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Chapter 1. The Basics > Key to the QuarkXPress screen in Windows

Key to the QuarkXPress screen in Windows

  1. Application (or project) Control menu

    The application Control menu commands are Restore, Move, Size, Minimize, Maximize, and Close. The project Control menu commands are Restore, Move, Size, Minimize, Maximize, Close, and Next.

  2. Application title bar

    The application title bar contains the name of the application. If a project is maximized, the project name appears in the application title bar.

  3. Menu bar

    Press any menu name to access commands.

  4. Application (or project) minimize button

    Click the application minimize button to shrink the application to an icon on the Taskbar; click the icon to restore the application window to its previous size.

    Click the project minimize button to shrink the project to an icon at the bottom left corner of the application window. Click the icon to restore the project window to its previous size.

  5. Application (or project) maximize/restore button

    Click the application or project restore button to restore a window to its previous size. When a window is at its restored size, the restore button turns into a maximize button. Click the maximize button to enlarge the window.

  6. Close buttons

    To close the application, a project, a dialog box, or a palette, click its close button.

  7. Tools palette

    Most of the palettes are opened from the Window menu: Tools (and Web Tools), Measurements, Page Layout, Style Sheets, Colors, Trap Information, Lists, Layers, Profile Information, Hyperlinks, Index, Synchronized Text, Sequences, and Placeholders.

  8. Project title bar

    The name of the project and the currently displayed layout are shown on the title bar. Drag the title bar to move the layout within the application window (this won't work if the project window is maximized).

  9. Ruler origin box

    Drag from the ruler origin box to reposition the intersection of the horizontal and vertical rulers (the “zero point”). Click the ruler origin box again to reset the zero point to the upper left corner of the page. Each layout can have a different ruler origin position.

  10. Rulers

    You can choose inches, inches decimal, picas, points, millimeters, centimeters, ciceros, or agates as the default measurement increment for rulers and entry fields. In a Web layout, you can also choose pixels. Choose View > Show Rulers or Hide Rulers. Non-printing guides, which are dragged from the vertical and horizontal rulers, are used for aligning and positioning objects.

  11. Pasteboard

    This functions as a scratchboard for creating items or as a holding area for storing items for later use. Web layouts don't have a pasteboard.

  12. Margin guides

    Margin don't print. Choose View > Show Guides or Hide Guides.

  13. Layout tabs

    Display a layout by clicking its tab. Print layouts have a icon; Web layouts have a icon.

  14. Undo

    Click to undo the last undoable edit, or choose from the pop-up menu.

  15. Redo

    Click to redo the last redoable edit, or choose from the pop-up menu.

  16. HTML Preview (Web layouts only)

    Click this button to display the current Web layout in the default browser, or choose from the pop-up menu to display the layout in one of the currently installed browsers.


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