Quark QuarkXPress - 2019 User Guide

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A Guide to QuarkXPress 2019

2019/10/05

Contents

About this guide ..........................................................................

1

What we’re assuming about you.......................................................................

1

Where to go for help ........................................................................................

1

Conventions ......................................................................................................

1

Technology note................................................................................................

2

The user interface ........................................................................

3

Tools..................................................................................................................

4

Scissors tool ..............................................................................................................

7

Starburst tool ............................................................................................................

7

ShapeMaker tools .....................................................................................................

8

Menus .............................................................................................................

26

QuarkXPress menu (macOS only) ...........................................................................

26

File menu ................................................................................................................

27

Edit menu................................................................................................................

28

Style menu ..............................................................................................................

30

Item menu...............................................................................................................

33

Page menu..............................................................................................................

34

Layout menu ...........................................................................................................

34

Table menu .............................................................................................................

35

View menu ..............................................................................................................

36

Utilities menu ..........................................................................................................

38

Window menu.........................................................................................................

40

Help menu ..............................................................................................................

41

Context menus................................................................................................

42

Palettes ...........................................................................................................

42

Articles palette........................................................................................................

43

Advanced Image Control palette ...........................................................................

43

Books palette ..........................................................................................................

44

Callout Styles palette ..............................................................................................

44

Colors palette .........................................................................................................

44

Conditional Styles palette.......................................................................................

45

Content palette.......................................................................................................

45

Content Variables palette .......................................................................................

46

Footnote Styles palette...........................................................................................

46

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Glyphs palette.........................................................................................................

47

Gradients palette ....................................................................................................

47

Grid Styles palette ..................................................................................................

48

Guides palette ........................................................................................................

48

HTML5 Palette ........................................................................................................

48

Hyperlinks palette ...................................................................................................

49

Image Editing palette .............................................................................................

49

Index palette...........................................................................................................

49

Item Styles palette ..................................................................................................

50

JavaScript palette ...................................................................................................

50

JavaScript Debugger palette..................................................................................

51

Layers palette..........................................................................................................

51

Layout Blocks ..........................................................................................................

52

Lists palette.............................................................................................................

52

Measurements palette ............................................................................................

53

Page Layout palette................................................................................................

59

Profile Information palette ......................................................................................

60

Redline palette........................................................................................................

60

Scale palette ...........................................................................................................

61

Style Sheets palette ................................................................................................

61

Table Styles palette.................................................................................................

61

Text Shading Styles palette.....................................................................................

62

Tools palette ...........................................................................................................

63

Palette groups and palette sets ..............................................................................

63

Layout controls ...............................................................................................

64

Views and view sets........................................................................................

65

Splitting a window ..................................................................................................

65

Creating a window ..................................................................................................

66

Using Story Editor view...........................................................................................

66

View sets .................................................................................................................

67

Projects and layouts ...................................................................

69

Working with projects.....................................................................................

69

Options for Print layouts .........................................................................................

70

Creating a project from an IDML file ......................................................................

71

Saving and naming a QuarkXPress project.............................................................

72

Exporting layouts and projects ...............................................................................

72

Custom page size ...................................................................................................

73

Working with layouts ......................................................................................

74

Project-level and layout-level resources..................................................................

75

Adaptive scaling .....................................................................................................

76

Working with guides .......................................................................................

78

Column and margin guides ....................................................................................

78

Ruler guides ............................................................................................................

78

Snapping to guides.................................................................................................

79

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Dynamic Guides......................................................................................................

79

Undoing and redoing actions..........................................................................

80

Native QuarkXPress objects ......................................................

81

Convert an existing item to a native QuarkXPress object..............................

81

Import an object as a native QuarkXPress object ..........................................

82

Content variables .......................................................................

84

Edit content variables .....................................................................................

85

Create a custom content variable ...................................................................

86

Insert a content variable .................................................................................

88

Boxes, lines, and tables..............................................................

89

Understanding items and content...................................................................

89

Understanding handles ...................................................................................

90

Understanding Bézier shapes .........................................................................

91

Drop Shadows.................................................................................................

94

Item Find/Change ...........................................................................................

95

Working with boxes ........................................................................................

96

Creating text and picture boxes .............................................................................

96

9-Point Reference Grid ...........................................................................................

97

Resizing boxes ........................................................................................................

99

Auto Grow/Shrink Text Boxes .................................................................................

99

Locking box and picture proportions....................................................................

100

Reshaping boxes...................................................................................................

100

Adding borders to boxes......................................................................................

100

Applying colors to boxes ......................................................................................

101

Applying gradients to boxes.................................................................................

101

Specifying number of columns in text boxes........................................................

101

Merging and splitting boxes.................................................................................

102

Adding text and pictures to boxes .......................................................................

103

Changing box type ...............................................................................................

103

Creating a box from a clipping path.....................................................................

104

Copying attributes from one box to another........................................................

104

Super Step and Repeat.........................................................................................

104

ShapeMaker ..........................................................................................................

106

Working with lines ........................................................................................

111

Creating lines ........................................................................................................

111

Line modes for orthogonal lines ...........................................................................

112

Resizing lines.........................................................................................................

112

Reshaping lines .....................................................................................................

112

Controlling line appearance .................................................................................

113

Joining lines ..........................................................................................................

113

Joining, extending and closing open paths..........................................................

113

Copying attributes from one line to another ........................................................

113

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Manipulating items .......................................................................................

115

Selecting items......................................................................................................

115

Moving items ........................................................................................................

115

Cutting, copying, and pasting items.....................................................................

115

Controlling the stacking order of items ................................................................

116

Grouping items .....................................................................................................

116

Duplicating items ..................................................................................................

117

Spacing and aligning items...................................................................................

117

Rotating items.......................................................................................................

118

Skewing items .......................................................................................................

118

Locking and unlocking items ................................................................................

118

Anchoring items and groups in text......................................................................

118

Working with callouts ...................................................................................

119

Understanding callouts .........................................................................................

119

Creating a callout..................................................................................................

121

Configuring a callout anchor.................................................................................

122

Working with callout styles ...................................................................................

123

Callouts and runaround ........................................................................................

123

Working with tables......................................................................................

124

Drawing a table.....................................................................................................

124

Converting text to tables ......................................................................................

125

New Table Model with Table Styles ......................................................................

126

Importing Excel tables ..........................................................................................

136

Importing Excel charts ..........................................................................................

138

Adding text and pictures to tables .......................................................................

138

Editing table text ..................................................................................................

138

Linking table cells .................................................................................................

139

Inserting and deleting rows and columns .............................................................

139

Combining cells ....................................................................................................

140

Manually resizing tables, rows, and columns ........................................................

140

Converting tables back to text..............................................................................

140

Working with tables and groups ...........................................................................

140

Continuing tables in other locations.....................................................................

140

Text and typography ................................................................

145

Editing text ...................................................................................................

145

Fit Box to Text feature...........................................................................................

146

Importing and exporting text .......................................................................

146

Importing and exporting text with Unicode options ............................................

147

Word Filter....................................................................................................

147

Finding and changing text ............................................................................

149

Special character codes ........................................................................................

150

Working with footnotes and endnotes .........................................................

151

Inserting footnotes and endnotes.........................................................................

151

Footnote/Endnote styles ......................................................................................

152

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Footnote separators..............................................................................................

155

Checking spelling ..........................................................................................

157

Auxiliary dictionaries .............................................................................................

159

Counting words and characters ....................................................................

159

Working with grouped characters ................................................................

161

Working with non-breaking character sets ...................................................

161

Format painter ..............................................................................................

161

Aligning characters on a line.........................................................................

162

Applying character attributes.......................................................................

164

Applying a font .....................................................................................................

165

Applying font styles ..............................................................................................

165

Choosing a font size .............................................................................................

168

Applying type styles..............................................................................................

169

Applying color, shade, and opacity ......................................................................

169

Applying horizontal or vertical scale .....................................................................

169

Applying baseline shift..........................................................................................

169

Applying emphasis value ......................................................................................

