"QuarkXpress" 5

"QuarkXpress" 5 : Introduction to Electronic Mechanicals

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QuarkXPress, the world's most popular page layout program, has evolved from its humble beginnings to take its place as the most powerful and robust composition tool anywhere. This introduction to the program seeks to provide a solid foundation by presenting the skills necessary to master this complex tool. Starting with the working environment, the book moves on to using type and graphics, controlling page elements, working with color, and more.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 432 pages
  • 221 x 269.7 x 20.8mm | 911.74g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130942545
  • 9780130942548

Table of contents

Getting Started. Platform. Prerequisites. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations. Key Commands. System Requirements. Introduction. 1. The Process of Document Production. A History of Publishing. Understanding the Design Process. Multipurpose Documents. Components of an Electronic Document. Managing a Variety of Files. Intellectual Property. 2. Getting Started with QuarkXPress. Launching QuarkXPress. The QuarkXPress Work Environment. Menus. Palettes. Preferences and Defaults. 3. Working with Documents. Creating Documents. Saving Files. Navigating QuarkXPress. Pages and Spreads. Master Pages. Adding Pages. Deleting Pages. Guides, Margins and Rulers. 4. Working with Text. Creating Simple Text Boxes. Setting Text Box Parameters. Modifying Text Boxes. Working in the Text Box. Importing Text. Linking Text Boxes. Character Formatting. Special Characters. Paragraph Formatting. 5. Working with Objects. The Measurements Palette. Creating Simple Boxes. Creating Lines. Freehand and Bezier Drawing Tools. Deleting Objects. Grouping Objects. Adding Color to Boxes, Frames and Lines. Positioning, Duplicating, and Moving Items. Stacking Order. Spacing and Alignment. Free-Form Project #1. Review #1. 6. Working with Pictures. Types of Pictures. Resolution. Graphics File Formats. Importing Images. Modifying Pictures. Placing Inline Graphics. 7. Working with Color. Understanding Color. The QuarkXPress Colors Palette. Defining Color. Importing Colors. Editing and Deleting Colors. Color Blends. 8. Streamlining Text Production. Working with Style Sheets. Defining Style Sheets. Editing Style Sheets. Importing Styles. Applying Style Sheets. Deleting Style Sheets. 9. Text Utilities. Spelling. Find and Change. Type Usage. Hyphenation and Justification Control. 10. Printing and Packaging. The PostScript Workflow. Preparing for a Service Provider. Collect for Output. Printing the Document. The Print Dialog Boxes. Exporting Documents to PDF. Free-Form Project #2. Review #2. Projects. Project A: Junior Forum Brochure. Project B: Mecca Ad. Project C: Blue Moon Cafe. Project D: Stonington Beach Brochure. Glossary. Index.show more

About Inc. Against the Clock

Erika Kendra lives in Los Angeles, where she operates under the guise of The Right Brain. She has been editing and designing books for the printing and graphic-design communities for five years, and provides desktop-publishing and digital-prepress consulting and training for the printing industry. Erika has been working with Against The Clock for two years. She is the co-author of the Design Companion for the Digital Artist, and the author of Preflight and File Preparation, and Adobe PageMaker: Creating Electronic Documents, all of which are part of the Against The Clock series. When she isn't being manipulated by her cats, she can usually be found reading archaic literature, attending Renaissance festivals, or enjoying the southern California sun. She earned a BA in History and a BA in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh.show more