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Working with sections and page numbering

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Video: Working with sections and page numbering

Many longer documents can benefit from dividing up the pages into sections, so that you can change the numbering scheme for the pages. Well of course, QuarkXPress has a feature for this and it's called Section. Using it, you can change the starting page number, the page number style, and add multiple sections to one layout. So they each had their own page numbering style. You make a new section in QuarkXPress by going to the page where you want the new section to begin. In this case, I'm on page 1 and that's fine. I'll go to the Page menu and choose Section and that tells Quark, hey! starting from this page I want to begin a new Section Start.

Working with sections and page numbering

Many longer documents can benefit from dividing up the pages into sections, so that you can change the numbering scheme for the pages. Well of course, QuarkXPress has a feature for this and it's called Section. Using it, you can change the starting page number, the page number style, and add multiple sections to one layout. So they each had their own page numbering style. You make a new section in QuarkXPress by going to the page where you want the new section to begin. In this case, I'm on page 1 and that's fine. I'll go to the Page menu and choose Section and that tells Quark, hey! starting from this page I want to begin a new Section Start.

I wanted to start with Page Number 1, although you could put any number in here. And I want it to be formatted like this. So let's change it to Roman numerals. Let's say these were the introductory pages of a book. I'll click OK and watch how the page number 1 at the bottom became to little i. I'll zoom in so you can see it better. There is your i. Now if I zoom back out and I look at the next pages, you can see that the page 2 became page ii and page 3 became iii. And if we look in the Page Layout palette, they're also renumbered the same way.

But let me go back to page 1 again. Now if this were something like say a computer manual, you might be more or likely to need Page Numbering that looks something like this A-1, keep it at Arabic numerals like this. And now what we'll see is each page will be numbered A-1, A-2, A-3 etcetera and there we go, A-1 down here, A-2 and A-3 and you see it also in the Page Layout palette. Now this formatting applies to any automatic page numbering that you have going on in the document including continuation lines like we showed before.

Continued from, continued on these pages. If you have a document with many pages, you can activate any page you like. Create a new Section and start a new numbering scheme. Give it a new Prefix if you like say B-, and then whatever page number you need it to start on 1, or let's say you've got a new chapter you're doing in a book and it actually is going to be page 232. You can put that in there as well. And now when I click OK, we see that this is now page B-1, and in our Page Layout palette we see A-1, A-2, A-3 and B-1.

This may create a difficulty for you when you're working on these pages in the Page Layout palette, because in your mind you may be thinking page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4 but they're numbered all strangely. All you have to do is to see their actual absolute page number in the Page Layout palette is hold down the Option or Alt key. When you do that notice, how when I click on a page, down here it shows Page +4 meaning that it is the absolute fourth page in the document. When I let go and click away, it goes back to B-1.

This is handy not just because it helps to keep your sanity when you're trying to figure out what page you're on. But also when you're printing because if you wanted to print just this page, you would either have to type in B-1 when you go to the Print dialog box, or if you're smart, you can Option-click on it ahead of time and say oh! it's +4, absolute page 4. And if you type in +4 in the Print dialog box, you'll also be able to print this page. So if your brain works better with sequential numbers, then knowing the absolute page number can really help when you're printing.

Now you may never use the Section command in QuarkXPress, but if you work on longer documents, it becomes essential and this is how you get to it.

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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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