170

Applying text stroke..............................................................................................

170

Controlling half-width characters ..........................................................................

171

Working with font sets ..........................................................................................

171

Applying multiple character attributes .................................................................

172

Applying paragraph attributes .....................................................................

172

Controlling alignment ...........................................................................................

172

Controlling indentation.........................................................................................

175

Controlling leading ...............................................................................................

176

Controlling space before and after paragraphs....................................................

176

Controlling space between paragraphs using same style ....................................

177

Controlling column flow........................................................................................

178

Setting tabs...........................................................................................................

183

Controlling widow and orphan lines .....................................................................

185

Working with text shading............................................................................

185

Creating and editing text shading styles ..............................................................

185

Applying text shading...........................................................................................

188

Controlling kerning .......................................................................................

189

Kerning manually ..................................................................................................

189

Kerning automatically ...........................................................................................

190

Controlling hyphenation and justification .....................................................

190

Specifying hyphenation exceptions ......................................................................

193

Hyphenation exception files .................................................................................

194

Using discretionary hyphens .................................................................................

202

Controlling tracking ......................................................................................

202

Tracking manually .................................................................................................

203

Editing tracking tables ..........................................................................................

203

Sending.................................................................................................................

203

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Working with style sheets.............................................................................

203

Creating and editing paragraph style sheets........................................................

204

Creating and editing character style sheets..........................................................

206

Applying style sheets ............................................................................................

208

Appending style sheets ........................................................................................

209

Working with conditional styles....................................................................

209

Creating a conditional style ..................................................................................

211

Applying a conditional style .................................................................................

213

Removing conditional styles .................................................................................

214

Using conditional style markers ............................................................................

214

Editing a conditional style.....................................................................................

215

Bullets and numbering ..................................................................................

215

Working with bullet styles .....................................................................................

216

Working with numbering styles.............................................................................

217

Working with outline styles ...................................................................................

219

Bullets, numbering, outlines, and style sheets......................................................

221

Positioning text in text boxes.......................................................................

222

Using baseline grid ...............................................................................................

222

Aligning text vertically ..........................................................................................

223

Specifying text inset..............................................................................................

223

Specifying story direction .....................................................................................

223

Controlling font usage ..................................................................................

223

Converting text to boxes..............................................................................

224

Using text runaround ....................................................................................

224

Running text around all sides of an item...............................................................

224

Running text around lines and text paths .............................................................

225

Running text around text boxes............................................................................

225

Running text around pictures................................................................................

225

Fine-tuning a runaround path ...............................................................................

226

Editing a runaround path ......................................................................................

227

Working with text paths ...............................................................................

227

Creating drop caps........................................................................................

228

Creating rules above and below paragraphs ................................................

228

Using anchored boxes...................................................................................

228

Anchoring boxes and lines in text.........................................................................

229

Cutting, copying, pasting, and deleting anchored boxes and lines .....................

229

External anchors....................................................................................................

229

Working with OpenType Styles.....................................................................

229

Applying OpenType styles....................................................................................

231

Using ligatures ......................................................................................................

233

Working with OpenType Stylistic Sets ..................................................................

234

Working with Color Fonts .............................................................................

235

Working with the Glyphs palette..................................................................

236

Displaying invisible characters ......................................................................

239

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Inserting special characters...........................................................................

239

Inserting spaces ....................................................................................................

239

Inserting other special characters .........................................................................

240

Specifying character language ......................................................................

240

Using font fallback ........................................................................................

240

Working with font mapping rules .................................................................

240

Working with design grids............................................................................

242

Understanding design grids..................................................................................

242

Design grid basics.................................................................................................

245

Working with grid styles........................................................................................

255

Using design grids ................................................................................................

257

Working with rubi text..................................................................................

259

Rubi alignment options.........................................................................................

261

Mono rubi .............................................................................................................

263

Rubi base alignment options ................................................................................

264

Rubi overhang options..........................................................................................

265

Working with hanging characters .................................................................

267

Creating hanging character classes ......................................................................

269

Creating hanging character sets ...........................................................................

270

Applying hanging character sets ..........................................................................

270

Working with Mojigumi sets and classes ......................................................

270

Creating and editing Mojigumi character classes.................................................

271

Creating and editing Mojigumi sets .....................................................................

271

Applying Mojigumi sets ........................................................................................

275

Character mapping for legacy projects.........................................................

275

Mapping for projects that use UDA/VDA characters ............................................

275

Mapping for projects that use custom characters.................................................

277

Type Tricks.....................................................................................................

277

Make Fraction .......................................................................................................

277

Make Price ............................................................................................................

278

Word Space Tracking ............................................................................................

278

Line Check ............................................................................................................

278

Custom Underline .................................................................................................

279

Hyperlinks .....................................................................................................

279

Creating a destination...........................................................................................

281

Creating an anchor ...............................................................................................

281

Creating a hyperlink using an existing destination ...............................................

282

Creating a hyperlink from scratch .........................................................................

282

Showing links in the Hyperlinks palette ................................................................

283

Formatting hyperlinks ...........................................................................................

283

Editing and deleting destinations.........................................................................

283

Editing and deleting anchors................................................................................

283

Editing and deleting hyperlinks ............................................................................

284

Navigating using the Hyperlinks palette...............................................................

284

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Indic Support............................................................................

285

Overview ......................................................................................................

285

Text and Typography support.......................................................................

285

Support for Indic Unicode Fonts...................................................................

285

Integration with Input Method Editors (IMEs)..............................................

285

Indic text input .............................................................................................

286

Indic text deletion.........................................................................................

286

OpenType features........................................................................................

286

Spell Check....................................................................................................

287

Hyphenation..................................................................................................

287

Drop Caps ....................................................................................................

289

Find/ Change.................................................................................................

289

Enhanced Glyph palette support ..................................................................

289

Font grouping, Font fallback, Font Locking, Language locking....................

290

Kerning/ Tracking..........................................................................................

292

Support for Zero Width Joiner and Zero Width Non-Joiner ........................

293

Pictures ....................................................................................

294

Working with pictures...................................................................................

294

Importing a picture ...............................................................................................

294

Spring Loading on Cursor.....................................................................................

295

Moving pictures ....................................................................................................

297

Resizing pictures ...................................................................................................

297

Cropping pictures .................................................................................................

298

Rotating and skewing pictures..............................................................................

298

Coloring and shading pictures..............................................................................

298

Flipping pictures ...................................................................................................

298

Listing, verifying status of, and updating pictures ................................................

299

Specifying background colors for pictures............................................................

299

Maintaining picture attributes...............................................................................

299

Editing the raster image .......................................................................................

299

Working with clipping paths .........................................................................

305

Creating clipping paths.........................................................................................

305

Using embedded clipping paths ..........................................................................

306

Manipulating clipping paths .................................................................................

306

Creating special effects with clipping paths .........................................................

307

Working with alpha masks ............................................................................

307

Working with PSD pictures ...........................................................................

308

Preparing PSD files ...............................................................................................

308

Working with PSD layers .......................................................................................

308

Working with PSD channels ..................................................................................

309

Working with PSD paths .......................................................................................

310

Printing PSD pictures ............................................................................................

311

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Cross references.......................................................................

312

Inserting a cross reference............................................................................

312

Synchronizing cross references .....................................................................

314

Color, opacity, and drop shadows ............................................

315

Working with colors ......................................................................................

315

The Colors palette ................................................................................................

315

The Colors dialog box ..........................................................................................

316

Creating a color ....................................................................................................

316

Creating gradients ................................................................................................

317

Editing a color.......................................................................................................

319

Duplicating a color................................................................................................

320

Deleting a color ....................................................................................................

320

Adding colors using the color picker tool.............................................................

320

Importing colors from another article or project...................................................

323

Changing all instances of one color to another color ...........................................

323

Applying color and shade to text .........................................................................

323

Applying color and shade to lines ........................................................................

324

Applying transparency blend modes....................................................................

324

Working with opacity....................................................................................

328

Specifying opacity.................................................................................................

328

Specifying opacity for groups ...............................................................................

