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Adobe FrameMaker: Aligning Text Across Columns, Part I of II

By Barb Binder Students come to my page layout classes (FrameMaker & InDesign) and often ask how they can easily line up baselines across columns, and easily force the last lines of every column to line up with the bottom margin. The word easily is often a clue to their pain: it always means they […]

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Measuring Type with Picas & Points

By Barb Binder Math was never my strong suit. My father, an economist with infinite patience, tried very hard to help me work though my high school math homework. My biggest problem was that I was convinced that math was not needed for wherever I was heading. Of course, like most teens who think they know […]

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Basic Typography Terms

By Barb Binder Many of my InDesign and FrameMaker students come to class with strong computer skills, but lack basic knowledge about setting type. I frequently direct them either to a bookstore (recommending The Non-Designer’s Type Book and The Non-Designer’s Design Book, both from Robin Williams) or to a local college for classes on typography […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: When Chapter Titles are Too Long for a Running Head

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 22, 2020 In my ideal world, authors would always write short, concise headings. In real life, some heads are so long they look like bold, multi-line paragraphs. When I need to pull lengthy chapter titles and section heads into a running head, the trouble begins. My […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: The table continuation variable

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 Multi-page tables are a regular part of my life. When a user opens up to the middle of a table, how are they supposed to know that they are not at the beginning? With a Table Continuation variable, that’s how! In any version […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Reusing a TOC or Index

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 Do you work on a number of projects in Adobe FrameMaker that look similar to each other? A wonderful feature in FrameMaker is the File > Import > Formats command, which allows you to quickly import all of your formatting commands from one […]

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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 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 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 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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