Course Descriptions

Advanced Quark Class 1

What You Will Learn

The class is designed for QuarkXPress users who want to learn to use the program more efficiently and take advantage of more advanced features to fine tune the appearance of their documents. The class covers —

  • What style sheets are and how they can be used to automate document production and assure consistency both within a document and among related documents,
  • The difference between character and paragraph level formats and style sheets,
  • How to define and modify a style sheet and apply it within a document, what it means to base one style on another and when it is a good idea to do so
  • How you can override certain attributes of the format of text to which a style has been applied,
  • What kerning is and how it affects the character spacing attributes built into a typeface,
  • How to use baseline shift, horizontal scaling and other typographic adjustments,
  • Using the Drop Cap feature,
  • Controlling vertical alignment within a text box, wrapping text around another text box,
  • The creation and use of multiple master pages within a document, customizing master page elements on a document page,
  • Creating automatic page references when an article jumps from one page to another,
  • Use of rules feature and text-flow control options,
  • How to create a book comprising several documents and control pagination among the files within the book,

6 hours, $260 (available for Windows and Macintosh)
Purchase with QuarkXPress class for discounted package price of $430.
Purchase with both both QuarkXPress and Advanced QuarkXPress 2
for $645

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Training Format

  • Live class with trainer in class and interactive student participation,
  • Exercise-based, hands-on instruction,
  • Emphasis on questions and student participation,
  • Small size (limited to 8), personal attention.

Class Location

Due to social distancing, all training currently is given as live, on-line video conferences (details)

Dates and Registration


A working knowledge of fundamental QuarkXPress operations, including document set up, creating text and graphic items in QuarkXPress and importing them from other programs, moving and resizing items, linking text from box to box, formatting text (including tabs, indentation and bullets), master pages and text wrap.

Related Classes

QuarkXPress for an introduction to QuarkXPress concepts, tools and menus, and the page layout features of the program.
Quark Advanced 2 for users familiar with the page layout features of QuarkXPress who want to learn to use its drawing and graphics manipulation capabilities.

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Advanced QuarkXPress 1 Course Outline, Updated September 25, 2017.