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Diary Generation Options

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Just before diary generation begins, a modified version of the diary generation options property editor is displayed, letting you change the current script's generation options at the last minute, either just for the current diary generation, or as a permanent change to the generation options of the current script.

 

A search bar at the top right of the dialog's title bar allows you to search for any of the available options by name or even part of a name.

An additional Overview tab contains run-time only options.

 

Diary Generation Options are divided into the different tabs of the above dialog: Overview, Generation, Options, QuarkXPress, InDesign, Troubleshooting.

 

Incompatible or Discouraged Settings

 

examples of the appearance of incompatible and/or discouraged settings

examples of the appearance of incompatible and/or discouraged settings

Depending on the version of QuarkXPress that you are using, or whether you are using InDesign, some generation options settings are either incompatible or strongly discouraged.

 

Any setting that has only one possible setting, based on the version of QuarkXPress or InDesign that you are using, will be grayed-out with the only possible setting locked-in, as shown in the image on the right for the ignore invisible layers option.

 

Any options whose current setting is allowed, but strongly discouraged, will  appear in red as shown in the image on the right for the multi-pass token replacement option

 

Apply changes to the current script

 

When you change any of the Diary Generation Options that are part of the current script's properties, then the apply changes to the current script checkbox becomes enabled and checked, at the bottom of the dialog, as shown in the image on the right.

 

If the changes you have made to the current script's Diary Generation Options are just temporary, for testing, then you can uncheck that box. Otherwise, the changes you have made will be saved as the Diary Generation Options for the current script in the future.

 

Setting As Defaults

 

If you want any of the above settings values to be standard for all new script created in the future, then you can change the default values of all the diary generation options that correspond to script line property by going to the execution preferences.

 

Partial Diary Generation

 

While building and testing a script, it is often convenient to generate only some parts of the script.

 

Note that If either of the 2 settings below is changed from its default value (of generating the entire diary), then the append "-partial" to output file name option becomes available, allowing you to save the output of this (presumably) test run as a file whose name does not overwrite the result of your last full diary generation.

 

Generating Only One ScriptLine

 

If you have a script containing many script lines, and you are concentrating on getting one particular grid, then you can choose to only generate a single scriptline.

 

Generating Only Selected Pages

 

Alternatively, if your script contains hundreds of pages, but nothing special happens after the front pages and the first few pages of the main grid, then you can choose to only generate the first X pages of the diary, or generate X pages only starting at page Y.

 


Topic 108503, last updated on 08-Jun-2024