Ctrl+click (Mac OS) or right+click (Windows) items in your layout and you will open a context menu of commands relevant to the selected item automatically.
This is especially useful if you are a beginner because it saves you from navigating through the main program menus for the right commands every time.
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.