Applies to: QuarkXPress 2018 | QuarkXPress 2019


QuarkXPress lets you create a "magnetic field" around guides so that when you drag an item close to a guide, it automatically aligns with it. This feature is called Snap to Guide (View menu) and the width of the magnetic field is called the Snap Distance.

You can also choose View > Snap to Page Grids to force items to align with the master page grid. The value in the Snap Distance field applies to master page grids as well.  


To control snapping with QuarkXPress controls,

Navigate to View > Choose Snap to Guides.

To specify the distance, 

  • Choose QuarkXPress/Edit > Preferences > Print Layout > Guides & Grid
  • Enter a pixel value in the Snap Distance field.