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  • layout table report issues


    i have been trying to learn this report type and have come across some items that i can't figure out or may be a potential bug. there isn't much documentation on this report type, so i'm stumped.

    the version of alpha five that i have installed is version 11, build 2765. some of the items below produced different results before i installed the updates to the software

    1. when i have a layout table report open in the report editor,on the stylesheets menu i selected the only option and the select report style sheet dialog box opens. when i click the new style sheet button, another version of the select report style sheet dialog box opens.

    is that the dialog box that should open? before i installed the updates, when i clicked the new style sheet button, a style builder dialog box opened.

    2. ruler shortcut menu options - i can't figure out what the divider options do. i see that they add a blank space between cells. is the purpose of these options to add space between cells or do they have another purpose?

    3. the cell shortcut menu - i tried using the merge with prior cell option. it made the cell i had selected disappear. i thought that the purpose of this option would be to combine the contents of the 2 cells, but that isn't the case.

    4. cell contents dialog box - before i installed the software update, this dialog box opened normal, meaning i could see the entire dialog box. now when i open this dialog box, it is too large - i can't see the top or bottom of it, therefore, even though i select options, i can't click ok or whatever the button is to apply the options. because the majority of dialog boxes in this software can't be resized by us, it presents problems. has anyone been able to see the entire dialog box?

    i'm hoping that someone can help me with these issues because they are preventing me from learning how helpful this report can be.

    thank you

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    Re: layout table report issues


    Have you received any support. I am having trouble with reports and I too cannot use the cell contents dialog box because it is too large for the screen. I can only close the screen by cascading my windows which allow me to x out the screen