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A Guide to QuarkXPress
1 About this guide
What we’re assuming about you
Where to go for help
Conventions
Technology note
2 The user interface
Tools
Web tools
Menus
QuarkXPress menu (Mac OS only)
File menu
Edit menu
Style menu
Item menu
Page menu
Layout menu
Table menu
View menu
Utilities menu
Window menu
Help menu
Context menus
Palettes
Tools palette
Measurements palette
Page Layout palette
Style Sheets palette
Colors palette
Shared Content palette
Trap Information palette
Lists palette
Profile Information palette
Glyphs palette
Hyperlinks palette
Index palette
Layers palette
Picture Effects palette
PSD Import palette
Palette groups and palette sets
Using palette groups
Using palette sets
Layout controls
Splitting a window
3 Projects and layouts
Working with projects
Options for Print layouts
Options for Web layouts
Saving and naming a QuarkXPress project
Exporting layouts and projects
Working with layouts
Project-level and layout-level resources
Working with guides
Column and margin guides
Ruler guides
Snapping to guides
Undoing and redoing actions
4 Boxes, lines, and tables
Understanding items and content
Understanding handles
Item handles
Picture handles
Understanding Bιzier shapes
Working with boxes
Creating text and picture boxes
Resizing boxes
Reshaping boxes
Adding frames to boxes
Applying colors to boxes
Applying blends to boxes
Merging and splitting boxes
Adding text and pictures to boxes
Changing box type
Working with lines
Creating lines
Line modes for straight lines
Resizing lines
Reshaping lines
Controlling line appearance
Joining lines
Manipulating items
Selecting items
Moving items
Cutting, copying, and pasting items
Controlling the stacking order of items
Grouping items
Duplicating items
Spacing and aligning items
Rotating items
Skewing items
Locking and unlocking items
Anchoring items and groups in text
Working with tables
Drawing a table
Converting text to tables
Importing Excel tables
Importing Excel charts
Adding text and pictures to tables
Editing table text
Linking table cells
Formatting tables
Formatting gridlines
Inserting and deleting rows and columns
Combining cells
Manually resizing tables, rows, and columns
Converting tables back to text
Working with tables and groups
Continuing tables in other locations
Adding header and footer rows to tables
5 Text and typography
Editing text
Importing and exporting text
Import/export filters
Finding and changing text
Checking spelling
Auxiliary dictionaries
Applying character attributes
Applying a font
Choosing a font size
Applying type styles
Applying color, shade, and opacity
Applying horizontal or vertical scale
Applying baseline shift
Applying multiple character attributes
Applying paragraph attributes
Controlling alignment
Controlling indentation
Controlling leading
Controlling space before and after paragraphs
Setting tabs
Controlling widow and orphan lines
Controlling kerning
Kerning manually
Kerning automatically
Controlling hyphenation and justification
Using discretionary hyphens
Controlling tracking
Tracking manually
Editing tracking tables
Working with style sheets
Creating and editing paragraph style sheets
Creating and editing character style sheets
Applying style sheets
Appending style sheets
Positioning text in text boxes
Using baseline grid
Aligning text vertically
Specifying text inset
Controlling font usage
Converting text to boxes
Using text runaround
Running text around all sides of an item
Running text around lines and text paths
Running text around text boxes
Running text around pictures
Fine-tuning a runaround path
Editing a runaround path
Working with text paths
Creating drop caps
Creating rules above and below paragraphs
Using anchored boxes
Anchoring boxes and lines in text
Cutting, copying, pasting, and
deleting anchored boxes and lines
Unanchoring boxes and lines
Working with OpenType fonts
Applying OpenType styles
Using ligatures
Working with the Glyphs palette
Displaying invisible characters
Inserting special characters
Inserting spaces
Inserting other special characters
Specifying character language
Using font fallback
Importing and exporting text
with Unicode options
Working with font mapping rules
Working with design grids
Understanding design grids
Design grid basics
Configuring a master page grid
Working with grid styles
Using design grids
Working with hanging characters
6 Pictures
Understanding pictures
Bitmap pictures
Object-oriented pictures
Supported picture file types
Working with pictures
Importing a picture
Moving pictures
Resizing pictures
Cropping pictures
Rotating and skewing pictures
Coloring and shading pictures
Flipping pictures
Listing, verifying status of, and updating pictures
Specifying background colors for pictures
Maintaining picture attributes
Working with clipping paths
