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InDesign Diary Generation Options

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Does not apply to QuarkXPress.

 

The Diary Generation Options below are used to tweak the aspects of diary generation that are specific to InDesign (ie. which do not apply to QuarkXPress).

 

Use main grid bleed and slug

This option is used to specify how the bleed and slugs document values of the generated output file will be set; either automatically, or on a script-by-script basis.

 

Bleed and Slug settings in the InDesign UI

Bleed and Slug settings in the InDesign UI

When this option is true, then the generated output file will use the bleed and slug values of the script's main grid (assuming that the use main grid as seed for generation option is turned on, otherwise the message 185710 will be issued).

 

When this option is false, the bleed and slug buttons allow you to specify the bleed and slug values for the current script.

Early buffer pages deletion

Re-shuffles the pages and objects of the generated output file, after each 2-page spread is added. Turning this option on will lead to faster and smoother progressing diary generation during page copying, and this option should always be set to true unless technical support suggests otherwise.

Individual token conversion

Breaks each token conversion into an individual p-code command, so that, for example, converting a minicalendar requires 40+ p-code instructions instead of one. This option should always be set to false unless technical support suggests otherwise.

Close and re-open output file before

These options are used to save, close and then re-open the output file at various stages of diary generation. This process allows time for InDesign to re-organize the internal structure of the generated diary output file and, though it can add a few minutes to the time needed to generate a diary, it may be necessary you encounter one of the issues below.

 

Token processing: try turning this option on, if, at the end of diary generation, you get messages that some tokens cannot be found.

Saras: try turning this option on, if, at the end of diary generation, the list of performed saras is missing some sara hits that should be present.

Overflow check: try turning this option on, if, at the end of diary generation, the list of text overflows does not correspond to the value obtained from the pre-flight panel of InDesign.

Export to PDF: try turning this option on, if the exported PDF, at the end of diary generation, is missing some elements.

These options should always all be set to false unless technical support suggests otherwise.

 

The options below are testing/debugging options whose value is not saved from one diary generation to the next, and which should only be used at the suggestion of technical support.

 

Save Intermediate debug files

Saves intermediate copies of the diary generation output file (after creating the blank output file, after copying pages, after building a slug look-up table, after token processing, after boxfit, ...). This option will always slow down diary generation, in some cases by more than 5-10 minutes.

Pause for profiler

Stops InDesign, as soon as it is launched, and displays a pause dialog, allowing a profiler to use the attach to process hook to profile the current diary generation. This should only be used at the suggestion of technical support, as requires a software profiler as well as access to the InDesign plug-in source code.

Use Legacy Text Replacement

There is a bug of InDesign 2020 and 2021, whereby the text attributes of the second token of a series of 2 tokens would be displayed with the incorrect attributes, if the 2 tokens were not separated by any space, but also not located at the beginning of a textbox.

 

By default, since September 2021, a new text replacement method is used by default. Should this new method ever cause any problems, you can use this option to specify that you wish to use the legacy (old) method, for the current run of the current script.

During beta testing

A set of options to use during the beta testing phase of the InDesign plug-in development. The number and kind of options here will vary as beta testing progresses.

 

See also: InDesign preferences and other diary generation options.

 


Topic 185485, last updated on 07-Sep-2021