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
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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 surveyed10131
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.7 / 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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"Describing the importance of developing a good narrative for the story which will then be nade into an infographi, the importance of choosing the key data to support your messages and putting further thought into developing the infographic as a whole and not just a visual tool."

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"Peter was excellent, he took time to make the course bespoke and deal with all of our somewhat obscure questions! I would highly recommend the InDesign course to other companies... And lunch was great!"