Vertical measurement palette in QuarkXPress 2018

QuarkXPress 2018 introduces a vertical measurement palette (on MacOS), giving you the best of the powerful new measurement palette in QuarkXPress 2017 (which is vertical) and the text labels of the old modal dialog boxes (QuarkXPress 9).

Modal dialog box (QuarkXPress 9):

Horizontal measurement palette in QuarkXPress 2017 (MacOS) & 2018 (MacOS & Windows):

(remember that you can set it to default size – as shown – or as large size, using the cog wheel)

Vertical measurement palette in QuarkXPress 2018 (MacOS):

Shortcuts (Keyboard commands):

All three variants of course share the same shortcut keys to jump to the first input field, e.g. Command+Shift+F for the attributes shown here.

And the measurement palette variants also allow to Cancel or Preview (Apply):

  • Opt+Return is “Apply” (Preview)
  • Esc is “Cancel”
  • Return is “Ok”

More shortcut commands (shortcut keys) are listed here:

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Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.

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