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):
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: http://www.quark.com/Support/Documentation/QuarkXPress/
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