As in other programs, QuarkXPress lets you create layers and assign items to them. The easiest way to work with layers is to Control-click a layer name on the Layers palette to invoke its contextual menu. There, you can choose to Show, Hide, Lock, Delete or Edit layers.
This option is particularly handy: Select Items on Layer.
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.