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Chapter 2. Startup > To create a new file:

To create a new file:

1.
Launch QuarkXPress (instructions on previous page).

2.
Choose File menu > New > Document (Ctrl-N). (Don't choose File menu > Open—that command opens existing, already saved files.)

Change any of the following settings (press Tab to move from field to field):

3.
Choose a preset size from the Size drop-down menu (, next page).

or

Enter numbers in the Width and Height fields to create a custom size document. (This is the document size, not the paper size.) You can enter values in any measurement unit used in QuarkXPress.

4.
Change the number of Columns.

and

Change the Gutter Width if the number of columns is greater than 1.

5.
Change any of the Margin Guides. If you turn on Facing Pages, the Left and Right Margin Guides fields will convert to Inside and Outside and the document pages will be stacked in pairs.

6.
Optional: Click the un-highlighted Orientation button to swap the document's width and height values.

7.
Turn on Automatic Text Box to have a text box appear automatically within the margin guides on Master page A and on every document page with which Master page A is associated.

8.
Click OK or press Enter. The last used settings in the New Document dialog box will reappear next time it's opened.


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