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Adobe FrameMaker: Create a PDF with Crop Marks

By Barb Binder Updated May 6, 2016 A frequent question I hear from my FrameMaker students is ¨How do you create a PDF from FrameMaker that includes crop marks?” Create a document that is smaller than the paper you will be printing on. For example, create a 7 in x 9 in page, with the […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Restoring Detail in those Fading Images

By Barb Binder Try this (incredibly) simple technique to restore detail on an old photo: Open the image in Photoshop:  Open the Layers panel by selecting Window > Layers. Right click (Control click on Mac) the Background layer in the Layers panel and select Duplicate Layer. With Background copy selected, choose Multiply from the Blending […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Need Repeating Heading Rows?

By Barb Binder When I import tables into FrameMaker, they usually look as if they have a heading row, but the row doesn’t repeat when the table flows onto a 2nd or 3rd page. This is because my authors like to pre-format their tables, and part of that is making the top row look different […]

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Adobe Acrobat 9: Need a Quick PDF? What a Drag!

by David R. Mankin  You have a file that needs to be converted to PDF format. You’re in a hurry, and the thought of waiting for your document’s native application to load and convert the file to PDF is making you crazy under your rushed deadline. Here’s a very cool trick that is extremely handy. […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Just for Fun

By Barb Binder Are you always waiting around for a big print job to process, while tapping your foot and feeling frustrated? Maybe customizing the progress bar colors will help. Note: Before attempting the following steps, please make a back-up copy of the maker.ini file in case you need to restore it later. Open C:\Program […]

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Adobe InDesign: Header Rows

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated: Dec 11, 1016 When you create a long table, the table may span more than one column, frame, or page. You can use header rows to repeat the information at the top or bottom of each divided portion of the table. You can create Header Rows […]

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Adobe InDesign: Aligning Punctuation in Numbered Lists

By Barb Binder Updated July 7, 2020 When I teach numbered lists to InDesign users, about many of them ask me how to line up the punctuation on a numbered list. (Punctuation can be real or assumed.) The picture on the left shows the default alignment (note that the numbers line up on the left […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Removing Table Overrides

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Oct 6, 2019 My authors prepare their tables in Word or Excel. They frequently take the time to format them and make them look pretty, and then I import them into FrameMaker. FrameMaker will maintain most of the formatting upon import, but that’s rarely my goal. I […]

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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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