It’s remarkably easy to make a copy of a page item(s) exactly on top of itself. In QuarkXPress 6 and above, just select the item(s), copy them (Edit> Copy), then choose Paste In Place from the Edit menu, or type Command-Option-Shift-V.
This will paste the items in the exact same location as where they were copied from — which is also useful for copying items from page to page.
In QuarkXPress 5 and earlier, go to Item> Step and Repeat…, and enter 1 for the number of steps, and 0 for both offset values. You will create a copy exactly on top of the original(s).
Even quicker: teach your fingers to type Command-Option-R, 1, tab, 0, tab, 0, Return.
(Windows users: replace Command with Ctrl and replace Option with Alt.)
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.