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Real World: Adobe Creative Suite 2 by Steve Werner, Sandee Cohen

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Chapter 15. Automating Your Work

Who wouldn’t like to find faster ways to do the mundane, repetitious work that consumes much of our workdays? In this chapter, you’ll learn how to set up the Creative Suite applications to automate many of these recurrent tasks.

Here’s one example of automation: Part of your job is to regularly resize a large number of images to a predetermined size, convert them from RGB to CMYK for print, and save them to a particular format. This is a perfect candidate for automation. Or another: You regularly receive from a client PDF files that must be checked against a particular set of production standards for output. (We discuss preflighting, the process of analyzing and checking files in a print workflow, in Chapter 16 ...

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