Most QuarkXPress users know that to break a chain of text boxes, you grab the Unlinking tool (the broken chain), click on any of the linked boxes, and then click on the tail feathers of the arrow pointing to the box you want to unlink. This breaks the chain, disconnecting all boxes after it.
However, it’s not obvious how to remove one box while keeping the boxes before and after it linked. To do that, just grab the Unlinking tool, hold down the Shift key, and click on the box you want to remove. It will be removed from the chain, and the boxes before and after it will pretend it never existed.
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.