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Adobe InDesign / InDesign QR code
February 07, 2024, 11:00:53 AM
So just starting to use QR code in InDesign
did a business card QR code it has all of the persons info
First name, Last name, Address, Phone, Email and URL
I think the address was even City, St Zip 

I can't see a way of copying and pasting all the info,
when you open the QR code window you can paste once 
it doesn't let you select text from the document
you have to close the window to go get more text.
I avoid typesetting, I will set up styles or even data merge BCs if I have to.
Is there any way around this?
wah!  ;D
Adobe InDesign / Weird text box
November 17, 2023, 10:45:03 AM
Does anyone know what this is?
The text in boxes like this does not export to pdf
the only fix is replacing with a real text box
I would like to fix it without replacing I have quite a few of them.
Enfocus / Select by Region
July 21, 2023, 07:35:47 AM
I have an Action that is not working, It seems I'm doing everything right
I'm wanting to move items .3 to the right on the odd pages and .3 to the left on the evens
I was trying to make separate actions for just to make it simple.
it's not doing anything.  :'(
It's a small folio that is in the drill, a lot of pages.

actually not urgent now If I move those folios they will go into their text
this is now a customer problem but if anyone knows what I'm doing wrong, please!

The Rest... / Adobe Express (Beta)
July 14, 2023, 10:00:20 AM
Holy Cow! just checking this out now, there is so much you can create with effects
and images, type effects etc.. you can actually type in what you want in an image.
we typed in rainbow cats with a dolphin swimming in a pool
and it popped up!!

I think this is Adobe's Canva
but I'm assuming it's much better
It's in the Creative Cloud

you can output different file types including HTML
Adobe InDesign / Scripts
May 12, 2023, 09:41:53 AM
I am going to attempt writing a script, I have edited a script before but never created one
I have the code, from Indesign secrets, "Set Character Style to the Default none", I have a BC that always
defaults on the character style when I open the document and paste the text I'm going to modify.
Not a deal breaker but I'm slow today and this just popped up in the email.
thought I would give it a try. I think my first question would be Text Editor, It seems I need a text editor
and you have to save it as below, so do I have a text editor that will save like this?
UXP Scripts should be written in JavaScript, and the file should be saved like this
<filename>.idjs. Saving the script as .idjs enables the UXP engine in InDesign and executes the script as UXP script.( .jsx will execute as normal ExtendScript)
The Rest... / Word to Pdf
March 14, 2023, 09:37:14 AM
Does anyone know how to output a Word doc that has different page sizes (a step book) into a pdf?
I may ask for a pdf but knowing the customer it could be a problem.
Adobe Illustrator / Pantone
March 10, 2023, 02:17:25 PM
Ugh! I updated my illustrator yesterday, no more Pantone, I do have the older version on my other Mac
but I think I'm going to need the Pantone license.
Adobe Photoshop / Content Aware
March 09, 2023, 01:08:45 PM
I think something happened to my content aware, it use to work perfectly
now I'm getting colors that I'm totally not expecting, like a dark green when using content aware
is like a gradient white. I think the settings are messed up.
does anyone know how to reset the content aware?
I may have to uninstall and reinstall my PS
Oh and it has not filled the entire selection box I created, like just filled it partially, it's really strange

I see I have an update available
Macintosh / Cleaning Monitors
March 07, 2023, 09:44:28 AM
How do you clean your glass monitors?
getting tips online can be confusing, I want to be careful but I also want it to be clean not smeary
I'm pretty sure it's not the Printer, but I'm getting Fat type on the Proofs
I am not running through XMF at the moment and this may be the problem
Has anyone ever seen this and know of a solution? or why it's doing it?

Going home for the day so I will pick this back up on Monday
I have a call to Epson and they are asking me about a head alignment, but if it's only on 
the type why would I need an alignment?
On my 9600 I think Fuji had to do something to settings to not have fattened type.
Argh! I'm a girl without a license!!  ;D
Adobe Acrobat / Option Drag
February 02, 2023, 01:39:54 PM
Holy cow! I did not know you could option drag a page in page thumbnails and duplicate the page
I have been doing too much work getting the page duplicated, It prints same thing on the back as the front.
I could not find anywhere to duplicate the pages
I have been doing these pretty large jobs monthly.
I just tried to option drag it and could not believe when it worked!   ;D
Macintosh / MAC Studio Display Speakers
January 16, 2023, 09:37:28 AM
The Studio Display Speakers would work for about 2 seconds and then nothing
I found info that said if you unplug the power cord for about 10 seconds and reconnect the power it will work.
An OS update might fix the issue in the future.
This solution did work
CMS - Proofing - Printers / Epson 9000 and XMF
January 03, 2023, 12:58:34 PM
so the guy came to hook up my proofer to XMF 
I have never used this guy before, my previous guy is in France or the Netherlands now.

so he said he couldn't hook it up the way I had it, because the driver wasn't compatible to my version of XMF
so the Proofs are coming out with Fat type and the color is off a bit.
so there is no management on it.

any solutions that anyone knows of?
Adobe Illustrator / Converting Black & White To CMYK
December 22, 2022, 02:36:43 PM
I'm wanting to convert a black gradient image that is in illustrator to CMYK
I'm ok converting it in photoshop also, don't think this gradient is going to print well in black
its a bunch of gradient shapes on top of each other, so I don't want to convert each gradient.
just the whole thing together
The Rest... / Large Format
November 14, 2022, 11:59:41 AM
Didn't know where to post this

My Epson 9900 needs a new print head and instead of repairing it
we are considering getting into some Large Format Printing that we usually send out.

Since I have never done any Large Format, not sure what machine(s) to get
does anyone have any suggestions for us?
Hopefully @Skryber will see this.
Adobe InDesign / Pantone Book Warning
October 24, 2022, 01:21:16 PM
I'm starting to get the Pantone Book Warning, I did copy the Pantone books back when Joe warned us.
what is everybody doing about this?
will the Pantone colors still be in pitstop?
Fujifilm XMF / Job Template
October 19, 2022, 10:43:02 AM
I only have 1 Job Template that I use, and I cannot remember how I saved as Job Template
does anyone know how to do this? I usually use stripping sheet templates or imposition templates
but the Job Template is easier when you have a lot of the same jobs, don't have to change anything.
Adobe InDesign / InDesign Merge Mail Bar Codes
September 27, 2022, 08:40:38 AM
Has anyone done Mailing bar codes with InDesign?
I have never done any kind of bar codes with excel so not sure what is required
Pressroom / Color Test
September 07, 2022, 08:43:54 AM
Does anyone have a 28x40 GATF or G7 color test file?
I have one for 25x38 but I'm guessing it's not a good idea to enlarge it.
Digital Printing / RGB to CMYK Conversion
August 16, 2022, 09:07:45 AM
We Have Ricoh's and I could of swore they use to convert RGB well
Now I have to make sure I convert my RGB Files to CMYK
was this my imagination or should it convert well?