2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 27, 2012 3:37 PM by liza

    How to format printing on pre-formatted paper

    liza

      I would like to print a report on an invoice sheet which is pre-formatted: it has fields and I have to format the printing layout such that the printout will fit exactly on the fields within the invoice sheet. Therefore, I would like the body to start from 3" from the top of the sheet, and end 8.5" from the top. And the trailing grand summary should start 8.5" from the top and end at 9". I think it should be simple if I'm printing from the Form View. But since it's a report, I need to use the list view to print the invoice items.

       

      What's the best way to go about this in making this layout?

        • 1. Re: How to format printing on pre-formatted paper
          LyndsayHowarth

          Liza,

           

          I would start by placing an image (scan) of the form you have to print on to in position and print... just as a guide. You may wish to break the image up into sections which you place in each part. This will help with approximate positions of the major elements.

           

          The body section will need special treatment if showing more than one record... but it should help with the Top & Tail - Header & Trailing Grand Summary.

           

          Once you have made it work at this level... you can delete the images or set the bits to not print.

           

          - Lyndsay

           

          PS. hold down your option key (on a Mac) while you drag the body parts around so it allows you to move them above the template.

          • 2. Re: How to format printing on pre-formatted paper
            liza

            Hi Lyndsay,

             

            Thanks for the tip, the scanned image might be helpful. I'm not sure I understand how to go about the body section though. How can I specify that the body should only be from 3" - 8.5" from the top of the sheet, if there are multiple records?

             

            Regards,

            Liza