Training Courses

QuarkXPress : Advanced

One Day Course

Overview

This Quark authorised course is designed for those who have a working knowledge of QuarkXPress but need to master the more advanced typographic controls and document production features in QuarkXPress. The course looks at the dos and don’ts of page layout, includes hints and tips from QuarkXPress professionals and highlights shortcuts designed to increase production speed and efficiency. This course is designed to turn existing QuarkXPress users into power users. You should have attended the Introduction to QuarkXpress course at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge.

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Course Outline

  • Effective page design
    • Dos and don’ts of page layout

    Advanced text controls
    • Controlling text flow
    • Working with Linkster
    • When to use Linkster
    • Anchoring boxes and lines in text
    • Working with Callout styles

    Typographic controls
    • Creating custom hyphenation and justification settings
    • Creating text baseline effects
    • Bullets and numbering in QuarkXPress

    Colour and output
    • Colour matching in Quark
    • Creating colour separations
    • Using spot colours, Pantones and CMYK
  • Document facilities in XPress
    • Multiple layouts
    • Working with Cloner
    • Working with Composition Zones
    • Tips and tricks with Master Pages
    • Using the Table tool
    • Using the QR code generator

    Working with ShapeMaker
    • Creating unique shapes and adjusting shape settings
    • Working with transparency

    Printing your work
    • Font and picture usage
    • Creating rules for Job Jackets
    • PDF export from QuarkXPress
    • Before you print: a checklist

    Essential shortcuts
    • A guide to valuable shortcuts

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed9666
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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"Correct pace and brilliant trainer!!"

"Simo was incredibly knowledgeable and a great teacher - THANK YOU! "

"No complaints, happy with everything."

"Generally, a really terrific course. Our trainer was super well-organised, friendly and patient, and the environment was very comfortable. The whole environment was comfortable and energising."

"Friendly and informal, giving a good environment for inquisitive learning. Trainer was very helpful and addressed all the questions that were raised. I'll certainly be coming back for more. Thank you."

"Just about everything excluding the course notes, I am totally blown away."

"It is always friendly and the trainers are always expert and approachable. Can't fault it, really"

"I was one of the less knowledgable in my group (I had never even opened InDesign!) and yet I felt I learned as much as others who knew more and Matt managed to set tasks that stretched us all. I am quite amazed by how much I have learned in such a short time frame. It was a really friendly atmosphere and felt just the right balance of informal and professional. I would certainly consider other courses at the centre and would recommend to friends! "

"Very knowledgeable, insightful trainers offering practical demonstrations. I'm sure you get this a lot - but, yes, the lunches and atmosphere are also fantastic! "

"The tutor was very good at creating a relaxed environment so that everyone felt able to ask questions without fear of judgement. He was also very good at balancing tutoring the whole class with giving individual guidance. The pace of the course was perfect for my level as a complete beginner, and the final few exercises pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of. There was a good balance of ease and familiarity, and going beyond my comfort zone. The other staff were all very friendly and put us all at ease."

"I thought everything was fantastic. This is the third course I've been on and it's the best training I've ever had!"

"I was glad to be able to get extra help on specific techniques I need I thought Lisa was so engaging and enthusiastic Would definitely use Media Training again"

"I was very impressed with the training - very comprehensive"

"Excellent service. Excellent food, great teacher!"

"Tasks were well thought out and incredibly helpful. "

"Covered lots of ground, thank you Lisa! Looking forward to putting it all in to practice. Keyboard shortcuts will change my life!"

"Good syllabus, well-rounded. Good class numbers and contact time."

"The welcome was brilliant, I was shown around by a member of the team straight away, so instantly felt at ease. Refreshments were amazing! Most importantly, Vicki was an incredible teacher with a huge amount of InDesign (and general design) knowledge and expertise. Vicki made the training both fun and manageable, and I have now come away feeling like I can tackle the design work that is relevant to my current role. Thank you!"

"Running the course despite having only 1 delegate and therefore providing me with great 1:1 support for two days. Great food and friendly staff. "

"Vicki was really supportive and happy to show us extra things that were relevant to our job roles. She was good at repeating processes and allowing you to practice and learn - the practice session at the end of the course was especially helpful as it allowed us to see how much we'd learnt and iron out any problems. Also helpful to have tips, links, and resources available after the course so we can keep on learning. The course venue itself was very stylish and the food was amazing - all in all a good few days training!"

"The training itself was top-notch -- a great introduction to InDesign that made it seem uncomplicated and easy to use. The facility was excellent too. From the lunches to the toilets, everything was exceptional."

"The Trainer Vikki was really friendly and helpful. Really interactive session and really hands on too which was great. Great to have a notebook and pen provided and the food and refreshments were amazing! Really helps to keep energy levels up. The course content was great. Really good to have a mix of files to play with and the ability to do things as a group as well as individually. The pace of the workshop was really good, and the size of the class was perfect. Was also really good to have the session on the Friday afternoon to be able to have some free time to play around and try out some of the skills we have learnt and have Vikki there to answer our questions. I really have thoroughly enjoyed the past 2 day Indesign course and am looking forward to being able to use my new found skills. Thanks very much Vikki! "

"Giving time at the end of the course to practice with the software was really helpful. It meant we could learn by doing, reinforce what we had learnt and think of any other skills or tools we wanted to learn how to use. It gave us time to think of questions that we wanted to ask. "

"Hospitality was excellent, lots of well deserved breaks!"

"Liked the course and Simon clearly had great knowledge and experience. He tailored the days well to suit the requirements of the small group he was teaching "

"building was great guys very welcoming"

"Iwan was really friendly, were knowledgeable and happy to help - thank you! "

"explained well and gave good examples of different code "

"The training was very thorough and gave me an excellent grounding in HTML. It felt like we covered a lot of information so it will be great to refer back to my notes!"

"Concise instructions, getting through a lot in good time, and LUNCH!"