Page Layout Tips: InDesign Techniques for QuarkXPress Users
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The recent news that QuarkXPress 6 is shipping stirred up a hornet's nest of interest -- not only in that product but also in its rival Adobe InDesign. Now designers are faced with the age-old dilemma: Stick with what's tried and true, or try what's new? It's a tough decision to make, but it's impossible if you don't have a solid understanding of how the two programs differ.
Authors David Blatner, Christopher Smith, and Steve Werner know both programs well. In "InDesign for QuarkXPress Users," they explain how InDesign works by putting in context of QuarkXPress. For example, if you frequently anchor graphics in text in QuarkXPress, you'll learn how InDesign accomplishes a similar effect (and with more ease, some would say) with nested objects.
In these three excerpts from the book, you'll see how InDesign nests objects, treats fonts, and handles graphic file formats. Even if you plan to stick with QuarkXPress, you'll be better informed and more valuable to your clients if you know how InDesign works.
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