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Kevin Slimp is a favorite speaker and trainer in the publishing world. He can be reached at kevin@kevinslimp.com.

Current Newsletter

Free On-Site Training Available For Your Newspaper Staff

Jan 03, 2022 at 10:15 am by INT

In my end-of-year column last month, I mentioned that newspapers and magazines are uniquely positioned to utilize government grants to pay for on-site training. I first became.... Read More

Hard Drive Failure! Here's what I've found to revive dead drives

Jan 03, 2022 at 10:00 am by INT

A couple of months ago, I wrote a column referring to the multiple backup drives on my desk, in addition to the off-site backup I utilize. I mentioned that I keep several driv.... Read More

Recent Columns

Keeping Up With Styles

Oct 17, 2017 at 03:50 pm by staff

Speeding up your workflow while improving your design in Adobe InDesign At the 21st session of the Newspaper Institute last week, Ed Henninger and I did something we've neve.... Read More

Sharpening Your Focus

Sep 13, 2017 at 03:54 pm by staff

Focus groups can change the way you create your newspaper I guess it comes with experience (that sounds better than "age"). In the "old days" when I visited a newspaper, it wa.... Read More

Online Training Available at Newspaper Academy

Mar 06, 2017 at 04:20 pm by staff

NewspaperAcademy.com features training you need from people you trust. Join Kevin Slimp, Ed Henninger, John Hatcher, Tim Smith and other trusted names in newspaper training fo.... Read More

Meeting Deadline: Learning to Get Along

Jan 27, 2017 at 01:09 pm by staff

A few years ago, I spent several days with a newspaper in Tennessee. They were converting from an editorial workflow based on QuarkXPress to InDesign and asked if I would be o.... Read More

Know When to Fold Them

Nov 21, 2016 at 09:54 am by staff

While in Minnesota last week, I had an assignment similar to assignments I've had many times during the past 20 years: to spend a day with a small community newspaper group, m.... Read More

This Story is About Hamburgers: If you think it's about something else, you are wrong

Nov 21, 2016 at 09:37 am by staff

This story is about hamburgers. Nothing else, just hamburgers. If you think it's about something other than hamburgers, you are mistaken. This story is simply about hamburgers.... Read More

Learning what I can from really smart people: Interviews with experts yield valuable information

Oct 11, 2016 at 08:45 am by staff

I live a charmed life. Last week, I spent four days with nine of the top newspaper experts in the business, along with journalists from 22 states at The Newspaper Institute in.... Read More

Iris Chyi, John Oliver and hundreds of journalists leave me no choice but to write this column

Sep 02, 2016 at 08:14 am by staff

Those of you who write columns for a living know what I'm talking about. This is one of those days when I'm not sure what to write. It's not that I lack subject matter. The op.... Read More

Pressing Issues

Jul 14, 2016 at 11:34 am by staff

If a person hangs around long enough, he's bound to get noticed. That's my theory anyway. When asked why I receive so many requests for help from newspapers, I simply mark it.... Read More

Common Sense Pays Off

Jul 14, 2016 at 11:05 am by staff

Doggone that Joey Young. And doggone that Al Cross, too. While we're at it, doggone the managing editor of that daily in Tennessee and the journalist from the metro paper who.... Read More

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Kevin offers online training at BrainCast.BIZ

Nov 13, 2007 at 09:45 pm by staff

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Familiar Problem With Photoshop Leads To Embarrassment

Nov 03, 2007 at 05:04 pm by staff

In my business, nothing is more embarrassing than having a computer glitch in front of an audience. Fortunately, that hasn’t happened to me in a long time. Well, not until rec.... Read More

Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign Questions dominate e-mail this month

Oct 06, 2007 at 11:02 am by staff

While traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast and back three times over the past three weeks, I’ve noticed a significant increase in the amount of e-mail I receive fro.... Read More

Create Pagination Workflow With Remote Users Utilizing InCopy CS3

Aug 02, 2007 at 02:33 pm by staff

If you’ve been reading this column for long, you know that I’m a big fan of Adobe InDesign. If you’ve been paying close attention, you’ve probably heard me mention InDesign’s.... Read More

Metro Creative Graphics Debuts ADS on Demand

Jul 03, 2007 at 03:35 pm by staff

I run across quite a few software vendors as I travel from one convention to another. Every now and then, I’ll see a new product that looks like it has potential for our indus.... Read More

Photoshop CS3: Worth the Price of an Upgrade?

Jun 02, 2007 at 02:15 pm by staff

I try to offer some variety in my columns, but sometimes it’s hard. Most of the e-mail requests I receive are related to Acrobat (PDF files), Photoshop and InDesign. All Adobe.... Read More

PDF Problems Lead List of Problems Faced By Readers This Month

May 03, 2007 at 07:05 pm by staff

I had great expectations for today. After spending three hours on the phone with a software representative, I realized the product I planned to review isn?t quite ready for pr.... Read More

What Have They Done To My InDesign?

Mar 29, 2007 at 10:30 pm by staff

Holy Moly! I

Adobe Unleashes Creative Suite 3 Product Line

Mar 27, 2007 at 08:31 pm by staff

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Adobe Sheds Light on Photo Editing with Photoshop Lightroom

Mar 02, 2007 at 06:01 am by staff

In late 2005, I received an e-mail from a colleague at Apple concerning the release of their product, Aperture. Aperture is a photo-editing program developed with the professi.... Read More

A Little Relief for Powerbook and Notebook Users

Jul 23, 2004 at 03:03 pm by staff

There are no desktop computers on my desk. I like the freedom of taking my computer wherever I go. There are some disadvantages to working on a notebook system. One is that th.... Read More

Stopping the Spread of Spam to My PC

Jul 23, 2004 at 02:58 pm by staff

Recent surveys indicate somewhere between 60 and 85 percent of all email is spam. It amazes most observers when they learn that I receive approximately 400 to 500 such message.... Read More

Kevin reviews hardware, software and book for newspaper designers

Jun 28, 2004 at 04:01 pm by staff

So many products, so little time. With the release of several major software titles over the past few months, we

Favorite Product List Summer 2004

Jun 01, 2004 at 04:50 pm by staff

Each year I take the opportunity to create a list of my favorite software and hardware products for newspapers. This list is by no means exhaustive. It merely represents an at.... Read More

Updated Utilities Ease Use of OS X and Windows

May 06, 2004 at 10:38 pm by staff

With an ever increasing number of newspapers utilizing OS X and Windows XP, it

Latest Books Offer Training in Creative Suite and QuarkXPress

Mar 24, 2004 at 01:43 pm by staff

What request do I receive most often from newspapers? Lately, it

InCopy CS: Bringing newspapers into the world of managed workflows

Feb 26, 2004 at 11:39 am by staff

By the time most folks read this, we will have just completed the Spring Session of the Institute of Newspaper Technology. The months leading up to an Institute session are fi.... Read More

Fixing Problem PDF Files Easier With PDF Enhancer

Jan 02, 2004 at 01:22 pm by staff

Every now and then you come upon a software application that makes you ask yourself,

Peachpit Releases Titles For Newspaper Paginators

Dec 01, 2003 at 08:10 am by staff

With all the new versions of software on the market, newspaper designers find themselves looking for training on a regular basis. Here are two of my favorite new titles: Ad.... Read More

Newspapers Find Alternative to Microsoft Office

Dec 01, 2003 at 08:02 am by staff

If you