If you find yourself constantly juggling folders when in Quark’s File> Open/Import/Save dialog boxes, try setting up a default folder for each! Tucked away in the Preferences is Default Path:
As you can see, you can assign a folder where Quark will first go when you invoke a dialog box that wants a location to save a file or get some content. You can assign a different location for each kind of import — in this example, Quark will show my “Pictures for QXP” folder whenever I ask it to import a picture.
This feature is especially helpful in workgroups, because you’ll often be opening files from one folder, importing pictures from another, importing text from a third, and saving to a fourth. Quark can handle it all for you!
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.