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QuarkXPress Introductory Training Course



(£418.80 incl. VAT)


2 Days


Chertsey, Surrey or on your premises


On this QuarkXPress training course you'll discover easy to learn techniques with proven results that will guarantee you'll be working confidently and enthusiastically with QuarkXPress in no time. Unlimited email support following your course means you won't be left struggling on your own when those "moments of crisis" arise.

This course is run as both a classroom-based, instructor-led class and online in our live virtual classroom.


  • Tuesday 6th - Wednesday 7th September 2022 | 09:30 - 16:30

Who should attend?

This two-day course is designed for new users who wish to learn QuarkXPress and who have little or no previous experience of QuarkXPress or desktop publishing. Starting from first principles, you will be led through the procedures for creating new documents and modifying existing ones, and will consolidate your knowledge by means of a series of carefully constructed exercises at each stage.

The online version of this QuarkXPress Introductory training course is delivered over four three hour sessions spread over at least a week so you'll have plenty of time to practice what you learnt in between the sessions before consolidating and developing your skills in the next session.

The course is run monthly. The classroom-based and online versions of the course are scheduled in alternate months.

Contact us to run this QuarkXPress training course or a customised version of it on your own premises for just £415+vat per day for up to two people. Add just £75+vat each for additional person. Prices are inclusive of course reference notes and email support but exclusive of the trainer's travel and overnight accommodation costs where required.

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Course Content

What you can expect to learn on this QuarkXPress training course:

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Overview of Desktop Publishing

  • The Traditional Publishing Process
  • The Desktop Publishing Process using QuarkXPress

Understanding the User Interface

  • The QuarkXPress Toolbox
  • The Measurements Palette
  • Setting QuarkXPress Application and Layout Preferences
  • The Pasteboard
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Creating, Opening and Saving Projects and Layouts

  • What is a QuarkXPress Project?
  • Working in Single Layout Mode
  • QuarkXPress Layout Setup
  • Setting up the Master Page
  • Automatic Page Numbering
  • Saving your Work
  • Retrieving (Opening) Projects
  • Adding Running Headers and Footers

Working with Graphics

  • Importing Pictures and adding other Graphic Elements
  • Adding Picture Boxes
  • Modifying Picture Boxes
  • Understanding the Difference between Bitmap and Vector Graphics
  • Maintaining Image Quality – Avoiding the “Jaggies”
  • Using Rectangular, Elliptical and Polygonal Boxes
  • Cropping, Sizing & Scaling Images
  • Fitting Pictures to Boxes
  • Wrapping Text Around Boxes & Graphics
  • Moving & Transforming Boxes & Graphics
  • Drawing Lines & Boxes
  • Reshaping Boxes
  • Framing Boxes (adding borders)

Colour Issues

  • Applying, Editing and Creating Colours
  • Using Pantone and Other Spot Colour Matching Standards
  • Converting Spot Colours to Process CMYK Colours
  • Working with the Colours Palette

Formatting & Editing Text

  • Adding Type to a Page with the Type Tool
  • Importing Text created in other applications into a QuarkXPress Layout
  • Modifying Text Box Attributes
  • Formatting Text
  • Spell Checking, Search & Replace
  • Linking and Unlinking Text Boxes
  • Setting Tabs
  • Drop Caps and Bullets

Printing & Typesetting Terminology Explained

  • Choosing and Using Typefaces Effectively
  • Understanding Leading, Kerning, Tracking etc.
  • Typesetting for maximum readability

Working with Tables

  • Inserting a Table in a QuarkXPress Layout
  • Adding Text to a Table
  • Adding Pictures to a Table
  • Formatting Text in Tables
  • Merging & Splitting Table Cells
  • Inserting/Deleting Rows & Columns
  • Setting the Grid & Border Properties

Longer Document Handling Features

  • Using the Automatic Text Box
  • Creating and Using Paragraph Style Sheets
  • Creating and Using Character Style Sheets
  • Automatic Page Numbering
  • Headers & Footers
  • Hyphenation and Justification Profiles (H&Js)
  • Font, Picture and Table Usage
  • The Library Feature
  • The Document Layout Palette

Printing & Output

  • Print Options
  • Send a Document to an External Print Provider using Collect for Output
  • PDF Output Options
  • Some Common Output Problems explained – Missing Fonts and Missing/Modified pictures


  • Creating and Saving QuarkXPress Document Templates
  • Creating New QuarkXPress Documents based on Templates
  • Modifying QuarkXPress Templates

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