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Adobe FrameMaker: Resetting Preferences

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Sometimes a software application begins to behave erratically, and you start thinking about an uninstall/reinstall. This happens less in FrameMaker than in my CC applications but the need still arises. Before you uninstall, try regenerating the FrameMaker preference folder. Close FrameMaker Open a File Explorer window Navigate […]

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Adobe InDesign: Rebuilding Preferences and Cache Files

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign CC When InDesign suddenly starts behaving erratically, it may be due to corrupt preference or cache files. Closing InDesign, deleting (or renaming) these files and reopening InDesign will force InDesign to recreate a fresh copies. Rebuilding the preference files Using a keyboard shortcut: (Windows) Start InDesign, and […]

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Adobe InDesign: How to Round the Corners of a Table

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign You can’t round the corners of a table with a stroke around it in Adobe InDesign CC, so how can you achieve this look? One answer is to put the table into a graphic frame, and round the corners of the frame. Need a few more details? Here […]

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Adobe InDesign: Add the Last Page Number to the Running Head

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe InDesign CC Today one of my Advanced InDesign students asked how to add the last page number of his document to his running head. Instead of just using 1, 2, 3 for the page numbers, he wanted 1 of 10, 2 of 10, 3 of 10, etc. […]

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Adobe InDesign: How to Add a Black Overlay to an Image

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe InDesign CC One my of Introduction to Adobe InDesign students asked me how she could add an overlay to her images to help text placed on top pop. Her brand guide specified two different techniques: an overall darkening, and a gradient that fades to transparency. Here you […]

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Adobe InDesign: What is a Last Line Right Indent?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign This question came up in class the other day. Most of my students understand when and why to define left, right and first line indents—but what in the world is a “last line right indent” and when might you use it? I think of the last line […]

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Adobe InDesign: How to Create a Custom Workspace

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Workspaces are an important part of an InDesign workflow. Workspaces are a great way to get organized, and can help streamline your workflow. Start by trying out all of the existing workspaces found under Window > Workspace. Look at both the types of panels shown, but also […]

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Adobe InDesign: I Can’t Edit an Adobe Stock CV Template!

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Adobe recently began offering free InDesign templates on http://stock.adobe.com. The idea behind templates is great—someone with InDesign experience and an eye for design creates a template so that a new user can simply open the template, edit the content, save and print. Except in my experience, it […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding Bleeds and Trim Lines

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker A question came up today about how to set up a graphic that bleeds off the side of page in FrameMaker. It’s not intuitive, but it can be done. In the image below, I added a banner to the left side of the page. The paper size is 6″ x […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Easter Eggs

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Photoshop Life’s short, so it should be fun. That’s my motto, anyway. And I guess the software engineers at Adobe feel the same way. Here are a couple of silly little easter eggs to play with: In Preferences > Interface, don’t just click on a color theme, Cmd+Opt+Shift (Win: Ctrl+Alt+Shift) […]

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