329

Creating blends with transparency .......................................................................

329

Color management........................................................................................

329

Source setups and output setups .........................................................................

329

The color management experience for users .......................................................

330

Working with source setups and output setups from a color expert ....................

331

Working in a legacy color management environment ..........................................

332

Proofing color on screen (soft proofing) ...............................................................

332

Color management for experts.............................................................................

333

Creating a source setup ........................................................................................

333

Creating an output setup......................................................................................

334

Managing profiles .................................................................................................

335

Working with drop shadows .........................................................................

336

Applying drop shadows ........................................................................................

336

Customizing drop shadows...................................................................................

336

Incorporating drop shadows with items................................................................

337

Custom Bleeds .........................................................................

338

Using Custom Bleeds ....................................................................................

338

Using Clip at Bleed Edge ..............................................................................

339

Item Styles ...............................................................................

340

Using the Item Styles palette .......................................................................

340

Creating Item Styles .....................................................................................

341

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Checking Item Style usage............................................................................

342

DejaVu (Windows only) ............................................................

344

Document construction ............................................................

345

Using automatic page numbering .................................................................

345

Creating an automatic text box ....................................................................

345

Working with master pages ..........................................................................

346

Creating a master page ........................................................................................

346

Applying master pages.........................................................................................

350

Updating master pages ........................................................................................

351

Master pages and layout families .........................................................................

351

Working with layers ......................................................................................

351

Understanding layers ............................................................................................

352

Creating layers ......................................................................................................

353

Selecting layers .....................................................................................................

353

Showing and hiding layers....................................................................................

353

Determining which layer an item is on..................................................................

354

Deleting layers ......................................................................................................

354

Changing layer options.........................................................................................

355

Moving items to a different layer ..........................................................................

355

Copying and pasting items between layers..........................................................

356

Changing the stacking order of layers ..................................................................

356

Layers and text runaround ....................................................................................

357

Duplicating layers .................................................................................................

357

Merging layers ......................................................................................................

357

Locking items on layers.........................................................................................

358

Using master pages with layers.............................................................................

358

Suppressing printout of layers ..............................................................................

358

Using PDF layers ...................................................................................................

359

Working with lists .........................................................................................

359

Preparing for lists ..................................................................................................

359

Creating a list ........................................................................................................

360

Importing lists from another document ................................................................

361

Navigating with lists..............................................................................................

361

Building lists..........................................................................................................

361

Updating lists ........................................................................................................

362

Working with indexes ...................................................................................

362

Specifying the index marker color ........................................................................

362

Creating index entries...........................................................................................

362

Creating cross-references .....................................................................................

364

Editing an index entry...........................................................................................

365

Deleting an index entry ........................................................................................

366

Specifying the punctuation used in an index........................................................

366

Building an index ..................................................................................................

367

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Editing final indexes..............................................................................................

368

Working with books......................................................................................

369

Creating books......................................................................................................

369

Working with chapters ..........................................................................................

370

Controlling page numbers....................................................................................

372

Synchronizing chapters .........................................................................................

373

Printing chapters ...................................................................................................

374

Generate a PDF from a Book................................................................................

374

Creating indexes and tables of contents for books ..............................................

375

Working with libraries...................................................................................

376

Creating libraries...................................................................................................

377

Adding library entries ...........................................................................................

377

Retrieving library entries .......................................................................................

377

Manipulating library entries ..................................................................................

377

Working with labels...............................................................................................

378

Saving libraries......................................................................................................

378

Guides Palette ..............................................................................................

379

Using the Guides palette ......................................................................................

379

Guides palette menu ............................................................................................

380

Creating guides with the Guides palette ..............................................................

381

Creating grids with the Guides palette.................................................................

382

Creating rows and columns ..................................................................................

383

Creating bleed and safety guides.........................................................................

384

Scale functionality .........................................................................................

386

Cloner functionality.......................................................................................

388

ImageGrid functionality ................................................................................

389

Linkster functionality ....................................................................................

391

Output......................................................................................

393

Printing layouts.............................................................................................

393

Updating picture paths .........................................................................................

393

Setting Print dialog box controls ..........................................................................

393

Print dialog box.....................................................................................................

395

Printing color separations .....................................................................................

400

Printing color composites .....................................................................................

401

Exporting layouts..........................................................................................

402

Exporting a layout in EPS format ..........................................................................

402

Exporting a layout in PDF format..........................................................................

403

Tagged PDF (PDF/UA) ..........................................................................................

405

PDF/A Export enhancement .................................................................................

406

Creating a PostScript file.......................................................................................

407

Exporting a layout as an image ............................................................................

407

Using Collect for Output...............................................................................

410

Working with output styles...........................................................................

411

App Studio output styles ......................................................................................

412

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HTML5 Publication output styles ..........................................................................

414

Working with trapping..................................................................................

415

Understanding flattening and production issues ..........................................

416

PDF ...............................................................................................................

416

Importing a PDF file into a picture box.................................................................

416

Collaboration and single-sourcing ............................................

419

Working with shared content........................................................................

419

Sharing and synchronizing content.......................................................................

420

Understanding synchronization options................................................................

422

Placing a synchronized item..................................................................................

423

Placing synchronized content ...............................................................................

423

Importing content into the shared content library................................................

423

Working with Composition Zones.................................................................

423

Understanding Composition Zones ......................................................................

423

Creating a Composition Zones item .....................................................................

426

Placing a Composition Zones item................................................................

428

Managing multiple pages in a placed Composition Zones item ..........................

429

Editing the attributes of a Composition Zones item.............................................

429

Converting a Composition Zones item to a picture..............................................

430

Unsynchronizing a Composition Zones item.........................................................

430

Editing a composition layout: Content .........................................................

430

Editing the contents of a composition layout...............................................

430

Unsynchronizing a composition layout..........................................................

431

Deleting a composition layout ......................................................................

431

Notes........................................................................................

432

Creating notes ..............................................................................................

432

Working with notes.......................................................................................

433

Opening and closing notes...................................................................................

433

Showing and hiding notes ....................................................................................

433

Deleting notes ......................................................................................................

433

Converting between notes and text .....................................................................

433

Viewing notes by author, date, name, or color.....................................................

433

Moving and resizing notes....................................................................................

434

Printing notes........................................................................................................

434

Notes in PDFs .......................................................................................................

434

Redline .....................................................................................

435

Tracking changes...........................................................................................

435

Viewing tracked changes ..............................................................................

436

Accepting and rejecting changes ..................................................................

436

Job Jackets ..............................................................................

438

Understanding Job Jackets...........................................................................

438

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What are Job Jackets? ..........................................................................................

439

The structure of Job Jackets .................................................................................

439

Sample Job Jackets workflow...............................................................................

443

Working with Job Jackets.............................................................................

444

Basic mode and Advanced mode.........................................................................

444

Creating Job Jackets files .....................................................................................

445

Working with Job Tickets .............................................................................

449

Creating a Job Ticket template ............................................................................

449

Adding a layout definition to a Job Ticket: Advanced mode...............................

453

Applying a Job Ticket template to a project ........................................................

454

Applying a layout definition to a project ..............................................................

457

Exporting and importing Job Tickets ...................................................................

457

The default Job Jackets file ..........................................................................

458

Editing the default Job Ticket template: File menu .............................................

458

Editing the default Job Ticket template: Utilities menu .......................................

458

Editing the default Job Jackets file.......................................................................

459

Working with Resources: Advanced mode ...................................................

459

Accessing Resources: Advanced mode ................................................................

459

Configuring Resources: Advanced mode .............................................................

460

Specifying the location of Resources: Advanced mode .......................................

461

Working with Layout Specifications..............................................................

462

Creating a Layout Specification: Advanced mode................................................

462

Applying a Layout Specification to a layout .........................................................

463

Working with Rules and Rule Sets ................................................................

465

Creating Rules: Advanced mode ..........................................................................

466

Adding Rules to a Rule Set: Advanced mode.......................................................

468

Applying a Rule Set to a layout ............................................................................

469

Evaluating a layout .......................................................................................

