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This book is designed to offer strong advice and training for novice Graphic Arts Professionals delivering completed projects to vendors. Demonstration Software. Project-based instruction. Project data available on dual-platform CD-ROM. Two-color, spiral bound books with four-color illustrations of completed assignments. For all beginners in graphics arts, desktop publishing, and computer design and graphics.
Platform. Naming Conventions. Key Commands. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations.
1. From Concept to Mechanical.
The Thumbnail. The Composite Sketch. The Electronic Mechanical. Components of an Electronic Document. Design: Considering Type and Graphic Elements. Typefaces. Typographic Measurement. Use of Space. Images. What's Next? Getting Started with QuarkXPress. QuarkXPress and the QuarkXPress Environment. Launching the Program. Tools, Menus, and Palettes. The Tool Palette. Other Tools. The Menu Bars. Other Palettes. Guides, Margins, and Rulers. Viewing Guides. Setting Guides. Adjusting and Removing Guides. Other Guide Options. Understanding the Rulers.
2. Working with Files.
Creating a New QuarkXPress Document. Modifying the Document Setup. Saving Files. Save Options. Revert to Saved. Other Save Options. Navigating QuarkXPress. Zooming In and Out. Other Frequently Used Shortcuts.
3. Working with Objects.
Creating Simple Boxes. Creating Lines and Shapes. Modifying Shapes and Content Types. Editing Simple Elements. Modifying with Color. Positioning Elements. Duplicating Elements. Moving Items. Stacking Order. Alignment. Manipulating Elements. Modify Dialog Boxes vs. the Measurements Palette. Skew, Scale, Rotate, Flip, and Move Elements. Applying Transformations to Figures.
4. Working with Text.
Selecting Text. Using Cut/Copy/Delete and Pasting Text. Navigating Through Text Blocks. Overflow Icon. Setting Text Inset Value. Importing Text Files. Pasting Text from the Clipboard. Linking Text Boxes. Formatting Text. Character Attributes Dialog Box. Measurement Palette. Horizontal Spacing.
5. Paragraph Formatting.
Paragraph Formats Dialog Box. Rules and Paragraph Rules. Setting Tabs.
6. Style Sheets.
Character Styles. Paragraph Styles. Creating a New Paragraph Style Sheet. Edit Existing Styles. Using the Style Sheets Palette to Apply Styles.
Getting Images onto the Page. Importing a Picture. Copy/Cut and Paste Pictures. Scaling Imported Pictures. Modifying Picture Boxes. Using the Measurements Palette to Scale. Cropping Pictures. Anchored Pictures. Picture Usage. Status Column Messages for Images. Locating a Picture within a Document. Updating Pictures.
8. Master Pages.
Creating Elements on Master Pages. Headers and Footers. Modifying Master Page Items on Document Pages. Reapplying Master Items.
9. Creating Complex Shapes.
The Freehand Tools. The Bézier Tools. Anchor Points & Segments. Closed and Open Paths. Working with Curves. Merging Shapes. Creating Text on a Path. Text on Circles. Controlling the Position of Type on Paths.
10. Working with Colors and Frames.
Frames and Background Colors. Using the Colors Palette. Defining Colors. Blends. Frames.
11. Working with Text Utilities.
Spell Checker. Dictionaries. Hyphenation and Justification. Using Find/Change. Double Spaces After Periods. Double Returns. Smart Quotes. Optimizing Workflows.
12. Printing & Packaging.
Page Setup Dialog Box. Printing Your Document.
Lens Cap Ad (Chapter 4). Breakfast Menu (Chapter 5). Live It Up Ad (Chapter 7). Cool Things To Do (Chapter 8). Earth Day Poster (Chapter 9). The AOS Brochure (Chapter 10). Lines Monthly Newsletter (Chapter 11).