- Taking On the New Tools
- Reason 1: Easier Item Manipulation
- Reason 2: Drag-and-Drop Text and Pictures
- Reason 3: Font Previews in Menus
- Reason 4: Hanging Characters
- Reason 5: Grids and Guides
- Reason 6: Updating Style Sheets
- Reason 7: Jump to Master Page
- Reason 8: Picture Resolution Display
- A New Way to Work
Reason 6: Updating Style Sheets
Catching up to the likes of Microsoft Word, QuarkXPress 8 lets you update the attributes of a paragraph style sheet or a character style sheet based on formatted text. In previous versions, if you experimented with formatting and then decided to make a global change, you'd have to figure out the new specifications and then edit the style sheet. In QuarkXPress 8, all you have to do is select text with the new formatting applied and click the Update button (a groovy yellow-green arrow) on the Style Sheets palette. You can also choose Update [name of style] from the context menu (see Figure 9). The update happens immediately, with no alert asking you to confirm, but you can undo the change if necessary.
Figure 9 Updating a character style sheet based on newly formatted text.