By Gini Courter | Monday, May 25, 2015
You already know that a table of contents makes it easier for your readers to work with long documents of 10 or more pages. They give printed documents a sophisticated look and feel, and add ebook-like navigation to onscreen documents.
But did you know that tables of contents are wicked easy to create and update in Microsoft Word? I created the following table of contents with just three clicks—and so can you. Here’s how!
By Mike Rankin | Thursday, February 12, 2015
Imagine you’re a designer laying out a 500-page book in InDesign, with all kinds of page types—various front matter, end matter, body text, chapter openers, etc.
Would you try to build each of those pages manually, starting with a blank page every time? Or would you reach for a tool that would allow you to easily create all those pages with the speed and consistency of professional-quality work?
Fortunately, just such a tool exists in InDesign: master pages.
In this article, I’m going to show you how InDesign master pages work.
You can also watch my lynda.com course Creating Long Documents with InDesign CC for a complete long-document workflow—including how to use master pages.
By Curt Frye | Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Ever accidentally leave tracked changes in your Microsoft Word document for all the world to see?
I’m going to show you how visible changes in a Word document recently got a political leader in trouble—and how you can use Word’s Document Inspector to avoid making those same embarrassing mistakes in your own docs.
By lynda.com | Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Document templates in Microsoft Word 2013 are a big time-saver—especially when the documents you’re writing on a day-to-day basis have the same structure and format, like invoices or standard email replies.
A template is something you create once but can use over and over again. Using a Word template will save you time—and eliminate the hassle of starting from scratch each time.
Let’s get started on making a template in Word.
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