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Desktop Pub. - Quark XPress 4: Video Box

Life Skills:

  • Communication
  • Employability

Time Frame:
2 class periods that run 90 minutes each.

Group Size:


This lesson is the fourth in a series of six that teach basic Desktop Publishing skills with Quark XPress. Other DTP software can also be used. In this lesson, students will lay out an oversized document (tabloid size) and irregularly shaped pieces to create the box for a videotape.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Digital Print DesignStandard 7
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate page layout (InDesign.)

Student instruction sheets (VideoBoxStudent.doc and VideoBoxStudent.pdf) and sample page (VideoBoxSample.pdf) as well as relevant graphics.


Background For Teachers:
Appropriate computer system with Quark XPress or other DTP application.

Student Prior Knowledge:
Successful completion of Quark XPress projects 1-3 (Quotation, Business Card, and Certificate).

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to: (1) Lay out a complex document with tabloid size and irregular dimensions; (2) Design shapes using the pen tool; (3) Create a unified design and color scheme appropriate for the video advertised, and (4) Add symbols, text, and graphics with good design principles.

Assessment Plan:
See the attached rubric.


David Black

Created Date :
Mar 29 2005 16:22 PM

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