Creating clipping paths
Using embedded clipping paths
Manipulating clipping paths
Creating special effects with clipping paths
Working with alpha masks
Working with PSD pictures
Preparing PSD files
Working with PSD layers
Showing and hiding Photoshop layers
Working with PSD channels
Working with PSD paths
Printing with PSD Import
Using picture effects
Working with picture effects
Picture Effects: Filters
Picture Effects: Adjustments
Saving and loading Picture Effects presets
Reviewing Picture Effects usage
Saving picture files
7 Color, opacity, and drop shadows
Understanding color
Understanding spot and process colors
Specifying matching system colors
Working with colors
The Colors palette
The Colors dialog box
Creating a color
Editing a color
Duplicating a color
Deleting a color
Importing colors from another article or project
Changing all instances of one color to another color
Applying color, shade, and blends
Applying color and shade to text
Applying color and shade to lines
Working with opacity
Specifying opacity
Specifying opacity for groups
Creating blends with transparency
Color management
Source setups and output setups
The color management experience for users
Working with source setups and
output setups from a color expert
Working in a legacy
color management environment
Proofing color on screen (soft proofing)
Color management for experts
Creating a source setup
Creating an output setup
Managing profiles
Working with drop shadows
Applying drop shadows
Customizing drop shadows
Incorporating drop shadows with items
8 Document construction
Working with layers
Understanding layers
Creating layers
Selecting layers
Showing and hiding layers
Determining which layer an item is on
Deleting layers
Changing layer options
Moving items to a different layer
Changing the stacking order of layers
Layers and text runaround
Duplicating layers
Merging layers
Locking items on layers
Using master pages with layers
Suppressing printout of layers
Working with lists
Preparing for lists
Including style sheets in a list
Specifying levels in a list
Creating a list
Importing lists from another document
Navigating with lists
Building lists
Updating lists
Working with lists in books
Working with indexes
Specifying the index marker color
Creating index entries
Creating cross-references
Editing an index entry
Deleting an index entry
Specifying the punctuation used in an index
Building an index
Editing final indexes
Working with books
Creating books
Working with chapters
Controlling page numbers
Synchronizing chapters
Printing chapters
Creating indexes and tables of contents for books
Working with libraries
Creating libraries
Adding library entries
Retrieving library entries
Manipulating library entries
Working with labels
Saving libraries
9 Output
Printing layouts
Updating picture paths
Setting Print dialog box controls
Print dialog box
Exporting layouts
Exporting a layout in EPS format
Exporting a layout in PDF format
Creating a PostScript file
Using Collect for Output
Working with output styles
Working with trapping
Understanding trapping
Trapping EPS pictures
Creating and using a rich black
Understanding flattening and production issues
10 Collaboration and single-sourcing
Working with shared content
Sharing and synchronizing content
Understanding synchronization options
Synchronizing locked content
Placing a synchronized item
Placing synchronized content
Importing content into the shared content library
Working with Composition Zones
Understanding Composition Zones
Creating a Composition Zones item
Placing a Composition Zones item
Sharing a composition layout
Using Collaboration Setup
Linking to other projects
Viewing information about
linkable composition layouts
Importing and managing shared content
Specifying update options
11 Interactive layouts
Understanding Interactive layouts
Creating interactive building blocks
Creating a Presentation layout
Creating an object
Configuring an SWF object
Configuring a Video object
Working with Animation objects
Working with Button objects
Image Sequence layouts, Button layouts, and Shared Content
Working with menus
Configuring a Window object
Configuring a Text Box object
Working with transitions
Working with pages in Interactive layouts
Working with keyboard commands
Configuring Interactive preferences
Working with actions
Assigning actions
Action reference
Working with events
Choosing a user event
Configuring user events
Working with scripts
Creating a script
Using conditional statements
Running a script
Exporting and importing scripts
Previewing and exporting Interactive layouts
Previewing a Presentation layout
Checking interactive object usage
Exporting a Presentation layout
Working with expressions
Understanding expressions
Using the Expression Editor dialog box
12 Job Jackets
Understanding Job Jackets
What are Job Jackets?
