GenTokens token replaces a series of similar token over a rang of dates
GenTokens tokens are used to automate the generation of similarly repeating text, usually in monthly grids, with the possibility of changing paragraph attributes on a case-by-case basis. A typical use of GenTokens is the Leporello-style diaries.
GenTokens Setup in QuarkXPress or InDesign
Most of the options related to GenTokens are set in the GenTokens options, but 2 aspects need to be coordinated between your QuarkXPress or InDesign grid and the options of your script; tab positions and leading.
The first element to specify in QuarkXPress or InDesign, in relation to the settings of the GenTokens options, is the set of tab positions.
As shown above, in QuarkXPress or InDesign, the GenTokens token's tab positions must be set as part of the token's paragraph settings, and each tab position in QuarkXPress or InDesign corresponds to one of the tab special characters of the GenTokens options.
Another element to specify in QuarkXPress or InDesign, is the leading of the GenTokens token as shown below.
The generated multiple lists of tokens will be separated in the output file by return characters and, by default, these will take the leading of the GenTokens token. it is important to set the desired leading.
Some additional considerations to keep in mind when working with GenTokens.
•GenTokens should not be placed on the first line of a textbox.
•18 different GenTokens tokens are available; [GenTokens1] ... [GenTokens18].
You can use special character markers and macro tokens in the text used for each line, and that you can also use GenTokens inside Minicalendars.
Topic 174440, last updated on 18-May-2023