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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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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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