us to attach rules either above a paragraph, below a paragraph, or both. This is a very useful feature for setting off headings, and significantly better than grabbing the Line tool and drawing the lines yourself. If you’ve ever done […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Get Rid of the Dust!

By Michael Meyer, Professional Photographer & Former Photoshop Student Ah, dust, the bane of negatives and slides. How do you get rid of all the dust on an image after scanning one of your favorite old negatives, slides or prints? The “Dust and Scratches” filter can be very helpful, but I have great a little […]

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