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Year: 2011

Adobe FrameMaker: Conditional Text and Table Titles

by Barb Binder Conditional text is a wonderful feature in Adobe FrameMaker. By creating condition tags, we can set up multiple versions of a document within a single file. For example, we might need to deliver documentation in several languages. The images might be the same for all versions, but the language changes according to its […]

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Adobe InDesign: Tables That Won’t Accept Table and Cell Styles

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated: Dec 11, 2016 You’ve got to love styles in InDesign. Did you know that you can set up a Table style that, when assigned to a table, can call in one or more Cell styles? And that Cell styles can call in Paragraph styles? And that Paragraph […]

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Adobe Acrobat X: Filling in Online Forms

by Barb Binder In a perfect world, everyone would not only own, but also know how to use Adobe Acrobat X Professional. And if they did, they would only post online forms with fillable form fields. Sadly, that’s not our world in 2011. Or at least it’s not mine. Frequently, when I’m directed to an online […]

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Adobe InDesign: Ten Little Tips You Need to Know!

by Barb Binder Here a few of my favorite tips that most of my Advanced InDesign students don’t know. The first few are general tips, the rest have to do with setting type. How many of these are new to you? When you want a new default document, just tap Cmd+Opt+N (Windows: Ctrl+Alt+N) to bypass New […]

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Adobe FrameMaker 10: FrameMaker Alert Boxes

by Barb Binder FrameMaker has a long history of alerting us to various problems in our documents. We have alert boxes that pop up when we: Open a document with unavailable fonts, Open a document that was saved using an earlier version of FrameMaker, Open a document that contains one or more unresolved cross-references, or We […]

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Adobe FrameMaker 10: The Brand New Table Catalog!

by Barb Binder I’d file this one under “R” for “Really? This made the new feature list in FrameMaker 10?” As a long-time Adobe Certified Instructor on multiple Adobe programs, I’m well aware that Adobe often slips in new features that they don’t get around to documenting. This one is the quite the opposite. Listed under […]

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Adobe FrameMaker 10: Drag and Drop

by Barb Binder I was walking to my gate recently, and overheard an elderly woman complaining to a younger woman as they passed me in the airport. All I heard her say was, “Why do they give us so many ways of doing the same thing?” Who knows what she was talking about, but it made […]

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Adobe InDesign: Should You Link or Embed Your Images?

by Barb Binder This is a controversial question in my Advanced InDesign class. By the time my students get to the advanced classes, they usually have a fair amount of production experience under their belts. And frequently they’ve been confronted by missing links and have no idea why. They figure out how to embed their images, […]

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Adobe InDesign: Display Performance Controls—They’re Everywhere!

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated on April 16, 2016 OK, that might be a slight exaggeration. But if you look through InDesign, you will find the controls in multiple locations. Do we really need the Display Performance controls in Preferences, the Object menu and the View menu? Turns out we do. But […]

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Adobe FrameMaker 10: Repeat the Last Operation

by Barb Binder Here’s another simple, yet powerful feature that is new in FrameMaker 10. If you pull down the Edit menu and start reading from the top, you’ll find Undo, Redo, History and then new Repeat command. Its job is simply to repeat your last activity. This includes: Typing text Pasting Deleting Applying a character […]

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