To print an item in QuarkXPress that lives on the pasteboard, just be sure that some part of its box slightly overlaps the page, even if you have to hide it with a paper-colored box. Then, XPress will print as much of that item as will fit on the paper in your printer. This can be useful for fold marks and notes to your production people.
For example, there are three items below. The text box and the dashed rule extend onto the page slightly, while the paper-colored (white) box covers the area where the text box and dashed rule extend onto the page area. Conveniently, the paper-colored box also has a text runaround assigned to it, so that the text gets bumped off the page, but will still print outside the page area.
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.