Designing Yearly GridTemplates

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The most important thing about yearly grids design, is knowing when not to use it.

 

The way GridTemplates are imported into Q++, many of the grids your marketing would consider as yearly, are actually treated as monthlies (12 months/2 pages, etc...). To decide if the grid you are designing is a yearly, as seen by Q++, refer to the topics :

 

Monthly Grid Structure.

Yearly Grid Structure.

 

Once you are convinced that the grid you are working on is a yearly, there are a few simple guidelines to follow :

 

Μake sure that any headers you use (eg. Year 2000) have tokens whose DayValues will place them in the current year. Using the DayValue 8, like in monthlies, is usually a safe bet.

 

Because of the above, it is usually a good idea to put a DayValue Marker token on each page of a yearly grid (use a DayValue = 1). Otherwise Q++ might misinterpret the grid as containing 8 days.

 

Yearly grids are often a series of 12, 24 or 36 MiniCalendars covering many years. Designing such a grid for Q++ is not complicated.

 

Make sure you put a DayValue Marker, and only one.

 

Having MiniCalendar tokens go into future years is not a problem; you can have them refering to dates up to 8 years (99 months) in the past and future.

 

For the labels (eg. Years 2000-2001-2002), resist the temptation to type the text as is, without tokens. You can use any DayValue which you are sure will be in the desired year (remember that you have a DayValue Marker). For a 3-year monthly grid, oyu can use [8yyyy]-[374yyyy]-[740yyyy], which corresponds to 8 plus multiples of 366.


Topic 87100 updated on 04-Jan-2002.
Topic URL: http://www.qppstudio.net/webhelp/index.html?yearlygridtemplatedesign.htm