The service plugin of the ReproScripts Calendars library is designed for batch processing of already existing projects of Annual calendar and Month builder plugins. It allows to create color variations for projects design and export the result to raster files. This plugin can be used to solve various tasks in the work of a professional designer, for example, for quick preparation of design options to the customer's choice or for creating materials for websites, etc.
Many of the ReproScripts plugins use projects to organize their work. Each project contains complete information for them to carry out the required task. Calendars variator keeps in projects the complete information requiret for its work.
There is a project manager control at the top of the plugin's window. To create a new project, click the button and give it a name. As a name, we recommend using the job order number. This will allow you to easily navigate in the list. If you make any changes to the project, you must save it by clicking on the button with a floppy disk .
A detailed description of all the features of the project manager and its settings can be found on the this page.
After creating a new project, you must fill out a list of calendar projects that will be processed. In the header of the list there are two buttons and , allowing you to add respectively the projects of Annual calendar and Month builder. Clicking on one of them will add a new line to the list. For each line, you must select one of the existing projects to work in the drop-down list. When the calendar project is selected, the plugin analyzes the colors used in it and adds buttons with samples for each of them. The number on the button indicates the color number in the list.
To change the color scheme, click on the color sample button and select a new color using the standard CorelDraw color dialog.
You can duplicate a line in the list by clicking on the button. This is helpful when you need to quickly prepare several color schemes for the same calendar project.
The button in each line allows to see how the calendar project will look in the selected colors and, if necessary, adjust them.
In the Export tab, you can specify the export format for the preview files, if they are needed.
The size of the image is determined by a single value, which can play a different role depending on the parameter specified in the drop-down list:
The plugin always generates the result for 12 months starting from the specified date.
After clicking on theTo quickly open the folder where the result is located, click on the button the plugin will start processing the list of calendar projects. Information messages and all errors will be displayed in the job log window. button in the project manager control.
In the lower right corner of the plugin window there is a button by clicking on which you can configure the output folder for the result of the plugin work, and also set the parameters for the project manager.