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Adobe FrameMaker: Text Symbols

 By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker In FrameMaker, the term “text symbol” refers to the non-printing characters in a FrameMaker document. You can control the visibility of these text symbols using View > Text Symbols or Esc v t. (To invoke the Esc key shortcuts in FrameMaker, press each key sequentially, not consecutively. […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: How to edit the PDF Preset List

 By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker and Acrobat When you create a PDF in FrameMaker, the first decision you encounter is which job option aligns with the document intent. Are you just emailing this to a client for feedback on the layout? Posting it on a website where someone may decide to print […]

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Adobe InDesign: Reverse heads using paragraph shading

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign For years, the way to set up a reverse head in InDesign was to define a ruling line above or below the heading, make it tall enough to cover the heading and then shift it up or down so that it sits nicely behind the heading. For […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Variables

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker FrameMaker offers two types of variables: System variables and user variables. Variables are used to add content to our documentation that we know is going to change. Once you add variables to a document, you can edit the variable definition and it will be FrameMaker’s job —not […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: What to know about working with generated files

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker FrameMaker will happily create, or generate, files for you. A table of contents, a list of tables, a list of figures, a list of effective pages and an index are all examples of generated files. They are fairly easy to set up, and once working, you can […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Master page basics

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Adobe FrameMaker offers three sets of pages: body pages, master pages and reference pages. Body pages display the content that is seen by the reader and are typically numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Body pages make up the bulk of a FrameMaker document. Master pages hold […]

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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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