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Adobe FrameMaker: Anchor Management

By Barb Binder FrameMaker uses two types of anchors: table anchors and figure anchors. These thick, upside down Ts appear at your cursor position when you insert a table or an anchored frame. FrameMaker uses them to anchor the object to the text so that they can move automatically with the text as you edit […]

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Adobe Acrobat 9: Adobe Giveth, & Adobe Taketh Away (but not really)

by David R. Mankin   Having been an avid and regular user of Adobe’s Acrobat software for more than a dozen years, there are some tools on which I have grown very reliant.   Want to go to the next page? Click the right hand arrow on the toolbar and you’re there.   Want to go to the […]

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Adobe Photoshop CS4: Crop and Straighten

By Barb Binder Are you digitizing your paper photographs to preserve them for the future? If not, you should be thinking about it, because our priceless paper photographs are fading and yellowing even as you read this article. Here’s a quick tip on scanning multiple images into Photoshop: Place several of your photos on your […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: The Function Key Shortcuts

By Barb Binder I’m a big fan of FrameMaker’s unique Esc key shortcuts. I’m all about using the keyboard to get my work done in a timely manner, but I know that many of my students really find the three-key shortcuts both cumbersome and overwhelming. How about trying some function key shortcuts? Here’s a quick […]

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Adobe InDesign: GREP to Replace Hyphens with En Dashes

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated on Sep 30, 2016 What in the world is General Regular Expression Print (GREP)? Wikipedia defines it as “… a command line utility that was originally written for use with the Unix operating system. Given a list of files or standard input to read, GREP searches […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Combining Two Photos for a Perfect Image

By Barb Binder Updated Apr 17, 2016 Have you ever taken a rapid series of group shots, but can’t find a single image where every single person is looking at the camera, eyes open and smiling? If you are looking for a quick way to combine two mediocre images into one good image, try the Auto-Align […]

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Adobe Photoshop CS4: Cropping Tips

By Barb Binder It seems like most Photoshop users, even when they don’t know how to do anything else with the software, know how crop photos. It’s pretty easy: when you want to remove pixels from along the edge of a photo, you grab the Crop tool from the Toolbox, draw a crop box, tug […]

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Adobe Photoshop CS4: Fixing Blemishes

By Barb Binder Graffiti. I expect to find it in the big cities, and even occasionally in small towns. But here we are outside the very small town of Moab, Utah and it’s everywhere. Even in the National Parks. Okay, so most of the “graffiti” we found was rock art by the Anasazi and the […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Pasting Text from Microsoft Word

By Barb Binder This is one of my all-time favorite tips because it’s something I have to deal with on a regular basis. (Note: this has changed in FrameMaker 10. To learn about pasting text from a Word doc into FrameMaker 10, please read Adobe FrameMaker 10: New and Improved Cut & Paste from Word.) […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Refining the Type Size List

By Barb Binder Do you have some favorite FrameMaker type sizes that you use all the time? Are they listed in the picture below? The sizes listed in the picture above are the default type sizes listed in FrameMaker’s Paragraph and Character Designers. If your favorite choices are listed, great! If not, you have to […]

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