Sometimes, you just want a copy of a picture file that has been imported into a QuarkXPress layout. You don’t care where the original lives on your hard drive or network, and you certainly don’t want to have to go find it. All you want is a quick copy of that picture file.
If you’re on a Mac, QuarkXPress offers an easy way to copy a picture file from a picture box to anywhere on your hard drive. Just select the picture box, and then under the script-shaped menu, choose Images> Copy to Folder…. Choose a destination, and the original picture file will be copied into it.
(By the way, this feature appeared way back in QuarkXPress 4 and has been carried forward ever since.)
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.