Keyboard Shortcuts For Switching Tools in QuarkXPress 8 & 9

When you’re not working with text in QuarkXPress 8 and above, you can press the following keys on your keyboard to switch between tools:

V = Item tool

T = Text Content tool, Text Linking tool, Text Unlinking tool

R = Picture Content tool

B = Rectangle Box tool, Oval Box tool, Star Box tool, Composition Zones tool

L = Line tool

P = Bézier Pen tool, Add Point tool, Remove Point tool, Convert Point tool, Scissors tool, Select Point tool, Freehand Drawing tool

G = Table tool Z = Zoom tool

Also note: you can cycle through tools that share the same shortcut key by pressing that key repeatedly. (For example, the Text Linking tools that are nestled with the Text Content tool.)