Tips

A Few Quick Tips for Working with PDFs

Compiled by The ETMG Production Team   At ETMG, we field a lot of questions about working in, and with, a number of programs Acrobat and working with PDFs. Here are our frequently asked questions on Acrobat and our PDF tips: Q:  How can I make my PDF easier for my readers to navigate? A: […]

PDFs vs. Source Files

  Another commonly asked question often answered by the ETMG Production Team. Q: Is a PDF an acceptable source file? A: No, not for editing text or altering graphics. Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to represent documents independently of application software. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout […]

Word Up! Quick Tips on Microsoft Word

Compiled by the ETMG Production Team   Over the years, we’ve had to field a number of questions about page layout and word processing in Word. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and our tips for success: “How can I eliminate orphans (the single word left alone at the bottom of […]

Locating the Source of a Stock Image

  Need to find the origin of an image? Try dragging and dropping the photo into Google Image search. You can do this using Google Chrome and you’ll discover all the places the image exists on the web and you’ll likely find the creator of the image pretty quickly. If you’re not using Google Chrome, and […]

The Basics of Editing: What is Proofreading?

By Connie Howard-ETMG Writer Because we create a lot of copy around here and work with our clients’ copy too, we do a lot of proofreading. Proofreading was originally defined as the process of reading printer’s proofs. Today, proofreading encompasses reading any copy, for digital or print, to find and mark errors. Proofreading finds and […]