It may not be obvious how to copy pages from one document to another in QuarkXPress. The key is to view your documents in Thumbnail view:
Open both documents, and then in each document, choose View> Thumbnails. Then, simply click and drag the page(s) from one document window to another.
Here are some speed tips: if you do this a lot, learn to press Shift-F6 to switch to Thumbnails view, or click into the Magnification field in the bottom left of your Layout window and type a T.
For Mac-using keyboard jockeys who often access the Magnification field, just press Control-V to get into the View field, then type T to switch to Thumbnails view. In other words, Control-V, then T.
You may want to Tile the documents to see both at once: in QuarkXPress 6 and above, choose Window> Tile.
You can also perform both tricks at once: if you hold down the Option or Alt key while choosing Window> Tile, all your open Layouts will switch to Thumbnails view and be tiled to fit your display.
One last tip: if you want to copy multiple pages, just hold down the Shift key to select multiple contiguous pages, or the Command key to select non-contiguous pages. (Windows: Ctrl)
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.