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DesignGeek #62

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April 25, 2007 - 3:19pm

Faster Searching in Big PDFs

Does this sound familiar: You open a huge PDF and need to quickly find the page containing the topic you're interested in. (We'll assume this PDF has no bookmarks or a linked TOC that will suffice.) 

Our Google-ized instincts immediately reach for the Find (Command/Control-F) field to enter the word or phrase we're looking for. Acrobat (or Reader, doesn't matter) finds the first couple of instances in a reasonable amount of time, but soon it slows to a crawl as we click Find Next one too many times and it hits a dry patch. 

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Pimp My CS3

Like a number of other Adobe CS3 users, I was initially aghast at the suite's new icons when they first showed them to the world late last year.

Adobe Systems — the company with the legacy of some of the most creative icons in the history of interface design, from renditions of Venus de Milo to color-enhanced X-Ray photography of starfish and butterflies — this same company was *seriously* considering icons that were colored squares and two-letter program name mnemonics? Were they kidding?

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See Me, Hear Me

Back in November, Adobe asked me if I'd be interested in recording a bunch of video tutorials on InDesign CS3. Well, not Adobe itself; but a nice woman who *worked* for Adobe asked me.

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