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How different is INdesign as opposed to QuarkXPress?

Discussion in 'Design Discussion' started by roxraidersfan, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    The guy that trained us made us lay out a fake page, then he came up behind someone and yanked the power cord out of the Mac mini, causing a stir. The suspender-wearing freak then leaned back after plugging the computer back in and watched as the page opened back up at the point in which he yanked the cable... A wave of awe fell over the room, and I felt confident at finally throwing our old computer out the window for crashing on us five times that week.
  2. John Hancock

    John Hancock New Member


    Another nice feature in InDesign for former Quark users is a quick key default that allows you to use the QuarkXPress quick key set as your InDesign quick keys. If you're going from Quark on a mac to InDesign on a PC, there are some small variations (the absence of the apple key), but, for the most part, it's spot on.
  3. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Re: Quark-Indesign

    please tell me this secret key!

    we're making the switch from quark to indesign in the near future. i'm sure I'll be lauded as the office hero if I know this secret!
  4. John Hancock

    John Hancock New Member

    Re: Quark-Indesign

    There's a preferences window, or maybe "quick keys" window that allows you to manually set quick keys for different functions, but also allows you to use the quarkxpress set as your default. I'll take a look later and find out specifically where it's at.
  5. John Hancock

    John Hancock New Member

    Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts >Set drop down menu > Shortcuts for QuarkXPress4

    Be sure to do this without any pages open though, or else it'll only apply to that page, rather than anytime you open the program.
  6. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    Hankcock you're the man. I may be the hit of the newsroom with that knowledge.
  7. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    I'm saving the knowledge until we switch. but it'll be the same thing here.
  8. LukeKnox

    LukeKnox Member

    There's a talk about this over at VisualEditors.com, mentioning some of what's said here and generally going in the pro-InDesign direction (which I would totally agree with myself): http://www.visualeditors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5443
  9. King_Cecil

    King_Cecil Member

    Is there anywhere I can purchase a demo of InDesign so I can practice it without having to drop the $700 or whatever it costs on the full program?

    edit: Nevermind, found a free 30-day trial on the Adobe Web site. Now I just need to find some tutorials.
  10. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    It seems that there are a ton of papers making the switch to InDesign from Quark, so the real question is, how is quark dealing with this? Will it survive?
  11. I thought they had stopped making new versions of Quark.
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I thought they just released a new version of Quark last year? It allowed more than one person to work on a page at once, IIRC.
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