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Save Report as text file WITHOUT formatting?

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  • Save Report as text file WITHOUT formatting?

    I have a need to save a report as a text file without any formatting and without any word wrap of extended rows.

    In otherwords I can open a text file in notepad and with word wrap switched off the line of text keeps going until it reaches a forced line break.

    My problem is that when saving the report A5 is adding line breaks automatically.

    The two attached text files demonstrate the problem. Correct.txt shows how it should be formatted and output shows what A5 is producing.

    I THINK that this maybe something to do with the encoding of the files. The correct file was created in another application using ANSI encoding whereas the output text file seems to be in UTF-8 encoding but I cannot see anywhere to change this?

    Hopefully this makes sense!
    Glen Schild



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    Re: Save Report as text file WITHOUT formatting?

    I guess you used the "save as text" option from print preview? I am not sure what Alpha does for that, but you might try defining the printer in report properties as "generic / text only". If you have not used this before you might need to define it in windows control panel. Add printer, select Generic as manufacturer.

    Bill.

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      Re: Save Report as text file WITHOUT formatting?

      Thanks Bill

      It has helped but not quite their yet.

      I am also looking at the option of creating an xml output file instead as this seems to be a more elegant approach.

      Regards

      Glen
      Glen Schild



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