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  • QuarkXPress Beginner Course 
  • QuarkXPress Advanced Course

Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the QuarkXPress level 1 course. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the QuarkXPress level 1 course. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

QuarkXPress level 1 beginner course
Course Description:

This two day Quark authorised course is designed to provide new users of QuarkXPress with an excellent grounding in this immensely powerful desktop publishing application. This popular course will teach you how to produce professional documentation ranging from single page newsletters to highly sophisticated magazine layouts and also highlights time-saving shortcuts and hints and tips from XPress professionals.

 

This course covers creating page layouts from scratch, editing existing page layouts, working with templates, using text management tools and how to master time-saving features such as styles, the Story Editor, layers and master pages.

 

This is a comprehensive introduction for those new to using QuarkXPress. Please bring along any examples of work or documents you think would be useful to show to your trainer.

QuarkXPress level 1 beginner course


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Course Outline:

 

The Basics

  • Quark's relationship to other software applications
  • QuarkXPress tools
  • Single and multiple layouts
  • Creating text and picture boxes
  • Importing text and pictures

 

Setting up pages in Quark

  • Setting the page size and margins
  • Columns and gutters
  • Creating and deleting pages
  • The Measurements palette

 

Using Master Pages

  • Creating Master Pages
  • Automatic page numbering
  • Creating headers and footers
  • Using a combination of Master Pages

 

Adding text and graphics

  • Framing text and picture boxes
  • Cropping and rotating graphics
  • Wrapping text around items
  • Different types of runarounds
  • Understanding Callouts
  • Using Step and Repeat
  • Finding and changing text
  • Linking and unlinking text boxes
  • An introduction to transparency and drop shadows

 

Working with colour

  • Understanding bleeds
  • Spot colours and pantones
  • Creating custom colours

 

Creating and formatting documents

  • Fonts, styles and sizes
  • Working with templates
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Leading, tracking and kerning
  • Modifying text and picture boxes
  • Using invisibles and guides
  • Introducing tabs
  • Rules above and below
  • Bullets and numbering in QuarkXPress

 

Further text controls

  • Paragraph and character
  • style sheets
  • Style sheets with templates
  • Runaround techniques
  • Using Conditional Styles
  • Working with the Story Editor
  • Editing in the Story Editor
  • Using space/align
  • Using the QuarkXPress Library
  • Using the Baseline Grid

 

Working with beziers

  • Creating custom shapes and paths
  • Creating text on a path
  • Working with ShapeMaker

 

Working with layers

  • Using the Layers palette
  • Using layers to isolate items that should not print
  • Adding, removing and merging layers
  • The Layer Attributes dialog box
  • Using Keep Runaround in layers
  • The layer selection area
  • Deleting layers

 

Working with context menus

  • Activating a context menu
  • Customising keyboard commands

 

Document facilities

  • Moving pages between documents
  • Exporting different file formats
  • Exporting as a PDF

 

Printing from QuarkXPress

  • Automatically embedding fonts, colours and images for trouble-free printing from QuarkXPress
  • Overview of Job Jackets
  • A printing checklist

 

Questions and answers

 

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical course. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular course.

Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the QuarkXPress level 2 course. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the QuarkXPress level 2 course. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

QuarkXPress level 2 advanced course
Course Description:

This Quark authorised course is designed for those who have a working knowledge of QuarkXPress but need to master the more advanced typographic controls and document production features in QuarkXPress. The course looks at the dos and don'ts of page layout, includes hints and tips from QuarkXPress professionals and highlights shortcuts designed to increase production speed and efficiency. This course is designed to turn existing QuarkXPress users into power users.

 

Pre-Course Requirements:

You should have attended the Introduction to QuarkXpress course at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge.

QuarkXPress level 2 advanced course


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Course Outline:

 

Effective page design

  • Dos and don'ts of page layout

 

Advanced text controls

  • Controlling text flow
  • Working with Linkster
  • When to use Linkster
  • Anchoring boxes and lines in text
  • Working with Callout styles

 

Typographic controls

  • Creating custom hyphenation and justification settings
  • Creating text baseline effects
  • Bullets and numbering in QuarkXPress

 

Colour and output

  • Colour matching in Quark
  • Creating colour separations
  • Using spot colours, Pantones and CMYK

 

Document facilities in XPress

  • Multiple layouts
  • Working with Cloner
  • Working with Composition Zones
  • Tips and tricks with Master Pages
  • Using the Table tool

 

Working with ShapeMaker

  • Creating unique shapes and adjusting shape settings
  • Working with transparency

 

Printing your work

  • Font and picture usage
  • Creating rules for Job Jackets
  • PDF export from QuarkXPress
  • Before you print: a checklist

 

Essential shortcuts

  • A guide to valuable shortcuts

 

Questions and answers

 

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical course. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular course.