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QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

Using automatic page numbering and "continued"


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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

Video: Using automatic page numbering and "continued"

Books, magazines, newsletters and pamphlets all benefit from having automatic page numbers and in many cases, stories on one page will continue onto page further down in the publication. In that case it's really handy to have a way to create a text box that says continued on page wherever it continues. Let's see how you do that. You'll note that this book here has an automatic page number at the bottom, page 3 here and page 2 here for example. Those items are on the master page.

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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

Using automatic page numbering and "continued"

Books, magazines, newsletters and pamphlets all benefit from having automatic page numbers and in many cases, stories on one page will continue onto page further down in the publication. In that case it's really handy to have a way to create a text box that says continued on page wherever it continues. Let's see how you do that. You'll note that this book here has an automatic page number at the bottom, page 3 here and page 2 here for example. Those items are on the master page.

Let's have a look at what they look like on the master page. I'm going to click this little toggle right here to go the master page for this layout page. If we zoom in and look, I'm holding down Ctrl+Shift and click-and-dragging. We can see that the page number is actually this odd little character. Now that odd little character can be formatted anyway you would like. In this case, it's this font, the size and align to the left. But it could be any font, any color, any way you can format a character, you can format the automatic page number character. Now where did it come from? Well, the easiest way to get to it is probably up under the Utilities menu where it says Insert Character.

You can choose Special and then choose Current Box Page #. Now notice there's two other different options here. There is Previous Box Page # and Next Box Page #. Those are handy when creating continuation boxes. We'll get to that in a second. But for now if we select Current Box Page #, you can see there it is. If you prefer to type this character on the keyboard, all you have to do is type Command+3 and that'll give you this little placeholder that will appear as the page number on the layout page wherever it exists.

So we'll switch back to our layout page and since it was page 2, and I have two of those characters in there, it shows up as 22, but you get the idea. Now this automatic page numbers work anywhere in the document not just on the master page. So for example, if I click at the end of this text in this box right here, and type in Command+3, I'm going to see a 3 because this is page 3. If I type it here on page 1, I'm going to type in Command+3 and I'll get 1, because it's page 1. But if you're using master pages, you probably have the automatic page numbers on those master pages.

So on the layout pages, you are more likely to want to have a text box that contains a continued from this page and continued on this next page. Making one of those is very similar to making the automatic page numbering character. Let's go to a page where it would make sense to do that. Let's say that this story is continuing on this next page here, okay. So I'm going to grab my Text Content tool and zoom into where I'd like to add my continuation line, click-and-drag to make a text box and type into it, continued on page and then what? Well, under the Utilities menu yet again, we can simply choose Insert Character > Special down at the bottom, Next Box Page #.

As soon as I do that, page 4 shows up because this story is continued on page 4. In other words, this text box here is linked to this text box here and the text continues onto it. Now this text box could be on page 253 and if so, it would say continued on page 253. The critical thing about these continuation boxes is that they need to be on top of an existing text box that links to the other text box.

So if I switch to my Item tool and drag this off over this way, so that it's no longer on top of the text box that's linked somewhere else, suddenly the page number disappears because with this text box on top of nothing, this character that represents the next text box page has nothing to refer to. If I drag it back up on top of this text box, there you go there is our 4 again. In a similar fashion, if you want to have a text box on another page that shows where the text came from. In other words, here's where it was continued from.

We can do the same thing. We'll grab our Text Content tool and I create a new text box and I type into it, continued from. And then again I go to the Utilities menu and choose Insert Character, Special, this time Previous Box Page # and it'll say page 3 because this link text box is linked from page 3. Again, if we move it out beyond the text box itself, it'll say continued from nowhere. Put it back on top of the text box and it tells you where it came from.

Using automatic page numbers and automatic continuation page numbers is not only clever. It also saves you a whole lot of headaches when you're trying to keep tack of stories that jump from page to page. There is no reason to keep track of that stuff yourself, when QuarkXPress can do it for you.

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