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QuarkXPress is desktop publishing software for creating and editing complex page layouts in a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) environment. It runs on macOS and Windows. It was first released by Quark, Inc. in 1987 and is still owned and published by them.
The most recent version, QuarkXPress 2017 (internal version number 13.0), allows publishing in English ("International and U.S) and 36 other languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Korean, Russian, French, and Spanish.
QuarkXPress is used by individual designers, large publishing houses and corporates to produce a variety of layouts, from single-page flyers to the multi-media projects required for magazines, newspapers, catalogs, and the like. The more recent versions have added support for ebooks, Web and mobile apps. QuarkXPress once dominated the market for page layout software, with over 95% market share among professional users. As of 2010, one publisher estimated that US market share has fallen to below 25% and Adobe InDesign has become the market leader, although QuarkXPress still had significant market share
Course Details
Lesson 1: QuarkXPress basics
Creating a project
Examining the Tools palette
Creating guides
Working with items
Creating boxes
Using ShapeMaker
Entering text
Importing text
Formatting text
Importing a picture
Modifying picture size
Running text around a picture
Managing imported pictures
Controlling stacking order
Spacing and aligning items
Working with layers
Creating colors
Applying colors to text and pictures
Applying colors to frames and boxes
Creating a blend
Editing a color
Creating a table
Adding text
Linking cells
Adding a picture
Adding and deleting rows and columns
Editing a table
Importing a table
Printing basics
Lesson 2: Advanced layout construction
Working with master pages
Creating automatic page numbers
Separating layouts into sections
Creating a new library
Adding an entry to a library
Deconstructing a project
Saving as a template
Working with palette groups
Creating palette sets
Using XTensions software
Lesson 3: Text and typography
Creating a character style sheet
Creating a paragraph style sheet
Applying a style sheet
Editing a style sheet
Adjusting leading
Adjusting paragraph spacing
Using baseline shift
Using hanging characters
Adjusting tracking and kerning
Inserting glyphs
Inserting special characters
Working with OpenType
Setting tabs numerically
Setting tabs visually
Applying rules and drop caps
Hyphenation and justification
Lesson 4: Page elements
Using the automatic text box
Linking text boxes
Rerouting and breaking links
Drawing with The Bezier Pen tool
Drawing a Bézier box
Points, handles and segments
Lesson 5: Advanced images
Embedded clipping path
Clipping path for runaround
Creating and modifying clipping paths
Embedded alpha channel
Vista adjustments and filters
Exporting a picture with Vista effects
PSD Import
Lesson 6: PDF output
Exporting a Quark layout as a PDF
Adding hyperlinks
Exporting with PDF/X verification

QuarkXPress - Intermediate class topics:

Lesson 1: Long-document features
Creating a book
Rearranging chapters
Creating independently numbered sections
Changing a book’s master chapter
Synchronizing book styles
Defining and synchronizing a TOC list
Building a table of contents
Defining punctuation for an index
Tagging index entries
Editing index entries
Creating a cross-reference
Building a formatted index
Lesson 2: Transparency and drop shadows
Controlling transparency for items
Controlling transparency for groups
Controlling transparency for text
Creating a drop shadow for an item
Creating a drop shadow for an text
Modifying a drop shadow
Creating a drop shadow for a group
Lesson 3: Color management
Previewing color
Color management settings
Lesson 4: Shared content
Adding a layout to a project
Creating a split view and a new window
Synchronizing a picture between layouts
Synchronizing text between layouts
Lesson 5: Composition zones
Creating a Composition Zones item
Composition Zones usage
Linking to a composition layout
Lesson 6: Job jackets
Creating a project from a Job Ticket
Applying a Job Ticket template
Evaluating a layout
Sharing a Job Jackets file
Examining a Job Jackets file
Adding and moving resources
Adding a rule set
Adding a layout definition
Lesson 7: Interactive layouts
Creating an On/Off button
Creating the button states
Configuring the button
Previewing the button
Playing background sound automatically
Creating a menu
Creating interactive menu objects
Configuring the mouse-over effects
Configuring user events
Animating a logo
Creating an Image Sequence
Creating the frames in the Image
Sequence Placing the Image Sequence
Configuring a Play Animation action
Adding a SWF animation
Adding a video
Creating scrollable text
Exporting to a standalone Projector
Accessing the completed project files
Adding interactive content to a Blio layout
Creating a Reflow view
Adding pages and items
Tagging content
Adding a Blio TOC
Adding eBook metadata
Exporting an ePUB e-book
Testing an ePUB e-book
Creating bullet and numbering styles
Applying bullet and numbering styles
Creating an outline style
Applying an outline style
Creating callouts and callout anchors
Creating and applying callout styles
Creating & applying conditional styles
Using conditional style markers






About the Instructor

  • Tuesday, 10 April 2018
  • 120JD
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  • محمود عمرو
  • يعمل في مجال التصميم والتدريس منذ عام 1994 وذو خبرة طويلة في المجال العملي والأكاديمي وخبرة في الحلول الفنية والعلمية للطباعة والمنتاج اليدوي والالكتروني وحلول الطباعة قبل وبعد الطباعة، ومعرفة بجميع أنواع الطباعة والتصميم الحركي والثابت