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Year: 2011

Adobe CS, CC & TCS Applications: The Importance of Custom Workspaces

by Barb Binder [Author’s Note: to watch a video on using workspaces in Adobe FrameMaker 11, check out FrameMaker for Word: Workspaces on Adobe TV] When my husband tells me I’m special, it’s not exactly a compliment. He doesn’t mean it as an expression of esteem, respect, affection, or admiration; he means I’m a little like […]

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Adobe Illustrator: Draw Inside Mode & Inside Strokes Don’t Play Well Together

by Barb Binder Draw Inside and Align Stroke to Inside (or Outside) are individually two terrific features. However, unlike a Reece’s Peanut Butter cup, they are not two great tastes that taste great together. I discovered this in my Adobe Illustrator class this week. Align Stroke to Inside or Outside Stroke is Adobe’s word for border. […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Shading Behind a Paragraph

by Barb Binder This question comes up in class every now and then. In the past (meaning FrameMaker 9 and earlier), the answer was always a single-cell table. For FrameMaker 10, you may be able to simply add a background color behind the paragraph, or perhaps you will still choose a single-cell table. Which one is […]

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Adobe InDesign: Stroking a Single Letter

by Barb Binder A recent Adobe InDesign student posed an interesting question last week: Do you have a means for creating a box around a single letter that could be ultimately a single character? She read through the Rocky Mountain Training blog options on custom underlines and strokes first (I love that!) but wasn’t able to […]

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Adobe InDesign: Adding Bookmarks for Adobe Acrobat

by Barb Binder Sure, you can add bookmarks in Adobe Acrobat, but should you? Nope, not in my opinion. I teach how to add and edit bookmarks in my Adobe Acrobat classes, but I also take the time to make sure that my Word users know how to create bookmarks from styles using PDFMaker in Word, […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Removing Bold Page Numbers in a Table of Contents

by Barb Binder I like mixing bold headings in my table of contents with regular weight text, but I don’t like the bold leaders and page numbers that go with it: I just think it looks awkward. My preference is to leave all of the generated paragraph formats in regular weight, and then use a character […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: How to Create a Mini-TOC for Individual Chapters

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated on Jan 10, 2018 Note: This post refers to a manual Mini-TOC. Beginning in FrameMaker 2015, Adobe added an automatic mini-TOC feature which is significantly easier to work with. For more information on the new Mini-TOC, see Adobe FrameMaker Online Help. Most advanced FrameMaker users know how […]

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Adobe InDesign: Ten Preferences That Deserve a Second Look

by Barb Binder InDesign ships with default behaviors. Most of us will hunt down and change the ones that really bug us. This list represents some defaults that are mildly annoying. Still, take a look, maybe changing just one of them will brighten up your day. Mac users: start by choosing InDesign > Preferences; Windows users: […]

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Adobe FrameMaker & Adobe InDesign: English International vs English US

by Barb Binder In two recent online classes, one FrameMaker 9/10 and the other InDesign CS5, I noticed that one of my students had inadvertently installed the International English version of their software. The FrameMaker installation was subtle. We didn’t notice it until we got to our spell-check exercise and we watched as FrameMaker flagged “color” […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding a Landscape Page to a Portrait Document

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Oct 5, 2017 Sometimes life gives us very, very wide tables. I always try to squeeze them into my portrait pages. However, sometimes there are just too many columns to fit, and unless I’m going to set the type to a miniscule size, it’s never going to […]

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