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Real World QuarkXPress is the world's best-selling reference on QuarkXPress. At many design firms and schools it’s considered required reading. With its friendly, easy-to-read style, you’ll learn QuarkXPress from the bottom up as a beginner. If you’ve had some experience with QuarkXPress, this book will help you sharpen your skills with all the new features of version 7. And if you’re an advanced user, all the tips, tricks, and techniques will turn you into a raging, inexorable QuarkXPress demon.

In this book, you'll learn how to:

  • Speed up just about every task with the new Measurements palette

  • Apply sophisticated drop shadows to text, images, boxes, and more

  • Experiment with transparency and image e  ects

  • Create expert tables with imported Microsoft Excel data and rich formatting

  • Collaborate with others using the Shared Content and Composition Zones

  • technologies

  • Prevent sticky output problems with color setups, output styles, and Job Jackets

  • Automate your projects with new QuarkXPress scripts and third-party XTensions

  • For the latest updates, visit the Real World QuarkXPress site: www.peachpit.com/Quark7


  • "This is the book. Period. I’ve learned something from every new edition of Real World QuarkXPress since 1990.”
    —Jay Nelson, Editorial Director, PlanetQuark.com and Design Tools Monthly

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. Contributing Authors
    3. Introduction: The Oldest Living Layout App
      1. About This Book
        1. Organization
        2. Finding What You Need
        3. Faith
      2. The Birth of an Upgrade
        1. The History
        2. If You Skipped the QuarkXPress 5 and 6 Upgrades
        3. What’s New in QuarkXPress 7
      3. Requirements
      4. Acknowledgments
    4. One. Learn QuarkXPress in 30 Minutes
      1. Pages, Views, and Guides
        1. Creating a New File
        2. Working in the Window
        3. Working with the Tool Palette and Measurements Palette
        4. Zooming Around
        5. Adding Pages
        6. Adding Guides
        7. Saving
      2. Text and Text Formatting
        1. Drawing a Text Box
        2. Modifying a Text Box
        3. Typing Text
        4. Formatting Text
        5. Importing Text
        6. Linking Text Boxes
        7. Multicolumn Text Boxes
        8. Character Formatting
        9. Leading
        10. Paragraph Formatting
      3. Graphics, Colors, Drop Shadows, and Lines
        1. Drawing a Picture Box
        2. Importing Graphics
        3. Working with Graphics
        4. Runaround
        5. Resizing and Rotating Graphics
        6. Adding Color
        7. Adding a Drop Shadow
        8. Drawing Lines
      4. Printing
        1. Printing on Your Desktop
        2. Sending to a Service Bureau
      5. On Your Way to Becoming a QuarkXPert
    5. Two. QuarkXPress Basics
      1. Getting Started
        1. Files and Folders
      2. Where QuarkXPress Resides
        1. About Boxes
        2. XPress Preferences
        3. XTensions
        4. Keyboard Shortcuts
      3. File Management
        1. Opening Projects
        2. Closing Projects
        3. Saving Projects
        4. Templates
        5. Multiple Project Windows
      4. QuarkXPress’s Interface
        1. Menus
        2. Palettes and Palette Management
        3. Dialog Boxes
        4. Context-Sensitive Menus
      5. Restoring, Reverting, and Undoing
        1. Revert to Saved
        2. Undo and Multiple Undo
        3. Cancel and Interruptible Redraw
      6. Navigating Your Layout
        1. Scrolling
        2. Zooming
        3. Moving Through Pages
      7. Manipulating Your Layout
        1. Menu Manipulations
        2. Thumbnails
        3. Page Layout Palette
        4. Moving Items Between Layouts
        5. Moving Pages Between Layouts
      8. Changing Defaults
      9. Layout and Application Preferences
        1. Display Preferences
        2. Input Settings Preferences
        3. Undo Preferences
        4. Save Preferences
        5. XTensions Manager Preferences
        6. Font Mapping Preferences
        7. File List and Default Path Preferences
        8. EPS Preferences
        9. Full Res Preview Preferences
