QuarkXPress 8 adds a powerful new way to work with Master Pages: the Master Page toggle button. You’ll find it at the bottom left of the project window, just to the left of the horizontal scroll bar.
When you click this button, your page view will swap between the same position on the project page and on the master page on which it is based. So, if you’re zoomed in on a detail on your page, you can instantly view that same area on the master page, just by clicking this button.
For even greater power when using it, try opening a new window on your project (Window> New Window or Window> Split Window…).
Then, you can watch in real time as the adjustments you make to your master page affects your project page. Cool!
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.