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  • QuarkXPress Keyboard Command Guide

    For Mac


  • Keyboard commands: Mac OS

    Menu commands (Mac OS) 3

    Dialog box commands (Mac OS) 7

    Palette commands (Mac OS) 8

    Project and layout commands (Mac OS) 11

    Item commands (Mac OS) 12

    Text commands (Mac OS) 14

    Picture commands (Mac OS) 19


    This document lists the keyboard commands for QuarkXPress 8.

  • Menu commands (Mac OS)QuarkXPress menuQuarkXPress Environment Option+About QuarkXPress or Control+Option+EPreferences z+Option+Shift+YQuit QuarkXPress z+Q

    File menuNew Project z+NNew Library z+Option+NOpen z+OClose z+WSave z+SSave as z+Shift+SRevert to last Auto Save Option+Revert to SavedImport z+ESave Text z+Option+EAppend z+Option+ASave Page as EPS z+Option+Shift+SPrint z+POutput Job z+Option+P

    Edit menuUndo z+Z Redo z+Y, z+Z, or z+Shift+Z (configurable)Cut z+XCopy z+CPaste z+VPaste In Place z+Option+Shift+VSelect All z+AFind/Change z+FClose Find/Change z+Option+F

    Edit menuParagraph pane (Preferences dialog box) z+Option+YTrapping pane (Preferences dialog box) Option+Shift+F12Tools pane (Preferences dialog box) Double-click tool in the Tools paletteStyle Sheets dialog box Shift+F11Colors dialog box Shift+F12H&Js dialog box z+Option+J


  • Menu commands (Mac OS)Style menu for textSize fi Other z+Shift+\Type StylesPlain z+Shift+PBold z+Shift+BItalic z+Shift+IUnderline z+Shift+UWord Underline z+Shift+WStrikethrough z+Shift+/Outline z+Shift+OShadow z+Shift+YAll Caps z+Shift+KSmall Caps z+Shift+HSuperscript z+Shift+=Subscript z+Shift+ - (hyphen)Superior z+Shift+VLigatures (not available in Plus and East Asian editions) z+Shift+G

    Character Attributes dialog box z+Shift+DChange story direction (Plus and East Asian editions only) z+Option+Shift+TRubi (Plus and East Asian editions only) z+Option+RGroup Characters (Plus and East Asian editions only) z+Shift+GAlignmentLeft z+Shift+LCentered z+Shift+CRight z+Shift+RJustified z+Shift+JForced z+Option+Shift+J

    Leading z+Shift+E

    Style menu for textFormats z+Shift+FTabs z+Shift+TRules z+Shift+NToggle Font Previews preference Shift+display Font submenu

    Style menu for picturesHalftone z+Shift+HCenter Picture z+Shift+MStretch Picture to Fit Box z+Shift+FScale Picture to Box (Proportionally) z+Option+Shift+F

    Style menu for linesWidth fi Other z+Shift+\


  • Menu commands (Mac OS)Item menuModify z+MFrame z+BRunaround z+TClipping z+Option+TDrop Shadow z+Option+Shift+DDuplicate z+DStep and Repeat z+Option+R Step and Repeat (Plus and East Asian editions only) z+Option+D Delete z+KGroup z+GUngroup z+ULock Position/Unlock Position F6Send to Back Shift+F5Bring to Front F5Bring Forward Option+Item fi Bring to Front or Option+F5Send Backward Option+Item fi Send to Back or Option+Shift+F5

    Item menuSpace/AlignApply Last z+Option+/Left Align (Item Relative) z+fLeft Align (Page Relative) Shift+z+fRight Align (Item Relative) z+gRight Align (Page Relative) Shift+z+gCenter Align Horizontal (Item Relative) z+[Center Align Horizontal (Page Relative) Shift+z+[Center Align Vertical (Item Relative) z+]Center Align Vertical (Page Relative) Shift+z+]Top Align (Item Relative) z+h

    Top Align (Page Relative) Shift+z+hBottom Align (Item Relative) z+iBottom Align (Page Relative) Shift+z+iDisplay Space/Align tab of Measurements palette z+, (comma)