        10. Index Preferences
        11. Job Jackets Preferences
        12. PDF Preferences
        13. Placeholders Preferences
        14. PSD Import Preferences
        15. Fraction/Price Preferences
        16. Picture Effects Preferences
        17. Project General Preferences
        18. Default Print Layout General Preferences
        19. Measurements Preferences
        20. Paragraph and Character Preferences
        21. Tools Preferences
        22. Trapping Preferences
        23. Color Manager
        24. Layers Preferences
      10. QuarkXPress from Zero to Sixty
    6. Three. Working with Items
      1. Items and Contents
        1. Lines and Arrows
        2. Selecting Items
      2. Item-Creation Tools
        1. Making Boxes
        2. Changing Box Type
        3. Text Paths
      3. Bézier Boxes and Lines
        1. Understanding Bézier Controls
        2. Bézier and Freehand Tools
        3. Drawing with the Pen Tools
        4. Editing Bézier Paths
        5. Scissors Tool
        6. Merge Commands
        7. Splitting Compound Objects
        8. Transforming Boxes and Lines
        9. Converting Text to Paths
      4. Manipulating Items
        1. Moving Items
        2. Resizing and Reshaping Items
        3. Rotating Items
        4. Skewing Items
        5. Flipping Out
        6. Locking Items
        7. Suppress Printout and Suppress Picture Printout
        8. Duplicating Items
        9. Deleting Items
      5. Relationships Between Items
        1. Layering Items
        2. Grouping Objects
        3. Modifying Grouped Objects
        4. Constraining
        5. Aligning and Distributing Objects
      6. The Layers Palette
        1. Making Layers
        2. Assigning Layers
        3. Moving and Deleting Layers
        4. Layer Attributes
        5. Layer Preferences
      7. Guides and Rulers
        1. Rulers
        2. Guides
        3. Snap to Guides
      8. Frames, Dashes, and Stripes
        1. Frames
        2. Creating Custom Dashes and Stripes
      9. Libraries
        1. Manipulating Libraries
        2. Adding and Moving Library Entries
        3. Removing Library Items
        4. Labeling Library Items
        5. Saving Libraries
      10. Appending Settings
      11. Moving On
    7. Four. Building a Layout
      1. Building a New Layout
        1. Page Size
        2. Margin Guides
        3. Column Guides
        4. Facing Pages
        5. Automatic Text Box
      2. Projects and Layouts
        1. Projects
        2. Layouts/Single Layouts
        3. Creating a New Layout
        4. Working with Layouts
        5. Append Layouts
        6. Split Windows and Layouts
        7. Layout Limitations
      3. Master Pages: Elementary
        1. What Master Pages Are Good For
        2. How QuarkXPress Does Masters
        3. Your First Master Page
      4. Automatic Text Boxes
        1. Master Guides
        2. Automatic Text-Link Icon
        3. Automatic Text-Link Box
        4. Modifying Automatic Text-Link Boxes
        5. Creating Multiple Automatic Text-Link Boxes
        6. Unlinking Automatic Text-Link Boxes
      5. Master Pages and Layout Pages
        1. Changing Master-Page Items
        2. Applying Master Pages to Layout Pages
        3. Summary
      6. Master Pages and the Page Layout Palette
        1. Page Layout Palette
        2. Applying Master Pages
      7. Making Pages
        1. Insert Pages
        2. Page Layout Insertions
      8. Modifying Your Pages
        1. Changing Page Size
        2. Changing Facing Pages
        3. Changing Margins and Guides
      9. Automatic Page Insertion
        1. Text Linking
      10. Multipage Spreads
      11. Sections and Page Numbering
        1. Changing Your Starting Page Number
        2. Changing the Page-Numbering Style
        3. Prefixes
      12. Automatic “Continued...” Pagination
        1. To Create a “Continued on...” Message
      13. Foundations
    8. Five. Working with Text
      1. Entering and Editing Text
        1. Selecting and Navigating
        2. Deleting Text
        3. Drag-and-Drop Text
      2. Importing Text
        1. What Filters Are and How to Use Them
      3. Finding and Changing
        1. Where QuarkXPress Looks
        2. Specifying Text
        3. Specifying Attributes
