Working with the Report Footer to insert Terms statement

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Working with the Report Footer to insert Terms statement

Post by NBVC » 27 Jun 2011, 19:45

I have Centura Report Builder version 1.5.1.

I am trying to add a "Conditions of Sales" section to the Report Footer so that every time we print a Sales Order, the end of the report will be the Conditions of Sales (there are several paragraphs to this part).

Question 1: Is there a way to Add/Paste text consisting of several paragraphs into one field.

Question 2: If not, what is recommended... is it a paragraph per field per line?

It doesn't seem like you can do as I request in question 1. And for question 2, I am trying a paragraph per line, but some paragraphs give me a syntax error for some reason.. when I edit the properties of the Field, I add in the formula bar a paragraph which starts with an apostrophe and ends with an apostrophe. It seems like some of my paragraphs contain apostrophes within (like when indicating possessive). How do you get around those other apostrophes?

Question 3: Is it possible to force the Report Footer to always be on a single page on it's own, no matter the length of the main report?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

NBVC

Re: Working with the Report Footer to insert Terms statement

Post by NBVC » 28 Jun 2011, 12:44

Ok. I have just cut my text in half and fit it all within two individual fields in the report footer.

A problem I am having now is the left margin in the report footer. I cannot seem to get it so that I can increase the margin. Every word along the left margin of the report footer is cut off. I tried playing with the Report properties and moved the fields right-more, but nothing seems to work. The fields are all Left justified. Any suggestions as to what I am doing incorrectly?

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Re: Working with the Report Footer to insert Terms statement

Post by Charlie » 29 Jun 2011, 12:25

Hello,

Could you attach a screenshot of the problem, assuming it's a problem you're having in Report Builder at design-time or in viewing the report at run time ... or is it a problem when printing?

This may sounds silly, but what the heck: does changing the font make any difference (other than the obvious :!: )

NBVC

Re: Working with the Report Footer to insert Terms statement

Post by NBVC » 29 Jun 2011, 19:43

Thank you Charlie,

I got it to work.

The Report Builder I seem to have is very quirky.

Since the actual posts took so long to be approved before viewed, and so in desperation knowing I had done everything correctly to my knowledge, I deleted the Position values from the Field Properties, save the file, re-opened and re-entered the postion values... and low and behold, it worked out fine.

Sorry for wasting your time......

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Re: Working with the Report Footer to insert Terms statement

Post by Charlie » 30 Jun 2011, 12:39

Glad you got things working.

The posting delays caused by moderation are going to drive me to drink.

Mike Vandine

Re: Working with the Report Footer to insert Terms statement

Post by Mike Vandine » 30 Jun 2011, 14:05

Hi Charlie,

It's already driven me there! Unfortunately, this was forced upon us by some users who were not able to refrain from posting things that they shouldn't have and thus all the forums need to be monitored. Sometimes other priorities get in the way of checking for waiting replies.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Cheers!

Mike

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