If the string of characters <v2.00><e1>@$: appears in your output file, it means that the Xpress Tags Filter used by your internal Quark is either not enabled or working improperly. To see which of these 2 possibilities is the case :
|1.||Go to the topic that deals with the xtensions used by the internal QuarkXPress, and make sure that the Xpress Tags Filter is enabled.|
|2.||Try generating your diary again.|
|3.||If the problem persists, go to the c:\qpp\xpp4\xtension\ folder (if you are not using QuarkXPress 4, replace the 4 by the corresponding version number) and make sure that only one copy of the file XPress Tags Filter.XNT exists, and that no copy of this file is found in the c:\qpp\xpp4\xtension disabled folder. If there are 2 copies of this file, keep the most recent and makee sure that it is located in the c:\qpp\xpp4\xtension\ folder.|
Note that this issue can arise even if you do not use Xpress tags explicitely (in macros or minicalendars, for example), since Q++ also uses Xpress tags internally to replace some special characters and to format line endings in GenTokens Options.