Archive for January 2010

Faster Loading PDFs with InDesign

Question Is there a special way to save PDFs from Indesign so they load faster on the internet. My client has their pdf brochures online and it takes forever to load. Answer Yes there is! When you export your PDF from InDesign, make sure you choose the Adobe PDF Preset “Smallest File Size” and check the box…

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Open a web page automatically with iCal

Question I have a website I’d like to open automatically every morning. Is there a way to do this on my Macintosh? Answer Yes! You can do this with iCal. Here’s how: First, open your browser and go to the web page you’d like to open automatically. Click and drag the favicon to the desktop……

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Convert InDesign PDF to Grayscale

Question Do you know how to save an Indesign file as a Grayscale PDF? So far all I can figure out is to build the file in grayscale from the start. Including converting all the graphics to Gray before importing into Indesign. In Quark you can just click on save as grayscale in the PDF…

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Facebook Notification on your iPhone

Question How do I get Facebook to notify me on my iPhone when I get a message? Answer First, you’ll need to download and install the Facebook 3.1 application from the App Store if you don’t already have it. It’s free and does a really great job encompassing all the major features of the website.…

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Fix: WordPress Error Using Twitme or WP to Twitter

I was getting an error in a WordPress blog when I posted a new post. Like many people, I enjoy a little plugin (Twitme) that will send a message to Twitter whenever a new post goes up. It’s quite a timesaver. It took me a while to figure out the problem so I thought I’d…

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How do I create a Facebook page for my business?

Question How do I create a facebook page for my business? Also, I want friends, but don’t want all those comments showing up on my business page. What do I need to do? Answer You are confusing Facebook pages with Facebook’s Business Solutions pages a little bit. Facebook pages are personal pages. You create your…

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How to Edit Bookmarks in Chrome

Question I am using Google’s Chrome browser. It works great, but I can’t seem to edit the bookmarks. The help tells me to the “Tools” menu, but I can’t find it. Answer Google was a bit tricky with their default installation, but the fix is easy. Go to your preferences for Chrome. Under the “Basics”…

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Adobe Illustrator — How to Add Type to a Path

Question I am trying to do something in Illustrator and I can’t figure out how to make it happen. I want to make letters go in a semi-circle, and the help menu says to select Type -> Type on a Path -> and the option I want. My problem is that “Type on a Path”…

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