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MiniCalendar Marker Token

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MiniCalendar Marker Tokens mark their textbox as a minicalendar textbox with minicalendar-specific codes and are of the form:

 

[DayValue mc+XX Modifiers]

 

or

 

[DayValue mcXXX Modifiers]

 

Note that:

 

The MiniCalendar Marker Token must be placed before any of the minicalendar-specific codes.

The spaces placed in the above examples are there to make the structure easier to see, but there should be no spaces in minicalendar marker tokens.

There is no LanguageTag because each token or marker that will follow defines its own language tag (allowing for the use of many languages in the same minicalendar

DayValue corresponds to the usual DayValue used in all tokens.

Modifiers is one, or more, or none, minicalendar token modifiers which, when included in the minicalendar marker token modifies some aspects of the minicalendar (for example, the tab character insertion modifier causes every tilde (~) in the minicalendar to be replaced by a tab character).

XX and XXX determine the month displayed by the minicalendar, either as a relative number of months offset or as an absolute month number (more details in the next section).

 

Any ordinary token placed in a minicalendar textbox, after the MiniCalendar Marker Token, will have the date of DayValue 1 shifted to the 1st day of the month of the minicalendar (unless one uses one of the minicalendar token modifiers which changes this behavior).

 

Minicalendar DayValues Guidelines

 

To avoid problems, such as the wrong month minicalendar being displayed, or some months being skipped or duplicated, you should always follow the following rules when choosing the DayValue of a minicalendar (the number at the beginning of the minicalendar token).

 

1.The DayValue of any minicalendar must be one of the DayValues displayed on the current 2-page spread.

2.Whatever DayValue you choose in rules 1, you must then use that DayValue for all the minicalendars of the current 2-page spread.

 

Concretely, looking at the example on the right, a 2 days on 2 pages grid containing DayValues 1 and 2, this means:

 

1.Since the current spread contains DayValues 1 and 2, you must use either 1 or 2 as DayValue for your minicalendars. You can choose either value, but it must be one of these 2 values, none other.

2.If you chose 1 as DayValue in rule 1, then all the minicalendars of the 2 pages must use the DayValue 1. So, for example, if the minicalendars of that grid were to show the current month and the next month, then, having chosen 1 as DayValue for your minicalendars, you would have [1mc+00] on the left page and [1mc+01] on the right page and not [2mc+01] (wrong).

 

Choosing a DayValue

 

In rule 1, which DayValue you choose only make a difference, whenever the current 2-page spread contains a month change. In such cases, as in the example above right, where the spread contain July 31 and august 1, the use of [1mc+00] on the left page and [1mc+01] on the right page, would display minicalendars for July and August, while the use of [2mc+00] on the left page and [2mc+01] on the right page, would display minicalendars for August and September.

 

Absolute and relative minicalendars

 

The markers mc+XX and mcXXX correspond to the 2 forms that a minicalendar marker token can take: relative and absolute.

 

type

range of values

description

relative

mc+XX

[mc-99] ... [mc+99]

In the case of -XX, it corresponds to XX month before the month of the DayValue of the minicalendar token.

 

In the case of +XX, it corresponds to XX month after the month of the DayValue of the minicalendar token.

 

For example, [4mc+00], represents the current month based on the date of DayValue 4, and [1mc+01] represents next month based on the date of DayValue 1.

absolute

mcXXX

[mc001] ... [mc012]

Refers to the months of January to December for the year of the date of the DayValue of the minicalendar token.

 

For example, [1mc001] represents the month of January based on the date of DayValue 1.

 

As minicalendar marker tokens are always replaced by a blank in the output file, it is usual to set their font size to a small point size, usually 4 or 5 points, so they do not clutter the GridTemplate.

 

See also: minicalendar tokens and minicalendars property settings.