Scanning GridTemplates into the Templates Manager

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Scanning GridTemplates into the Templates Manager

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Scanning is the process whereby Q++Studio imports a GridTemplate (a Quark file with tokens) into its Templates database, along with properties that are needed by Q++Studio to use that Template in scripts .



During that process, schematized above, some of the intrinsic properties of the imported file (page size, number of pages, ...) are set automatically, while others, requiring interpretation (daily or weekly structure, number of days on each page, ...) are specified by the user in the Templates Properties dialog.


To scan or rescan a Template:


From within the Templates Manager, use either the New button or the Rescan button at the top right of the dialog.

If you are in the Q++Studio Main Window, you can scan a new Template or rescan one of the Templates used by the current script, using the Templates menu, without opening the Templates Manager.


The time required to scan a GridTemplate depends somewhat on the number of objects it contains, but mainly on the version of Quark you are using. The time needed to scan a grid varies from 10-20 seconds using Quark 4, to 40-60 seconds using Quark 6.


Note that when Q++Studio scans a GridTemplate, it saves a compressed copy of that file in its Templates database. This means that if you ever accidentally delete a GridTemplate, you can regenerate it from within the Templates Manager.


See also : Scanning Messages Dialog.

Topic 108031 updated on 03-May-2018.
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