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Editing style sheets


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QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

with Jay Nelson

Video: Editing style sheets

There are several ways to edit style sheets in QuarkXPress. I'm going to show you my favorite way first and then I'll show you the other ways. My favorite way is just visually. If you have got a paragraph like this one where you've assigned the style sheet to it, in this case Jay's paragraph1, you can just make changes to the paragraph and then update the style sheet from it. So let's say that in this paragraph we really would like it to be a little bit larger type and we want to change the font to something else and we want to decrease the leading a little bit.
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  1. 5m 17s
    1. Welcome
      51s
    2. Using the exercise files
      54s
    3. What is QuarkXPress?
      3m 32s
  2. 39m 1s
    1. Getting started
      2m 26s
    2. Managing files in Quark
      9m 52s
    3. Exploring the QuarkXPress interface
      11m 22s
    4. Restoring, reverting, and undoing
      4m 9s
    5. Navigating your layout
      6m 45s
    6. Adding and moving pages
      4m 27s
  3. 51m 57s
    1. Understanding items and contents
      4m 54s
    2. Making boxes and lines
      6m 32s
    3. Putting text on a path
      8m 48s
    4. Moving and locking items
      1m 44s
    5. Resizing, reshaping, rotating, and flipping items
      2m 33s
    6. Duplicating items
      3m 25s
    7. Deleting items
      1m 49s
    8. Using the Bézier Pen tool
      4m 20s
    9. Converting text to boxes
      2m 4s
    10. Understanding relationships between items
      4m 53s
    11. Merging shapes
      2m 1s
    12. Setting item styles
      5m 13s
    13. Using Item Find/Change
      3m 41s
  4. 30m 55s
    1. Reviewing the Layers palette
      8m 12s
    2. Utilizing guides and rulers
      4m 16s
    3. Understanding Guide Manager Pro
      5m 24s
    4. Using frames, dashes, and stripes
      4m 57s
    5. Setting libraries
      5m 18s
    6. Appending settings
      2m 48s
  5. 39m 57s
    1. Building a new layout
      3m 40s
    2. Creating projects and layouts
      4m 48s
    3. Working with Master Pages
      2m 44s
    4. Creating automatic text boxes
      3m 15s
    5. Working with Master Pages and Layout Pages
      5m 15s
    6. Making pages
      6m 1s
    7. Modifying your pages
      2m 5s
    8. Using automatic page insertion
      2m 44s
    9. Using automatic page numbering and "continued"
      4m 45s
    10. Working with sections and page numbering
      3m 29s
    11. Building with multipage spreads
      1m 11s
  6. 25m 5s
    1. Navigating through a layout
      1m 49s
    2. Selecting text
      4m 41s
    3. Deleting text
      1m 4s
    4. Changing text case
      59s
    5. Importing text
      4m 39s
    6. Exporting text
      2m 52s
    7. Showing invisible characters
      2m 6s
    8. Using the Glyph panel
      4m 27s
    9. Working with ligatures
      2m 28s
  7. 10m 50s
    1. Finding and changing
      6m 3s
    2. Using Spell Check
      4m 47s
  8. 35m 27s
    1. Understanding basic character formatting
      4m 15s
    2. Setting color, shade, and transparency
      2m 36s
    3. Using horizontal and vertical scaling
      3m 55s
    4. Setting kerning and tracking
      7m 38s
    5. Inserting typographic special effects
      7m 53s
    6. Adjusting font preferences and open-type fonts
      5m 32s
    7. Finding a missing font
      3m 38s
  9. 29m 29s
    1. Applying basic paragraph formatting
      3m 10s
    2. Applying leading to paragraphs
      5m 7s
    3. Establishing paragraph rules
      3m 4s
    4. Setting tabs
      6m 14s
    5. Setting hyphenation and justification
      3m 41s
    6. Understanding widow and orphan control
      3m 54s
    7. Working with hanging characters
      4m 19s
  10. 27m 53s
    1. Linking items together
      3m 58s
    2. Learning about style sheets
      1m 52s
    3. Creating style sheets
      3m 57s
    4. Editing style sheets
      4m 24s
    5. Applying styles
      3m 40s
    6. Deleting styles
      2m 7s
    7. Appending styles
      3m 17s
    8. Using grids
      4m 38s
  11. 22m 55s
    1. Building tables
      3m 19s
    2. Importing Excel tables
      3m 13s
    3. Working with tables
      5m 25s
    4. Formatting tables
      2m 50s
    5. Splitting tables with headers and footers
      3m 19s
    6. Adding graphics
      2m 41s
    7. Converting a table to text or a group
      2m 8s
  12. 14m 34s
    1. Building books
      5m 20s
    2. Creating lists
      5m 2s
    3. Building an index
      4m 12s
  13. 23m 18s
    1. Importing pictures
      4m 50s
    2. Working with pictures
      2m 48s
    3. Mastering picture management
      3m 50s
    4. Editing and exporting pictures
      2m 48s
    5. Looking into preview quality and greeking images
      5m 18s
    6. Exporting a page as EPS
      3m 44s
  14. 12m 25s
    1. Working with Photoshop documents
      4m 44s
    2. Understanding the Style menu
      3m 3s
    3. Building picture effects
      4m 38s
  15. 10m 54s
    1. Working with text runaround
      7m 32s
    2. Setting anchored boxes
      3m 22s
  16. 32m 4s
    1. What You See and What You Get
      2m 42s
    2. Describing color
      3m 28s
    3. Specifying color
      7m 13s
    4. Creating color blends
      5m 15s
    5. Setting opacity
      4m 55s
    6. Using color from outside sources
      1m 55s
    7. Understanding color management and proofing
      6m 36s
  17. 15m 8s
    1. Synchronizing items
      3m 11s
    2. Building composition zones
      4m 8s
    3. Working in shared layouts
      2m 25s
    4. Understanding job jackets
      5m 24s
  18. 15m 21s
    1. Collecting for output and exporting
      1m 14s
    2. Adjusting basic printer settings
      3m 39s
    3. Reviewing advanced printer settings
      8m 44s
    4. Establishing print styles
      1m 44s
  19. 16m 10s
    1. Creating and exporting a PDF
      4m 4s
    2. Creating PDF output styles
      1m 44s
    3. Building hyperlinks in interactive PDFs
      4m 23s
    4. Adding bookmarks for interactive PDFs
      5m 59s
  20. 20m 58s
    1. Building a web page
      4m 12s
    2. Inserting hyperlinks in a document
      3m 18s
    3. Creating a form for HTML
      2m 54s
    4. Exporting and importing as HTML
      5m 20s
    5. Building Flash projects
      5m 14s
  21. 6m 15s
    1. Working with XTensions
      3m 2s
    2. Scripting in QuarkXPress 8
      3m 13s
  22. 13s
    1. Goodbye
      13s

