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Adobe FrameMaker: GREP to Replace Hyphens with En Dashes

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Nov 16, 2016 FrameMaker 12  supports GREP Find/Change, but I tend to forget about it because it’s not prominently featured in the Find/Change dialog box. One of my major headaches in a FrameMaker layout job is updating hyphens to en dashes between ranges of numbers, as outlined in this […]

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Adobe InDesign: Need Fractions?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe InDesign Updated: Aug 06, 2023. Works on InDesign CS4 and all later versions 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 […]

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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 FrameMaker 11: My Wish List

by Barb Binder Updated: Nov 12, 2022 NOTE: I just ran across this post from 10 years ago and I’m really happy to report that a number of these wishes have been incorporated in the current versions of Adobe FrameMaker. I’m adding checkmarks ✅ in front of the features that have been added or changed since I […]

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Adobe InDesign: Assigning Old Style Figures through GREP Styles

By Barb Binder GREP (General Regular Expression Print) made its first appearance in Adobe InDesign CS3 as a major upgrade to the Find/Change dialog box. By using GREP searches, we could search for patterns instead of literal text/numeric strings. Document clean-up took a giant step forward with this addition. (For more information on GREP Find/Change, […]

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Adobe InDesign: Removing Unwanted Spaces, Fast!

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated April 22, 2016 Too many extra spaces in your InDesign documents? No problem. You can quickly and (painlessly) remove extra spaces by running one or more Find/Change queries. The three I am going to show you are using GREP, which uses patterns instead of actual character strings to […]

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Adobe InDesign: GREP to Replace Hyphens with En Dashes

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated on Sep 30, 2016 What in the world is General Regular Expression Print (GREP)? Wikipedia defines it as “… a command line utility that was originally written for use with the Unix operating system. Given a list of files or standard input to read, GREP searches […]

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