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  • Landscape Reports

    Has anyone had problems with doing a report in landscape format?
    I do the Quick Report specifying Landscape/Letter making sure that I save it but then when I Open in Report Editor it reverts to Portrait, or rather Custom Page Size.
    Worse yet, if I close it and re-open it I sometimes get the Quick report with my grouping gone or the Report Editor with the Landscape/Letter settings but the page only shows as Portrait size.
    Very, very frustrating!

  • #2
    Re: Landscape Reports

    Just applied all the patches and restarted my machine. It seems to be working better. If you stick to adjusting titles it sizes everything else.


    • #3
      Re: Landscape Reports

      Hello Claire,

      then buy their utility to print in landscape,
      What utility?

      If you want help in using this very powerful software, then I'm afraid you are not going about it in a very friendly manner. Dont know how you got results on other forums but I suggest you change your attitude if you want help in this forum.
      Keith Hubert
      Alpha Guild Member
      KHDB Management Systems
      Skype = keith.hubert

      For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!


      • #4
        Re: Landscape Reports

        Claire DelaFuente, you have been here seven hours, and it looks like you are starting to turn into a troll. Not sure if your unhappy about the branding you mentioned from another thread, of if that is an excuse to bash a product because your actually a developer of a competing product. (Stuff I have seen before.)

        If your an actual customer, you should realize it takes more then 7 hours to learn how to use it, or any piece of software for that matter. If the branding issue is a real problem for you, have you thought about actually contacting the company and discussing it with them? They may actually work something out for you. Also there was a post where an experienced member mentioned that it is possible to just code around it, and you didn't pursue that.

        After spending as long as I have to not only learn the software, but to learn Xbasic, Javascript, JQuery, so I can do more things with this software, you are coming off as quite lazy to me.

        But the fact that the picture you had in your earlier post looked like you simply opened up Alpha Sports, clicked a pic, and immediately started to complain makes me think you are a competing developer who need to do dirty tricks like this because their product can't compete in the market.

        And I apologize to everyone for adding to this very off topic subject that interferes with the purpose of this forum. I assume a moderator will remove the above off topic comments, and mine.