ScriptLine Properties

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ScriptLines give you an overall vision of the "flow" of the diary you are creating. ScriptLine Properties give you the details of what each ScriptLine actually does.



Consider for example a DiaryGridLine; what GridTemplate is it using ? what are the begin/end dates ? etc ...


When you select a ScriptLine in the Scripts Editor, its list of properties is displayed in the Properties Inspector. You will not use every property, nor will you use all properties equally often. From a user's point of view, there are 4 types of properties :


Properties you will set every time you create a script, because they are fundamental to what makes one script different from another script. Examples are : Grid Template and Output FileName.


Properties you will often set because, although your company's preferences are in Q++Studio Preferences, there are often variations on the preferences due to the GridTemplate or the customer. Examples are: MiniCal options, a-e-i-o-u Holidays, Begin/End Rules.


Properties you will seldom set because they are almost always the same and you have set them in the Q++Studio Preferences. Examples are: Languages and Moon Data.


Properties you will never set because they are read-only and are only meant to inform you of the side-effects of other properties. Examples are: # Defined Pages, Language Count and Start For <year>.


In some cases, some properties are not applicable to the current ScriptLine. Examples are the properties MiniCal, Macros and Slogans, when the parent DiaryGridLine does not contain any MiniCal tokens, Macro tokens or Slogan tokens. In these cases the property will be displayed in a way to draw attention to that fact.

Topic 172 updated on 03-May-2018.
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