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Property of the script line: Book Format.


A diary, or book, is made up of signatures. Each signature is a booklet that comes from a large printed sheet (usually about 70 by 100 cm) folded 3 or 4 times to generate 16 or 32 pages.


The Signatures property editor can be used in 2 modes.


In the Regular tab, you can quickly select a standard book structure of X signatures of Y pages each. This will usually fit most of your needs, with weekly diaries traditionally being made up of 16 page signatures, and dailies out of 32 page signatures.

In the Custom tab, you can handle all the custom cases. These could come, for example, from the insertion of an 8 page 4-color signature at the front of the diary. As you add/remove signatures, Q++Studio displays the page range covered by each signature.


Signatures are used, or referred to, in the script preview and may also may be used in some of the rules defined for physical sections.


Signature awareness is not necessary to the generation of output files using Q++Studio, and therefore if you really do not care about signatures, then you can simply use the suggested automatically guess signatures proposed solution in the messages window.


See also: signature count.


Topic 057000, last updated on 15-Jun-2023