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QuarkXPress Intermediate Level Training Course



(£270.00 incl. VAT)


1 Day


Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0RS


So...you've been on the QuarkXPress Introductory training course and now it's time to develop your skills? Or maybe you've had no formal training but have been using QuarkXPress for a while and feel there are things you're missing out on?

Either way, this could well be the course you're looking for. This Intermediate QuarkXPress training course consists entirely of hands-on practical work using a series of exercises designed to help you refine your knowledge of QuarkXPress.


  • This course is scheduled according to demand, please contact us to arrange a date.

Who should attend?

Ideally, you should have attended the QuarkXPress Introductory training course and/or have had plenty of hands-on practice using the software before attending this course.

Contact us to run this 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 people. Price is inclusive of course reference notes and email support but exclusive of the trainer's travel and overnight accommodation costs.

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Course Content

QuarkXPress Defaults Reviewed

  • QuarkXPress Application and Document Defaults
  • Customising the Default Style Sheet, Colour Palette, and H&J Profiles

Master Pages Reviewed

  • Setting Up Master Pages in QuarkXPress
  • Creating Additional Master Pages
  • Linking the Text in Additional Master Pages to the Flow of the Default Master Page
  • Trouble-shooting Master Pages

Advanced Page Layout Controls

  • Paragraph & Character Style Sheets Reviewed – Creating, Editing & Applying
  • Using the Automatic Text Box
  • The Library Palette
  • The Document Layout Palette
  • Creating New H&J (Hyphenation & Justification) Profiles for use in QuarkXPress Documents
  • Copy-Fitting
  • Copy-Fitting Using the Baseline Grid

All About Béziers

  • What is a Bézier Path?
  • Creating Curved Lines and Boxes
  • Controlling the Shape of Curves
  • Corner, Smooth and Symmetrical Points
  • Straight and Curved Segments
  • Changing the Shapes of Curves



Transforming Items by Merging, Splitting and Converting

  • Using Text as a Picture Box
  • Understanding the Different Merge Options
  • Understanding the Split Commands
  • Using the Merge and Split Commands for Creative Graphic Effects

Creative Graphics Using Picture Effects

  • Using Image Adjustment
  • Special Picture Effects

Clipping Paths

  • QuarkXPress Support for Embedded Clipping Paths
  • Creating an Internal QuarkXPress Clipping Path
  • Editing Clipping Paths
  • Running Text Around Clipping Paths

Custom Dashes & Stripes

  • Creating and Editing Dash Styles
  • Creating and Editing Stripe Styles
  • Applying Custom Dash and Stripe Styles

Using the Append Command

  • Appending Colours, Stylesheets, H&Js, Dashes & Stripes, Lists etc from one QuarkXPress Document to another


Printing & Output

  • Creating a Print Style
  • Printing Using a Print Style
  • Printing Colour Separations
  • Creating PDF Output from QuarkXPress
  • Some Common Output Problems explained – Fonts, Picture Formats & Mac/PC issues

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