Sometimes, you’re working with text that’s formatted with one Style Sheet, but you realize you want to change the formatting of a different Style Sheet. Unfortunately, if you click on the second Style Sheet, your current text will be tagged with that Style Sheet. Here’s the trick to editing a Style Sheet that’s different from the active Style Sheet, WITHOUT applying that other style to the current text or paragraph: Control- or right-click on the style name in the Style Sheet palette and choose Edit [Style Sheet Name].
Here, my text cursor is in a Headlines paragraph, but I’m editing the Subheads style sheet.
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.