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3.1 First steps

  1. 1 Launch QuarkXPress with Atomik Xport enabled

If you have not yet successfully installed Atomik Xport, please refer to installation instructions for details of how to achieve this.

  1. 2 Confirm that the Atomik Xport menu is visible

If it is not, please refer to the supplementary manual “Atomik Xport – Getting Started”, and follow the installation instructions – otherwise proceed to step 3

  1. 3 From the File menu select ‘Open’
  2. 4 Locate the QuarkXPress project ‘Tutorial1.qxp’ from the Tutorial1 folder.

On OS X the Tutorial1 folder can be found on the Macintosh HD in: Library/Documentation/Atomik Xport QuarkXPress 4.6/Tutorials

On Windows the Tutorials Folder can be found in the Shared Documents folder (on XP) or in the Public Documents folder (Vista).

  1. 5 Click ‘Open‘. If you receive a message warning you of missing profiles, choose ‘Continue’.

You should now see the following pages:

Tutorial 1

The Tutorial1 document is a typeset, illustrated edition of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Although this is a novel, the principles you will learn in this tutorial could equally apply to a newspaper, magazine, directory, catalogue or any other type of publication.

The next step is to configure the Atomik Xport Preferences to tell Atomik Xport where it should store and locate its ruleset files.

  1. 1 Select ‘Preferences’ from the Atomik Xport menu
  2. 2 In the Rulesets section of the Preferences window, click the ‘Choose...’ button.
  1. 3 Locate the ‘Rulesets’ folder within the ‘Tutorials’ folder
  2. 4 When you have located the ‘Rulesets’ folder, open the folder
  3. 5 With the ‘Rulesets’ folder selected, click ‘Choose’ (Mac) or ‘OK’ (Win)
  4. 6 Click the ‘OK’ button to save your Preferences

Atomik Xport will now refer to the Rulesets folder within the Tutorials folder for rulesets. You can confirm that you have successfully set the Preferences by selecting ‘Edit Ruleset’ on the Atomik Xport menu. At which point you should now see ‘Tutorial1.rls’ as a selectable option