    Shape (convert Bzier line to filled-center Bzier box) Option+ Item fi Shape fi [Bzier shape]EditRunaround Option+F4Clipping Path Option+Shift+F4

    Point/Segment TypeCorner Point Option+F1Smooth Point Option+F2Symmetrical Point Option+F3Straight Segment Option+Shift+F1Curved Segment Option+Shift+F2


  • Menu commands (Mac OS)Page menuGo to Page dialog box z+JDisplay this pages master page Shift+F10Display next master page Option+F10Display previous master page Option+Shift+F10Display Layout (when a master page is displayed) Shift+F10Page Properties (when a Web layout is active) z+Option+Shift+A

    Layout menuLayout Properties dialog box z+Option+Shift+P

    View menuFit in Window z+0 (zero)Fit largest spread in window Option+Fit in Window or z+Option+0 (zero)Actual Size z+1Thumbnails Shift+F6 or Option+Shift+F6Display/hide Guides F7Display/hide Page Grids Option+F7Display/hide Text Box Grids z+Option+F7Snap to Guides Shift+F7Snap to Page Grids Option+Shift+F7Display/hide Rulers z+RDisplay/hide Invisibles z+I

    Utilities menuCheck Spelling fi Word/Selection z+LCheck Spelling fi Story z+Option+LCheck Spelling fi Layout z+Option+Shift+LSuggested Hyphenation z+Option+Shift+HUsage dialog boxFonts pane z+F6 or F13Pictures pane z+Option+F6 or Option+F13

    Line Check fi Next Line z+;

    Window menuDisplay/hide Tools palette F8Display/hide Measurements palette F9Display/hide Page Layout palette F10Display/hide Style Sheets palette F11Display/hide Colors palette F12Display/hide Trap Information palette Option+F12Display/hide Lists palette Option+F11Display/hide Interactive palette z+Option+F8


  • Dialog box commands (Mac OS)Tabs in dialog boxesDisplay next tab z+Option+TabDisplay previous tab z+Option+Shift+Tab

    FieldsSelect next field TabSelect previous field Shift+TabSelect field with text insertion bar Double-clickCut z+XCopy z+CPaste z+VRevert fields to original values z+ZPerform math by combining operators + (addition)

    (subtraction)* (multiplication)/ (division)

    ButtonsOK (or bordered button) Return or EnterCancel z+. (period) or escYes z+YNo z+NApply z+ASet button in Tabs tab z+S

    (in Paragraph Attributes dialog box)

    Lists (in dialog boxes)Select consecutive items in list Shift+clickSelect nonconsecutive items in list z+click


  • Palette commands (Mac OS)Tools paletteDisplay/hide palette F8Display Tools pane of Preferences Double-click toolSwitch between Item tool and Text Content tool or Shift+F8Picture Content tool

    Select next tool Option+F8 or z+Option+TabSelect previous tool Option+Shift+F8 or z+Option+Shift+TabMove tool to main palette Control+select toolMove tool into pop-up tool list Control+click toolTool selection shortcuts

    (not available when Text Content tool is selected)Item tool VText tools TPicture Content tool RBox tools BLine tool LPen tools PTable tool GZoom tool ZPan tool X

    Measurements paletteDisplay/hide palette F9Select the Font field of the Classic tab or z+Option+M

    the Space/Align tab (or display palette)Select the Font field of the Classic tab or z+Option+Shift+M

    the Character Attributes tabToggle Font Preview preference Shift+display the Font drop-down menuSelect next field TabSelect previous field Shift+TabToggle forward through tabs z+Option+; (semicolon)Toggle backward through tabs z+Option+, (comma)Exit/Apply Return or EnterExit/Cancel z+. (period) or EscapeDisplay Space/Align tab z+, (comma)


  • Palette commands (Mac OS)Page Layout paletteDisplay/hide palette F10Display Insert Pages context menu Control+click in the paletteDisplay Insert Pages dialog box Option+drag master page into the layout area of the paletteDisplay absolute page number Option+click page

