In QuarkXPress 6 or higher, if you’d like to set one character in the Zapf Dingbats font, press Option-Command-Z (Windows: Alt-Ctrl-Z), then type the dingbat character. XPress will switch to Zapf Dingbats for one character, then revert back to whatever font you were previously using.
Second tip: to type one character in the Symbol font, press Option-Command-Q (Windows: Alt-Ctrl-Q).
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.