No book is big enough to cover the many facets of QuarkXPress anymore, and even if it could, the technology changes much more quickly than writers like me can update our books. Similarly, some publishers have taken to adding CD-ROMs in the back of their books in order to provide additional material. Unfortunately, the discs become obsolete almost immediately. To counter both of these problems, Ive built the Real World QuarkXPress Web Site, which should simply be considered an extension of the printed book. The Web site has all sorts of stuff that I think youll find interesting.
asked questions. Ive spent a great deal of time analyzing
the questions XPress users have posted on the Internet, in magazines,
to Quarks technical support, and in e-mail to me. The surprising
thing is that while everyone uses XPress differently, and for different
purposes, almost everyone asks the same kinds of questions. Ive
compiled answers to these questions and posted them on the site. When
you run into trouble, look for an answer in the book first, and if
you cant find one, check out the FAQ area on the Web site.
updates. Probably the only thing more frustrating than being a computer
book writer, like me, is being a computer book reader, like you. The
reason: each month the software keeps changing, new XTensions are released,
bugs are fixed (sometimes even bugs that I thought were features)....Fortunately,
you can now read about these sorts of updates quickly in the Updates
section of the Web site.
and tricks. Ask any of my friends and youll find out that
I love tips and tricks. Ive got so many little workarounds,
special techniques, and undocumented "features" that there
was no way to fit them all in the book. Check out the many tips and
tricks (or contribute one of your own) in the Tips & Tricks section
of the Web site.
- Resources. Finally, I would be lying if I told you that the Real World QuarkXPress Web Site was the end-all and be-all for information on QuarkXPress. No way. Therefore, I offer lists of the many other resources on the Internet and in print that you should be aware of.
Note that you no longer must own the book in order to get access to this Web Site. It's free to all! But if you don't own a copy of the book, I hope you'll consider buying one.