Online documentation for the Q++Studio diary and calendar automation and publishing software, the choice of the world's foremost diary and calendar publishers, since 1999, to automate the typesetting of their diaries and calendars, reliably and efficiently, using the industry-standard QuarkXPress and InDesign formats.
•Fixed a buffer overrun when scanning InDesign documents containing more than 1024 characters in a textbox (Diarpell, 2-dec-2021).
•You can now use the 2 types of automated kerning available in InDesign, namely Metrics kerning (based on the design of the font maker) or Optical (where InDesign tries to find the optimal kerning for each character pair visually), wherever kerning settings are available (macros, saras, and text formatting).
•Added a scanning warning to alert you to damaged internal sizes in InDesign documents that have been re-sized.
•The scanning of templates now records the layer on which each object is, as well as the group box to which it belongs if it is grouped, so that any zap layer or group delete instructions can be skipped for all objects on the same layer and/or in the same group.
•The speed of generation, and the size of the final output file, have been optimized, for very large InDesign scripts.
•You can now have different IDs to use with German working days in month tokens, depending on the database that you are connecting to, if your workstation is part of a multi-database or multi-site setup.
•Q++Studio supports Windows 11.
•Added support for the Skew and Text Leading attributes of InDesign.
•The holidays manager is now displayed reduced in height for screens with a low vertical resolution (below 1200 pixels).
•When using drag/drop to copy or move scriptlines, you now have the option to copy or move the selected scriptline as well as all its children.
•The XY values mentioned in message 180975 are now in page coordinates rather than in pasteboard coordinates, and the tolerance, before this message is issued, has been raised to differences that exceed 20 fixed units, or approximately one ten thousandth of a millimeter.
•Improved the handling of nested groups in InDesign (however, warning 178240 will still be issued for any template that contains nested groups, because nested groups are never a good idea).
•Added message 186210 to warn you if you are trying to use leading as a paragraph attribute in InDesign.
•Added menus items for the 2 most common solutions to message 186030.
•Fixed issues with font names in InDesign that contain diacriticals (Brepols, 28-oct-2021)..
•Some InDesign scanning errors were not being displayed (Brepols, 27-oct-2021).
•The main program updater would not install a backup copy of the latest version of QuarkXPress xtensions and InDesign plug-ins into the server's setup folder (20-oct-2021).
•Fixed a display glitch whereby recurring holidays would appear in the wrong position in the list of recurring holidays, if that rule was based on a Muslim calendar and used a date offset which took the rule to either before the 1st of the month or the 30th of the month. This glitch only affected the order in which the recurring holidays were listed in the Q++Studio user interface, and had no effect on the actual calculated dates (19-oct-2021).
•Using the F2 key after converting a script, without saving the converted script, would leave that script as an unusable stump (Lecas, 13-oct-2021).
•Fixed some minor memory leaks when a file selection dialog was canceled (13-oct-2021).
•Loosened the requirement that Visual C++ 2010 run-times should be installed, in recognition of the fact that the versions of QuarkXPress that still require VC++2010 (QuarkXPress 2015 and older) are rarely used nowadays, and that none of the supported InDesign versions require them.
•The indent from left and indent from right values of rules above/below can now be negative, for scripts that use InDesign.
•Added the "none" color to the list of colors extracted from templates by InDesign, and implemented the fact that the "none" color can be applied to text in InDesign, as opposed to QuarkXPress, in which it is impossible to apply the "none" color to text.
•Added message 186180 to warn you that recent changes to the postscript font names override file require re-starting Q++Studio or refreshing the list of installed fonts.
•Fixed the spurious appearance of message 180720 when using QuarkXPress, since overprinting was added to the InDesign options (30-sep-2021).
•Added code to get around a bug of InDesign 2020 and 2021, whereby the text attributes of the second token of a series of 2 tokens would be the incorrect attributes, if the 2 tokens were not separated by any space, but also not located at the beginning of a textbox (JMata, 7-sep-2021).
•Some of the diary generation error and warning messages issued by older versions of QuarkXPress (versions 4-5-6-7) would not be parsed properly (Eagle Press, 6-sep-2021).
•Expanded the help topic for message 181585 to better explain how to fix the issue causing this message.
•Serious scanning messages such as message 185680 are now handled more smoothly (JMata, 17-aug-2021).
•The official Quark support for QuarkXPress 2019 ended on July 31, 2021. As usual, Q++Studio will keep supporting older versions of QuarkXPress for as many years as possible (we currently support QuarkXPress versions, from 8 to 2021).
•Added the current page only option to the current day mini-calendar font formatting options, to specify special formatting of mini-calendar dates that belong to the page in which the mini-calendar is placed.
•Fixed the spurious appearance of message 183060 (30-july-2021).
