Viz Artist

Version 3.9.0 | Published December 13, 2017 ©

Jack

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The Jack plug-in allows you to show a digital clock and date. The plug-in is highly customizable allowing you to set your own time and date formats and correction values.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Container plug-ins -> Tools

This section contains information on the following topics:

Jack Properties

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Time mode has the following properties:

  • Hour format: Sets how to show hours (either off, on or with a leading zero if the value is less than 10).

  • Min format: Sets how to show minutes (see Hour format).

  • Sec format: Sets how to show seconds (see Hour format).

  • Hour/Min separator: Sets character separation for hours and minutes.

  • Blink mode: If set to on the separator between hours and minutes will blink, this means - every odd second it will be turned off.

  • Min/Sec separator: Sets a separator for minutes and seconds.

    Note: Although a format is switched off, the separator will still be shown.

  • am/pm or 24 hours: Switches between the am/pm and 24 hour format

  • Time/meridian separator: Sets a separator for the am/pm hour format.

  • am/pm format: Sets the case of am/pm to upper or lower.

  • Hour correction: Enables you to correct the hour value of the system time. Useful to show the local time of a location in a different time zone.

  • Min correction: Sets correction value for minutes (see Hour correction).

  • Sec correction: Sets correction value for seconds (see Hour correction).

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    Date mode has the following properties:

  • Year format: Sets how to show the year format (off, 2 digits or 4 digits, please keep in mind that in the year 10000 this will be 3 digits or 5 digits, due to the algorithm used).

  • Month format: Sets how the month is shown, either off, on or with a leading zero from January to September.

  • Day format: Sets how the day is shown (see Month format).

  • First separator: Sets the separator character for the first two items of the date. If the dot value is selected an additional blank character will be inserted automatically.

  • Second separator: Sets the separator character for the last two items of the date.

  • Order: Sets the order of the items of the date.

  • Year correction: Sets a correction value for the year.

  • Month correction: Sets a correction value for the month.

  • Day correction: Sets a correction value for the day.