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Month: September 2010

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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Adobe FrameMaker: More on customizing a table of contents

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 In a previous post, Adobe FrameMaker: Adding Tabs to a Table of Contents, I talked about how to use the TOC Reference page to add the missing tab between a table of contents text entry and the page number that follows it. Here […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding tabs to a table of contents

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Oct 29, 2023 “Discoverable”. That’s a new Adobe buzzword for features that users can discover on their own. I’d say that adding a tab character between the entries and page numbers in a table of contents does not fall into that category. One of my most […]

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Adobe InDesign CS5: Creating & Editing Paragraph Styles

by Barb Binder I love almost everything about Adobe InDesign, but if you forced me to focus on the one feature I couldn’t live without, it would have to be paragraph styles. One can design beautiful documents in InDesign without them, but why would you? There are three reasons why you should consider using styles on […]

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Adobe Acrobat 9: Expand Your PDF Portfolio Layout Options

by David R. 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 […]

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