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InDesign and QuarkXPress Typesetting Automation for Diary and Calendar Publishers


Does typesetting your range of diaries and calendars, year-after-year, feel like being trapped in Groundhog Day?

Are you having more and more difficulties finding, and retaining, good proofreaders?

Are typesetting errors costing you time and money?

The solution, since 1999

For over 20 years, Q++Studio has been the software of choice for professional diary and calendar publishers needing to automate the typesetting of their diaries and calendars, reliably and efficiently.

Using the industry-standard InDesign and QuarkXPress formats, Q++Studio generates your daily and weekly dated pages, with all the most intricate details, fully automated (multiple languages, including Asian ideograms and Arabic kashidas and multi-level ligatures, insertion of monthly sections in weekly or daily diaries, worldwide public holidays, Moon phases, index tabs, minicalendars, month changes, colored Sundays and holidays, ...).

Q++Studio will also generate your monthly and yearly pages. These monthly and yearly pages can be the traditional planners and reference calendars, found at the front of most diaries. But, they can also be much more: listing of worldwide public holidays, lists of sunrise and sunsets, lists of moon phases, gardening days, health and wellness days, ...

References
  • ACAR

  • Agendas J. Mata

  • Ajasto

  • Almanacksförlaget

  • Almanakkforlaget

  • Alpha Edition

  • Ambar

  • Anupam

  • Arti Grafiche

  • Biella

  • Blueline

  • Boost

  • Brepols

  • Brownline

  • Brunnen

  • Burde

  • BürooDisain

  • Collins-Debden

  • Croxley

  • Delijia

  • D'Vinni

  • Debden

  • Diarpell

  • Eagle Press

  • Edica

  • Eilers Werke

  • Farmers' Almanac

  • Filofax

  • Geigers

  • Ginhua PSN

  • Grandluxe

  • Greenapple

  • Grieg Kalender

  • Helios

  • Hunter Leisure

  • KalenderWerk

  • LeColor

  • Lecas/Hamelin

  • Letts

  • Leuchtturm 1917

  • Mark's

  • Markenburg

  • Mayland

  • Neumann-Wolff

  • Nippecraft

  • Olympia

  • Panthera

  • Paperblanks

  • Quo Vadis

  • Rhein

  • Ruho

  • Simancas

  • Srinivas

  • Tai Shing

  • Thomson Press

  • Time/System

  • UPA

  • Ultra-Litho

  • Vertical-7

  • Vishva Lekha

  • Warwick

  • X-paper

  • Yangjisa

  • Zettler

  • ACAR

  • Ajasto

  • Almanakkforlaget

  • Ambar

  • Arti Grafiche

  • Blueline

  • Brepols

  • Brunnen

  • BürooDisain

  • Croxley

  • D'Vinni

  • Diarpell

  • Edica

  • Farmers' Almanac

  • Geigers

  • Grandluxe

  • Grieg Kalender

  • Hunter Leisure

  • LeColor

  • Letts

  • Mark's

  • Mayland

  • Nippecraft

  • Panthera

  • Quo Vadis

  • Ruho

  • Srinivas

  • Thomson Press

  • UPA

  • Vertical-7

  • Warwick

  • Yangjisa

  • Agendas J. Mata

  • Almanacksförlaget

  • Alpha Edition

  • Anupam

  • Biella

  • Boost

  • Brownline

  • Burde

  • Collins-Debden

  • Delijia

  • Debden

  • Eagle Press

  • Eilers Werke

  • Filofax

  • Ginhua PSN

  • Greenapple

  • Helios

  • KalenderWerk

  • Lecas/Hamelin

  • Leuchtturm 1917

  • Markenburg

  • Neumann-Wolff

  • Olympia

  • Paperblanks

  • Rhein

  • Simancas

  • Tai Shing

  • Time/System

  • Ultra-Litho

  • Vishva Lekha

  • X-paper

  • Zettler

By perfectionists, for perfectionists

Q++Studio is a tool designed by perfectionists, for users who are also perfectionists and want 100% automation of their typesetting, down to the most minute details.

Our users do not want to adapt to our software; they want our software to do exactly what their diaries and their calendars require.

Built on industry standards

Q++Studio uses your InDesign or QuarkXPress sample layouts, as input, to generate complete diaries, as fully-editable InDesign or QuarkXPress documents.

There are no pre-set layouts; Q++Studio works with your layouts.

The same layouts can be re-used for different languages, or multi-lingual combinations, and for all future years.

International language support

Q++Studio is currently used to generate diaries in dozens of European, Asian and African languages (including Amheric, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic).

Worldwide public holidays

Q++Studio includes the unique qppstudio database of worldwide public holidays rules, allowing you to generate diaries that include public holidays dates for all the countries of the world, for as many years into the future as you need.

This database is the source of information used since 1999 by the world's foremost diary publishers.

Astronomical information

Q++Studio automatically calculates and inserts into diaries astronomical information such as sunrise/sunsets, moon phases, moonrise/moonset, equinoxes, solstices, zodiac signs, seasons, Muslim prayer times, and most information found in ephemerides. Our calculations are based on the DE430 numerical integration package of NASA and the JPL.

Backward and forward compatibility

Our membership in the Quark and Adobe third-party development programs, means that Q++Studio supports new versions of InDesign and QuarkXPress, on the very first day of their official release.

You will never have to wait for Q++Studio to be compatible with future versions of InDesign and QuarkXPress.

On the other hand, we maintain support for older versions of InDesign and QuarkXPress long after their editors have stopped supporting these versions, so that you are never forced to upgrade your version InDesign or QuarkXPress before it is covenient for you.

Flexible configurations

The software is available in many different configurations, ranging from a single workstation, to a single location where multiple workstations are connected to a shared server, all the way to a multi-site configuration where users at multiple remote sites connect via regular internet connections to a shared server.

The power and reliability of Q++Studio is also available to you, even if you only publish a few diaries or calendars every year, or need to produce a one-off diary or calendar. Our in-house diary and calendar typesetting services range from simply updating an existing diary for the next year, to the design of your pages, creation of editorial content, translations, insertion of international holidays, insertion of astronomical data, and proofreading. The output can then be delivered as a PDF, a QuarkXPress or an InDesign document..

Top-notch documentation and support

Being able to automate even the most complex diary or calendar, means that Q++Studio has a rich palette of options and settings. In addition to the thorough documentation that accompanies Q++Studio, users of Q++Studio also benefit from direct technical support by the developper of the software, 365 days a year.