Because our friends over at Lynda.com were gracious enough to share a selection of chapters from my “QuarkXPress 7 New Features” video training, I hand-picked several that I thought would be most appealing to new users of QuarkXPress 7 and QuarkXPress 8.
This is the first in the series, and it focuses on the new Multiple Windows feature in QuarkXPress 7 and 8. You can use it in two ways:
First way: you can open multiple windows in a single Project, for several reasons:
- To see how local changes affect the project elsewhere — for example, if you edit text at the beginning of a chain of text boxes, what happens at the end?
- It’s also handy when you need to access more than one area of a Project — for example, when copying and pasting separate bits of text from one page to another, or from one Layout to another.
- Get a close-up view in one window, and a birds-eye view of the same page in another window.
- Other uses I haven’t thought of: post your own uses in the Comments section below!
Second way: you can also split one window into multiple Panes, to view multiple pages or Layouts within one giant window — this helps with window management.
Sound interesting? See exactly how to do it in this video:
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.