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Month: August 2011

Adobe InDesign: Adding Bookmarks for Adobe Acrobat

by Barb Binder Sure, you can add bookmarks in Adobe Acrobat, but should you? Nope, not in my opinion. I teach how to add and edit bookmarks in my Adobe Acrobat classes, but I also take the time to make sure that my Word users know how to create bookmarks from styles using PDFMaker in Word, […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Removing Bold Page Numbers in a Table of Contents

by Barb Binder I like mixing bold headings in my table of contents with regular weight text, but I don’t like the bold leaders and page numbers that go with it: I just think it looks awkward. My preference is to leave all of the generated paragraph formats in regular weight, and then use a character […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: How to Create a Mini-TOC for Individual Chapters

by Barb Binder Most advanced FrameMaker users know how to create a Table of Contents (TOC) for their books, but many don’t know that FrameMaker can also generate a mini-TOC for each chapter. Adding chapter-specific TOCs can be a useful way to navigate to the correct section for those crazy-long books that makes FrameMaker so valuable. […]

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Adobe InDesign: Ten Preferences That Deserve a Second Look

by Barb Binder InDesign ships with default behaviors. Most of us will hunt down and change the ones that really bug us. This list represents some defaults that are mildly annoying. Still, take a look, maybe changing just one of them will brighten up your day. Mac users: start by choosing InDesign > Preferences; Windows users: […]

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Adobe FrameMaker & Adobe InDesign: English International vs English US

by Barb Binder In two recent online classes, one FrameMaker 9/10 and the other InDesign CS5, I noticed that one of my students had inadvertently installed the International English version of their software. The FrameMaker installation was subtle. We didn’t notice it until we got to our spell-check exercise and we watched as FrameMaker flagged “color” […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding a Landscape Page to a Portrait Document

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Oct 5, 2017 Sometimes life gives us very, very wide tables. I always try to squeeze them into my portrait pages. However, sometimes there are just too many columns to fit, and unless I’m going to set the type to a miniscule size, it’s never going to […]

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