QuarkXPress 7 includes an XPert BoxTools XTension that automatically fits a text box to the text that’s inside it.
Choose Window> XPert BoxTools> Fit Text.
Then select an option for expanding or contracting the text box to fit its text:
either from the bottom, right side, left side, or top. Click the Fit button and the box will resize to perfectly fit its content.
You can watch a 1.5 minute video tutorial that demonstrates this feature here.
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.