Convert Dingbats to Picture Boxes in QuarkXPress

Convert Dingbats

If you repeatedly use the same dingbats or illustrations from picture fonts in QuarkXPress, you can eliminate the need to include the font when outputting if you convert those characters to picture boxes in QuarkXPress.

Just select the character(s) and choose Style> Text to Box or Item> Convert Text to Boxes (depending on your version of QuarkXPress).

The result is a native QuarkXPress picture box shaped exactly like the dingbat, and the font is no longer necessary for output.

(Tip #2: In older versions of QuarkXPress, you can anchor the new picture box in the text by holding down the Option/Alt key when choosing Style> Text to Box. In newer versions, it’s one of the options in the Item> Convert Text to Boxes menu.)

Courtesy of Design Tools Monthly