“QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training” Now Available at Lynda.com

If you’re looking for a comprehensive video training on how to use all the features of QuarkXPress 8 — yes, all of them — look no further than, well, me.

A little while ago, I took on the herculean task of explaining how every feature in QuarkXPress 8 works. With examples. And files to go along with the examples. The result is an 8-hour hands-on tour, available at Lynda.com.

Below is their description. If you’re new to QuarkXPress, or if you want to understand the new features in versions 7 and 8, I hope you’ll have a look. The online training is available now, and the DVD will be released soon.

You can even watch 10 of the first movies for free!

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.

Software works on Mac and Windows.

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

Duration: 8 Hours