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DesignGeek #55

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July 27, 2006 - 1:00am

The Six Patron Saints of Graphic Design

According to San Francisco graphic designer W. Lynn Garrett, Saint Pixela, the patron saint of "Retouching and Comfy Chairs," spent her twilight years living in peaceful solitude near the Lake of Saint Vector.more >

Saving Form Data in Adobe Reader

I clearly recall the day years ago when I filled out my first neat-o PDF form in Reader — it was an "application for vendor status" form I downloaded from a new client's web site — and it dawned on me that there was no way I could save my entries in the PDF. No Save command. No Save As command. Weird! I had never seen a program without a Save command, I thought it was impossible.

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Quark Coughs up a Real Tryout

Lost in the confusion about multiple betas of QuarkXPress v7 released one right after the other (if it's Tuesday, this must be a Quark beta — obscure old movie reference, sorry kids) is the news that they've done something NEW with their free tryout version.

In the past, I've always distinguished Adobe free tryouts from Quark's with this rule of thumb: Adobe tryouts are full-featured programs that expire in 30 days; Quark tryouts never expire but they're hobbled — you can't Print or Save from them.

Starting with QuarkXPress 7, that's no longer true. more >