The Edit menu enables you to change preferences, style sheet definitions, colors, and other document variables.
Figure 3.11 Edit Menu
Menu: Edit-> Undo
Mac: Cmd+Z or F1
Menu: Edit-> Cut
Mac: Cmd+X or F2
Menu: Edit-> Copy
Mac: Cmd+C or F3
Cut Item with the Content Tool
This is identical to switching to the Item tool, cutting the item to the clipboard, and switching back to the Content tool or whatever other tool you had selected. It's most handy when you're copying or cutting a box or line that you intend to paste into a text box as an anchored object.
Copy Item with the Content Tool
This is identical to switching to the Item tool, copying the item, and switching back to the Content tool or whatever other tool you had selected.
Menu: Edit-> Paste
Mac: Cmd+V or F4
I wish there were a feature called "Paste in the same place on the page that it was when I cut it," but there isn't. Oh well.
Menu: Edit-> Select All
When a text box is selected with the Content tool, this shortcut selects all the text in the box. When the Item tool is selected, it selects all the items on a page spread, or a single page, in the case of a single-sided document.
Menu: Edit-> Find/Change
Close Find/Change Palette
Both: Return (Enter)
Of course, pressing Return (Mac) or Enter (both) ordinarily types a character wherever your cursor is. However, when the focus is on the Find/Change palette, this keystroke engages the Find Next button. How do you know if the focus is on the palette? In XPress 4, the focus is on the palette when the Find Next button is highlighted. In XPress 5, the Find or the Change fields are highlighted. It's a subtle difference, but you'll see it quickly once you've tried it once or twice. You can always re-highlight the button by pressing Cmd+F (Mac) or Ctrl+F (Windows).
Mac: Option+Return or Option+Enter
The Option/Alt key always changes the Find Next button in the Find/Change palette to a Find First button.
Menu: Edit-> Preferences-> Preferences
Figure 3.12 Document Preferences in XPress 4 and XPress 5
This is the same as opening the Document Preferences dialog box, and switching to the Paragraph tab.
Menu: Edit-> Preferences-> Application (in version 4)
In XPress 5, this is the same as opening the Preferences dialog box, and switching to the Display tab.
In XPress 5, this is the same as opening the Preferences dialog box, and switching to the Trapping tab.
Style Sheets Dialog Box
Menu: Edit-> Style Sheets
Colors Dialog Box
Menu: Edit-> Colors
H&Js Settings Dialog Box
Menu: Edit-> H&Js
Mac: Cmd+Option+H or Option+Shift+F11
H&Js stands for hyphenation and justification settings. This is where you can turn hyphenation on and off, or change the way the XPress adds letter and word spacing to justify paragraphs.
Menu: Edit-> Subscriber Options
Mac: Double-click with Content tool
Subscriber Options is a feature of the Macintosh operating system, so it's not available in Windows. You can use Subscriber Options even with TIFF and EPS files. I use this frequently after editing a picture. For example, say you edit a photo in Photoshop or Illustrator. Instead of re-importing it into XPress or using the Usage dialog box to update the version in your document, you can double-click on the image with the Content tool and then click the Get Edition Now button.
When you click Open Publisher, the original program (Photoshop, or Illustrator, or whatever) should launch and then open that image. However, this sometimes stops working. It's an operating system glitch, not an XPress bug.
Figure 3.13 Subscriber Options