QuarkXPress Text Shortcuts = Word’s Text Shortcuts

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).