Here’s how to split a chain of linked text boxes in QuarkXPress, while maintaining the text that’s already in each box:
Select a several linked text boxes. Under the script-shaped menu, choose Stories> Unlink Selected Boxes.
If you have QuarkXPress 7 and Quark’s free Quark XPert Tools Pro, use the TextLink palette (Window> TextLink). Just select all the text boxes and click the bottom center button. All the boxes are now unlinked and they retain their text.
TextLink is just one of the 15 handy XTensions included in Quark XPert Tools Pro, available as a free download from their website.
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.