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Chapter 2. QuarkXPress Basics

Chapter 2. QuarkXPress Basics

Whoever thought that something called a “gooey” would ever be so important to the way we use a computer? While most of the world clutched their crib sheets to remember “how-to” keyboard codes for saving a document, moving to the end of a line, or drawing a box, a few visionary researchers came upon a simple idea: a graphical user interface, or GUI (“gooey”). “Why not,” these researchers asked, “make using a computer more intuitive?” These researchers developed the underpinnings of the Macintosh GUI, which in turn laid the groundwork for desktop publishing to take off.

The basics of the Macintosh and Windows GUIs are simple: create an environment in which somebody can get the most out of a computer without having to remember too much, or even think too much in order to get the job done. The GUI comes between the person using the computer and the computer itself. For example, when you want to move a file from one disk to another, you click on it and drag it across the screen. The GUI handles all the internal computer stuff for you.


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