If you have a two-button mouse that lets you program what those buttons do, try programming the second button as a double-click. That way, when you need to select lines or paragraphs of text, you can simply double-click the second button to get a 4-click selection, or single click the first and second buttons to get a triple-click. It actually saves a lot of time when editing text, since in QuarkXPress you use a quadruple-click to select an entire paragraph, and a triple-click to select a line of text.
You’ll usually find the button options in the Preference Pane associated with your mouse or trackball.
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.