InDesign for QuarkXPress Users

InDesign for QuarkXPress Users

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by David Blatner, Steve Werner, Christopher Smith
     
 

While QuarkXPress is the most-widely used page-layout program in the world, Adobe InDesign is rapidly gaining ground with better typography and transparency features, speedier performance, and more overall control. Plus, InDesign 2 is Mac OS X native, QuarkXPress 5 isn't. But if you're a QuarkXPress user thinking of making the switch to InDesign, you know you can't

Overview

While QuarkXPress is the most-widely used page-layout program in the world, Adobe InDesign is rapidly gaining ground with better typography and transparency features, speedier performance, and more overall control. Plus, InDesign 2 is Mac OS X native, QuarkXPress 5 isn't. But if you're a QuarkXPress user thinking of making the switch to InDesign, you know you can't afford to lose time and productivity at the office while learning a new program. Thanks to InDesign for QuarkXPress Users, you don't have to.

InDesign for QuarkXPress Users is the only book on the market that shows experienced graphic designers how to use InDesign from a QuarkXPress user's perspective. Using an easy-to-read and easy-to-digest style, this unique title focuses on common tasks, giving you quick solutions rather than bogging you down with lengthy theory. Written by well-known experts in the field, the book is abundantly illustrated and covers topics such as using InDesign's transparency features (possible in QuarkXPress only by unwieldy workarounds), and making the most of master pages and style sheets. It's also loaded with real-world tips on how you can apply your QuarkXPress know-how to this up-and-coming software.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321159489
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

David Blatner is an internationally known expert on QuarkXPress and Photoshop and is the author or coauthor of numerous books including Real World Adobe InDesign 2, Real World QuarkXPress 5, and QuarkXPress 4/5 Power Shortcuts. His books have sold more than a half million copies worldwide. Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute. A certified technical trainer and Adobe certified expert for InDesign version 1, 1.5, and 2.0, Smith teaches classes on InDesign and other publishing software at American Graphics Institute¿s Boston training center and has been involved in teaching electronic publishing and electronic document distribution for more than 10 years. Steve Werner has been a trainer, consultant, and production manager in the graphic arts industry for over 20 years. He has taught QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and a variety of other graphic applications at Seybold Seminars, Rapid Graphics in San Francisco, and other venues since 1988.

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InDesign for QuarkXPress Users 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Quark it's very easy to just create a text box and insert text. But in InDesignCS it's not quite that simple, if you're not familiar with Bounding Boxes. They can literally wipe out (actually hide) previously inserted text if you don't understand the Bounding Box feature. This important 'bump' is not properly explained in this as well as most Quark to InDesign CS training books. It has to do with the Text Wrap feature, hidden inside the Windows drop-down window, Type and Tables drop-down buttons at the bottom. If you usually drop text from, say, MSWord, this feature will drive you nutz until you figure it out! Normally, also in Quark, Text Wrap is an important feature. CS treats it quite differently. Fore-warned is fore-warned.