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Restoring, reverting, and undoing

From: QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

Video: Restoring, reverting, and undoing

Everyone makes mistakes, even the code inside QuarkXPress makes mistakes. In this movie, we'll look at ways to revert to your last saved version of a project, how to undo and redo your latest edits to a document, how to get out of dialog boxes and palettes without saving your changes to them, and how to force QuarkXPress to redraw the screen. Now to show how you revert to a previously saved document, we need to open the document that's already been saved. So I'm going to open this Jay's design ideas file, and I want to make some changes to it. I'll make a Text Box here, I'll make a Picture Box here, and I'll draw a line. Okay, great! Now, under the File menu you now see an option called Revert to Saved.

Restoring, reverting, and undoing

Everyone makes mistakes, even the code inside QuarkXPress makes mistakes. In this movie, we'll look at ways to revert to your last saved version of a project, how to undo and redo your latest edits to a document, how to get out of dialog boxes and palettes without saving your changes to them, and how to force QuarkXPress to redraw the screen. Now to show how you revert to a previously saved document, we need to open the document that's already been saved. So I'm going to open this Jay's design ideas file, and I want to make some changes to it. I'll make a Text Box here, I'll make a Picture Box here, and I'll draw a line. Okay, great! Now, under the File menu you now see an option called Revert to Saved.

If I select Revert to Saved, it simply goes right back to the last saved version of this file, and all those guys will go away. Now that's useful if you've opened a file or you've saved a file and then you're working on it and decide that the changes you made all of them are no good and you just want to go back to square 1. But let's see that you've made some changes that you want to keep some of them, but not all of them. And again I'm just going to make a box and a Picture box and a line, okay, great. Many of you may be familiar with Command+Z or Ctrl+Z to undo the last thing you did. Well, it's the same in QuarkXPress, but now because of the multiple Undos, each time you press Command+Z or Ctrl+Z, it will undo one more thing that you did previously.

So, under the Edit menu, you see Undo Create Line because that was the last thing we did. If I select that, the line goes away. Well, now what happens if I go to the Edit menu? Undo Create Text Box because that was the thing we did before that, and Undo Create Picture Box. So you can step back through the changes that you made in a document by simply going to the Edit menu and choosing Undo, Undo, Undo, or Command+Z, Command+Z, Command+Z, and if you decide to - oh gee, I went back one step too far, just include the Shift key when you are doing Command+Z and you can redo that step that you undid.

And you may be wondering how many steps QuarkXPress remembers so that you can undo them. Well, if you go to the Preferences, and go to Undo, you'll see a number here. By default it remembers the last 20 actions you did. You can increase or decrease that number depending on how much you'd like it to keep track of, and by the way you can change the Command key for redo, from its default Command+Shift+Z to something else that you are more happy with. Another thing you may want to undo is if you've made a bunch of changes to Preferences or anything else in the dialog box and you want to hit this Cancel button.

There's also a keyboard shortcut for doing that and it's just Command+Period on a Mac, or simply hit the Escape key and that tell XPress, forget everything I did in this box, just go away. Now that's good for a dialog box where it has a Cancel button, but in the QuarkXPress Measurements palette there is no Cancel button. So, let's say you're in there and you're making some changes to something. I'm going to make a Text Box and put some text in it. I'm going to go down here and try to change its font to something very odd that QuarkXPress has no idea what that is. When I try to tell it to accept that by hitting, say the Tab key it pops-up with a warning, says the font doesn't exist.

Well, how do I get out of that, if I keep trying it just keeps going. The Escape key is your friend. Anytime you are in, a field in the Measurements palette and something goes crazy or you've entered the wrong number or whatever, just hit the Escape key, and it goes back to whatever that field set before and you're good to go. The final thing I want to talk about is what I referred to at the beginning of my little story here, which is sometimes QuarkXPress makes some mistakes. It's difficult to show you a mistake like this because it happens randomly, but imagine you're working on something on your page and you've made a change to something and it doesn't really look the way it's supposed to according to the changes you just made to it.

Maybe there is something that you moved leaves a little bit of itself back where it was before, that kind of thing. That's just a screen redraw problem and when that happens, and it happens rarely, but when it does, it's helpful to remember Command+Option+Period on a Macintosh, or on Windows, Shift+Escape. And what that does is it forces QuarkXPress to re-examine everything on the page and redraw it for you. And that will get rid of any strange leftover goofiness that may be temporarily displaying, but would never actually print that way.

Knowing all the tricks for getting out of or undoing the changes that you've made can save a tremendous amount of time and a whole lot of headaches, especially when you are working on a complex layout.

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QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

