The Q++Studio Diary and Calendar Publishing System
Q++ Studio is the professional software system used since 1997 by diary publishers worldwide to automatically create, update and customize diary and calendar dated pages, information and prelim pages, customer artwork, and diary-related data (public holidays for all the countries of the world, astronomical data, slogans and quotes of the day), to generate complete diaries in the QuarkXPress® file format. Q++Studio is highly visual and user-friendly program, designed by diary professionals, for diary publishers. It is a mature, yet constantly evolving, product, used since 1997 to produce hundreds of millions diaries.
Q++ Studio automates the typesetting of diaries and calendars (one year to
the next, multi-lingual, customized, ...). It uses your own QuarkXPress®,
2-page sample layouts, as input to generate diaries as industry-standard QuarkXPress®
The Q++Studio product presentation is available in
Q++Studio comes with full Unicode support, including native Arabic
with cascading ligatures and one or multi-word kashidas. Q++Studio comes with a sample database of translations which
contains translations of the terms found in dated diary pages (i.e.
Monday->Sunday, January->December, Week, etc...) for
over 50 languages. If there are terms missing from the supplied translations, or you
need to use a language that is not in the sample database, then you can
easily add your own translations and languages, or modify existing ones. Q++
Studio is currently being used successfully with all the languages required by our
users (Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Azeri, Basque, Bulgarian,
Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch,
Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Gaelic, Galician, Gascon, Georgian,
German, German (Austria), Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian,
Italian, Japanese, Korean, Languedoc, Latvian, Limousin, Lithuanian,
Luxembourgish, Malay, Ndebele, North Sotho, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Provencal, Romanian, Russian, Sesotho,
Setswana, Sinhala, Slovak, Spanish, Swazi, Swedish, Tamil, TshiVenda,
Tsonga, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, and Zulu).
The Q++Studio sample database also
the list of worldwide public holidays for
all 195 countries of the world, as well as
48 other semi-autonomous territories, used by most of the
main diary publishers of the world. Users can use these holidays "as
is", or they can use Q++Studio to modify and expand this list
(changing the names of some holidays, adding or removing some of the
holidays, adding new countries, ...). This database is made up of rules
(such as : Good Friday = 2 days before Easter) so, in principle, you can use
the current database, and Q++, to immediately calculate world holidays for
the next 100 or 200 years. However, in real life, the rules for celebrating
holidays do change; some are added, some are removed, some are renamed, ...
Therefore, the rules that are contained in this sample database are reviewed
day and a new updated version of this database is
available for download at
any time. This new sample database can then be imported into your Q++ system
Q++Studio also makes
it easy to display
quotes of the day, either as text or images, based on either a repeating
sequence (for example, repeat a series of 25 quotes until the end of a
diary), or on repeating dates every year (for example, on January 10,
every year), or based on specific dates (for example, on January 10,
Q++Studio also automatically calculates and inserts into diaries
astronomical information such as sunrise/sunsets, moon phases,
moonrise/moonset, equinoxes, solstices, zodiac signs, seasons, and most
information that can be found in ephemerides. Our calculations are based on
the DE406 numerical integration package of the NASA-JPL and agrees to within
seconds with online resources such as the JPL or the USNO.
All training is on-site, at your office or factory, and is provided by a member of the
Q++Studio development team. Training is available in English, German,
French or Spanish. Technical support questions are also addressed
directly, by a member of the Q++Studio development team, from about 5:00 to
22:00 GMT every day, 365 days a year.
More sources of information are available:
PDF presentation of Q++Studio: This full-color, 36 page, presentation
presentation is available in
Spanish. You can also
ask for a printed copy to be mailed to you (simply
your street address in your email,
and specifying the language in which you wish to receive the presentation).
Q++Studio Online Documentation.
In our pages of
worldwide listing of public holidays and date-related freeware.
For additional information,
please don't hesitate to contact us.