That’s the question I was asked. What they meant was: when they changed Quark’s preference to “Single Layout Mode” when no document was open, why didn’t it apply to all subsequently created documents?
Well, yeah. That’s what I want to know. Contrary to the way Preferences works in every other case, if you set that preference with no document open, QuarkXPress 7 will still create every new document with multiple layouts enabled. In other words, you have to do this dance for every new document.
Fortunately for We Who Have Upgraded, QuarkXPress 8 fixes that, and it also offers a “single layout mode” checkbox in the New Project dialog box when you’re creating a new project. (That checkbox is also available in QuarkXPress 7 if you’ve installed Quark’s free XPert PageSets XTension.)
By the way, here’s how to enable Single Layout mode:
Go to Preferences (on a Mac: QuarkXPress Preferences or on Windows: Edit Preferences). In the Project area, click General and tick the Single Layout Mode checkbox. This will change that one project to Single Layout mode.
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.