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Adobe InDesign: Automatically Restart Numbered Lists

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign I saw a question on the InDesign forum recently on restarting numbered lists. The most common technique to get a second or subsequent list to start over at 1 is to either: Right click > Restart Numbering over the first entry of each and every list, or Set […]

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Adobe InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop: Backwards Compatibility

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator One of Adobe’s intentions with moving all of us to the Creative Cloud (CC)—and no longer supporting the Creative Suite (CS) applications—is to get everyone on the same version. It’s a noble idea, and I hope that someday it works, but in the meantime, some […]

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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 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 InDesign: Fonts Not Displaying Correctly

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe InDesign CS6 This question came in recently from one of our local InDesign User Group members: The attached screenshot is from a publisher’s catalog that I’m preparing. Note the light yellow highlight I placed over the problem area. The word should be “behind” and that’s what I see […]

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Adobe Illustrator: Having Fun with Charts

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Illustrator, InDesign and FrameMaker Yesterday, I had the opportunity to deliver an Adobe-hosted webinar on incorporating Illustrator into a FrameMaker workflow. Illustrator is included with TCS4, and Creative Suite and Creative Cloud, but most of my layout students have confessed that they don’t ever open it. Turns out, they […]

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Adobe InDesign: Numbering Chapters, Subheads, Tables & Figures

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe InDesign Updated May 23, 2018 InDesign has a robust set of numbering tools, but most users don’t do much more than set up basic numbered lists. Yesterday, in my Advanced Adobe InDesign class, a student asked how to number her chapters, subheads, tables and figures. It can be […]

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Adobe InDesign: Signaling the End of an Article

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe InDesign CS6 Multi-story publications like newsletters and magazines often have stories that jump across pages. In a multi-story publication with jumps, it is helpful to add an end sign to signal the end of the story to the reader. It’s a two-step process: first, select the appropriate symbol, […]

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Adobe InDesign: Need Fractions?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe InDesign Updated: June 8, 2016. Works on InDesign CS4 and Later Typesetting fractions is no fun, or at least it didn’t used to be. The introduction of OpenType fonts and the Glyphs panel were a great help, allowing point and click access to additional commonly used options: But […]

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Adobe InDesign: Why Can’t I Select Anything?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign From a recent Rocky Mountain Training Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS6 student: I am experiencing issues with the Selection tool. The tool is not selecting any text or graphic box. Is there a setting that I might have changed? Any advice would be great! Looking at your file, […]

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