Monday, May 11, 2015

Best Practices for using PDF Commenting Tools in Acrobat XI

Do you ever receive PDFs from clients and coworkers that are filled only with Sticky Notes and highlights? Perhaps they only have Adobe Reader and those are the only tools they have available. (Here's how to fix that: Saving PDFs for Reader Users: the How and Why).

But perhaps they people commenting on your PDFs simply don't know how to use the commenting tools, and so they use them incorrectly and not to their full potential. Save yourselves some frustration, time, and money by learning how to use PDF commenting tools to more clearly communicate your thoughts and reduce redundancy in your commenting.

This video demonstrates best practices for using PDF commenting tools. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

How to Check Tint Shades the Using Separations Preview Panel

I recently designed a large table (900+ cells) for a client. I used cell styles, paragraph styles, and character styles. We went through several iterations as the client decided how she wanted various tints to appear in the design. At the very end of the project, the client asked me to double check the tint shade of the gray cells.

Read the entire article at InDesign Secrets: