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comment How can I make Photoshop always open a new document with the same settings?
@Lollero I'd probably take this one step further and use the Scripts Event Manager to always run the action any time a new file is created. No F-key required.
Feb
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answered InDesign HTML 5 plugin or web apps to create HTML 5 ebooks based on InDesign project
Feb
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comment Illustrator: Disabling random layer colors?
Sometimes a feature takes a little getting used to, but you'll find that there are more advantages than drawbacks to being able instantly differentiate which art is on which layer. The W key (to turn preview on and off) is your friend when things get a bit busy. I would find "all the same color" insanely confusing, personally, for the same reason I use different layers in the first place.
Feb
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answered InDesign Spread Pagination
Jan
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comment I am not a graphic designer, what do I need to know so I don't come off as a complete luddite?
You made my day with "...beloved little puppy ... dog fighting ring" :)
Jan
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answered Large-format printing suggestions
Jan
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comment How can I lock down Microsoft Word to protect our branding?
there's a certain irony to that, don't you think? :) The kbsc improvement surely qualifies for a "least discoverable feature" award... it certainly wasn't mentioned in the hype. It's the one thing that would have sold me on the new UI.
Jan
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comment How can I lock down Microsoft Word to protect our branding?
That's useful to know. I hated the "Ribbon" (anything that gets in my way or slows me down gets short shrift) so much that I stuck with 2003. Turns out all of my tech savvy clients did the same, so it's the technology-challenged folks who have 2007 and 2010. Contrary to Microsoft's off-the-wall UX research, the new versions are much harder for such people to work with, because the UI style is so different from all other applications.
Jan
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revised Can't save PSD as JPEG
Expanded answer based on OP's additions to the question.
Jan
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answered Finding the right graphic designer for a project with no budget
Jan
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comment Is there no such thing as OCR-B font in bold?
It's not just its roots, its entire purpose is to be optically readable (but more attractive and less machine-like than OCR-A). By definition, a slanted or bold variant would not be OCR.
Jan
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comment How can I lock down Microsoft Word to protect our branding?
And the policy has to have teeth. That's a matter for negotiation with the highest level of the bureaucracy that you have access to, but it has to come from the top, or as near to the top as you can get.
Jan
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answered Do all monospace sans-serif fonts look the same?
Jan
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comment Can't save PSD as JPEG
That's da trufe, bro! And it's not just email programs. Happily, I deal mostly with not-old people... :)
Jan
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revised Can't save PSD as JPEG
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Jan
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comment What's the difference between opentype vs. truetype
That's a good and important link, nonetheless.
Jan
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comment What's the difference between opentype vs. truetype
Add the very important benefit that OpenType fonts are completely platform-agnostic. Before OpenType, we'd run into endless problems with cross-platform incompatibilities, usually at the worst possible time. In my own work, if an font isn't OpenType I either a) don't use it at all, or b) outline the text before it goes to prepress.
Jan
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answered Can't save PSD as JPEG
Jan
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comment Beginner Web Designer
First off, full marks for recognizing that knowing how to use a design tool does not make you a designer. That instantly puts you in an enlightened minority. That said, Farray is correct; there are already good answers to this question. The one he cites is great. See also graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/2167/…, which will help.
Jan
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answered Software like InDesign or QuarkXPress to create instructional documents