QuarkXPress 8 Interactive Primer

In the latest installment of X-Ray magazine online, Cyndie Shaffstall does a fantastic job of explaining how a Flash-challenged print designer can use the new features in QuarkXPress 8 to create Flash animations and presentations.

In it, she assumes you know nothing except how to create text and picture boxes in QuarkXPress, then leads you step-by-step through the process of creating simple (but impressive) examples of:

  • Presentation: a layout that you can export as a Flash SWF animation.
  • Button: a multi-state button that can start and stop your animation, for instance.
  • Image sequence: a sequence of images that when played present an animation.

If you’re curious about how to use your existing QuarkXPress skills to easily create Flash animations, I highly encourage you to have a look at her article at: www.xraymag.com/articles/xray_v5n6_quark_interactive_01.html

And be sure to click the graphic in the header.