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Box Delete - Minicalendar Text Framing and Background Shading

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Any type of object, including groups of objects, can be used.


Requires changes to the QuarkXPress or InDesign GridTemplate and is less flexible than box modify as the individual object can only be deleted or not (but not modified).


The Box Delete minicalendar framing and shading option specifies that the box object located at the tab position of the current MiniCalendar date should be deleted. It is the opposite of the box keep option.


IMPORTANT: the objects that you place in each position must be independent objects, not text, not locked, not grouped, and not inside another object. There is no minicalendar token or box; only the position and layer of each object matters.


Referring to the example on the right:


The option applies to the boxes located on the layer FrameX_SomeName where X is the layer number set in the on layer field and SomeName is a name you can use to identify the layer, but is ignored otherwise.

If you need to specify that some minicalendars should use a different layer than the one specified here, you can use layer override minicalendar modifiers.

Contrary to the box create option, when using the box delete option, the boxes to be deleted, must be set on every possible date position in the GridTemplate.

An important advantage of the box delete option is that the "boxes" located at each date position can be any type of box (ovals, round cornered boxes, ...) as well as PictureBoxes and even groups of objects.


The delete others option is used to delete all other objects located at the same position but on a different layer than FrameX_SomeName. This means that there will be no object whatsoever at the present date position, even if another condition is also true.


The other minicalendar text framing and shading options are: text, box create, box keep, box modify.


Topic 182185, last updated on 30-Jul-2021