Many longtime users of QuarkXPress don’t know that since version 4 there’s been a feature that lets you delete all the colors that aren’t being used in the current Project. Here’s how to make use of it:
Choose Edit> Colors
From the Show popup menu, choose Colors Not Used
Press Command-A (Windows: Ctrl-A) to select all the colors in the Edit Colors dialog. You can also Shift-click to select a range of colors, or Command-click (Windows: Ctrl-click) to select discontiguous items.
Click the Delete button.
Pretty simple, huh? I think it would be more convenient if that feature were in the Colors palette, but Edit> Colors isn’t too bad…
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.