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Adobe InDesign: Opening a Document in an Older Version of InDesign

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign From a recent Rocky Mountain Training student: I am not able to open a document that I created in InDesign yesterday. When I took your [Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS6] class, I was using a free trial of the CS6, then after your class my company decided to […]

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Adobe InDesign: Left-Aligned Currency Symbols with Right-Aligned Numbers

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign From a recent Rocky Mountain Training InDesign student: Are you familiar with formatting columns of numbers in Excel?  You can line up currency numbers in a format called “accounting” that lines them up by decimal AND ALSO left aligns all of the dollar signs.   In InDesign tables, […]

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Adobe InDesign CS6: Moving CS5 Presets to CS6

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign I’m a big fan of InDesign presets, and use them quite a bit. Despite the fact that I’ve used every single of version of InDesign, I’m inevitably surprised when I start laying out a document in a new version and realize my favorite custom presets aren’t available. Here’s […]

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Adobe InDesign CS6: What’s New?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated May 17, 2018 InDesign CS6 new Adaptive Design Tools—Liquid Layout, Alternate Layouts, Linked Content and the Content Collector tools—all geared towards allowing you to easily adapt page layouts for print, tablets and screens. Another really powerful new feature is the ability to set up forms fields in […]

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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 CS, CC & TCS Applications: The Importance of Custom Workspaces

by Barb Binder [Author’s Note: to watch a video on using workspaces in Adobe FrameMaker 11, check out FrameMaker for Word: Workspaces on Adobe TV] When my husband tells me I’m special, it’s not exactly a compliment. He doesn’t mean it as an expression of esteem, respect, affection, or admiration; he means I’m a little like […]

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Adobe InDesign: Stroking a Single Letter

by Barb Binder A recent Adobe InDesign student posed an interesting question last week: Do you have a means for creating a box around a single letter that could be ultimately a single character? She read through the Rocky Mountain Training blog options on custom underlines and strokes first (I love that!) but wasn’t able to […]

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Adobe InDesign: Adding Bookmarks for Adobe Acrobat

by Barb Binder Sure, you can add bookmarks in Adobe Acrobat, but should you? Nope, not in my opinion. I teach how to add and edit bookmarks in my Adobe Acrobat classes, but I also take the time to make sure that my Word users know how to create bookmarks from styles using PDFMaker in Word, […]

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Adobe InDesign: Ten Preferences That Deserve a Second Look

by Barb Binder InDesign ships with default behaviors. Most of us will hunt down and change the ones that really bug us. This list represents some defaults that are mildly annoying. Still, take a look, maybe changing just one of them will brighten up your day. Mac users: start by choosing InDesign > Preferences; Windows users: […]

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Adobe FrameMaker & Adobe InDesign: English International vs English US

by Barb Binder In two recent online classes, one FrameMaker 9/10 and the other InDesign CS5, I noticed that one of my students had inadvertently installed the International English version of their software. The FrameMaker installation was subtle. We didn’t notice it until we got to our spell-check exercise and we watched as FrameMaker flagged “color” […]

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