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QuarkXPress Training Course | Foundation Level



(£270.00 incl. VAT)


1 Day


Online Virtual Classroom


This one-day Foundation Level QuarkXPress training course aims to provide you with the basic skills you'll need to be able to create any type of layout whether it's a conventional print publication or a smartphone app. Once you've mastered the basics, you can then add on an Extension training course to learn the specific skills required to create any of the other Layout Types.


  • Tuesday 10th - Thursday 12th August 2021 | 10:00 - 13:00

Who should attend?

This one-day foundation level QuarkXPress training course is designed for new users who wish to learn QuarkXPress and who have little or no previous experience of QuarkXPress or desktop publishing. The one-day course is split over two half-day sessions to make it easier for those working from home to fit the course around other commitments.

The course aims to provide an understanding of the core functionality of QuarkXPress, which you will use as a foundation to create basic print publications, such as brochures, newsletters, business cards and advertisements, and on which to build additional skills, such as creating Apps; Web Layouts with interactive functionality; e-Books; or longer print layouts such as books or manuals.

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 person. 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 QuarkXPress training course:

Understanding the User Interface

  • The QuarkXPress Toolbox
  • The Measurements Palette
  • Setting QuarkXPress Application and Layout Preferences
  • The Pasteboard
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Creating, Opening and Saving Projects and Layouts

  • What is a QuarkXPress Project?
  • Working in Single Layout Mode
  • Managing Multiple Layouts in a Project
  • QuarkXPress Layout Setup
  • Setting up the Master Pages
  • Automatic Page Numbering
  • Saving your Work
  • Retrieving (Opening) Projects
  • Adding Running Headers and Footers

Working with Graphics

  • Importing Pictures and adding other Graphic Elements (boxes, lines, circles, starbursts)
  • Adding Picture Boxes
  • Modifying Picture Boxes
  • Understanding the Difference between pixel-based (bitmap) and Vector Graphics
  • Maintaining Image Quality – Avoiding the “Jaggies”
  • Using Rectangular, Elliptical and Polygonal Boxes as containers for pictures
  • Cropping, Sizing & Scaling Images
  • Fitting Pictures to Boxes
  • Wrapping Text Around Boxes & Graphics
  • Moving & Transforming Boxes & Graphics
  • Reshaping Boxes
  • Framing Boxes (borders)

Formatting & Editing Text

  • Adding Type to a Page with the Type Content Tool
  • Importing Text created in other applications into a QuarkXPress Layout
  • Formatting & Editing Text (continued)
  • Modifying Text Box Attributes
  • Formatting Text
  • Spell Checking, Search & Replace
  • Linking and Unlinking Text Boxes
  • Setting Tabs
  • Drop Caps and Bullets

Colour Issues

  • Understanding Colour Models: CMYK, RGB, Pantone, etc
  • Applying, Editing and Creating Colours
  • Using Pantone and Other Spot Colour Matching Standards
  • Converting Spot Colours to Process CMYK Colours
  • Working with the Colours Palette
  • Adding Colour Blends

Printing & Typesetting Terminology Explained

  • Choosing and Using Typefaces Effectively
  • Understanding Leading, Kerning, Tracking etc.
  • Typesetting for maximum readability

Working with Tables

Inserting a Table in a QuarkXPress Layout

  • Adding Text to a Table
  • Adding Pictures to a Table
  • Formatting Text in Tables
  • Merging & Splitting Table Cells
  • Inserting/Deleting Rows & Columns
  • Setting the Grid & Border Properties

Printing & Output

  • Print Options
  • Send a Document to an External Print Provider using Collect for Output
  • PDF Output Options
  • Some Common Output Problems explained – Missing Fonts and Missing/Modified Pictures

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