Does Quark 8 fix....

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joedu
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Does Quark 8 fix....

Post by joedu » 05 Sep 2008, 02:58

Does anyone know if Q8 can perform a find/change across the entire page, through chared content? This is one of the most annoying and hard-to deal with limitations of shared content in Q7.
I will often have multiple layouts of an ad where content is 90% the same (and thus shared) with specific regional info, not shared. In Q7, if I have to make a global change, I haveto uncheck "layout" in the find/change palette and select shared content boxes, often numbering in the dozens, individually. This has, naturally, led to errors.

joedu
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Does Quark 8 fix....

Post by joedu » 08 Sep 2008, 08:59

No one with Quark 8 can verify this? Or perhaps try it and report back?

charlieartist
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Does Quark 8 fix....

Post by charlieartist » 08 Sep 2008, 09:11

You could download the free trial to find out...

joedu
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Post by joedu » 08 Sep 2008, 10:03

Yeah, that's true... I went on the off-chance that someone knew the answer without having to go through that.

geo
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Does Quark 8 fix....

Post by geo » 09 Sep 2008, 03:46

So you would rather we test using your issue(s) for you?

joedu
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Post by joedu » 10 Sep 2008, 03:51

Nope. I was wondering if anyone who already uses Q8 had experienced the same issue. Not asking for favors, I'm asking for experience. That's what these forums are for, right?

EDIT: Okay, I've downloaded Quark 8 trial, and I have my answer. Now I'm wondering if I should share my answer, or if I should just everyone figure it out for themselves, since I'm not sure now what these forums are about. Kinda like a "spoiler" tag in tv/movie forums.

migman
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Does Quark 8 fix....

Post by migman » 10 Sep 2008, 05:54

Your day will be sunny if you share.

joedu
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Post by joedu » 10 Sep 2008, 06:26

migman wrote:
Your day will be sunny if you share.

:) I knew this was that kind of forum.
Anyway, I apologize for incorrect terminology - it's synchronized text (not shared) that I was concerned about. The answer is no, Quark 8 does not allow for find/change across a layout through synchronized text. Synchronized text boxes must still be selected individually and find/change applied to those items one at a time.
It's a shame, since a find/change across an entire layout is the very purpose of find/change in the first place. This is a major flaw, IMO. I hope it's corrected soon enough.

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