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    Question on Report Layout

    Attached is a pic of a form my client wants me to reproduce for my billing system. The person who created this form did so in Excel, however I need to make it as effortless as possible, so I need to do it somehow in A5.

    I can do everything except the information to the right of the grid. My present form worked perfectly in portrait with the detail as seen in the grid at the left.

    The question is, how do I get Alpha to display the data to the right of the detail section?

    Solution #1 was to export the data to Excel and do it that way.

    Solution #2 was to create a standard form with all the static information on it, then use that form for Alpha to print the detail grid.

    Both ideas are not very good.

    Thanks for any input.

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    Re: Question on Report Layout

    Charles, you can create a report like that this way:
    1. Create 2 grids, one for each side.
    2. Create a table with 2 columns on an html page.
    3. Insert the grids into their columns.
    4. launch the html page or put the page code into a freeform area on another dialog.

    Hope that helps.
    Rapid Development, Training, Support


      Re: Question on Report Layout

      Thanks Mike, but I don't understand. The grid to the left is actually the detail section which will be filled with data. If the grid is 30 lines and I only have one line of actual data, then I add blank records to the table so that it all works out. I don't see the other side or how to get there.




        Re: Question on Report Layout


        Can you not create sub reports for the 3 sections - header, detail and provider data? This way you could play with the layout as much as you like.
        You may need a footer as well.


          Re: Question on Report Layout

          I think this will work.
          Use only the header or footer section.
          Place a subreport for the list on the left side. Takes care of the detail section.
          place the subreport(summary?) for the other to the right side.
          You may have to play with spacing and etc.
          Dave Mason
          [email protected]
          Skype is dave.mason46


            Re: Question on Report Layout

            OK. This sounds doable. I'll try it out.

            Thanks for all the ideas!


              Re: Question on Report Layout

              Just a quick update. Again, thank to the people on this board! I had no idea how to proceed. But it all worked out with the two subreports. Now it's perfect.

              Thanks to all so much!!!



                Re: Question on Report Layout

                Charles, now that you've climbed well up the "learning curve", please drop by now and then to help others. Thanks. -- tom