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.

  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

    Get A Free Consultation & Quote

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.

Comfort + Location
Reputation + Feedback

Our Clients


We've worked very hard over the last 20 years to grow our business through personal recommendations.

When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 12250 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed12250
  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%

  Recent Feedback


"Course very well structured and yet flexible"

"Really happy with the relevance of the course and examples given that were useful to a diverse group"

"Donna was amazing, so knowledgeable and friendly and completely tailored the course to our specific needs. I feel excited to give presentations!"

"It was a really tailored and personalised training, with lots of great feedback. It was good to be a small group too!"

"Good tips and tricks, the explanation from the trainer was really clear"

"Structured class and good pace for the course, trainer was friendly and approachable"

"Very friendly"

"Good teaching style and very friendly"

"TEACHERS CARE AND ATTENTION AND WILLINGNESS TO HELP"

"Great general facilities, teachers & food."

"Went back over most important skills to cement them"

"Very informative training session. Vicki explained every step clearly and patiently helped everyone out when steps went wrong."

"Really good at giving us content to work with and letting us have a go ourselves. Always on hand to help when we got stuck and offer advice on our work. Also the Q&A session at the end was helpful as it covered anything else we had missed in the training. "

"Excellent knowledge, supportive of questions and issues, well paced, friendly approach, lots of helpful shortcuts"

"Lots of information and good practical learning exercises"

"It was a very useful training session and very relevant to our job roles. "

"Food is great, Piers is a great teacher and the facilities are good"

"Answering lots of different and varied questions on the spot!"

"Pace of training was excellent. Consideration of questions from participants was good. Content was clear and interesting."

"Environment, knowledge and patience of the teacher. "

"personal advice/help, and amazing facilities"

"Great food, Piers was very knowledgeable, I learnt a lot I can immediately put into practice"

"TRAINER WAS PATIENT AND EXPLAINED WELL"

"Inspiring me into excel - I'm excited to start putting data together and building some graphs! "

"It was a very enjoyable experience with a very knowledgeable trainer. "

"Great examples of good design"

"Friendly trainer"

"Great explanation, really good training day"

"Very friendly trainer"

"Lots of resources! "