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QuarkXpress Beginners Training - 1 Day

QuarkXpress Training Course

Platform: Windows PC and Apple Mac

Courseware: Comprehensive training manual provided per person

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows or Apple Mac operating system

Software Version: Training available for QuarkXpress 8, 7, 6, 5, 4

Course Overview:
This QuarkXpress course is suitable for those with no previous experience of Desk Top Publishing.
This fast paced one day training course will show you the fundamental features of the software to get
you up and running with Quark. This course is perfect if you need to learn the basic features of this
industry standard page layout application as quickly as possible.

QuarkXpress Beginner Training Outline


  • About QuarkXpress and page layout
  • Working with documents and projects
  • Using the interface
  • Setting basic preferences

Setting up Pages

  • Creating a new document
  • Working with margins, columns and gutters
  • Working with bleed
  • Using rulers and guides
  • Navigation and magnification
  • Using undo commands

Working with Text

  • Creating text frames
  • Importing, typing and pasting text
  • Using the measurements palette
  • Basic character formatting
  • Basic paragraph formatting
  • Using the style sheet panel
  • Basic character style sheets
  • Basic paragraph level style sheets
  • Applying and editing style sheets

Working with Images

  • About image file types
  • Creating image frames
  • Importing images
  • Moving and resizing images
  • Wrapping text around an image

Using Colour

  • Colour overview and considerations for print
  • Mixing colours
  • Storing colours
  • Editing existing colours
  • Using colour blends
  • Adding colour - background, text and frame

Working with Frames and Shapes

  • Creating basic shapes
  • Working with the line tools
  • Copy and paste items
  • Adding borders to frames and shapes
  • Transforming objects
  • Grouping and ungrouping objects
  • Dealing with object stacking

Creating Multi-Page Documents

  • Setting up a facing page file
  • Working with the pages palette
  • Adding, deleting and moving pages
  • Using master pages
  • Applying and editing masters

Saving and Printing

  • Saving a Quark document
  • Checking image and font usage
  • Collecting a project for print


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If this QuarkXpress training outline does not match your requirements then bespoke training is available.

If wish to discuss any aspect of your Quark training please do not hesitate to contact me


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