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Publishing Applications => Quark XPress support => Topic started by: Jean-Marie Schwartz on September 11, 2007, 05:10:50 AM

Title: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: Jean-Marie Schwartz on September 11, 2007, 05:10:50 AM
In the Help of Quark I saw some shortcuts using the modifier key CTRL. But I didn't see all of them.
I discovered 15 shorcuts (Quark Help shows, to what I've seen, like 5 of them). So here the list I made up just in case it might help you:
CTRL-A   <->   beginning of document (1st page)
CTRL-I   <->   insertion of a tab
CTRL-D   <->   end of document (1st page)
CTRL-H   <->   delete (the selection of text)
CTRL-L   <->   1 window down
CTRL-K   <->   1 window up
CTRL-M   <->   insertion of a return
CTRL-V   <->   scale field
CTRL-@   <->   insertion of a Zero
CTRL-' (apostrophe)   <->   straight apostrophe
CTRL-   <->   cursor to next word
CTRL-   <->   cursor to previous word
CTRL-- (hyphen)   <->   cursor to next paragraph
CTRL-$   <->   cursor to next word
CTRL-   <->   cursor to previous word
CTRL-(any F key)   <->   Export to PDF

This list was made up using a French keyboard on a French QuarkXPress Passport. Some of the shortcuts might not work with your configuration.
Feel free to confirm some of them or correct some of them.
Hope this helps!

Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: Emma on September 12, 2007, 10:33:29 AM
Well, I never knew them - apart from the apostrophe ones. To which I can add:

CTRL-" (shift-apostrophe)   <->   'feet marks' - straight double quote.

Actually CTRL-' and CTRL-" over-ride Quark's 'Smart Quotes' preferences. If you've got Smart Quotes on, these will enable you to type straight quotes. If it's off, they produce curly ones!

Having lived without CTRL-I (hey, I just hit tab!) for more years than I can remember, I don't think I'll be adding them to my repertoire (my brain's full anyway). But nice to know they're there.

Some would definitely be useful for someone without an extended keyboard - page up and down, for example. I've actually got quite a few Quickeys assigned to CTRL-letter, as I thought Quark didn't use control for anything, but I was wrong!
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: Jean-Marie Schwartz on September 12, 2007, 10:54:02 AM
Well, I never knew them - apart from the apostrophe ones. To which I can add:

CTRL-" (shift-apostrophe)   <->   'feet marks' - straight double quote.
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Which doesn't work here!

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I've actually got quite a few Quickeys assigned to CTRL-letter, as I thought Quark didn't use control for anything, but I was wrong!
I wasn't clear enough but that was mainly the reason for posting that list. (I assign in priority CTRL-[letter] to my Apple Scripts in Quark.) I didn't know some of them were already assigned.
As for the tab, I thought accross the Channel you would hit Ctrl-I  :P I'm kidding!  ;D
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: AutoFetishist on October 22, 2007, 07:07:49 PM
Shift F10 ~ toggles between the local page and the master from which it derives.

Of course in QX 6.5 it doesn't work consistently. But neat in theory...
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: larsen67 on October 23, 2007, 03:07:41 AM
Witcher, now that one is nice to know
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: Erik Youngren on October 23, 2007, 11:19:01 AM
Shift F10 ~ toggles between the local page and the master from which it derives.

Of course in QX 6.5 it doesn't work consistently. But neat in theory...

Always seems to work for me. BTW, OPTN+F10 will cycle through each Master.
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: AutoFetishist on October 23, 2007, 02:41:13 PM
Also (love this thread BTW):

IN the document/page layout palette, select any page.
Option Click on a master page icon, and that master will assign itself to the selected page.
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: Erik Youngren on October 23, 2007, 03:45:24 PM
That last one is too cool. No more drag and drop of Masters on to layout pages for me.  :)
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: Jean-Marie Schwartz on October 24, 2007, 02:54:10 AM
IN the document/page layout palette, select any page.
Option Click on a master page icon, and that master will assign itself to the selected page.
The big pity is it does not work any more with blank pages (it used to work back in version 4 as far as I remember).

Option-dragging a Master Page icon to the Layout pages (within the Layout palette) makes the Add Pages window come up. Good to know when you have several pages to add rather quickly ;-)
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: AutoFetishist on October 24, 2007, 05:39:29 PM
And new, as of 6 (I think):

command-option-shift V

Will paste a copied item with the exact (spread) coordinates as its original

I'm surprised how many people don't know about this one, but I don't know if its 'hidden'.
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: larsen67 on October 25, 2007, 03:44:52 AM
I use this a lot but would have prefered page coords instead. I see what you mean about Shift F10 being inconsistent at first I too was like eric all seamed well but then oops its not haven't been able to work out why.
option+click master is nice

I don't think comm+F6 is listed for current font in usage and alt+comm+F6 for current pic in usage provided you have something selected. I use these with the more info option on.
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: Jean-Marie Schwartz on October 25, 2007, 05:12:08 AM
I don't think comm+F6 is listed for current font in usage and alt+comm+F6 for current pic in usage provided you have something selected. I use these with the more info option on.
I don't think either they are listed somewhere I know of.
Always good to know they exist! Thanks!
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: Erik Youngren on October 25, 2007, 09:38:44 AM
Didn't know about CMD+F6 and CMD+OPTN+F6. I will have to try those when I get to work.

Re, OPTN+F10 and cycling through masters, maybe I am just lucky. The only time I ever had an issue was with XPress 4.11 running under Classic. Anytime I went to a master and then used the key command, bang XPress quit. Strangely enough, it's been working fine just recently (although I have only recently tried this again). But I've never had the issue in XPress 6.

This might be a simple one you guys already know about, but if you select an image and then hit OPTN+F13, your Usage box for images will come up with the selected image highlighted in the box. I use this as a quick way sometimes to find out the name of an image and it's path. (Yeah, I have Badia's XT, but sometimes this is faster in a given situation for me.)

EDIT: I finally tried this at work and it seems to be the same as the tip I just suggested above. Interesting.
Title: Its Shift F10 that's "broken"
Post by: AutoFetishist on December 23, 2007, 07:48:13 AM
Option F10 still seems to do the trick. And its a nice one.

Title: Not quite a keyboard-only shortcut, but gives me that same groovy feeling:
Post by: AutoFetishist on December 23, 2007, 07:56:07 AM
When you need to do a thumb drag between two open documents:

Hold down Option, go to the Window menu, and select "Tile"



God I love finding these. I got this one from a cranky old coworker who's about to retire in January.
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: tony p on January 29, 2008, 09:57:31 AM
On a Mac, I think that  ctrl-shift-cmd-]  or [  for adjusting wordspacing of selected text by 10 units of an em is fairly well-known...
but crtl-shift-alt-cmd-] or [  for single units seems to be less well known.

Anything involving the use of 5 keys is of uncertain status as keyboard shortcut unless you have the manual dexterity of a flautist, but it seems to be the only way of doing it!
Title: Re: Some "hidden" keyboard shorcuts?
Post by: Jean-Marie Schwartz on January 08, 2009, 07:56:32 AM
I just discovered a new one (on 7.5): Cmd-Shift-clicking the green button in the upper left corner of the window has a drop down menu that is a simplified version of the Window menu.
Don't know if it is of any help to some of you though  :)