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    first let me say i tried to search on this thread and found nothing on the website to do that so hopefully i'm not repeating.

    okay so we switched from alpha four (having used it since back in the day) to alpha 5. went from windows 98 to windows 7. now i am unable to print an entire record. our records are each 5 pages and all i can print is the first page. i was told it was an issue with monitor resolution. we have our desktops set at 1024x768. i have tried print screen; ctrl p; control a,c,v to paste in a word document and nothing works.

    was also told there is some kind of windows driver - but cannot find it anywhere. had a local it guy here who thought he had fixed the problem but has not.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    eileen ingala

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    Re: printing in alpha 5 version 9

    Hello Eileen,

    You might get a little more help, with a few more details.

    What type of table or set are you trying to print the report for?
    Is it a flat table or a one to many relationship set?

    You say you can not print an entire record???? Are you trying to print from a form or browse view? Or have you made a report to print? If it is a report you might have it filtered incorrectly?

    Regards

    Ed

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    • #3
      Re: printing in alpha 5 version 9

      Hi Ed, i'm not trying to print a report - i'm trying to print a 4 page individual record in my database. it is not relational. the first page contains general info about the candidate and the 3 other other pages contain info about job hx, education, etc. i am trying to print from the form view. only the first page gets printed. if you need other information please let me know. thanks
      eileen

      You might get a little more help, with a few more details.

      What type of table or set are you trying to print the report for?
      Is it a flat table or a one to many relationship set?

      You say you can not print an entire record???? Are you trying to print from a form or browse view? Or have you made a report to print? If it is a report you might have it filtered incorrectly?

      Regards

      Ed[/QUOTE]

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      • #4
        Re: printing in alpha 5 version 9

        Eileen,

        You need to make a report, to get the results you are looking for. Forms were not meant to be used as a printed report, although you can view them in a print preview mode.

        Have you made any reports in A5 as of yet?

        Ed

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        • #5
          Re: printing in alpha 5 version 9

          You can shortcut a bit of report construction by beginning a new blank report (based on your table) and choose the Report menu, Import, and choose your saved form.
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: printing in alpha 5 version 9

            Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
            You can shortcut a bit of report construction by beginning a new blank report (based on your table) and choose the Report menu, Import, and choose your saved form.
            hi stan, see you're from ky - we're in salem - out of paducah.

            anyway, i really just want to be able to hit print screen and have the screen i see print. i tried your suggestion and while it gave me what i wanted the printer attemped to print out all 8,000+ records in the tableset (database). why can't i just do a print screen? or even ctrl a, c, v. even that doesn't work.

            perhaps if i explain what i'm trying to do. our candidate records are 5 pages with job hx going back many years. when someone takes a new job i want to move back the info. i can retype the info cause i type fast, but i would like to see in front of me in print form what i need to type.

            does that help?

            eileen ingala

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            • #7
              Re: printing in alpha 5 version 9

              Originally posted by Ed Barley View Post
              Eileen,

              You need to make a report, to get the results you are looking for. Forms were not meant to be used as a printed report, although you can view them in a print preview mode.

              Have you made any reports in A5 as of yet?

              Ed
              i tried to make a report, ed, but it seemed i was limited to about 4 data fields when i want to just print out the screen in front of me. we had no problems with alpha four doing that. has it changed that dramatically?
              eileen ingala (very frustrated)

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              • #8
                Re: printing in alpha 5 version 9

                Hi Eileen,

                How many fields are contained in one record?

                Ed

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                • #9
                  Re: printing in alpha 5 version 9

                  the printer attemped to print out all 8,000+ records in the tableset
                  That's where you need to use the report filter capabilities.

                  You can quick filter the form for the record you want and then print the report, for that record, if the filter is set to Current Selection of records.

                  You can print the current record if you set the report filter to prompt at runtime and enter your filter there.

                  You can place a button on the form which prints the report for the current record on the form.

                  You can use current() in the filter expression.

                  why can't i just do a print screen
                  You can. there are several free print screen utilities available. A windows screen is not the same as a dos screen however.
                  There can be only one.

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                  • #10
                    Re: printing in alpha 5 version 9

                    Originally posted by Ed Barley View Post
                    Hi Eileen,

                    How many fields are contained in one record?

                    Ed
                    100+ if i remember
                    eileen

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                    • #11
                      Re: printing in alpha 5 version 9

                      You can. there are several free print screen utilities available. A windows screen is not the same as a dos screen however.[/QUOTE]

                      stan, thank you, thank you, thank you - you are my hero. i downloaded gadwin_print screen and it works like a dream. i had no problem printing each and every tab in a record.

                      again, thank you, gracias, danke, merci, grazie, obrigado

                      eileen ingala

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