    Style Sheets paletteDisplay/hide palette F11Display Edit Style Sheet context menu Control+click style sheetDisplay Edit Style Sheet dialog box z+click style sheetApply No Style, then style sheet Option+click style sheet(apply to paragraph attributes only) Option+Shift+click paragraph style sheet

    Colors paletteDisplay/hide palette F12Display Colors dialog box z+click color nameDisplay Edit Colors context menu Control+click color name

    Trap Information paletteDisplay/hide palette Option+F12

    Lists paletteDisplay/hide palette Option+F11

    Index paletteDisplay palette z+Option+ISelect Text field z+Option+IClick Add button z+Option+Shift+IClick Add Reversed button Option+click Add buttonEdit selected index entry Double-click


  • Palette commands (Mac OS)Find/Change paletteDisplay palette z+FClose palette z+Option+FChange Find Next button to Find First Option+Find Next

    Tiling and stacking projectsWindow menuTile or Stack at actual size Control+Tile/Stack

    Tile or Stack at fit in window z+Tile/StackTile or Stack at thumbnails Option+Tile/StackShortcut to Window menu Shift+click title barTile or Stack at actual size from title bar Control+Shift+click title bar+Tile/StackTile or Stack at fit in window from title bar z+Shift+click title bar+Tile/StackTile or Stack at thumbnails from title bar Option+Shift+click title bar+Tile/Stack

    Displaying pagesGo to Page dialog box z+JDisplay this pages master page Shift+F10Display next master page Option+F10Display previous master page Option+Shift+F10Display Layout (when a master page is displayed) Shift+F10

    Changing viewsAccess View Percentage field Control+VAny view to Actual Size z+1Any view to Fit in Window z+0Any view to 200% z+Option+clickToggle between 100% and 200% z+Option+clickFit largest spread in window Option+Fit in Window or z+Option+0 (zero)Zoom in Control+Shift+click/dragZoom out Control+Option+click/drag

    Zoom in (not available when Text Content tool is selected) z+ + (plus)

    Zoom out (not available when Text Content tool is selected) z+ - (hyphen)

    Redrawing the screenStop redraw z+. (period)Force redraw z+Option+. (period)


  • Project and layout commands (Mac OS)Deleting ruler guidesDelete horizontal ruler guides Option+click horizontal rulerDelete vertical ruler guides Option+click vertical ruler

    Closing projectsClose project window z+WClose all project windows Option+click close box or z+Option+W

    ScrollingWith Pan tool Option+dragEnable Live Scroll (Input Settings preference off) Option+drag scroll boxDisable Live Scroll (Input Settings preference on) Option+drag scroll boxTo start of text Control+ATo end of text Control+DUp one screen Control+KDown one screen Control+LTo first page Control+Shift+ATo last page Control+Shift+DTo previous page Control+Shift+KTo next page Control+Shift+LExtended keyboard

    Start of layout HomeEnd of layout EndUp one screen Page UpDown one screen Page DownTo first page Shift+HomeTo last page Shift+EndTo previous page Shift+Page UpTo next page Shift+Page Down

    Navigating among layoutsCycle through layouts z+ (apostrophe)

    Navigating among projectsCycle through project windows z+~


  • Item commands (Mac OS)Selecting/deselecting itemsSelect item at back or behind z+Option+Shift+click where items overlapSelect multiple items or points Shift+clickDeselect all items Escape

    Creating, resizing, and rotating itemsConstrain to square or circle while creating a box Press Shift while creatingConstrain proportions while resizing Shift+drag handleScale contents while resizing item z+drag handleResize relative to center Option+drag handleResize multiple items (requires multiple selection) Press z before dragging handleConstrain item rotation to 0/45/90 Press Shift while rotatingConstrain straight line angle to 0/45/90 Shift+while creating or resizing lineDuplicate item while dragging Option+drag

    Modifying line widthIncrease

    Preset range z+Shift+. (period)1 point z+Option+Shift+. (period)

    DecreasePreset range z+Shift+, (comma)1 point z+Option+Shift+, (comma)

