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One-Time-Dates Properties

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The Properties of each one-time-date are set in the dialog that is displayed when adding or modifying a One-Time-Date.



The date on which the current one-time event occurs.


Parts of, or the entirety of, one-time-date names can be set to bold, italics, underline, superscript, or any combination thereof.

If some part of a holiday name is formatted, it will be surrounded by the corresponding HTML tags, which can be manually edited, and an HTML preview pane will appear, giving a preview of the final result.

If you apply more than one formatting to some text, make sure that all formatting is fully withing other formatting. That is to say, any closing tag, such as </b> should always correspond to the most recently opened tag, in this case <b>.

Replacing electronic bold and italics


In the one-time-dates editor, the bold and italics formatting is generic, which corresponds to electronic bold and electronic italics (as opposed to the use of a specific font for bold and a specific font for italics). But, nowadays, the use of electronic bold and/or electronic italics is either discouraged (QuarkXPress 2018-2024) or simply not available (InDesign).


For such cases, you can specify that the generic bold and italics formatting of the names of recurring holidays from each holiday list of the current scriptline should be replaced by the fonts as specified in the holidays display property editor.


Note that, though the replacement of generic bold and italics is not necessary for QuarkXPress versions 8-2017, you can still use it if you wish to have better control over the bold and italics parts of your one-time-dates.


Use this setting to ensure that the current one-time date appears in the order you wish in the event of multiple occurrences of holidays within the Holidays sets of a given holidays list. For more details, see ordering of holidays.


The symbols field is used to specify symbols for the current holiday, such as the shortened form of countries' name (for example: F, D, A, GB).

The [â]..[û] holidays symbols tokens are used to display this information.

Click on the ellipsis to select one or more symbols to associate with this holiday's occurrences. The symbols proposed to you belong to the symbol font of the current holidays set.


The abbreviation field is used to specify an abbreviated text for the current holiday, such as the shortened form of countries' name (for example: F, D, A, GB).

The [fâ]..[fû] holidays abbreviations tokens are used to display this information.

You can specify default abbreviations in the holidays sets properties dialog.

Any underscore character "_" (without the quotes) contained in this string will be replaced by a non-breaking space and that a tilde character "~" (without the quotes) contained in this string will be replaced by a normal space.


The tokens [img_a]..[img_u] holiday image tokens are used to display an image, using the file name selected in this option.

Note that the textbox containing these token are transformed into a picturebox and that therefore any other text (including tokens) in the same textbox will be ignored (though a warning will be issued).

You can use any type of graphical files accepted by QuarkXPress or InDesign as a valid picturebox file.

Graphic Alignment


You can select the inserted image's basic picture alignment within the output file's picturebox, as well as the possibility of specifying that the inserted picture is transparent (for black & white and vector images) when using QuarkXPress 2015-2024 or InDesign.


Topic 171970, last updated on 24-Oct-2023