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QuarkXPress 8 Shortcuts: Mac


Here are many of QuarkXPress 8’s keyboard shortcuts. Some of them are the little known, hidden keystrokes! Download them as a PDF (nicely formatted single page that’s easily printed), or scroll down to the shortcut you need. Feel free to link to this page to share it with others! Enjoy…

Adjust Font Size
Increase Preset Range Cmd-Shift->
Increase In 1-Point Increments Cmd-Option-Shift->
Decrease Preset Range Cmd-Shift-<
Decrease In 1-Point Increments Cmd-Option-Shift-<
Adjust Leading
Increase In 1-Point Increments Cmd-Shift-"
Increase In 1/10-Point Increments Cmd-Option-Shift-"
Decrease In 1-Point Increments Cmd-Shift-:
Decrease In 1/10-Point Increments Cmd-Option-Shift-:
Adjust Kern / Track Amount
Increase In 10/200-em Increments Cmd-Shift-}
Increase In 1/200-em Increments Cmd-Option-Shift-}
Decrease In 10/200-em Increments Cmd-Shift-{
Decrease In 1/200-em Increments Cmd-Option-Shift-{
Baseline Shift
Up In 1-Point Increments Cmd-Option-Shift-=
Down In 1-Point Increments Cmd-Option-Shift-Hyphen(–)
Modifying Horizontal Scaling
Increase in 5% Increments Cmd-] (Cmd-Option-] for 1% Increments)
Decrease in 5% Increments Cmd-[ (Cmd-Option-[ for 1% Increments)
Scaling Pictures in 5% Increments
Increase Cmd-Option-Shift->
Decrease Cmd-Option-Shift-<
Resizing Boxes and Scaling Pictures or Text
Scale Box & Contents Cmd-Drag
Constrain Box Shape proportionally & scale contents Cmd-Shift-Drag
Scale just box proportionally Shift-Drag
Centering and Fitting Pictures
Center Cmd-Shift-M
Fit Exactly to a Box Cmd-Shift-F
Fit to a Box (Maintaining Aspect Ratio) Cmd-Option-Shift-F
Modifying Width of Lines
Increase in 1-Point Increments Cmd-Option-Shift->
Increase Preset Range Cmd-Shift->
Decrease in 1-Point Increments Cmd-Option-Shift-<
Decrease Preset Range Cmd-Shift-<
Move Object w/Item tool 1pt Any Arrow Key (add Option for .1pt)
Move Picture w/Content tool 1pt Any Arrow Key (add Option for .1pt)
Special Characters
Indent Here Cmd-\
Discretionary New Line Cmd-Return
New Line Shift-Return
New Column Enter
New Box Shift-Enter
Right-Indent Tab Option-Tab
Inch Marks with Smart Quotes Checked Control-Shift-"
Foot Marks with Smart Quotes Checked Control-'
To Enter One Special Font Character
Symbol Font Character Cmd-Option-Q, then type character
Zapf Dingbats Font Character Cmd-Option-Z, then type character
Changing Fonts
Highlight Font Name in Measurements Palette Cmd-Option-Shift-M
Display highlighted text in next font Option-F9
Display highlighted text in previous font Option-Shift-F9
Hyphens and Dashes
Nonbreaking Standard Hyphen Cmd-=
Discretionary (Soft) Hyphen Cmd-Hyphen
Nonbreaking en Dash Option-Hyphen
Breaking em Dash Option-Shift-Hyphen
Nonbreaking em Dash Cmd-Option-=
Page Numbering
Page Number of the Previous Text Box Cmd-2
Page Number of the Current Text Box Cmd-3
Page Number of the Next Text Box Cmd-4
Nonbreaking Standard Space Cmd-Space
Breaking en-Space Option-Space
Nonbreaking en-Space Cmd-Option-Space
Breaking Flexible-Space Option-Shift-Space
Nonbreaking Flexible-Space Cmd-Option-Shift-Space
Breaking Punctuation Space Shift-Space
Nonbreaking Punctuation Space Cmd-Shift-Space
Selecting Text
Select one whole word Double-click (line=3 clicks, paragraph=4 clicks, story=5 clicks)
Select to End of text Cmd-Option-Shift-Down Arrow
