One of the most outrageous and unique new features introduced in QuarkXPress 7 (and continued in QuarkXPress 8) is Shared Content. Imagine being able to have multiple copies of an item, on separate pages, or even in separate Layouts within a Project, and when you change one, all the others change as well.
But this “synchronization” goes farther than that: you can control whether the item’s properties and/or the properties of the item’s content changes. In other words, the color, size, opacity, etc., of a box can be synchronized, while the content can remain free to be different in each box. Or, the content of the box (text or picture) can be synchronized, while the box itself can look quite different in different instances.
Come see what I mean in this 13-minute video tutorial, courtesy of our friends at Lynda.com. They were gracious enough to share a selection of chapters from my “QuarkXPress 7 New Features” video training, so I hand-picked several that I thought would be most appealing to new users of QuarkXPress 7 and QuarkXPress 8.
This is the sixth in the series. You can also watch my previous videos “Using Photoshop Files in QuarkXPress“, “The Amazing (and overlooked) Glyphs Palette!“, “Using Picture Effects to Edit Images in QuarkXPress“, “Alpha Channels” and “Multiple Windows“, “Alpha Channels“,
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.