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Remote office becomes reality for Wisconsin pubs
Remote office becomes reality for Wisconsin pubs
Like many newspapers, Delta’s publications go through the hands of multiple editors and designers before they go to press. And like in many production offices, fonts were an issue. Even though each of the computers seemingly had the same fonts on each computer, InDesign would pop up the dreaded “Font not loaded” message on a regular basis when a file created on one computer was opened on another.

The second challenge was a bit more interesting. Mike mentioned that producing their publications would be much more efficient if he, along with others who sometimes worked away from the office, could connect to the office network from remote locations. He went a little further than that. Not only did they want to connect to their servers, they wanted to be able to work from home or wherever exactly the same way they did back at the office.

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A Look at Collegiate Newspapers & Programs
A Look at Collegiate Newspapers & Programs

I asked my new friend, Kevin Schwartz to coauthor a column about the trend of college newspapers toward reducing print days or moving away from print to digital. Kevin is going to hate that I told you this, but College Media Matters recently referred to Kevin as “Dean of the College Media Business.” He knows his stuff.

You can read for yourself what Kevin, who was general manager of The Daily Tar Heel student newspaper at the University of North Carolina for 20 years, thinks about this trend.

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Critiquing 10 Free Papers With Ed Henninger
Critiquing 10 Free Papers With Ed Henninger
About a month ago, I received an email from a publisher on the East Coast who asked what I would charge to look over ten of his free papers and make suggestions to improve them.

At first I thought, “It sounds like an interesting project, but I just don’t have time.”

But lately, I’ve been trying to stretch myself and keep work interesting. It dawned on me that my friend Ed Henninger might be interested in working on this project with me. Sure enough, he was.

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Kevin Agrees With Upton Sinclair
Kevin Agrees With Upton Sinclair
Are we following bad advice from industry experts? If you have a vested financial interest in getting your newspaper brethren to believe that print is as good as dead, stop reading right now. You’re not going to like it. And I might even talk about you.

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What I learned from 6 small Nebraska papers
What I learned from 6 small Nebraska papers
The circulation of Cedar County News is 2,000. The circulation of the five smaller papers averages 900 each, with the smallest, The Coleridge Blade, reporting a circulation of 312. Total circulation for all six papers is 6,500.

Scenes for the movie “Nebraska” were filmed at the Osmond Republican.

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Advice For a New Publisher
Advice For a New Publisher
Kevin visits with new publisher to discuss improvements to his community paper.

I have a new friend on Facebook. I just “accepted” Roger’s friend request this morning. More about that later.

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People are talking bout COLOR
People are talking bout COLOR
Color.

It seems to be on the minds of newspaper publishers and production managers everywhere.

Without a doubt, the second most requested task I’ve been given by newspapers in recent months is to improve the quality of the color in their print products.

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Tale of Two Newspapers
Tale of Two Newspapers
You know, most great discoveries in life and business seem to boil down to common sense. As I write this column, I’ve just returned from Nashville, where I met with a group of publishers from Middle and West Tennessee. Metros, small dailies and non-dailies were represented.

Two statistics struck me as very interesting as I prepared for this summit.

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An aMUSEing tale about digital design
An aMUSEing tale about digital design
Back in the days of CS5, it became relatively simple for an InDesign user to design a website in InDesign, then export it as a Flash file that could be viewed online.

Although it worked well, it wasn’t very long before Flash files became problematic, primarily due to Apple’s refusal to support them on iPads and iPhones. So even though I’d created several websites in InDesign, I quickly changed that practice.

Then came InDesign CS5.5 and CS6, which made it possible to export HTML5 directly from InDesign. Frankly, though, the process always seemed to work with less than perfect results, so I gave up on that idea.

When I subscribed to Adobe Creative Cloud a few months ago, I looked around the site for apps available through the normal subscription. Along with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and other applications I used regularly, there was a name I hadn’t thought of in a while: Muse.

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Tools & Tips for InDesign and Photoshop Users
Tools & Tips for InDesign and Photoshop Users
I spend a lot of time at newspapers, training staffs in Advanced InDesign, Photoshop and PDF workflows. It’s funny, no matter how long someone uses these applications, there always seems to be a few tips that makes users say, “Why didn’t I know that already?”

Well, now you know.

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How Changes at Metros Impact Community Papers
How Changes at Metros Impact Community Papers
This month’s column is dedicated to my friends in the community newspaper world. So much is going on in our business - and I receive so many messages asking me to write about my thoughts on these events - that I wanted to take one column to explain how I think some of the big “stories” about the newspaper industry particularly effects those of us at smaller papers.

