- "Where are the Item and Content tools?"
- "I see the picture box tools, but where are the tools for text boxes?"
- "I can't find text leading!"
- "Why do I always get the wrong font and size when I start typing?"
- "I can't click on master page items!"
- "How am I supposed to link text boxes together without a Link tool?"
- "Why does creating or editing a color or style affect objects on my page?"
- "How do I resize, color, or adjust pictures?"
- "How do I get rid of my guides?"
- "Where is that XPress feature I always use?"
“Where is that XPress feature I always use?”
InDesign offers more features than QuarkXPress, but that doesn’t mean that it matches every feature XPress has. For example, there’s no way to apply a custom halftone screen to an imported image, create a font-wide kerning table, specify hexachrome colors, or export HTML Web pages.
However, in some cases, InDesign does have the same or similar feature, but it’s been renamed or the user interface is different. If you can’t find a “Collect for Output” feature, try File>Package. Need to set the runaround for an object? Use the Text Wrap palette. Want to turn on Suppress Printout for something? Use the Attributes palette. Looking for a way to draw a starburst? Choose one of the two Polygon tools, then double-click on the tool’s icon to set its preferences (including Inset, which turns a polygon into a starburst).