Layout Table Reports


Alpha Anywhere now has two styles of reports, the traditional free form banded report, and a new layout table banded report. For web use, most people will want to use the new layout table report with HTML output.

To create a Layout Table Report, first create a report with the Quick Report Genie, then convert the Quick Report to a Layout Table Report.

Strengths of Layout Table Reports

  • Capable of generating high quality HTML output
  • Capable of generating Excel output with excellent fidelity to the design
  • Capable of creating rounded corners across sections of the report, effectively putting an attractive frame around all or part of the report
  • Improved style sheet support, with different styles for the header, summaries, and details
  • Easier to maintain columnar reports, since inserting a new column will automatically adjust the other columns.
  • Can be used as linked reports

Strengths of Free Form Reports

  • Offer absolute positioning, for precise control over reports to be output onto pre-printed forms
  • Allow for conditional report objects
  • Capable of creating multi-column reports

Layout Table Report Topics