Here’s a little tip that may help you with text-related shortcuts in QuarkXPress: they’re almost all the same as the shortcuts in Microsoft Word. That’s because Quark adopted Word’s shortcuts when they wrote QuarkXPress back in the late 1980s.
For example, want to check the spelling of a story? Press Command-Option-L (Windows: Ctrl-Alt L), for speLLLLLing, I suppose.
Want larger text? Press Command-Shift->. That’s for “greater than”. Want smaller text? Yep, it’s Command-Shift-< (less than).
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.