QuarkXPress can display your text as gray bars whenever you’re zoomed out far enough that reading the text would be pointless. It’s also useful when you’re on a less powerful computer, so that it doesn’t have to use up processor cycles to render text. However, modern computers can easily display all text at all sizes, so here’s how to turn off Greeking:
First, open QuarkXPress’s Preferences. On a Mac, it’s under the QuarkXPress menu. On Windows, it’s under the Edit menu.
In the Preferences dialog choose Print Layout> General and in the Display area uncheck the Greek Text Below checkbox.
(In older versions of QuarkXPress, you’ll find the control here: Preferences> Default Print Layout> Greek Text Below.)
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.