Special Characters in QuarkXPress

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The following table lists the Windows keyboard shortcuts to the most widely used special QuarkXPress characters.


Special Character

Windows Keyboard Shortcut

Quark Glyph


Non-Breaking Token
(if applicable)


Hard Return






Soft Return

Shift and  Enter









Right Indent Tab

Shift and  Tab




Indent Here

CTRL and  \ (backslash)




Discretionary Hyphen

CTRL and  - (hyphen)




Nonbreaking Hyphen

CTRL and  = (equal sign)




Discretionary Return

CTRL and  Enter




Nonbreaking Space

CTRL and  5




Next Column

Enter   (keypad)




Next Linked Box

Shift and  Enter   (keypad)




En Space

CTRL and  Shift and  6




Punctuation Space

Shift and  Space




Flex Space (Quarter em)

CTRL and  Shift and  5




Nonbreaking Flex Space

CTRL and  Shift and  Alt and  5




Figure/digit Space





You can display the above special characters using Special Characters tokens. Click on any of the above link to see which token to use.

Topic 175605 updated on 19-Mar-2017.
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