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Adobe FrameMaker: Define different colors for table header and footer rows

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor Sometimes it’s the little things. New in the Fall release of FrameMaker 2022 (v17): the ability to define a different color for the table header row than the table footer row. There is a subtle new difference in Table Designer > Shading. For the first time, we can now […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Quickly Converting Body Rows to Header Rows

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor I keep an eye on my blog analytics and the most-read blog post since I started this in 2009 is this one: Adobe FrameMaker: Need Repeating Heading Rows? This tells me that a.) users don’t know how to define a header row and b.) they can’t figure it out on […]

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Adobe InDesign: How to Copy your Presets after an Update

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor When you upgrade to a new version of InDesign, it’s usually a good idea to not import your previous settings to the new version. I find InDesign to be more stable over the long run if I turn that feature off and take a few minutes to set things […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Tracking the Last Page Number in a Book

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor FrameMaker has had the page count variable to track the last number in a chapter for as long as I can remember. If a chapter has 10 pages, you use that variable to set up numbering that looks like this: 1 of 10, 2 of 10, etc. You can […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Variable Highlighting

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor Variables are a FrameMaker productivity feature that is hidden to those who read our finished documentation. Users add variables to automate content updates and to insert content that changes from page to page. We’ve always had the ability to highlight our variables while we are working—we could create a […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: What is a Last Line Right Indent?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor At last! New in the Fall release of FrameMaker 2022 (v17): a last line right indent. Most of us are comfortable setting indents (first line, left and right indents) but what in the world is a “last line right indent” in FrameMaker and when might you use it? I […]

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Adobe InDesign: Paste Live Text from Illustrator

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign and Illustrator New in InDesign CC 2023: we can now copy text from Illustrator and paste it as live text (fully editable, not outlines!) into InDesign. It’s as awesome as it sounds but may want to adjust your preferences in InDesign. Here’s a quick overview of the […]

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Adobe InDesign: Index All Occurrences of a Proper Name

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor for Creative Cloud Design & Layout Solutions InDesign has a handy shortcut you can use to index proper names. Let’s say you want to add the name John Doe to the index, but you would like it indexed in the D section, and appear as Doe, John. For proper […]

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Adobe InDesign: Restoring the Aspect Ratio of an Image

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor for Creative Cloud Design & Layout Solutions In a perfect world, we always hold the Shift key when resizing images to maintain the aspect ratio. However, as fallible humans, sometimes we forget. Luckily for us, it’s very easy restore the aspect ratio on an image. When a frame is […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding the Missing PDF Presets

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker One of my Adobe FrameMaker students reached out this morning and asked how to output to PDF/X-4 in FrameMaker 16. It was a great question, because that option does not appear FrameMaker’s default preset list in the Publish pod. All my student needed to do was to […]

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