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QuarkXpress: New User

About SquareOne

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.

Prerequisites

Delegates should have a good level of PC and windows skills, but do not need prior experience with QuarkXpress.

Course Objectives

This two day training course provides comprehensive coverage of the Quark page layout application. QuarkXpress is used worldwide to design and layout magazines, brochures and books. This course will provide you with all you need to know to combine text, pictures and other graphic elements to produce highly effective print ready layouts.

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, Wirral, Merseyside, Blackpool, Liverpool, 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

Introduction

  • About QuarkXpress and page layout
  • Working with documents and projects
  • Using the interface
  • Setting basic preferences

Setting up Pages

  • Creating a new document
  • Choosing document settings
  • Working with margins, columns and gutters
  • Working with bleed
  • Using rulers and guides
  • Working with the zero point
  • Navigation and magnification
  • Using undo commands

Working with Text

  • Creating text frames
  • Importing, typing and pasting text
  • Dealing with text overflow - link and unlink
  • Using the measurements palette
  • Basic character formatting
  • Basic paragraph formatting
  • Working with tabs
  • Using the style sheet panel
  • Basic character style sheets
  • Basic paragraph level style sheets
  • Applying and editing style sheets

Working with Images

  • About image file types
  • CMYK vs RGB
  • Creating image frames
  • Importing images
  • Moving and resizing images
  • Rotating images within a frame
  • Flipping images within a frame
  • Wrapping text around an image
  • Text wrap options

Using Colour

  • Colour overview and considerations for print
  • Mixing colours
  • Storing colours
  • Editing existing colours
  • Using colour blends
  • Adding colour - background, text and frame
  • Choosing Pantone colours
  • Converting spot to process

Working with Frames and Shapes

  • Creating basic shapes
  • Working with the line tools
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Editing shape paths
  • Copy and paste items
  • Adding borders to frames and shapes
  • Transforming objects
  • Grouping and ungrouping objects
  • Dealing with object stacking
  • Adding a drop shadow effect
  • Using the step and repeat command
  • Using the space and align command

Working with Tables

  • Using the table tool
  • Choosing table options
  • Adding content to a table
  • Editing table borders and cells

Creating Multi-Page Documents

  • Setting up a facing page file
  • Using multiple single pages
  • Working with the pages palette
  • Navigating pages
  • Adding, deleting and moving pages
  • Using master pages
  • Applying and editing masters
  • Using auto page numbering

Saving and Printing

  • Saving a Quark document
  • Checking image and font usage
  • Collecting a project for print

Booking

Looking for in-house training that can be customised to you/your businesses exact needs? Contact us below for one of our team to contact you.

Upcoming Courses

Below are a list of upcoming dates and locations where this course is scheduled to take place.

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