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  • One page form isn't....

    Sorry i accidentally posted this in the Application server forum before.
    I have a one page form that suddenly is printing 3 blank pages after it prints the record.
    Stan Matthews suggested it's probably something close to the edge of the page which makes perfect sense.
    HOWEVER just for drill I created a blank form linked to the same table and it also prints four pages.

    Has anyone run into this before?

    Thanks and I appreciate all input!

    Rusty
    Rusty Auxier, Owner
    Manitoulin Island Computers
    32 Anglin St., Box 168
    Mindemoya, Ontario
    P0P 1S0
    705-377-7363
    www.micomp.ca

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    Re: One page form isn't....

    What is the designed size of the form? Can it fit within the printable area of the paper size you are using?
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: One page form isn't....

      Hi Stan

      Yes it does (or should)fit on the page. I create a new BLANK form; inserted NOTHING, form size is 8x10 (under form properties)saved it, print previewed it; it's 2 blank pages. Default printer (under printer setup)is a laserjet 3050 with letter size paper portrait. I inserted one bitmap and print preview, same thing.

      I create a new DEFAULT form with all of the fields on it, and it print previews perfectly, on ONE page. Making absolutely no sense to me.

      Mean anything to you?

      If I had hair, I'd pull it out :o)

      Thanks

      Rusty
      Rusty Auxier, Owner
      Manitoulin Island Computers
      32 Anglin St., Box 168
      Mindemoya, Ontario
      P0P 1S0
      705-377-7363
      www.micomp.ca

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      • #4
        Re: One page form isn't....

        8x10 will not fit on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper if the print margins are more than .25 on the sides and .5 and top and bottom. The default seems to be .5 all around.

        If I create a new default form for the invoice set in AlphaSports the genie gives me a form 6.791667 wide by 6.09375 tall, not 8 x 10.

        I'll offer some other oft quoted advice. Forms are for viewing, reports are for printing. You can create a new empty report and import your form if you must print it.
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: One page form isn't....

          and it's that simple!

          Thanks so much Stan. That's all it was!

          I appreciate the patience!

          Rusty
          Rusty Auxier, Owner
          Manitoulin Island Computers
          32 Anglin St., Box 168
          Mindemoya, Ontario
          P0P 1S0
          705-377-7363
          www.micomp.ca

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          • #6
            Re: One page form isn't....

            8x10 will not fit on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper if the print margins are more than .25 on the sides and .5 and top and bottom. The default seems to be .5 all around.
            Rusty, if its any consolation you should know that this trips a lot of people up. Unlike the old dot matrix, line by line printers, inkjets and lasers cannot print edge to edige. The size of the unprintable zones along all 4 edges of the sheet will vary a bit from printer to printer. The fact that these unprintable zones exist is missed by most because we usually want larger margins anyway. -- tom

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            • #7
              Re: One page form isn't....

              Hi Stan,

              Where I can setup the default form size to reduce the form size for printing. Genies alert the size not fit and has * I have blank page come out after print invoice too.

              Thanks
              Peter

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              • #8
                Re: One page form isn't....

                Peter,

                First of all, you shouldn't be printing forms. Forms are for viewing, reports are for printing. You can start a new report based on the same table/set upon which your form is based, choose blank report, and use the Report menu, Import, and choose your saved form from the list.

                At this point you have much more control over how the printout looks such as margins, paper sizes, what to do with overflow data etc.

                Secondly, you don't get to change the default size for a new form. Alpha guesses the size based on the number of fields to be displayed on screen. Create a new table with two fields, save it, and create a form based on it. The "default" will be tiny.

                Given Alpha's starting guess you can resize the form to what ever you want. Assuming that you still insist on printing the form I would suggest you resize it no bigger than 7.5 by 9.5 if you want to print to a letter size (US) piece of paper. This will fit in the default .5 inch margins.
                There can be only one.

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                  Re: One page form isn't....

                  Than you very much , Stan

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