>I have a final in Quark tomorrow, and last night I ran into a couple of
>snags. I know this is a simple question, but I'm just a beginner. I've
>been lurking on the list and you all seem like an understanding bunch.
>1. We have to create a 2 page spread with bleeds on both of the inside
>margins. The picture boxes are a standard feature, so they need to go in
>the master pages, but I don't see how to create the 1p6 bleed necessary,
>as the facing pages are stuck together and there's no room for overhang
>in the masterpage view.
>Does Quark automatically create this bleed? Or do I have to create it
>for each document page? Or do I just overlap the picture boxes in the
>There is also a picture that overlaps both pages- bleeds off the right
>onto the left.
>2. When I tried to insert text into linked text boxes and let Quark add
>the pages, it wouldn't. I finally quit Quark, opened a new document,
>(fourtunatly I saved my preferences!) and then it worked. Is this a
>Quark snafu? Why would it do that? How can I prevent that during the
>I know, I should have learned this, but it was unclear at the time of
>explanation, and flogging my way through the practice final hasn't
>helped any. I'd appreciate any help- I've got to pass this class with a
>B or better, or I can't go on to the next in the series (and I can't
>afford to take it again.)
>If my teacher is on this list- she did a great job, I'm just a little
>Thanks in advance,
1. I have always used Quark in 2 page spreads. If you have material that
crosses the gutter, Quark will automatically use material from the other
page for bleed when doing negtitives. The only place this might not apply
is on the first and last page of a file, which are normally a single page.
There you may have to manually adjust the bleed objects from the master
If you are suppose to be doing "Just" a spread, The standard cheat has
always been to insert a blank page as page 1 and then work on page 2 and 3,
or place 2 pages together on the right hand side of the page layout window
and forget the master pages altogether. Alternately design two single
master pages with bleeds and apply each to a seperate pages, but I don't
know how the bleeds will behave over esch other.
2. Sounds like your Copy of Quark got confused in RAM or your file got
corrupted. If it worked after you restarted Quark, that is the answer.
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