Crowd Funding Enhancements

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 11 09:26:46 CET 2014


Hi Tim et al,

The advantage of Quartam Reports is that is 100% LiveCode, no externals required.
The flip-side of the coin is that it has the same Unicode limitations as LiveCode itself.

The general rule is: iif you can put it in a LiveCode field, you can put it into a Quartam Reports data field.
One of the data field properties is its 'format', where you can choose between (plain) text, unicodeText, htmlText or rtfText.
Match this to what your 'expression' returns, and you're good to go.

I've used it to simulate progress bars and lots of other tricks, using htmlText.
Pretty powerful stuff, really, once you get the hang of it :-)

If you have a specific case where it doesn't work as expected, please open a topic on the Quartam forums:
<http://forums.quartam.com>
Include a small test stack + layout, and I'll help you figure out what it takes to get the desired output on your report.

Cheers,

Jan Schenkel.
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Quartam Reports & PDF Library for LiveCode
www.quartam.com

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"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the same time."  (La Rochefoucauld)

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On Mon, 2/10/14, Tim Selander <selander at tkf.att.ne.jp> wrote:

 Subject: Re: Crowd Funding Enhancements
 To: "How to use LiveCode" <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
 Date: Monday, February 10, 2014, 5:30 PM
 
 Hi Jan,
 
 I have on two occassions (pre-open source and post-open
 source) 
 downloaded and tried Quartam Reports. But both times it fell
 down 
 for me in trying to handle Japanese/UTF8. Can't recall if it
 was 
 in presenting the data or in the editor itself (or, of
 course, 
 could have been operator error!) but I couldn't make it do
 what I 
 needed...
 
 If the LC of the future makes good on its, 'it just works'
 goal 
 for UTF8, and Quartam Reports followed suite, I would become
 a 
 happy customer, no doubt.
 
 Tim Selander
 Tokyo, Japan
 
 
 On 2/11/14 1:29 AM, Jan Schenkel wrote:
 > Hi all,
 >
 > With the right funding, I would consider making Quartam
 Reports open-source under a dual license.
 > This would obviate the need for a whole new project
 that has to go through all the same pains I did.
 > Admittedly, things have been quiet on the news front,
 but I have been preparing two major updates.
 > One brings a series of enhancements to the current
 version, and the other constitutes a complete rewrite.
 > The point of the rewrite is to bring the report runtime
 up-to-date with the latest LiveCode features.
 > And to tame the beast that is the report editor which
 has proven harder to maintain than planned.
 >
 > Best regards,
 >
 > Jan Schenkel.
 >
 > =====
 > Quartam Reports & PDF Library for LiveCode
 > www.quartam.com
 >
 > =====
 > "As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish
 at the same time."  (La Rochefoucauld)
 >
 > --------------------------------------------
 > On Mon, 2/10/14, Tim Selander <selander at tkf.att.ne.jp>
 wrote:
 >
 >   Subject: Re: Crowd Funding
 Enhancements
 >   To: "How to use LiveCode" <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
 >   Date: Monday, February 10, 2014, 7:14
 AM
 >
 >   I'm originally from Chicago... so in
 >   the tradition of that great city, I'm
 stuffing the virtual
 >   ballot box with votes for this one!!
 >
 >   Tim Selander
 >   Tokyo, Japan
 >
 >   On 2/11/14 12:02 AM, Mike Kerner
 wrote:
 >   > * A real report editor/designer
 >



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