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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (Feb. 18 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 032161691X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321616913
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 1.3 x 22.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #605,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Get up to speed quickly with this accessible new guide on QuarkXPress 8 for both print and Web workflows. QuarkXPress experts Kelly Kordes Anton and John Cruise provide the essential techniques that you need in an easy-to-use format. From the basics of creating new layouts to using QuarkXPress's superior typographic tools, this book covers the primary features for graphic designers and Web publishers—whether new to the program or returning again. Expert tips and the most efficient approach for your real-world workflow demands make this book a valuable resource.

Learn about:

•    Setting up your workspace, tools, and palettes to increase productivity
•    Creating new projects, including managing layouts within projects
•    Producing professional type with hanging punctuation, OpenType, and expert built-in hyphenation and justification options
•    Editing images, creating drop shadows, and working with transparency
•    Building tables, creating and applying color, and using master pages
•    Outputting for print, PDF, Web, and Flash


About the Author

Kelly Kordes Anton is the Editor of Colorado Expression magazine. She uses this behind-the-scenes publishing knowledge to write books, articles, and stories about QuarkXPress and other software. A former Quark employee, she worked on versions 3.2, 3.3 and 4.0, and has contributed to later versions as a contractor. She has coauthored Adobe InDesign CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques, and the upcoming Adobe InDesign CS4 Classroom in a Book. She has contributed to the QuarkXPress 7: Visual Quick Start Guide and Real World QuarkXPress 7.

John Cruise is a freelance writer, design instructor, and former writer and editor at Quark. He is a regular contributor to Mac/Life Magazine, and InDesign Magazine and coauthored QuarkXPress 4 for Dummies, QuarkXPress 4 Bible, InDesign Bible, Adobe InDesign CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques, and Adobe InDesign CS4 Classroom in a Book.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa042c024) out of 5 stars 12 reviews
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HASH(0xa0b918f4) out of 5 stars Not effective for learning the program Feb. 13 2011
By Blessed Mom - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is really just informational about components of QuarkXPress 8. There are very few actual hand-on assignments which would actually help you learn the program. Instead, the book just tells you what will happen based on different criteria.

I have the Against The Clock book for QuarkXPress 7 and it is extremely comprehensive. Even though it's for version 7, it is still very applicable to version 8. I recommend it instead of this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0289894) out of 5 stars Exactly What I had Hoped! March 28 2011
By DefiniteSkeptic1905 - Published on Amazon.com
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The "QuarkXPress 8: Essential Skills for Page Layout and Web Design" is perfect for the returning Quark user. I had not used Quark for nine years, but prior to my dry spell, this program was my "everyday everything." Weeks of detailed study were ahead of me, I feared! This book has been more than enough to bring me (or any lapsed user) up to date: explaining changes, explaining usage at present, informing one of new technologies and new vocabulary within QuarkXPress 8. I was up and running in less than two days! For a person unfamiliar with Quark, this is not the book. But for those of who need a finely-tuned brush-up, a refresher course, this book has it all! I could not be more delighted!
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0dc1114) out of 5 stars Great, afordable resource Feb. 1 2010
By Mother of Many - Published on Amazon.com
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This publication is a good, quick, and afordable resource for QuarkXpress 8. The volume is well organized and written with easy to understand direction.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb43eac48) out of 5 stars Exactly what I expected and received. April 2 2013
By monty - Published on Amazon.com
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I have QuartXpress 9.5, but QuarkXpress 8 was the closest I could find.
I received in a timely fashion and have used it successfully ever since.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0275300) out of 5 stars Wonderful book. March 12 2012
By Michelle Klaahsen - Published on Amazon.com
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This book really helps my students. They are assisted in their learning process with many helpful hints and pages in this book.


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