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Posted on 2003-11-28
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When filemaker creates a report with grouped data one can either view these data in browse mode without the leading group titels or preview the report in preview mode. In this case the display is limited to the page size.
Is there a way to show the group headings and all the data in an speadsheet-like view, without being restricted to page size (which cannot be set to custom if the printer doesn't accept this)?
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Looking at this quickly I think you could perform a script that first changes your printer settings to whatever you like, let's say selecting a large printer, and A3 paper or some other large format. Then the script calls up preview mode, and you should be able to see your entire spreadsheet, depending on the layout you design.

If you also print hard copies of that database, just perform the print command through another script that resets the printer settings first.

Good luck,
Rogier.
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Yes, this is a great tip. Many tnx, Rogier. BTW, are you French? Your name sounds like.
The only drawback to this solution is that you must have a printer connected that supports a big enough paper size. If this is not the case - like it was for me - you can install acrobat installer and choose a custom paper size, which is bigger than A3.
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by:rogier
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Non, I'm not French, my name is Flemish. In French it would be withou the "i"...

Glad to hear the tip works for you. I realize you need a printer connected (or at least have the driver for an oversized printer installed), but as you say you could take any freeware pdf generator. Also - depending on the OS you're on - you could define a custom paper size. I tried it in OS X on the Mac and could just define any custom paper size for the printer named "any printer".

Good luck,
Rogier.
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ja, natuurlijk :-)
zo'n mooie vlaamse naam, ik had het kunnen weten!
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