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Bespoke QuarkXPress 7 - 2 Day Introduction Training Course

Bespoke QuarkXPress Introduction QuarkAlliance Authorised Training Centre
QuarkXPress Logo and Introduction Course Delegates

Learn the fundamentals of QuarkXPress in this bespoke introduction to the powerful desktop-publishing program. We will show you how to build layouts perfect for print or for digital-publishing formats such as eBook and ePub.

QuarkAlliance Authorised Training Centre
  • Private Training
  • Bespoke Course Content
  • Date(s) arranged to suit
  • Onsite courses available

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke QuarkXPress 7 training is offered at the London, Manchester and Glasgow centres or onsite at your offices.

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Version: QuarkXPress 7
Level: Introduction to Intermediate
Duration: 2 Days (10am-5pm)
Computer: Windows & Mac

Bespoke QuarkXPress 7 - 2 Day Introduction Overview

QuarkXPress Logo and Introduction Course Delegates

QuarkXPress™ is the standard in page layout for most professionals working in print and design industries. The principle is simple: QuarkXPress allows you to place elements created in other applications onto a page and to flow text around those objects. But there are many other features to this powerful tool including advanced typography tools, utilities for precise aligning and positioning, tables and layers to name but a few.

In this 2 day course we focus on learning the key features of QuarkXPress required to produce well-formatted, print-ready colour documents. You will learn how to flow and format text, place and position images, align and adjust layouts and create multi-layout files.

Studying over 2 days also means you can spend more time using QuarkXPress to produce real examples of print-ready work. We also delve into Composition Zones, QuarkXPress's new feature for fast and simple setting up of collaborative workflows.

By the end of this course, you will be able to produce professional print-ready documents with confidence and will have a sound working knowledge of the key requirements of good quality press documents.


Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is intended for designers, pre-press professionals, architects, production managers, marketing, small business owners, and web designers.

You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

 

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £849
  • 2 delegates: £949
  • 3 delegates: £1049
  • 4 delegates: £1149
  • 5 delegates: £1199
  • 6 delegates: £1249
  • 7 delegates: £1299
  • 8 delegates: £1349
Book this training course

I was really impressed with the instructor's knowledge of the programme and he explained things in a very clear and easy to understand manner. He was also very flexible and open to working with me to set the agenda for what I needed to learn.

Sarah Hathaway, Royal Brompton & Harefield , QuarkXPress - 1 Day Bespoke

Bespoke QuarkXPress 7 - 2 Day Introduction Outline

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

Overview of QuarkXPress
  • When to use QuarkXPress
  • The standard workspace
  • Files, Projects and Layouts
  • Palettes and Preferences
Document Basics
  • Working in Projects and Layouts
  • Document navigation
  • Layout Properties...
  • Creating a new Project
  • Saving options
Text Boxes
  • Creating boxes
  • Inserting text
  • Importing text
  • Preparing images for print
  • Placing images
  • Changing image properties
Editing and formatting text
  • Character and Paragraph options in the Measurements palette
  • Character options in the style menu
  • Paragraph options in the style menu
  • Text options in the Modify dialogue
  • Baseline grids
Defining master pages
  • Using the Pages Layout palette
  • Adding elements to a Master
Text box linking and flowing documents
  • Page numbering
  • Creating sections for variable numbering
  • Linking text boxes
  • Creating "from" and "to" fields
Typography
  • Kerning and Tracking
  • Leading
  • Hyphenation and Justification sets
  • Typography pitfalls
  • OpenType fonts and ligatures
  • Glyphs
  • Font Fallback
Style Sheets
  • Creating a Paragraph style
  • Creating a Character style
  • Applying styles
  • Editing styles
  • Changing default styles
  • Import/Export/Save styles
Colour Swatches and Gradients
  • Adding a CMYK swatch
  • Pitfalls with QuarkXPress's default colours
  • Working with spot colours
  • Changing default colours
  • Creating colour tints
  • Creating colour gradients
Preparing pictures for print
  • Image size, resolution and cropping
  • RGB or CMYK colour mode?
  • Sharpening for print
  • Saving options: TIFF, EPS, PDF and JPEG
Picture boxes
  • Drawing picture boxes
  • Runaround options for images
  • Embedded paths and Alpha Channels
  • Reshaping picture boxes
Graphic Effects
  • Modifying image attributes
  • Working with opacity
  • Creating blends with transparency
  • Applying drop shadows
  • Customising drop shadows
  • QuarkVista
  • Importing and working with PSD files
  • Loading and saving presets
Layout features
  • Synchronisation of content
  • Split views of projects
  • Aligning objects
  • Duplicate functions
  • Step and Repeat
Composition Zones
  • Creating a Composition Zone
  • Sharing a Composition Zone
  • Editing a composition layout
  • Using collaboration setup
Tables
  • Creating tables
  • Creating tables from existing tabbed data
  • Reverting data to tabulated data
  • Table and cell format options
  • Importing excel tables
  • Colouring cells and strokes
Job Jacket Overview
  • Job Jackets explained
  • Benefits of Job Jackets
  • Sample Job Jacket workflow
Outputting
  • Collecting files for output
  • QuarkXPress print settings & Dialogue Boxes
  • Creating a PDF for proof and for print

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £849
  • 2 delegates: £949
  • 3 delegates: £1049
  • 4 delegates: £1149
  • 5 delegates: £1199
  • 6 delegates: £1249
  • 7 delegates: £1299
  • 8 delegates: £1349
Book this training course

I was really impressed with the instructor's knowledge of the programme and he explained things in a very clear and easy to understand manner. He was also very flexible and open to working with me to set the agenda for what I needed to learn.

