Text Framing (QuarkXPress 2017 and above)

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Text Framing (QuarkXPress 2017 and above)

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Text Framing is a text property which allows framing to be applied to dis-contiguous text ranges, while remaining a single frame for the full extent of the text that has the same frame attributes.

 

 

Prior to QuarkXPress 2017, such effect were extremely difficult to achieve automatically, and the available solutions were limited, as well as quite complex to implement.

 

The Text Background Frame Editor appears in Q++Studio when selecting the Background Frame property in Macro Options, Text Formatting Attributes and SARAs.

 

 

The various Line Options correspond to the text background frame part of the Tools Bar of the QuarkXPress user interface.

 

 

The settings of the Extent options depend on the Frame Style selected.

 

Relative

When the Frame Style is set to Relative, the Line Options and Extent settings correspond to the text background frame part of the Tools Bar of the QuarkXPress user interface.

 

 

The frame extends by a fixed amount from the edge of the text, meaning that the frame "width" depends on the width of the text being shaded.

Fixed-width

When the Frame Style is set to Fixed-width, the Left and Right Extent options labels change name.

 

 

The frame then extends by L offset to the left of the current tab position, for a specified Width, producing frame of the same position and size regardless of the text/number to which it is applied.

 

Remember that Text Framing is a text attribute and therefore can be combined with any of the other text attributes, including Text Background Shade and Text Stroking.


Topic 181350 updated on 17-Mar-2018.
Topic URL: https://www.qppstudio.net/webhelp_xv4/index.html?text-background-frame.htm