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Software Q & A
Software Q & A
People seem to have a lot of questions concerning layout software these days. I suppose it’s only natural with all the changes at Adobe and Quark. Let’s look in my in-box and see what’s on people’s minds this month.

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Storm Clouds Brewing at Adobe?
Storm Clouds Brewing at Adobe?
When I was a college student living in Texas, I got used to hearing people say, “Boy, howdy.”

This wasn’t a greeting, as you might think. It was more along the lines of “You’re not kidding!”

It’s struck me as funny that, as I thought about the best way to explain the reaction to Adobe’s Creative Cloud announcement, the first words that came to mind were, “Boy, howdy.”

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Adobe Announces Creative Cloud
Adobe Announces Creative Cloud
Move to subscription-based applications changes the way newspaper will purchase software. What do you need to know before it's too late? My mailbox has never been as full as it’s been lately. Publishers and editors from all over the place have been writing concerning Adobe's announcement.

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 End is Near ...Or Is It?
End is Near ...Or Is It?

Is Syracuse a newspaper graveyard?

Is The Times-Picayune On It's Last Leg?

I'll bet you can guess the answers to these questions. And while we're at it, let's make those photos look better.

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Kevin Answers Questions From Readers
Kevin Answers Questions From Readers
It’s been a while since I’ve answered questions from my inbox. Let’s take a look and see what’s on the mind of readers this month:

From Sherry in Tennessee

Is there a way to convert RGB to CMYK in a PDF file without having to open each pic individually in Photoshop?

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No need to thank me. But 23 of the largest weekly papers in America are still in business today
No need to thank me. But 23 of the largest weekly papers in America are still in business today
Definition: Underwriter

"One who assumes financial responsibility for; guarantee against failure. To insure against losses."

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Slimp rebuts story on 60 Minutes
Slimp rebuts story on 60 Minutes
So last night I was having dinner with a friend when I got a text that read, “Are you watching 60 Minutes?”

“No,” was my immediate response.

“They’re saying the newspaper industry is dead. I thought you’d want to know.”

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Even more new tools in Adobe Creative Suite 6
Even more new tools in Adobe Creative Suite 6
In August & September, I spent over 50 hours learning all the ins and outs of the various applications that make up Adobe Creative Suite 6. Yes, it was a lot of late nights. The good side was that I learned the ins and outs of these new versions.

Here are even more new tools in Create Suite 6.

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Adobe Creative Suite 6: My Favorite Features
Adobe Creative Suite 6: My Favorite Features
Adobe recently released version 6 of the Creative Suite. I wrote about a few of the new tools in InDesign a while back. But what about the other CS applications that we use?

OK, here it is, in no particular order. My favorite new features in Adobe Creative Suite 6. We’ll stick with the applications most used by those of us in the trenches.

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Kevin Reviews InDesign CS6
Kevin Reviews InDesign CS6
It was with much fanfare that Adobe released the sixth version of Creative Suite.

With new versions of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and more, newspaper designers and publishers are asking, “Is it time to upgrade?”

Now it's time to read what Kevin has to say.

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Do as I say. Not as I do. More backup fun.
Do as I say. Not as I do. More backup fun.
It is with much chagrin (I’ve been waiting almost 20 years for an opportunity to use “chagrin” in a column) that I admit that this doctor is his own worst patient.

That’s right. On July 2, two days before my country’s Independence celebration, my five year old iMac began to crawl.

Here's what happened next ...

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Who'd have thunk it? Optimism creeps back into newspaper industry.
Who'd have thunk it? Optimism creeps back into newspaper industry.
It’s been an interesting few weeks. In five out of six cities, chairs had to be added to the rooms to accommodate attendees.

In New York, I received spontaneous applause when I told the audience to “quit running their newspapers as if all their business is coming from mobile” when most of their profits are coming from print.

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Mailbag: What about those crazy symbols that keep appearing in my text?
Mailbag: What about those crazy symbols that keep appearing in my text?
I haven’t pulled out the mail bag in a while. Let’s see what readers have on their minds these days:

Let’s start with a text from Tammy in Minnesota

Kevin, we need your help!

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Looking For Free Help To Speed Up Your Production Workflow? Look No Further Than Adobe Exchange
Looking For Free Help To Speed Up Your Production Workflow? Look No Further Than Adobe Exchange
Whenever I lead a training even related to some type of Adobe application, I always end with a lesson on how to download free scripts, plug-ins and other helpers from Adobe Exchange.

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