You can make screenshots and sample files available to forum members by uploading the file to a file share site and then posting the download link to the forum--that's a pain but it's a way to do this.
Have you tried creating your column borders enabling the right and left borders of the fields themselves? I realize that your layout design may include white space that makes that approach impractical, but it works for some such situations.
yes indeed! I enabled the right and left borders of the fields. Infact , whatever is seen as a border in the report is because of those borders.
The followings are the design details:
1. all field length are set equal and set to hold the largest field contents of the columns.
2. left and right borders are set for the field
3. all fields are set to slide up with "resize enclosing part " option selected.
Please use the following link to see part of the report with the issue discussed:
Thank you !
I knew there was a way to do this, but it took awhile for me to remember the trick.
Let's say your layout body is 50 pixels tall. (You can check this in the Inspector or Object Info after clicking the Body label).
Make a vertical layout line 51 pixels long and place it on top of the field border. Position it so the first pixel of this line on boundary between header and body so that it is actually part of the header instead of the body.
Preview the layout and you should see an unbroken column border that's a combination of the field borders and this superimposed vertical line.
The trick worked partially though. Please check this out:
As you can see it, the borders are great only to the length of it (here 159 px). the rest of the records seem to have borders the way they had as previously. the "sliding up base on above objects" and "resize enclosing parts " options are set for the vertical lines which I used as borders.
phil, This is the addition I made to your trick to improve the border issue: I created a trailing sub summary part and I extended the vertical lines such that It fills up the whole A4 page. check this link out: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BwozoZJ_by6xMjE3NDhkOGItMDVmZC00NDBkLTg4YWUtZTg3NWU5NjVlMmJm&hl=en now the only missing requirement is a bottom horizontal line is needed to enclose the report data. This entails that report texts should not go out of the bottom border and we need to draw bottom border which sits in the subsummary part of the layout. I wasn't able to achieve that. Please give insight on this as always please.
I figured out the bottom border rendering problem by drawing it within the "Tittle Footer" layout part.
The only problem at hand now is to limit the maximum number of lines of a report to fit within this box.
Any scripting solution etc?
You can draw the horizontal line in the body just beneath the bottom edge of your largest fields and set it to slide up as well.
Thanx Much. Any Comment on setting the max. number of lines in a report per page?
Not really. You can specify the number of records between page breaks, but since you have sliding fields, there's no way to set the page breaks for a specific number of lines. You can specify that the body not break across your page break which will make things a little cleaner for you.