•Fixed a few UI glitches, in the main window, that would occur when only using InDesign, and QuarkXPress not being installed, on a workstation (Alpha, 20-july-2021).
•When using drag-drop to copy a scriptline witin a script, the text values used for the holiday name/symbol/abbreviation left and right wrappers and separators would not be copied over to the new scriptline (Brunnen, 15-july-2021).
•Opening the preferences dialog would generate an error message, if there was no version of InDesign set on your workstation (Brunnen, 15-july-2021).
•Applying saras with regular expressions to empty table cells would fail in InDesign (Alpha, 14-july-2021).
•Fixed a minor UI bug whereby checking or un-checking the box controlling the text stroking, text background shading or text framing of saras would not set the currently selected sara as modified (7-july-2021).
•Q++Studio supports the new version of QuarkXPress (QuarkXPress 2021), released on June 29, 2021.
•Improperly formed special characters could cause Q++Studio to go into an infinite loop (Brunnen, 29-june-2021).
•The PDF file format was missing from the default full list of QuarkXPress and InDesign compatible file formats in the image selection dialog, and the PDF file format needed to be selected directly (JMata, 19-june-2021).
•The Output button of the diary generation status dialog is now focused at the end of diary generation, so that you can simply press the ENTER key to open the output file.
•Added and documented support for special character markers that are specific to InDesign.
•Overhaul of the stand-alone saras user interface as well as important performance gains when accessing files across a network.
•The box delete minicalendar date formatting was not working as specified in the documentation (2-may-2021).
•The use of SARAs to insert a PDF was not fully implemented; the page number would always be 1, and the bounding box would always be the media box.
•Added the new Open PDF files with preferences setting to work around the Windows 10 bug which resets the Edge web browser as the software launched, when double-clicking on a PDF file, rather than accept any attempt at using Adobe Acrobat to open PDF files.
•Initial release of the version of the XV4 version of Q++Studio with InDesign support.
•The title and label of the OK button of all the open and save file dialogs have been reviewed and they are now more descriptive and appropriate to each case where they are used.
•The full version number of QuarkXPress or InDesign used in diary generation is now being logged.
•The list of saras now displays the index of each sara in the currently displayed sara set. This is useful, particularly when dealing with very large sara sets, when addressing messages such as messages 110016 and 181805 which refer to a specific sara index.
•Some minor attributes would not be copied when copying a script from within the Scripts Explorer (Alpha Edition, 17-mar-2021).
•Q++Studio supports the latest version of QuarkXPress 2020 (version 16.3).
•Q++Studio supports the latest version of QuarkXPress 2019 (version 15.2.5).
•Added a popup menu to the xml script viewer and the xml scripts editor, to conveniently copy any of the identifiers of the current node, to the search bar, to find all similar script lines, or script line properties or even options of a specific value, and then easily access any of them.
•Fixed a bug whereby some of the scanning messages of QuarkXPress Pages and InDesignPages would not be issued, if the only difference between the date-time of the last scan, and the date-time of the current file on disk, was due to an hour summer versus winter time difference (23-feb-2021).
•The Q++Studio desktop documentation has been migrated from the legacy CHM format (last updated by Microsoft in 1998) to the eWriter format, a single-file embedded version of the WebHelp format with its full table of contents and user interface.
•The Log Viewer now remains active even when another modal dialog is being displayed (for example, during diary generation, it is now possible to refresh the log as displayed in the Log Viewer).
•The new message 185185 now informs you if there is a problem with the zip file containing the related QuarkXPress, InDesign and PDF files, and places that zip file in a folder for you to open manually at the end of script importation.
•The database of worldwide public holidays that is included in Q++Studio has been extended to cover the following Indian States and Union Territories: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. The database of worldwide public holidays that is included in Q++Studio now covers all 28 States and 8 Union Territories of India.
•The Clear All Settings response option to message 175365 would only partially clear settings, and these settings would only be fully cleared when the script was saved (JMata, 26-jan-2021).
•The script exportation results log would be blank if script exportation was performed more than once in a session (20-jan-2021).
•Fixed a bug in the enumeration of installed fonts for screen fonts that were accessible by InDesign, but not by QuarkXPress (13-jan-2021).
•If QuarkXPress or InDesign was open before Q++Studio was launched, then the rescan current template button and menu would be de-activated until you tried to generate for the first time (JMata, 11-jan-2021).
•Fixed a bug in the calculation of recurring holidays based on the Bhutanese, Burmese, Mongolian and Tibetan lunar calendars, which would begin at the very end of December, and last for many days, into January. Concretely, this only applied to some of the public holidays of the Indian state of Sikkim (Tesla, 01-jan-2021).
See also: release notes 1999-2020.
Topic 151700, last updated on 02-Dec-2021