New Book: “QuarkXPress 8: Production Tricks and Experts’ Tips”

The first “big” book on QuarkXPress 8 is out, and it’s a great one: QuarkXPress 8: Production Tricks and Experts’ Tips. In its 244 letter-sized pages, editor Cyndie Shaffstall compiles the best real-world advice and techniques from 11 QuarkXPress experts.

Yes, there’s a chapter for newbies that covers the basic techniques to lay out a page. But the rest focuses on the big advances that Quark has made in recent versions of QuarkXPress.

If you want to know the straghtforward, low-down scoop on the following topics, this is the book for you:

  • QuarkXPress 8 New Features
  • Composition Zones
  • Unicode and OpenType
  • Clever uses for anchored items
  • Table magic
  • Layer tricks
  • Understanding transparency
  • Working with imported Photoshop images
  • Using Picture Effects
  • Creating spot varnishes and coatings
  • Using the pen tools
  • Surprising uses for shapes
  • Using Job Jackets and Job Tickets
  • Understanding trapping
  • Creating Flash animations
  • Building Web pages, forms and buttons
  • And more…

You can order the book for $54.99 at