Quark’s most recent email newsletter reminded me of a useful trick for forcing a paragraph to begin at the top of a page. For example, let’s say you’re laying out a book and always want a chapter head to begin at the top of a page. When defining the paragraph style sheet for your Chapter Head, just add a very large amount of Space Before to its attributes, like this:
Because the text box is shorter than the amount in the Space Before field (in this case, 10″), the paragraph will be forced to the top of the next text box in the chain!
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.