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Adobe InDesign: Quickly recognizing and removing overrides

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign InDesign has two great, yet often-overlooked features: Style Override Highlighter and Clear Overrides in Selection They can be used in succession to quickly identify and then remove both paragraph and character overrides. When you import text from Word and assign your styles, it may look OK at […]

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Adobe InDesign: I Can’t Select a Frame

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Selecting a frame should be easy: choose the Selection tool (the black arrow), place your cursor over the frame and click. Works great, until it doesn’t. Here are some of the reasons why you may not be able to select a frame: It’s an empty, unassigned frame. […]

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Adobe Acrobat: Redact & Sanitize PDF’s

Redaction is the process of permanently deleting data from a digital document. It is used when visible confidential information needs to be covered so that third parties cannot read it, such as social security numbers, names of minor children, account numbers, and addresses. It is vital to use the redact tool as opposed to merely […]

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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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