        4. What to Find, What to Change
        5. Type Styles
        6. OpenType
        7. Going to It
      4. Spelling Checker
        1. Checking a Word
        2. Checking a Selection, Story, or Layout
        3. Looking at Word Count
        4. Auxiliary Dictionaries
      5. Watching Your Words
    9. Six. Typography
      1. Fonts and Font Management
        1. Missing Fonts
        2. Font Usage
        3. Font Fallback
      2. Character Formatting
        1. Selecting a Typeface
        2. Font Size
      3. Type Styles
        1. Styling by Attributes Versus Font Choice
      4. Color, Shade, and Transparency
      5. Horizontal and Vertical Scaling
      6. Kerning and Tracking
        1. Kerning
        2. Tracking
        3. Wordspacing
        4. Baseline Shift
      7. Paragraph Formatting
      8. Alignment
        1. Horizontal Alignment
        2. Vertical Alignment
      9. Indents
      10. Leading
        1. Specifying Leading
        2. Leading Methods
        3. Leading Modes
      11. Space Before and After
      12. First Baseline
      13. Tabs
        1. Setting Tab Stops
        2. Changing and Deleting Tab Stops
        3. Tab Leaders
        4. Right Indent Tab
      14. Hyphenation and Justification
        1. The Basics of H&J
        2. Auto Hyphenation
        3. Justification
        4. Forced Justification
      15. Setting Your Own H&J
        1. Creating an H&J Setting
        2. Deleting and Appending H&Js
        3. Applying an H&J Setting
      16. Widow and Orphan Control
        1. Keep With Next ¶
        2. Keep Lines Together
      17. Baseline Grid
        1. Maintain Leading
      18. Fine-Tuning Type
        1. Typographic Preferences
        2. OpenType Styles
      19. Kerning and Tracking Tables
        1. Kerning Tables
        2. Kerning and Tracking Tables
      20. Tweaking Hyphenation
        1. Hyphenation Method
        2. Suggested Hyphenation
        3. Hyphenation Exceptions
      21. Special Characters
        1. Invisible Characters
        2. Glyphs Palette
        3. Ligatures
        4. Punctuation and Symbols
        5. Foreign Punctuation and Symbols
        6. Math Symbols and the Symbol Font
        7. Dingbats
      22. Typographic Special Effects
        1. Fractions
        2. Initial Caps
        3. Shadow Type Alternatives
        4. Pricing
      23. Text Greeking
      24. Putting It Together
    10. Seven. Copy Flow
      1. Managing Copy
      2. Working Smart
      3. Linking
        1. Linking Text Boxes
        2. Unlinking Text Boxes
        3. Copying Linked Text Boxes
      4. Style Sheets
        1. A Style Is a Style Sheet Is a Style
        2. The Benefits of Style Sheets
        3. Local Formatting Versus Formatting with Styles
        4. Tagging Paragraphs
        5. Defining Styles
        6. Creating a New Paragraph Style Sheet
        7. Normal Style and No Style
        8. Appending Styles
        9. Deleting (and Replacing) Styles
        10. Basing One Style on Another
        11. Next Style
        12. Character-Based Styles
      5. What Word Processor to Use
        1. How QuarkXPress Style Sheets Work with Word
      6. Exporting Text
        1. How to Export Text
        2. Shortcomings of Exporting Text
      7. A Solution: XPress Tags
        1. Why Use XPress Tags?
        2. How to Use XPress Tags
      8. Getting Your Stories Straight
    11. Eight. Tables
      1. Building Tables
      2. Importing Excel Tables
      3. Changing Rows and Columns
      4. Adding Graphics
      5. Formatting Cells
      6. Formatting the Table Box
      7. Formatting Gridlines
      8. Headers and Footers
      9. Splitting Tables
      10. Convert Table to Text or Group
      11. Default Preference Settings
      12. Tables for Web Layouts
    12. Nine. Long Documents
      1. Books
        1. Building a Book
        2. Editing Your Book’s Projects
        3. Synchronizing Your Book
        4. Page Numbering and Sections
        5. Printing Books
      2. Lists
        1. Setting Up a List
        2. The Lists Palette
        3. Building and Rebuilding Lists
      3. Indexes
        1. Adding a New First-Level Index Entry
        2. Cross-References (X-Refs)
        3. Adding a New Reference to an Entry
