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Exporting a page as EPS

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Video: Exporting a page as EPS

In many workflows, the EPS graphic file format is the preferred format. EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript and PostScript is the default output format from QuarkXPress. So, to make an EPS file, QuarkXPress basically prints the file to a disc on your hard drive and gives it a preview. EPS files are limited to one page at a time. Therefore, they're perfectly suited for exporting, say, a magazine cover for reuse somewhere in QuarkXPress or in another program. For example, in this project, if we click on the Ad layout, you'll see a miniature version of the cover of this magazine.

Exporting a page as EPS

In many workflows, the EPS graphic file format is the preferred format. EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript and PostScript is the default output format from QuarkXPress. So, to make an EPS file, QuarkXPress basically prints the file to a disc on your hard drive and gives it a preview. EPS files are limited to one page at a time. Therefore, they're perfectly suited for exporting, say, a magazine cover for reuse somewhere in QuarkXPress or in another program. For example, in this project, if we click on the Ad layout, you'll see a miniature version of the cover of this magazine.

That was created by taking this layout and exporting this page as an EPS file. That EPS file was then imported into this picture box and it will print out at full resolution just as if it were the original layout for the front page of this magazine. There are several ways to export a page in EPS format. One way is to click down on this little export arrow and choose Page as EPS. Another way is to Ctrl-click or right- click somewhere on the page where there aren't any items and choose from the Export menu Page as EPS.

You can also do it from the File menu > Export > Page as EPS. When you do that, it prompts you for a location to save the file, but more importantly down here you have an Options button, where you can choose all the different options that you'd like to include or not include in your EPS file. Usually, you'll be choosing standard EPS, but these options are also available. If you click down through each option, you'll notice that they actually look a lot like that ones that are in the Print dialog box. You can scale your EPS, determine what kind of preview to give it, whether you want it to be ASCII, binary or clean 8-bit data.

If there is wide area around the items on your page, whether you want that EPS to include that wide area or be cropped down to just the items on the page. If you're working with a two-page spread, do you want to include both pages or just the one that's currently highlighted? How do you want your color to be represented in that EPS file? Which fonts you want to include in the EPS file as well? If you want any printers' marks around the edges of the EPS file, you determine that here. You can give your EPS file a Bleed, which means that page items that extend beyond the edge of the page will have a certain amount of them included beyond the edge of the page.

You can adjust the resolution of the transparency items that are in your page. If you use an OBI system, you can control it here. If your Job Definition Format file is important for your file, you can include it and you can choose which level of PostScript you'd like to be included in that EPS file as well. If you get part way through this process and you decide you don't want to export your EPS, you can click the Capture Settings button. That will capture all the changes you've made and then cancel out of this whole dialog box. On the other hand, if you've chosen a collection of options that work for this project and might work for additional projects in the future, you can save this collection of EPS settings as a style.

Just choose New EPS Output Style, give it a name. From then on, it appears in the EPS Style popup menu every time you go to export an EPS file. When you select it, it makes all the changes for you. Once you've saved your EPS file, you can use it as any standard EPS file in any program that knows what to do with an EPS file. You can place it on your QuarkXPress page and InDesign page, drop it into Illustrator or even, get this. Open it in Photoshop and rasterize it into a giant bitmap image at any resolution you want.

For that matter, you can open it in Acrobat and make a PDF out of it. In many workflows, EPS files are being replaced by PDFs. But if you have a need for an EPS file, in QuarkXPress it's as easy to make one as it is to print the file.

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QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

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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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