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Property of the ScriptLine : QuarkPages.

 

Use this property to select a plain (ie. containing no tokens) QuarkXPress file to use in the current QxdPages ScriptLine. Depending on the preferences you have specified, the name of the selected file may appear in the Scripts Editor.

 

To select or change the QuarkXPress file used, select this property in the Properties Inspector, and click on the ellipsis button. In the property editor that then appears, select the file you wish to use and click on INSPECT.

 

 

Q++ will then perform a quick scan of the selected Qxd file to determine its size and number of pages. Once that is done, the OK button will become available to validate your selection.

 

The term plain Qxd is something of a misnomer, since there is no difference in the way QuarkXPress treats plain Qxd's and GridTemplates. The difference lies in the way Q++ treats these files. Q++ will scan a GridTemplate for tokens, but will totally ignore the contents of a plain Qxd (even if it contains tokens).

 

The scan performed here is only used to determine the size and number of pages of the Qxd file selected. This information is used to update the # Defined Pages property and verify that the selected file's height and width do not exceed the values set in Size : Height and Width.

 

By default Q++ will use all the pages of the selected Qxd File. If you wish to use only certain pages, set the Selected Pages property appropriately.

 

Contrary to the QuarkXPress files used in the GridTemplate property, those used in Qxd File are not saved in a database. This is because of potential file size problems; a GridTemplate usually has 2 pages with few if any graphics, while a plain Qxd may have over 30 pages with many graphics. As a consequence, if Q++ notices that the selected file has been modified, moved, or deleted, it will issue an error message, preventing you from executing the current script (in the case of the Grid Template property, it is only a warning. This is the case, even if the file was only modified, since that could mean that the size and/or number of pages has been modified.


Topic 051000 updated on 06-May-2014.
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