There are some actions that seem impossible when using the Content tool rather than the Item tool — for example, copying or deleting the item itself.
Here’s how to do the seemingly impossible:
To copy an item when you have the Content tool activated, just press Command-Option-C (Mac) or Control-Alt-C (Windows).
To delete an item, press Command-Shift-K (Mac — think “kill”) or Control-Alt-X (Windows).
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.