470

Job Jackets locking.......................................................................................

472

Printing with JDF output ..............................................................................

473

Working with multiple languages.............................................

475

Applying a character language .....................................................................

475

Changing the program language ..................................................................

476

XTensions software ..................................................................

477

Working with XTensions modules .................................................................

477

Installing XTensions modules ................................................................................

477

Enabling and disabling XTensions modules..........................................................

478

Working with XTensions sets (Windows only) .......................................................

478

Script XTensions software.............................................................................

478

Box Tools submenu...............................................................................................

479

Grid submenu .......................................................................................................

479

Images submenu...................................................................................................

480

Picture Box submenu ............................................................................................

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Special submenu...................................................................................................

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Stories submenu ...................................................................................................

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Tables submenu ....................................................................................................

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Typography submenu ...........................................................................................

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Preferences ..............................................................................

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Understanding preferences .........................................................................

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Nonmatching Preferences alert ............................................................................

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Changes to QuarkXPress preferences ..................................................................

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What’s in the preferences files ..............................................................................

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Application preferences................................................................................

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Preferences — Application — Display ..................................................................

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Preferences — Application — Color Theme.........................................................

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Preferences — Application — Key Shortcuts........................................................

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Preferences — Application — Input Settings........................................................

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Preferences — Application — Font Fallback ........................................................

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Preferences — Application — Undo .....................................................................

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Preferences — Application — Open and Save .....................................................

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Preferences — Application — Fonts .....................................................................

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Preferences — Application — File List..................................................................

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Preferences — Application — Default Path ..........................................................

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Preferences — Application — Job Jackets ...........................................................

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Preferences — Application — Notes ....................................................................

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Project preferences.......................................................................................

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Contacting Quark .....................................................................

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In the Americas .............................................................................................

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ABOUT THIS GUIDE

About this guide

You do not need to read the QuarkXPress® documentation from beginning to end. Instead, use this guide to quickly look up information, find out what you need to know, and get on with your work.

What we’re assuming about you

In writing this guide, we assume that you are familiar with your computer and know how to:

Launch an application

Open, save, and close files

Use menus, dialog boxes, and palettes

Work within a networked computing environment

Use the mouse, keyboard commands, and modifier keys

Consult the documentation provided with your computer or other resources if you need more information in any of these areas.

Where to go for help

If you’re new to QuarkXPress, or if you want to explore one of its other longstanding features, consult the following resources:

Third-party books

General books about desktop publishing

If your issues are at the system level — saving files, moving files, activating fonts, for example — consult the documentation resources provided with your computer.

Conventions

Formatting conventions highlight information to help you quickly find what you need.

Underline type style: The names of all dialog boxes, fields, and other controls are set in Underline type style. For example: “Click OK.”

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References: In descriptions of features, parenthetical references guide you in accessing those features. For example: “The Find/Change dialog box (Edit menu) lets you find and replace text.”

Arrows: You will often see arrows (>), which map out the menu path to a feature. For example: “Choose Edit > Style Sheets to display the Style Sheets dialog box.”

Icons: Although many tools and buttons are referenced by name, which you can see by displaying ToolTips, in some cases icons are shown for easy identification. For example, “Click the button on the Measurements palette to center text.”

Cross-platform issues: This application is quite consistent across operating systems. However, some labels, buttons, key combinations, and other aspects of the application must differ between Mac OS® and Windows® because of user interface conventions or other factors. In such cases, both the Mac OS and Windows versions are presented, separated by a slash, with the Mac OS version presented first. For example, if the Mac OS version of a button is labeled Select, and the Windows version is labeled Browse, you are directed to “Click

Select/Browse.” More complex cross-platform differences are mentioned in notes or parenthetical statements.

Technology note

Quark developed QuarkXPress for Mac OS X and Windows to give publishers control over typography, color, and collaboration. In addition to unique typographic controls, QuarkXPress offers comprehensive font support, including support for TrueType®, OpenType®, and Unicode®. Designers can use PANTONE® (the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®), Hexachrome®, Trumatch®, Focoltone®, DIC®, and Toyo to add color to page layouts.

QuarkXPress acts as a hub for collaborative publishing environments because it allows you to import and export content in multiple file formats, and to share design components with other users. You can import files from applications such as Microsoft® Word, Microsoft Excel®, Adobe® Illustrator®, and Adobe Photoshop®. QuarkXPress supports copy paste of content from external applications, and allows the user to convert the imported vector picture data to Native Objects. You can output content as PostScript® or in PDF format for Adobe Acrobat® Reader®. QuarkXPress supports export of digital output in ePub, Kindle format, and HTML5 Publications. The ePub file is compatible with all prominent ePub Readers and Google Chrome. The Kindle file is compatible with Kindle devices. You can also export files that can be viewed using Internet Explorer®, Safari®, Google Chrome®, and Firefox®. Using features such as Job Jackets® and Composition Zones®, you can be sure that multiple people share specifications to produce consistent publications, even while working on a single publication simultaneously.

The QuarkXPress software architecture lets you and software developers expand publishing capability. Through XTensions® software technology, third-party developers can create custom modules for QuarkXPress. QuarkXTensions® (Quark® XTensions software) also provide a modular approach for meeting your particular publishing needs. And if you can write AppleScript® scripts, you can use this scripting language from Apple® to automate many QuarkXPress activities.

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The user interface

Skimming through the QuarkXPress user interface, you will find that many commands are familiar or self-explanatory. Once you become familiar with QuarkXPress menus and dialog boxes, you will discover that keyboard commands and palettes offer convenient access to features that you can also access through menus.

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Tools

The Tools palette

The Tools palette includes the following controls:

Use the Item tool to select, move, resize, and reshape items (boxes, lines, text paths, and groups). When the Item tool is not selected, you can press Command/Ctrl to temporarily access the Item tool.

Use the Text Content tool to draw text boxes and work with text in boxes.

Use the Text Linking tool to link text boxes. To maintain the text in their respective boxes, hold down the Alt/Option key when using this tool.

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Use the Text Unlinking tool to unlink text boxes. To maintain the text in their respective boxes, hold down the Alt/Option key when using this tool. To move the box out of the text chain, with its text, hold down the Shift+Option keys when using this tool.

Use the Picture Content tool to draw picture boxes and work with pictures in boxes.

Use the Rectangle Box tool to create a rectangular box. To draw a square box, press and hold Shift while drawing.

Use the Starburst tool to create a star-shaped box.

Use the Composition Zones tool to create a Composition Zones box.

Use the Oval Box tool to create an oval box. To create a circular box, press and hold Shift while drawing.

Use the Star tool to create a star shape.

Use the Polygon tool to create a polygon shape

Use the Rounded Rectangle tool to create a rounded corner rectangular shape.

Use the Diamond tool to create a diamond shape.

Use the Triangle tool to create a triangle shape.

Use the Wave tool to create a wave shape.

Use the Spiral tool to create a spiral shape.

Use the Cloud tool to create a cloud shape.

Use the Line tool to create straight diagonal lines of any angle. To constrain a line angle to 45 degrees, press and hold Shift while drawing.

Use the Orthogonal Line tool to create orthogonal lines.

Use the Bézier Pen tool to create Bézier lines and boxes. To constrain a line angle to 45 degrees, press and hold Shift while drawing.

Use the Add Point tool to add a point to any type of path. Adding a point to a content box automatically turns the content box into a Bézier item.

Use the Remove Point tool to remove a point from any type of path.

Use the Convert Point tool to automatically convert corner points to curve points, and curve points to corner points. Click and drag to change the position of a point, the curve of a curved line segment, or the position of a straight line segment. Select this tool and click a rectangular box or straight line to convert the item to a Bézier box or line.

Use the Scissors tool to cut an item into distinct paths.

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Use the Select Point tool to select curves or points so that you can move them or delete them. Press Shift and click to select multiple points. Option- click/Alt-click a point to make it symmetrical.

Use the Freehand Drawing tool to draw any shape line or box you want. If you don’t close a freehand box, it remains a line. To automatically close a freehand box, press Option/Alt.

