QuarkXPress 7: Advanced

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code MT099

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course is designed for those who have a working knowledge of QuarkXPress but need to get the most from this extremely powerful software. During this two day Quark authorised course you will explore Quark’s text handling controls in detail and cover the powerful drawing, document management and design tools.

The course also looks at the dos and don’ts of page layout, how to use Quark’s advanced typographic controls and highlights shortcuts designed to increase production speed and efficiency. This course is designed to turn users into power users.

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Effective page design (2 topics)

  • Dos and don'ts of page layout
  • Merging content from different sources

Advanced text controls (11 topics)

  • Controlling text flow
  • Working with synchronised text
  • Experimenting with indent options
  • Using the Baseline Grid
  • Advanced Styles management
  • Advanced Runaround techniques
  • Inverted clipping paths
  • Reshaping text and picture boxes
  • Converting text to outlines and filling with pictures or text
  • Creating better looking Drop Caps
  • Anchoring boxes and lines in text

Typographic controls (6 topics)

  • Creating custom hyphenation and justification settings
  • Saving and appending hyphenation and justification settings
  • Using the hyphenation dictionary
  • Using tabs in QuarkXPress
  • Using drop shadows
  • Using Rules in QuarkXPress

Colour and output (6 topics)

  • Using Quark's colour management systems
  • Understanding RGB and CMYK
  • What is the difference between the colour models?
  • Colour matching in Quark
  • Creating colour separations
  • Spot colours and CMYK

Master Pages (2 topics)

  • Using a combination of Master Pages
  • Tips and tricks with Master Pages

Document facilities in XPress (6 topics)

  • Finding and changing by font or style
  • Generating a table of contents
  • Multiple undos in XPress
  • Creating lists and indexes
  • Using nested and run-in indexes
  • Using the QuarkXPress library

Practical exercises

Bezier and Freehand tools (11 topics)

  • Working with Bezier controls
  • Creating shapes and paths
  • Using the Merge and Split commands
  • Punching holes in shapes
  • Merging Bezier endpoints
  • Turning text into an outline
  • Using embedded paths
  • Using embedded alpha channels
  • Text effects in QuarkXPress
  • Using transparency in XPress
  • Specifying opacity of any item

More about Runarounds (5 topics)

  • Running text around imported clipping paths
  • Editing imported clipping paths
  • Running text inside 'holes' in pictures
  • Creating a clipping path in QuarkXPress
  • Flowing text around all sides of an image

Media independent publishing (1 topic)

  • An overview of cross media publishing

Printing your work (11 topics)

  • Using font usage
  • Using picture usage
  • Using Quark Job Jacket for output
  • Creating reusable print styles
  • Setting Quark preferences
  • Readers pairs and printers pairs
  • PDF export from QuarkXPress
  • XML export from QuarkXPress
  • Before you print: a checklist
  • Dealing with printing problems
  • Dealing with postscript errors

Invaluable shortcuts (1 topic)

  • A guide to QuarkXtensions

Questions and answers

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • QuarkXPress 7.0 - Introduction

    The QuarkXPress 7.0 - Introduction training course provides new users with an excellent grounding in this powerful desktop publishing application

    2 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code MT098
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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