report printing advice

Alex Rice alex at
Wed Dec 11 17:52:00 EST 2002

Looks like I'm going to have to tackle this in 1.1.1 and not wait for 
the new printing features in 2.0. I've got a scrolling group with about 
20 fields in it. This is a report with several sections, and both right 
aligned columns and left aligned columns. That's why it's not one 
single field.

I must print the group with headers and footers on each page. It's 
probably going to be several pages.

It seems like the best way to go would be to lock the screen and copy 
each field onto a blank card, and then use "print card [from topleft to 
rightbottom] [into pageRect]" and "print break" commands to lay out the 
pages one chunk at a time. Print the headers and footers in a similar 

This is going to be a problem because I have fields that are side by 
side columns, that are going to cross page boundaries.

Any suggestions?


Alex Rice, Software Developer
Architectural Research Consultants, Inc.
alrice at
alrice at

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