Select to Beginning of text Cmd-Option-Shift-Up Arrow
Style Sheet Palette
Open Style Sheets Dialog Box Cmd-Click on style name
Display edit style sheet pop-up menu Control-Click (or Right-Click) on style name
Apply No Style, then style sheet Option-Click on style name
Measurements Palette
Switch to Next Tab Cmd-Option-semicolon(;)
Switch to Previous Tab Cmd-Option-comma(,)
Highlight X coordinate Cmd-Option-M
Highlight Font field Cmd-Option-Shift-M
Space / Align
Apply Last Cmd-Option-/
Open Space Align Tab in Measurements palette Cmd-comma(,)
Searching for Text in Find / Change
Wild Card (in Find only) \?
New Paragraph \p
New Line \n
New Column \c
New Box \b
Discretionary New Line \d
Backslash \\
Tab \t
Indent Here \i
Punctuation Space \.
Figure Space \8
Flex Space \f
Hair Space \{
Em Space \m
Thin Space \[
For Use in Dialog Boxes
Apply Cmd-A
Yes or No Cmd-Y or Cmd-N
Display next Tab in Dialog Box Cmd-Opt-Tab
Display previous Tab in Dialog Box Cmd-Opt-Shift-Tab
To halt redraw on screen Cmd-period
To force redraw on screen Cmd-Option-period
Select next tool Cmd-Opt-Tab or Opt-F8
Select previous tool Cmd-Opt-Shift-Tab or Opt-Shift-F8
Zooming / Display
Zoom In (using the Mouse) Control-Shift-Click or Drag
Zoom Out (using the Mouse) Control-Option-Click
Zoom In Cmd-plus(–) [doesn’t work in text boxes]
Zoom Out Cmd-minus(+) [doesn’t work in text boxes]
Access View Percentage Field Control-V
Fit Largest Spread in Window Cmd-Option-0(zero)
Use Page Grabber Hand Option-Drag
Live Scroll/Disable when Already Live Option-Drag scroll box
Change pages but keep onscreen page position Option-Page Down/Page Up
Index Palette
Display Index palette & highlight Text Field Cmd-Option-I
Click Add button Cmd-Option-Shift-I
Edit highlighted index entry Double-Click
For Use with Bézier Paths
Create a point Click on line segment
Delete a point Click on point
Convert point from Corner to Smooth Option-Drag handle
Convert point from Smooth to Corner Option-Click on point
Edit Bézier while creating item Cmd while creating item
Retract curve handles Option-Click point
Expose curve handles Option-Drag point
Temporarily Suspend Text Reflow w/Runaround Path Hold Space Bar while Editing Path
Miscellaneous Good Stuff
Copy Paragraph Formats to Selection Option-Shift-Click
Remove All Tabs from Paragraph Option-Click on Tab Ruler
Activate Hidden Items (box behind box) Cmd-Option-Shift-Click
Bring items forward one level Option > Item menu > Bring Forward (Opt-F5)
Send items backward one level Option > Item menu > Send Backward (Opt-Shift-F5)
Add multiple pages Option-Drag master page into document area
Move or Remove guide (if not currently in Item tool) Cmd-Click-Drag guide
Delete All Ruler Guides Option-Click on Ruler
Change “Find Next” to “Find First” Option
Close Find/Change Palette Cmd-Option-F
Open Item Specifications Cmd-Double-click on object w/ Item tool
Open Font Usage F13
Open Picture Usage Option-F13
Shortcut to Windows Sub-Menu Shift click on Title Bar of a document
Drag &Drop Text Control-Cmd-Drag highlighted text
Drag &Drop & Copy Text Shift-Control-Cmd-Drag highlighted text
Select contiguous components in list (Style Sheets, Colors, H&Js, etc.) Shift-Click
Select noncontiguous components in list (Style Sheets, Colors, H&Js, etc.) Cmd-Click

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