        4. Adding a New Second-Level Index Entry
        5. Deleting an Entry
        6. Editing Index Entries
        7. Index Preferences
        8. Building the Index
        9. Indexing Books and Projects
      4. Putting It Together
    13. Ten. Pictures
      1. Graphic File Formats
        1. Bitmapped Images
        2. Object-Oriented Graphics
        3. File Types
      2. Importing Pictures into QuarkXPress
        1. Pasting Pictures
        2. Import Picture
        3. What Happened to My Picture?
      3. Working with Pictures
        1. Moving Your Picture Around
        2. Cropping
        3. Resizing Your Picture
        4. Rotating and Skewing
        5. Synchronizing Picture Effects
      4. Picture Management
        1. To Represent
        2. Picture Usage
        3. Exporting Pictures
      5. Dynamically Updating Images
        1. Auto Picture Import
        2. Edit Original
        3. Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
      6. Preview Quality, Greeking, and Suppression
        1. XDraw
        2. Full Resolution Preview
        3. Picture Greeking
        4. Suppress Printout
      7. Page as Picture
        1. EPS Style
        2. Format
        3. Scale
        4. Preview
        5. Data
        6. Exclude Page White
        7. Spread
        8. Color Options
        9. Font Options
        10. Registration Marks Options
        11. Bleed Options
        12. Transparency Options
        13. OPI Options
        14. JDF Options
        15. PostScript Level
        16. A Warning
      8. Image on the Half Shell
    14. Eleven. Image Tuning
      1. The Picture File
        1. Bitmapped Images
      2. Photoshop Documents
        1. Manipulating Layers
        2. Manipulating Channels
          1. Spot Channels
          2. Indexed Color Channels
        3. Using Mask and Alpha Channels
        4. Paths
      3. Clipping Paths
        1. Applying a Clipping Path
        2. Clipping Caveats
        3. Clipping Options
        4. Editing the Clipping Path
        5. Clipping Without a Clipping Path
      4. The Style Menu
      5. Halftones
        1. Making Halftones Work for You
      6. Picture Effects
        1. Picture Effects Palette
        2. Adjustment Effects
        3. Filter Effects
      7. Many Colorful Shades of Gray
    15. Twelve. Text Meets Graphics
      1. Drop Shadows for Text
        1. Applying a Drop Shadow
        2. Adjusting a Drop Shadow
      2. Text Runaround
        1. Runaround Type
        2. Editing the Runaround
        3. Inverting the Text Wrap
        4. Running Text on Both Sides of an Object
        5. Runaround Drop Shadow
      3. Anchored Boxes
        1. Turning a Box into a Character
        2. Modifying Anchored Boxes
        3. Working with Anchored Boxes
      4. Paragraph Rules
        1. Rule Above/Rule Below
      5. Poking and Prodding
    16. Thirteen. Collaboration
      1. Shared Content
        1. Synching and Unsynching Content
        2. Limitations of Synchronizing
      2. Composition Zones
        1. Creating Composition Zones
        2. Editing Composition Zones
        3. Sharing Composition Zones
        4. Removing Composition Zones
        5. Limitations of Composition Zones
      3. Job Jackets
        1. Job Jackets and Job Tickets
          1. Job Jackets Manager
          2. Creating Job Jackets
          3. Editing a Job Jacket
        2. Job Tickets and Job Ticket Templates
          1. Advanced Job Jacket Settings
        3. Applying a Ticket Template to a Project
        4. Evaluating a Layout
        5. Managing Job Jackets
      4. Let’s All Work Together
    17. Fourteen. Color
      1. What You See and What You Get
      2. Describing Color
        1. Spot Versus Process Color
        2. Color Models
        3. Color-Matching Systems
      3. Specifying Color
        1. The Color List
        2. Show
        3. New Colors
        4. Editing Colors
        5. Duplicating Colors
        6. Deleting Colors
        7. Appending Colors
        8. Edit Trap
        9. Save
        10. Cancel
      4. Multi-Ink Colors
        1. Building a Multi-Ink Color
      5. Special Colors
        1. Registration
        2. Indeterminate
      6. Colors Palette
      7. Blending Colors
      8. Opacity
