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Adobe FrameMaker: More on Reference Pages

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Jan 21, 2021 In a previous post, Adobe FrameMaker: What are Reference Pages?, I talked a bit about the most basic reference page, called Reference. In a new default document, when you chose View > Reference Pages, you land on a page that looks like the one below, and […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: What are Reference Pages?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Jan 21, 2021 FrameMaker offers three types of pages: body pages, master pages and reference pages. Body pages are where you will do most of your work. This is where you flow your text and place pictures. The content on the body pages will change from page […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: A Few Favorite Timesavers

by Barb Binder Over the past 20+ years, I’ve worked primarily as a computer trainer, but try to set aside between 20-25% of my time for production work. This gives me a chance to get out of the classroom and relax, but also to learn what it’s like for my students to actually work in their […]

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Adobe Acrobat: Did you Know Acrobat.com has Shared Workspaces?

by David R. Mankin We all used to share documents by shooting them back and forth via email.  Many people still do.  Not me – not anymore.  I signed up for my free Acrobat.com account right after Adobe made the amazing service available.  I’ve written about it several times.  From a browser on any computer in […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Dictionary-Style Running Heads

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 22, 2020 If you are creating reference materials like a dictionary, glossary or telephone directory, you may be called on to produce “live” running heads, but with a twist. FrameMaker’s Running H/F 1 variables are all set to go gather paragraphs from a document and display […]

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Adobe Acrobat: Proofing a Large Doc on a Small-Format Printer

by David R. Mankin You want a big sign!  Nothing permanent, but you’d like to make a quick, VERY large printout.  Your printer, however, can’t accommodate paper larger than legal size.  Let me show you how to print a “normal-sized” document to larger proportions… using Acrobat! The print dialog box in Acrobat is one of the […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Even Smarter Running Heads

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: June 10, 2020 In a previous post, Adobe FrameMaker: Smart Running Heads, I covered creating smart running heads (using variables for “live” running heads that pull data off the page). These are great for your readers because they can tell at a glance what chapter and/or section […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Smart Running Heads

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 22, 2020 One of the FrameMaker features I rely on heavily for my technical documents is the use of “live” headers and footers. Once I get them set up, they will automatically pull text off of my page into the running heads (AKA headers and footers) […]

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Adobe InDesign: Replacing Text with Icons, Really Fast!

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign updated Jul 6, 2017 A little known addition to Adobe InDesign CS4 was the ability to replace an object by pasting the contents of the clipboard. This can be useful in a variety of ways, but it’s is the single easiest way to replace a text string with an […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Copy Special

by Barb Binder Like most modern computer users, I’m a big fan of copy & paste. I bet you are too, but have you ever wondered about FrameMaker’s Copy Special? What’s it all about, Alphie? Basically, Copy Special extends the copying option to formatting, condition tags and even table column widths. Of course, once these items […]

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