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Course Name: QuarkXpress Level 1

Course Overview

This QuarkXpress course provides an introduction to page layout. Delegates are guided through a wide variety of techniques used for creating single page newsletters to multi-page presentations.


  • Good PC skills
  • Hand-picked
  • Small course
  • Flexible
    course content

Course Content

Creating a new document
Viewing options and shortcuts
Using guidelines
Palettes and their keyboard shortcuts
Customising the tools palette
Item and content tool models

Creating items
Drawing rectangular items
Positioning items
Resizing items
Rotating items

Inputting text
Viewing invisibles
Selecting text
Undo, cut, copy, and paste
Importing text

Selecting fonts & font sizes
Scaling text
Baseline shift

Formatting text
Space before/after
Working with drop caps

Positioning text within an item
Text alignment
Text insert
First baseline
Vertical alignment
Flipping text

Text columns
Multiple column boxes
Linking/unlinking text boxes
Controlling text flow

Tabs & tables
Inserting tabs
Setting tab ruler markers
Adding/deleting tabs
Adding fill characters
Using paragraph rules

Applying Colour
Adding frame
Using the colours palette
Using item-modify for colour
Using graduated blends

Creating straight lines
Modifying straight lines

Rectangular/oval picture boxes
Importing pictures
Resizing/scaling pictures
Picture file formats

Basic runaround options
Use of none and items modes
Aligning text to picture bounds, auto image and embedded paths
Working with multiple items
Duplicate, step and repeat
Working with layers
Selecting through layers
Selecting multiple items
Locking items
Introduction to colour
Creating and naming colours

Creating a new library
Copying to and from a library
Listing library contents

Introduction to style sheets
Creating character and paragraph styles
Applying styles
Duplicating styles
Using based on styles

Introduction to master pages
Single and spread masters
Modifying master items
Automatic page numbering
Using multiple master pages

  • Over 40,000 delegates have been warmly welcomed onto our courses since 2001
  • We started providing training over 20 years ago in 1992, and we haven't stopped since!

What to expect on your course

Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout courses in our training venues.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know.

There is no specific dress code at our training venues. You may wear whatever you are comfortable in. Whether it is a business suit, or jeans and a t-shirt, the choice is yours. If the training is held at your site, normal dress codes may apply.

Delegates do not need to bring anything to courses as we provide courseware, pens, paper and name cards. Just bring yourselves.

What's included?

  • 1 delegate per computer
  • Relaxed refreshment area at our training venues
  • Lunch and refreshments when training is delivered at our training venue
  • Comprehensive course manual and exercises

Training Options

In order for your training to be as efficient as possible, we provide courses based on your specific requirements. This means that you can choose from one of the following training options:

  • Private courses delivered at client's premises throughout the UK, at our training venues or a convenient third-party location
  • Bespoke customised courses written to your specific needs, delivered at client's premises throughout the UK, at our training venues or a convenient third-party location
  • For further information please contact us on 0191 377 8377

Private Course Details

This outline is available as a private course. Private courses can be held at your site or one of our training venues, and can be customised to fit your requirements.

You can choose to have a private course based on an existing outline or you can choose the most applicable lessons from a number of different outlines and consolidate them into one course. We can also write bespoke courses to fit your specific requirements, whether you require training on a standard application or a bespoke inhouse system.

Please contact us to discuss your private course on 0191 377 8377.

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Course DetailsPublic course cost: £495 +VATCourse duration: 2 days Course times: 09:30 - 16:30
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