Insertion Rule

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Insertion Rule

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Property of the ScriptLine: DiaryGridLines.

 

This property replaces the begin rule/end rule property when a DiaryGridLine is part of an insert block.

 

While the Begin/End Rules are based on the year property, the Insertion Rule are based on the dates that triggered the insertion occurrence. That date can be caused by one of the following properties: specific dates, repeating dates, variable dates.

 

General case

 

While the begin rule/end rule properties determine a starting date and an ending date, the Insertion Rule property defines the starting date using the First Grid option, and then repeats this grid a number of times determined by the Number of Grids option, to generate within the insertion block.

 

The settings "Current – x" and "Current + x" are easy to understand from the above. For example, suppose we have an occurrence of the Insert ScriptLine on Tuesday May 22nd, then if the current grid is a monthly, then Q++Studio would generate a full monthly grid beginning at the month of May.

 

Note that it is possible, though rare, to have insertions overlap. For example, you could have decided to insert 2 grids of a monthly grid every month. You would then have Jan-Feb at the end of January, Feb-Mar at the end of February, etc…

 

Month Fit

 

Month Fit Option

Month Fit Option

The Month fit insertion option is used, when the parent grid is a monthly grid, to insert just the right number of daily or weekly pages, to cover the month between 2 months as displayed by the parent monthly grid.

 

In the case of a weekly insert, you can use the Month fit insertion option to include as many weekly grids as needed to cover the entire month. As few months start on a Monday, in most cases, this means that the week containing a month change will be repeated, once before the monthly grid and once after the monthly grid, as shown in the example below.

 

Example of a Monthly grid with a weekly insert set to "month fit". Note how the week that straddles the month change, is repeated, with February dates handled as outside days the first time, and January dates handled as outside days, the second time.

Example of a Monthly grid with a weekly insert set to "month fit". Note how the week that straddles the month change, is repeated, with February dates handled as outside days the first time, and January dates handled as outside days, the second time.

 

In the case of daily inserts, you will be able to create daily diaries with monthly inserts, where the 1st of the month must always be in a specific position (usually at the top of the right page, but not necessarily).

 

In both cases, you will then be able to specify special formatting for days before and after the month.

 

See also: February 28, March 1st, insert occurrence, ignore sidedness, insert first page, skip insert.


Topic 39000 updated on 19-Feb-2019.
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