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Page numbering

Page numbering

Page numbering

(OP)
Can you number 4 cards in one page automatically, if they are 5x7 and 4 will be placed in a 12x18 page?
Thanks.

RE: Page numbering


...not directly with quark, however you can export a numbered tab delimited file from excel and import into quark linked text boxes...

...the first step is to create a numbered row in excel, copy across using the 'fill series' option...

...set up linked text boxes on a master page (four in total), big enough to hold the size of font and length of the longest number you might have...

...to link text boxes you need to use the link tool in the tools palette, the one above the broken link icon...

...the first text box needs to be linked to that link symbol on the top left of the page (click the top left link symbol then the first text box), then link the other three in the sequence you want the numbers to fall. This allows any new pages created for the numbers to flow into automatically...

...on your first page (linked to the master you have created), click in the first box and choose file > get text, then find your tab delimited text file...

...when imported each number will have a tab character after it, so choose edit > find/change and enter:

\t

...and in the change to field enter:

\c

...click on 'find next'...

...then just click 'change all' button far right of the dialog...

...this will force each number into it's own text box, once it gets to the last box quark created a new page based on the master, this continues until you run out of numbers from the excel file...

Andrew

RE: Page numbering


...another way is to use this applescript to generate numbers, then import to quark with style sheets enabled (in the get text dialog), copy and paste this script into applescript editor and save as an application (NOTE: For Mac users only):

repeat
    set StartDialog to display dialog "What is your start number for this serie?" default answer "1" with icon note
    try
        set StartNum to (text returned of StartDialog) as integer
        exit repeat
    on error
        display dialog "Integers only please!" with icon caution
    end try
end repeat

repeat
    set EndDialog to display dialog "What is your end number for this serie?" default answer "100" with icon note
    try
        set EndNum to (text returned of EndDialog) as integer
        exit repeat
    on error
        display dialog "Integers only please!" with icon caution
    end try
end repeat

repeat
    set IncrementDialog to display dialog "What is the increment betwenn each number?" default answer "1" with icon note
    try
        set Increment to (text returned of IncrementDialog) as integer
        exit repeat
    on error
        display dialog "Integers only please!" with icon caution
    end try
end repeat


if (StartNum < EndNum and Increment > 0) or (StartNum > EndNum and Increment < 0) then
    set NumList to {}
    repeat with i from StartNum to EndNum by Increment
        set end of NumList to i
    end repeat
    
    set oldDelims to AppleScript's text item delimiters
    set AppleScript's text item delimiters to {"<\\b>"}
    set NumString to NumList as string
    set AppleScript's text item delimiters to oldDelims
    
    set NumFile to choose file name with prompt "Where would you like to save this serie?" default name "*.xtg"
    
    
    set aFile to open for access NumFile with write permission
    try
        write NumString to aFile
        close access aFile
    on error
        close access aFile
    end try
else
    display dialog "Sorry, I cannot serialize " & StartNum & " to " & EndNum & " by " & Increment & "!" with icon stop
end if
 

RE: Page numbering


...and another way to generate numbers via excel is as follows:

In Quark:

Set up your master page with the layout of your tickets, as many up as required.

Create a text box that will hold the unique number on each ticket, ensuring your text box is adequate for long numbers.

Chain link the text boxes in sequence to the master chain (that chain icon at the top left of the master page).

Ensure your document has auto page insertion turned on in the preferences of Quark.

In Excel:
Type a digit "1" in cell A1.

Type a digit "2" in cell A2.

Select these two cells and extend your selection downward by dragging the little square dot at the bottom right of your selection. (You should see a little text box next to your pointer showing the value of the adjacent cell, drag downward until it reaches a number you require).

Save your document as Tab Delimited Text (file > save as).

Using Word or another text editor with a find/change function:
Open your Tab Delimited text file and replace all Paragraph Marks with "<\b>" (without the quotes).

Save your document as Text Only.

Back in Quark:
Select the first text box on page 1 that will receive the first number.

Choose File > Get text (locate your edited text file) and turn on "Include style sheets".

Andrew

RE: Page numbering



...also worth noting that it is best to keep you quark files to as minimum number of pages as possible, a workable size is around 100 pages...

...use more pages at your own risk...

...or choose the safer route of batch processing several quark documents, each with 100 pages (or less)...

Andrew

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