Minicalendar Text and Box Framing and Background Shading (QuarkXPress 2017 and above)

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Minicalendar Text and Box Framing and Background Shading (QuarkXPress 2017 and above)

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The generally available text background shading and framing options are expanded for minicalendars to provide the additional possibilities of creating, modifying, deleting or keeping objects located at the position of each date, thus allowing the easy creation of minicalendars such as:

 

 

At the top of the text background shading and framing options dialog, is a radio group that lets you choose the type of framing that you wish to apply.

 

Text

 

The Text framing type changes the frame and background shade of the text and is the exact same as the text background shading and framing options used elsewhere than in minicalendars.

Box Create

 

The Box Create framing type creates a box with a background shade and/or frame/border as specified.

 

The boxes' horizontal extent is from L. offset (left offset) to the left of the tab position of the current minicalendar date for a width of Width.

 

The boxes' vertical extent is from T. offset (top offset) above the baseline position of the current minicalendar date for a height of Height.

 

If both the Frame and Shade options are set, and they are of the same horizontal and vertical extent, then they will be combined into a single box.

 

Boxes are created on the layer called Frame0 which will be created if it does not exist.

 

Remember that all units in this dialog are millimeters (mm).

Box Keep

 

The Box Keep framing type specifies that the box object (textbox or picturebox) located at the tab position of the current minicalendar date, and on the layer FrameX_SomeName should be kept (where X is the layer number selected above and SomeName is a name you can use to identify the layer).

 

This is useful for objects, such as picture boxes or grouped objects that cannot be created using the above Box Create framing type.

 

In the example to the right, picture boxes are placed on every possible position of the minicalendar, on layer Frame1_UK and are kept whenever a UK holiday occurs.

 

The delete others option is used to delete all other objects located at the same position but on a different layer FrameX_SomeName. This means that the present object type will be the only one appearing at the present position, even if another condition is also true.

Box Modify

 

The Box Modify framing type lets you modify the frame and/or background attributes of the box object (textbox or picturebox) located at the tab position of the current minicalendar date on the layer FrameX_SomeName (where X is the layer number selected above and SomeName is a name you can use to identify the layer).

 

This is useful for objects, such as picture boxes or non-rectangular shaped boxes that cannot be created using the Box Create framing type, but whose frame and background can be modified.

 

In the example to the right, rounded-corner textboxes are placed on every position of layer Frame1_UK and picture boxes are placed on every position of layer Frame2_USA. The frame and shade of UK holidays is changed while only the frame of the US holidays is changed to black.

 

The delete others option is used to delete all other objects located at the same position but on a different layer FrameX_SomeName. This means that the present object type will be the only one appearing at the present position, even if another condition is also true.

Box Delete

 

The Box Delete framing type lets you delete the box object (textbox or picturebox) located at the tab position of the current minicalendar date on the layer FrameX_SomeName (where X is the layer number selected above and SomeName is a name you can use to identify the layer).

 

The delete others option is used to delete all other objects located at the same position but on a different layer FrameX_SomeName. In this case, it means no object whatsoever will appear at the present position, on any other layer FrameX_SomeName, even if another condition is also true.


Topic 181920 updated on 15-Apr-2018.
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