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QuarkXPress Training Course | Advanced



(£238.80 incl. VAT)


2 Days


Online Virtual Classroom


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 Advanced QuarkXPress training course consists entirely of hands-on practical work using a series of exercises designed to help you refine your knowledge of QuarkXPress.


  • Thursday 1st January 1970 | 09:30 - 16:30
  • This course is scheduled according to demand, please contact us to arrange a date.

Who should attend?

This Advanced QuarkXPress training course consists entirely of hands-on practical work using a series of exercises designed to develop the various skills. Time will be made available to discuss and work through particular difficulties encountered by students in their own work using QuarkXPress.

Ideally, students should have attended the QuarkXPress Introductory training course and have had plenty of hands-on practice before attending this course. The course is also suitable for those who have had extensive experience using QuarkXPress but no formal training.

Contact us to run this QuarkXPress training 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 where required.

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Course Content

What you can expect to learn on this Advanced QuarkXPress training course:

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

  • Creating New H&J (Hyphenation & Justification) Profiles for use in QuarkXPress documents
  • Copy-Fitting
  • Copy-Fitting Using the Baseline Grid
  • Saving your Work

Preparing Text for Importing to QuarkXPress

  • How QuarkXPress Supports Paragraph Styles Used in a Word-Processor
  • Pre-Tagging Text
  • Using the XTags Extension

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 Splitting, Merging & Converting

  • Understanding the Different Merge Options
  • Using the Merge Command for Creative Graphic Effects
  • Understanding the Split Commands
  • Using the Split Command for Creative Graphic Effects
  • Converting Text to Boxes
  • Using the Convert Text to Box Command for Creative Graphic 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 StyleSheets, Lists, Colours, H&Js, Custom Dashes & Stripes, and other elements from one document to another

Colour Issues

  • Using Spot, Process, Pantone and Other Colour Matching Standards in QuarkXPress
  • Adding Colours to the Colours Palette
  • Converting Pantone Colour to CMYK
  • Trapping

Longer Document Handling Features

  • Linking QuarkXPress Documents using the Book Feature
  • Creating an Index
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Creating Other Custom Lists

Printing & Output

  • Creating a Print Style
  • Printing Using a Print Style
  • Printing Colour Separations
  • Saving Postscript Files for output by remote service Bureaux
  • Some Common Output Problems explained – Fonts, Picture Formats & Mac/PC issues