        1. Specifying Color Opacity
        2. Layering Opacities
        3. Applying Drop Shadows
        4. Transparency Flattening
        5. Dangers of Transparency
      9. Trapping
        1. Trapping Preferences
        2. Custom Color-Pair Trap Settings
        3. Object-Level Trapping
        4. Trapping to Multiple Colors
      10. Color from Outside Sources
        1. Object-Oriented EPS Files
        2. What You Can and Cannot Change
        3. Bitmapped Images
      11. Color Management/Proofing
        1. Source Setup
        2. Output Setup
        3. Soft Proofing
        4. Sharing Color Setups/Output Styles
      12. Deciding to Work in Color
    18. Fifteen. Printing
      1. PostScript
      2. PDF
      3. Print Dialog Box
        1. Choosing a Printer
        2. The Pages You Want
        3. Print Status
      4. The Device Pane
      5. The Pages Pane
      6. The Colors Pane
      7. The Pictures Pane
      8. The Fonts Pane
      9. The Marks Pane
      10. The Bleed Pane
      11. The Layers Pane
      12. The Transparency Pane
      13. The OPI Pane
      14. The JDF Pane
      15. The Advanced Pane
      16. The Summary Pane
      17. Page Setup, Printer, and Properties
        1. Macintosh: Page Setup and Printer
        2. Windows: Properties
      18. Output Styles
      19. Color Separations
        1. The Basics of Color Separation
        2. Printing Color Separations
        3. The Rosette
        4. The Color Halftone Settings
      20. Working with an Imaging Center
        1. How to Send Your File
        2. Sending QuarkXPress Files
        3. Checklists for Sending QuarkXPress Files
        4. Collect for Output
      21. Troubleshooting
        1. Graphics Look Awful
        2. General Fixes
        3. Document Settings
        4. Fonts Come Out Wrong
        5. Registration Problems
      22. Job Finished
    19. Sixteen. PDF
      1. Creating a PDF File
      2. Interactive PDF Features
      3. Creating PDF Output Styles
      4. Export Layout as PDF
      5. PDF for Print/Advertising
      6. Common PDF File Problems
        1. Font Embedding Issues
        2. Image Issues
        3. Mistreatment at the Printing Company
        4. Checking Your PDF Files for Problems
      7. The Future of Publishing
    20. Seventeen. Going Online with QuarkXPress
      1. HTML and Web Browsers
      2. Exporting Your Content
      3. Web Documents and File Structure
        1. Setting Up Folders
      4. Creating Web Pages
        1. Setting Up File Paths
        2. Page Properties
      5. Building the Web Page
        1. Text Boxes
        2. Converting Text to a Graphic
        3. Defining CSS Font Families
        4. Picture Boxes
        5. Tables and Lines
      6. Previewing Your Pages
      7. Hyperlinks
        1. About URLs
        2. The Hyperlinks Palette
        3. Creating Named Anchors
      8. Rollover Images
        1. Two-Position Rollovers
      9. Cascading Menus
        1. Creating the Menus
        2. Attaching the Menus
      10. Image Maps
      11. HTML Forms
        1. Define the Form
        2. The File Select Tool
        3. Text Fields
        4. Lists and Popup Menus
        5. Checkboxes and Radio Buttons
        6. Buttons
      12. Exporting Your Page as HTML
        1. Tables in HTML
      13. Importing HTML
      14. XPress Page as Picture
      15. The Future of Publishing
    21. A. XTensions and Resources
      1. XTensions
        1. Quark’s Freebies
        2. My Recommendations
        3. Where to Find and Buy XTensions
      2. Published Resources
      3. Get It While It’s Hot
    22. B. Scripting
      1. Editing and Running AppleScripts
      2. Getting Scripting Information
      3. Quark-Provided Scripts
        1. Script Menu Items
      4. The Future of Scripts
    23. C. XML Tools
      1. Separating Content and Form
      2. XML Basics
        1. Syntax and Structure
        2. How to Read a DTD
        3. An Example of DTD and XML
      3. Quark’s XML Tools
        1. Before You Start
        2. avenue.quark and Other XTensions
      4. The Open Street
    24. Real World QuarkXPress 7 Macintosh Keystrokes
      1. Real World QuarkXPress 7 Windows Keystrokes
    25. Color Section 1
    26. Color Section 2
    27. Color Section 3