College of Lake County  
Introduction to Quark XPress 4.0 for the PC
Important Dates
Feb. 22, 2002 Quiz Review
Design Review Due!
March 15, 2002
Midterm Review
April 12, 2002
Quiz Review
May 10, 2002 Final Review
March 1, 2002 Quiz 1
March 22 , 2002 Midterm
April 19 , 2002 Quiz 2
Project One Due!
May 17, 2002 Finals
Project Two Due!

Things you should know
These are just some core concepts for your review of Chapter 3.

1. What is a layout plan?
Layout plans are done in pencil and paper and are basically the non technical “thumbnails” of what the design will look like.

2. What 6 questions should you need answers to prior to implementing a design?
What is the size of the material on which your document will be reproduced? How big will the margins be? How many columns or panels will each page feature? What will be the ink colors? Which elements will be in which colors? What are the printer’s specifications regarding trim sizes, bleed sizes and where the material folds?

3. Why would you want to create a sketch of your brochure?
It assists in organizing your thoughts and assist you in answering the 6 basic questions that you should know before creating your document.

4. What is the Modify dialog box used for?
The modify dialog box is used to change the values such as runaround, number of columns (in text boxes), border etc…for both text and picture boxes.

5. What is the Section Command?
The section command is Quarks way of segregating larger documents into individual parts.

6. How do you know a page has had the Section Command applied to it?
Within the document layout palette, the page number will have an asterisks ( ) accompanying the page number.

7. Which features are more likely to be used in a Book layout?
Automatic text boxes, column features, automatic page numbering, master page elements.

8. What is a Master Page?
A master page is a page that contains all of the items common to each page which is then used to create blank pages within your document.

9. Why would you create Master Pages?
By creating master pages for each layout style, you may apply master pages to each of the pages according to your layout plan and avoid having to recreate all the elements on those pages.

10. How many Master Pages can you have?
Up to 127 individual Master Pages.

11. What are two ways to view Master Pages?
Go to View and select Document Layout Palette. Then double click on the desired master page within the document layout palette. Or, go to Page and select desired master page from the Display submenu.

12. What are Rulers used for?
Rulers are used for a visual reference for measuring and sizing items and enable you to position those items according to your page origin. They are also the source of creating guides on your document.

13. How do you display/hide Rulers?
Choose View, hide/show Rulers or control/command R.

14. What are the three parts of the Ruler?
The three parts of the ruler are the horizontal ruler, the vertical ruler and the ruler origin.

15. What is each part of the Ruler used for?
Horizontal Ruler is the ruler that runs horizontally across your pasteboard
Vertical Ruler is the ruler that runs vertically across your pasteboard
Ruler of Origin, is located at the top intersection of the horizontal and vertical rulers. It is used to set the “start point” of both the vertical and horizontal ruler. To change the start point of the rulers, simply click in the Ruler of Origin and drag to the location you want the rulers to start at.

16. What are the three types of Guides?
Margin, Ruler and Column Guides.

17. What are Margin Guides and what are they used for?
Margin Guides are set when you initially create a new document. They can only be changed by applying a new master guide from a master page.

18. What are Ruler Guides and what are they used for?
Ruler Guides are created by dragging from either the Horizontal or Vertical Ruler to create a guide for placing design elements.

19. What are Column Guides and what are they used for?
Column Guides appear within text boxes where more than one column has been specified.

20. What is the Measurement palette?
The measurement palette changes according to which design element you have selected. It places items more precisely than using manual methods.

Chapter Three Review Questions.

I have compiled various questions from the assigned reading. The answers to these questions will be posted here during exam time. You may select up to 10 of the questions to answer.

The only stipulation is that ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED USING QUARK. Please try to apply what you have learned in each lesson to your file.

Now if you desire, for one extra credit point each; answer the following:

1. How do you rename Master Pages?

2. How do you create a Master Page?

3. How do you delete a Master Page?

4. How do you apply a Master Page to an existing page?

5. What are Master Page Items?

6. How do you change a Master Page Guide?

7. In the General Preferences Dialog Box, what does the “keep changes” mean in regards to Master Pages?

8. In the General Preferences Dialog Box, what does the “delete changes” mean in regards to Master Pages?

9. What five numeric formats does the Section Command dialog box support?

10. How does Quark change your ruler increments?

11. What does each side of the measurement palette represent?

Internet Field Trips
In order to understand design I have several web sites that I would love for you to check out. They will help you with your Design Review as well as creating your “design needs” document.

Tips on designing brochures.
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