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Year: 2012

Adobe Acrobat: Better, Clearer Screen Shots

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe Acrobat X Professional From a recent Technical Communications Suite student:  My document .pdf file screenshots are not very good. The screenshot in the original document is perfect, but the same screenshot in the .pdf is barely readable. Is there some type of setting I can adjust in Reader […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: So You Want to Use Myriad Pro SemiBold?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Yes, I do! I’m working on a publication that requires the use of Myriad Pro SemiBold. I copied the font to my Windows 7 fonts folder and fired up FrameMaker, fully expecting to see it listed in Paragraph Designer. Sadly, I couldn’t find it. After mulling it over […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding Text After Select Index Entries

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker From a recent Rocky Mountain Training Advanced Adobe FrameMaker 11 student: Hi, Barb. Here’s a question for you. I want to be able to produce an index with entries similar to the following: If I’m reading Frame’s online help correctly, I SHOULD be able to automate adding the “(standard)” after the […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Setting up PDF Conversion Settings in FrameMaker

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker By the time I get around to teaching how to create PDFs in my Advanced Adobe FrameMaker 11 classes, my students know FrameMaker very well. I often find that they know a whole lot less about Adobe Acrobat, and very little about how to create a “good” PDF. […]

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Adobe FrameMaker 11: Opening a FrameMaker 11 Document in an Earlier Version

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker From a recent Rocky Mountain Training Introduction to Adobe FrameMaker 11 student: A real quick question…I have FrameMaker version 9.  I downloaded the trial for 11 to take the class.  My 30 day trial ends today.  I attempted to open my files using 9 but can’t.  I get […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Removing a Character Tag

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker From a recent Rocky Mountain Training Advanced Adobe FrameMaker 11 student: Hi, Barb. Hey, your class was super helpful to me; I am making great progress toward my 10/31 deadline! I have a question that I haven’t been able to find an answer to myself. Is it possible […]

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Adobe InDesign: Why Can’t I Select Anything?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign From a recent Rocky Mountain Training Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS6 student: I am experiencing issues with the Selection tool. The tool is not selecting any text or graphic box. Is there a setting that I might have changed? Any advice would be great! Looking at your file, […]

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Adobe InDesign: Opening a Document in an Older Version of InDesign

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign From a recent Rocky Mountain Training student: I am not able to open a document that I created in InDesign yesterday. When I took your [Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS6] class, I was using a free trial of the CS6, then after your class my company decided to […]

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Adobe InDesign: Left-Aligned Currency Symbols with Right-Aligned Numbers

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign From a recent Rocky Mountain Training InDesign student: Are you familiar with formatting columns of numbers in Excel?  You can line up currency numbers in a format called “accounting” that lines them up by decimal AND ALSO left aligns all of the dollar signs.   In InDesign tables, […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding a Watermark

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker From one of our recent Adobe FrameMaker students: How do you watermark a page in FrameMaker? While this seems like a simple enough activity, she was tripped up by one unexpected default. Here’s the process: 1. Create the watermark graphic in your favorite graphics application. (Personally, I’d lean towards […]

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