If the text wrap behavior of QuarkXPress isn’t doing what you’d like, you can change it. For example, if new page items are causing text to wrap, you can change the default so that new items don’t cause text wrap.
Just double-click the icon in the Tools palette that you’d like to control (for example, a picture box). In the resulting dialog box, click the Modify button, and in the Runaround tab, change Type to None. (Or, choose Item as the Runaround type, and then type in your preferred runaround distances.)
If you make the above change while a document is open, the change will apply to that document only. If you make your change with no documents open, it will apply to all new documents.
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.