Use the Item Format Painter tool to copy all attributes applied to one item and apply them to any other item.

Use the Tables tool to create a table.

Use the Zoom tool to enlarge or reduce the document view.

Use the Pan tool to reposition the active layout.

Use Flex Container tool to create flex container.

You can use key commands to declare the box content type as you draw using the

Rectangle Box tool: Press R while drawing to declare Picture content or press T while drawing to declare Text content. To change the content type of an existing box, right-click on the box and choose Content > Text, Picture or None

For more information about Bézier boxes and lines, see “Creating Bézier boxes“ and “Creating Bézier lines.”

To pan the layout while a Pen tool is selected, press Shift+Space and then click and drag.

To add text to a line or path, select the Text Content tool and double-click the line or path.

For more information about Composition Zones, see “Creating a Composition Zones item.”

Users can display the Tools palette (Windows menu) horizontally, as well as vertically. To display the palette horizontally, on Windows Ctrl+double-click the title bar and on Mac OS X dock the tool palette to the top edge.

Tool key commands

When no text box or text path is active, you can switch tools quickly using the following key commands:

Tool

Windows

Mac OS X

 

 

 

Item tool

V

V

 

 

 

Text Content tool

T

T

 

 

 

Text Linking tool

T

N

 

 

 

Text Unlinking tool

T

N

 

 

 

Picture Content tool

R

R

 

 

 

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Tool

Windows

Mac OS X

 

 

 

Rectangle Box tool

B

B

 

 

 

Oval Box tool

B

B

 

 

 

Starburst tool

B

B

 

 

 

ShapeMaker tool

M

M

 

 

 

Composition Zones tool

L

B

 

 

 

Line tool

P

L

 

 

 

Orthogonal Line tool

P

L

 

 

 

Bézier Pen tool

P

P

 

 

 

Add Point tool

P

P

 

 

 

Remove Point tool

P

P

 

 

 

Convert Point tool

P

P

 

 

 

Scissors tool

P

P

 

 

 

Select Point tool

P

P

 

 

 

Freehand Drawing tool

P

P

 

 

 

Item Format Painter tool

I

I

 

 

 

Table tool

G

G

 

 

 

Zoom tool

Z

Z

 

 

 

Pan tool

X

X

 

 

 

Scissors tool

Use the Scissors tool to cut the outline of a box and turn it into a line, or to cut a line or text path into two.

The Scissors tool displays in the QuarkXPress Tools palette. To use the Scissors tool:

1.Select the Scissors tool .

When a picture box is cut, it is converted to a Bézier line. As a result, the contents of the box are not retained after the cut is made.

When a text box is cut, it is converted to a text path.

When a text path is cut, it is converted into two linked text paths.

2.Select the Select Point tool and click and drag the point to adjust it.

Starburst tool

Use the Starburst tool to quickly and easily create star-shaped boxes.

Create a star-shaped picture box using the Starburst tool in two ways.

1 Select the Starburst tool , and then click and drag.

2 To define specific attributes as you create the star burst box, select the Starburst tool, and then position the crosshair pointer where you want the star-shaped box

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and click once. When the Starburst dialog box displays, enter values for the following fields, and then click OK:

Star Width

Star Height

Number of Spikes

Spike Depth: Enter the desired distance from the tip of the spike to the base of the spike as a percentage.

Random Spikes: Enter a value between 0 and 100, where 0 is no randomness applied and 100 is full randomness applied.

ShapeMaker tools

Use the following tools to quickly and easily create different shapes:

Star tool

Polygon tool

Rounded Rectangle tool

Diamond tool

Triangle tool

Wave tool

Spiral tool

Cloud tool

Press the m key to toggle through the different shape tools.

You can also access the ShapeMaker tools by selecting Utilities > ShapeMaker. See “ShapeMaker.”

Using the Star tool

To create a star shape in two ways:

1 Select the Star tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the star and then click and drag.

2 Select the Star tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the star and click once. The Create Star dialog box displays:

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Enter values for the following fields:

Width

Height

Select Create From Center to specify that the center of the shape should be where you placed the crosshair point.

You can apply the default attributes or click the arrrow next to the shape preview to select a predefined shape.

Click Create.

Default star settings

To edit the default star settings that will automatically be applied when using this tool, double-click the Star tool. The Edit Star Settings dialog displays:

Specify the default settings that will be applied when using this tool:

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Check Secondary to add additional secondary sides/points. This allows you to add a different angle/shape in between the sides of a Star shape

Sides: Specify the number of sides (points) the star will have.

Inner Radius: Specify the inner radius of each point in the star.

Edges: Specify the shape the edges of the star will be (Flat, Concave, Convex,

Outer Swirl, Inner Swirl, Opposite Swirl, or Tandem Swirl). If you choose an option other than Flat, you can indicate the curvature of the edges with the

Curvature controls. If you choose one of the Swirl options, you can indicate the direction of the swirl with the Orientation controls.

Randomize Points: Lets you control the degree of randomness in the shape, from 0 (none) to 100 (maximum).

New Random: Applies some randomness to the shape.

Item: Specifies the type of box the shape should be placed into. The choices are

Text Box, Picture Box, None Box, Text Path, and Rule Path.

Width, Height, Columns, and Gutters: Specifies the box attributes.

To revert to the default shape, click the Reset button .

Once you have defined the default attributes, you can click the Add Preset button to save this customized shape to use later.

To delete a predefined shape, hold down the Alt/Option key while selecting it from the list.

Using the Polygon tool

To create a polygon shape in two ways.:

1.Select the Polygon tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the polygon and then click and drag.

2.Select the Polygon tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the polygon and click once. The Create Polygon dialog box displays:

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Enter values for the following fields:

Width

Height

Select Create From Center to specify that the center of the shape should be where you placed the crosshair point.

You can apply the default attributes or click the arrow next to the shape preview to select a predefined shape.

Click Create.

Default polygon settings

To edit the default polygon settings that will automatically be applied when using this tool, double-click the Polygon tool. The Edit Polygon Settings dialog displays:

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Specify the default settings that will be applied when using this tool:

Sides: Lets you specify how many sides the polygon has

Edges: Lets you control whether the edges of the box are flat or curved. If you choose an option other than Flat, you can indicate the curvature of the sides with the Curvature controls. If you choose one of the Swirl options, you can indicate the direction of the swirl with the Orientation controls.

Randomize Points: Lets you control the degree of randomness in the shape, from 0 (none) to 100 (maximum).

New Random: Applies some randomness to the shape.

Item: Specifies the type of box the shape should be placed into. The choices are

Text Box, Picture Box, None Box, Text Path, and Rule Path.

Width, Height, Columns, and Gutters: Specifies the box attributes.

To revert to the default shape, click the Reset button .

Once you have defined the default attributes, you can click the Add Preset button to save this customized shape to use later.

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To delete a predefined shape, hold down the Alt/Option key while selecting it from the list.

Using the Rounded Rectangle tool

To create a rounded rectangle shape in two ways:

1 Select the Rounded Rectangle tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the star and then click and drag.

2 Select the Rounded Rectangle tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the rectangle and click once. The Create Rounded Rectangle dialog box displays:

Enter values for the following fields:

Width

Height

Select Create From Center to specify that the center of the shape should be where you placed the crosshair point.

You can apply the default attributes or click the arrow next to the shape preview to

select a predefined shape.

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Click Create.

Default rounded rectangle settings

To edit the default rounded rectangle settings that will automatically be applied when using this tool, double-click the Rounded Rectangle tool. The Edit Rounded Rectangle Settings dialog displays:

Specify the default settings that will be applied when using this tool:

Check Same for all to configure all four corners of the shape with a single set of controls. To separately configure each corner of the box uncheck Same for all.

Use the drop-down menus to specify a corner type (Normal, Rounded, Beveled,

Concave, Pointed, or Inset) and a diameter (for options that involve a diameter).

Curvature: Controls how curved the corners are if you select an option that includes curvature.

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Balance: For some options, lets you control whether the corners lean toward the sides of the box or toward the top.

