Today’s tip comes from John Brandt, the creator of Special Character Shortcuts v.1.2, which we published on Sept 20. John writes:
For a complete set of QuarkXPress keyboard shortcuts for special characters (and for everything else), select Help> Help Topics from the menu bar in QuarkXPress. Click the Index tab. Click, search or scroll to Keyboard commands. Select Text commands (or other desired category) for your platform. Mac shortcuts are on the left, Windows on the right.
If you prefer a printed manual, it can be ordered from Quark by phone or on the Web. But PDF version is installed with your application: open the QuarkXPress 7 folder within your Applications folder, open the Documents folder, then English (or your language if not English). The manual is called Guide to QuarkXPress.pdf.
Within the manual, the keyboard shortcuts for Quark’s invisible characters begin on page 132. And go ahead, take some time to read the entire “Working with glyphs” chapter. It’s quite enlightening.
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.