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Posted on 2011-02-24
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Hi Guys,

I'm building a report which will contain 30 columns.  The default CR ruler (see enclosed file) will not be able to fit all my total number of columns.

Is there anyway you can adjust the default ruler to extend it further to the right? Or, is there any other way CR would be able to fit in 30 columns?

The average total number of characters of each column is 20 characters.

Thanks in advance.
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by:mlmcc
ID: 34975184
The only way to make the page wider is to use a larger size paper in the printer.

If you never need to print the report you could install a printer with very large paper sizes available or create a custom paper size that is wide enough.

SOunds like with  a font size of 10 you need 45-50 inch wide paper.

You can also reduce the font size to fit more characters per inch

DO you really need 30 columns?
Could you use 2 lines per detail section and stack the fields?

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by:mcse2007
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Good day mlmcc,

When I tried to stack the fields in the details section, export the file, saved it as CSV, view it in notepad,  it doesn't lined up as horizontal (e.g., column 1, column 2 etc, etc, etc) but rather it positioned itself as vertical, under column 1 (see enclosed file).

The aim is to line them up as columns.................

Printing is never part of the plan so it is not required.

Do I have any other options?

thanks in advance.
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by:mlmcc
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If you are just planning to export then you can make the page as wide as you want and put in 30 columns.  The columns don't have to be wide enough for the whole field.

When you export set the characters per inch to say 20 or 30

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by:mcse2007
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sorry for asking naive question, how do I make the page as wide as possible so 30 columns would fit in? During the export process, where I set the characters per inch to say 20 or 30?

My main problem is I cannot find all the 30 columns in CR...is there a way to get around with this?

thanks again
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The page width is controlled by the paper you select for the report.

Click FILE --> PAGE SETUP
Choose a wide paper or long and use landscape.

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by:mcse2007
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I hooked up CR to the largest network printer in our office which is a multi function machine.

This machine has A1 paper size....one of the largest...think second only to A0. A0 isn't available in this machine...if it did, I would have chosen it !

Then, configured the Page Setup like the below:

Paper size: A1 (594 X 841MM)
Orientation: Landscape
Margins (inches)
Left:       .161
Right:       .161
Top:       .161
Bottom: .161

Then, set the font size to 7......this has given me large space on the right hand side of CR, to put more columns.......enough for the requirements of this report.

Thanks chief !!!!!
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