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The Q++ Studio Demo Set is made up of 20 individual demos, lasting for a total of over 90 minutes. These demos are grouped by heading on the left, and their approximate running time is indicated in parentheses. For a quick introduction, we suggest you first view the highlighted demos.

Overview Architecture (3 min) : This demo presents the data and information flow within Q++ and the internal relationships between the parts of Q++.
Workspace (7 min) : An overview of Q++, exploring its user interface, from which a user has access to all elements of diary typesetting.
User Assistance (3 min) : Q++ is an intuitive and user-friendly tool which pampers its users. This demo covers all the help and assistance tools at the user's disposal.
Layouts and Diaries Creating a Layout (6 min) : This demo shows how to replace variable elements of a diary grid by tokens representing dates, moons, ... and then import this grid into Q++.
Creating and Generating a Diary (5 min) : This demo shows how one creates a diary script in Q++, which is then used to generate a complete diary output file. The emphasis of this demo is on the re-use of existing grids and data, which is the usual way one works in Q++. It seems too easy to be true ... but it is !
Diary Scripts from A-Z (11 min) : This demo covers all the diary script lines and their properties. This encyclopedic treatment does not attempt to show Q++ as it is used normally (quickly and easily), but shows all possibilities.
Data Management Managing Holidays (11 min) : This demo presents the way Q++ manages holidays and holidays sets, and their recurrence rules, automatically generating holidays dates for any year.
Validating Holidays (4 min) : This demo presents the tools available to proof holidays, and their recurrence rules, by exporting them to MS-Excel format so that co-workers in other departments can share them to review and/or proof-read.
Languages and Translations (6 min) : This demo show how languages and translations are handled in Q++ Studio.  Examples cover languages which are subsets of one another, displaying languages whose character sets are not available on your keyboard (Greek, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, ...) and the creation and modification of languages and tokens.
Output Customization Displaying Holidays (7 min) : This demo shows how properties of a script can be used to display holidays in a variety of ways, be it for a single day or a range of dates.
Slogans and Repeating Logos (6 min) : This demo shows the creation and use of lists of repeating slogans (quote of the day) and logos in Q++ Studio.
Mini-Calendars (6 min) : Q++ lets you fully customize the contents of mini-calendars, while their look and feel is freely set within QuarkXPress. This demo shows the various options available along with sample output.
Displaying Moon Phases (2 min) : This demo presents the options available for displaying moon phases related information, over one or more days, within diaries.
SARAs (6 min) : SARAs are used to automate, and include in the business rules, the last minute modifications which are always necessary in any diary. These can be specific changes to shorten a holiday name, or a global typographical change. This demo presents SARAs and their use in Q++ Studio.
Macros (4 min) : This demo first presents the ways in which macros can be used to automate even the most complex diaries. Then the demo shows how, ready made macros can be used by any user without any programming experience (nor inclination).
Administration Tools  Web Tools (3 min) : Q++ is highly integrated with the Web and Internet in general. This demo covers, email technical support, the web discussion group, web site downloads, and even automated update-from-the web functionality.
Backup and Security (2 min) : This demo presents the data backup, mirroring and security features of Q++ Studio. Automated remote notification of problems to Q++'s technical support is also covered.
Restoring Backups (2 min) : This demo presents the Q++ Restore from Backup Wizard which makes it easy to restore backed up data safely (including updating of the database structure for old backup sets and the possibility of going back to the state of the data before an accidental restore).