It’s not obvious how to select and edit one item in a group in QuarkXPress without ungrouping the group. Here’s how:
Use the Content (hand) tool to click on any item without first clicking on the group. The key is to NOT select the group before editing.
If you want to resize a box or rule (line) in the group, just drag one of its handles.
If you want to move a box or rule within the group, hold down the Command key (Windows: Ctrl key) — the Content tool will temporarily turn into the Item tool. You can then drag the item to a new position.
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.