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QuarkXPress 6 For Dummies



QuarkXPress 6 For Dummies

Barbara Assadi, Galen Gruman

ISBN: 978-0-764-54976-2 November 2004 432 Pages


  • Get a quick handle on the new features of QuarkXPress 6, including Mac OS X and Windows XP compatibility, enhanced undo functionality, full-resolution previews, and new ways to manage complex projects
  • Written by designers for designers, covering all the major tools for layout, text editing, special effects, Web page development, and printing in simple, easy-to-understand language
  • Enables both beginning and intermediate designers to start using the program quickly
  • From two highly qualified authors: Barbara Assadi, former manager of Quark, Inc.’s Editorial Services department, and Galen Gruman, a desktop publishing pioneer and former executive editor of Macworld

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Introducing QuarkXPress.

Chapter 2: Have It Your Way.

Chapter 3: Boxes and Text Unite!

Chapter 4: A Picture Is Worth.

Chapter 5: Getting Tricky with Boxes.

Part II: Adding Style and Substance.

Chapter 6: You’ve Got Real Style.

Chapter 7: Working with Special Characters.

Chapter 8: Devil in the Details.

Chapter 9: A Touch of Color.

Chapter 10: Understanding XTensions.

Chapter 11: Outputting Projects.

Part III: The Picasso Factor.

Chapter 12: Using QuarkXPress as an Illustration Tool.

Chapter 13: Other Controls for Managing Items.

Chapter 14: Warped Images.

Chapter 15: Text as Art.

Part IV: Going Long and Linking.

Chapter 16: Building Books and Standardized Layouts.

Chapter 17: Making Lists and Indexes.

Part V: Taking QuarkXPress to the Web.

Chapter 18: Web Projects: An Overview.

Chapter 19: Getting Your Site Up and Running.

Part VI: Guru in Training.

Chapter 20: Customizing QuarkXPress.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: The Ten Most Common Mistakes.

Chapter 22: More Than Ten Terms to Know.


While aimed at beginners, Dummies also highlights new features in Quark v.6for up-graders seeking to brush up their skills. Clear prose, step-by-step instructions, tips and warnings make this a useful guide; sidebars and brief notes on "technical stuff" provide additional information without overwhelming novices. Content ranges from a basic introduction to the interface up through creating web projects and indexes. Covering both the Windows and Mac versions, this is a good purchase for all public libraries and those seeking to replace older guides (see Computer Media, LJ 9/11/02). (Library Journal, November 1, 2003)