Sarah Hathaway, Royal Brompton & Harefield , QuarkXPress - 1 Day Bespoke

What's Included

The following are provided for your best experience on this bespoke course:

  • Tailored course content arranged around your requirements
  • Flexible dates to suit your desired timeframe
  • Course location either at our training centres or onsite at your premises.
  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems (not onsite)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Official Quark Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
  • Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Gregs (not onsite)
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits (not onsite)
Normal daily course times run between 10am and 5pm however we can offer flexibility for this bespoke course should your time requirements vary.

Our trainers are QuarkXPress Authorised with years of experience teaching QuarkXPress. Get the design skills you need with our QuarkXPress professionals.

Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.

After your class with XChange Training you will receive our official Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the course.

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £849
  • 2 delegates: £949
  • 3 delegates: £1049
  • 4 delegates: £1149
  • 5 delegates: £1199
  • 6 delegates: £1249
  • 7 delegates: £1299
  • 8 delegates: £1349
Book this training course

I was really impressed with the instructor's knowledge of the programme and he explained things in a very clear and easy to understand manner. He was also very flexible and open to working with me to set the agenda for what I needed to learn.

Sarah Hathaway, Royal Brompton & Harefield , QuarkXPress - 1 Day Bespoke

Training Location Options

This course is offered for your convenience either at one of our bespoke training centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow or onsite at your offices anywhere in the UK. Just let us know what would work best for you or your team.

The location details of our bespoke training centres are shown below:

LONDON
5 St John’s Lane
Clerkenwell
London
EC1M 4BH

St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

MANCHESTER
Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP

Piccadilly House is located in central Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

GLASGOW
Centrum Business Centre
38 Queen Street
Glasgow
G1 3DX

The Queen Street training centre is located in central Glasgow within easy walking distance of the 3 local train options of Central Station, Queen Street and Argyle Street offering excellent transport connections.


Courses are run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £849
  • 2 delegates: £949
  • 3 delegates: £1049
  • 4 delegates: £1149
  • 5 delegates: £1199
  • 6 delegates: £1249
  • 7 delegates: £1299
  • 8 delegates: £1349
Book this training course

I was really impressed with the instructor's knowledge of the programme and he explained things in a very clear and easy to understand manner. He was also very flexible and open to working with me to set the agenda for what I needed to learn.

Sarah Hathaway, Royal Brompton & Harefield , QuarkXPress - 1 Day Bespoke

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If you are considering this QuarkXPress 7 Course but would like further information simply send us your query quickly & easily with the form below. Whether you would like to check date availability, pricing, course suitability or just need further information about a course send us your query and we will get you a swift reply, usually within 2 business hours!

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Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £849
  • 2 delegates: £949
  • 3 delegates: £1049
  • 4 delegates: £1149
  • 5 delegates: £1199
  • 6 delegates: £1249
  • 7 delegates: £1299
  • 8 delegates: £1349
Book this training course

I was really impressed with the instructor's knowledge of the programme and he explained things in a very clear and easy to understand manner. He was also very flexible and open to working with me to set the agenda for what I needed to learn.

Sarah Hathaway, Royal Brompton & Harefield , QuarkXPress - 1 Day Bespoke

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £849
  • 2 delegates: £949
  • 3 delegates: £1049
  • 4 delegates: £1149
  • 5 delegates: £1199
  • 6 delegates: £1249
  • 7 delegates: £1299
  • 8 delegates: £1349
Book this training course

I was really impressed with the instructor's knowledge of the programme and he explained things in a very clear and easy to understand manner. He was also very flexible and open to working with me to set the agenda for what I needed to learn.

Sarah Hathaway, Royal Brompton & Harefield , QuarkXPress - 1 Day Bespoke

Testimonials

I was really impressed with the instructor's knowledge of the programme and he explained things in a very clear and easy to understand manner. He was also very flexible and open to working with me to set the agenda for what I needed to learn.

Sarah Hathaway, Royal Brompton & Harefield , QuarkXPress - 1 Day Bespoke

It was great to learn this application - very user friendly and easy to learn. Cannot wait to start putting what I have learnt into practice.

Lorraine Raymen, Parkside, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

The trainer's insights and experience proved extremely helpful to speeding up jobs and overall productivity. Very impressed, and have learnt more today than in other courses set over longer periods. i.e. weeks! Will recommend.

Chris Penn, Explore Worldwide, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

With his very patient approach the trainer was able to get us to the stage we were hoping to be at by the end of the day. Many thanks.

Alan Sadler, Marie Stopes International, QuarkXPress - 1 Day Bespoke

The private course was very helpful and really tailored to our requirements.

Sue Reeve, John Lewis, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

The trainer was very informative and very patient! Thanks

Trisha White, Countrywide Assured Group plc, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

Fantastic course which suited my requirements and I was able to pick up an understanding of the industry as well as the package. Would recommend it to anyone.

Justin Smith, Advanced Air, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

Thoroughly enjoyed the training and picked up very useful tips on using QuarkXpress.

Vivien Brown, Frank Cass, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

Learnt a great deal from the course which I will be able to put into practice.

Steven Wales, Barnet College, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

Very helpful and fun. I felt like I'd learned a lot but hadn't been swamped with information.

Martin Faulkner, SPG Media, QuarkXPress - 1 Day Bespoke

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £849
  • 2 delegates: £949
  • 3 delegates: £1049
  • 4 delegates: £1149
  • 5 delegates: £1199
  • 6 delegates: £1249
  • 7 delegates: £1299
  • 8 delegates: £1349
Book this training course

I was really impressed with the instructor's knowledge of the programme and he explained things in a very clear and easy to understand manner. He was also very flexible and open to working with me to set the agenda for what I needed to learn.

Sarah Hathaway, Royal Brompton & Harefield , QuarkXPress - 1 Day Bespoke