To save time when using Find/Change or Item Find/Change, Tips for Item Find/Change Tips for QuarkXPress 8, shrink your document window before performing the search.
That way, your computer only has to redraw a small area of your document each time it finds an occurrence, thus speeding up the display. Also, since the highlighted word appears in a smaller area of your page, you don’t have to work as hard to see it.
Bonus tip: to more easily see each occurrence, increase your view percentage before using Find/Change. This also has the benefit of reducing the number of items XPress has to display.
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.