Sometimes a leading subsummary part will appear by itself at the bottom of a page; it would be nice to have a setting that would link the part to the next layout part to prevent this orphaning from happening.
Wish it to be part of a total overhaul of page breaks when printing multi page reports or letters.
It's very annoying to have Subsummaries on the bottom of a page with their records (or other subsummaries) on the next with no headings.
That, OR having the last record of a sub-summary at the bottom of the page and the subtotal all alone at the beginning of the other!
I'm embarrassed that we have to ask for this feature, as this has been an issue for a long time. Right now I'm building a report for a client who is thinking of moving to SalesForce. The report has two levels of subsummary and for many of the groups a subsumm is pushed to the next page, away from its main category, and thus cannot be identified without referring to the previous page. This awkward presentation will help push my client to the competitor technology. We desperately need a "Keep with previous part" or "Keep with next part" setting for parts options!
rgordon suggested a strategy that I have used as a workaround.
Since May 4, I have posted the following threads, all related to ONE report I am trying to layout!
10 days of torture with every aspect reporting implies. Granted I am novice. I take longer to do everything. I stumble on every whim, kink, oddity and issue that FM has. I end up researching, trying, pulling my hair... I understand now that I will have to get comfortable integrating FM with other solutions as it is not remotely effective when comes the time to lay down a report.
Oh and I found the solution on my own for latest problem, and saved myself a thread by figuring out why some of my lines were all blue in the report. If a merge field is, in a text object, the last element of the line or the first element of the line, it "bleeds" its format to the paragraphs above and below. only way to avoid this is either not to format it differently or to put a character before or after. Knowing your alt+10 and alt+255 helps too.
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