When importing a video file onto a page in QuarkXPress, InDesign, or any other application, it’s best to let the program create the container for you.
In other words, don’t create a box or frame, and then import the video. Instead, choose File> Import and then click onto your page. That way, the program creates a box or frame exactly the size of the video file. If you try to import a video file into an existing container, it may be cropped — and fixing that can be challenging.
(Thanks to Steve Werner at InDesign Magazine for the reminder!)
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.