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  • Reports and Check boxes

    I had to do a different thread since the issue is entirely different.

    On the report I'm doing, I have check boxes but they look so bad on the report. I have tried all of the radio styles and the main issue is how small it is in relation to my font in addition to the annoying box around it even though I set the border to none and transparent.

    Am I missing something or should I be using something different on the report?
    Up and coming Alphaholic ;)

  • #2
    Re: Reports and Check boxes

    Hi Elena,
    You could do as I suggested in a recent thread in that an image could be used of the appropriate size and toggled with your logical field....so you would have to find a selected and unselected image to use...using magenta (in Microsoft Paint) as the background as this is what becomes transparent in Alpha. I had used a button in the browse in the last example I gave in the related thread, but an image should work in your report I would think.

    The other thread
    http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...ad.php?t=76874
    Mike
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    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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    • #3
      Re: Reports and Check boxes

      Back again!

      Here is a short example on a report...I ended up using a conditional on the report to show two images conditional on the logical value of the laser field.

      The form that pops up shows how to do on a form without conditionals. Open up the only report to see how I ended up doing it there.
      Any questions just ask and will try to answer.

      Mike
      __________________________________________
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      It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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      • #4
        Re: Reports and Check boxes

        Hi Elena,

        While you can do it with images, I would actually use the Wingdings or other symbol fonts to show either a unchecked or checked box character at a font size you need.
        Regards,

        Ira J. Perlow
        Computer Systems Design


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        • #5
          Re: Reports and Check boxes

          Hi Ira,
          I have been tempted to utilize the wingdings font but if an application was to be distributed, any user would have to have this incorporated or it would have to become part of the application--how can it be included if this was wanted??
          Mike
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          Henry David Thoreau
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          • #6
            Re: Reports and Check boxes

            Hi Mike,

            If you use a non-standard font, you'd be up the creek if you did not distribute the font as well. However, Wingdings has been in all windows that Alpha 5 can run on. There may be others wingding-type fonts that may be standard in Windows as well, but I have not really investigated which are native.
            Regards,

            Ira J. Perlow
            Computer Systems Design


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            • #7
              Re: Reports and Check boxes

              Thanks Ira, I was not aware that WingDings was a font already included in most Window OS s. Thanks.

              Elena, this image may help with the conditional...or hurt as it is a bit busy with lines now that I look at it again.


              Mike
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              It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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              • #8
                Re: Reports and Check boxes

                Does anybody else think this is a lot of messing around just to get a box checked on a report. This should have been something available in version 5 IMHO.

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                • #9
                  Re: Reports and Check boxes

                  Hi Dennis,

                  Originally posted by Dennis Mathias View Post
                  Does anybody else think this is a lot of messing around just to get a box checked on a report. This should have been something available in version 5 IMHO.
                  The checkboxes are there, just not Elena's choice. One can argue for better flexibility in the what Alpha Fives allows, and that is for the features wishlist section. There will always be unacceptable aspects to individuals, in this case, checkboxes.

                  What you should take away from this thread is the ability to manipulate what you do have using alternative techniques as given. These same techniques can be used in 100's of places and make you a better developer.
                  Regards,

                  Ira J. Perlow
                  Computer Systems Design


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                  • #10
                    Re: Reports and Check boxes

                    Of course the versatility is there--or I wouldn't be a 15? year member of the club (since a4).
                    I remember when it used to come in a box!
                    Anyway, I'd agree except it is easy on forms. It's just there. Reports--not.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Reports and Check boxes

                      I wasn't concerned as much about using the check boxes that were provided as I was about the fact that they are really unusable in a report because of the box that always appears whether or not the logical value is true which looks really bad on the report.

                      I also couldn't change the size of the check box to match the font I was using. The box looked tiny beside the font when it showed up. I think it would have worked if the box could be resized and that you could make the box around it invisible.

                      I've attached a sample of what I'm seeing on my end.
                      Up and coming Alphaholic ;)

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                      • #12
                        Re: Reports and Check boxes

                        Elena,

                        In my opinion using calculated fields with the wingding font and characters (which virtually all Windows computers have) is the best way to deal with this. When the value is false you can have either an empty box or nothing at all, and the check marks or "X"'s can be whatever size you want.

                        Now, your sample makes it unclear as to whether you have already solved this issue, so I am not going to spend time with more details and examples unless you say still would like more help with this issue. Also, it seems to me that detail on this may have already been give on this or the V8 or V7 forum in the past. Try a search, maybe on "wingding" plus always scroll down on a post (i.e., this one) to see if previous related posts are listed.

                        Ray

                        Edit: For example: http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...light=wingding

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