Chapter 9

Formatting Characters


check Learning typographic basics

check Managing fonts

check Working with fonts and type styles

check Applying OpenType features

check Assigning color, shade, and opacity

check Inserting special characters

check Choosing languages

QuarkXPress has the most advanced text-formatting engine in the industry. But that’s not to say that using it is difficult — in fact, the opposite is true. If you know how to format text in Microsoft Word, you already know how to use those same features in QuarkXPress. But QuarkXPress goes far beyond those features, with an insane number of formatting options to please even the most persnickety typographic expert.

This chapter guides you through all the typographic features, and you learn quite a lot about the art of type in the process.

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