Training Courses

QuarkXPress : Editorial

One Day Course

Overview

This Quark authorised course has been designed to meet the specific requirements of professionals using QuarkXPress in an editorial capacity such as sub-editors or journalists.

This is an introductory course and the emphasis throughout the day is on the powerful text manipulation and editing features of QuarkXPress rather than the layout and design features. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • The QuarkXPress toolbox
    • The measurement palette
    • Moving around your document

    Basic text controls
    • Different ways of selecting text
    • Importing text and graphics
    • Formatting text
    • Using leading and tracking controls
    • Using invisibles and guides
    • Font substitution
    • Finding and changing text
    • Exporting text from QuarkXPress
    • Saving text in MS Word format
    • Checking the spelling
    • The auxiliary dictionary

    Working with the Story Editor
    • Editing in the Story Editor

    Style sheets
    • Importing style sheets
    • Creating style sheets
    • Editing style sheets
    • Character and paragraph level style sheets
    • Understanding conditional styles
    • Synchronising styles across several documents
  • Working with Master Pages
    • Understanding Quark templates
    • Creating Master Pages
    • Adapting Master Pages
    • Applying Master Pages
    • Automatic page numbering
    • Running headers and footers

    Working with tables
    • Defining columns and rows
    • Resizing tables

    Further text controls
    • Running text around pictures
    • Using Linkster to link and unlink text boxes without overflow
    • Using synchronised text
    • Bullets and numbering in QuarkXPress
    • Hyphenation and justification
    • Setting the baseline grid
    • Locking text to the baseline grid
    • Anchored text boxes

    Printing
    • Proofing your document
    • Using font usage
    • Before you print: a checklist

    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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Our Clients


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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed13140
  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


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"Ian is great! Really made an effort to meet individual needs. Thank you"

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"Trainer very helpful"

"A good balance in teaching given the requirements of all students on the course and the exposure that each had with the programme previously."

"Lots of examples and efforts to contextualise the course to everyone's personal requirements."

"Ian made learning on Ai very clear and simple to understand "