Radial: For some options, lets you control whether the corners of the box are aligned with the center of the box or not.

Item: Specifies the type of box the shape should be placed into. The choices are

Text Box, Picture Box, None Box, Text Path, and Rule Path.

Width, Height, Columns, and Gutters: Specifies the box attributes.

To revert to the default shape, click the Reset button .

Once you have defined the default attributes, you can click the Add Preset button to save this customized shape to use later.

To delete a predefined shape, hold down the Alt/Option key while selecting it from the list.

Using the Diamond tool

To create a diamond shape in two ways:

1 Select the Diamond tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the diamond and then click and drag.

2 Select the Diamond tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the diamond and click once. The Create Diamond dialog box displays:

Enter values for the following fields:

Width

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Height

Select Create From Center to specify that the center of the shape should be where you placed the crosshair point.

You can apply the default attributes or click the arrow next to the shape preview to select a predefined shape.

Default diamond settings

To edit the default diamond settings that will automatically be applied when using this tool, double-click the Diamond tool. The Edit Diamond Settings dialog displays:

Specify the default settings that will be applied when using this tool:

Edges: Specify the shape the edges of the diamond will be (Flat, Concave,

Convex, Outer Swirl, Inner Swirl, Opposite Swirl, or Tandem Swirl). If you choose an option other than Flat, you can indicate the curvature of the edges

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with the Curvature controls. If you choose one of the Swirl options, you can

indicate the direction of the swirl with the Orientation controls.

Randomize Points: Lets you control the degree of randomness in the shape, from 0 (none) to 100 (maximum).

New Random: Applies some randomness to the shape.

Item: Specifies the type of box the shape should be placed into. The choices are

Text Box, Picture Box, None Box, Text Path, and Rule Path.

Width, Height, Columns, and Gutters: Specifies the box attributes.

To revert to the default shape, click the Reset button .

Once you have defined the default attributes, you can click the Add Preset button to save this customized shape to use later.

To delete a predefined shape, hold down the Alt/Option key while selecting it from the list.

Using the Triangle tool

To create a triangle shape in two ways.:

1 Select the Triangle tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the triangle and then click and drag.

2 Select the Triangle tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the triangle and click once. The Create Triangle dialog box displays:

Enter values for the following fields:

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Width

Height

Select Create From Center to specify that the center of the shape should be where you placed the crosshair point.

You can apply the default attributes or click the arrow next to the shape preview to select a predefined shape.

Default triangle settings

To edit the default triangle settings that will automatically be applied when using this tool, double-click the Triangle tool. The Edit Triangle Settings dialog displays:

Specify the default settings that will be applied when using this tool:

Edges: Specify the shape the edges of the triangle will be (Flat, Concave,

Convex, Outer Swirl, Inner Swirl, Opposite Swirl, or Tandem Swirl). If you choose an option other than Flat, you can indicate the curvature of the sides

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with the Curvature controls. If you choose one of the Swirl options, you can

indicate the direction of the swirl with the Orientation controls.

Randomize Points: Lets you control the degree of randomness in the shape, from 0 (none) to 100 (maximum).

New Random: Applies some randomness to the shape.

Item: Specifies the type of box the shape should be placed into. The choices are

Text Box, Picture Box, None Box, Text Path, and Rule Path.

Width, Height, Columns, and Gutters: Specifies the box attributes.

To revert to the default shape, click the Reset button .

Once you have defined the default attributes, you can click the Add Preset button to save this customized shape to use later.

To delete a predefined shape, hold down the Alt/Option key while selecting it from the list.

Using the Wave tool

To create a wave shape in two ways:

1 Select the Wave tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the wave and then click and drag.

2 Select the Wave tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the wave and click once. The Create Wave dialog box displays:

Enter values for the following fields:

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Width

Height

Select Create From Center to specify that the center of the shape should be where you placed the crosshair point.

You can apply the default attributes or click the arrow next to the shape preview to select a predefined shape.

Default wave settings

To edit the default wave settings that will automatically be applied when using this tool, double-click the Wave tool. The Edit Wave Settings dialog displays:

Specify the default settings that will be applied when using this tool:

Top, Left, Bottom, and Right: These controls let you configure the four sides of the box. You can choose Wave 1, Wave 2, or Flat.

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Keep waves parallel: Keeps the waves on either side of the box parallel with one another.

The controls in the Wave 1 and Wave 2 areas let you choose which type of wave to use, the frequency of the wave, the phase (starting point) of the wave, and the amplitude (depth) of the wave.

Item: Specifies the type of box the shape should be placed into. The choices are

Text Box, Picture Box, None Box, Text Path, and Rule Path.

Width, Height, Columns, and Gutters: Specifies the box attributes.

To revert to the default shape, click the Reset button .

Once you have defined the default attributes, you can click the Add Preset button to save this customized shape to use later.

To delete a predefined shape, hold down the Alt/Option key while selecting it from the list.

Using the Spiral tool

To create a spiral shape in two ways:

1 Select the Spiral tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the spiral and then click and drag.

2 Select the Spiral tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the spiral and click once. The Create Spiral dialog box displays:

Enter values for the following fields:

Width

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Height

Select Create From Center to specify that the center of the shape should be where you placed the crosshair point.

You can apply the default attributes or click the arrow next to the shape preview to select a predefined shape.

Default spiral settings

To edit the default spiral settings that will automatically be applied when using this tool, double-click the Spiral tool. The Edit Spiral Settings dialog displays:

Specify the default settings that will be applied when using this tool:

Type: Choose what type of spiral too create from the drop-down menu.

Archimedes: an evenly spaced circular spiral.

Golden Spiral: a spiral built with the golden ratio.

Custom: this makes the Winds field available.

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Winds: Lets you control how many times the spiral goes around.

Rate: Lets you control how quickly the width of the spiral increases.

Segments: Lets you control how circular the spiral is allowing you to specify the number of segments per wind.

Smoothness: Lets you control how smooth the spiral is. You can get a harderedged shape by lowering the Segments value and decreasing the Smoothness value.

Clockwise and Counterclockwise: Lets you control the direction of the spiral.

Item: Specifies the type of box the shape should be placed into. The choices are

Text Box, Picture Box, None Box, Text Path, and Rule Path.

Width, Height, Columns, and Gutters: Specifies the box attributes.

To revert to the default shape, click the Reset button .

Once you have defined the default attributes, you can click the Add Preset button to save this customized shape to use later.

To delete a predefined shape, hold down the Alt/Option key while selecting it from the list.

Using the Cloud tool

To create a cloud shape in two ways:

1 Select the Cloud tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the cloud and then click and drag.

2 Select the Cloud tool , position the crosshair pointer where you want the cloud and click once. The Create Cloud dialog box displays:

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Enter values for the following fields:

Width

Height

Select Create From Center to specify that the center of the shape should be where you placed the crosshair point.

You can apply the default attributes or click the arrow next to the shape preview to select a predefined shape.

Default cloud settings

To edit the default cloud settings that will automatically be applied when using this tool, double-click the Cloud tool. The Edit Cloud Settings dialog displays:

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Specify the default settings that will be applied when using this tool:

Sides: Specify the number of sides the cloud shape will have.

Edges: Specify the shape the edges of the cloud will be (Flat, Concave, Convex,

Outer Swirl, Inner Swirl, Opposite Swirl, or Tandem Swirl). If you choose an option other than Flat, you can indicate the curvature of the edges with the

Curvature controls. If you choose one of the Swirl options, you can indicate the direction of the swirl with the Orientation controls.

Randomize Points: Lets you control the degree of randomness in the shape, from 0 (none) to 100 (maximum).

New Random: Applies some randomness to the shape.

Item: Specifies the type of box the shape should be placed into. The choices are

Text Box, Picture Box, None Box, Text Path, and Rule Path.

Width, Height, Columns, and Gutters: Specifies the box attributes.

To revert to the default shape, click the Reset button .

Once you have defined the default attributes, you can click the Add Preset button to save this customized shape to use later.

