Holiday Graphical Elements

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These options, located below the holiday Name editor of the Holidays Manager, allow you to specify graphical elements that appear on the date when a recurring holiday occurs. Each of these options can be displayed using a specific token.




AbbreviationThis allows you to set an abbreviated text for the current holiday. Often this text is the shortened form of the country/countries name(s) where this holiday occurs (for example : F, D, A, GB). The tokens [Fâ] .. [Fû] are used to diplay abbreviated holidays. You can specify a default value for this field in the Holidays Sets Properties dialog. Note that any underscore character "_" (without the quotes) contained in this string will be replaced by a non-breaking space and that a tilde character "~" (without the quotes) contained in this string will be replaced by a normal space.


Associated SymbolsThis option lets you specify which symbols should appear to replace the tokens [â]..[û]. Click on the ellipsis to select one or more symbols to associate with this holiday's occurrences. The symbols proposed to you belong to the Symbol Font of the current Holidays Set. To select another font for the current Holidays Set, you must close the Holidays Manager and open the Holidays Sets Manager. If you remember the keyboard character used to display these symbols, you can type them in directly. Otherwise, you can click on the left button to open the holidays symbol selection dialog.


WatermarkWhen this option is checked then, on dates when the current holiday occurs, the token [:ferie_a] will be replaced by its translation for the current language ( "férié" in French, "holidays" in English, …). For the Holiday watermark to appear, you must supply a translation for the token [:ferie] in the current language. Note that, although this is called a watermark, Q++ will not change the shade of the token [:ferie]; if you wish for a watermark effect, you must apply it to the token [:ferie] in your GridTemplate.


Associated GraphicThe tokens [img_a] .. [img_u] are used to display an image, using the filename selected in this option. Note that the textbox containing these token are transformed into a picturebox and that therefore any other text (including tokens) in the same textbox will be ignored (although Q++ will issue a warning). You can use any type of graphical files accepted by QuarkXPress as a valid picturebox file : Bitmap Files (BMP, DIB, RLE), PCX Files (PCX), GIF Files (GIF), Windows Metafiles (WMF), TIFF Files (TIF), EPS Files (EPS, AI), Mac Pict Files (PCT), Scitex CT Files (CT, SCT), JPEG Files (JPG), Photo CD Files (PCD). Graphic Alignment : note that below the associated graphic editbox, there is a combobox which lets you select the graphic's alignment within the output file's picturebox.


See also : Holiday Name and Recurrence Rules.

Topic 104027 updated on 13-May-2016.
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