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Month: February 2011

Adobe FrameMaker 10: Auto Spell Check

by Barb Binder I can’t tell you how many times my Adobe FrameMaker students ask where the “red squiggles” are when we start the chapter on text editing. In my humble opinion, there’s not a whole lot to like about Microsoft Word, but I have to admit that I do use it for writing, primarily to […]

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Adobe InDesign: Using Story Editor

by Barb Binder If you are like a lot of my self-taught intermediate-level InDesign students, you’ve successfully avoided Story Editor. Not on purpose, of course, but if you ever opened it up, I bet you were first startled by the new view of your document, and then greatly relieved when you figured out how to close […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: In a Word, Thesaurus

by Barb Binder Ever find yourself using the same word over and over in your Frame documents? Next time it happens, reach for the Thesaurus and pick from a list of synonyms. Here’s how it works: Highlight a word Choose Edit > Thesaurus When the dialog box opens, you will see one or more definitions for the […]

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Acrobat X: Help… Anywhere!

by David R. Mankin It’s one of the first things I teach in any Acrobat class.  The Acrobat Help System is available with a quick press of the F1 key.  It’s been that way for as long as I can remember.  Regardless of the version of Acrobat you are using, F1 has brought you to its […]

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Adobe InDesign: Customizing Guide Colors

by Barb Binder As a novice PageMaker instructor (a hundred years ago), I was startled the first time a student commented that they couldn’t distinguish between the pink (margin) and purple (column) guides. Even though my spouse is red/green colorblind, it never occurred to me that it anyone would struggle to follow my directions when it […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Should you pick Import By Reference or Copy into Document for Text Files?

by Barb Binder I import files into FrameMaker all the time, so much so that I rely exclusively on the keyboard shortcut Esc fif. (For those of you not so familiar with the Frame escape key sequences, try pressing, and releasing, the following keys in sequence: Esc f i f all the while saying to […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Function Key Shortcuts

by Barb Binder As I’ve said before, I love all 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? […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Layer Comps

by Barb Binder To be able to use Photoshop successfully, even at an introductory level, you need to understand Layers. But what about Layer Comps? I’m always amazed by how many of my advanced Photoshop students look at me blankly when I ask if they are using Layer Comps. It’s got to be one of […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Defining Bookmarks

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated on Sep 7, 2016 Bookmarks are navigational links listed in the Bookmarks pane in Adobe Acrobat (and Adobe Reader) that display page content in the Document pane. I use them as an always-visible, clickable table of contents. To that effect, I normally create bookmarks that match my […]

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