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QuarkXPress has always been the perfect tool for creating and publishing documents. In QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training, Jay Nelson—the publisher of Design Tools Monthly and a QuarkXPress expert—covers all the tools and features in this updated version of the program, from basic page layout to Flash integration and web page creation. Throughout this comprehensive training, Jay shows what's needed to produce professional-quality projects that integrate text, pictures, graphics, and tables. He also offers real-world page layout techniques that designers can apply to their own projects. Exercise files accompany the course.
Entering and editing texts in QuarkXPress is one of the most basic things you do and it's something you do all day long, pretty much everyday while using QuarkXPress. So want to show you the basic techniques for editing text, but also some of the Power Shortcuts for making it quick and easy to get where you need to go as fast as possible. The newsletter you are looking at right now is the one that I'm the editor and publisher of. So if you like it, you can check out at the end and send us little message and we'll sent you a sample issue and maybe you want to subscribe. But we'll use it in the next few movies to look at how you edit text.
The first thing I want to show you is that even when you have the Item tool selected, you can still be editing text by simply double-clicking on a text box. That drops you right into the text box and selects the Text Content tool for you. Now when I'm editing text, what I like to do is zoom in, zoom out and pan around. I don't like to use the scrollbars. You don't like to use the view percentages. I know where I want to be, so I zoom in with a Ctrl+Shift, make my edits and then go back to Command+1 or Ctrl+1 on Windows to see my document at 100% size with the thing I'm editing right in the middle of my screen.
If I then want to edit over here, I'll Ctrl+Shift+drag, make my changes, Command+1 brings it right back to the middle of my screen. If the big document and you want to see the whole thing in your window, Command+0 is going to zoom you out to show the whole page in your window. So that's the technique I use all the time for zooming in and zooming out. If I zoom in far enough and I realize I want to be, say, over here, I just hold down the Option or Alt key and drag and now I'm over here and that's how I pan around without using the scrollbars. So once again, Command+0 or Ctrl+0, Ctrl+Shift+Drag, Option or Alt to drag around, Command+0 or Ctrl+0 to zoom out and see the whole page again.
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