Split Views in QuarkXPress - dummies

Split Views in QuarkXPress

By Jay J. Nelson

By splitting a QuarkXPress window into two or more panes, you can display multiple views of a project at the same time, which has these benefits:

  • You can see your edits in all panes simultaneously.
  • You can view several pages at the same time.
  • You can view several layouts at the same time.
  • You can use a different view mode in each pane.
  • You can view your work at different magnifications at the same time.

Splitting a window

You have three ways to split a window:

  • Choose Window → Split Window→ Horizontal or Window → Split Window → Vertical.
  • (Windows only) Click the split bar to the right of the scroll bar (for a vertical split) or at the top of the scroll bar (for a horizontal split).
  • Click the split window icons in the layout controls area at the bottom left of the project window.
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The Project interface controls.

After a window has been split, you can change the width and height of the splits by dragging the bars between the splits.

You can split panes multiple times horizontally or vertically within a pane, to see several views of your project at the same time. To do that, use the same window-splitting techniques mentioned previously.

Removing splits and panes

To remove one pane, click the Close button (X) in the top-right corner of the pane. To remove all split panes from a window, choose Window→Split Window → Remove All.