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QuarkXPress 9 Book

Step-by-Step Training Workbook:

In this book you'll be taken step-by-step through a variety of exercises that will show you style sheets, hyphenation, multiple pages, master pages, Bezier Drawing Tools, Type on a Path, Book Creation/Indexing, keyboard shortcuts, and even essential typography rules.

Includes Class Files (works on Mac & PC)
ISBN: 978-1-934624-76-0

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Set Up
How to Install Class Files
A Note About Fonts
The Tool Palette
Section 1
Letter Creation
  • Setting Preferences
  • The Measurements Panel
  • Text Frames
  • Basic Text Attributes
  • Basic Keyboard Shortcuts
Large Type Letter
  • More Text Attributes
More Text Styling
  • Baseline Shift
  • Small Caps
  • Line Tool
  • Making Proper Fractions
Magazine Ad
  • Setting up a Document Bleed
  • Placing Images
  • Combining Text and Images
  • White Type on a Black Background
Advanced Word Processing/Formatting
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Tabs
Section 2
Professional Typesetting Techniques
  • Bulleted Lists
  • Hanging Bullets
  • Hyphenation
  • Discretionary Hyphens
  • Special Break Characters
  • Optical vs. Metric Kerning
  • Manual Kerning
Creating a Movie Poster
  • Importing Graphics
  • Positioning Graphics
  • Rotating Text
  • Selecting Objects Behind Other Objects
2–Page Magazine Ad
  • Facing Pages
  • Color Swatches
  • Defining Colors
Section 3
Drawing Bezier Curves
  • Pen Tool
  • Segments, Anchor Points, Curves
Horse Racing Ad
  • Multiple Text Columns
  • Drop Caps
  • Baseline Grid
  • Text Runaround
Magazine Cover
  • Adding an Image with a Clipping Path
  • Defining & Using Colors
  • Type on a Path
Section 4
Style Sheets in a Magazine Article
  • Paragraph Styles
  • Character Styles
  • Conditional Styles
  • Creating Tables
  • Placing Excel Tables
  • Formatting Tables
Anchored Boxes
  • Anchoring Graphics in Text
  • Text Runaround
  • Aligning Graphics with Text
Section 5
Leaders Magazine—Master Pages & 1st Article
  • Master Pages
  • Step & Repeat
  • Paragraph & Character Styles
  • Linking Text Boxes
Leaders Magazine—Libraries & 2nd Article
  • Libraries
  • Working with the Page Layout Palette
Leaders Magazine—Find/Change, Spelling, H&Js
  • Find/Change
  • Spell Check
  • Setting H&Js
Section 6
The Lawyer Joke Book
  • Master Pages
  • Automatic Page Numbers
  • Automatic Text Flow
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Baseline Grid
  • Find/Change with Paragraph Formatting
Table of Contents Creation
  • Table of Contents Defining & Building
  • Table of Contents Formatting & Updating
Creating an Index
  • Index Panel
  • Creating Index References & Topics
  • Building an Index
  • Updating an Index
Book Creation
  • Using Multiple Files to Create a Book
  • Synchronizing Files
Bonus Exercises
Apartment for Rent
  • Text Formatting
  • Line Tool
  • Rotating
Tab Heaven
  • Lots of Practice with Tabs
New York Times Crossword Puzzle
  • Tables
  • Color Swatches
  • Creating Layers and Moving Objects Between Them
  • Showing & Hiding Layers
  • Locking Layers
Anchored Boxes for a Calendar
  • Anchored Boxes
  • Step & Repeat
  • Master Pages
Reference Material
Quick Reference for Drawing Bézier Curves
Picas Explained
Properly Upgrading Old Quark Files
Common Proofreader's Marks
Professional Typesetting Techniques
Sending Files to the Printer (Collect for Output)
Creating PDF Files
Invisible Character Guide
Special Typographical Characters
Useful Keyboard Shortcuts: Windows
Useful Keyboard Shortcuts: Mac

Examples of What You Learn

  • Create page layouts with text and graphics.
  • Style sheets.
  • Master pages.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.
  • And much more!

Why Our Books Are Unique

Our books are packed with step-by-step exercises that walk you through projects. You’ll learn by doing exercises, not reading long explanations. The goal is to give you hands-on practice with the program, getting you started quickly with the things that are most important for real life work.

demonstration of different book formats: print, kindle, & mobile devices
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