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by marcusstringer
07 Jul 2010, 17:39
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Unnecessary complexity
Replies: 82
Views: 19271

Unnecessary complexity

My point that I could produce the same kind of work from programs that aren't designed to do it in a fraction of the time was a criticism of the level of unnecessary complexity Ok, then, lets talk about this for a bit. QuarkXPress is a very very masivley powerful program used for page layout. And h...
by marcusstringer
07 Jul 2010, 16:06
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Unnecessary complexity
Replies: 82
Views: 19271

Unnecessary complexity

Sarcastic and barbed remarks from folk who sit on computers all day... should really have seen that coming. Well, what did you expect...look at what you are comparing... a Page Layout Program which deals in type and can bring in images. To Photoshop, MSPaint which deals in Photos...only... You are ...
by marcusstringer
07 Jul 2010, 13:53
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Unnecessary complexity
Replies: 82
Views: 19271

Unnecessary complexity

Cuz I mastered THAT application in, like, 2 days. There's nothing I love more than setting page after individual page of 72 dpi text in Photoshop. Except doing it in frikkin' MS Paint. And why the need for four colours??? when frikkin' MSpaint can do it in 3. See... the advantage in time saved righ...
by marcusstringer
07 Jul 2010, 10:59
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Unnecessary complexity
Replies: 82
Views: 19271

Unnecessary complexity

Honestly, I could do the same level of work in frikkin' MS Paint in about a tenth of the time. Ok. This one line summed up my whole take on the situation. Firstly. The OP (original poster) is comparing Quark (page layout program) to MS Friggin Paint. Secondly. If he uses MS paint he is also using P...
by marcusstringer
28 Jan 2010, 09:00
Forum: Sofa Threads
Topic: Good news for Quark... I guess.
Replies: 19
Views: 7213

Good news for Quark... I guess.

Matthias Guenther (Quark) wrote:We made that even clearer AND EVEN BETTER today:
http://www.quark.com/pressdetail.aspx?nid=2447&lang=en
Thanks
Matthias
Hi Matthias,I clicked on this link and clicked on Choose you region.I don't know which one to click on after that... Apparently Australia is not an option?
by marcusstringer
28 Jan 2010, 08:49
Forum: Sofa Threads
Topic: A typographical term which escapes me:
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

A typographical term which escapes me:

gerlewis wrote:What do you call the fancy shapes and squiggles - often symmetrical, which are often featured between lines in an order of service?
They are called "dinkus's"You see them in between time breaks in books to distinguish between paragraphs without having to have a new chapter.
by marcusstringer
02 Dec 2009, 08:44
Forum: QuarkXPress 8, 9 & 10: General
Topic: Left and Right Page allocation in a Quark 8 'Book Project'
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Left and Right Page allocation in a Quark 8 'Book Project'

Hi Bill,Let us know how you get on mate... On the printing side of things... well. Unfortunately the printing year has closed. End of November was the cutoff for getting books printed, bound and delivered before Christmas... If you don't mind getting it after xmas then I'm willing to help you out in...
by marcusstringer
06 Oct 2009, 10:33
Forum: Sofa Threads
Topic: Hello "Quarkers"
Replies: 13
Views: 3372

Hello "Quarkers"

Whaaa... Here I am... I slept in... Stupid daylight savings screwing up my body clock...Tasmania IS and always will be a separate state to Victoria... We like to joke about Tasmania been all related...hahaha...Bill....hay....Truth is Bill I have an Auntie over there in Hobart, she takes care of Port...
by marcusstringer
02 Sep 2009, 14:00
Forum: Sofa Threads
Topic: Funny things that slipped your attention
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Funny things that slipped your attention

I just had some banners made up for the local pre school so they could hang them around the place...The file contained a PSD of a cartoon of the school on a green background with some transparency...They printed everything and it came back as a white silhouette of the image against the green backgro...
by marcusstringer
26 Aug 2009, 13:04
Forum: QuarkXPress 8, 9 & 10: General
Topic: What are the differences between Quark and Quark Passport?
Replies: 8
Views: 283

What are the differences between Quark and Quark Passport?

ronsdw wrote:Are there any known issues when converting Mac version of Quark from standard 6.5 to 6.5 Passport?
No, I have been running 6.5 passport since it was released and have not had any issues opening vanilla quark

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