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Introduction to QuarkXPress​ Course Outline

QuarkXPress User Interface

  • Define QuarkXPress
  • Introduction to Tools
  • Menus and Context Menus
  • Palettes
  • Layout Controls
  • View and View Sets

Projects and Layouts

  • Working with Projects
  • Working with Layouts and Guides
  • Undoing and Redoing Actions

Introduction to Content Variables

  • Edit Content Variables
  • Create Custom Content Variable
  • Insert Content Variable

Boxes, Lines, and Tables

  • Understanding Items and Content
  • Basics of Handles
  • Boxes and Lines
  • Manipulating Items
  • Working with Callouts and Tables

Text and Typography

  • Editing, Importing, and Exporting Text
  • Working with Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Applying Character and Paragraph Attributes
  • Text Shading
  • Control Kerning, Hyphenation, Justification, and Tracking
  • Working with Style Sheets and Conditional Styles
  • Bullets and Numbering
  • Position Text in Text Boxes
  • Using Text Runaround and Anchored Boxes
  • OpenType Styles
  • Working with Design Grid and Rubi Text
  • Introduction to Hanging Characters
  • Mojigumi Sets and Classes
  • Hyperlinks

Introduction to Pictures

  • Working with Pictures
  • Clipping Paths
  • Alpha Masks
  • PSD Pictures

Colour, Opacity, and Drop Shadows

  • Working with Colours and Opacity
  • Colour Management
  • Drop Shadows

Custom Bleeds and Item Styles

  • Use Custom Bleeds
  • Use Clips at Bleed Edge
  • Use Item Style Palette
  • Create Item Style

Document Construction

  • Use Automatic Page Numbering
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Layers, Lists, Indexes, Books, and Libraries
  • Guides Palette


  • Print Layouts
  • Export Layouts
  • Output Styles and Trapping

Collaboration and Single-Sourcing

  • Working with Shared Content
  • Composition Zones
  • Placing a Composition Zones Item

Introduction to Notes and Redline

  • Create Notes
  • Working with Notes
  • Track Changes
  • Accept and Reject Changes

Understanding Job Jackets

  • Introduction to Job Jackets
  • Exploring Job Jackets and Job Tickets
  • Job Jacket File
  • Working with Resources and Layout Specifications
  • Rules and Rule Sets

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There are no prerequisites to attend this course.


Anyone interested in to have a working knowledge of QuarkXPress can attend this course.

Introduction to QuarkXPress​ Course Overview

This Introduction to QuarkXPress training will teach delegates how to use this desktop publishing software to create and edit complicated page layouts in a WYSIWYG environment. Delegates will learn how to create a project from an IDML file and export layouts and projects. This course will provide knowledge of how to create hanging character classes and sets.

During this 1-day course, delegates will be equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of character mapping for legacy projects. Delegates will become familiarised with the working of design grids, Rubi text, anchored boxes, and OpenType styles. Delegates will learn how to create clipping paths and then how to create special effects with that clipping path. Before course completion, delegates will get an understanding of the working of shared content and composition zones.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Introduction to QuarkXPress FAQs


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.
Anyone interested in to have a working knowledge of QuarkXPress can attend this course.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 1 day.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Introduction to QuarkXPress certification in Australia starts from AUD1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Introduction to QuarkXPress.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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