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QuarkXPress 8: Essential Skills for Page Layout and Web Design by [Anton, Kelly Kordes, Cruise, John]
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From the Back Cover

Get up to speed quickly with this accessible new guide on QuarkXPress 8 for both print and Web workflows. QuarkXPress experts Kelly Kordes Anton and John Cruise provide the essential techniques that you need in an easy-to-use format. From the basics of creating new layouts to using QuarkXPress’s superior typographic tools, this book covers the primary features for graphic designers and Web publishers―whether new to the program or returning again. Expert tips and the most efficient approach for your real-world workflow demands make this book a valuable resource.

Learn about:

•    Setting up your workspace, tools, and palettes to increase productivity
•    Creating new projects, including managing layouts within projects
•    Producing professional type with hanging punctuation, OpenType, and expert built-in hyphenation and justification options
•    Editing images, creating drop shadows, and working with transparency
•    Building tables, creating and applying color, and using master pages
•    Outputting for print, PDF, Web, and Flash


About the Author

Kelly Kordes Anton is the Editor of Colorado Expression magazine. She uses this behind-the-scenes publishing knowledge to write books, articles, and stories about QuarkXPress and other software. A former Quark employee, she worked on versions 3.2, 3.3 and 4.0, and has contributed to later versions as a contractor. She has coauthored Adobe InDesign CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques, and the upcoming Adobe InDesign CS4 Classroom in a Book. She has contributed to the QuarkXPress 7: Visual Quick Start Guide andReal World QuarkXPress 7.

John Cruise is a freelance writer, design instructor, and former writer and editor at Quark. He is a regular contributor to Mac/Life Magazine, and InDesign Magazine and coauthored QuarkXPress 4 for Dummies,QuarkXPress 4 Bible, InDesign Bible, Adobe InDesign CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques, and Adobe InDesign CS4 Classroom in a Book.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8443 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 032161691X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (27 May 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002AP9GOY
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
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This book is designed both for those completely new to Quark and for those who have used an earlier version. I belong to the second category. I found it well indexed, clearly explained with plenty of diagrams. It introduces new features, including web-design. If you are looking for a support to take you through a project, or a reference to specific items, this book will do either.
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Good clear guide. I found it a great help when trying to familiarise myself with this very complex program. Not all the issues that I needed answered were easy to find, or indeed, covered. But nonetheless I would recommend it.
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It's not often that a 'manual' impresses me, but this one did. Well laid out and user friendly, I found that I was learning new things quickly in a very easily digestible format.
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I needed this guide to help me find my way around Quarkxpress 8 and it fulfills that requirement admirably! Easily-understood, it walks you through the various aspects of this brilliant programme in a clear and concise manner and has been a great help to me in using Quark.
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In one sense this book does exactly what its subtitle suggests: essential skills for page layout and web design. If that is unpacked, it means that when you are in a project and need to access a discussion about options etc., at that point, this book will probably help you.

However, that is not what I want to do at the moment. I want to write a book, probably using QuarkXpress. Also, I envisage that in the not so distant future I want to create a brochure, and a few other such artefacts. In this sense, the book is approximately hopeless for getting me started. There is nothing in the book that discusses what I will need to do for all the essential bits of the book I have in mind - front matter, chapters, back matter, book design principles, etc.

This book has all the aroma of having been written by 'techies' who have excellent experience of the features of the product. I'm still looking for a book that sets out overall workflows for the kinds of projects people are likely to have when using QuarkXpress. Once I have got going, I'm sure this little book will be of enormous help when I need to know options available at a particular point.

However....I even have an initial concern about that. I come from a SGML world and a toolkit that gave me excellent control over something like writing a book, including how to handle tricky maths formula, etc. In that toolkit, indexing is really easy. So I thought I would check, before embarking on my book writing project with QuarkXpress, how easy it will be to handle an index. I looked for something about Indexing in the index. There is an entry 'indexes' - it points me to p205 - I turn to p205 - maybe I can't see for looking, but for the life of me, I can't find anything about 'indexes' - nor on pp 204 or 206.
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