QuarkXPress 5: Introduction to Electronic Documents / Edition 1

QuarkXPress 5: Introduction to Electronic Documents / Edition 1

by ATC Against The Clock, The Clock Against
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130942545

ISBN-13: 9780130942548

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

QuarkXPress, the world's most popular page layout program, has evolved from its humble beginnings to take its place as the most powerful and robust composition tool anywhere. This introduction to the program seeks to provide a solid foundation by presenting the skills necessary to master this complex tool. Starting with the working environment, the book moves on to

Overview

QuarkXPress, the world's most popular page layout program, has evolved from its humble beginnings to take its place as the most powerful and robust composition tool anywhere. This introduction to the program seeks to provide a solid foundation by presenting the skills necessary to master this complex tool. Starting with the working environment, the book moves on to using type and graphics, controlling page elements, working with color, and more. For graphic artists, lithographers, and other users of the QuarkXPress software program.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130942548
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Against the Clock Series
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.62(h) x 0.82(d)

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Table of Contents

Getting Started.
Platform. Prerequisites. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations. Key Commands. System Requirements.

Introduction.
1. The Process of Document Production.
A History of Publishing. Understanding the Design Process. Multipurpose Documents. Components of an Electronic Document. Managing a Variety of Files. Intellectual Property.

2. Getting Started with QuarkXPress.
Launching QuarkXPress. The QuarkXPress Work Environment. Menus. Palettes. Preferences and Defaults.

3. Working with Documents.
Creating Documents. Saving Files. Navigating QuarkXPress. Pages and Spreads. Master Pages. Adding Pages. Deleting Pages. Guides, Margins and Rulers.

4. Working with Text.
Creating Simple Text Boxes. Setting Text Box Parameters. Modifying Text Boxes. Working in the Text Box. Importing Text. Linking Text Boxes. Character Formatting. Special Characters. Paragraph Formatting.

5. Working with Objects.
The Measurements Palette. Creating Simple Boxes. Creating Lines. Freehand and Bézier Drawing Tools. Deleting Objects. Grouping Objects. Adding Color to Boxes, Frames and Lines. Positioning, Duplicating, and Moving Items. Stacking Order. Spacing and Alignment.

Free-Form Project #1.
Review #1.
6. Working with Pictures.
Types of Pictures. Resolution. Graphics File Formats. Importing Images. Modifying Pictures. Placing Inline Graphics.

7. Working with Color.
Understanding Color. The QuarkXPress Colors Palette. Defining Color. Importing Colors. Editing and Deleting Colors. Color Blends.

8. Streamlining Text Production.
Working with Style Sheets. Defining Style Sheets. Editing Style Sheets. Importing Styles. Applying Style Sheets. Deleting Style Sheets.

9. Text Utilities.
Spelling. Find and Change. Type Usage. Hyphenation and Justification Control.

10. Printing and Packaging.
The PostScript Workflow. Preparing for a Service Provider. Collect for Output. Printing the Document. The Print Dialog Boxes. Exporting Documents to PDF.

Free-Form Project #2.
Review #2.
Projects.
Project A: Junior Forum Brochure. Project B: Mecca Ad. Project C: Blue Moon Café. Project D: Stonington Beach Brochure.

Glossary.
Index.

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