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Adobe Illustrator: The Shaper Tool

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Illustrator Have you discovered the new Shaper Tool  yet? It’s the easiest way so far to draw and edit shapes in Adobe Illustrator 2015. It’s is grouped with the Pencil tool and it recognizes natural gestures. For example, sketching crude circular shape on the left produces the beautiful circle on the […]

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Adobe Photoshop: I Can’t Find a Tool!

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Photoshop Updated on Jul 31, 2017 The addition of a cool new productivity feature brings with it the potential for frustration and/or tears. I know this, because I’ve already heard from a student on this issue. I expect this is just the beginning. First, the cool new productivity feature Wouldn’t […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Smoother Import of Word Files with Style Mapping

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker We have been able to import Word documents into FrameMaker files for as long as I can remember, but with FrameMaker 2015 the process has been dramatically improved. Now when you import a Word document (.doc file is recommended) into FrameMaker, you will be presented with a […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: How to Create a List of Effective Pages

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated on: Mar 17, 2016 A List of Effective pages (aka LEP or LOEP) is a list of every page in a document along with the current revision number and the date of each page’s revision. This is a common requirement for many of our FrameMaker students, and not a particularly […]

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Adobe InDesign: Removing Text Wrap Offsets from Graphic Frames

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe InDesign CC Updated Mar 17, 2016 From a past Rocky Mountain Training student: Hi Barb, I am trying to set up my graphic box defaults so that every time I create one, the text wrap will always stay at 0 inches on all four sides. I tried the […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Controlling Space Above Tables

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Mar 17, 2016 From a past Rocky Mountain Training student: Hi Barb! Can you help me with something? How do I reduce the space between the image and the table? Thanks for any help you can offer. I’m stuck! I see a few options to reduce the space […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: GREP to Replace Hyphens with En Dashes

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Nov 16, 2016 FrameMaker 12  supports GREP Find/Change, but I tend to forget about it because it’s not prominently featured in the Find/Change dialog box. One of my major headaches in a FrameMaker layout job is updating hyphens to en dashes between ranges of numbers, as outlined in this […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Assign a Caution Label to a Paragraph Tag

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker From a recent Rocky Mountain Training FrameMaker 11/12 student: Hey Barb, The FrameMaker training you provided me at the end of September has been a huge help—I think I’ve learned more about Frame than I ever imagined. I’ve also been blessed with a very talented co-worker who’s a […]

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Adobe Illustrator: My Outer Glow isn’t Working as Expected

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Illustrator From a Rocky Mountain Training student: Hi Barb, I have a quick question for you. I’m attempting to switch from doing most of our ads, posters, etc. in InDesign to Illustrator since I feel comfortable with Illustrator now. =) I’m trying to add an outer glow to some text […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Creating a Simple Glossary for a Book

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker FrameMaker is a master at generating lists. You can quickly create a chronologic list of headings with page numbers (AKA a table of contents), or a chronologic list of TableTitles (AKA a list of tables) or an alphabetized list like an index. A glossary list is just an […]

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