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Making pages

From: QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

Video: Making pages

Adding pages to your QuarkXPress layout is fairly straightforward, and depending on which options you choose, you can even have the new pages linked to the automatic text box from your existing pages. In this movie, I'll show you how to insert new pages into your existing layout, and also how to add a new layout to existing project. There are two ways to insert new pages into your layout. One is to go the Page menu and choose Insert, and then you will be presented with a dialog box that lets you choose how many pages you want to insert, where you want to put them in the document, whether you want to link them to the current text chain, and which master page you would like to paste them on.

Making pages

Adding pages to your QuarkXPress layout is fairly straightforward, and depending on which options you choose, you can even have the new pages linked to the automatic text box from your existing pages. In this movie, I'll show you how to insert new pages into your existing layout, and also how to add a new layout to existing project. There are two ways to insert new pages into your layout. One is to go the Page menu and choose Insert, and then you will be presented with a dialog box that lets you choose how many pages you want to insert, where you want to put them in the document, whether you want to link them to the current text chain, and which master page you would like to paste them on.

And by the way, you can always base new pages on Blank Single or Facing Pages, which means they will have nothing on them except what you put on them later. Now you can always apply a master page to a blank page anytime later as well, but if you know ahead of time which master page you want to use, you can save sometime by choosing it right here. Now notice that this Link to Current Text Chain is grayed out. That's because I didn't select the Automatic Text Box on the page before I went to insert pages. So let's back out and try that again the other way. I'm going to scroll down to the next page here, click on the Automatic Text Box, go to Page > Insert, and now this is available, which means if I click on it now, and add one page either after the current page, which means you can insert it between other pages, or at the end of the layout, which means it will just pop pages at the end of the layout, and they will be linked to the current text chain.

So let's add two, and I have a great suggestion for you, anytime you're working with the face and pages document, always add and remove pages in multiples of 2, otherwise, you are going to be pushing your pages around so that left-facing pages become right-facing pages and things get really confused very quickly because of the way the master pages work. So I'm going to add 2 pages at the end of the layout, Link to Current Chain, and click OK. So now if we look in our Page Layout palette, we can see that there are more pages below. To easily see them, we can simply drag the divider between the Page Layout palette, and the one below it, and now we have more room to see the new pages.

Earlier I mentioned that there were two ways to insert pages into your layout. The second way is using the Page Layout palette and there are a couple of ways to do it. One is to click on a master page, and drag it down on to the layout pages area, and depending on what icon you see, it will do different things. By dragging it to the end, it will add a new page here. By dragging it between two pages, the little icon changes and shows me that it's going to push that right page number 5, over and put this page in its place.

If I drag above one of these, you can see a little down pointing arrow and that indicates that it's going to put a page right before page 4, and as you saw before, if you drag it over on top of a page, and let go over your mouse button it's going to replace the master page for that page with the one that you have got selected right now. If it's the same one, it will update that page with any master page item changes that you have made. Now if you remember what I said a minute ago, about always warning to add multiples of two pages when you're working on Facing Pages documents, this obviously isn't the best way to be adding pages to your document.

I really prefer using the Page menu and going to Insert, because then I clearly say how many I want and where I want them and whether to link them to the current text chain or not. So I'm going to cancel out of this right now, and talk about how you add new layouts to your project. Now you may remember that a project can have multiple layouts. The name of your project is up here, at the top of your project window, and the name of your layout is in the tab at the top of the window here. You can have as many layouts in a project as you like, and they can be either print-based or a web-based, or interactive or flash-based.

They can be any size, any orientation, and have any number of pages. In a way it's like having separate documents all connected together in one project. To make a new layout, you go over to Layout menu and choose New. You could also choose Duplicate, which would duplicate the current layout, and then you can make all the changes you want to it, and have another layout kind of like the first one, but different. But let's go to New, and we'll have some options for what to do with this new layout. You can name it here, you can choose whether it's output intent, is going to be for Print, for the Web, or for Interactive, which is Flash, and then you set its size up, and its margin guides, it's just like creating a new project.

If you enable Automatic Text Box that's going to create a text box on the master page. That's automatically linked and will flow along in the document as you add text to it. We covered automatic text boxes in the previous movie. When we click OK, we have a new layout. It only has one page, and then we can add new pages to it, either through the Insert menu or through the Page Layout palette. Now you may ask yourself, how many pages is it safe to add to a layout, or how many layouts is it safe to have in a project? There is no real hard and fast rule here, but just be aware that if this project gets corrupted in someway, you are going to lose everything that's in it, and have to recreate it.

So I suggest you don't include more pages in your layout, or more layouts in your project, then you're willing to go back and fix, if something just happened to the file. If you find yourself with the project that has too many pages, it's easy to delete those pages, just go to the layout where you want to delete the pages, go to the Page menu and choose Delete. It will ask you which pages you want to delete. Here is the time saver, if you know you have got 24 pages and you want to delete from pages 3 to 24, you can go ahead and type in 24. But if you don't know how many pages you have or you don't want to think about how many, you can also type in end, and it will delete all the pages from whatever page number you put in the first box to the end of the document.

When you click on OK, it will delete those pages without warning. So be careful when you do that because there is no undo for deleting pages. Adding and deleting pages and layouts to a QuarkXPress project is really fairly simple and straightforward. Just make sure before you begin that you know exactly what you want to wind up with, and always, always save the file before you make changes to pages.

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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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