7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 25, 2009 1:24 AM by Sorbsbuster

    Autofit fields ???

    loreto

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      Autofit fields ???

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      Hi everybody!

      I'm making a template with reports in several different fields, in some cases, I write a lot in a field and sometimes not. Can AutoFit fields as I need? When printing, I want to avoid having very large and empty fields
      Thank you very much

        • 1. Re: Autofit fields ???
          raybaudi
            

          Hi loreto

           

          make that text field ( or fields ) as large as your max needs.

           

          Than, while in Layout Mode, select that field and check the menu: Format >> Set Sliding/Printing... >> Check the appropriate box.

           

          So that when in Preview mode and while printing the space between fields will be reduced.

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          hacer el campo de texto (o campos) tan grande como usted necesita.
          Luego, en un formato de ficha, seleccione el campo e ir al menú: Formato>> Fijar cambio>> y poner una bandera en la casilla correspondiente.
          Así que cuando se imprime y cuando vas en modo de vista preliminar el espacio entre los campos será menor.
          • 2. Re: Autofit fields ???
            loreto
              

            Thank you very much!

            I made the fields as you told me, and the fields autofit !!. But in the preview mode is one or two blank pages at the end of the document ? What I have to do now, to eliminate this blank pages ??

            Thank you very much

            Loreto

            • 3. Re: Autofit fields ???
              raybaudi
                 In the same window ( Set Sliding/Printing ) check the box: Also reduce the size of the enclosing part.
              • 4. Re: Autofit fields ???
                loreto
                  

                Great !!!!

                Onemorequestion...

                Icancreateafieldandconditionalprintingwhetherornottoinputdata?

                IfisnodatainputIprefernottoprintthisfield..

                Thanksalot :smileywink:

                • 5. Re: Autofit fields ???
                  raybaudi
                      

                  > Icancreateafieldandconditionalprintingwhetherornottoinputdata?

                   

                  Each empty field ( if you have choosed the sliding for that field ) do not print and do not take space. 

                  • 6. Re: Autofit fields ???
                    loreto
                      

                    Daniele ! Thanks so much.

                    Last question ?? I want to insert a page number, I don´t known how to do it

                    Usually mi reports are for 2 or 3 pages and I need that it say " page 1 of 2, page 2 of 2, can be automatic ?? or I have to write myself every time ??

                    How can I do it ??

                    You are great !!!

                    • 7. Re: Autofit fields ???
                      Sorbsbuster
                        

                      Copied from (someone else's) previous post:

                       

                      To display page total information on each page of a printed document using a script, follow these steps:

                      1. In Define Fields, define a number field titled Total Pages. Click Options (or double-click the field name). Click the Storage tab, then select Use global storage (one value for all records).
                      2. On your print layout, type "Page ## of <<Total Pages>>".
                        (## prints the current page number, <<Total Pages>> is a merge field).
                      3. Create a script that has these steps:

                        Go to Layout[The layout you want to print]
                        Enter Preview Mode [ ]
                        Go to Record / Request / Page [Last]
                        Set Field [MyFile::Total Pages, Get (PageNumber)]
                      4. If you wish to print, add these print steps:

                        Print [No Dialog]
                        Set Field ["Total Pages", ""]

                        HTH,

                        Alan.