Tag Archive | "layout"

QuarkXPress trick: delete pages to reassign masters

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Sometimes a well-meaning client wants to tweak a project, but messes up the assignments of master pages. Just yesterday I was working on a book and noticed that the document pages had shifted in an upredictable way. Rather than manually dragging the pages around in the Page Layout palette, I made use of a little-known […]

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Tips for nudging items in QuarkXPress

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Many designers like to nudge items around a page by using the arrow keys on their keyboard. In QuarkXPress, each tap of the arrow key moves the selected item(s) by one point (1 pt). But if you hold down the Shift key while pressing an arrow key, the item will move 10 times that distance, […]

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Mastering Palette Sets in QuarkXPress 10

Friday, February 7, 2014


You can customize the workspace in QuarkXPress 10 to an amazing degree. And for Mac users, it’s even more powerful. For example, if you’re more comfortable with the way Microsoft and Adobe’s arrange their palettes (where the panels & options bar sit at the top of your display), you can easily do that in QuarkXPress. […]

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Video: Create mirrored text in QuarkXPress

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Quark has a 1-minute video that shows a nifty trick for creating mirrored text in QuarkXPress. Watch it here. The technique involves converting the text to a picture box, flipping it vertically, and filling it with a linear blend from black to transparent.

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