Nicolas Carcano

A native speaker of Spanish, Nicolás has expert skills on both Mac and PC platforms with many DTP applications including Adobe Tech Comm Suite, specifically structured and unstructured FrameMaker, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and others. He also has advanced skills in Microsoft Office products like PowerPoint and Word, as well as Quark.

  • InDesign: Making Motion Paths for Animation

    InDesign: Making Motion Paths for Animation

    Animation effects let you make objects move in your exported files. For example, you can apply a motion preset to an image or text that appears and disappears or move in from the left side of the righ

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  • InDesign or FrameMaker: Which to Use?

    InDesign or FrameMaker: Which to Use?

    A common question desktop publishers frequently hear is, “which software is better: InDesign or FrameMaker?” The answer depends on what type of project you have to do. If you can answer that, you will

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  • Tips for Using InDesign Table Styles

    Tips for Using InDesign Table Styles

    A table style is a collection of table formatting attributes, such as table borders and row and column strokes, which can be applied in a single step.

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  • Document Translation Tips: Effectively Comment in PDFs

    Document Translation Tips: Effectively Comment in PDFs

    This blog will cover the most effective ways to comment in PDFs for document localization projects.

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  • The Importance of Using Styles in FrameMaker

    The Importance of Using Styles in FrameMaker

    When you need to produce a document, any word processor you choose will likely have the option of working with styles.

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  • How to Create a Footnote with InDesign CC 2017

    How to Create a Footnote with InDesign CC 2017

    In this blog I will share a small, but great improvement Adobe introduced in InDesign CC 2017 for footnotes.

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  • New Illustrator CC Feature: Adobe Portfolio

    New Illustrator CC Feature: Adobe Portfolio

    Have you heard of the new Illustrator CC feature Adobe Portfolio? Well, you have now! Adobe continues to release many new features and it can be difficult to keep up with all the information and...

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  • InDesign: Working With Overset Text After Translation

    InDesign: Working With Overset Text After Translation

    One of the most common issues that occurs when adjusting the layout of a document after translation is text frame overset caused by the text expansion. In this blog, I will cover some...

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  • The Difference between JPEG and GIF and Which to Use

    The Difference between JPEG and GIF and Which to Use

    There are so many extensions for images, including: .gif, .jpg, .png, .tiff and .bmp. Knowing which one to use can be confusing and you always want to have the correct one for the design output...

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  • Best Practices for Preparing Files for Structured FrameMaker Localization

    Best Practices for Preparing Files for Structured FrameMaker Localization

    Localizing a Structured FrameMaker file is not so different from localizing an Unstructured FrameMaker file. However, there are a couple of things we should know before preparing the files for...

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  • How to Use Adobe Typekit Fonts

    How to Use Adobe Typekit Fonts

    To create appealing and appropriate designs, it's important to have a selection of fonts to choose from, especially if you are working with multiple languages. However, accessing a useful library...

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  • Adobe InDesign CC 2015 Publish Online Feature

    Adobe InDesign CC 2015 Publish Online Feature

    One of the new greatest and latest features in InDesign CC 2015 is the Publish Online feature. This was introduced in August of 2015. This blog will give you a brief overview of how to Publish...

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  • Illustrator: Working with Composite Font for Japanese

    Illustrator: Working with Composite Font for Japanese

    Illustrator has an excellent feature for working with Japanese text that many users may not be aware of: Composite Font. When creating composite fonts you can mix characters from Japanese and...

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  • InDesign CC 2015 New Features: Shading and Graphic Cells

    InDesign CC 2015 New Features: Shading and Graphic Cells

    I like to share the features that are introduced with each new version of InDesign, especially if they can help improve designing layouts and help apply best practices for localization. I would...

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  • What is a Click on your Content Worth?

    What is a Click on your Content Worth?

    Information is readily available for almost any query, and companies are racing to capture peoples' interests and attention spans. Creating informative, relevant and engaging content is the best...

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  • Adobe FrameMaker 2015 Release: Top 5 Features

    Adobe FrameMaker 2015 Release: Top 5 Features

    Each time Adobe releases a new version of FrameMaker, it generates great expectations. This version is no exception. It offers highly anticipated new features, particularly for the translation...

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  • Working with Fonts in MS Word

    Working with Fonts in MS Word

    Microsoft Word has been the most popular word processing software since the 1980's. People share files every day without paying much attention to the fonts used. Font details may be irrelevant for...

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  • InDesign: EPUB Interactivity Panel

    InDesign: EPUB Interactivity Panel

    InDesign introduced new features for EPUB files with the release of the 2014.1 version. The feature I would like to highlight is the EPUB Interactivity Panel. This new panel allows you to see...

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  • Adobe Bridge and Localization Project File Management

    Adobe Bridge and Localization Project File Management

    In a previous blog I discussed, in detail, Adobe Bridge and how it works. For this post, I would like to list my top 5 reasons why you should be using Adobe Bridge for your project file...

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  • Adobe Illustrator: Touch Type, Editable Text for Translation

    Adobe Illustrator: Touch Type, Editable Text for Translation

    Adobe's continual updates to their vector software has resulted in Illustrator being one of their best products. The latest Illustrator feature available is the Touch Type tool. This new option...

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