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QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training
8h 6m Beginner Jul 29, 2009

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QuarkXPress has always been the perfect tool for creating and publishing documents. In QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training, Jay Nelson—the publisher of Design Tools Monthly and a QuarkXPress expert—covers all the tools and features in this updated version of the program, from basic page layout to Flash integration and web page creation. Throughout this comprehensive training, Jay shows what's needed to produce professional-quality projects that integrate text, pictures, graphics, and tables. He also offers real-world page layout techniques that designers can apply to their own projects. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the QuarkXPress interface
  • Building a new layout and working with master pages
  • Using long document features to streamline workflow
  • Building QuarkXPress 8 documents with Adobe and Microsoft files
  • Creating custom styles using typography and picture effects
  • Collaborating in real time with other users
  • Exporting finished projects to PDF, Flash, and the web
Subjects:
Design Page Layout
Software:
QuarkXPress
Author:
Jay Nelson

Editing style sheets

There are several ways to edit style sheets in QuarkXPress. I'm going to show you my favorite way first and then I'll show you the other ways. My favorite way is just visually. If you have got a paragraph like this one where you've assigned the style sheet to it, in this case Jay's paragraph1, you can just make changes to the paragraph and then update the style sheet from it. So let's say that in this paragraph we really would like it to be a little bit larger type and we want to change the font to something else and we want to decrease the leading a little bit.

Now let's update the Style Sheet with these changes. That's what this button is about right here. It's the Update button. It tells you right off the bat what's the different about the text you got selected from the definition of the style sheet that you applied to it. It tells me that I increased the leading, I changed the font and changed the font size. So I click on the button and now that style sheet has been updated with the changes that I made to the text right in the document. That's it. That's the quick way to edit a style sheet. But if you like to handle things from a more technical perspective, you can do it the old-fashioned way in the QuarkXPress.

You can either go to the Edit menu and choose Style Sheets, select the style sheet you want to change, click the Edit button and make your changes here. When you click OK, it will update the style sheet and all the paragraphs that are based on the style sheet are going to update as well. Another way is to use the Style Sheet palette. Select the style sheet you want to change and then either click the palette menu and choose Edit or my favorite way is to simply Ctrl-click or right-click right on the thing and choose Edit.

It brings up the same dialog we just saw where you can make all the changes that you like. Now while we are in here, I want to talk about a few more advanced features of style sheets. At the top part here you can see that this style sheet is Based On no style, that the Next Style was the same one we are using now and the Character Style is default. Well, what does all that mean? Let me pick a different style that illustrates these features a little bit better. Here in the text of the newsletter you will see that there is a pattern. It's a headline always followed by body copy.

Well, in the Style Sheets this one is called Heads and the one after is called Stories. Let's take a look at how Heads is defined. Again, I'm going to Ctrl-click on here and choose Edit Heads. Notice that here it says Next Styles Stories. What that means is that as you're typing text into a text box, if you've applied the Heads style, when you hit a Return, the next paragraph is going to be formatted with the Story style. Now this wouldn't affect text as you import it into a text box from say a text file or somewhere else.

It only works when you're typing text in QuarkXPress. But still it can be handy. The Based On pop-up menu here allows you to effectively links style together. So that say if you using the same font and basic formatting in one place, but further on down you want to use it pretty much the same but a little bit different, you can base the second style on the first style, make any changes you want to it, say maybe make the fonts smaller. And then later if you make any changes to the original Based On style, like say change the font, that font will also change in the style that's based on that style.

An additional feature of Paragraph style sheets is that you can base them on Character Styles. What that means is it if we choose a specific Character Style that we have created and then later change the attributes of that Character Style down here, this Paragraph Style will update to reflect those changes we made to the Character Style. And of course all the paragraphs that have been assigned to that style sheet will also change to reflect the change in the Character Style. But I'm going to cancel out for this now and just point out other thing on the Style Sheet palette.

I've been using Ctrl-click or right- click to make changes and create new style sheets, but those controls are also available as buttons at the top of the palette. The Pencil button is an Edit button meaning let me edit this style sheet. This is a Duplicate button meaning make a copy of the style sheet and let me make some changes to it, and of course we already explored the Create Style Sheet and Update Style Sheet. You can probably guess with the trashcan is for. Next, we'll move on to the applying style sheets to existing text and some of the nuances involved with importing it from say Microsoft Word and overriding local formatting.

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