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Adobe Acrobat: Splitting a PDF using Bookmarks

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Acrobat This question came up in a FrameMaker class recently: my student needed to provide a single PDF for a large project, and then break it into smaller sections for posting online. FrameMaker has a checkbox for this function and that solved her issue. But then it came […]

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Adobe Acrobat: Better, Clearer Screen Shots

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe Acrobat X Professional From a recent Technical Communications Suite student:  My document .pdf file screenshots are not very good. The screenshot in the original document is perfect, but the same screenshot in the .pdf is barely readable. Is there some type of setting I can adjust in Reader […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Setting up PDF Conversion Settings in FrameMaker

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker By the time I get around to teaching how to create PDFs in my Advanced Adobe FrameMaker 11 classes, my students know FrameMaker very well. I often find that they know a whole lot less about Adobe Acrobat, and very little about how to create a “good” PDF. […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Rely on System Fonts Only, Do Not Use Document Fonts

by Barb Binder Picture this: you’ve finished up a project using FrameMaker (or InDesign, PageMaker, Word, Publisher) and all you have left to do is create a PDF. Sounds simple. You’ve done it before and you know what to do. But your work comes to a screeching halt when this error message appears on your screen: […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Creating PDFs

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated Nov 5, 2016 This should be so easy, right? And usually it is, but I just received this inquiry from a former Adobe FrameMaker 9/10 student: I am sorry to bother you, but I have a quick question. I have FrameMaker 10, so does my co-worker.  I […]

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Adobe FrameMaker 10: Adding Object Attributes to Images

by Barb Binder These days, all of our PDF documents really should be 508 compliant. This includes adding text descriptions to images so that someone using a screen reader to accommodate a visual disability can hear a description of what an image contains. These descriptions can be added in Acrobat (Standard or Professional) via View > […]

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Adobe Acrobat: Changing the Measurement Scale

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe Acrobat Updated for Acrobat DC on Jul 1 2016 This ought to be easy to figure out, but while not many Adobe Acrobat Professional users care about measuring, those that do tell me they have a tough time figuring out how to use it. Here’s how it works: The measuring scale […]

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Adobe Acrobat X: Using Acrobat for Electronic Plan Review

by Barb Binder I had an opportunity last week to teach an Advanced Acrobat X class for one of the well-known ski towns in Colorado. The folks in my class were responsible for reviewing building plans from architects, engineers and even the untrained homeowner scribbling on a napkin to make sure that the plans adhered to […]

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Adobe Acrobat X: Adding Description Fields to Document Properties

by Barb Binder It’s easy to ignore the Description tab of the Document Properties dialog box in Adobe Acrobat. You may never even think about it as you create, enhance and review your PDFs. But if you start amassing a large collection of PDFs, that would be a grave mistake. The Description fields are easily searched […]

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Adobe Acrobat X: Adding Description Fields to Multiple PDFs

by Barb Binder Yesterday, I found myself in the undesirable situation of having just created 50+ PDFs that were ready to be sent to the client, only to realize that I forgot to enter the description fields… on all of them! (If you are not familiar with description fields, check out Adobe Acrobat X: Adding Description […]

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