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Page Break in Act Reports

Dear All,

 

I'am trying to force a page break in some Act reports.

Whatever combination I try, I never get any page breaks.

What do I do wrong?

 

Thx,

Kris

 


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Accepted by topic author Krish
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Page Break in Act Reports

You indicate that you're modified the report template and I assume that you mean more than trying to force page breaks. That make your specific problem impossible to diagnose without examining your modified template. However I just tested with the standard version of that report template and I had no problem getting a page break before each opportunity.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129

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Re: Page Break in Act Reports

Based on the specific information provided I ca't make any suggestions but I can assure you that the page break capability in the ACT! reports does work.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
Astute Commentator
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Country: Belgium

Re: Page Break in Act Reports

Roy, one example.

 

I modified the report "Opportunities by Record manager".

I would like a page break after each opportunity.

I forced a page break at any possible level (header, detail, footer,...).

There was no difference in the result, not one page break.

May be I did something wrong.

 

Can you telle me how and where I should define a page break?

 

Note: I tried this with serveral reports, with the same result.

 

thx,

Kris

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Accepted by topic author Krish
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,663
Country: USA

Re: Page Break in Act Reports

You indicate that you're modified the report template and I assume that you mean more than trying to force page breaks. That make your specific problem impossible to diagnose without examining your modified template. However I just tested with the standard version of that report template and I had no problem getting a page break before each opportunity.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Country: USA

Re: Page Break in Act Reports

[ Edited ]

SOLUTION TO THIS VERY COMMON PROBLEM

 

I have had that issue every time I write a new report, but because I do it only once in a while, I tend to forget the solution and struggle every time. I post it herein just to remind myself next time I Google this problem

 

So goto <Edit Report>

Then go into <Edit> in the menubar

Then select <Define Sections>

See a window appear with:

- on the left side: select the section to apply the pagebreak rule to

- on the right side: select the pagebreak rule (to the section selected on the left side)

 

For example, if one wants their <detail> section to span and print accross multiple pages (rather than the unfortunate default option which piles text on a single page, whether or not there is any space left to print anything on that page!!!) one has to select <detail> in the left pane and then check the box in front of "allow section to break across multiple pages".

 

Note: One has another couple interesting options there; e.g. what to do if one's field is blank (collapse or not). In <Edit> right below <Define Sections> one also has <Define Filters> where one can change their default filter option when running the report.

 

Hope this helps some folks.