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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding an Image in Front of a Paragraph

by Barb Binder This question came in yesterday from a former Advanced FrameMaker student: I’d like to insert a graphic each time my document is going to reference a “Note.”  How do you suggest I do this? Just insert the graphic each time? That would work, but here’s what I’d do: Add the graphic to the […]

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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: Start Chapters on the Next Available Page

by Barb Binder Almost everyone I work with likes to start their new chapters on right-hand pages, and frequently ask me how to make that happen. However, there are some projects where it’s desirable to start each new chapter on the next available page, regardless of whether it’s a right- or a left-hand page. One of […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Understanding Paragraph Indents

by Barb Binder Indents in Adobe FrameMaker are pretty straightforward. When you decide that you would like to add indents to a paragraph (i.e., a block quote), you simply select that paragraph and enter your First, Left and/or Right indent values into the first column of the Basic property sheet in the Paragraph Designer. As a […]

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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 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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Adobe FrameMaker: Complex Table Columns

by Barb Binder I received the following inquiry from one of my recent Advanced Adobe FrameMaker students. I have a question about formatting tables in FrameMaker 9. My document has a large table that is built with 6 columns (example below): I need to create additional rows at the bottom of the table, that evenly divide […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Resolving Chapter Numbering Issues

by Barb Binder I was asked this question twice today: once during today’s Introduction to FrameMaker 9/10 class, and again via email by a student from a past FrameMaker class: I’m […] trying to get book chapters to auto-number. I have added them to my book, carefully following instructions in the guide, but I am getting […]

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