QuarkXPress Level 1

Provided by WWP Training Ltd

Aims
This programme is for you if you have already created simple documents such as letters and reports and you now want to learn how to lay out publications. In this programme, you will learn how to use QuarkXPress to lay out professional, high quality single page and multiple page documents that include text and graphics, designed for professional printing and publication.

Prerequisites
You should have a basic understanding of your computer operating system, as well as basic word processing skills, such as copying and pasting text and formatting type.

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Objectives
Create a single-page document containing text and graphics
Create the structure for a multiple-page document to prepare it for adding content
Typeset text in a multiple-page document
Create tables to hold text and graphics
Prepare a document for handoff to a printing vendor for commercial output

Course Content

Introduction and Objectives

Creating a basic single-page document
Create a new document
Place graphics
Add display type
Align items to guides
Create bleeds

Structuring a multi-page document
Set up a facing-pages document
Create additional pages
Define colours
Apply colours
Create and apply master pages

Typesetting
Flow text
Adjust vertical spacing
Align type horizontally
Create paragraph rules
Format type with style sheets
Modify style sheets
Presenting text and graphics in tables
Create a table manually
Create a table from text
Display graphics in table cells
Resize rows and columns
Modify table structure
Format table cells

Enhancing a publication's readability
Check spelling
Apply run-around
Format item frames
Inset text
Apply continuation page numbering

Finalising a document for commercial printing
Check picture usage
Check font usage
Print a proof
Create print styles
Collect for output