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Part 1: Top Ten Common Pitfalls > Top Ten “Gotchas” for QuarkXPress Users

1. Top Ten “Gotchas” for QuarkXPress Users

We’re asked this question all the time: “How long will it take for me to learn InDesign?” The answer, of course, is “It depends.” If you’re an Adobe Illustrator user, for instance, you’ll probably pick up InDesign quickly because so much of InDesign’s interface is based on its older sibling. But if you’re a hard-core QuarkXPress user without a strong Illustrator background, you should probably prepare yourself for three days of a sore head (from banging it on the nearest wall). That’s how long it seems to take for XPress users to get over their XPress bias, figure out how InDesign does it, and come to the conclusion that, wow, Adobe actually did it right.

But in the meantime, we recommend taking the pain reliever of your choice and reading the following ten solutions to the most common “gotchas” you’ll encounter.


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