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  1. 5m 17s
    1. Welcome
      51s
    2. Using the exercise files
      54s
    3. What is QuarkXPress?
      3m 32s
  2. 39m 1s
    1. Getting started
      2m 26s
    2. Managing files in Quark
      9m 52s
    3. Exploring the QuarkXPress interface
      11m 22s
    4. Restoring, reverting, and undoing
      4m 9s
    5. Navigating your layout
      6m 45s
    6. Adding and moving pages
      4m 27s
  3. 51m 57s
    1. Understanding items and contents
      4m 54s
    2. Making boxes and lines
      6m 32s
    3. Putting text on a path
      8m 48s
    4. Moving and locking items
      1m 44s
    5. Resizing, reshaping, rotating, and flipping items
      2m 33s
    6. Duplicating items
      3m 25s
    7. Deleting items
      1m 49s
    8. Using the Bézier Pen tool
      4m 20s
    9. Converting text to boxes
      2m 4s
    10. Understanding relationships between items
      4m 53s
    11. Merging shapes
      2m 1s
    12. Setting item styles
      5m 13s
    13. Using Item Find/Change
      3m 41s
  4. 30m 55s
    1. Reviewing the Layers palette
      8m 12s
    2. Utilizing guides and rulers
      4m 16s
    3. Understanding Guide Manager Pro
      5m 24s
    4. Using frames, dashes, and stripes
      4m 57s
    5. Setting libraries
      5m 18s
    6. Appending settings
      2m 48s
  5. 39m 57s
    1. Building a new layout
      3m 40s
    2. Creating projects and layouts
      4m 48s
    3. Working with Master Pages
      2m 44s
    4. Creating automatic text boxes
      3m 15s
    5. Working with Master Pages and Layout Pages
      5m 15s
    6. Making pages
      6m 1s
    7. Modifying your pages
      2m 5s
    8. Using automatic page insertion
      2m 44s
    9. Using automatic page numbering and "continued"
      4m 45s
    10. Working with sections and page numbering
      3m 29s
    11. Building with multipage spreads
      1m 11s
  6. 25m 5s
    1. Navigating through a layout
      1m 49s
    2. Selecting text
      4m 41s
    3. Deleting text
      1m 4s
    4. Changing text case
      59s
    5. Importing text
      4m 39s
    6. Exporting text
      2m 52s
    7. Showing invisible characters
      2m 6s
    8. Using the Glyph panel
      4m 27s
    9. Working with ligatures
      2m 28s
  7. 10m 50s
    1. Finding and changing
      6m 3s
    2. Using Spell Check
      4m 47s
  8. 35m 27s
    1. Understanding basic character formatting
      4m 15s
    2. Setting color, shade, and transparency
      2m 36s
    3. Using horizontal and vertical scaling
      3m 55s
    4. Setting kerning and tracking
      7m 38s
    5. Inserting typographic special effects
      7m 53s
    6. Adjusting font preferences and open-type fonts
      5m 32s
    7. Finding a missing font
      3m 38s
  9. 29m 29s
    1. Applying basic paragraph formatting
      3m 10s
    2. Establishing paragraph rules
      3m 4s
    3. Applying leading to paragraphs
      5m 7s
    4. Setting tabs
      6m 14s
    5. Setting hyphenation and justification
      3m 41s
    6. Understanding widow and orphan control
      3m 54s
    7. Working with hanging characters
      4m 19s
  10. 27m 53s
    1. Linking items together
      3m 58s
    2. Learning about style sheets
      1m 52s
    3. Creating style sheets
      3m 57s
    4. Editing style sheets
      4m 24s
    5. Applying styles
      3m 40s
    6. Deleting styles
      2m 7s
    7. Appending styles
      3m 17s
    8. Using grids
      4m 38s
  11. 22m 55s
    1. Building tables
      3m 19s
    2. Importing Excel tables
      3m 13s
    3. Working with tables
      5m 25s
    4. Formatting tables
      2m 50s
    5. Splitting tables with headers and footers
      3m 19s
    6. Adding graphics
      2m 41s
    7. Converting a table to text or a group
      2m 8s
  12. 14m 34s
    1. Building books
      5m 20s
    2. Creating lists
      5m 2s
    3. Building an index
      4m 12s
  13. 23m 18s
    1. Importing pictures
      4m 50s
    2. Working with pictures
      2m 48s
    3. Mastering picture management
      3m 50s
    4. Editing and exporting pictures
      2m 48s
    5. Looking into preview quality and greeking images
      5m 18s
    6. Exporting a page as EPS
      3m 44s
  14. 12m 25s
    1. Working with Photoshop documents
      4m 44s
    2. Understanding the Style menu
      3m 3s
    3. Building picture effects
      4m 38s
  15. 10m 54s
    1. Working with text runaround
      7m 32s
    2. Setting anchored boxes
      3m 22s
  16. 32m 4s
    1. What You See and What You Get
      2m 42s
    2. Describing color
      3m 28s
    3. Specifying color
      7m 13s
    4. Creating color blends
      5m 15s
    5. Setting opacity
      4m 55s
    6. Using color from outside sources
      1m 55s
    7. Understanding color management and proofing
      6m 36s
  17. 15m 8s
    1. Synchronizing items
      3m 11s
    2. Building composition zones
      4m 8s
    3. Working in shared layouts
      2m 25s
    4. Understanding job jackets
      5m 24s
  18. 15m 21s
    1. Collecting for output and exporting
      1m 14s
    2. Adjusting basic printer settings
      3m 39s
    3. Reviewing advanced printer settings
      8m 44s
    4. Establishing print styles
      1m 44s
  19. 16m 10s
    1. Creating and exporting a PDF
      4m 4s
    2. Creating PDF output styles
      1m 44s
    3. Building hyperlinks in interactive PDFs
      4m 23s
    4. Adding bookmarks for interactive PDFs
      5m 59s
  20. 20m 58s
    1. Building a web page
      4m 12s
    2. Inserting hyperlinks in a document
      3m 18s
    3. Creating a form for HTML
      2m 54s
    4. Exporting and importing as HTML
      5m 20s
    5. Building Flash projects
      5m 14s
  21. 6m 15s
    1. Working with XTensions
      3m 2s
    2. Scripting in QuarkXPress 8
      3m 13s
  22. 13s
    1. Goodbye
      13s

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