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Quark Already Has a Built In Workaround
Authored by: richaber on Oct 05, '03 03:19:25PM

Okay, I know some people aren't aware of this, but when Quark first included the Command + Tab tool switching hotkey, there was no Command + Tab app switching built in to Mac OS, that came later.

When Apple finally did build in the Command + Tab app switch, Quark countered by adding the additional hotkey option of using Command + OPTION + Tab, or Command + OPTION + Shift + Tab to switch between tools, and that is how I have used Quark tool switching ever since OS 8.

I don't have Quark 6 yet, so I don't know if that still works (I'm willing to bet it does), and I haven't tried using Quark 5 under Classic, as my OS X machine is primarily for Web Design, not Print Design. Our IT guys are "studying" the feasibility of using OSX in a Print Production environment right now (slow pokes).

Slightly off topic, InDesign may be great for the rest of you who are designing mostly 4 color work and sending files off to a commercial printer, but running a Scitex PS/M 6 RIP to a Dolev 450 imagesetter, InDesign files tend to suck. The PostScript options only allow for PS Level 2 and 3, the transparency and drop shadows play funny tricks on the RIP when rasterizing, some of the vector information becomes rasterized incorrectly making it look blocky, and the color list can add some unnecessary color definitions, making for some unusual trapping problems in FAF. BTW, if anyone else is running Scitex PS/M 6 and has some workarounds, I would love to hear those, my IT guy isn't much help. :-)

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