Listing Diary Generation Messages
If Q++Studio and/or QuarkXPress issues run-time messages while generating a diary, you can get a list of these messages by clicking on the List Messages button of the diary generation status window.
The Diary Generation Messages issued by Q++Studio and QuarkXPress during diary generation are displayed in an advanced data grid which lets you sort, filter or even group the various entries of the list.
If there are many messages, you can organize the list of messages using the 3 checkboxes at the top of the list of messages.
The Group Messages box lets you see messages in groups, which is useful to detect lonesome messages being hidden in the mass of other messages, such as Text Overflow and Missing Font messages which, when they occur, can occur in tens if not hundreds. The Text Overflow and Missing Font messages can also be filtered using the 2 corresponding boxes.
When you select a message, its full text appears in the Full Message area below the list of message (some messages may be longer than the Message column), a rough sketch of the original object is displayed at the bottom left in Original Object, and the p-Code (instruction) that was executed is displayed on the right in Attempted Instructions.
If you need a more detailed view of the p-Code sent to QuarkXPress, you can use The p-Code Debugger.
If there are no messages generated, but the output file is not as expected, see the section on Problems with the Output Files.
Also, when you select a message, a preview of the corresponding help topic is displayed on the right in Help Preview.
Click on any of the hyperlinks to jump to the related topic. You can use the Back and Forward buttons to navigate the history of topics view. Click on the View Full Help button at the right to open up the full version of the Q++Studio Help, which includes images, screenshots, navigation tools and search tools.
Note that even after you have closed the diary generation status window, you can still go back and list the messages from the most recent diary generation, using the Debug/Diary Generation/Error Log menu sequence from the Q++Studio main window. In fact, the list of messages issued during diary generation will remain available until the next time a diary is generated on the same PC, so that you can close Q++ after generating a diary, go on holidays for 2 weeks, and still find the list of messages when you return.