The structure of Job Jackets
Sample Job Jackets workflow
Working with Job Jackets
Basic mode and advanced mode
Creating Job Jackets files
Working with Job Tickets
Creating a Job Ticket template
Adding a layout definition to a Job Ticket: advanced mode
Applying a Job Ticket template to a project
Applying a layout definition to a project
Collaborating with shared Job Jackets
Exporting and importing Job Tickets
The default Job Jackets file
Editing the default
Job Ticket template: File menu
Editing the default
Job Ticket template: Utilities menu
Editing the default Job Jackets file
Working with Resources: advanced mode
Accessing Resources: advanced mode
Configuring Resources: advanced mode
Specifying the location of Resources:
advanced mode
Working with Layout Specifications
Creating a Layout Specification: advanced mode
Applying a Layout Specification to a layout
Working with Output Specifications
Creating an Output Specification: advanced mode
Applying an Output Specification to a layout
Using Output Specifications with Output Job
Working with Rules and Rule Sets
Creating Rules: advanced mode 3
Adding Rules to a Rule Set: advanced mode
Applying a Rule Set to a layout
Evaluating a layout
Job Jackets locking
Printing with JDF output
13 Web layouts
Working with Web layouts
Creating a Web layout
Text boxes in Web layouts
Graphic elements in Web layouts
Converting to and from Web layouts
Web layout limitations
Hyperlinks
Destinations
Anchors
Targets
Creating a destination
Creating an anchor
Creating a hyperlink using an existing destination
Creating a hyperlink from scratch
Showing links in the Hyperlinks palette
Formatting hyperlinks
Editing and deleting destinations
Editing and deleting anchors
Editing and deleting hyperlinks
Navigating using the Hyperlinks palette
Rollovers
Creating a basic rollover
Editing and deleting basic rollovers
Creating a two-position rollover
Switching between rollover images in the layout
Removing a target from a two-position rollover box
Unlinking a two-position rollover
Image maps
Creating an image map
Editing an image map
Forms
Creating a form box
Adding a button control
Adding an image button control
Adding pop-up menu and list controls
Adding a group of radio button controls
Adding a check box control
Adding a file submission control
Menus
Working with standard menus
Working with cascading menus
Tables in Web layouts
Meta tags
Creating a meta tag set
Specifying a meta tag set for a Web page
Previewing Web pages
Specifying additional browsers for preview
Exporting Web pages
Preparing for export
Exporting a Web page
14 Working with multiple languages
Applying a character language
Changing the program language
15 XTensions software
Working with XTensions modules
Installing XTensions modules
Enabling and disabling XTensions modules
Working with XTensions sets
Custom Bleeds XTensions software
Using Custom Bleeds
Using Clip at Bleed Edge
DejaVu XTensions software
Drop Shadow XTensions software
Full Resolution Preview XTensions software
Guide Manager Pro XTensions software
Using the Guides palette
Guides palette menu
Creating guides with Guide Manager Pro
Creating grids with Guide Manager Pro
Creating rows and columns
Creating bleed and safety guides
HTML Text Import XTensions software
Item Find/Change XTensions software
ItemStyles XTensions software
Using the ItemStyles palette
Creating ItemStyles
Checking ItemStyle usage
OPI XTensions software
Targeting an imported picture for OPI exchange
Activating OPI for a layout
Creating OPI comments for print, EPS, and PDF
PDF Filter XTensions software
Importing a PDF file into a picture box
Scissors XTensions software
Script XTensions software
Box Tools submenu
Grid submenu
Images submenu
Picture Box submenu
Printing submenu
Saving submenu
Special submenu
Stories submenu
Tables submenu
Typography submenu
Shape of Things XTensions software
Using the Star Box tool
Super Step and Repeat XTensions software
Using Super Step and Repeat
Table Import XTensions software
Type Tricks
Make Fraction
Make Price
Word Space Tracking
Line Check
Custom Underline
Word 6–2000 Filter
WordPerfect filter
XSLT Export XTensions software
Other XTensions modules
16 Preferences
Understanding preferences
Nonmatching Preferences alert
Changes to QuarkXPress preferences
What’s in the preferences files
Application preferences
Preferences — Application — Display
Preferences — Application — Input Settings
Preferences — Application — Font Fallback
Preferences — Application — Undo
Preferences — Application — Open and Save
Preferences — Application — XTensions Manager
Preferences — Application — Sharing
Preferences — Application — Fonts
Preferences — Application — File List
Preferences — Application — Default Path
Preferences — Application — EPS
Preferences — Application — Full Res Preview
Preferences — Application — Browsers
Preferences — Application — Index
Preferences — Application — Job Jackets
Preferences — Application — PDF
Preferences — Application — PSD Import
Preferences — Application — Placeholders
Preferences — Application — SpellCheck
Preferences — Application — Fraction/Price
Preferences — Application — Picture Effects
Project preferences
Preferences — Project — General
Layout preferences
Preferences — Layout — General
Preferences — Layout — Measurements
Preferences — Layout — Paragraph
Preferences — Layout — Character
Preferences — Layout — Tools
Preferences — Layout — Trapping
Preferences — Layout — Guides and Grid
Preferences — Layout — Color Manager
Preferences — Layout — Layers
Preferences — Layout — Presentation
Preferences — Layout — SWF







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