Editing Template Properties

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Editing Template Properties

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Many of a Template's properties, such as page size and number of pages, are set automatically by Q++Studio, during scanning. The properties you can, and must, set tell Q++Studio how to interpret the scanned Template.


To edit the properties of a Template, select it in the Templates Manager, and click on the Properties button. Alternatively, you can double-click on the Template in the list of templates.



The dialog which then appears is used to set the following Template properties :



By default Q++Studio proposes the file name of the GridTemplate (without the .qxd or .qxp extension), but you are free to choose any name of 128 characters or less.


The path of the Quark File scanned into the current Template. Note that this field contains 2 additional button If the original GridTemplate has been moved or deleted, you can use the buttons in this section to select a new path manually, or let Q++Studio search for the file automatically.


Displays the version of the QuarkXPress file that was scanned, and the version of QuarkXPress that was used to scan it. This information is useful when users at the same site use versions of QuarkXPress that differ either in number or in Passport version, or both.

Page 1 of

Quark file is

This option tells Q++Studio whether the first page of the GridTemplate is a left page, a right page or either. The most common, and the default, is left page. The setting either is sometimes used for wall calendars and other tear-away sheet products. Q++Studio uses this information to make sure that left-sided pages are not placed on right pages of the ouput file.

Do not split grid

This option tells Q++Studio that the present grid cannot be split. Setting this option has 2 consequences. First, Q++Studio will not try to guess which dates should appear on which pages and therefore will not issue message 105042 except in extreme cases. Secondly, and most importantly, this means that the grid will always be inserted into the finished diary as a complete grid, starting on page 1 and finishing on its last page. Note that setting this option means that the grid cannot be split, but leaving that option unchecked does not mean that the grid is splittable (that is determined later by Q++). For more explanations and examples of splittable and non-splittable grids, click here.

Use this Template in current DiaryGridLine

This checkbox only appears if the scan was in response to a message that no Template is Selected. Since users want to use the recently scanned template for the selected DiaryGridLine 99% of the time, this option is true by default.


The options Structure and Additional Structure are discussed in Setting the Template Structure.

Topic 110113 updated on 30-Dec-2018.
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