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  • report page size limited to 57cm

    I'm trying to create a report for onscreen viewing that will allow a user to scroll through matching records and select the required record. Unfortunately, AA won't let me select a page size greater than 57cm no matter how large the (virtual) printer page size may be.

    Searching through the forum it appears several other users have hit this limit, but there doesn't appear to be a solution for the desktop. Does anyone have any idea how I can get around this or if the limit can be removed in a future release - Alpha Software would get my $999 tomorrow if I could get round this.

    Very frustrating having hit dead ends trying to create the interface using a grid on the desktop (unable to pass data back when selecting a record, although it may be possible to build a solution using a UX component or 2 this is beyond my level) or a browse (not flexible enough formatting)

    TIA once again.

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    Re: report page size limited to 57cm

    your 57 cm = about 22 inches and that is what it is and has been for years.

    I print several contracts that aree much longer by using crystal reports. For viewing, you could print it to a pdf and then view the pdf. You can view multiple pages in alpha, but they are going to be in pages only.
    Dave Mason
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    Skype is dave.mason46

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      Re: report page size limited to 57cm

      Dave, problem is I'm not printing the reports, I'm displaying them on screen and using integrated hotspots/buttons for further processing of records. I've got this working on some dummy data, but can't get the screen to refresh to the correct page of the report after I make a change.

      You could say I'm trying to use a report as an updateable browse!

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        Re: report page size limited to 57cm

        If I am not mistaken, no matter how you get there is is 22.47 inches.

        You might try increasing header/footer and inserting subreport to extend it.

        My situation is different. I have to print the report to fill in pre-printed contracts up to 9 pages thick and up to 38 inches long and alpha can't seem to handle that without a page break.
        Dave Mason
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        Skype is dave.mason46

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