Here’s a helpful tip for Mac users:
The Edit Original feature in QuarkXPress is handy for instantly editing a picture in its original application — just double-click the picture. However, there’s a helpful-yet-hidden feature that lets you open the folder containing the picture, without opening the picture file itself.
Just choose Utilities> Usage and click on the Show button while holding down the Command key. The Finder will then open the folder and highlight the graphic file.
Here’s another hidden feature: if you want to copy the information in the More Information box, just select it and press Command-C (Windows: Ctr-C). You can then paste it into any application.
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.