QuarkXPress has a feature that lets you drag over text to select entire words, lines, or paragraphs. Try this: double-click to select a word, triple-click to select a line, or quadruple-click to select a paragraph. Then try holding down the mouse button on the final click — in other words, don’t let up on the final click.
As you then drag your cursor across text, it will only highlight entire words, lines or paragraphs as you touch them. It’s a great way to ensure that you’re selecting entire chunks of text!
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.