    Editing Bzier items and pathsAdd Bzier point Click segment with Bzier Pen toolDelete Bzier point Click point with Bzier Pen toolInvoke Select Point mode from Bzier Pen tool zInvoke Convert Point mode from Bzier Pen tool OptionInvoke Convert Point mode while dragging Bzier handle Option+dragRetract Bzier handle Option+click control handleDelete active Bzier point Delete (Select Point tool must be selected)Select all points on Bzier item or path Double click point with Select Point toolInvoke Item mode from Bzier Pen tool z+Option


  • Item commands (Mac OS)Editing Bzier items and pathsConstrain active point to 45 movement Shift+drag pointConstrain active curve handle to 45 movement Shift+drag curve handleConvert Bzier line to filled-center Bzier box Option+ Item fi Shape fi [Bzier shape]

    Moving itemsWith no constraints Drag (Item tool) or z+drag

    (Text Content tool or Picture Content tool)With horizontal/vertical constraints Shift+drag (Item tool) or z+Shift+drag

    (Text Content tool or Picture Content tool)

    Nudging items (Item tool)Move 1 point Arrow keysMove 1/10 point Option+arrow keysMove 10 points (amount configurable in Preferences) Shift+arrow keys

    Aligning items (Item tool)Center align (horizontally) two or more items z+[with each otherCenter align (vertically) two or more items with each other z+]Left align two or more items relative to each other z+fRight align two or more items relative to each other z+gTop align two or more items relative to each other z+hBottom align two or more items relative to each other z+iCenter align (horizontally) one or more z+Shift+ [selected items relative to the page Center align (vertical) one or more z+Shift+ ]selected items relative to the page Left align one or more selected items relative to the page z+Shift+fRight align one or more selected items relative to the page z+Shift+gBottom align one or more selected items relative to the page z+Shift+hTop align one or more selected items relative to the page z+Shift+i


  • Text commands (Mac OS)Applying drop shadows to itemsDrop Shadow tab of the Modify dialog box z+Option+Shift+D

    Adding automatic page numbers in text boxPrevious box page number character z+2Automatic page number character z+3Next box page number character z+4

    Updating text flow in a layoutReflow text as current version of QuarkXPress Option+Open in Open dialog box

    Changing languageForce apply a language (override language locking) Option+select a language in the Language drop-down


    Changing fontFont field in Measurements palette z+Option+Shift+MPrevious font Option+Shift+F9Next font Option+F9Force apply a font (override font locking) Option+select a font in the Font menu

    Entering one font characterSymbol font character z+Option+QZapf Dingbats font character z+Option+Z

    Modifying font sizeIncrease

    Preset range z+Shift+. (period)1 point z+Option+Shift+. (period)

    DecreasePreset range z+Shift+, (comma)1 point z+Option+Shift+, (comma)

    Resize interactivelyProportional relative to center z+Option+Shift+drag handleProportional z+Shift+drag handleNonproportional z+drag handle


  • Text commands (Mac OS)Modifying horizontal/vertical scalingIncrease

    5% z+]1% z+Option+]

    Decrease5% z+[1% z+Option+[

    Modifying kerning/trackingIncrease

    1/20 em z+Shift+]1/200 em z+Option+Shift+]

    Decrease1/20 em z+Shift+[1/200 em z+Option+Shift+[

    Modifying baseline shiftUp 1 point z+Option+Shift+=Down 1 point z+Option+Shift+ - (hyphen)

    Modifying leadingIncrease

    1 point z+Shift+ (apostrophe)1/10 point z+Option+Shift+ (apostrophe)

    Decrease 1 point z+Shift+; (semicolon)1/10 point z+Option+Shift+; (semicolon)

    Copying paragraph attributesApply a paragraphs formatting to the paragraph Option+Shift+click the paragraph that contains the insertion point or the selected text with the desired formatting

    Dragging and dropping textDrag+copy text (Input Settings preference on) Shift+dragDrag text (Input Settings preference off) z+Control+dragDrag+copy text (Input Settings preference off) z+Control+Shift+drag

    Clicking buttons when checking spellingLook up z+LSkip z+SAdd z+AAdd all suspect words to auxiliary dictionary Option+Shift+click Done button


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