The Best Tips & Tricks from Quark’s Forums

Quark’s Matthias Guenther compiled his favorite tips & tricks that were posted by users in Quark’s forum. See the collection at http://forums.quark.com/t/377.aspx, or click the links below:

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QuarkXPress Tips & Tricks

Drawing, graphics, illustrations, AI

Better custom sharp shadows on text
http://forums.quark.com/p/339/901.aspx#901

Get paths from Illustrator as native QuarkXPress bezier curves
http://forums.quark.com/t/370.aspx

Create a pie
http://forums.quark.com/t/325.aspx

Mirror shapes
http://forums.quark.com/t/306.aspx

Images, Pictures, PSD

Scale pictures more than 1000% or less than 10%
http://forums.quark.com/p/371/1003.aspx#1003

Pictures to run with text
http://forums.quark.com/t/305.aspx

Multiple picture import / drag & drop
http://labs.quark.com/projectdetail.aspx?did=17
http://forums.quark.com/t/344.aspx

Assign a shortcut key to “fit proportionally” images
http://forums.quark.com/p/8122/34340.aspx#34371

Text, typography, Word & Excel import

Automatically growing text boxes
http://forums.quark.com/t/373.aspx

Text boxes with columns with different width
http://forums.quark.com/p/372/1007.aspx#1007

Sort text in QuarkXPress
http://forums.quark.com/p/7538/31723.aspx#31723

Bullets
http://forums.quark.com/p/380/1050.aspx#1050

Import of large Excel tables (multiple pages)
http://forums.quark.com/p/320/814.aspx#810

Add line numbers to text
http://forums.quark.com/p/304/698.aspx#698

Auto-number (e.g. for tickets)
http://forums.quark.com/p/304/747.aspx#747

Have both page numbers of a spread on a single page
http://forums.quark.com/p/15068/82747.aspx#82747

Search and replace special characters
http://forums.quark.com/t/284.aspx

Search and replace several replace pairs in one go
http://forums.quark.com/p/22264/90179.aspx#90179

Automatically replace URLs by hyperlinks that can be exported live into PDF:
http://forums.quark.com/t/10475.aspx

Style sheet that forces a page break
http://forums.quark.com/p/7725/32441.aspx#32441

Circular text or text on a curve
http://forums.quark.com/t/334.aspx

How to evenly distribute tabs in a text box
http://forums.quark.com/t/25894.aspx

Boxes

Cut/Copy boxes without switching to Item Tool
http://forums.quark.com/t/22428.aspx#90504

Prep, Prefs, Pages, document construction

Master pages based on master pages (workaround)
http://forums.quark.com/t/374.aspx

Output

Export QuarkXPress document (groups) as JPEG or GIF
http://forums.quark.com/t/21170.aspx

Export QuarkXPress document (layout) as layered TIFF
http://forums.quark.com/t/21171.aspx

Other

Create a custom color scheme for QuarkXPress 8:
http://forums.quark.com/t/19279.aspx

Assign custom shortcuts to menus (Mac only):
http://forums.quark.com/p/392/1072.aspx#1072

Automatic synchronization of resources (colors, style sheets) across documents:
http://forums.quark.com/t/20384.aspx

How to see EPS previews in the Get Picture dialog under Leopard?
http://forums.quark.com/p/19176/76562.aspx#76562