The August 6th Design Tools Weekly podcast mentions DragNCopy, a terrific free XTension from Badia Software that lets you duplicate items by simply holding the Option key while dragging. DragNCopy also remembers the offsets of the last drag and copy operation, so you can generate additional duplications simply by pressing Command-D. (Mac only.)
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.