It’s easy to put graphics on a path in QuarkXPress.
Here’s what to do:
- Use any of the text-path tools (freehand, Bézier, etc.) to create a path.
- Copy the picture box, and paste it as an anchored object into the “text” that would normally be along that path.
That’s it! If you want the path to be a basic shape such as an oval or rectangle, use the oval or rectangle tool to create the box, then choose Item> Shape> Freehand line, then Item> Content> Text. Use the Scissors tool to cut the path. Get the Text tool and click on the outside of the item. Any picture box you paste will then flow around the outside of the item, as if it were text.
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.