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To delete a predefined shape, hold down the Alt/Option key while selecting it from the list.

Menus

The topics below describe the menus and menu items available in QuarkXPress.

QuarkXPress menu (macOS only)

The QuarkXPress menu is a part of QuarkXPress for macOS. This menu contains the same commands as in the application menu for other macOS applications — to hide or show QuarkXPress and other applications, to access preferences, and to quit QuarkXPress. This menu includes the following commands:

About QuarkXPress: Use this command to display information about QuarkXPress, such as the version number.

Edit License Code: Use this command to change the validation code of an installed copy of QuarkXPress. By changing this code, you can change a Test Drive version (formerly called “evaluation copy”) of QuarkXPress into a fully functional version, change the languages supported by the user interface.

Activate QuarkXPress: Use this command to activate QuarkXPress on your computer. Available only when QuarkXPress is running in demo mode.

Quark Cache Cleaner: Use this command to run the Quark Cache Cleaner when the QuarkXPress application is invoked. You will be asked to save any open projects. If any other version of QuarkXPress is also running at that time, you will be asked to quit those applications before running the Quark Cache Cleaner.

Check for Updates: Use this command to check for updates to QuarkXPress.

Quark Update Settings: Use this command to configure automatic update settings.

Preferences: Lets you modify default values and settings. For more information, see “Preferences.”

Quit QuarkXPress: Use this command to exit the application.

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File menu

The File menu enables you to manipulate electronic files in a number of ways, including the ability to create, open, print, and save. This menu includes the following commands:

New: Choose an option from the New submenu to create a project. If you choose New Project from Ticket, you can select a Job Ticket from which you can create the project. You can also use this submenu to create new libraries and books.

New Project from IDML: Use this option to open InDesign IDML files as QuarkXPress projects.

Open: Use this option to open project files.

Open Recent (Mac only, on Windows, a list of the recently opened files are displayed at the end of the File menu.): Use this option to open a project from a list of recently opened files.

Close (Win)/ Close Window (Mac): Use this option to close the active project.

Save: Use this option to save the active project.

Save As: Use this option to save a copy of the active project.

Save a Copy As/Downsave: Use this option to export one or more layouts in the active project or to save a copy of the active project as a lower version of QuarkXPress.

Revert to Saved: Use this option to return the active project to the state it was in when it was last saved.

Import: Use this command to import text into a text box or to import a picture into a picture box.

Export Picture: Use this command to export a copy of the picture contained in the active picture box or all pictures in the project.

Save Text: Use this option to save the contents of the active text box as a separate file.

Append: Use this option to append style sheets, colors, layouts, and a variety of other types of resources from another file.

Export As: Use this option to export a layout as PDF, EPS, JPEG/PNG/TIFF, HTML5 Publication, iOS App, Android App, ePub or Kindle.

Collect for Output: Use this option to collect the layout/s, fonts, images, profiles, output report, etc. into a folder. Collect for output can be performed on all layouts in the project.

Job Jackets: Use this submenu to access the specifications and rules for creating and inspecting a layout, link a project to a Job Jackets file, modify a Job Ticket, and evaluate a layout.

Print: Use this option to print the active file.

Exit (Windows only): Use this option to exit the application.

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Edit menu

The Edit menu includes the following commands:

Undo: Undoes the last action.

Redo: Redoes an undone action.

Cut: Cuts the selected content.

Copy: Copies the selected content to the clipboard.

Paste: Pastes the clipboard contents on the active page.

Paste Without Formatting: Pastes the clipboard contents as plain text.

Paste In Place: Pastes a duplicated or copied item onto the active page at the same position from which it was originally copied.

Paste as Native Objects: To convert the item to be pasted to a native QuarkXPress object.

Select All: Selects all content in the active box or text path.

Preferences (Windows only): Lets you modify default values and settings. For more information, see “Preferences.”

Find/Change: Displays the Find/Change palette, which you can use to find and change text based on content, formatting, or both.

Item Find/Change: Displays and hides the Item Find/Change palette.

Colors: Lets you add, edit, and delete color definitions. For more information, see “Working with colors.”

Style Sheets: Lets you add, edit, and delete style sheet definitions. For more information, see “Working with Style Sheets.”

Item Styles: Lets you add, edit, and delete item definitions that you can apply to QuarkXPress items with the Item Styles palette (Window menu).

Callout Styles: Lets you add, edit, and delete callout styles. For more information, see “Working with callouts.”

Conditional Styles: Lets you add, edit, and delete conditional styles. For more information, see “Working with Conditional Styles.”

Bullet, Numbering, and Outline Styles: Lets you add, edit, and delete bullet, numbering, and outline styles. For more information, see “Bullets and Numbering.”

Footnote Styles: Lets you add, edit, and delete footnote styles. For more information, see “Working with footnotes and endnotes.”

Text Shading Styles: Lets you add, edit, and delete text shading styles. For more information, see “Working with text shading.”

Hyperlinks: Lets you add, edit, and delete hyperlinks including URLs, anchors, and page links.

Underline Styles: Lets you access and modify underline styles.

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Hanging Characters: Lets you add, edit, and delete custom hanging character definitions. For more information, see “Working with hanging characters.”

Lists: Lets you add, edit, and delete list definitions. The Lists feature is a tool for automatically generating tables of contents and other types of listed content. For more information, see “Working with lists.”

H&Js: Lets you add, edit, and delete H&J (hyphenation and justification) definitions. H&Js let you control how text breaks. For more information, see “Controlling hyphenation and justification.”

Grid Styles: Lets you add, edit, and delete patterns of non-printing design grids that you can apply to text components. For more information, see “Working with design grids.”

Dashes and Stripes: Lets you add, edit, and delete custom line patterns.

Font Sets: Lets you add, edit, and delete custom scaling, sizing, and direction for specific fonts.

This feature is considered an East Asian feature and is only available when you have the East Asian preference enabled (QuarkXPress/Edit > Preferences > East Asian).

Mojigumi: Lets you add, edit, and delete Mojigumi sets and classes. For more information, see “Working with Mojigumi sets and classes.”

This feature is considered an East Asian feature and is only available when you have the East Asian preference enabled (QuarkXPress/Edit > Preferences > East Asian).

Non-Breaking Character Sets: Lets you add, edit, and delete rules for two-byte character sets.

This feature is considered an East Asian feature and is only available when you have the East Asian preference enabled (QuarkXPress/Edit > Preferences > East Asian).

Kerning Pairs: Lets you control kerning for installed fonts.

Font Tracking Tables: Lets you control tracking for installed fonts.

Set Tool Preferences From Selected: Lets you set the tool preferences to the currently selected box’s attributes.

Restore Tool Preferences To Default: Lets you restore the tool preferences back to the defaults.

Color Setups: Lets you access and modify setups for Source and Output Setups.

Output Styles: Lets you add, edit, and delete output style definitions. Output styles let you easily switch between different sets of output options. For more information, see “Working with output styles.

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Style menu

The Style menu changes depending on whether a text box, a picture box, or a line is active.

The Style menu changes depending on whether a text component or a picture component is active.

Style menu for text

The Style menu for text includes commands for specifying character attributes and paragraph formats. This menu includes the following commands:

Type Style: Lets you apply type styles such as bold, italic, and underline to selected text. The Type Style sub menu also contains Underline Styles, Make Fraction, Make Price and Remove Custom Underline.

Color: Lets you change the color of selected text.

Shade: Lets you set the tint of an applied color.

Opacity: Lets you control the transparency of selected text.

Story Direction: Lets you specify horizontal or vertical story direction for the selected text box.

This feature is considered an East Asian feature and is only available when you have the East Asian preference enabled (QuarkXPress/Edit > Preferences > East Asian).

Rubi: Lets you control rubi characters applied to text.

This feature is considered an East Asian feature and is only available when you have the East Asian preference enabled (QuarkXPress/Edit > Preferences > East Asian).

Group Characters: Lets you place horizontal text in a vertical story.

This feature is considered an East Asian feature and is only available when you have the East Asian preference enabled (QuarkXPress/Edit > Preferences > East Asian).

