QuarkXPress 5

QuarkXPress 5 : Advanced Electronic Documents

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The Against the Clock series is ideal for any course that includes graphic arts software and computer design software as part of the curriculum. Courses can be found in Office Information Systems, Computer Science, and Fine Arts Departments, as well as Continuing Education, Journalism, and Printing and Lithography.Assuming a working knowledge of QuarkXPress, QuarkXPress 5: Advanced Electronic Mechanicals builds on basic skills to introduce the more complex and technically challenging uses for the program. Focusing on issues like drawing, advanced imaging, the creation and management of long documents, style sheets and online publishing techniques, the book provides the reader with a solid way to master this popular and difficult application. By the end, there's little that the program offers that hasn't been explored, used, and applied to projects and assignments drawn from the real world of professional page design.
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Product details

  • Spiral bound | 464 pages
  • 223 x 279 x 24mm | 1,038.72g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130942553
  • 9780130942555

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.
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Table of contents

Getting Started. Platform. Prerequisites. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations. Key Commands. System Requirements for QuarkXPress.Introduction. 1. Layout Grids and Layers. Working with a Layout Grid. Working with Layers.2. Page Geometry. Elements of Page Geometry. Imposition. Multipanel Documents. More Complex Folds and Binding Operations.3. Managing Long Documents. The Importance of Consistency. Managing Multiple Master Pages. Working with Libraries. Working with Books.4. Lists. Planning Lists Interacting with Style Sheets. Creating a List. Viewing Lists. Managing Lists in Books. Building the List Document. Building the Document List. Updating Lists. Changing List Items.5. Building an Index. Planning an Index. Setting Index Preference. Adding Index Entries. Editing Index Entries. Building an Index.Free-Form Project Number #1. Review #1.6. Working with Type. Creating Type on a Path. Tables. Managing Automatic Text Flow. Kerning and Tracking Tables.7. Working with Pictures. Custom Dashes and Stripes. Creating Complex Shapes. Clipping Paths. Working with Object Runarounds. Image Effects.8. Color Reproduction. Color Management. Trapping.9. Managing Output. Exporting EPS. Managing PPDs. Working with Print Styles. Exporting PostScript. Exporting PDF Files.10. Creating a Web Document. Web Document Preferences. Creating a New Web Document. Defining Page Properties. Adding Content to Your Web Document. Repurposing Print Documents. Adding Hyperlinks and Anchors. Using Meta Tags. Exporting HTML.11. Interactive Web Elements. Web Tools. Creating Rollovers. Creating Image Maps. Building an HTML Form.Free-Form Project #2. Review #2. Projects. Project A: Stonington Letterfold Brochure. Project B: Body Solution Booklet. Project C: Cosciel Poster.Glossary. Index.
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Review quote

"I have been pleased with the progression of the books. Leading smoothly from one subject to another within one book as well as the smooth transition between courses."-Andreen Hull, Electronic Imaging Trainer, Hanley Graphic Products Co."The Against the Clock textbooks have been used in our Graphic Communications Technology program for several years and they have worked very well. They relate to the 'real world' focus was the determining factor for the adoption of the series for our program."-Doris Anton, Wichita Area Technical College"During the past few years, I have plowed through several tutorials designed to teach difficult and complex graphics programs. The Against the Clock series is the clearest, most comprehensive, and easiest way to learn difficult, high-end graphics program."-Lori Lorion, Reedley College
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