Intermediate Level (QX-IT-2D)
2-day "Comprehensive" £450+VAT (*1-day "Crash" £245+VAT)

InDesign CS5

2-day Course Topics (*Crash course contents vary per client)

Content Summary: Greater panel and tool control, fine-precision typography, more advanced layout and workflow options
Results: Spot colour video cover, gatefold brochure, multi-page brochure

Ideal for: Basic level users who wish to progress or whose job requires greater competence in the software. Great for anyone serious about print design and page layout.

Time saving features

Style sheets and master pages
Word count
Find and replace – expanded
Building and working with multi-page documents
Super step and repeat


Pages and Master Pages

Multi-page documents
Facing and non-facing documents
Editing and duplicating master pages 

Creating gatefolds and more
Master Pages Advanced Control
Master page changes and application
Page sectioning and section numbering
Compsition tool and functions
Sectioning

Text & Typography

Paragraph and column breaks, widows and orphans
Formatting with drop caps, baseline shift, paragraph rules
Tabbed lists
Keep options
Hanging indentation
Invisible characters
Glyphs and special characters
Type boxes as imageholders

Style Sheets

Character v Paragraph Style Sheets – when to apply which
Applying and editing Style Sheets
Importing style sheets from other documents
Item styles
Dashes and stripes
Lists
Indexing

Tables

Simple tables and using tables as ingenious solutions
Formatting cell properties

Headers, footers
Adding images to cells
Resizing, merging, adding or removing row or column cells 

Importing table data from spreadsheets
Creating tables from selected text
Cell inset spacing

Images

Alpha channels for transparency
Clipping paths
When things go wrong on import
Import control
Anchored imagery
Drop shadows
Opacity
Picture effects
PSD import and control
Print suppression

Basic interactivity

Basic buttons
Special characters
Hyperlinks
Anchors

Layers

Using layers to control elements

Output

PPD management
Usage function
Collecting for output, and pitfalls
Creating PDF files
Default tool properties and how to change them
Predefined colours 

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QUARK XPRESS 2015

Quark Xpress v8


New Features Summary:

  • Shapemaker
  • Callouts
  • Conditional Styles
  • Story Editor
  • Cloner
  • Table creation enhancements
  • Enhanced digital publishing
  • Layout automation.

NEWEST UPGRADE: 2015
Released: April 2015

 

QuarkXPress 2015 Release 11.0 (2015) - 64-bit version only, over 5 meters max page size, fixed-layout interactive eBooks (fxl ePub), footers and end notes, text variables, custom paper sizes user-definable shortcut keys (Mac only), table styles.

 

May 2015 Release (11.0.0.1) - bug fixes

July 2015 Release (11.0.1) - faster launch speed

Sep 2015 Release (11.1) - Support for Windows 10

Oct 2015 Release (11.2) - Support for OS X El Capitan

"Not only does Traci know her stuff, she knows how to share that knowledge in a relaxed and cheerful manner so that even a non-techie person like me can grasp it. I like the way she tailor-makes courses to fit your requirements, and encourages questions, however basic."

Wendy Smith
QUARK XPRESS
Intermediate, Crash Course,
1-day


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