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6.6 Boxes tab

A ruleset in Atomik Xport consists of rules and preferences. Previous sections in this chapter describe how to set up rules for a ruleset. The preferences primarily enable you to dictate the order in which the Atomik Xport Automated Matching System (AMS) navigates through a QuarkXPress layout from one text or picture box to the next. These options are referred to as ‘box-ordering preferences’ in this manual for clarity.

Different publications have different layouts, which may have different text flows, and so you need to be able to specify the order in which Atomik Xport follows text and picture boxes in a QuarkXPress layout.

The box-ordering preferences are divided into two groups:

• primary

• secondary

These will be explained in more detail below.

To configure the box-ordering preferences for your ruleset:

  1. 1 Select ‘Edit Ruleset’ from the Atomik Xport menu and select the ruleset you wish to set the box ordering for

The Ruleset Editor will appear

  1. 2 Click the ‘Boxes’ tab on the right-hand-side of the Ruleset Editor.

The Ruleset Editor will now display the box-ordering preferences. These are displayed in two rows as below:

Ruleset box-ordering preferences

The top row contains the primary box-ordering preferences. These are:

• Default • Reverse

The bottom row contains the secondary box-ordering preferences. These are:

• Grouped • Inline • Framed • Line

3 Click on the icon in the primary box-ordering preferences you wish your ruleset to use for navigating through the text and picture boxes in a QuarkXPress layout.

  1. 4 Click on the icon (or icons) for the secondary box-ordering preferences that will determine how Atomik Xport identifies content that belongs together.

The choice of primary box-ordering preferences does not affect the choice of secondary box-ordering preferences – they are independent. For the primary box-ordering preferences you can only select either ‘Default’ or ‘Reverse’ but but not both. When a primary box-ordering preference is selected, its icon is highlighted in yellow.

Secondary box-ordering preferences work independently of primary box-ordering preferences. More than one secondary box ordering preference can be selected at any one time.

  1. 5 Once you have made all of the changes you need to the ruleset preferences, click ‘OK’

Both primary and secondary box-ordering preferences are now described in more detail.