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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 DC: Adding Description Fields to Multiple PDFs

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Acrobat Updated Nov 18, 2020 for Acrobat DC 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 […]

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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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Adobe FrameMaker: The page count variable for books

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 In a previous post (Adobe FrameMaker: The page count variable for chapters), we learned how to track and reference the page count of a single chapter. But what about trying to keep track of the last page of a multi-chapter book? That question […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: The page count variable for chapters

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 FrameMaker makes it easy to track (and reference) the page count of a single chapter. FrameMaker comes with a Page Count variable that makes it easy to set up running heads with page numbers that look like this: 1 of 6, 2 of […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Change Bars (Part I in the Editing Series)

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 26, 2020 Once upon a time, the vision for FrameMaker was to be one of those 3-in-1 programs that were popular back in the ‘80s (remember Lotus 1-2-3?). The three components were word processing, illustration and page layout. Fast forward 30 years and FrameMaker is […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Compare Documents (Part II in the Editing Series)

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 26, 2020 Another question I regularly hear from my Adobe FrameMaker students is how to quickly compare two different versions of a single file. There’s an easy answer, but because the command isn’t readily visible, it’s often overlooked. Here’s how it works: Open two versions […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Track Text Edits (Part III in the Editing Series)

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 26, 2020 The next topic in our FrameMaker Editing series is on Track Text Edits. (Previous articles in the series are on Change Bars and Compare Documents.) This is a familiar tool for many Word users, and is a terrific way to allow an author […]

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