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Help With Reports, I want two columns when I print?

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Country: Canada

Help With Reports, I want two columns when I print?

I would like to know if this is possible? and if it is, how can I do it? Because when I go and make a report myself, I put the contact field on one half and then put a line and put the contact field thing on the other half and it just repeats the same contact but I want it to be a different one, so that I can fit more contacts on each page when I print. Can anyone help?

thanks!

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Re: Help With Reports, I want two columns when I print?

Two column reports are possible, I've made several myself. However, they can't be done directly through the ACT! report editor but require direct editing of the template XML code.
Roy Laudenslager
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New Member
Posts: 5
Country: Canada

Re: Help With Reports, I want two columns when I print?

okay, well how can I do this?
New Member
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Re: Help With Reports, I want two columns when I print?

What I mean is like how do I edit that template code.
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Re: Help With Reports, I want two columns when I print?

The report template XML code can be viewed using either NotePad or WordPad. Actually modifying the code requires a knowledge of XML syntax and the code instructions recognized by the report generator.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
New Member
Posts: 5
Country: Canada

Re: Help With Reports, I want two columns when I print?

okay well is there any other way that this is possible that is easier for me? Please and thanks!!
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Re: Help With Reports, I want two columns when I print?

None that I know of.
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: Canada

Re: Help With Reports, I want two columns when I print?

oh okay. well do you know of any guides for this template code thing that you mentioned? thanks so much
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Re: Help With Reports, I want two columns when I print?

You can search the web for information on the XML programming language. The underlying report engine used by ACT! was purchased from a company called Component One.

 

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