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Quark1 or 2 day training courses?


#1
Hi

I have worked in my current role of designer at a small college for 8 years and the main part of my role is to put the part-time and full-time prospectuses together from scratch.

I have pretty much taught myself Quark, and have only used Photoshop and Illustrator a small amount. I feel that I need to step up my game with all the packages now as I seem to have become a bit stagnant.

I have had a quck search online for some courses but have come to a dead end.

Is anyone able to recommend some short courses that may be able to help (preferably in the West Midlands ish area).

Thanks for your time.

Marian
 
#2
Hi Marian,

Sorry I'm not able to recommend a course for you. Maybe you're having a problem finding a Quark course because it's no longer the industry standard?

I used Quark for a few years before switching to InDesign in 2005 and would never go back to using Quark.
 

bigdave

Moderator
Staff member
#6
Phew

Thanks for your posting Dave L.

I was beginning to think it was only me using Quark :icon_crying:
I know of a print company who still uses Quark 6... I swapped because my current employer uses InDesign but I still have my own personal copy of Quark just incase I ever need it. The robots running across the screen in quark were always a welcome break when puting together long boring books. (cant remember how to get them up thou).
 
#7
I have Quark, "in case" but seriously haven't used it in the last 2-3years.

I would agree that Indesign training would probably serve you better, Adobe all the way in this game - feels like it anyway. You could likely find some Quark tuts online :icon_smile:
 

Dave L

Well-Known Member
#8
In-Design costs a lot less than Quark (a lot of designers - me included - will have effectively got it for nothing as part of a Creative Suite bundle) and that's the chief reason it's taking over. If you work with QX, however, I don't see any compelling reason to make the switch.