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)
From the Back Cover
Gain control and design more easily with cool new features
Discover synchronized text, full resolution previews, PostScript® 3 support, and more
If you have designs on creating great pages, read these pages first! Design pros walk you through every quirk of Quark, from panes and palettes to prepress and production. Soon you’ll be spicing things up with special effects, converting print files to HTML, combining print and Web layouts, and producing publications packed with punch.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
is cofounder and principal of BayCreative, a San Francisco marketing services agency.
Galen Gruman is a former Macworld editor and a desktop publishing pioneer.