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Acrobat Automated!

Ive been using Photoshop Droplets to automate work for years and was pleasantly surprised to find similar functionality in Acrobat. In Acrobat Pro DC, select “Tools” then “Print Production”. Select “Preflight” Acrobat’s Preflight, it offers some powerful tools for managing all aspects of your PDFs. PDF Fixups include most of the tools I typically use[…]

GREP Units

InDesign Grep Styles, Prevent Units of Measurement from Breaking

Is there a name for units of measurements that break to a new line and leave behind their number? Let’s call them strays. If strays bug you, GREP is here to help. 1. Establish your character style Set up a character style, which has No Break set. 2. Creating the basic GREP Style Set up[…]

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PDF Markups Missing When Placed into InDesign

PDF markups created using Acrobat or third-party PDF applications may not appear when placing the PDF into an InDesign file. This is exceptionally frustrating when the markup is very minor and easily overlooked. Markups (e.g., added text, lines & shapes, and comments) are not modifications of the original file. They are created separately. Here are[…]

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Missing Fonts in PDFs Embedded/Linked within an InDesign Document

If you frequently collaborate with partner firms on large InDesign proposals, you have likely had instances of missing fonts. Fixing missing fonts prior to production is critical but it is an easy fix. Linked or embedded media can include missing fonts, which is the topic of this post. Why should I be concerned with missing[…]