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QuarkXpress users can create Stunning page layouts Graphics & illustrations Professionally edited photos Responsive digital publications Mobile apps

QuarkXPress 9 Introduction 2 Days - London

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction to Intermediate

Duration:

2
Days
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£495 + vat

Learn the fundamentals of QuarkXPress as we guide you through this 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.

After we give you a complete tour of the QuarkXPress environment, we will show you how to combine text and graphics to produce output that is ready for your print provider. With our tips, you will be able to create consistent, multi-page designs that can be published in digital formats – a perfect way to get your content seen by a larger audience.

Learn the fundamentals of QuarkXPress as we guide you through this 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.

After we give you a complete tour of the QuarkXPress environment, we will show you how to combine text and graphics to produce output that is ready for your print provider. With our tips, you will be able to create consistent, multi-page designs that can be published in digital formats – a perfect way to get your content seen by a larger audience.

  • QuarkXPress 9 Introduction 2 Days

    Course Details

    This 2-day Introduction course helps you learn about the tools and features available in QuarkXPress. We will help you understand how this popular program takes desktop publishing to a new level. You will learn how to create attractive, simple documents ready for print. We will guide you in learning the work area, working with text and graphics, and publishing in eBook and ePub formats.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Navigate the QuarkXPress environment
    • Create single and multi-page layouts
    • Insert tables to hold text and graphics
    • Improve the readability of your layouts
    • Prepare for hand-off to a service provider
    • Rework layouts for eBook and ePub formats

    Our goal is for you to be able to create simple but professional documents that are ready to print or to be digitally published.

    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.

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  • Full Course 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 9
    • When to use QuarkXPress
    • The standard workspace
    • Files, Projects and Layouts
    • Palettes and Preferences
    • Using keyboard shortcuts
    Document Basics
    • Working in Projects and Layouts
    • Document navigation
    • Layout Properties...
    • Creating a new Project
    • Saving options
    Content Boxes
    • Creating boxes
    • Manipulating boxes
    • Inserting text
    • Importing text
    • Preparing images for print
    • Placing images
    • Dragging and dropping images
    • Changing image properties
    Editing and formatting text
    • Character and Paragraph option 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
    • Hanging characters
    • Drop caps
    Style Sheets
    • Creating a Paragraph style
    • Creating a Character style
    • Applying styles
    • Editing styles
    • Changing default styles
    • Item 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 gradientsPreparing 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
    • Customizing drop shadows
    • Importing and working with PSD files
    • Dragging and dropping selections from a PDF file
    • 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
    Outputting for Print
    • Collecting files for output
    • QuarkXPress print settings & Dialogue Boxes
    • Creating a PDF for proof and for print
    Digital Design for ePub & eBook
    • Considerations for ePublishing format
    • Working with Reflow view
    • Relow tagging
    • Exporting to ePub format
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the XChange Training London training centre based at:

    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.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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  • QuarkXPress 9 Introduction 2 Days - Upcoming London Course Dates

    02 Aug - 03 Aug £495 + vat
    06 Sep - 07 Sep £495 + vat
    25 Oct - 26 Oct £495 + vat
    06 Dec - 07 Dec £495 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "Very informative and up to date instructions. First class facilities and throughly recommended."

    Terry Hyde, Canada Life, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "The trainer was very informative and very patient! Thanks"

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

    "The trainer was extremely helpful and responsive to our needs personalising the course to focus on our requirements. The hands-on, practical nature of the course was very effective."

    Olivia Skinner, Commission for Racial Equality, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Bespoke

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

    Vivien Brown, Frank Cass, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

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

    Sue Reeve, John Lewis, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

    "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