Chapter 3Items

IF YOU DECONSTRUCT ANY PRINT PUBLICATION into its basic components, even the most complex ones boil down to text, photos, illustrations, and graphic embellishments such as lines and shapes. Each time you create a new QuarkXPress print project, you begin with a blank page and then build the publication by adding text and graphic elements to the page and, if you’re creating a multipage publication, by adding more pages, each of which has its own text and graphic elements.

In this chapter you’ll learn how to create several kinds of page elements— collectively referred to as items in QuarkXPress. These items are the building blocks of all the publications you’ll create. You’ll also learn how to manipulate the items you make ...

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