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Restricting details area

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by John, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. John

    John
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    Hi

    I am doing a report to print invoices on pre-printed laser invoice forms.
    The invoices can go on more than one page potentially depending on the
    amount of details.

    On my report the detail section contains a sub-report due to the complexity
    of the detail section. I need to keep the detail section to a certain height
    so it fits on pre-printed invoices' detail box. I set detail 'Can Grow' to
    No, the detail section remains fixed height and fits on the invoice form but
    skips any details that do not fit in the area instead of taking the overflow
    details to the next page within the same fixed detail area. If I set the
    'Can Grow' to Yes then as you would expect the detail section becomes
    variable height and does not remain within the pre-printed form fixed detail
    box. How do I solve this problem?

    Thanks

    Regards
     
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  3. Barry Gilbert

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    Ah, the joys of pre-printed forms!

    There is no easy solution, beyond writing a lot of code. Is is possible to
    work with blank paper and put the invoice form's boilerplate in your report?

    Barry

    "John" wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > I am doing a report to print invoices on pre-printed laser invoice forms.
    > The invoices can go on more than one page potentially depending on the
    > amount of details.
    >
    > On my report the detail section contains a sub-report due to the complexity
    > of the detail section. I need to keep the detail section to a certain height
    > so it fits on pre-printed invoices' detail box. I set detail 'Can Grow' to
    > No, the detail section remains fixed height and fits on the invoice form but
    > skips any details that do not fit in the area instead of taking the overflow
    > details to the next page within the same fixed detail area. If I set the
    > 'Can Grow' to Yes then as you would expect the detail section becomes
    > variable height and does not remain within the pre-printed form fixed detail
    > box. How do I solve this problem?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Regards
    >
    >
    >
     

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