Alignment: Lets you align active paragraphs to the left, right, or center. Also lets you justify or force-justify selected paragraphs.

Character Alignment: Lets you align active characters to the top, center, baseline, or bottom.

In East Asian configuration, the options are: ICF Box Top, ICF Box Bottom,

Embox Top, Embox Center, Embox Bottom and Roman Baseline . These let you align the small characters in a line to the ICF specified by the large characters. In vertical text frames, ICF Top/Right aligns the text to the right of the ICF, and ICF Bottom/Left aligns the text to the left of the ICF.

Paragraph Style Sheet: Lets you apply paragraph style sheets to selected text.

Character Style Sheet: Lets you apply character style sheets to selected text.

Footnotes/Endnotes: Lets you view, add and edit footnotes and endnotes.

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Footnote Separator Style: Lets you apply a different footnote separator style.

Update Style Sheet: Lets you update a character or paragraph style sheet definition based on local changes to the applied style sheet.

Item Styles: Lets you view and update applied item styles.

Change Case: Lets you change case of selected text to uppercase, lower case, or title case.

Non-Breaking Attribute: Lets you apply the non-breaking attribute on the selected text (i.e. the text will not hyphenate or wrap). To highlight all text that has the non-breaking attribute applied to it, choose View > Highlight NonBreaking.

Flip Text Horizontal: Lets you flip selected text horizontally.

Flip Text Vertical: Lets you flip selected text vertically.

Cross Reference: Lets you insert and synchronize cross references.

Hyperlink: Lets you modify and apply a hyperlink, page link, or anchor to selected text.

Anchor: Lets you create or modify an anchor for selected text.

Remove Manual Kerning : Lets you remove all manual kerning applied between characters.

Style menu for pictures

The Style menu for pictures includes commands for formatting and editing

pictures. This menu includes the following commands:

Color: Applies a color to a selected grayscale or one-bit picture.

Shade: Lets you set the intensity of an applied color.

Opacity: Lets you control the transparency of a selected picture.

Center Picture: Centers the selected picture in its picture box.

Stretch Picture To Fit Box: Reduces or enlarges the selected picture horizontally and vertically to fill the picture box; the picture aspect ratio may not be maintained depending on the size of the picture box. This option will be enabled only when the width and height aspect ratio of the picture is unlocked.

Scale Picture To Fit Box: Reduces or enlarges the selected picture proportionately to fit its picture box such that the complete picture will be scaled with no crop area.

Scale Picture To Fill Box: Reduces or enlarges the selected picture horizontally or vertically to fill its picture box. In case, the aspect ratio of the picture and its box is not same, the picture may be cropped.

Fit Box To Picture: Reduces or enlarges the picture box to fit the size of the selected picture.

Convert to Native Objects: Convert the existing item to a native QuarkXPress object.

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Item Styles: Lets you view and update applied item styles.

Scale: Lets you change the scale of a picture within a picture component.

Rotate: Lets you rotate a picture within a picture component.

Scale Picture To Fit Box: Reduces or enlarges the selected picture proportionately to fit its picture box such that the complete picture will be scaled with no crop area.

Scale Picture To Fill Box: Reduces or enlarges the selected picture horizontally or vertically to fill its picture box. In case, the aspect ratio of the picture and its box is not same, the picture may be cropped.

Reset Picture: Resets the picture in the active picture component to its default scale, skew, and rotation.

Halftone (Windows only): Lets you apply a halftone screen pattern to a selected grayscale picture.

Flip Picture Horizontal: Flips the selected picture horizontally.

Flip Picture Vertical: Flips the selected picture vertically.

Edit: Lets you modify and apply a Clipping Path and Runaround to a selected picture or box.

Point/Segment Type: Lets you change the point or segment type of an item so you can manipulate points, curve handles, and line segments.

Hyperlink: Lets you modify and apply a hyperlink, page link, or anchor to a selected picture or box.

Anchor: Lets you create or modify an anchor for a selected picture or box.

Image Editing: Lets you apply picture effects to the image in the box.

Style menu for lines

The Style menu for lines includes the following commands:

Line Style: Lets you apply a line style to a selected line.

Arrowheads: Lets you apply an arrowhead style to a selected line.

Width: Lets you adjust the width of a selected line.

Color: Lets you change the color of a selected line.

Shade: Lets you set the intensity of an applied color.

Opacity: Lets you control the transparency of a selected line.

Item Styles: Lets you view and update applied item styles.

Hyperlink: Lets you modify and apply a hyperlink, page link, or anchor to a selected line.

Anchor: Lets you create or modify an anchor for a selected line.

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Item menu

The Item menu includes commands for controlling item attributes, positions,

grouping, sharing, and more.

Duplicate: Lets you create a copy of an item and its contents.

Super Step and Repeat: Lets you duplicate an active item multiple times and specify scale, rotation, and shading for the duplicates.

Delete: Lets you delete a selected item and its contents.

Lock: Lets you prevent accidental changes to items and their contents by locking its position or content.

Fit Box to Text: Reduces or enlarges the text box to fit the size of the text it contains.

Merge Text Boxes: Lets you merge the contents of multiple text boxes into a single text box.

Send & Bring: Lets you move an item one level backward in the page or layer’s stacking order, move an item to the back of the page or layer, move an item to the front of the page or layer, or move an item one level forward in the page or layer’s stacking order.

Group/Ungroup: Lets you combine two or more active items (including lines, boxes, text paths, tables, and other groups) into a group, or performs an Ungroup on the currently selected grouped items.

Ungroup All: Lets you break a group into its component items.

Export Options: Lets you specify export options for tagged PDF export.

Space/Align: Lets you position the selected items evenly with regard to each other or with regard to the page or spread.

Constrain/Unconstrain: Lets you restrict an item so that it cannot move beyond the boundaries of the item to which it is constrained, or removes any constrains applied to the item.

Content: Lets you change the content type of an item.

Shape: Lets you change the shape of an active item.

Merge or Split Paths: Lets you merge or split selected items in a number of ways.

Point/Segment Type: Lets you change the point or segment type of an item so you can manipulate points, curve handles, and line segments.

Convert Text To Boxes: Lets you convert the contents of a selected text box to a Bézier box.

Edit: Lets you modify item shape, runaround, or clipping path.

Flip Shape: Lets you flip a Bézier shape in its frame either vertically or horizontally.

Share: Lets you access sharing properties of an item and synchronize or re-use content such as text, pictures, boxes, lines, and Composition Zones.

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Unsynchronize Size: Removes synchronization of a single instance of the item without affecting other occurrences of that item (or the synchronization attributes).

Unsynchronize Item/Content: Removes synchronization of a single instance of the item without affecting other occurrences of that item (or the synchronization attributes).

Copy To Other Layouts: Lets you copy to selected items to another layout.

Callout Anchor: Lets you configure callout anchors and callouts. For more information, see “Working with callouts.”

Composition Zones: Lets you create or modify Composition Zones.

Digital Publishing: Lets you configure items for digital publishing in ePub, Kindle, App Studio and HTML5 Publication output formats. For more information, see Digital Publishing with QuarkXPress.

New Box From Clipping: Lets you to create a box from a clipping path.

Note: Lets you insert, delete, and navigate between notes. For more information, see “Notes.”

Scale: Lets you set the scale settings.

Page menu

The Page menu includes commands for inserting, deleting, and moving pages; working with guides, grids, and sections; navigating through pages, and more.

Insert: Lets you add new pages.

Delete: Lets you delete pages.

Move: Lets you move a page to a different location.

Master Guides and Grid: Lets you modify the placement of page guides and design grids on master pages.

Section: Lets you change the numbering system for a layout or a range of pages in a layout.

Previous: Navigates to the preceding page.

Next: Navigates to the following page.

First: Navigates to the first page.

Last: Navigates to the last page.

Go to: Lets you navigate to a particular page.

Display: Lets you display a page or a master page.

Layout menu

The Layout menu includes commands for working with and navigating to layouts.

New: Lets you add a new layout.

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