The PDFpages ScriptLine is similar in usage to the QuarkPages ScriptLine, except that, here, it is pages from a PDF file, not a QuarkXPress file, that are inserted.
➢These PDF pages usually correspond to information or notes pages.
The principal property of PDFpages is the PDF File which tells Q++Studio which PDF file to use.
The position of the box containing the PDF, on the page, is determined by the PDF Pages Options and the position of the PDF image within that picturebox, is determined by the Picturebox Options. These 2 options correspond, respectively, to the 2 user interface areas of QuarkXPress, as shown below.
the QuarkXPress user interface settings corresponding to the PDF Pages Options and Picturebox Options scriptline properties
The selected pages property allows you to select only some of the pages contained in this file. The values of the properties PDF page count, times repeated and total page count are displayed in the corresponding ScriptLine of the scripts editor.
You also can choose to have the text of the label property appear in the scripts editor, or the PDF File file name chosen. This behavior is set, for each individual user, through the miscellaneous preferences.
All the standard ScriptLine manipulations can be used on PDFpages ScriptLines.
Additionally, when a PDFpages scriptline is selected, additional functions become available, some directly from the ScriptLine Toolbar, as shown below.
These additional functions are also available via the pop-up menu, that appears, when right-clicking on a PDFpages scriptline.
•Preview: Use this button or menu item to display a small image preview of the PDF file underlying the selected ScriptLine. Note how pages that are not part of the selected pages are clearly identified as such (above right).
•Open File: Opens the file underlying the selected ScriptLine in your default PDF reader.
•Re-inspect: Re-inspects the PDF file underlying the selected ScriptLine.
•Clear File Link: Tells Q++Studio that the selected PDFpages ScriptLine does not refer to any PDF file (this is the state when you create a new script or add a new PDFpages scriptline).
The PDF pages are placed in a picture box located on the PDF_PAGES layer (this is created automatically during diary generation.