This Action allows you to place the current date in a position of your choice.
||Defines the size of the text.
||Use the color selector to specify the color of the text to be placed.
||Coordinates where the object is to be placed.
||Offsets the object relative to the parameters given under “Placement”. Values should be entered in the form of coordinates, giving x and y values relative to the reference point given under “Placement”. This means that values such as “-5” are also valid.
||If the date does not appear within the page region, the page can be enlarged.
||Specifies the range of pages on which the date will be placed.
For usability reasons, the Switchboard Action has a strictly limited range of functionality. If you wish to fine-tune the date format, you can also use the applicable Fixup.
Using the “Place date” Fixup
First, call up the Fixup window under Tools - Fixups.
Click “Edit” to view and alter the parameters used for the Fixup.
It is advisable to create a copy of this Fixup to make changes of your own. You can do this easily by selecting “Duplicate Fixup” from the menu button in the top right.
Alternatively, you can simply duplicate this variable and work with a copy of it.
Some options for different date formats are already included as examples. These are commented out by default and can be reactivated by deleting the “//” characters at the start of the line.
The Fixup has been successfully applied.