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QuarkXpress: Advanced

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SquareOne is among the UK's leading providers of IT training to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our company pledge is to deliver inspiring, motivational and cost effective training which brings about tangible improvements in productivity. Through our training courses, individuals are able to gain lifelong skills and realize their full potential while clients achieve their corporate goals.

Course Objectives

This course is an in-depth introduction to page layout using QuarkXpress, the industry standard application. Delegates are guided through a wide variety of techniques used for creating anything from business cards up to multi page presentations.

Prerequisites: Good Mac or PC skills

Course Contents

The subjects listed on the left are an outline. If there are any additional subjects you wish to cover, please feel free to call us prior to the course.

Training Locations

This training is delivered as a closed course at your company's premises. We can bring our mobile IT classroom to any UK or European location, so no matter where you are based, SquareOne can come to you.

Where We Have Trained

SquareOne have delivered training solutions throughout the UK in locations such as London, Liverpool, Wirral, Merseyside, Blackpool, Manchester, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Edinburgh and Belfast. We have also trained at international locations such as France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia and USA.

Training has been delivered to a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, agriculture, automobile manufacture, food production, the arts and finance.

Course Details

Duration: 2 Days

Timings: 9:30 - 16:30

Creating a New Document

  • Xtension management
  • Customising preferences

Views – Advanced

Text & typography

  • Setting a baseline grid
  • Locking text to a grid
  • Aligning within a grid
  • Kerning/tracking edit
  • Customising the flex space

H & J's

  • Creating & applying H & J's
  • Non-breaking hyphens
  • Hyphenation exceptions
  • Find/change & search criteria

Text flow

  • Advanced run-around
  • Running text around embedded paths
  • Alpha channels & none white areas
  • Running text round all sides

Bezier Boxes & Lines

  • Drawing Bezier lines/boxes
  • Editing points & segments
  • Changing boxes to Bezier items
  • Drawing freehand lines/boxes
  • Text paths
  • Aligning text on a path
  • Items – Advanced
  • Creating picture boxes from text
  • Merge/split items
  • Changing item content
  • Flipping asymmetrical items
  • Document management

Style Sheets – Advanced

Master Pages-Advanced

  • Creating an index
  • Lists & tables of content
  • Creating books

Colour – Advanced

  • Features of spot & process models
  • Using libraries for colour swatches
  • Colour management basics
  • Colour management preferences
  • The profile manager
  • Using the profile palette

Introduction to Trapping

  • Trapping preferences
  • Trapping exceptions colour by colour
  • Trapping exceptions item by item

Pre-press Checks

  • Font/picture usage
  • Colour separation
  • Collect for output
  • Proof printing
  • Creating crop/cut marks
  • Page set-up options
  • Print options
  • Capturing print settings
  • Print styles


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