In Q++, tokens are codes placed in a GridTemplate which Q++ converts into date-related information when an output file is generated. Each token represents a specific way of looking at, and displaying, a date and information that relates to that date.
As seen above :
•Tokens are enclosed in a pair of braces [ ].
The benefit of using tokens is that any attributes applied to the token in the GridTemplate in QuarkXPress, will autmatically be the attributes of the resulting output. This allows for re-use of tokens and is in line with the Q++ philosophy of separating the graphical elements of a grid from its information contents.
This chapter will cover the various tokens and the information that they can display. The translation of tokens depending on the language used will be covered in the chapter on Languages and Translations.