QuarkXPress Courses

Our QuarkXPress courses will provide you with the basic skills needed to efficiently produce and deliver great-looking content for print and digital publications from single-page flyers to the multi-media projects required for magazines, newspapers, catalogs, and the like.

We train on ALL versions of QuarkXPress, please call for older course outlines.

QuarkXPress 2020 Introduction

2 days

This QuarkXPress 2020 Introduction course is designed to introduce delegates to desktop publishing with QuarkXPress.  It covers the techniques used in text layout, images and artwork to create professional looking publications such as brochures, leaflets, stationery, newsletters, posters, magazines, packaging and much more.

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What will you learn?

At the end of this QuarkXPress 2020 Introduction course, delegates will be able to create, edit and format print design and publishing.


Anyone needing an essential understanding of page layout techniques to design publications.

Course Contents

Getting Started

  • Menu interface & tools
  • Customise your workspace
  • Set Preferences: tabs and rules, Measurements palette, Composition zones
  • Manage Document Presets

Designing Documents

  • Create a New Document
  • Alter a Document's Layout – Size, Margins, columns, gutters etc.
  • Create the structure of a document
  • Text and Graphic Placement
  • Layers
  • Templates & Style Sheets
  • Single & Multiple layouts

Mastr Pages

  • Creating and editing
  • Page numbering
  • Headers and Footers
  • Using a combination of Master Pages
  • Toggling - Master & Page View

Text Tools & Formatting

  • Add/Edit/Find text
  • Soft and hard returns
  • Using space/align and Tabs
  • Fonts/Styles/Paragraphs
  • Leading/Tracking/Kerning
  • Invisibles and Guides
  • Special Effects with text
  • Transparency and Drop Shadows
  • Format Characters/Paragraphs
  • Stroking/Shading
  • Column Span/Split
  • Line between columns
  • Threading text
  • Runaround techniques
  • Bullets and Numbering
  • Framing text and picture boxes
  • Wrapping text around items
  • Linking/unlinking text boxes
  • Anchored text boxes
  • Using the Baseline Grid
  • Manage Styles

Style Sheets & Templates

  • Paragraph and character style sheets
  • Style sheets with templates
  • Conditional Styles
  • The Story Editor
  • Using the Library
  • Using the Baseline Grid

Graphics and Pictures

  • Colours, Swatches, Gradients
  • Fills, Gradients, and Strokes
  • Crop & Rotate
  • Grouping
  • Callouts

Colour & Transparency

  • Colour Picker
  • Understanding bleeds
  • Spot colours and pantones
  • Custom colours
  • Apply Transparency
  • Apply Transparency Flattener Preset


  • Create/Modify/Format
  • Adding graphic boxes
  • Importing from Excel


  • Creating custom shapes and paths
  • Creating text on a path
  • Shapemaker tool


  • Layers on Master pages
  • Using layers to isolate non-printing items
  • The Layers palette
  • Add, Delete and Merge layers
  • Attributes dialog box
  • Using Keep Runaround

Document facilities

  • Moving pages between documents
  • Importing files
  • Exporting as PDF, ePub, HTML5
  • PDF Pass-Through Transparency


  • Using the Palettes
  • Typography
  • Embedding fonts, colours & images
  • Working with Job Jackets
  • Package Files
  • Live Print Preview
  • Creating Adobe Acrobat PDF File

QR Code Creator - generate vector QR codes


  • Hyperlinks, Video & Animation

Course Materials

Enliten IT will provide each delegate with a workbook and other useful reference materials where applicable.  These may be either paper based or in Adobe pdf format or a combination thereof.

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Additional Information

NOTE: We only offer the QuarkXPress 2020 Introduction course on a private in-house basis.  For pricing and availability just pick up the phone and call us on 0845 1085481.

Enliten IT reserves the right to modify course content and materials as required in the interests of continuous course improvement, at any time, without notification.

The suggested course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.

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