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The Bad News: You Missed Our Quarterly User Group Meeting. The Good News: We Recorded It.

Laurie Ruhlin, Adobe Certified Instructor joined us at our Quarterly User Group Meeting. She spoke earlier this year to a packed room and received rave reviews. This meeting was no different. We had another very full session, and Laurie covered InDesign Tips and Tricks that included: Borders and shading Numbering and bullets Book feature Image tricks I had the pleasure of complementing Laurie’s presentation with what participants said was highly informative information they could use right now. The key topics of… READ

You Could Be Missing 40% of Your Address Changes

Are you the type that loves simple surprises? You know, an extra yolk in your egg.  BOGO offers on shoes. A baker’s dozen donuts when you were only expecting 12. Everyone loves getting something for nothing, am I right?  Boy, do we have a surprise for you! We know how hard you work to win a client. Being able to communicate about your product or service to your customers can’t even be assigned a dollar value. We get how big a deal it is… READ

The Evolution of Paragraph Borders in Adobe InDesign CC

Paragraph Borders Adobe InDesign CC (13), released back on October 18, 2017, introduced Paragraph Borders (or strokes) around one or more paragraphs. This was a great new feature, but had one major problem. When creating a border around consecutive paragraphs, the borders often would overlap. You could fix it manually, which was rather time consuming, or use a free script to fix this problem. Paragraph Borders Improved Adobe InDesign CC, released on March 12, 2018, improved the Paragraph Borders. You can… READ

Insights from CreativePro Week 2018

I recently flew to New Orleans to attend CreativePro Week, an event I look forward to with much anticipation. Beginning last year, the event’s management combined the InDesign Conference with the Photoshop + Illustrator Conference and Printing and ePublishing (PePcon) for an entire week of learning. The sessions were great, offering a huge variety of topics. And while I learned some new tips, the real benefit for me is meeting with industry leaders including members of the Adobe InDesign team. It’s… READ

Will Informed Delivery Help You Communicate with Your Customers?

Communication seems to be one of those things you’re either good at or you’re not. No matter what form of communication you use everyone seems to read and hear things different. They place their own spin on the topic, even allowing emotions to have a say in the meaning they gather.   I think you would agree that sometimes just picking up the phone and talking something out turns out to be the best alternative in the long run. Other times, a… READ

In Case You Had a Flat Tire on the Way to the User Group Meeting…

Well, of course, we hope you didn’t. But we had a great Quarterly User Group Meeting on March 15, and I want to share some of the key items we discussed. First, we looked at several TechLines including: ​“Getting it Right, Right from the Start, Preflighting, and Exporting a PDF.” Visit our Technical Guides Page to download our TechLines documents. I’m sure you’ll find these and many others helpful. We also looked at how you can use GREP in both Find/Change and in Paragraph Styles. A… READ

And Now for a Commercial Break…

I have an approximately 20‐minute commute to and from work. Every morning I listen to my favorite radio station, as I am sure you do. One morning last week, the radio crew was discussing how TV networks are talking about cutting commercial time to compete with Netflix and Hulu. The Fox Network announced its goal by 2020 is to reduce commercial time to 2 minutes per hour! Now the marketing side of me thought, ​“Wow! If you want to buy ad time… READ

Photoshop’s New Select Subject Feature

On January 22, Adobe Photoshop added a new feature called Select Subject. You now have another way to select subjects and then use Select and Mask to make further refinements. To use this new feature, select either the Quick Selection Tool or the Magic Wand Tool. A new button, Select Subject, will appear at the top of your document, just to the left of Select and Mask. Click on Select Subject. You should notice your subject has been selected.  To further refine your selection,… READ

Do YOU love print?

In my LinkedIn email feed today was a tiny little heading that read, ​“Why do YOU love print?” If you are like me, you get a ton of emails and every once in a while a heading captures your interest. The article was written by Renee O’Donnell and placed in the group I belong to called Print Production Professionals.     In the article she discusses her passion for print, her love of paper, fonts and how they are tangible. At the… READ

InDesign CC (2018) Object Style Enhancements

The latest release of InDesign has some great new features including: Support for Endnotes, Paragraph Borders, Text Management in Creative Cloud Libraries, Font Filtering, the ability to find similar fonts and better HTML Export. But there is one feature in particular I want to focus on, and it’s Object Styles enhancements. You can now set or modify an object’s size or position. Being able to specify an object’s size and position makes it much easier to execute global changes throughout your… READ