Everyone wants to see, on their own display, how their project is going to look when printed. In QuarkXPress 7 and 8, it’s possible to do just that.
The trick is to use Quark’s Job Jackets feature, and to place into the Job Jacket a profile for the device(s) that will be outputting the document. An additional Amazing Feature of this approach is that if the output process changes, simply dropping a new profile into the Job Jacket will cause all projects based on that Job Jacket to update their on-screen display. The designer doesn’t need to know anything about profiles — their project simply updates.
In this three-minute video, I show how to preview your document in any of about a dozen different color spaces, including the specific process color system you’ll be using.
The video comes courtesy of our friends at Lynda.com. They were gracious enough to share a selection of chapters from my “QuarkXPress 7 New Features” video training, so I hand-picked several that I thought would be most appealing to new users of QuarkXPress 7 and QuarkXPress 8.
This is the seventh in the series. You can also watch my previous videos “Synchronized Items“, “Using Photoshop Files in QuarkXPress“, “The Amazing (and overlooked) Glyphs Palette!“, “Using Picture Effects to Edit Images in QuarkXPress“, “Alpha Channels“, “Multiple Windows” and “Alpha Channels“.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.