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  • Report w/1 record/page repeated 3 times on 1 page

    How do I create a report with only one record per page, but repeated 3 times on that page?

    The project I'm working on is to create a check-writing utility for my boss.

    I've successfully created the form for inputting the check's data, but I can't figure out how to create the report to only have one record per page.

    I also can't seem to find out how to make the report to repeat the same record 3 times on that one page (once for the check, and twice for the two stubs).

    What's the best way to accomplish this?

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    Re: Report w/1 record/page repeated 3 times on 1 page

    Originally posted by joshuajantz View Post
    How do I create a report with only one record per page, but repeated 3 times on that page?

    The project I'm working on is to create a check-writing utility for my boss.

    I've successfully created the form for inputting the check's data, but I can't figure out how to create the report to only have one record per page.

    I also can't seem to find out how to make the report to repeat the same record 3 times on that one page (once for the check, and twice for the two stubs).

    What's the best way to accomplish this?
    Most likely you would be better off with a "label" layout instead of a report. Aside from being able to control the page size more easily, you can specify the quantities of each "label" to be printed.
    There can be only one.

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      Re: Report w/1 record/page repeated 3 times on 1 page

      I failed to mention that the layout of each stub is not the same... the layout on the top two stubs will include a memo field for the boss to write a description, and also the invoiced date and number.

      The last (third) stub will be the actual check, and will not have these annotations.

      I assume that the report is the only way to achieve this? I'm a newbie, so feel free to correct me when wrong :)

      I did try to make the label, and I love the interface... but when I go to view the labels it errors: Bad print layout (margins or paper size)

      I have checked the margins, label size, and the paper size, but they all seem to have no problems that I can discern.

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        Re: Report w/1 record/page repeated 3 times on 1 page

        Originally posted by joshuajantz View Post
        I failed to mention that the layout of each stub is not the same... the layout on the top two stubs will include a memo field for the boss to write a description, and also the invoiced date and number.

        The last (third) stub will be the actual check, and will not have these annotations.

        I assume that the report is the only way to achieve this? I'm a newbie, so feel free to correct me when wrong :)

        I did try to make the label, and I love the interface... but when I go to view the labels it errors: Bad print layout (margins or paper size)

        I have checked the margins, label size, and the paper size, but they all seem to have no problems that I can discern.
        Actually, IMHO, the only way to do this is a FORM designed and used only for your printout. I assume that the paper size is std Letter-81/2x11.

        Also, they usually are 6Lines/inch. But in any case measure how many lines there are / inch vertical.
        Let's assume Std 6LPI. Set the Form Grid at half-spacing or 12lpi. The grid would be .083inches/line or if 6LPI, .167inches/Line.
        Anyway, the 6LPI is 22Lines/Section IF they were all equal. If one is smaller, then measure it. It's probably 20lines @6LPI and the others, if equal are now 23lines @6LPI.
        So, make the top section layout, then mark-all, and copy it to the next section (probably at the 3 1/2 inch vertical level on the grid) that is not the actual check. align as necessary for that section
        Then do the Last Section, I assume is the bottom one that is the actual Check.
        In a form you can duplicate fields in the same record.
        Try a sample form and put the same fields all over it, then choose to "Print Current Record".

        If that works for ya, I get my Bear Badge.
        Last edited by SMARTII; 07-27-2007, 11:24 PM.
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          Re: Report w/1 record/page repeated 3 times on 1 page

          I also can't seem to find out how to make the report to repeat the same record 3 times on that one page (once for the check, and twice for the two stubs).
          Haven't read the other response and don't know if any of this has already been sugested:

          Your first question:
          How to make one record per page?
          Easy:
          Insert a group break based on a field that would have unique values, then select to print each group on a separate page.

          The second question:
          how to make the report to repeat the same record 3 times on that one page?

          just as easy:
          Put the same fields from the same table three times on the report.

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