A useful and unique feature to QuarkXPress is the ability to see all the plates used for each layer, directly from within the Print dialog box.
This can be used to check what colors have been used and to ensure that you don’t accidentally output, for instance, a layer with spot colors if it is a CMYK-only job.
This tip is from “Revealing Tips: Jonathan Ferman Tips His QuarkXPress Hand,” published in X-Ray Magazine, V4N5 and continued in V5N1. Check out those issues for a collection of timesaving tips and cool QuarkXPress tricks.
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.