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Adobe FrameMaker: More on customizing a table of contents

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 In a previous post, Adobe FrameMaker: Adding Tabs to a Table of Contents, I talked about how to use the TOC Reference page to add the missing tab between a table of contents text entry and the page number that follows it. Here […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding tabs to a table of contents

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 “Discoverable”. That’s a new Adobe buzzword for features that users can discover on their own. I’d say that adding a tab character between the entries and page numbers in a table of contents does not fall into that category. One of my most […]

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Adobe InDesign CS5: Creating & Editing Paragraph Styles

by Barb Binder I love almost everything about Adobe InDesign, but if you forced me to focus on the one feature I couldn’t live without, it would have to be paragraph styles. One can design beautiful documents in InDesign without them, but why would you? There are three reasons why you should consider using styles on […]

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Adobe Acrobat 9: Expand Your PDF Portfolio Layout Options

by David R. Mankin By now, many of you have discovered the most amazing new feature of Acrobat 9 Professional – the PDF Portfolio.  The PDF Portfolio is a unique and exciting type of file that allows you to share and distribute ANY type of file – not just PDFs.  These files are wrapped up in a […]

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Adobe InDesign: Turning off Hyphenation

by Barb Binder What do religion, politics and hyphenation have in common? These are emotional subjects for most of my students, and I try to keep discussion on all three of them out of the classroom. If you are thinking that hyphenation couldn’t possibly fall into that category, then you probably haven’t spent much time teaching […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: But I Don’t Want a Plain Round Bullet

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Feb 23, 2017 [Author’s Note: to watch a video on defining custom bullets in Adobe FrameMaker 11, check out FrameMaker for Word: Custom Bullets on Adobe TV] Bullets live in the Numbering Properties of the Paragraph Designer. If you are willing to use a plain, round bullet • you […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: How to Restart a Numbered List

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated Oct 20, 2016 FrameMaker offers us two ways to restart numbered lists in our documents: a manual technique and an automatic option. Restarting a List Manually Let’s start by examining the manual option, which is built into the Paragraph Catalog of all new FrameMaker documents.  If you […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Deleting Empty Pages

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Aug 31, 2020 For those of you transitioning to FrameMaker from Microsoft Word, the empty pages left at the end of a document can be bothersome. The first rule to learn is that the single fastest way to delete empty pages is to save your document. When […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Custom Table Rules

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Dec 3, 2016 Ever wondered how to edit the rules listed in Table Designer? When you are designing a new table format, or refining an existing one, you need to make decisions about how the ruling lines should look in your tables. When you go to […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Why Can’t I Edit my Document?

by Barb Binder Updated for FrameMaker 2015 on May 3, 2016 FrameMaker has had a view-only option for as long as I can remember. Long before most of us began using Acrobat for view-only file distribution, a product called FrameViewer was available to address that need for early FrameMaker users. The idea was that you could […]

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