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New Member
Posts: 8
Country: USA

Alphabetical Reports

Hi

 

I am trying to print out a report.  I would like it to be Alphabetical by the company's name.  Does anyone know how to change this?

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,651
Country: USA

Re: Alphabetical Reports

It depends on the report. Some can be done using a presort others (most) require changing the internally defined sort.
Roy Laudenslager
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New Member
Posts: 8
Country: USA

Re: Alphabetical Reports

Ok.  How do you change the internally defined sort?
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,651
Country: USA

Re: Alphabetical Reports

You would do that by editing the report template and going to Edit | Define Sections and change the sort field there,
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
New Member
Posts: 8
Country: USA

Re: Alphabetical Reports

I have seen the same advice for reportinf in chronological order but I absolutely cannot find anything in "Define Sections" that refers to sort.  Have I completely lost it?  Does everyone else get this?  Mr. Laudenslager, could you rephrase in a "for dummies" type way?
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,651
Country: USA

Re: Alphabetical Reports

What version of ACT! are you using?
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
New Member
Posts: 8
Country: USA

Re: Alphabetical Reports

I am using the 30 day trial of Act! 2010.  I have have a couple of weeks left to decide if I want to buy it and this report issue will probably be the determining factor.
Avid Listener
Posts: 28
Country: United States

Re: Alphabetical Reports

In Report Designer go to Edit | Define Sections.  Under the Page Header line, there should be a sub-section similar to 'Section 1'.  If you click on this, you will see 'Group Behavior' on the right, which is where you select the sorts.

 

 

New Member
Posts: 8
Country: USA

Re: Alphabetical Reports

And then there was light!!!!!      Thanks to all, I feel much more confident about purchasing the software.