In QuarkXPress 7, the Space/Align feature has been dramatically enhanced.
To quickly get to where you can space or align items, press Ctrl/Command-, (comma). This will display the Space/Align tab on the Measurements palette, where you can space or align to other items, or even to the edge or center of a page.
Notice that the icons show how the items will be aligned.
To repeat a Space/Align command using your most recent settings, just press Command-Option-/ (Mac) or choose Apply Last from the Item> Space/Align menu, or from the contextual menu that appears when you right-click or Control-click with several items selected.
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.