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The ABCs of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe’s Creative Suite (CS) products have been around a long time – the first commercial CS program, Illustrator 88 (logo above), launched in 1986. Technology has come a long way since rat-tails, cassette tapes, and New Kids on the Block were in style. Like the New Kids, Adobe CS has grown with the times. Today, there are over 15 CS programs, offering tools for digital media, print, video, multimedia and more to create anything from basic graphic designs to the avant-garde.

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Custom Excel Visual Basic Application – Project Review – NM Industrial Service

The goal of this project was to create an automated solution to create the cover sheets and submittal registers that had been created manually in Excel in the past. After reviewing the current processes with NMIS, DWC determined that they did not have a current system in place to create these documents. Different users created the forms in different ways, and there was a lack of consistency of the final product.

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Setting up an Excel Workbook? What Should Be Avoided.

Let’s imagine that you are able to create a Microsoft Excel workbook from scratch. You want to set it up for long-term, future success, right?

If the amount of data is going to grow over time, you need to think a few steps ahead to make sure that you are “future-proofing” how you will work with your workbook and the data. There are some easy steps you can take to ensure that the workbook is effective now and for the long term.

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Advanced Formatting Ideas for Microsoft Word

If you work in Microsoft Word, formatting is critical to help get your ideas across and improve the readability of your projects. While even novice users utilize formatting options, more experienced Microsoft Word users can take advantage of a range of advanced formatting options.

Advanced formatting allows you to do unique things in your word documents to ensure that your work stands out from the crowd more efficiently than ever before.

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Cooking Up Basic Photoshop Designs

It will take some time, patience and practice to master Adobe Photoshop. But, there’s no time better than the present to roll up your sleeves and whip up some basic designs to get your feet wet. The interface and terminology might be intimidating at first, but when you boil things down and use Photoshop’s tools in bite-sized portions, you will be amazed with how quickly the software becomes familiar to you. Also, feel free to learn more general information about Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite in our September blog.

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