When you’re in Acrobat (or any application, including QuarkXPress!), try right-clicking (or Control-clicking) on items and empty spaces in your document — and on items in palettes ad panels.
In Acrobat, you can right-click on a page to access Add Sticky Note, Add Bookmark, Document Properties and Page Display Preferences. If you right-click on a page in the Pages panel, you can access Extract Pages and Replace Pages.
In QuarkXPress… well, just click around to see the dozens of intelligent options that pop up!
OK, here’s a favorite: right-click on an empty area of the page to bring up an Export to PDF option.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.