Report Properties

Description

Report properties, head/foot properties, page properties, printer properties, window properties, and menu and toolbar properties.

Report Properties 

  • Has detail section 

    Hides or displays the Detail section of the report.

  • Columns in report 

    Sets the number of columns that will appear in the Group and Detail sections of the report.

  • Balance column height 

    Whether to balance the height of columns when printing more than one column.

  • Don't lock table 

    Whether to lock the table that is providing data for the report when previewing or printing the report.

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Head/Foot Properties 

Page Properties 

  • Left Margin 

    The space between the left edge of the paper and the printed report.

  • Right Margin 

    The space between the right edge of the paper and the printed report.

  • Top Margin 

    The space between the top edge of the paper and the printed report.

  • Bottom Margin 

    The space between the bottom edge of the paper and the printed report.

  • Page Layout 

    Sets page orientation to "Portrait" or "Landscape".

  • Size 

    Selects a page format.

  • Width 

    Sets the width for a custom page size.

  • Height 

    Sets the height for a custom page size.

  • Overflow Data 

    Allows you to determine how to handle data that does not fit on a page. The options are:

    • "Prompt the user at print time"

    • "Trim (do not print) overflow data"

    • "Shrink data to fit on page"

    • "Print the overflow data on additional pages"

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Printer Properties 

Window Properties 

  • Left, Top 

    Sets the left and top coordinates of the window.

  • Width, Height 

    Sets the width and height dimensions of the window.

  • Mode and Value 

    If the mode of any of the Position or Size values is set to "Percentage", then the value is interpreted as a percentage of the Alpha Anywhere window. In all other cases, the values are in inches. If the mode of any of the Position or Size values is set to "Percentage", then the property setting is then "Percent". If the mode is set to "Inches" or "Cm", the value of the property setting is then "Absolute". If the mode is set to "Default, the value of the property setting is "Default". In this case the size of the form is set by the size of the form in the design window. If the mode is set to "Use Form Width" or "Use Form Height", the value of the property setting is "Form". In this case the size of the form is set by the size of the design window.

  • Sizeable 

    When checked, the user can resize the report window.

  • System Menu 

    When checked, there is a system menu in the upper left corner of the report window.

  • Minimize Button 

    When checked, there is a minimize button in the upper right corner of the report window.

  • Maximize Button 

    When checked, there is a maximize button in the upper right corner of the report window.

  • Has Caption 

    When checked, the caption field is enabled.

  • Caption 

    The name of the report window.

  • Frame Style 

    Sets the style of the window to "Normal" (modeless), "Dialog" (modal), or "Tool" (?).

  • images/Report_Window_Properties.gif

Menu/Toolbar Properties 

  • Menu 

    Sets the menu that appears when previewing a report.

  • Toolbar 

    Sets the toolbar that appears when previewing a report.

  • images/Report_Menu_Properties.gif

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