QuarkXPress 6, 5 and 4 have a frustrating inability to remember any attributes you’ve applied to a picture box when you replace the picture in the picture box.
For example, when replacing a low-res version of a picture with a high-res version, any offset and scaling values you applied to the original box are lost.
These two free XTensions solve that problem:
- For QuarkXPress 6, use Badia’s ReplaceInPlace.
- For QuarkXPress 4 and 5, use Markzware’s PictAttributes XT.
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.